Sacajawea Elementary

Community Newsletter


Our Mission: Teach every student with kindness, equity, and empathy.
Our Vision: Educational justice for all.

Sacajawea Community News

January 26th, 2022

Top Items & Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten Tours – Do you know any incoming Kindergarten families?  Please let them know when our upcoming tours are (1/31 and 2/6) We’re also looking for a few 4th/5th Grade students to attend the virtual Teams Kindergarten Tour as Sac. ambassadors and to answer any questions from a student perspective.  Please email Ms. Charlene if you are available!
    • Virtual Tuesday, January 31st 6:30-7:30pm.
    • In-person campus and Q&A  Monday, February 6th at 8:30-9:30 a.m.. RSVP to Charlene Shanahan.
  • Jane Addams Middle School Open House JAMS will be hosting a prospective student event on Feb 15th from 6:30pm-8pm.  Future families and students are invited to come and learn more about the JAMS community!  We will gather in the auditorium for a brief introduction about the school from Principal Montgomery and then families and students will have the opportunity to learn more about our school.
  • Miss out on ordering a BLM shirt this OR last year? There are still shirts available in both versions; hurry – shirts and sizes available are limited! Email with your shirt size(s) request.
  • Sacajawea is excited to bring back Girls on the Run from March 13-May 22! Students (3rd-5th grade, female) practice twice a week (Monday 2:30-4:00pm and Wednesday 1:15-2:45pm). Cost is $250 with partial and full scholarships available. Register Here Registration is open via lottery until January 23rd, then is available first come first serve until full. Expect lots of games, talking, laughing and processing in addition to running at each practice. Please contact site lead Karen Murphy with questions.
  • School Volunteer Opportunities (visit Sac PTA site for detailed descriptions).
    • Lunch and Recess Support  on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
    • Sacajawea Eagles Coaches (ultimate frisbee) – Spring sport needs coaches to further the tradition of Sportpersonship and the Spirit of the Game!
    • Girls on the Run Looking for Sacajawea Coaches.  Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other! The team meets twice per week for 10 weeks to help girls feel good about themselves…inside and out!!   Season Dates: March 13- May 22, 2023 and the Sacajawea team meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  Please contact Charlene Shanahan if interested.
  • PTA Voluneer Opportunities
    • Grants Writing Team Members
    • Events Co-Lead

A Note from the Principal

Hello Sacajawea Families,

We are excited to welcome two new staff members. Chelsey Sheppard is joining our Access team as an Instructional Assistant and Lisa Mueller will be here on Mondays and Thursdays to assist in providing Speech Language Pathology services.

We are also looking forward to bringing back our tradition of holding weekly staff and student assemblies. Our first assembly will be held Wednesday  February 1st. This will be an opportunity for us to nurture our school spirit with activities like singing and signing the school song, recognizing student achievements, and celebrating various monthly events. February 1st is also our next Spirit Day and the theme this time is Sports Day.

I would also like to share a couple of friendly reminders regarding school drop off and dismissal. Please do not drop off students on the upper playground before our morning supervision start time of 7:40. Please also note that car drop off and pick up should always take place by driving southbound on 20th NE to the front of the school.  After drop- off or pick up we ask that you continue southward and refrain from turning around on 20th as this creates a safety hazard for students, staff, and families.   

In partnership,

Barry Fisk