Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Missoula Children's Theater Auditions - Feb 4

This is a great opportunity for all Caldwell kids who love to perform.  This year Missoula Children's Theater is bringing "The Secret Garden" to Caldwell.


  • Open Audition: Two professional MCT Tour Actor/Directors audition and cast 50-60 local school-age children in a full-length original musical production
  • Audition Time: Monday, February 4 from 4-6 PM.  Doors close promptly so don’t be late!
  • Audition Location: Wilson Elementary
  • Who: Students in 1st- 12th grade can try out
  • Cost: $3 audition fee
  • Everyone who tries out can be cast in either the play or the green show.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fun With Science and Engineering at BSU - Next Saturday

One of my favorite activities is coming up this Saturday at Boise State University.  Parents, this is a fantastic activity for the whole family (you too!).  It is FREE!

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Exploration at Boise State University

Next Saturday - February 2, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm
**I recommend that you go early and plan to stay for a while.  There are so many fun things to do.

Some Examples of the Activities You Might Choose:
  • Presentation by Astronaut Educator, Barbara Morgan
  • Design a Bridge
  • Ride a Segway
  • Build an Edible Aquifer
  • Experience a Wind Tunnel
  • Learn about Super Computing
  • Build a Bristle Bot
  • Build a NASA Heat Shield
  • Build a Spool Car
  • Ride a Bicycle Generator
  • 15,000 Volt Demonstration
  • Robots in Action
  • Tie Dye Chromatography
  • Chemistry is Chool!
  • Build Catapults
  • Making Waves with LIGO
  • Weather Jeopardy

FREE parking available at the Lincoln Parking Garage, on the corner of University and Lincoln. Plan your day in advance by visiting our website or
Contact Leandra Aburusa-Lete at 426-4432,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snow Day! - Thursday, January 24th

The Caldwell School District is cancelling school today because of snow and freezing rain.  It's slick out there.  Have a safe day, Sacajawea kids and families.

No hay classes hoy debido a la nieve. Tenga un buen día en la nieve estudiantes y familias de Sacajawea.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Warming Little Hands On A Cold Day

Students in Mrs. Folkins' music classes at Sacajawea know how to warm up on cold days! Warming hands and roasting marshmallows by a crackling fireplace on the whiteboard may not change the temperature outside but seems to warm even the coldest little feet when the temps outside are near zero!

We usually schedule indoor recess when temperatures are below 20. Please dress your kids for cold weather every day. Sometimes, even on frigid days we all just need to get our wiggles out for a few minutes.

1st Graders at Sacajawea - Micron Foundation Weather Lessons

The Micron Foundation spent the day at Sacajawea Elementary School on January 16th, teaching first grade students about different forms of weather. Children were presented with information through multimedia presentations, stories, experiments, and discussions. Highlights were: A wintery story about snow and watching how wind creates change.  The students pictured above are experimenting with wind and pinwheels.

Making a cloud using a cold spoon and moisture from breathing.
Students pretending to be snow.
Experimenting with "snow."
Students listening to the story, Axel Annie by Robin Pulver. 
Axel Annie is a story about hoping for snow days.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ski Night at Bogus Basin on February 12th

Sacajawea SKI Night is on Feb 12th! Get your forms from your teacher or from Miss Jurgens. Be prepared for an evening of fun and excitement in the snow. Forms are due back to Miss Jurgens on Feb 1st.

Who: Sacajawea 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
What: A ski lesson and an evening on the slopes of Bogus Basin
  • Tuesday, February 12th 
  • Departure on Bus from Sacajawea at 3:00 pm 
  • Return from Bogus at 8:00 pm 
  • Arrive at Sacajawea on bus at 9:30 or 10:00 pm 
Where: Bogus Basin
  • Learning about a fun lifetime sport. 
  • Experiential Physics (Gravity, Friction, ....) 
  • Working hard to improving in something difficult is an important life skill. 
  • Exposure to new things is an important part of learning. 
  • Because it is fun. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Caldwell Elementary Rezoning - Community Meeting

The rezoning committee has planned their first community meeting for January 22nd from 6-8 PM at the District Office Board Room. This will be a drop in opportunity for parents and patrons to look at draft options of the new school boundaries and ask questions. Committee members will be available anytime from 6-8. Drop in at your convenience.  To see the current elementary zones click here.

The District Office Board Room is at: 1502 Fillmore St.Caldwell, ID 83605

El comité de rezonificación ha planeado su primera reunión para la comunidad para el 22 de enero de 6-8 pm en la Sala de Juntas de la Oficina del Distrito. Esta será una oportunidad para los padres y patrocinadores de ver las opciones para las nuevas zonas de la escuela y hacer preguntas. Los miembros del Comité estarán disponibles de 6-8pm. Venga a su conveniencia. Para ver las zonas primarias actuales, haga clic aquí.

La Oficina del Distrito Board Room se encuentra en: 1502 Fillmore St.Caldwell, ID 83605

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sacajawea 4th Graders Selected to take National Assessment

4th graders at Sacajawea have been selected to take part in the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress).  This is used to measure how Idaho and the rest of the country is doing in Reading and in Math compared with historical data.  It tries to demonstrate whether we are improving in those two academic areas.  We will take the assessments on January 28th.

The NAEP is sometimes called "The Nation's Report Card."  This is a great opportunity for our students to represent Idaho well.

See the parent letter here in English and in Spanish.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sacajawea Elementary Choir Starts January 15

Students from grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to join our Sacajawea Choir.

  • This choir will meet every Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:30, starting on January 15th.
  • Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Folkins.
  • NO transportation is available after practice, so parents must make arrangements for a way home.

During this time, the choir will be practicing singing skills and learning music literature
with an emphasis on singing with a good choral sound.  We will be performing with
a Caldwell High School Choir and with Lincoln Elementary on April 20, 2013

You must bring a signed permission slip to become part of our choir.

Come! Join! Pick up your permission form now!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Family Math Roundup

Sacajawea is hosting a family fun math night. We hope to see the whole family at Sacajawea to learn math skills, play math games, and eat some free pizza.
  • Who: All Sacajawea students and families
  • When: January 17, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM 
  • Where: Sacajawea Elementary 
  • Why: To learn math skills and to have fun with the entire family.