October 2019

Wednesday, October 23rd

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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


  • Friday, Oct. 25th - Coffee & Conversation for Kinder and First Grade Parents (see below)
  • Friday, Oct. 25th - Family Game Night - Halloween Costumes encouraged!!
  • Thursday, Oct. 31st - Halloween, No Costumes at School Please


  • Friday, Nov. 1st - Grading Day, non-student contact day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5th - Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6th - Regular School Day, Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 7th - No School for Students, Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00-8:00.
  • Friday, Nov. 8th - No School
  • Monday, Nov. 11th - Veteran's Day, observed schools closed
  • Friday, Nov, 15th - SECO Movie Night
  • 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
  • Nov. 27th-29th - School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

When are the non-student contact days?

  • Friday, November 1st - Grading Day
  • 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 Parent Teacher Conferences?

  • November 6th and 7th no school for students both the 7th and the 8th of November
  • 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.

Please No Halloween Costumes at School

With Halloween just around the corner, we want to take a moment to remind you that Halloween costumes are not to be worn to school on Halloween day. We will celebrate Family Game Night on Friday, October 25th where costumes are welcomed and ENCOURAGED!

Thank you for your help in talking to your child(ren) about not wearing costumes at school!

Family Game Night

Please join us for Fall Family Game Night. Wear your costumes! (You, too, mom and dad.)
Bring a game to play and share!
Pizza, snacks and cider for purchase.
Costume swap - bring a costume, get a costume. Details below.
Bollywood dance instruction!

There will be an “intermission” halfway through the night with a guided Bollywood dance.

**School appropriate costumes are encouraged- this means NO scary face paint or blood, no masks, and no weapons.**

COSTUME SWAP:Turn in starts at 6:30: Please bring clean costumes on a hanger that you are ok parting with. Please make sure all accessories are in a plastic bag attached to the hanger. Students who bring in a costume to exchange will receive 1 ticket per costume. The exchange will open at 7:30. Students will be allowed to pick out 1 costume per ticket. We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, so please make sure they are kept in a safe place.

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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: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (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!

Email us your Attendance

If you know your child will be absent you can email us at:


Please also email your child(ren)'s classroom teacher.

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

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!!