Thursday, February 20, 2020

Top 5 Classes - Attendance - Week Ending 2/13

These are our Top Five Classes for attendance last week.
  • 1st Place - Mrs. Stills - Kindergarten - 99% Attendance (1 Absence)
  • 2nd Place - Mrs. Pickens - 1st Grade - 98% Attendance (2 Absences)
  • 3rd Place - Mrs. Maughan - 2nd Grade - 98% Attendance (2 Absences)
  • 4th Place - Mrs. Prall - 2nd Grade - 97% Attendance (3 Absences)
  • 4th Place (Tie) - Mrs. Hurd - 4th Grade - 97% Attendance (4 Absences)
*Teacher attendance also included in class averages.
*Number of absences are for the whole week.




Why do we recognize top classes for attendance?
Consistent attendance at school (95% or better) is closely tied to both reading and math skills.  Good attendance looks like fewer than about 9 days absent in a year, or about 4 or 5 per semester.  Perfect attendance isn't super important, but consistent attendance is.  Research shows that kids with poor attendance (less than 90% or more than 18 absences in a year) are much less likely to be proficient in reading and math.  Poor attendance in upper elementary school and middle school are also correlated with the likelihood of dropping out of high school before graduation.  

We make a big deal about consistent attendance because consistent attendance matters to learning and success. 

January 2020 Skyhawk Awards Lunch

4th Grade

We are proud of our Skyhawks.  These kids and some of their families and friends joined us for our Skyhawk Awards lunch in January.  They were selected for demonstrating character traits such as zest, perseverance, and gratitude, as well as for showing academic achievement or growth.  

Thanks to our fantastic Sacajawea families for raising great kids, and for letting us work with them each day.  It is a joy!

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

5th Grade





Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Book Fair is Feb 7 to Feb 13

Our Scholastic Book Fair opens this Friday 2/7!

We hope to see all of our Sacajawea families in the Sacajawea Media Center, Friday 2/7 - Thursday 2/13!

Hours are:
Friday 2/7 - 3:30-5:00pm
Monday-Wednesday 2/10-2/12 - 8:15-8:45am and 3:30-7:30pm
Thursday 2/13 - 8:15-8:45am and 3:30-5:00pm

Shop Online! All orders will ship home. Free shipping on book-only orders over $25. Visit scholastic.com/fair to find our school.

See you at the Book Fair!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Book Fair - Save the Date! (Volunteers Needed) (Feb 7th-Feb 13th)

Remember how much you loved the Scholastic Book Fair? Make new memories with your child at the book fair: Friday, February 7th - Thursday February 13th. 

Volunteers make a difference! Help our students find their next favorite book at our Scholastic Book Fair. Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e49a5a923a4f94-scholastic

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sacajawea’s Students Enjoy a Play!


On Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, Sacajawea’s second grade students attended the Children’s Theatre Production of “The Flower of Sunnymount Crest.” This is a Scandinavian folktale about a girl going on a quest to find happiness.  Along the way she meets witches, trolls, and fairies.  They end up helping her on her quest because she showed kindness to them.  The students enjoyed the performance.  One of the highlights for them was a Sacajawea second grade student had a role in the musical.  Thank you Caldwell Fine Arts and Sacajawea's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for arranging this opportunity for our students.







Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sacajawea Night at College of Idaho Basketball Game - Saturday 1/25 at 7PM

The College of Idaho 'Yotes mens basketball team has spent quite a bit of time at Sacajawea this year.  They have talked.  They have played.  They have challenged us to do extra things to serve the community around us. We have a special night to recognize all of the community service our kids have done this Saturday night, January 25th.  We are looking forward to cheering for the College of Idaho 'Yotes Basketball teams on Saturday night.  Many of our Skyhawks have been completing extra community service to earn tickets to the games on Saturday night, January 25th.




To get your tickets for the game, turn your volunteer time sheets in to your teacher Thursday or Friday.  They will give you the tickets you have earned and a purple "Legacy" wristband.

Volunteer Hours Needed for Student Ticket (See Chart at the Bottom of Post):
Kg and 1st Grade - 1 hour
2nd Grade - 2 hours
3rd Grade - 3 hours
4th Grade - 4 hours
5th Grade - 5 hours
Plus, students may earn up to two more tickets to take their parents, sibling, or another relative or friend.  For each extra ticket, just complete one extra hour, up to two hours for two extra tickets.

Where:
College of Idaho Gym (J.A. Albertson Activities Center) - (Park in the lot near S. Indiana Ave and E. Oak St in Caldwell)

When:
7:30pm Mens game time on Saturday Jan. 25th for Sacajawea.
Students will be recognized and brought down to the court at 7:20pm. Arrive to the gym by 7:00pm
Students and families can also come watch the Women’s Basketball Team starting at 5:30pm in the same location.

Schedule:
Students Arrive before 7:00pm and enter through the South West Door connecting gym to the parking lot.
College of Idaho Cheer Squad will be there to help get the students to their section in the top bleachers.
Around 7:10-7:15pm, the cheer squad will organize the kids to go downstairs and be on the court for the anthem and their recognition.
The students will go onto the court in lines around the purple on the border surrounding the court.
After recognition and the anthem, cheerleaders will help escort the students back to their seats/section.
Enjoy the game!!

Any family members who need to purchase additional tickets may go in the main entrance.
Prices for Paid Tickets:
Adults - $14
Child 6+- $8
Child 6 and under- Free

LINK to Service Tracking Sheet (Students already have these.  Turn them in to homeroom teachers)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Merry Christmas With Our Sacajawea Family


What a wonderful Christmas season it has been with our Sacajawea kids and families. Thanks to all of those who helped make it a special time.

Wishing each of you well, as you spend time with your families. 

Happy New Year.

Thanks to the Albertsons division office for putting on a schoolwide Christmas celebration.




And to the Albertsons team who put on an after school activity for our families too.



Thanks to CHS Chambers for serenading our Sacajawea students and staff.

We had a wonderful holiday concert with our 2nd and 3rd graders.  Thanks, Mrs. Evans and students.

And our annual schoolwide Christmas Sing-Along carried on a long Sacajawea tradition.

We look forward to seeing all of you back at school on January 6th.  Enjoy your families and your vacation.  We are glad that we get to share the joy of life with each of you.






Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sacajawea 2nd and 3rd Grade Christmas Concert - 2019

Thanks to the parents and families who came out for our 2nd and 3rd Christmas concert.
Thanks to Mrs. Evans and to each of the classes for investing the hours into preparing.
The arts are a great pathway to success in school and in life.  Caldwell is a great place to pursue the arts.  It starts in our elementary schools.
Happy holidays to each of your families. 







Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Grover!



In a few weeks, Sacajawea's second grade students will be reading "The Story of Helen Keller."  It is about how a child that became deaf and visually impaired learned to communicate.  Mrs. Grover, Caldwell School District's teacher of visually impaired students, came twice to the school and did presentations to all our second grade students.   She explained the different types of visual impairment, how the braille system works, how to read books in braille, how to write with a braille writer and other tools, and explained how to use a cane.  Mrs. Grover also answered the students' questions.  She left some equipment and things written in braille for a few weeks so that students could try them out. The presentations were interesting and the students thoroughly enjoyed them.