New Head of School Visits


Our new Head of School, David O’Connell, will be visiting Saklan next week!. Please join us for a Parent Meet & Greet on Tuesday, March 13 from 6PM-7PM.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

We hope to see you there!

International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. Internationally, purple is a color  symbolizing women.

In support and honor of International Women’s Day, we are asking all students to wear purple next Friday, March 16th. Thank you!


Grandparents and Special Friends Day

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day is coming up!

Friday, March 30,   10a.m. –  noon

Invitations went out this week, but please remind your grandparents and special friends about this event so they join in on the fun!

Head’s Corner


Dear Saklan Community,

This morning, the rain let up and the sun came out just in time for us to hold our first Flag of March.  Presenting today, were our 3rd Grade class who shared information about their Native Americans projects.  Next week’s Flag will be a special day for all math fans.  Don’t miss this annual celebration of pi, with a special pi reciting competition, quadratic equations poems and a presentation of certificates of merit to our MATHCOUNTS Team.  The Mathcounts team, coached by Mr. Zippin, participated in the regional chapter competition last weekend, and while we didn’t win any prizes, our students did a great job and are setting the stage for even better results in the future.

Today marks the end of our second trimester and report cards will be put in the mail next Friday.  You will soon receive an email today inviting you to sign up for our Parent-Teacher Conferences which will be held on March 22 & 23.  We will again be doing all of conference sign ups on line using Sign-Up Genius.  This is a great time to get an update on your child’s academic progress as we move towards the end of the year.

Two exciting dates are on the calendar for March.  Our annual concert at the Lesher Center is scheduled for March 15th and Grandparents and Special Friends Day is on March 30th.  I look forward to big crowds on these important and fun events.

Have a great weekend!



Last year we started the first ever Saklan MATHCOUNTS competition team and it was back by popular demand this year! The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.

The team is open to any middle school student who wants to work on interesting and challenging problems with other math-letes. Saklan’s team met every Monday and just finished the MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition last weekend!

For more information on MATHCOUNTS, please click here.  We hope to continue to grow our team in the years to come!


Bake Sale Success

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Thank you to everyone for contributing to the success of the Second Grade Bake Sale. I also want to take this opportunity to give a special thank you to Lori Anders who organized this event and to all the special second grade parent bakers and helpers. The second graders raised $343.00 for Guide Dogs for the Blind!

4th Grade Scientists

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4th graders have been studying about electricity and currents in the Science Lab. In conclusion to that unit, the students got to work with our new STEM kits and collaborate to build their own inventions. They had a blast!


Way to go, Suns!

The Saklan Suns shined bright on a cloudy day!  On Wednesday the Suns beat East Bay Waldorf School in two games of basketball.  Junior Varsity 40 to 27, and Varsity 54 to 31.

Here is the schedule for their upcoming games:

Saklan vs. The Berkeley School Tuesday, March 6th @ 4:15pm (Berkeley)

Saklan vs. East Bay Waldorf rescheduled Tuesday, March 27th  @ 4:15pm (El Sobrante)

Saklan vs. Pacific Boys Choir Thursday, March 29th @ 4:45pm (Home)

Come cheer them on – they are a dynamic team to watch!

News from Geometry

Curious about the height of the tallest redwoods on the turf? The meteor? Olivia used a clinometer to measure the angle from her eye to the top of each object. She also measured her distance from the object and the height of her eye.  Using these measurements and her knowledge of trigonometry ratios, she was able to find the heights. The redwood was 42 feet tall, and the meteor was 13  feet tall. There are so many ways to use math to solve problems in the real world!