Summertime Updates

Hello Skyline Families and Staff,

First off, if you’re new to Skyline, welcome! And a big welcome to our new Principal BG Aguirre. If you haven’t already met Principal Aguirre, she comes to us with much experience, energy and a positive future for Skyline, welcome from PTA and Skyline Families.

INTRODUCTION

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Cosette Posko, I’m serving as your PTA President for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be my second and final year as your President. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and welcome new ideas, support and feedback. I have already met so many wonderful new families that are joining Skyline this year. I’m happy to help and support you as you journey your way into uncharted territory. I’ve created a page on our Skyline PTA webpage especially for NEW FAMILIES!! Consider it a guide and road map to kickoff the school year. I’ve loaded it with tons of information, especially information coming in as a new family to Skyline. Check out the rest of the webpage for information about our school as a whole including: Foundation, Auction, Art Program, Calendar, Committees, Volunteering information AND MORE! Many items will be updated as we near closer to the beginning of the year so keep checking back. There will always be a link at the bottom of my emails.

HIGHLIGHTS

There are a few things I’d like to highlight while the new school year is merely a distant thought in your mind. Perhaps you have time to ponder these ideas and also mark some on your calendar.

OPEN COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITIONS:

PTA President Elect:
I’ll be honest, we’re in dire straits for a PTA President Elect. We’re looking for a dynamic individual that will shadow me this year and then take over as PTA President for the 2 following years. I will tell you from personal experience, it was SOOOO helpful to shadow the sitting President before taking over. It made the transition much easier. Please let me know if you have any interest, happy to chat over coffee, my treat!

Directory Spot (URGENT):
Looking for someone to work on our school directory. It would entail compiling and exporting it to our online directory source. The process will be much easier than years past and can mainly be done at home. This is an URGENT position as paperwork needs to be prepared prior to the start of school.

PTA Meeting Caregiver (College students/Grandparents?):
Attend monthly PTA meetings to cover childcare. We ideally would like 2 adults for this position. Could be a grandparent, college student, local community member, etc. We are able to gift a $25 gift card for service, usually in the form of a Fred Meyer gift card. Meetings start at 6pm and go until about 8-8:30 (end of Foundation meeting).
Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:
9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/21, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17

Family Night Out Coordinator:
Coordinate Family Night Out events throughout the year (ie: McMenamins, Meating Place, Rock Creek Corner, Pizzacato, etc.) Work with our Foundation board members.

Parent Education:
Work with families to find out needs and coordinate guest speakers or small group discussions on varies topics. Work with our Parent Support Group Chair.

Literacy Night** (new) :
Plan, coordinate and execute a family literacy night

STEM Night** (new) :
We’d like to launch our first STEM night this spring. Looking for someone to head up the family night and grow a team to support the event. **Possible Grant opportunity available! Our wonderful technology teacher Jet Griffith will aid on this committee and planning on applying for the grant below.
http://stemandfamiliesevent.questionpro.com/

Scholastic Book Fair **seeking a shadow to take over the following year

Skyline Stewards** needs a shadow for coming years

Health & Safety Team ~ We already have quite a crew that are working on our health and safety pieces for the school including: Earthquake preparedness, Generator, Playground. I would like to continue expanding on this committee and officially have them work with PTA so we can get updates and have point contacts when issues arises. Please contact me if you are interested in joining this team.

ENVELOPE STUFFING:
(Save the date) ~ Wednesday, August 23rd 9:00am

Please join us and help get our back to school envelopes ready to send home with kiddos on the first day of school. We’ll be at the school on Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:00am. Sign-up coming SOON!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST:
Wednesday, August 30th 9:00am

After you make your way through the crowded school hallways, stop by and have breakfast with other parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caretakers. Relax, have a cup of coffee and some breakfast while getting to know some amazing Skyline families. Sign-up coming SOON for breakfast donation items.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! And please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions throughout the summer!

Cosette Posko
Skyline PTA President
skylineschoolpta@gmail.com