Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Book and A Bite- Week 2 was so much fun!

What a great turn out we had today for our second week of a Book and A Bite! We are so fortunate for all the families that joined us for some fun and braved the heat! 

A special thank you to our partners who made our day possible and a huge shoutout to Idaho Central Credit Union for providing us with some extra help! 

We look forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday, July 20th at 11:30 at Luby Park! 

Tuvimos una excelente respuesta de participantes para nuestra segunda semana de Un Taco y Un Libro. Somos muy afortunados de haber tenido tantas familias que nos acompañaron en este calor! 

Unas gracias muy especiales a nuestros compañeros de la comunidad que hacen todo esto posible. Y también a Idaho Central Credit Union por habernos ayudado! 

Esperamos verlos a todos la próxima semana el martes 20 de julio a las 11:30 a.m en Luby Park! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

A Book and A Bite- Starting July 6th! // Un Taco y Un Libro- Comenzando el 6 de julio

Sacajawea Families, it’s time for A Book and A Bite! 

We will host A Book and A Bite every Tuesday in July at Luby Park. 

A Book and A Bite consist of STEM activities provided by our community partners, free books, a read aloud station, free meal and an opportunity to win some neat prizes! 

Event details:
Where: Luby Park
When:  July 6th
July 13th
July 20th
July 27th
Time: 11:30a.m to 1:00p.m. 

Lunch is provided by Oasis Summer Feeding Program. 

A special Thank You to the City of Caldwell for providing us with the space, and our community partners who provide so many neat activities for our students, Caldwell Public Library, Delta Dental of Idaho, Idaho Public Television and Canyon County 4-H. 

And lastly a HUGE Thank You to all of our volunteers that make this work possible! 

We hope to see you there! 

Don’t forget sunscreen and water! 

For any questions please contact Mrs. Hernandez at hhernandez1@caldwellschools.org


Familias de Sacajawea, ¡es tiempo para nuestro programa de Un Taco y un Libro! 

Vamos a tener el programa de Un Taco y Un Libro cada martes en el mes de julio en el parque de Luby Park. 

¡Un Taco y Un Libro consiste de actividades de STEM proveídas por organizaciones de la comunidad, libros gratis, comida gratis y una oportunidad de ganar premios! 

Detalles del evento: 
Donde: Luby Park
Cuando: 6 de julio
  13 de julio
  20 de julio
  27 de julio
Tiempo: 11:30 a 1:00 p.m

La comida es proveida por Oasis Summer Feeding Program.

Un agradecimiento en especial a la ciudad de Caldwell por permitirnos a usar su espacio, y también a nuestros socios de la comunidad que hacen posible todas nuestras actividades, Caldwell Public Library, Delta Dental of Idaho, Idaho Public Television and Canyon County 4-H.

Y también un agradecimiento enorme a nuestros voluntarios que hacen este trabajo posible!

¡Esperamos verlos ahí!

¡No olviden su protector para el sol y agua! 

Si tiene alguna pregunta contacte a la Sra. Hernandez al hhernandez1@caldwellschools.org

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Sacajawea Needs 2 Liter Bottles and TV or DVD Remotes

I'm excited about the STEM camp I get to run next week.  I've got some fun projects for our junior engineers.  However, I've got a problem.  

Problem #1: We need a bunch of 2 Liter soda bottles and my family doesn't drink soda.  

Problem #2: I need a handful of old remote controls, but we don't watch much TV either.  Remotes should not be broken, but ones you will never use again.  Maybe from an old DVD player or TV that doesn't work.  We can program our robots to follow commands from just about any old remote.  

Donated items will be put to good use, but will not be returned.  

If you have some you wouldn't mind donating, we'll have a box in our front lobby.  We are open between 7:45AM and 2:30PM.  

If you are curious, my camp is called "Camp Move!" and will focus on forces and motion, basic physics for 3rd to 6th graders.  We have 25 kids signed up, and have a waiting list.  We have been running different camps each week all summer long.  

