November 2020

Friday Nov. 20th, 2020

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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:


11/16-11/29 -Virtual Book Fair (Details below)

11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break, no school


12/11 - Next Raccoon Register goes out to families

12/21/20-1/1/2021 - Winter Break

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Sato Loves to Read

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Following Thanksgiving break, our Library Book Bus will run on Wednesdays in order to preserve instructional time and increase student access to reading materials. The Wednesday curbside library will move to Tuesday. It's a library flip-flop!

Next week (November 24th) we will continue our regularly scheduled Tuesday route. There will be no curbside library on November 25 or 27 (no-school days). Starting December 1st, our Book Bus will run on Wednesdays during asynchronous learning. All stops and times will remain the same; only the day of the week will change. Remember, the updated library schedule begins December 1!

Tuesday 2:30-4:00


Wednesday 1:34-2:04 PM

NW Orchid St @ Ulrich Gerber Park

Wednesday 2:08-2:38 PM

NW 159th Ave @ NW Heckman Lane

Wednesday 2:43-3:13 PM

NW Mustang Ter & NW Rondos Dr

Wednesday 3:16-3:46 PM

NW Argyle Way & NW 167th Place

Friday 11:00-12:00


Please bring your student ID number, a backpack or bookbag to carry your books, and be prepared for the weather when coming to the book bus. Distancing is always required.

Happy reading! 🍟

Virtual Book Fair Now through 11/29

We are excited to host a Virtual Book Fair this year. Above is the promotional flyer and here is everything else you need to know:

  • This video walks you through the ordering process
  • Books will ship to the school and will be distributed during regularly scheduled check-out events.

Happy Reading Sato!!

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Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries want to support you and your students. They are happy to share the November Wiser Kids K-5 Newsletter, full of resources. You can subscribe here.

November's issue features:

Speaking of OBOB

There is less than one month left to register for Oregon Battle of the Books!

OBOB is a fun reading incentive program open to third, fourth, and fifth graders that encourages students to read a range of genres and authors in the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie. This year, we hope to maintain this strong Sato tradition in a nontraditional way that will add familiarity and socialization to our pandemic school reality.

Third grade teams are formed with teacher support. Fourth and fifth graders form their own teams. If your student needs help finding a team, please email Once your students have formed their team, they must complete this registration form with adult help. The form will close December 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Battles will be held over Zoom on Wednesdays beginning January 7.

Nurse News: November 2020 Eat, Sleep, Move!

Healthy habits and routines are important to manage and improve both mental and physical wellness, even when students are participating in distance learning. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercise are linked with improvements in behavior, attention, mood, safety, school performance and attendance, and boosting immune systems. Here are a few tips.


  • Try to make half the plate fruits and vegetables
  • Limit sugary drinks. Did you know that in 12 ounces of soda, there are about 40 grams of sugar? That is 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one can!
  • Focus on eating more fresh foods and less packaged foods.
  • Occasional sweets are fine, but try not to make dessert a reward
  • Let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough
  • Nutrition Resources:
  • Free food resources are found on the Community Resources webpage.


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to promote optimal health:

  • Children 3-5 years old should sleep 10-13 hours per 24 hours
  • Children 6-12 years old should sleep 9-12 hours
  • Teenagers 13-18 years old should sleep 8-10 hours
  • Set bed and wake-up times at the same time every day
  • Have a bedtime routine
  • Remove electronics from the bedroom, keep it quiet, and at a comfortable temperature
  • Avoid large meals and caffeine before bed time
  • Sleep Resources:


School Based Health Center at Merlo Station High School

The School Based Health Center (SBHC) located at Merlo Station High School is open to all students of all ages within the Beaverton School District. The clinic is open on Wednesdays for in person visits and we can accommodate virtual visits every day of the week. The SBHC is a safe place for students to get caught up on vaccinations, receive treatment for minor illnesses, speak confidentially to a medical provider, get a sports physical and more. Trouble sleeping?, Anxious? Feeling a little down? The SBHC can also connect students with someone who can help. The SBHC has a licensed medical provider and medical assistant and can submit in house referrals for behavioral health services. Most private insurance plans are accepted, as well as Oregon Health Plan (OHP). No insurance? No problem. You may be eligible for a sliding fee discount based on income. Ask the receptionist about a discount when you check in for your appointment. Call 503.941.3210 to make an appointment. Walks ins are also welcome.

Referral Form

Flyer - English

How Parents Support Social and Emotional Learning at Home

Social and emotional learning in the home means that you can use moments that happen organically to grow your child's SEL skills while managing your own. Join us for this interactive presentation led by the Together for Students Chicago Initiative, including our partners at Thrive Chicago with CPS Competency Based Education, and Communities in Schools Chicago, to learn about strategies for intentional SEL application at home. The session will also cover what advocating for SEL at your child’s school looks like, and how modeling best practices can lead to an improved quality of life for your children and family.

Tuesday, November 24, 5:00 - 6:00 pm CST


Sunset Credit Union

Sunset Credit Union has a fun online course for SATO students! It’s a linked HERE .

It's called Banzai and it’s a great learning tool for kids to learn and earn!! Once the child completes the short course, we are able to deposit $25.00 dollars into their account.

It’s not a requirement for them to become a member first of Sunset CU before completing the course, however, for the child to receive the $25.00 dollars, they would need to be a member. Which they are able to do through our website as well.

Ways to Help Support Sato!!

Intel employees' volunteering program:

Intel employees can enter up to 5h/day of volunteer work spent on education of the employee's child/children as well as other children they may be instructing in the period of January 1 to December 31, 2020.

These hours should be entered into Benevit ( for the school that the child attends. More details can be found on internal website (see info pages in Resources/Guidelines/What Counts as Volunteering).

Amazon's Smile program:

In order to have a donation made, it is necessary to place the purchase order through

Notice that you have to first set up the Charity Organization and select "Sato Elementary Community Organization".
Then, Amazon will make donations to SECO for all the orders made through that website.

You can Bookmark AmazonSmile to make it easier to remember it make purchases this way.

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How can we help?

Does your family need holiday help or help with additional food?

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.