Hi Skyhawk families!
It’s November! Can you believe it? We’re quickly nearing the end of 2023! November seems to shift us toward a focus on gratitude–not only the Thanksgiving holiday and all its preparations, but also a softer focus on being grateful for the things in our lives. In this first PTA newsletter of the 2023-2024 school year, I want to call out a couple of the great things about our Sacajawea Elementary community.
Speaking with a mom friend who has children around the same ages as my boys, I mentioned that my son was thrilled to be a part of Sacajawea's Sewing Club! We discussed a few of the different fun after-school activities at Sacajawea: the Culture Club, the Harry Potter Club, the Chess Club! She asked, “Wait! Where do your kids go to school? This a public school?” Our school, its teachers and staff, and even the PTA, support these amazing programs that Skyhawk students adore. And my family, for one, is very grateful!
What do you appreciate about our Sacajawea Community? Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages, and share your comments! Happy November, everyone!
-Jennifer Wynn, for the Sacajawea PTA
Monday 60-minute Early Release Days | November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 5th | Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 10th | NO SCHOOL-Veteran’s Day Observance
November 11th at 9 a.m. | Green Team Monthly Campus Clean-up
November 14th at 2:45 p.m. | PTA General Meeting
November 22-24 | NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break
November 30th | Deadline for December 2023 PTA Membership Drawing
December 4th-8th | Scholastic Book Fair! Save the date!
November 3: Sandwich Day
November 6: Play Paper Airplanes Day
November 9: Play Games with the Family Day
November 13: World Kindness Day
November 14: National Pickle Day
November 15: America Recycles Day
November 19: Do Something Nice for the Elderly Day
November 23: Thanksgiving Day
The Month In Review: October 2023
Staff Appreciation Potluck
Thanks so much to all who donated time, food, or beverages for the Staff Appreciation Potluck on Parent-Teacher Conference Day, October 19th. It was a tasty-looking spread, and many members of our Sacajawea staff expressed their appreciation!
The Harvest Festival
Sacajawea’s annual Harvest Festival was a blast! Thanks to all who attended the event! A special thank you goes out to the nearly 50 volunteers (parents, PTA members, and school staff) who helped make it such a fun night!
The Harvest Festival also allowed a great start to 5th Grade fundraising, with the Snack Shack raising nearly $600! As you may know, each year the outgoing 5th-grade class enjoys an End-of-the-Year party, with each outgoing student getting a special T-shirt along with the event. The outgoing 5th-grade class also purchases a legacy gift for the school! For example, last year the 5th-graders’ legacy gift was the picnic table under the solar panels beside the pick-up area. The Snack Shacks at the Harvest Festival and Spring Carnival, with a few lunchtime Snack Shack events during the year, help provide this funding.
Skyhawk Spirit Wear
We’re SO excited about the 2023 Sacajawea Spirit Wear! Thanks to all who ordered! Orders will be delivered to the school in a few weeks, and we’ll provide updates as the time nears!
Scholastic Fall 2023 Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! December 4th-8th! We’ll provide updates as the time nears!
We'll need parent volunteers to help with the book sale, both PTA members to help with cashiering, and volunteers to help students as they shop. As the Book Fair approaches, we’ll post sign-up information on social media and our website: http://sacpta.com/help
Outdoor Learning Space/Garden Project
On October 10th, the Sacajawea PTA voted to move forward with the installation of an outdoor learning space and garden area on the Sacajawea campus. After reviewing several bids, the group voted to move forward with Vulcan Construction on the project. Construction will begin this Fall in the area west of the school’s parking lot. Depending on the speed of progress, the space may be ready for classroom use in Spring 2024. More to come on this exciting project!
There are several shopping Rewards Programs that benefit our PTA, and allow us to help fund school equipment, activities, and enrichment programs. To participate, you don’t have to spend extra or give up your store rewards points (Fred Meyer). Using your grocery and holiday purchases to help our school is actually pretty easy!
Since we’re entering the holiday season, and many of us will be doing extra grocery shopping and buying gifts, please check out http://sacpta.com/rewards to find out more about the following programs:
-The Box Tops for Education program
-Fred Meyer Community Rewards
-Office Depot/Office Max Give Back to Schools program
The SKYHAWK SCOOP
Your Sacajawea PTA 3.7.68 Newsletter
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President: Dawn Choy
VP: Vanessa Kuschner
Secretary: Alex Koetje
Co-Treasurers: Nicole Islam & Lacey Seaton