Thanks so much.
Mr. Webster

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Summer Reading - SAC Library Open


Sacajawea Families, 

This summer the Sacajawea Elementary Reading Program will be held in the library. The library will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m-2 p.m. until July 22nd. 

The library will be holding different activities each week that students and families can participate in. The library will be giving away free books to students when they come into the library this summer. We hope to see you there!


Familias de Sacajawea, Este verano el Programa de Lectura de Sacajawea se llevará a cabo en la biblioteca. La biblioteca estará abierta de martes a jueves de 10 a 2 p.m. hasta el 22 de julio.

La biblioteca llevará a cabo diferentes actividades cada semana en las que los estudiantes y las familias pueden participar. La biblioteca estará regalando libros gratis a los estudiantes cuando lleguen a la biblioteca este verano. ¡Esperamos verlos allí!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Summer Camp Kick-Off - Week 1 at Sacajawea

It's day 1 of Summer Camp at Sacajawea.  What great opportunities we have for enrichment.  Here are some of the highlights so far.

STEM Camp:
They are building things.  Saws, glue guns, cardboard, and pretty much anything else they can find.  Makers and inventors. And also just a little bit of creative goofyness. All in all, a beautiful mess.

No one was hurt.  Just creative sillyness.

Summer Olympics Theme Camp
Today they are learning about the olympics.  Lots of inquiry and new vocabulary including Samurai and Sushi.  Woot Woot for those project GLAD strategies in action, Mrs. Hallenbeck.

Cooking Camp
Thanks to the City of Caldwell for allowing us to use the kitchen facility at Roberts Rec Center.  Our little group of Jr. Chefs have baked potatoes on the menu today.  A fantastic Spud State start.

Wet and Wild Camp
These junior scientists are exploring the natural world.  They are using microscopes to discover tiny things in their world.   A couple quotes of the day, after looking at the invisible world around them and under their feet:  "My whole life has been a lie!" and "This was totally worth it to sign up for this!" Coming up this week are investigations of lakes and streams near us.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Girls on the Run- What a great season!


What an amazing season! Sacajawea hosted Girls on the Run this past Spring!

We had a great group of 3rd and 5th grade girls who showed up to every practice with a positive attitude ready to take on the day! The girls not only ran, and created healthy physical habits, but they also learned new ways to build confidence, empathize with others and give back to their community. 

When coaches asked 3rd grade girls about next year and GOTR they all said they would like to join again next year. Our 5th grade girls will be in a new community as they move on to middle school. However, as they shared plans for the summer and next year some of the girls included running goals such as track, cross country, and running in the neighborhood with friends. 

To finish off the great season the girls completed a 5K race on May 22nd. Every single one of the girls gave it their best and finished the race!

There is no doubt that the season has positively impacted this group of girls. We are proud of each and every one of them!


¡Qué temporada tan increíble tuvimos como anfitriones de Girls on the Run aquí en Sacajawea la primavera pasada! 

¡Tuvimos un gran grupo de niñas de 3er y 5to grado que se presentaron a cada práctica con una actitud positiva y listas para comenzar el día! Las niñas no solo corrieron y crearon hábitos físicos saludables, sino que también aprendieron nuevas formas de generar confianza, empatizar con los demás y retribuir a su comunidad. 

Cuando las entrenadoras preguntaron a las niñas de 3er grado sobre el próximo año y GOTR, todas dijeron que les gustaría unirse nuevamente el próximo año. Nuestras niñas de quinto grado estarán en una nueva comunidad a medida que avanzan a la escuela secundaria. Sin embargo, cuando compartieron planes para el verano y el próximo año, algunas de las chicas incluyeron metas para correr como atletismo, correr largas distancias y correr en el vecindario con amigas. 

Para finalizar la gran temporada, las chicas completaron una carrera de 5 km el 22 de mayo. ¡Cada una de las chicas dio lo mejor de sí y terminó la carrera!

No cabe duda de que la temporada ha impactado positivamente a este grupo de chicas. ¡Estamos orgullosos de todas y cada una de ellas!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Summer Camps- There is still time to Sign Up! // Campamentos de verano- ¡Todavía hay tiempo para registrarse!

