April 2019

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

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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

  • Wednesday, April 24th - National Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day
  • Friday, May 3rd - Popcorn Friday!
  • May 6th-10th - Sato Staff Appreciation Week
  • Friday, May 17th - Raccoon Run Fundraiser
  • Friday, May 31st - SECO Presents Cultural Night
  • Thursday, June 6th - Field Day!
  • Friday, June 7th - Popcorn Friday!
  • Friday, June 14th - Last Day for Students

Administrative Assistants' Day

Today, Wednesday, April 24th is National Administrative Assistants Day! At Sato, we our so lucky to have April & Marlene as are Front Office Heroes!!

The Power of YET!!!

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This month we have been focusing on the super power we all have and that is the power of yet!

We believe in the growth mindset and that if we persevere on anything we will succeed even if we can't do it... yet.

Ask your kids to finish these sentences:

  • I'm not good at this...
  • I can't do this...
  • I don't understand this...
  • It doesn't work...
  • This doesn't make sense...

(Hint - your child should fill in the dot dot dot with a loud and proud YET!)

Teacher & Staff Appreciation!!!!!!! May 6th-10th

At Sato, we love to celebrate all staff together the first week of May which is National Teacher Appreciation week. Cute little notes or drawing from students can make a teacher's or staff member's day! If you would like to support SECO's staff appreciation efforts please contact, Sarah at sarah@satocommunity.org.

STEAM Night Survey

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Thank you for Attending STEAM NIGHT!

STEAM Night was made possible by a Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) grant & SECO funds. As part of our grant reporting and to make improvements for future STEAM Nights, please give us your feedback by clicking this button.

Take the Annual Beaverton School District Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! The survey helps us as an entire District to evaluate our progress in educating your child(ren) and planning for the future. Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey. The survey data will be summarized so that each person who answers will remain anonymous.

Please take the survey considering only one child. You may take the survey again if you have children attending more than one school.

A link to the 2019 Annual Parent Survey was sent to all valid parent email addresses via SchoolMessenger on Monday, April 22, 2019. The deadline to participate is Sunday, May 12, 2019. You can view a copy of the survey in both English and Spanish on the Research & Reports webpage.

Superintendent's March Budget Message

If you were unable to attend the March School Board Business Meeting of the Budget Listening & Learning Session, please watch the video below of the budget message the Superintendent shared with the audience.

Beaverton School District Updates Seismic Assessment

In our ongoing efforts to increase the safety of our schools, the Beaverton School District recently conducted a seismic assessment of all Beaverton School District schools and facilities. The assessment was conducted as required by Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) using the most current standard, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 41-13, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings.

The report from our consultant was completed in March 2019 and presented to the School Board on April 15, 2019. The executive summary of the report is available to the public athttps://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/district/bond-measure-information. The report will be used to plan, prioritize, and budget for future seismic upgrades to meet our goals and the requirements set forth in ORS 455.400. Regarding school structures, ORS 455.400 states in part: “Subject to available funding, all seismic rehabilitations or other actions to reduce seismic risk must be completed before January 1, 2032.”

As our understanding of the seismic threat in our area has grown and the building codes have evolved, the Beaverton School District has made numerous seismic upgrades to our facilities across the years. The current Capital Construction Bond approved by the voters in 2014 included seismic upgrades in several buildings. The District has also received three Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program grants from Business Oregon, totaling $7.3 million. In 2018, a grant was received for Aloha High School and the seismic upgrade work at Aloha High School will be complete in 2020. The District recently learned that its applications for additional grant funding for seismic upgrades at both Beaver Acres and Cooper Mountain Elementary Schools have been awarded. The seismic upgrades at these two schools will occur in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The District has also built all new schools in the 2014 bond program to the highest rating of immediate occupancy.

Questions regarding this report and the safety of our school structures may be directed to community_involvement@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Volunteering at Sato!

We need volunteers all year long! If you haven't signed up yet but have thought about it! It's easy and there are many ways to support the school.

Please click HERE to find out all the different ways to get involved at Sato! We need you!!

Notify Us!

If you sign your child up for an after school program, please notify both your child(ren)'s teacher(s) and the front office. Thank you so much for your support in this!
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After School & Summer Activities

This button will take you to the District's Approved Flyers. Scroll down to Sato to view current After School Activity options and flyers.

Peep Peep!

A few of our baby chicks have been claimed by a loving home... Please let us know if your family is interested in adopting a couple more!! Contact Mrs. Kamalahasan @ aarti_kamalahasan@beaverton.k12.or.us if you’re interested!!

Live Stream of Chick Hatching Click HERE

Watch Kindergarten Chicks Hatch HERE!!