February 2021

Friday February 19th, 2021

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Sato Elementary School

Our mission is to provide active, relevant, educational experiences that foster globally minded innovative citizens in and out of the classroom. Our students will think creatively and take risks as they apply knowledge and skills to future endeavors.

Important Dates:


Wed. 2/24 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students and No Book Bus

Wed. 2/24 - Walk or Roll in your Neighborhood (see below for details)

Thurs.2/25 - Incoming Kindergarten FAQ Zoom Session 5:00-6:00 (see details below)


3/1-3/5 - Read Across America Week

3/5 - Raccoon Read In 7:00pm

Wed. 3/3 - Bring your pet to the Book Bus!!

3/22-3/26 - Spring Break

Amazing Community Support!

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Families Thank BSD Staff
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Wet Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.

After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.


Sato Loves to Read

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Read-a-thon Fundraiser extended to March 5th!!

SECO's Read-a-thon Fundraiser

Due to recent weather events and to give our Raccoon Readers more time to read and more opportunities to raise money, we have extended the end date to March 5th.

The Read-a-thon will culminate in a Live Streamed Read In!! Because our last Read In was so popular we have shifted to using a YouTube Live Stream with no limits on participation!

More details to come!!

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Cedar Mill & Bethany Library Feb Newsletter

Cedar Mill & Bethany Library's February Wiser Kids K-5 Newsletter. You can subscribe here.

February's issue features:

2020-21 State Testing Update

Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form 30 days before the start of statewide testing.

This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. In response, ODE plans to ask the United States Department of Education for a temporary pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.

  • If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s school.

  • If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on March 4, 2021.

ODE will update the district regularly with news about the waiver.

Calling all 2021-22 Kindergartners!!! It's time to Register!!

Do you have a Sato sibling ready to start Kindergarten? Do you have neighbors or family friends with pre-school aged children ready to start Kinder next year!! Please tell them all about this virtual event!! At this event, families can learn more about Sato and learn how to register for Kindergarten Fall 2021.

To Register for Kindergarten Visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollments

For more information email: sato-communications@beaverton.k12.or.us

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How can we help?

Does your family need help with additional food? See the flyer down below for community food resources.

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.


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