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    Our Vision: Educational justice for all.
     

    Sacajawea Community News

    Apr. 22nd, 2021
     

    Top Items This Week & Upcoming School Events

    • Volunteer Appreciation Week: Thank You to our Amazing Sacajawea Volunteers! We are so thankful for the parents, grandparents and community members who make our school a better place. 
    • Pack for Kids Donations: Please bring your Packs for Kids donations to school or other donations drop off sites by Wednesday morning. See our list of needs and to Sign up to donate now.
    • Distribution Days for Remote Students: Thursday 4/22 and Friday 4/23 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
    • Order your 2020-2021 Sacajawea Yearbook: Copies are limited, order now to reserve one for your student.  
    • Upcoming community events - check out the collection of community events compiled by our Parent Racial Equity Team 
    * * * Access the most up-to-date calendars from the school site and the PTA site. * * * 
     
    A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

    Dear Sacajawea Community,
     
    I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and have been able to enjoy some of the beautiful Spring sunshine we’ve had over the last few days.  Larry and I have been working on getting our deck ready to enjoy being outside again, and I’m looking forward to more time out in the sun!
     
    This week, reflecting on the recent verdict in the trial over the murder of George Floyd, and multiple similar events over the last few years, there is a consistent urgency to continue our work on equity and racism.  A few things come to mind about this:
     
    First, the work of a school is to help children to develop the skills they need for now and in the future.  One piece of this is teaching them to be critical thinkers and consumers of media, the arts and literature. Another is building understanding of multiple perspectives in the present and in history, and how history connects to the present, and a third is giving them the skills to be advocates, upstanders and builders who work with others to create and shape the society in which they live.
     
    Also, though we have many concerns, and things over which we have influence, we are limited in what we have control over.  To be an effective learning organization, we must spend our time and energy strategically on the things over which we have control. What we teach, how we teach it, what we model, and our relationships are our tools to make a positive difference.
     
    The educators in our Sacajawea Community must first educate ourselves, examine our own places in the racialized society in which we live, and commit to following what we learn with action.
     
    Family and community members have the same task.  They are each child’s first teachers, and what they model and teach will have the greatest influence.
     
    When students, educators, families and community members support each other in striving to meet the values we share, we can be a community that lives and breathes together, welcoming all into the work of learning.
     
    As always, I sign my letter “In Partnership” because that is how we do this,
     
    Rachel

     

    Volunteering makes a BIG Difference

     

    Thank You to our Amazing Sacajawea Volunteers!

       
    Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 19-23
    We are so thankful for the parents, grandparents and community members who make our school a better place. 
    The past year has been an adjustment with remote learning and now a return to in-person learning for educators and some students.  The one constant has been the dedication of our wonderful volunteers!  Our PTA Board , PTA Committee Leads, Equity Team, Packs for Kids Team, Yearbook Team, Room Parents, Grounds Team, T-Shirt Teams and more have worked creatively and diligently to support Sacajawea.

    Thank you for your commitment to building a strong community for our kids.  Your efforts make a BIG difference.  We value and appreciate you.

    We all look forward to seeing our volunteers in the hallways, classrooms, and on fieldtrips once again.  Until then, we will give you socially distanced waves and huge smiles under our masks!

    With Gratitude,

    Ms. Charlene
    Volunteer Coordinator
    cyshanahan@seattleschools.org

    Check out the school PTA website for volunteer opportunities 
     

    School Updates

    Distribution Days for Remote Students 

    Today (Thursday 4/22)  and tomorrow (Friday 4/23) are distribution days for our remote learners.  Materials will be out on the back porch until Friday at 3:00.  If you need to arrange for delivery or an alternate pick-up time, please let us know.  We’d be glad to drop items off to you. As always, please maintain six feet of distance, mask up, and only one family group on the porch at a time.  Thank you!
     

    Order your 2020-2021 Yearbook! Copies are limited!

    Get your copy of this one-of-a-kind collection of photos, stories, and memories from this not-so-normal year of remote learning. Place your order now. Order deadline is 06/01/2021.

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    Parent Racial Equity Team, Updates & Upcoming Events:

     

    1. Celebrate Día! Various events from Apr 24–May 1. Free, registration required.   https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=program:(605d0daa90c24e2400f9d091)

    2. Black Earth Day: Panel On Black Urban Farming. Apr 22 at 7:30pm. $5.   https://townhallseattle.org/event/black-earth-day-livestream/

    3. Family Spring Celebration Festival with Asian Art Museum. Apr 24 from 1:00pm–2:00pm. Free.   https://seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=73266

    4. Unyielding Roots: What's Your Hair Story? Apr 24 at 1:00pm. Free.   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof--tqTgvEtMCWQTdeQp7rY0pRQvbqs6m

    5. Jacob Lawrence The American Struggle. Through Apr 24 at SAM. $20 adult; $13 Age 15-18; 14 and younger free.   http://lawrence.site.seattleartmuseum.org/

    6. StoryWalk® in the Parks. Through Apr 24 at Magnuson Park, Northacres Park, Genesee Park, and Herring's House Park. Free.   https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/arts-and-culture/community-programs/storywalk%C2%AE-in-the-parks

    7. Senator Mazie K. Hirono with Viet Thanh Nguyen: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story. Apr 24 at 6:00pm. $5.   https://townhallseattle.org/event/senator-mazie-k-hirono-with-viet-thanh-nguyen-livestream/

    8. Seattle Black Film Festival. Through Apr 26. $15 for individual VOD collections.   https://www.langstonseattle.org/home/sbff/

    9. Combating Racial Animus Against the AAPI Community. Apr 27 at 6:00pm. $5.   https://townhallseattle.org/event/combating-racial-animus-against-the-aapi-community-livestream/

    10. NAAM Presents It Takes a Village: Critical Thinking & The Cultivation of Your True Self With Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Ralina Joseph. Apr 29 at 5:00pm. Free.   https://townhallseattle.org/event/it-takes-a-village-critical-thinking-the-cultivation-of-your-true-self/

    Next Equity Team meeting:
    Wednesday May 5 @ 7 pm

    Contact equity@sacpta.org for more info and meeting links.

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