Dear Sakai Families,

It was so wonderful seeing you in our building Wednesday for our Parent and Guardian Night. Those are long days and I appreciate you taking the time to come learn more about what your child is learning this year and meet their teachers. If you weren’t able to make it, no worries, conferences are coming up at the end of this month.
October is a busy one at Sakai, filled with Unity Day, the first round of Intramurals, the Great-ShakeOut, conferences, our 30-day Kindness Challenge, and the COHO Run fundraiser. Our COHO Run fundraiser is off to a promising start. In just our first few days we are already at 8% of our goal. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed. Please see the information below on how to participate below. All donations are gratefully accepted. If you haven’t signed up yet, please see the information below.
Have a wonderful week, Sakai!
The COHO Run, Sakai PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year, kicks off today.  We will conclude the fundraising period with a run for kids on Friday, October 21st at the Woodward track. The event will also feature a “spirit day” where homeroom classes compete for the most class spirit by dressing up in costume. Funds raised by the COHO Run will help support enrichment and educational resources such as teacher grants, grade-level assemblies, classroom and teacher supplies, subscriptions, educational programs, and community events/parent resources.
Your PTO is committed to funding experiences and events to foster a strong sense of engagement and community among all. Our goal is to collectively raise $70,000 (about $145.00 per student), though donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. We would like to acknowledge that these past few years have been difficult financially for so many of us, and we are truly grateful for any financial support you can provide at this time. Our goal is 100% participation, and no donation is too small!  Donations can be made online, or by check/cash (details below).  

  • Experience life at Hogwarts in the hallways of Sakai to celebrate our school-wide 100% participation goal
  • Yearbooks for the whole school to celebrate reaching our financial goal
  • All students will be entered in drawings to win gift certificates to local stores
  • The top earning 5th and 6th grade class will each receive an extra recess
  • The 5th and 6th grade classes that earn the “Most Spirited” will each win a pajama day with hot cocoa!

Registration Instructions

Step 1: Click “Register My Student” on the experience page:

Step 2: Under “Student Registrations” put in the number of students you wish to register and click “add to cart” (you won’t be charged - registration is free!)

Step 3: Click “Check Out Now”

Step 4: Complete the registration information for each student, save and click “Next”

Step 5: Review your information and click “Submit”

Step 6: Spread the word to family and friends that it is quick and easy to support your student’s fundraising effort! Every donation makes an impact!

How to Collect Donations

  • Go to Rally Up (
  • Scroll down to “Search for a Student” to find your student's name.
  • Click donate and select flat amount.
  • Enter the amount you wish to donate and add to cart.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your donation!
  • Please note there is a prompt about tipping that we are unable to remove, but tips are not required. Simply select “custom” and set the amount to $0. 
  • Donors who would like to support Sakai PTO without assigning their donation to a particular student can click the purple donate button at the bottom of the Home page.

Online donations will be open through Friday, October 21 at 3:25 pm.

Cash or Check: Today your student received a donation envelope from their homeroom teacher. This is only for cash/check donations (online donations will be tracked through the Rally Up platform). Please place cash and checks inside and fill out the tracking form. Make checks payable to Sakai PTO. All donation envelopes are due back on Friday, October 21 at 3:25 pm.

Corporate Matching: Many employers offer corporate matching programs for charitable donations.  Be sure to check with your employer to help boost our student's fundraising efforts.  Contacts us and we will credit your student’s account the match while your company processes the request. 

We would love to have more volunteers to help with this year's yearbook.  There are many little and big jobs to help make a great yearbook.  If you are interested in helping with the cover art contest, compiling the yearbook, or taking photos, please email Annie at  Also, if you have any photos that you've already taken from the first few weeks of school, email them directly to Annie.
We love volunteers at Sakai!
If you would like to volunteer this year, please complete the district's application process outlined here,
Please allow two weeks for the district to process your application.  Once approved, you are ready to volunteer and your approval is valid for two years.
New this year, please bring your driver's license or id each time you sign into any school in the district.
The Chromebook insurance window is open until THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH.
Did you know that the cost to replace a damaged student Chromebook is $428 but the cost for accidental insurance coverage is $35 a year?

To minimize the risk of potential fines, we encourage families with students in grades 5-12 to enroll in accidental insurance coverage. For more information about Chromebook accidental damage insurance, please visit the Technology Services webpage to read the Student Device Insurance FAQ.

The window for signing up for the insurance closes on Friday, Oct.  7.  Click here to purchase the insurance. 

Families facing financial challenges may request to have the insurance fee waived for the year through this online form
ACP is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure affordable internet service to eligible households. 
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Students participating in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision are eligible.
To learn more information about the application process and to view all the ways in which households can qualify please visit the ACP Consumer FAQ Page or review the printable flyers below:


If you have questions about the program, please contact BISD’s
Director of Technology, Kiyo Toma, by email at or call the BISD Technology Department at (206) 780-1060. 
Please report COVID-positive cases involving BISD students and staff at this link.
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