Sacaton Elementary School


Sacaton Elementary School is located on the Gila River Indian Community, south of Phoenix, Arizona. It is about fifteen minutes from St. Peter's Indian Mission School.

The school serves 410 students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Children from Sacaton Elementary go on to Sacaton Middle School for grades fifth through eighth. The school is involved with the "Success for All" Reading Program.

Librarian: Linda Harmeyer

Read about Sacaton Elementary in The Arizona Republic online:


Sacaton site visits:

May 9, 2001
We made our final visit for the year to Sacaton School yesterday. All of the children in grades Pre-K through 2nd got to select either one or two RIF books. We also gave out and assembled the dinosaur visors. The kindergarteners were on their way to a field trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the Mesa Southwest Museum right after our program, so the visors were very appropriate and much appreciated!

Karen Drake, Librarian
Chandler Public Library, Arizona

November 27, 2000
We visited Sacaton Elementary School and brought new books, read stories (even some scary ones!) and distributed RIF books to the pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st graders. It was somewhat hectic because a number of the teachers forgot we were coming, due the long holiday weekend, so we were a little behind scheduled. It all worked out though. I asked the kids if they remembered when we came to see them when school started and some of them did. I asked if they remembered "Dr. Loriene's scary stories" and most of them did! One little girl wanted to know if the boy(Owen Hunter) who plays guitar was with us again. It was a good day. We are still trying to work with St. Peter's for a December visit. We have to visit them before the end of the year to distribute the 1st of the RIF books there.

Tara Anglin, Librarian
Chandler Public Library, Arizona

December 5, 2004
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