Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many great ways to get involved at Sakai! We need many parent helpers to make our school fun and supportive for all students. Thank you!

October 24 – Sakai Reads

Please mark your calendars for Sakai Reads on October 24th, 9:30-11:00am!  Many volunteers are needed to lead book discussions with groups of approximately 8 students.  This wonderful event requires many to participate and we simply cannot make this happen without your support!  Sign up here

October 25 – Mini Mart

The Student Mini Mart and Popcorn Sale is coming up on Friday, October 25th!  Student Council members will sell items and popcorn during lunch.  Volunteers are needed to help set up items, pop the corn and supervise kids while they make the sales.  Volunteers will be outside (under cover) during recess, so dress for the weather.  Please arrive at 10am and plan to stay until 1pm.  Sign up here

Halloween Party

We are looking for volunteers to help decorate the school for our Halloween party!

Game Room

Game Room volunteers come in and supervise kids while they play games during lunch/recess.  Schedules can be either weekly or bi-weekly.  Sign up here


Makerspace is a place where inventors, artists and tinkerers can foster their creativity and imagination.  We are looking for parents to supervise during this popular recess option.  Schedules can be either weekly or bi-weekly.  Please contact our Makerspace Coordinator, Mark Gurtler, at mgurtler@bisd303.org to volunteer.

Read Naturally

The Read Naturally program provides support for students who need to increase their fluency and comprehension.  Reading tutors come in twice a week (Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri) to read one-on-one with a student for 20 minute sessions.  This program is coordinated by Ruth Schmidt, Sakai reading specialist, and runs November through April.  Please contact our Read Naturally Volunteer Coordinator, Deb Shaffer, at debshaffer52@msn.com to volunteer or learn more.

Join us for Parents’ Night Scrappy Art Party, Thursday, October 24th.

We raised $81,645.15! Our goal was $68,000. Thank you!


This year our annual fundraiser, THE COHO RUN, surpassed the goal of $68,000.  Since our community hit the ball out of the park, all students of Sakai will receive a Free Yearbook this year. 

Many thanks to all that contributed. 

Visit Fundraising for more information, and to see how these important funds are used.

Sakai Reads

Sakai Reads is our yearly all-school reading event. This year the theme is Multiculturalism. Ten titles have been selected, and each student has chosen one to read. Learn more about the books at the Sakai Reads Google Site.

Thursday, October 24th has been selected for the all-school book discussion event. We’d love to have parent and community volunteers participate. You just need to read a book and lead a discussion group. It’s a great opportunity to hear the thoughts and ideas of our kids. Please click here to sign up

This month the following students were honored for outstanding spirit

Jonah Carleton 
Teagan Schneider
Reese Gray
Riley Randall
Karolina Burzell-Knoble
These students invited a friend to attend a pizza party with Mr. Read, our Associate Principal. 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.

About Sakai PTO

Working together we provide Sakai school with supplementary funding and volunteer support for educational programs, assemblies, field trips and supplies.

Thanks to generous donations to our annual fundraiser, last year the PTO helped to provide Sakai with new playground equipment, P.E. equipment, Library books, Art supplies, supplemental math and literacy programs and materials to help students at all levels of ability. PTO funds were used to refurbish the music program instruments and the PTO supplied equipment and volunteers for the school Broadcast, Salmon release program, Sakai Reads program, Bike to school event and many other special assemblies. The PTO makes field trips assessable to all students by paying a large portion of the transportation costs and by providing scholarships.

Parents and caregivers of Sakai 5th and 6th grade students are counted as members of the PTO automatically upon their student’s enrollment. You are welcome at the monthly meetings and encouraged to attend to keep up to date on school and district events and news.

  • Funding

    There are no membership fees. Our funding is provided by donations to our annual fundraising event, which starts September 27th. We also earn funds collecting Box tops, selling sweatshirts and through Yearbook sales.

  • Volunteering

    To receive online signups notices for upcoming events, make sure that the Sakai office has your current e-mail contact information on file. Our PTO volunteer coordinator, Lori Hungerford,  will send out on-line sign ups several weeks prior to each event.   Please check the Sakai Calendar and the PTO webpage every two weeks for upcoming events so you can save important dates and plan ahead.   

  • Important

    All adults in the Bainbridge Island School district must complete online volunteer clearance application and review the student interaction guidelines every two years. If you are new to the district, you will find instructions by clicking on the link below:

    District Volunteer Information

    Not sure when you are due to renew? Please Contact:

    Erin Jennings, BISD Communications & Community Relations Coordinator