SAKAI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
COHO CONNECTION
 11/09/20
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hello Sakai Families,
First, I would like to wish a Happy Veterans Days to all our service men and women and their families! We thank you for your service.

Last Thursday we held our annual Sakai Reads event. Like all things this year it ran in a different format than usual, however the connections students made with each other and their books were as deep and meaningful as ever. Our students read a variety of fictional works, all of which had connected themes around compassion and empathy. Discussions on each book centered on the importance of having empathy for others. I was able to lead one group, and heard from many others, and am so proud of our students for their caring insights. I encourage you to ask your child about their book and keep this conversation going. If you would like to browse the list of books chosen for our event, please visit the Sakai Reads Google Site. And, let’s keep reading. This week begins our virtual book fair. See details below.

Last week in the COHO Connection I shared what a basic daily outline will look like for our students in the Hybrid Model. Below is a more detailed look at what daily Monday through Thursday student schedules will look like for both an AM and a PM student.  
During the asynchronous learning blocks students will spend a majority of their time engaged in work assigned to them by their teachers. One advantage of our half day in person model is the opportunity for students to get daily feedback on their work and receive new assignments. Aside from daily assigned tasks, students will also have enrichment work and independent reading time. Students may also receive support services during this time, such as Speech or ELL. Please reach out with any questions.

Have a wonderful week Sakai!

Drew

BOOK FAIR
SAKAI LIBRARY BOOK FAIR IS HERE!
Monday, November 9 - Sunday, November 22 
Discover a world of books!  Join us in celebrating a love of reading.
A percentage of all sales go to support Sakai library.
Books will ship to Sakai after our eFair is complete. We expect the books to arrive the first week in December. A message will go out to families with pick up information.         
SAKAI SPIRIT
This month the following students were honored for outstanding spirit: 

                             Wyatt Dixon
                             Anika Nelson
                             Jordyn Harris
                             Jackson Fitzgerald
                             Anderson Majors


These students received a certificate for a pizza lunch.  Thank you to That’s a Some Pizza and Westside Pizza for providing free pizza for our student incentive program.  The nominations are made in reference to Sakai’s Four R’s:  Responsible, Respectful, Reasonable, Reliable.

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Free Access for 5th Graders

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior managed public lands and waters for free!
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Nondiscrimination statement: Bainbridge Island School District School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions, please contact Civil Rights Coordinator, Erin Murphy at emurphy@bisd.303.org.
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CALENDAR

NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 9 - 20 - LIBRARY BOOK FAIR
NOVEMBER 11 - VETERANS DAY - NO SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 13 - SPIRIT DAY - CRAZY HAIR DAY
NOVEMBER 20 - PTO MEETING 9:15 AM
NOVEMBER 26 - 27 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

November 11th

Veterans Day

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