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Virtual Kindergarten Tour Information

Sacajawea Elementary Welcomes Future Kindergarten Families

Our virtual tours were held on 1/31 and 2/7. Below is school information that was shared. Please reach out if we can answer any questions!

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front of school Welcome and the school logo

Land Acknowledgement​

We at Sacajawea acknowledge that we live, study, and work on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe


Our Mission: ​

Teach every student with ​kindness, equity, and empathy

Our Vision:  ​

Educational Justice for All


Our Community

  • Monday Morning Assemblies
    • Shingin Star, I Admire
  • Reading Buddies
  • Continental Focus
  • Friday Music
  • Nests – Multigrade Learning Groups
  • Global Reading Challenge
  • Newsletter/Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Staff and Parents Equity Teams
  • Strong and Active PTA

Special Events

  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Jump Start
  • Artist in Residence
  • Heritage Potluck
  • Race & Equity Events
  • Instrumental Music Concerts
  • Math & Science Fair
  • Literacy Night
  • Summer Learning Social
  • Arts Festival
  • Drama/School Play
  • Book Fair
  • Global Reading Challenge
  • Move-a-Thon
  • Family Nights
  • Field Day

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • Instrumental Music
  • After School Enrichment Classes
    • Sports
    • Language
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Science
    • Cooking
    • Dance
  • Drama/School Play
  • Girls on the Run
  • Sacajawea Eagles Ultimate

Our School

  • New upper playground asphalt and painting
  • K classrooms release to lower playground with climber, play areas, garden and stage
  • Library, Art Room, Gym, Stage, Cafeteria
  • Rebuild 2024 and beyond

Academics

ELA & Math

  • English Language Arts
    • Center for the Collaborative Classroom
    • Whole class, small group & indiviual
    • Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing
    • Social Emotional Learning connection
  • Mathematics
    • Ready Math Curriculum
    • Math for Love supplement
    • Collaboration, games, problem solving

Science & Social Studies

  • Science
    • Amplify Curriculum
    • Phenomenon based learning
    • Students explore hands-on, collaborate, read, watch, draw, make conjectures & solve problems to learn scientific concepts
  • Social Studies
    • Since Time Immemorial Curriculum
    • Washington State Standards
    • Equity & Racism
    • History

Library

  • Students learn library & technology skills
  • Develop a love for reading
  • Currently revitalizing our library with new books, updating decor and accessibility
  • Using an equity lens to focus on acquiring books that represent all of our students, authors of color and diverse topics

Art & Health and Fitness

  • Visual Arts
    • Students learn arts concepts, skills, and appreciation through hands-on and visual art lessons
  • Health and Fitness
    • Students learn about the 5 components of fitness
    • Collaboration and teamwork
    • Health habits
    • Fitness activites and games

Social Emotional Learning

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports – SHINE

In the Hall

Safe

  • Use walking feet
  • Walk one step at a time on the stairs
  • Hands only on stair railing

Helpful

  • Stay to the right
  • Keep body & objects to yourself

Inclusive

  • Voice level 1 – be aware that others are learning

Neighborly

  • Greet others with a smile
  • Open and close lockers quietly
  • Unpack/Pack up and go

Engaged

  • Follow adult directions
  • Go directly to your destination

RULER

  • Recognizing emotions in self and others
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions
  • Labeling emotions accurately
  • Expressing emotions appropriately
  • Regulating emotions effectively

Who Rules? You Rule:

  • Your emotions
  • Your choices
  • Your solutions

Student Supports

  • Reading Specialist
  • UW Riverways & VOlunteer Tutors
  • Multilingual Department
    • Bilingual Instructional Assistant
    • Support for English Langauge learners
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Services
    • Resource
    • Access
    • Distinct
    • Focus
    • Developmental Preschool
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Physical Therapy

A typical Kindergarten Day:

  • 7:55 First Bell
  • 8:00 Check in and Morning Circle Mood Meter ELA Block
  • 9:00 Library on Thursday
  • 9:45 Handwashing and Snack Transition
  • 9:55 Recess
  • 10:10 Math
  • 11:00 Lunch/Recess
  • 11:35 Science/Social Studies
  • 12:15 Art/Health and Fitness
  • 12:55 SEL (Social Emotional Learning)
  • 1:25 Recess
  • 1:40 Free Choice
  • 2:15 Pack up
  • 2:25 Dismissal

Room 1: Ms. Jackson

Room 5: Ms. Park

Room 4: Ms. Lauren & Instructional Assistants (IAs)

Sacajawea PTA – We are Sacajawea Proud!

  • Our Mission is to equitably enrich the educational experience for all Sacajawea students while support and building our community.
  • Together, our membership of over 100 parents and teachers volunteers to support student enrichment programs, advocate for our students, provide in-class support, and raise funds for programs.
  • Our favorite events each year include:
    • Move-a-thon
    • Book fair
    • Math & science fair
    • School dance
    • Arts fest
    • Heritage Potluck
    • Drama
    • Ice cream social

Working together to strengthen our community. Learn more at SacPTA.org

The Sacajawea Racial Equity Team

Supports the work of our parents, teachers, staff, and students to make Sacajawea an anti-racist, inclusive community where everyone is respected and welcomed.

Our Efforts:

  • School-wide Events
  • Community Support
  • Arts and Culture Committee
  • Classroom and Library Materials
  • PTA Board Work
  • Faculty Racial Equity Team Support

We need your help as part of the team! Contact us at equity@sacpta.org

El equipo de equidad racial de Sacajawea

Apoya el trabajo de nuestres m/padres, maestres, personal y estudiantes para hacer de Sacajawea una comunidad inclusivea y antirracista donde todes sean respetades y bienvenides.

Nuestros esfuerzos

  • Eventos escolares
  • Apoyo de la comunidad
  • El comite de arte y cultura
  • Materiales para el aula y la biblioteca
  • Trabajo de la PTA
  • Apoyo del equipo de equidad racial del profesorado

Necesitamos su ayuda como parte del equipo Contactenos en equity@sacpta.org

Supporting our Families and Community

Pack for Kids

  • Weekend snacks donated by University Food Bank
    • Supporting over twenty families with weekend snacks
    • Nearly 40 individual children supported each week
  • Coat Drive
  • Rent/Bill/Grocery Assistance
  • Diaper Assistance
  • Holiday Giving
  • Donations and Community Partners
    • Hunger Intervention
    • Right Now Needs Funding
    • Neighborhood churches
    • Windermere Foundation
    • Friday volunteers
    • Sacajawea Families (Sign Up Genius)

Volunteering at Sacajawea

Sacajawea thrives because of our wonderful volunteers and family participation

Benefits to getting involved:

  • Meet other families and staff
  • Make strong school community connections
  • Positive impact on students
  • Better attendance and grades
  • You feel good!

There are many ways to volunteer:

  • School support: classroom, lunchroom, library, tutors, packs for kids, event help, field trips
  • At home: website, newsletter, directory, room parents
  • Join Sacajawea PTA, Equity Team, various school or PTAactivity committees

Upcoming Kindergarten Dates

Key enrollment dates​

  • Enrollment for new students (including kindergarten students) for 2022-23 school year began: January 3​
  • Open Enrollment for School Choice: February 1 – 28​
  • Non-Seattle Resident Enrollment: June 1 – August 31, 2022​

Jumpstart – Kindergarten Transition Program

  • August 15-19, 2022 from 9am – 12noon​

PreK and K students start school Monday, September 12, 2022