Sunday, April 22, 2018

More Pictures from 4th Grade's Celebration Park Visit!

Thank you Maria Huitron for providing more pictures from this fun adventure for Sacajawea's 4th Grades.  I know parents and staff will enjoy seeing them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Celebration Park Intrigues 4th Grade Students!

On March 22nd, 4th graders ventured to Celebration Park.  This park, rich in both history and geological significance, made for a great outdoor classroom.  The students examined petroglyphs, launched atlatls, scrambled on volcanic rocks, and hiked to a historic bridge.  Despite a bit of wind and rain, the students were captivated by their unique surroundings.  We appreciate our knowledgeable guides and willing volunteers for making this day a success! 
Parque Celebración  intriga a estudiantes de 4to grado! 
el 22 de marzo, los de 4to grado se aventuraron al parque de la Celebración. Este parque, rico tanto en historia como en significado geológico, nos sirvió como una gran clase al aire libre. Los estudiantes examinaron petroglifos, lanzaron atlatls, revueltos en rocas volcánicas, y caminaron hasta un puente histórico. A pesar de un poco de viento y lluvia, los estudiantes quedaron cautivados por lo que miraron al su alrededor. ¡Agradecemos a nuestros expertos guías y voluntarios dispuestos a hacer de este día un éxito!

Wagons Ho Visits Sacajawea’s 4th Graders!

On March 21st, 4th graders had the opportunity to take part in Wagons Ho.  Mr. and Mrs. C, our Wagon Masters, created an amazing back in time adventure for our students.  Students rotated through twelve stations.  They got to wash clothes in a bucket, prepare food, make authentic crafts, use a real branding iron, play pioneer games, and so much more!  We greatly appreciate the help of many 5th graders who supervised stations.  We also could not have done it without the help of several adult volunteers.  In the days and weeks after this fun event, many 4th graders were found still playing with their button spinners and donning their leather handiwork. 
¡Wagons Ho Visita a los estudiantes de 4to grado!
El 21 de marzo, los estudiantes de 4to grado tuvieron la oportunidad de participar en Wagons Ho. El Señor y la Sra. C, nuestros maestros, crearon una increíble aventura de tiempos pasados para nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes visitaron doce estaciones. Tuvieron que lavar la ropa en un balde, preparar comida, hacer artesanías auténticas, usar un verdadero hierro de marca, jugar juegos pioneros, y mucho más! Agradecemos enormemente la ayuda de muchos estudiantes de 5to grado que supervisaron las estaciones. Tampoco podríamos haberlo hecho sin la ayuda de varios adultos voluntarios. En los días y semanas después de este evento divertido, muchos de 4to grado fueron encontrados todavía jugando con su Spinners de botón  y ponerse su obra de cuero. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sacajawea's 3rd Quarter Awards

Each quarter, the teachers at Sacajawea pick students that stand out in academic growth or show great character to receive an award.  Students meeting or exceeding their Accelerated Reader goal were also recognized.  The assembly to present these awards was on Thursday, April 5th.  Congratulations to all of these hard working and great students.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Canyon Hill Community Garden - Growing Kids, Growing Food, Growing Community

Please join us in celebrating the partnership between Sacajawea Elementary, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene, University of Idaho 4-H Extension and United Way of Treasure Valley for the first work day of the new Canyon Hill Community Garden. The Canyon Hill Community Garden is meant to serve the direct families of Sacajawea and the Canyon Hill Community. The first work day will be April 7th, from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m at 903 N Michigan Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605. There will be opportunities for everyone to help put the garden together. There will be a BBQ for those in attendance. 

If you have any questions please contact Hortensia Hernandez at 208-455-3333 ext 1439

Rain or Shine we hope to see you there!

Canyon Hill Community Garden - Growing Kids, Growing Food, Growing Community

Por favor acompáñenos a celebrar la asociación entre Sacajawea Elementary, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazaren, Universidad de Idaho 4-H Extensión y United Way del Valle del Tesoro para el primer día de trabajo del nuevo Canyon Hill Community Garden. El Canyon Hill Community Garden  está destinado a servir a las familias de Sacajawea y la Comunidad de Canyon Hill. El primer dia de trabajo será el 7 de abril de 11 a.m.-2:00 pm en 903 N Michigan Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605. Habrá oportunidades para que todos puedan ayudar a poner el jardín juntos. Habra un BBQ para la communidad. 

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta por favor póngase en contacto con Hortensia Hernández al 208-455-3333 ext 1439

Lluvia o sol esperamos contar con tu presencia!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Clases de Inglés para Familias de Caldwell - English Classes for Caldwell Families

La Escuela Sacajawea estará ofreciendo "Clases de inglés" para nuestras familias del Distrito Escolar de Caldwell.

Clases serán cada martes y jueves, comenzando este martes, 3 de abril de 6:00 p.m a 8:00 p.m.

La clases comenzaran con "Talk Time" por 45 minutos. Talk Time permitirá a los participantes de practicar inglés en un ambiente cómodo.

Habrá un descanso de 15 minutos antes del comienzo de la clase formal.

Cuidado de nino estará disponible para padres.

Para más información contacte
Hortensia Hernandez
208-455-3333 ext 1439


Sacajawea Elementary will be hosting English Classes for our Caldwell School District families.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning this Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Classes will begin with "Talk Time" for 45 minutes. "Talk Time will allow participants to practice English in a comfortable setting.

There will be a 15 minute break before the start of the next class.

Childcare will be available to families.

For more information please contact
Hortensia Hernandez
208-455-3333 ext 1439

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Be Optimistic - Character Traits That Lead To Success

Optimist Flyer
We know that certain character traits make a difference in school and in life.  This next couple weeks we will focus on optimism. 

Optimism means that you expect the best.  It is a positive attitude.

Rather than expecting to fail at something, you determine to do your best and you expect it will work out great.
Impossible to Possible

You have a choice of saying:

  • I'll bet I'm really gonna hate this book.
  • I'll probably fail at this too.
  • Everything bad always happens to me.

Or …. You can live life with a more optimistic attitude.

  • I'll bet this is going to be a great day.
  • I have worked hard and I’m gonna do great on this.
  • They say we can’t do it, but I think we can figure it out.

People like to work with people who have a positive attitude.  Be optimistic! It will lead to great things.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Meet Sacajawea's AmeriCorps Aides!

In January, we had two AmeriCorps aides start working with the Kindergarten and First Grade students. Emily Cataline is the daughter of Mrs. Amy Cataline and her husband Mark.  She graduated from Caldwell High School in 2017 and is attending College of Western Idaho (CWI) at night for an Elementary Education major.  Her favorite part of working at the school is making connections with the students and seeing their growth.  Becca DiCrasto is our other AmeriCorps aide.  She is the daughter of Lynette and Robert DiCrasto.  Becca graduated from Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany and she will be attending CWI  as an education major next semester.  She enjoys watching the students grow academically.  Welcome to our school Emily and Becca!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sacajawea Elementary's Choir Visits the Capitol!

On March 7th, the Sacajawea Choir traveled to the Idaho State Capitol in Boise to perform for "Music in our Schools Week".  They sang five songs in the rotunda.
It was a wonderful opportunity for these budding musicians!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Connection Making - Character Trait Focus

Parents, we share this as one of our series on Character Traits for success.  Making connections is something that can happen at home as well.

We know that certain character traits help us be successful in learning and in life.  These next couple weeks we will be focusing on the character trait of "connection making."  Great learners are always making connections.  We think of examples.  We compare what we are learning now to other things we have learned or experienced.  Connection makers are constantly comparing and contrasting.  You might hear a connection maker say something like, "Oh, that is like that one time when ...."

Here’s the deal.  When we make connections between new ideas and other knowledge we already have, it helps the knowledge to stick in our memories.  Our brains need connections to make things stick and make sense.  A connection maker will automatically begin comparing stories with each other.  They will try to compare multiplication with addition and then will compare multiplication with division and division with fractions.  They will compare what they read today with what they heard their grandpa say about something.  There are so many fun ways to make connections.

Be a connection maker.  It makes learning more fun and makes you a better learner.