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    May 17, 2018

    Dear Sacajawea Community,
    A great big THANK YOU, to all who participated in staff appreciation week last week.  I think I can speak for all of our Sacajawea staff to say that we felt greatly appreciated!  We love the Sacajawea Community, and enjoy caring for every child and their family every day.
    In partnership,
    Rachel Friesen, Principal


    May Lunch Menu

    Advanced Learning Eligibility Window

    The window for families to request testing for their students to determine Advanced Learning and Highly Capable eligibility opens on May 15. As it did last year for the first time, the referral window opens on May 15 and extends through Sept. 24.  View the advanced learning information flyer for more details.



    Every year, Sacajawea PTA awards the Golden Acorns & Outstanding Educator Awards.  The awards are given to one OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR and 3 VOLUNTEERS who go above and beyond the call of duty.  It is a tradition spanning at least 20 years.

    This year, we have so many wonderful Educators and Volunteers. Please take a moment to nominate Sacajawea Volunteers and Educators who have made a difference in your year. Please use the attached link:

    Nominations are due by June 1st, 2017.  Awards will be presented at the Monday Assembly on June 18th.


    Spring Arts Festival – Saturday, June 2nd, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

    Volunteers Needed! Please save the date for the June Arts Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2-4:00 pm! Many hands make light work. Please consider a 30 minute volunteer slot at:

    Save the Date – June 5th from 6-7:30 – Summer Learning Social
    Come join us for pizza and fun.  Try out great games you and your kids can play this summer to keep up reading and math skills.  Explore screen time options that support summer learning. Hear about summer programming at Seattle Public Libraries from an SPL children’s librarian (who’ll also have library card applications and books kids can borrow even without a card!) And ask Reading Specialist Ms. Singh any questions you have about making this a great reading summer for your child!

    2018 Sacajawea All-Student Book Swap (June 7th, 2018)


    The Sacajawea Book Swap is a chance for families to indulge in a grand act of recycling by passing on your favorite books to the next readers. We are collecting books from now till June 1st, 2018!


        How it works:

    1. DONATE BOOKS: Go through your home library and select the books that your child is ready to part with.  **Books should be appropriate for Pre-K or K-5 students and gently used.  No coloring books or activity books.
    2. Have your child bring the books to school before June 1st, 2018 and give to his/her room teacher. **You can also drop them off directly at the collection box outside the main office at anytime.
    3. Volunteers will sort them by reading levels. (DONATE your time! see below for volunteer sign up)
    4. BOOK SWAP: On the day of the swap (during the school day) each student can take home at least two free books of his/her choice!

    Our goal is for ALL students to be able to bring home at least 2 free books to read over the summer.  Students are NOT required to donate any books in order to participate.


    Parent Volunteers are needed to make the Book Swap a success! 

    Can you donate a few hours to help us?  (Book sorting, event help, setting up, tearing down) Please email us if you are interested in volunteering:  Sara Khor

    PTA News

    Spring Arts Festival Bake Sale

    Our last big bake sale of the school year is coming up.  Let's make it a huge one.  June 2nd from 2-4PM we will be at the Art Festival at Sacajawea and need your help to provide our bake sale tables with all the fixins to make some major cash to help the programming at Sacajawea.

    Dust off your baking pans, or purchase items for resale.  It's all good.  Popular items include brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cakes, pie, and snicker doodles!  Can't be there the day of the event, no problem.  Just drop donations (Thanks Doreen!) off the Friday before the event and we'll include them.


    Not wanting to bake but still want to help?  Come and help run the table.  It typically takes a couple of people to manage the crowds and donations during the sale.  Shifts can be as little as 1/2 hour or the whole 2 hour block.  Email if you are interested in volunteering your time to sell during the festival.

     Thanks and happy baking!!!

    Parent Equity Team News and Upcoming Events

    1. Syttende Mai. May 17 from 10:00am–8:00pm at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. Seattle’s popular parade features marching bands, classic cars, music and dancing at Bergen place, a luncheon, kids events, free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum, and much more – all for Norway’s Constitution Day. Free.


    2. The Mask You Live In Film Screening and Q&A. May 17 from 7:00pm–9:00pm at Mt. View Presbyterian Church. Follow boys and young men as they negotiate America's narrow definition of masculinity. Free, recommended for adults.


    3. A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival. May 19 at the Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of China through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Free.


    4. Simple Gifts Community Concert. May 19 from 2:00pm-3:00pm at SAM. Join us for a celebration concert featuring a world premiere composed in collaboration with Seattle Symphony Composer in Residence Alexandra Gardner and LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle. Free.


    5. South Lake Union Saturday Night Market. May 19 from 4:00pm–10:00pm at Denny Park. We're lighting the street, filling it with international cuisine curbside with local DJ's in the park paired with local makers and artists for the ultimate weekend destination for locals to enjoy this summer. Free.


    6. Raising White Kids: An Anti-Racism Conversation for All of Us. May 24 from 7:00pm–9:00pm at Queen Anne United Methodist Church/The Well. Talking about the impact of race and racism on white children, this event is about developing strategies for raising healthy, antiracist white kids, and addressing conundrums around anti-racist white identity that impact adults of every racial/ethnic group. $15-$50.


    7. United Indians Art Markets. Through Jun 3 at the Daybreak Star Center. Peruse affordable jewelry, wood goods, drums, clothing, and more by Native artists. Free.

    Community News

    Northwest Boy Choir
    st – 4th graders in the fall – Auditions in June - or 206-524-3234

    North Seattle Titans Junior Football
    Practice begins 8/6 at Ingraham High School

    One on One Basketball training
    Basketball / Flag-Football / Soccer / Ultimate Frisbee / Dual-sport Camp at Meadowbrrok CC / Queen Anne CC / Ravenna CC / Laurelhurst CC / Magnuson CC or call the host community center to register over the phone. Questions -Contact coach Stu Michie:

    Nathan Hale Swing Dance
    Note the Date Correction
    Thursday, May 24 @7pm in the NHHS Commons

    • No entrance fee
    • Come early for dance lessons
    • Listen to great performances by Vocal Jazz and the Jazz Band
    • Delicious food including Banh mi sandwiches and baked goods, suggested donation

    Summer Camps

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