SCN May Update
Bruneau Dunes
Annual Family Camping Trip

If you've been looking for a way to strengthen friendships with Sage families, build community with other Sage parents and students, and establish connections while having fun, please join us for the 3rd Annual Sage International School Camp Out.  The camp out is scheduled for May 29-31, at Bruneau Dunes State Park.  Please come for one or both nights, and enjoy dune sledding, observatory viewing, community camp fire, and a generally great time with other Sage families.  Sage Community Network  has reserved 50 tent spots in the Broken Wheel area (sites 31-33). You can claim your spot HERE If you would like to come with a trailer or RV please reserve your own spot at the Idaho State Park site.  If you're camping with a tent, or looking for more information on how to reserve your spot, go to our SCN webpage. We hope to see you at the Dunes!
Cool Summer Food & Snacks

1. Fruit Kabobs (grapes, melons, strawberries, berries, sliced bananas…)

2. Add some zest to your salads by adding grapes or mandarin oranges

3. Banana split: Top a sliced banana with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt and sprinkle with chopped nuts and other fruit

4. Crunchy vegetables (instead of chips) with your favorite dip or low-fat salad dressing

5. Heat leftover whole-grain rice with chopped apple, nuts and cinnamon

6. Add pizzazz to your sandwich with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumbers or tomato slices

7. “Grate” compliment: Add grated zucchini, squash or carrots to your sandwich, meat, pasta, vegetable or rice dishes

8. Stuff a whole grain pita with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices with a dash of cinnamon

9. Change up your regular iceberg lettuce salad with dark, leafy greens and chickpeas or edamame

10. Try Gazpacho this summer for a cool summer vegetable loaded soup



The SCN Board has three open seats to fill for the 2015-16 school year. We
encourage each of you to consider joining
the SCN team! For more information please 
EMAIL us for details.
~ Tuesday May 12 ~
Monthly SCN Meeting -  Sage Parkcenter at 6:30pm. Click HERE for this month's agenda. We still need volunteers to sit on the SCN Board. If you are interested please EMAIL us.
~ Thursday, June 4 ~ 
All School Year End Potluck at MunicipalPark with Taiko drumming and other music performances.

Tues., May 12: 6:30p
SCN Monthly Meeting (Agenda)
(Sage Parkcenter)

Wed., May 13: 10:00am
Teacher Appreciation
(Both campuses)

Thu., May 14: 4:00pm
2nd Grade Families
Mix & Mingle

(Smoky Mtn. Parkcenter)

Thu., May 14:  6:00pm
Parent Social
Solid Grill & Bar)
Click for Additional Dates
Ignite Sage 2 was an awesome success! If you and your families were unable to attend we encourage you to take a peek at the individual presentations that were given. The topics varied from "How Dogs are IB" to the "Art of Fly Fishing" the presenters exemplified everything IB. CLICK HERE to view our students, parents, and teachers who presented.


June 15-20: Washington Coast Adventure! (Tuition $400)  We are mixing up the formula of the annual Oregon Coast trip this year to explore the even more beautiful Washington Coast!  We will explore several areas of Olympic National Park- hiking along the wild and rugged coastline, exploring the vivid tidepools, and marveling at the beauty of the open Pacific.  We will also hike the pristine temperate rainforests of the park and gawk at massive trees and crystal waters.  Likely, we will also get a little surfing in, go on a scenic ferry ride, and may even take the Twilight tour of Forks, Washington if there aren’t too many teenage vampires around.  It all adds up to an unforgettable adventure to kick off your summer vacation! 5th grade and up welcome. 

July 7-10: Rafting Fun on the Payette (Tuition $250) This low-key rafting week will have us camping in the Boise National Forest on the South Fork of the Payette River, forging out each day to a new and exciting rafting destination.  Likely destinations will be the “Swirly Canyon”, “Main”, and “Caborton” sections of the Payette. In addition to the whitewater thrills during the day, at night we will soak in several hot springs, have lots of fun around the campfire, and hike on nearby trails.  No rafting experience necessary, 5th grade and up welcome. 

August 3-6: Hot Springs Bike Tour (Tuition $250):  Back by popular demand, we are once again staging a big bicycle adventure, starting in the area just west of Ketchum and weaving our way west to Arrowrock reservoir east of Boise.  This just so happens to be one of the most hot-spring rich areas of Idaho (also the world), so every day we will soak in all variety of delightful springs.  We change camps each day, positioning ourselves close to different springs and great swimming holes.   Most of the biking is downhill, the bus carries all of our gear, and there is a “sag wagon” to support anybody who decides they may have bitten off a little too much any given day.   The entire trip is on gravel roads, and you are required to provide your own mountain bike in serviceable condition.  But the views are spectacular, the riding ideal, and the waters sublime.  Riding experience preferred but not required.  5th grade and up welcome.  

Sage Board Update (from Meeting on April 20)

  • A K - 8 principal position is posted on our Web page.

  • Congratulation from all the Parents to Mrs. Bettencourt. She is reducing her hours in the next school year since she is expecting.

  • Mind the Gap is still weak in comparison to last years ($135.000 missing)

  • The state of school address has been moved to the beginning of next school year (TBA)

  • Staff survey is being processed. 67 from 74 teachers participated - results will be presented at May 18 meeting.

  • School budget should be posted in May

  • Early move to executive session due to a teacher letter.

Have you ever been in the great outdoors by yourself and wondered, "What would I do if someone got hurt right now?" The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is a nationally recognized certification.  Sage International School is proud to host this 9-day course from June 15-23rd, 2015 in the downtown campus. If you are interested, please contact Eric Wakild.
This past week you may of seen students being interviewed for our upcoming video on Mind the Gap. Watch for the video and see why it's an important component of making Sage great.

Idaho Youth Ranch
Bring your easy to transport donated items to campus and drop in the IYR sheds and Sage will receive money each time they collect the donated goods.

Western Recycling
Sage has an account set up with Western Recycling located at 1990 S Cole Rd (across from Costco) Drop off your recyclable items and Sage will earn a kickback!

This free program helps us raise money for the School whenever you shop online. All you have to do is access your favorite stores from the links on the school's website. When you make a purchase Sage earns a small commission, without any additional cost to you.

Sage Families,

Thank you to everyone who has contributed Box Tops this year.  I’m proud to tell you that because of YOU, Sage has received $1100 this school year.  Thank you!!   

Every time you use brands like Hanes, General Mills, Ziploc, Betty Crocker, Hefty, Pillsbury, Kleenex, Progresso and many more participating products you can earn money for Sage.   

Please keep cutting and collecting Box Tops over the summer and continue to drop them off in the green 

boxes at each Sage campus!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Kira Lunde


Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing and all items will be donated on May 14th after 5th grade student exhibitions.

Bulletin Board
Events or requests listed below are not sponsored by SCN and are from the general Sage Community


The Bu Studio
Visit, Like Us and Come Let Your Inner Artist Play!



(Formerly known as BiGGJAB BigGirlGrapeJuiceAndBeyond)


7-9pm at Heartworks:TheBuStudio


To all our volunteers for your time, energy, and gracious donations of food and more that make our monthly events successful! 
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