Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Comes Early For Sacajawea 3rd Graders

On Thursday, December 18th our third grade students received a special visit from their own personal "Santas," who delivered books and giant smiles.  High school senior, Lia Rehman, president of the Boise High School History Club, along with another member of the club, Aleysa Orr, came to pass out the books their club had helped to buy for the students.  Lia said the History Club wanted to encourage students to read more and believed providing them with books they loved to read would do this.  Through their fundraising efforts each 3rd grader at Sacajawea was able to order a book they wanted to read.

Thanks to these generous students from Boise High School and to the other members of their history club.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

5th Grade - Kindergarten Christmas Crafts With Buddies

Mrs. Sousa's 5th graders joined Ms. Carhart's kindergartners for Christmas crafts and reading.  Tons of fun.
Way to go, Skyhawks.  We are proud of you.

Orchestra in The Hall - It's Christmas at Sacajawea

One of the joys of the Christmas season for me is seeing our 5th grade orchestra play in the halls at Sacajawea.  We are so proud of our kids.  It makes it even more fun that it is such an unconventional venue, the convergence of 3 halls in front of the office, with the audience packed in on the floor.  Thanks Mrs. Rosandick and our orchestra students.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fundraiser Orders Ready to Pick Up - Dec 17th 3pm to 7pm

The fundraising orders are here.  Products and prizes will be delivered tomorrow, December 17th between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  No orders will be sent home after school with students.  Parents must pick them up.  If you can't come during those times please arrange for someone to pick up your order for your.  We don't have storage room for all the frozen items at school.

Please deliver the orders as soon as possible.

Thanks for your support.

Las ordenes de funcion para recaudar fondos han llegado.  Las ordenes y los premios seran enviados a la escuela el 17 de Diciembre, entre los 3 y los 7 de la tarde.  No mandaremos las ordenes a casa con los estudiantes.  Los padres seran responsable de recojer las ordenes.  Si por alguna razon usted no pueden recojer las ordenes durante estas horas, por favor envie a otra persona que pueda recojerlas por usted.  La escuela no tiene espacio para guardar sus ordenes.  Por favor, entregar los ordenes de inmediato.

Gracias y le agradecemos su apoyo!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sacajawea Runners - Earn Money for PE Equipment - The Mayor's Challenge

Sacajawea Elementary School students are one of the most active groups of kids in the Treasure Valley. During the month of October, we accepted the Mayor’s walking and running challenge. As a school, we ran about 2600 miles on our “Skyhawk Trail.” While our students run and walk laps on the trail before school and at recess, our staff help them tally their laps by punching their lap cards each time they pass the start. Our PE teacher, Mr. Thomas, collects those lap cards from each classroom and tallies them in a spreadsheet each week.

Every time a student completes 5 miles they get a little foot charm to put on a chain around their neck. Some students have collected dozens of those feet. Just during the month of October, we had seven 4th graders complete more than 40 miles. We had some 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders close behind with more than 25 miles each during the month.

Mayor Nancolas and Connor Sheldon from the Blue Cross Foundation of Idaho presented the school with a check for $500 to be used for PE equipment. Fittingly enough, the ceremony was held on a chilly December morning outdoors on our “Skyhawk Trail.” Our kids don’t just run in October. They run all year long. Some of our staff and parents get out there and put in a few laps too. Some of our most consistent runners accepted the check on behalf of the school.

So, while many may decry the national epidemic of childhood obesity, the Sacajawea Skyhawks have found that walking or running a couple laps is a great way to start our day. We don’t do a whole lot of sitting around.

Here are some highlights from October, with a variety of grades represented.
  • Diana M. - 4th Simpson - 81 Miles 
  • Erick M. - 4th Stocks - 58 miles 
  • Luke M. - 4th Stocks- 53 miles 
  • Jonathan R. - 4th Simpson - 50 miles 
  • Fabian V. - 4th Stocks - 42 miles 
  • Ashley A. - 4th Stocks - 41 miles 
  • Julio T. - 4th Lovell - 40 miles 
  • Andrew M. - 4th Lovell - 40 miles 
  • Levi M. - 2nd Hoilien - 36 miles 
  • Jesus G. - 3rd Spivey - 34 miles 
  • Devanie G. - 3rd Spivey - 30 miles 
  • Jazmine A. - 2nd Hoilien - 28 miles 
  • Javier M. - 1st Friddle - 26 miles 
  • Ruben R. - 1st Miller - 26 miles (Since August) 
  • Aimee Stocks’ 4th Grade Class - 842 Miles 
  • Kristy Simpson’s 4th Grade Class - 426 miles 
  • Kelsey Lovell’s 4th Grade Class - 354 miles 
  • Pam Hoilien's 2nd Grade Class - 252 Miles 
  • Tami Burton's 2nd Grade Class - 237 Miles 
  • Mary Friddle’s 1st Grade Class - 155 Miles 
  • Ben Miller’s 1st Grade Class - 146 Miles 
All Skyhawks - 2688 miles in October
4200 miles since August

Mayor Nancolas Encourages Us To Be Active

80 miles in October

Walking with friends
Connor Sheldon of Blue Cross Foundation Presents Skyhawks with $500 check

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cookie Dough Orders Due Monday - Nov 17th

Dear Parents,

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17th - Bring cookie dough fundraising orders to your teachers.

