November 2019

Wednesday, November 13th

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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

November - Theme of the month: Empathy

  • Friday, Nov. 15th - Popcorn Friday!!!
  • Friday, Nov. 15th - SECO Movie Night: The Grinch
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19th - SECO General Meeting 6:30pm
  • Friday, Nov. 22nd - Coffee & Conversation for 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents and Guardians 8:35-9:10 in the Library
  • Friday, Nov. 22nd - Rose City Readers assembly K-2nd graders
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26th - School Spirit Day: CRAZY HAIR DAY
  • Nov. 27th-29th - School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

December - Theme of the month: Compassion & Helpfulness

  • Monday, Dec. 2nd - No school for students: Staff Development Day
  • Friday, Dec. 6th - Popcorn Friday

When are the non-student contact days?

  • Monday, December 2nd - Staff Development Day
  • Monday, January 27th - Grading Day
  • Tuesday, February 18th - Staff Development Day
  • Friday, April 10th - Grading Day
  • Friday, April 24th - Staff Development Day

Please note the CHANGE in Date for Spring Conferences

When are Spring Parent Teacher Conferences?

  • April 1st and 2nd with no school for students both the 2nd and 3rd of April
After School Activities at Sato

Click here for a list of after school Activities on Sato's Webpage.

Spirit Day: Tuesday, Nov. 27th is Crazy Hair Day!!

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Meet Carlin Lee!

Chances are you have already spoken to Carlin on the phone or interacted with her in the office. We are pleased to welcome her into the registrar position here at Sato! We appreciate so much your patience and flexibility while the front office experienced this transition.


As soon as you know that your child will be absent, please email both your child(ren)'s teacher and

Remember any change in going home plans need to be communicated to the front office by 2:00pm.

Update from our Health Room!

Please see two important documents (attached just below) that will help you understand when children are too sick for school.
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Rose City Readers assembly for Kinder-2nd Grades 11/22

Rose City Readers, presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, magnifies the importance of children reading at their grade level and furthering their education. Studies show students who read by third grade are four times more likely to graduate on time, succeed in college and careers, and contribute to society. Because of this, Timber Joey and our players are dedicated to visiting schools in our community and motivating students to read. The assembly includes Timber Joey speaking about the importance of exercising our brain through reading, and allows for Timber Joey to read about two books.

Safe Routes to School

Please remember that there is not yet an active or staffed crosswalk across Kaiser and directly across the street is considered an active construction site where there is not safe parking. Please refrain from parking near the construction site and walking across Kaiser. Thank you!

Updates from SECO

  • Movie Night this Friday, November 15th!! Come and watch The Grinch!!
  • November 11th-17th SECO Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Piccolo Mondo 15% of every purchase donated to SECO and will benefit Sato! Flyer attached below.
  • New: HERE is a link to the online Lost & Found album!!

Understanding the difference between Bullying and Unkind behavior:

Reads for Bees!!

Sato students are invited to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries. This year the community is reading for honeybees. Our donor has pledged to purchase a hive of honeybees through a charity that is helping end world hunger for every 6,000 hours local kids read between November 25 and January 17, 2020.

The paper reading record is attached to this e-mail, you can keep track of your child's reading and turn it into your child's teacher, or our school librarian in January. Please make sure to put your child's name and teacher somewhere on the paper log.

Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information

When the weather outside gets inclement, school schedules could be affected. The District generally makes inclement weather decisions by 5:15 a.m., posting them by 5:30 a.m. on the District website and on social media. All Portland Metro area media outlets are also notified and announce the information on TV newscasts and online. Parents and guardians that have opted in for SchoolMessenger will receive timely notifications. The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely; the ability of parents and students to drive safely; and the ability of students to walk safely. The decision that is made will be for the entire District. (As always, parents may choose to make different decisions based on their particular location.) For the latest inclement weather information:

State Report Card

School and district report cards for the 2018-19 school year are available at: (Select Beaverton in the District Selection drop-down menu). At Sato, we welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the District. We are making progress.

State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.

If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact the front office. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!

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!!