SAKAI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
COHO CONNECTION
04/19/21
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Sakai Families,

Even though this weekend felt more like summer, it’s still spring. And at Sakai, that means we have been preparing for Bike to School Day. Of course, this annual tradition will look slightly different this year. With input from Sakai staff and community members we have developed the following as our 2021 Bike to School event:

Starting on May 3rd and continuing on every in-person school day in the month of May, students will be encouraged to travel to and from school using non-motorized means of transportation. Travel may be door-to-door from home to school, but it may also be from the satellite drop-off and pick-up spots at such as Island Church on Sportsman. While we cannot have the traditional volunteers we would normally, adults are encouraged to accompany their student on their ride.

Students attending class online will be encouraged to engage in meaningful outdoor exercise.

On every Thursday in May, there will be a special theme. On those days students will have the added encouragement of kicking their commutes into high gear by draping themselves in clothing, colors, hairstyles, and accouterments that have a specific focus. This year’s themes will include Favorite Team/Color Day, Favorite Character Day, Inside Out Day, Decade Day. The order and ideas for these days will be announced to students on the broadcast.

Students will be asked to complete an online Google Form every day in May when they take part in non-motorized travel to and from school. They can also let us know if a parent or guardian participated with them. Those forms will be logged and tracked. Participants (yes, even adults) will become eligible for prizes based on the frequency of participation day in and day out and quality of participation on the Thursday theme days. Prizes will vary but include traditional Sakai Bike to School Day t-shirts and gift certificates to island businesses.

All students that wish to participate need to have a signed consent form returned to the office. Students should stay tuned to the Sakai Broadcast for more information and promotion of human-powered transportation.

Many thanks to Squeaky Wheels and local businesses for their support of fun and healthy habits.

Please contact me with any questions.

Have a wonderful week, Sakai!

Drew
YEARBOOK PHOTOS
2020-21 Sakai Yearbook Photos - Deadline is April 26th!

We need photos of your kids! Please submit photos from the first Day of School (at home and at school), Halloween, learning via Zoom, playing in the snow, working on Science, Music, Art, Library, PE and any other photos that show your student's school day from the 2020-21 school year. 
Use the link below.  Please also add a photo tag, which you can select from the drop down space after you add your photo.  Be sure to list your student's name, grade, teacher name and activity in the photo.  
RAISING RESILIENCE
CONNECTIONS CAFE (by Raising Resilience) is a FREE virtual Cafe to help our parenting community come together (while keeping their distance) to process and implement the shift in our daily lives during the pandemic.
Sessions happen monthly and topics and guest speakers vary.
UP NEXT:  Mythbusting & De-stressing the College Process on Tuesday, April 20th at noon.  This College Pathways session is designed for parents of 8th-11th graders.  
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CALENDAR
APRIL
APRIL 19 - 6TH GRADE HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT PARENT PREVIEW 6:00 PM
APRIL 21, 22 & 23 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS 3:45 - 5:45 PM
APRIL 22 - SPIRIT DAY - DISNEY DAY
APRIL 26 - VISION & HEARING SCREENING
APRIL 30 - PTO MEETING 9:15

MAY
MAY 6, 13, 20 & 27 - BIKE TO SCHOOL RIDES
MAY 20 - SPIRIT DAY - FAVORITE COLOR DAY
MAY 20 - TALENT SHOW WEBINAR
MAY 28 - PTO MEETING 9:15 AM
MAY 31 - MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL