Sunday, December 23, 2012

Our Holiday Sing-Along

Teachers get their sillies out in the "Ugly Sweater Dance."
Sacajawea held its annual Christmas sing along on Friday. Students and staff showed off great musical talent. Thanks to Mrs. Folkins for putting together this great program.

Our students sang along and accompanied many songs.

A variety of songs, from silly to traditional

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sacajawea at Caldwell Night Lights Parade

Sacajawea parents, students, and teachers joined together to submit an entry in this year's Caldwell Night Light Parade. Several parents worked long into the evening on Friday creating a wonderful float highlighting student created art. Many families gathered to walk and ride during the parade itself.

The P.T.O would like to thank Mr. Bill Moore for the use of his truck and trailer; Home Depot for their donation of lumber; and all the parents who helped create a fun event for our students.

The Above Photo Credit to IdahoPressTribune

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Families Learning and Reading Together at Sacajawea

Mayor Nancolis Reads Seuss To A Group
Fall Family Reading night was a big success! The students, parents and siblings from Sacajawea Elementary had the opportunity to learn reading skills with teachers, principals, community volunteers and The Mayor of Caldwell this past Tuesday. Two hundred seventy five Children and parents received bookmarks, free books, ice cream and reading skills to help build comprehension.

Make a Splash at Sacajawea

Learning a swimming technique
Each third grader in the Caldwell School District participates in weekly swim and water safety lessons through a collaborative project with the Caldwell Family Y. We believe this program helps our students build self-confidence and leads to academic success. Lessons are provided at all different levels, based on the water skills that our students showed at their first session in September. Many of our students were uncomfortable even getting near the pool during that first session. It seemed like a very scary place for them. Now, they are having fun and they know what they need to do to stay safe in the water. Some students who already started with some swimming skills are already swimming whole laps in the deep pool and are learning the different strokes. It is impressive how much our kids have grown in the last few weeks. They have been asked to try some difficult tasks and they have stepped up to the challenge. The last session of the Make a Splash program for our kids will be on December 5th.
Our 3rd grade boys march in to meet their swim instructors

Smiles abound in the water

A water safety lesson

Thursday, November 15, 2012

5th Grade Orchestra Demonstration

First grade students at Sacajawea enjoyed listening to the fifth grade orchestra perform a variety of melodies

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Boise Art Museum Comes to Sacajawea

This month the first grade classes at Sacajawea are being visited by B.A.M. (Boise Art Museum). Each class will get to spend time exploring the theme of community through art, both visual and experiential.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The NED Show Comes To SAC

On Tuesday, November 6th, we will have the opportunity to have a fantastic learning assembly for all of our students.

The NED Show is an innovative, character education assembly. Using humor, storytelling, audience participation and amazing object lessons including yo-yo and magic tricks
students learn through the adventures of NED, a character kids (and adults) can relate to. His name is an acronym for:
  • Never Give Up
  • Encourage Others
  • Do Your Best
The NED Program uses a multi-sensory learning model to motivate, encourage and inspire students to become Champions at school and in life.

After the show, and in the week after the show, students will have an opportunity to purchase NED-related items such as yo-yos. This is one way this assembly is funded.

Parent letters explaining this are being sent home this week.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tennis Is Elementary Comes to Sacajawea

Registration forms went home recently for an exciting after school opportunity for kids at Sacajawea. This is a fantastic bargain for kids.
Tennis is Elementary, an after school beginning tennis program developed by Idaho Tennis Association, will be held at Sacajawea Elementary School. TiE introduces kids to one of the USA's fastest growing sports on their level. The program is instructed by qualified staff, and uses smaller racquets, foam or low compression balls, and reduced court sizes set inside the school gym. Tennis shoes are recommended.

Basic Facts:
Grades: 1st - 5th
Location: Sacajawea Gym

1st and 2nd grades - Mondays and Wednesdays from 10/15 to 11/7.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades - Mondays and Wednesdays from 11/12 to 12/10 (no session on 11/21)
Times: 3:45-4:45 (right after school)
Cost: $14 for the whole program (only 25 spots are available per group)
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2012

Questions: Please ask Mr. Thomas or contact Matt Locke at or (208) 322-5150 x207

Return Registration forms to the Sacajawea Office

Computers For Kids

Sacajawea families can take advantage of a great local program. The non-profit organization Computers for Kids gives students an opportunity to have a home computer to help with school work and practice using technology outside of school hours. Applications are available in the office at Sacajawea or online at

Scholarships are available for students on the lunch program for K-12th grade. No student will be turned down. However, we do have limited scholarships each month. When filled, students will be added to the next available class. Scholarships only cover the fee for the option A computer. To apply for a scholarship, please indicate it on the application.

Without a scholarship the cost for a computer and technical support ranges from$35.00 to $65.00. All students are also required to write an essay explaining whythey want a computer and how they would use it. Teachers are willing to help with the essays in class, so ask your child’s teacher if your child has written a letter. Thousands of students have been assisted to date, with the possibilities for further distributions growing exponentially. This is a result of new computer products being developed and produced, and companies replacing and donating their existing systems.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Picture Day - Wednesday, September 19th

School pictures at Sacajawea are on Wednesday, September 19th. Students will be allowed to wear dress code or dressier if they are purchasing pictures. All students will take a picture for our records. Please make sure students who are purchasing pictures have their money envelope when they come to school. They will need to give it to the photographer when they get their pictures taken.