Sunday, October 29, 2017

College of Idaho's Planetarium Visits Sacajawea!

Thanks to a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center, Sacajawea had the privilege of renting the College of Idaho mobile planetarium on October 24. The fifth grade students had lessons about the Greek and Native American Constellations prior to the visit. All grades had the opportunity to visit the planetarium while it was at the school.  Please join us on Thursday evening, November 2nd, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to see and conduct more STEM activities.  Thanks to the Idaho STEM Action Center for funding the materials for these science activities! 

Gracias a una beca del Centro de Acción STEM de Idaho, Sacajawea tuvo el privilegio de alquilar el planetario móvil del College of Idaho el 24 de octubre. Los estudiantes de quinto grado tuvieron lecciones sobre las Constelaciones Griega y Nativo Americanas antes de la visita. Todos los grados tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar el planetario mientras estaba en la escuela. Vengan el jueves 2 de noviembre por la tarde, de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m., para ver y hacer más actividades de STEM. ¡Gracias al Centro de Acción STEM de Idaho por financiar los materiales para estas actividades científicas!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Coming this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 - Sacajawea's Trunk or Treat!

Prepare to have a wonderful time at Sacajawea Elementary's Trunk or Treat!
The details are:
Sacajawea Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 28th
10AM to 12PM
Sacajawea Parking Lot (Off Taft St) and Playground

Free Flu Shots for 19 years and under ($10 for adults)
Spooky Skyhawk Fun Run
Decorated Cars With Healthy Treats
Costume Contests
Kid's Games
School Uniform Exchange
Kid's Crafts
Free Books
...And Much More

Acompañanos este sabado 28 de octubre desde las 10:00 a.m a las 12:00 p.m en la escuela Sacajawea Elementary para su primer evento del Dia de Halloween. Llenó de recursos para familias, información y por supuesto diversión.

Los detalles son los siguientes: 

Inyecciones para la gripe gratis para menores de 19 años o menos  y $10 para adultos
Spooky Skyhawk Fun Run
Carros decorados dando dulces saludables
Concurso de mejor disfraz  
Ropa para los estudiantes
Libros gratis 
Y mucho más! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shake Those Discs!

First grade students are learning their addition math facts.  To find the different numbers that add up to six, they shook six discs that had different colors on each side.  As they shook the discs they found the different number combinations that add up to 6. The students loved discovering these facts in such a fun way! 

Youth Basketball Club for 1st grade - 8th grade Forming!

The Caldwell High School Basketball Team is forming a youth basketball league.  The fees will help support Caldwell High School boys basketball, jerseys and custodian fees.  There will be a 1st/2nd grade division, 3rd/4th grade division, 5th/6th grade division, 7th grade division, and an 8th grade division.  This should be a fun opportunity for everyone!  The link to sign up for this league is: 

Thank you from Sacajawea's PTO!

The Sacajawea PTO would like to thank  all students and parents who sold cookies to help fund special events at our school!  An extra thank you to Chandal Gonzalez, April Mason, Destiny Calderwood, Jen Howell, and Pam Hoilien for helping count money after our cookie dough fundraiser!  

If you would like to learn how you can be more involved in events at school, please consider coming to the next PTO meeting on Tuesday Nov. 14th at 7:45 am at the school.  We have several exciting events happening over the next few months!
El PTO de Sacajawea le da las gracias a todos los estudiantes y padres que ayudaron a vender galletas para ayudar a financiar eventos especiales en nuestra escuela! Un extra gracias a Chandal Gonzalez, April Mason, Destiny Calderwood, Jen Howell, and Pam Hoilien por ayudar contando el dinero después de la recaudación de fondos!

Si le gustaría informarse come puede estar más involucrado en eventos en la escuela, por favor, considere venir a la siguiente reunión de PTO el martes, 14 de noviembre a las 7:45 am en la escuela. Tenemos varios eventos  importantes en los próximos meses!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Opera Came to SAC

We had a special opportunity to experience Opera Idaho at Sacajawea yesterday.  Their performance of Elixir of Love was outstanding.  Several of our kids were able to sing along in the chorus and Estrella and Raven had small speaking parts.  The setting of the story was in the old west and the story included universal human themes like love, trust, and sacrifice.  Our students rooted for the heroes and despised villains.  The plot included some surprises.

The vocal talent of the performers was outstanding.  Our students got a chance to ask them questions after the performance.

Thanks, Opera Idaho.

Parents, ask your kids to tell you the plot of the story.  I've tried to put them in order. That is a great language activity.

Seeking: Two Full-Time Americorps Service Positions Available at Sacajawea Elementary School

We are looking for two full-time Americorps Service members for the year.  They will be working with K-1 students on literacy and math intervention.

Americorps is more like a Peace Corps service position vs a typical job.  Service members receive a living stipend of about $12,630 per year, plus, if they complete the whole service year, they receive about $5800 as an education stipend that they can use to pay tuition at a variety of institutions or can be used to pay student loans.  **Stipends may be prorated, if less than 11 months is served.

The positions are both full time (40 hours per week).  We are seeking to fill these positions ASAP.

An ideal candidate might be a strong high school grad who is taking a gap year or is gathering resources for college.  Alternately, they could be a retired person who doesn't need the living stipend or the education stipend, but wants to pass it to their kids.  It is an 11 month work agreement and there are certain extra pieces.  Linked is a FAQ.  Pass it on if you know someone who would be a great fit.

