The Sakamoto PTO Board would like to extend a THANK YOU to the families of Sakamoto Elementary for their generous support of the Samurai Savings Drive, last year. This year our goal is to raise $20,000.


What is Samurai Savings Drive?
The Samurai Savings Drive is an annual Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser that raises money for Sakamoto school programs that are not funded by Oak Grove School District. This includes educational enrichment programs with an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Language Arts, Reading, and P.E. These enrichment programs are only made available through the support of Sakamoto families.

Why Should I Pledge?

  • 100% of the PTO spending goes directly into the classrooms and benefits all students.

  • The PTO invests $215 per child for all students at Sakamoto throughout the year. Please invest in enriching your child’s education by pledging the suggested $150 amount or more.


How Do I Pledge?

  • Online, right here during the pledge drive. Click on the donate button at the bottom of this page.

  • At any Sakamoto fundraising event

  • Complete the red pledge drive form and return with a check to your child's teacher. Make check payable to "Sakamoto PTO".


What does Samurai Savings Drive Support?

The mission of the Sakamoto PTO is to partner with Sakamoto Elementary School staff and parents to provide students with access to resources that support educational enrichment with an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Language Arts/Reading and Fine Arts.

In order to accomplish this, we:

  • Raise funds through an annual pledge drive in August and September

  • Contract with specialized providers for classroom music and art programs

  • Invest in technology for classrooms and the STEAM Lab (i.e. Chrome Books)

  • Equip teachers and classrooms with additional materials and supplies, and professional development to teach in a 21st century classroom environment

Increase Your Contributions

Many employers will match your Sakamoto Samuari Savings Drive donation - it's "free money" for the PTO, easy to get and supports Sakamoto students and teachers! Click here to see if your employer is on our list. If not, please inquire with your company's Human Resources Department.

If you have questions about how to apply for corporate matching email, Chekamah Kazerouninia at

Thank you for your support!