The countdown begins…

We are just about 2 weeks away from the start of the school year! Are you ready? Are the kids ready? While I have enjoyed the summer, I’m also ready to get my kids back into some sort of routine. I think we’re driving each other BONKERS!

With the start of the school year comes so much information!!! I hope these emails find you well and relaxed as the sun is still shining. I like to share as much as I can with you before things get hectic, like they always do come September. A few things to have on your radar as we approach the start of the year.

Warmly,
Cosette Posko
Skyline PTA President
skylineschoolpta@gmail.com

Events:

Kinder/1st Grade and New Family Play date:

We love kicking off the school year mixing and mingling with our new families and especially our little kinders! Join us at the school playground for some play, snacks and conversation on Thursday, August 17th from 2:00-4:00pm. All families are welcome and we strongly encourage families with kindergartners and first graders to attend. Help welcome our new families and our newest additions to Skyline!

Envelope Stuffing:

If you have some time on Wednesday, August 23rd from 9:00-11:00am, we’re looking for folks to help with our envelope stuffing. We need a team that can work hard and fast to get all the paperwork stuffed to send home with kiddos on the first day of school. You can sign-up to bring along some breakfast goodies or come and help on our sign-up link. Thank you all in advance for helping!!

Community Care Day:

Our school-wide Community Care Day is set for Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Here are a few words from our Skyline Stewards Chair, Jinnet Powel:

I’ve been pretty casual about planning this year because our awesome community always comes though and it works out just fine. But recently, every year, turn-out has been a bit lower than the previous year. Let’s turn that around!

  • So grab your garden tools, gloves, shovels, rakes, water bottle and hat. Lather up on sunscreen. There will both light and heavy work – so something for everyone.
  • Come meet the new Principal (let’s not leave her hanging)
  • Connect with new families and retell your summer adventure stories. Besides, if we’re there it will mean we survived the Solar Eclipse!
  • Family friendly event, everyone is welcome!
  • Also looking for up to 2 people to bring gas powered weed-whips (edging weeds around building), up to 3 wheelbarrows (we’ve got 2 at the school), and a person to bring a tall, stable step-ladder for trimming the really tall shrubs. Contact Jinnet directly if you can help with any tools! 

Back to School Breakfast: 

Be sure to join us for our annual PTA Back to School Breakfast on Wednesday, August 30th. We’re still in need of goodies to help fill our tables. More details to follow about the first day of school schedule. Check out the sign-up to help!

Reminders:

New Family Guide:

Our New Family guide can be found on the webpage, it is filled with tons of important information to help ease your way into the new school year.

Mentors:

Looking for veteran families as mentors for our new families. If you are interested, please sign-up here. Thank you for considering guiding and connecting our new families with our amazing Skyline traditions!

Urgent Positions:

We’re still in need of the following positions urgently, please contact me if you are interested. Thank you!

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