Apply online at:
If Caldwell is not listed as a site, Lewiston probably is.  You can contact Barb Syska at LCSC about help with the app process.  Her contact info is below.

Contact Information:
-Paul Webster at Sacajawea: 208-455-3333 /
-Barb Syska at Lewis-Clark Service Corps: 208-792-2084 or 1-800-423-8239 or


AmeriCorps Member Position Description

The role of the Lewis-Clark Service Corps member at SACAJAWEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is to provide need-based student support, focused on kindergarten and 1st grade.

Tutoring Responsibilities:

  • Tutor students in elementary grades K-l in the areas of reading, language, and math.
  • Tutor students one-on-one or in a small group with no more than seven students
  • Assist students one-on-one in a classroom under the direction of the teacher
  • Participate in student-related non-tutoring activities, such as lunchroom duty, no more frequently than any other personnel

Tutoring Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the agreed upon tutoring schedule provided
  • Adhere to our "School-wide Agreements.
  • Support the school mission and vision, as stated in our directional statements.
  • Be on time for responsibilities and sessions
  • Become part of your school site team. Attend meetings, be familiar with all staff member and participate in training, when appropriate.
  • Follow through on all tasks, assignments, and paperwork within timelines

General Responsibilities:

  • Keep your site supervisor informed of your schedule and need of any change
  • Provide plenty of lead time if you must request to be excused
  • Provide for the highest degree of health, safety, and well-being of children
  • Act in a professional manner, appropriate to an educator.
  • Respect the security requirements of your school district and program
  • Keep the principal informed

Site Qualifications.

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience, strengths, and/or interests in working with children.
  • Strong high school or college level academic skills in reading, writing, and math.

Minimum AmeriCorps Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Be a US citizen or a legal permanent resident of the US
  • Complete the (11 month) term of service.
  • Complete the minimum hours requirement (1720 hours full-time).
  • Attend all required Lewis-Clark Service Corps training and events and complete required documentation.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Family STEM Night - Thursday 11/2 - Save The Date

Family STEM Night will be on Thursday 11/2 at Sacajawea.

Come and have fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  See the inquiry projects presented by each class. The students will be proud of their work.

After participating in one or more centers you may enjoy chili dogs and salad for dinner in the cafeteria.

We are looking forward to inquiry, exploration and discovery for all ages.

Family STEM night will run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Thursday 11/2 all over the Sacajawea building.
Noche de S.T.E.M. Familiar será el jueves 2 de noviembre en Sacajawea. Reserva la fecha.

Venga a divertirse con S.T.E.M. (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas). Miren los proyectos de cada clase. Los estudiantes están orgullosos de su trabajo.

Después de participar en un actividad o más habrá una cena de chili dogs y ensalada en la cafetería.

La Noche Familiar de STEM va a pasar de las 6:00 a 7:30pm en el Jueves 2 de noviembre.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Third Grade Reading Celebration

On Thursday the 3rd grade students celebrated their reading success in AR reading by doing more reading! In August and September, third graders read and tested on a combined total of 1,504 books in AR. The students brought pillows, blankets, and their favorite stuffed animals and throughout the day when they completed their work they would sit with friends and read some more.

Each student also had a personal AR points goal they were working towards. If the students met their goal they received an additional treat of a root beer float and a movie.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cookie Dough Orders and Money Due Monday - November 16

Thank you for your support in our school fundraiser.  Monday, October 16th, order forms and money must be returned to school to meet our delivery date.  Please make sure that the dollar amount returned is enough for the product ordered.

Turn in your money collection envelopes with the order forms and money enclosed.  Please double check to make sure your child’s name and teacher are on the order form and on the money collection envelopes.

Thanks again!

Gracias de nuevo por su apoyo en nuestro recaudación de fondos escolar.  Lunes, 16 de octubre, las formas con las órdenes y el dinero debe ser entregadas a la escuela para cumplir con nuestra fecha de entrega. Favor de asegurar que la cantidad de dinero sea suficiente para el producto que sea ordenado.

Entregue sus sobres con el dinero y la forma de órdenes adentro.  Favor de asegurar que el nombre de su hijo/a y el nombre de la maestra esté en la forma de órdenes y por la parte de enfrente del sobre.

Gracias de nuevo!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sacajawea's School Uniform Exchange

Do you have any gently used school uniform tops or bottoms that your student(s) have out grown? Your community school is accepting uniform donations until October 13th. For every item you donate, you will receive a point and will be able to exchange those points during Sacajawea's Trunk or Treat event on October 28th, 2017.

For any additional questions please contact Hortensia Hernandez Community School Coordinator at

Sacajawea's Trunk or Treat

Come to Sacajawea Elementary's Halloween themed event full of resources, information, and, of course, fun!  The details are as follows:

Sacajawea Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 28th
10AM to 12PM
Sacajawea Parking Lot (Off Taft St) and Playground

Free Flue Shots for 19 years and under ($10 for adults)
Spooky Skyhawk Fun Run
Decorated Cars With Healthy Treats
Costume Contests
Kid's Games
School Uniform Exchange
Kid's Crafts
Free Books
...And Much More