Thank you again for your support in our school fundraiser.

On Monday, November 17th, money must be returned to school to ensure meeting our delivery date. Please make sure the dollar amount returned is enough for the product ordered.

Turn in your money collection envelopes with order form & money enclosed.

Double check to make sure your child’s name & the teacher’s name are on the order form and money collection envelopes.

Destiny Huber - Cookie Dough Parent Volunteer



LUNES, 17 de NOVIEMBRE - Entregar órdenes de recaudación de fondos y dinero a sus maestros

Gracias por su apoyo de nuestra funcion para recaudar fondos (Cookie Dough).

El Lunes, 17 de Noviembre es el dia que los estudiantes deben entregar los formularios de pedido con el dinero a sus maestros/as para asegurar la fecha de entrega. Por favor asegure que la sumas de dinero sea suficiente para cada pedido. Los formularios de pedido y todo el dinero debe ser entregado con el sobre de coleccion.

Por favor asegure que el nombre de su hijo/a y el nombre de su masestro/a este escrito en cada formulario de pedido y el sobre de coleccion.

Destiny Huber - Cookie Dough Parent Volunteer

Automated Caller and Text Alert System

This morning each of you should have received a call, text, or email, letting you know that there was no school today (Snow Day). I'm a Caldwell parent too, so I get those calls and texts (Mine came at about 5:30 AM).

If you did not get a call or text then you should call or send a note to Tina on Monday and make sure we have the correct contact information.

If you want to get text messages for alerts do this:
  • Send a text message that says "JOIN" to the number 56360 to start receiving texts.
  • To stop receiving text messages send a message that says "stop" 56360
Please make sure that your contact phone numbers and email addresses are updated, if there have been changes.
Esta mañana, cada familia recivieron una llamada, un mensaje de texto, o una email. Yo soy un padre de Caldwell Schools tambien, y yo recivì una llamada y un texto a las 5:30 AM.

Si usted no recibió una llamada entonces usted debe llamar o enviar una nota a Tina Basaldua (455-3333 o el lunes y asegurarnos de que tenemos la información de contacto correcta.

Si desea recibir los mensajes de texto para alertas hacen esto:
  • Manda un mensaje de texto que solamente dice "JOIN" al número 56360 para comenzar a recibir los textos.
  • Para Dejar de recibir mensajes de texto enviar un mensaje que dice "STOP" al numero 56360
Por favor, asegúrese de que sus números de teléfono de contacto y direcciones de correo electrónico se actualizan, si ha habido cambios.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Help Sacajawea Support District Improvement

Sacajawea Parents and Guardians -

We have several opportunities to provide input to the district in the near future and to support major district improvement efforts.  If you would be willing to help represent the community of Sacajawea parents in meetings regarding things such as student dress code policy or regarding district improvement or funding efforts, please email me ( or call me (208-455-3333 x1437) at school.

Paul Webster

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Make a Splash Swimming Program at The Y

Our 3rd graders recently finished their "Make a Splash" swimming program at The Y in Caldwell.  What a great opportunity to learn a life skill, swimming.  Every 3rd grader in Caldwell gets the opportunity to have a full session of swimming lessons.  This year we went to lessons two days a week in September and October.  Thanks to our 3rd grade teachers, to the Caldwell Family YMCA staff and swim teachers, and to the generous funders of this fantastic program.

These pictures were taken on the final celebration day, after all of our lessons were done.  

4th Grade Boys - Service Project in Galveston St Park

These boys in Ms. Rehman's 4th grade group each wrote a piece about a project they could do in their neighborhood.  They wrote about different ways they could help other people.  They chose to do Jesus' project and clean up around the park on Galveston St in Caldwell last Tuesday.  Ms. Rehman met the boys and some of their family members down at the park after school and they worked to make our town a better place for kids.  Pictured above are Jonathan, Jesus, Jonatan, and German.  Thanks 4th grade boys.

School Lunch Coloring Contest Winners

Here are the winners of our National School Lunch coloring contest. Congratulations Sacajawea artists.  Their work is proudly displayed in our cafeteria.
  • 1st Place - Ebonie - Razor Scooter

Runners Up:
  • Elijah
  • Dalia
  • Kasandra
  • Dorian

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We Are Running and Walking - Help Needed

The Treasure Valley Mayor's have issued a challenge to see which school can run and walk the most in October (Link to Mayor's Challenge).  I'm pretty sure we are one of the most active schools almost every month.  With this challenge, which started yesterday, our Skyhawk Trail is full of runners and walkers.  Parents are walking too.  Come on out.  Our school did 110 miles just on October 1st.  Even the kindergartners were out there doing laps.  So much fun.  I'm proud of our kids (and our teachers and parents too).

The Problem:  We have soooo many kids running that we have long lines to get their card punched each lap.  If you'd love to just encourage kids to run or walk and punch a hole in their lap card, come sign up at the office.  Mr. Thomas can get a puncher for you and can point you in the right direction. Please help if you can from 8:20 to 8:53 or any time from 12:05 until 1:15. 
Kids waiting in line to get their card punched after each lap.

This morning Mr. Thomas set to tone with a great music mix as kids came around each lap. Several parents and teachers joined the fun.

If you want to come help or come walk or run with us please do.  Just sign in at the office and get a visitor badge first.