Sacajawea Elementary

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Sacajawea Community News 1/5/23

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

January 5th, 2023

A Note from the Principal

Hello Sacajawea families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe winter break. My family and I had a great time vacationing down in Mexico. We even managed to make it out of town before the great December freeze of 2022.  

This week all of our staff and teachers are empowering our students to succeed by reviewing the SHINE (Safe, Helpful, Inclusive, Neighborly and Engaged) expectations for different school settings.

SHINE posters are posted in different areas throughout the school as well as in individual classrooms. Staff members went over the ways to SHINE in different locations including in the hallway, lunchroom, bathrooms, and on the playground.

A big shout out to Chrissy Jackson, Anne Singh, Holly Sassi, and Charlene Shanahan for all their help with this.

In partnership,

Barry Fisk (he/him) 
Sacajawea Elementary

Top Items & Upcoming Events

  • Next PTA meeting- Wednesday January 11th 7pm on Zoom.  We will have 

A member of the Seattle Special Education PTSA will discuss Getting to Results: A Guide to Special Education in Seattle Public Schools to demystify the special education system for families.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. March on Jan 16th at noon at the Garfield Community Center Playground! Join other Sacajawea students, families, and Racial Equity Team members at this fun, family-friendly event and low-barrier introduction to social justice action. 
  • Volunteers and chaperones no longer need to show proof of vaccination to help at school. Many teachers are planning field trips and will be looking for chaperones. Please be sure to submit a volunteer application online or update a previous application. Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Charlene Shanahan
  • 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 Site Liaison for Spring – Girls on the Run inspires girls in Grades 3 -5 of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting.  Site Liaison will be the contact between Sacajawea and GOTR of Puget Sound (Do not have to be available for the afterschool coaching sessions)
  • PTA Voluneer Opportunities
    • Grants Writing Team Members
    • Events Co-Lead