Friday January 15th, 2021
Sato Elementary School
January: Happy New Year!
Mon. 1/18 - MLK Day, observed - no school
Wed. 1/20 - Traditional Synchronous Instructional Day for students
Wed. 1/27 - Virtual Assembly
Fri. 1/29 - Raccoon Register Goes out to Families
Fri. 1/29 - Raccoon Read In!! Details below!!
Fri. 2/5 - Grading Day, no school for students
Wed. 2/10 - Virtual Assembly
Fri. 2/12 - Raccoon Register Goes out to Families
Mon. 2/15 - Presidents' Day - Observed, no school
Wed. 2/17 - Traditional Synchronous Instructional Day for students
Wed. 2/24 - Staff Development Day - no school for students
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday--Monday, January 18
The third Monday in January is observed each year as “a day on, not a day off”. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. While many of the volunteer activities for this year have been postponed due to COVID-19 health precautions, there are still many ways to involve yourself and others in honoring the holiday and Dr. King’s legacy.
While some activities have been put on hold, there are still ways that you can engage in the local, regional, and national community celebrations honoring Dr. King. Hands On Greater Portland offers activities occurring throughout the week of January 18, and the World Arts Foundation will be holding their 36th tribute to Dr. King virtually, with the theme “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Americorps offers a webinar series, “MLK Day of Service in the Time of COVID-19”.
Sato Loves to Read
Introducing Sato's First Virtual Raccoon Read In Hosted by: Student Council A School Wide Event
When: Friday, January 29
What time: Log in at 7:00pm (link to come)
What is happening?
Student Council and a few guest teachers will be reading books to our community. We will have a few different "rooms" to choose from.
(there will be instructions about how to help us get you to different rooms.
- To help make this event extra special we are going to have goodie bags available for pick up the week of January 25th.
- Goodie bags will contain a bag of popcorn to pop and a hot cocoa to mix up at home so you can snuggle in and listen!
- Bags will be available on a cart outside the front office for convenient pick up from Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
*If you have any sugar or dairy restrictions, we will have options available in the front office
Cedar Mill & Bethany Library News
January's issue features:
- Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- STEM for School Age Kids: Books with activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for kids.
- Picture Book Biographies About Ground Breaking Females: New picture book biographies about women and girls who have done extraordinary things.
- Picture Books for Lunar New Year: Celebrate Lunar New Year!
- Multi-Age Family Read Alouds: Great read alouds for families with kids 8 and up.
- Parenting Power: New titles in the Parenting Collection.
- How to Search by IRLA Reading Level: This video shows you how to search the WCCLS catalog for IRLA books.
- Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
- Cedar Mill Library OBOB Page: Find OBOB practice questions and OBOB Trivia Grades 3-5 on Kahoot!
Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.
TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring
Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer
Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer
Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall
Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall
In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification
Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria
No change in admission criteria, only tests used
Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests
ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)
Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available
Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates
Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021
Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, email@example.com or 503-356-4548.
Nurse News: Immunizations and Flu
A reminder from your School Nurse to please ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Any child not up to date on immunizations will be excluded from on-campus activities and/or learning on exclusion day (February 17th, 2020) until immunizations are complete. Please contact your health care provider and start any immunization "catch up” your child may need now. Vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or find another location at https://vaccinefinder.org/
Be a Flu Fighter this year! Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.
Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Please feel free to contact your school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Your school nurse can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
Signal To Noise
Exciting news! BSD will be holding the annual Signal to Noise Film Festival in May of 2021 (virtually, of course 😃). Updated guidelines are available on the website and important dates are as follows:
Entries due - Monday, March 29, 2021, Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021. Please share out this information with students and parents and for the latest updates have them follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@s2nfestival).
How can we help?
Also, please don't hesitate to contact Laurie White our school counselor with needs that will help your your family. All requests for assistance are confidential and we will do our best to help your family.