BISD
SAKAI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
COHO CONNECTION
09/20/21
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Sakai Families,
We are so grateful to you! We appreciate your support as we start the year and deeply value the home and school relationship. This week we have our Parent Nights. 5th-grade is on Tuesday night at 6:30 and 6th-grade is Thursday night at 7:00. Again, this year we need to host these events virtually and you should have received a Zoom link from your student’s teacher. We look forward to seeing you this week and continuing to grow and strengthen that relationship.
 Also, we have another yearly milestone this week with picture day on Thursday morning.   
Have a wonderful week, Sakai!
Drew
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
From the School Counselor
Well here we are entering our fourth week in school.  It feels nice to settle into new and different routines as we transition into Fall, one of my favorite seasons of the year. 
 Every Monday our students meet with their homeroom classroom for Coho Time.  Coho Time is a dedicated period in our school schedule where we work together on all the lessons and activities devoted to ensuring our school is a positive and safe environment for everyone.  Our goal is that all students feel connected and cared for.  Some of the topics we will be working on and learning about throughout the year in Coho Time are; Community and Team Building, Empathy, Mindset, Mindfulness, Perseverance, Understanding our Feelings, Conflict Resolution, Kindness and our Anti Bullying Program. These lessons are planned by the Coho Committee and scheduled out for the entire school year.  
The name COHO time reflects not only our mascot as the Sakai Salmon but is also an acronym that describes an attitude we want to nourish to create a positive learning community. COHO stands for:
C - Caring
O - Observers
H - Helping
O – Others
Everyone in the school participates in Coho Time.  Every adult in the building is connected with a homeroom classroom as we work together on these lessons in a classroom meeting format.  This is truly the entire community of Sakai working together on these positive initiatives.
Last week we introduced and held our first classroom COHO meeting. The focus in the early weeks is to build community, build relationships and build school connectedness.  The COHO Lesson this week is more about the Four R’s that shape and guide our experience at Sakai: Reasonable, Respectful, Reliable and Responsible
This past week I visited each classroom and described for students the counseling program at Sakai and how they can access me to check in.  I also held two large student meetings for students who are new to the Bainbridge Island School District. I am so pleased to have students in the building and be able to spend time face to face. 
Watch the newsletter for more information about what is going on in Coho Time and ask your student about their experience in Coho Time.  Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have questions about Coho Time or if you would like to check in about your student.   I look forward to partnering with you to help your students have a successful school year at Sakai.
 
Beth Hebert
Sakai School Counselor
206-780-6506
PARENT NIGHT
Please join us for back to school Parent Night.

Fifth grade Parent Night is Tuesday, September 21st from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Sixth grade Parent Night is Thursday, September 23rd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

A zoom link meeting invitation will be sent to families by your homeroom teacher.
SCHOOL PHOTOS
Our photographers are scheduled to take school photos the morning of Thursday, September 23rd.

Order envelopes will be sent home with students.  Place online orders here.  The password is SAKA9.

Picture retakes will be on Thursday, November 18th.
LUNCH VOLUNTEERS
Sakai Lunch:  Parent Volunteer Signup

Each day we could use two parent volunteers, thank you for considering signing up to help us out.

All volunteers must have completed our district's application process outlined here: https://www.bisd303.org/Domain/1809

Please wait to sign up until you have completed this process.

Volunteer Times:
Mondays: 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
Tuesday through Friday: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

If you volunteer, simply arrive at our main entrance near the flagpole.  Our office staff will have you sign in and head down to our gym.


Thank you again for the gift of your time.

Regards,
Sakai Lunch Team
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
For community activities of interest to students and families, click the button below.

Community Events

CALENDAR


SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER 21 - 5TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE 6:30-8 PM
SEPTEMBER 23 - 6TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE 7-8 PM 
SEPTEMBER 23 - SCHOOL PHOTOS 9 - 11 AM
SEPTEMBER 24 - PTO MEETING 9:15 AM
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@bisd303.org.
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