Sacajawea families, we are a couple days away from summer break, but we are hopeful your student will join us for some summer fun! We are still accepting registrations for our Summer Camps. 

We have a variety of exciting camps for all of our students. We are sure all of our students will find a camp that they will love!

To sign up please use this Google Form 

Expect confirmation emails soon.

Some key details: 
  • 7 Weeks of Camps
  • Camps will run through June and part of July
  • Five days a week 
  • 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m 
  • Camps will be broken down by grade and theme. 
  • Meals will be provided. 
  • Transportation will be provided. 
  • **You will register your student under the grade they will be for the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • **Some camps will be available to outgoing 5th graders, depending on the week. Those students should also sign up for great camps at Syringa Middle School. 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Prall at eprall@caldwellschools.org or Mrs. Hernandez at hhernandez@caldwellschools.org


Familias de Sacajawea, estamos a un par de días de las vacaciones de verano, ¡pero esperamos que su estudiante se una a nosotros para divertirse durante el verano! Todavía estamos aceptando inscripciones para nuestros campamentos de verano. 

Tenemos una variedad de campamentos divertidos para todos nuestros estudiantes. ¡Estamos seguros de que todos nuestros estudiantes encontrarán un campamento que les encantará!

Para registrarse, utilice este formulario de Google 

Espere un correo electrónico que confirme la inscripción de su estudiante. 

Algunos detalles clave: 
  • 7 semanas de campamentos 
  • Los campamentos durarán hasta junio y parte de julio.
  • Cinco días a la semana 
  • De 8:00 am a 2:00 pm 
  • Los campamentos se dividirán por grado y tema. 
  • Se proporcionarán comidas. 
  • Se proporcionará transporte. 
  • ** Registrará a su estudiante bajo el grado que tendrá para el año escolar 2021-2022. 
  • ** Algunos campamentos estarán disponibles para estudiantes de quinto grado salientes, dependiendo de la semana. Esos estudiantes también deben inscribirse en excelentes campamentos en Syringa Middle School. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Sra. Prall en eprall@caldwellschools.org o la Sra. Hernandez en hhernandez@caldwellschools.org 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Great Opportunity to Serve Kids and Families at Sacajawea - School Secretary

Please pass this to someone you know who might be interested and qualified.

Sacajawea is looking for an amazing new secretary, as Hortencia Lopez will not be returning to Sacajawea next school year.  Mrs. Lopez does a tremendous job with parents, students, and staff, so she will be very hard to replace. She is the hub for so much that happens at Sacajawea.

Our secretary manages the many processes in the office and really keeps our school running. She contributes towards making it a great place for both kids and adults. She is one of the first people many meet at our school, so she is extremely important.

We need someone:

  • Whose positive attitude is contagious, is fantastic at customer service and is reliable under pressure.
  • Who can maintain their cool and attention to detail, even in a high energy elementary school office. 
  • Who is comfortable with direct interaction with adults and with kids and should also be proficient at using technology for communication and record-keeping. 
  • Whose integrity is outstanding, and who can build trust with parents, staff, students, patrons, and supervisors.
  • Who is bilingual in Spanish and English (both written and spoken preferred), so that she can serve all of our families well.  
  • Whose phone etiquette is superb.
  • Preferably, who has experience with managing budgets, purchasing, and with managing staff time-keeping for payroll.

Most importantly, we need someone who loves kids and families. 

This is a fantastic way to make a difference in our school and community.

If you know someone who would be great at this please encourage them to apply online at THIS LINK.  They can feel free to direct questions to Mr. Webster (pwebster@caldwellschools.org / 208-455-3333 x1437).

Questions about salary and benefits can be posed to Patti Wade (pwade@caldwellschools.org / 208-455-3300) or you can view the classified salary scale directly at THIS LINK or go to www.caldwellschools.org and then to HR and to Employment.

Thanks for your help spreading the word.  We are looking forward to meeting the next great member of our Sacajawea family.  And, if you happen to drop by the office, please thank Mrs. Lopez for the years she has devoted to the kids, families, and staff at Sacajawea.

Paul Webster