Check out this awesome video of Skyline’s 47th annual Cornfest—a tradition of community engagement filled with live music, games, arts and crafts, friendship, and CORN! Thank you to our amazing volunteers to make this fabulous event come together.
School Supply Lists
Still haven’t gone school supply shopping? Check out the full supply lists here:
Wednesday, August 22nd
Chat with friends and make new ones while helping stuff back-to-school materials into packets to be sent home with students on the first day of school. The more people who come, the sooner we will be done!
**Older kids are welcome to jump in and join the assembly line.** We’ll be in the gym!
RSVP and sign up to bring a breakfast item here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44a9a92aa2f85-start1.
Back to School Pizza with Principal
Thursday, August 23rd
Come to Skyline’s first ever Back-to-School Pizza Night with Principal Aguirre and teachers!
Elementary and 7th/8th graders can chat with Principal Aguirre, meet teacher(s), visit classroom(s), and drop off school supplies. Incoming 6th graders and new middle school students will participate in “middle school boot camp” in the library.
Incoming kindergartners, this is our last official play date of the summer! Introduce yourselves to another family, catch up with those you met in June, meet Mrs. Porter, and visit the classroom.
Enjoy FREE pizza!
BE GREEN: bring your own water bottles.
We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Back to School Breakfast
Monday, August 27th
All are invited to the PTA’s annual Back-to-School Breakfast in the library on Monday, August 27, after drop off. This is an excellent time to introduce yourself to someone new, and catch up with those you have not seen since June.
Sign up to bring along a dish to share:
We’ll look forward to seeing you!
- Parking!: On the first day of school, expect congestion! Parking will be a challenge. Please plan ahead, and be mindful of children and buses. Also, please do not park in spots reserved for a family generous enough to have purchased that spot at last spring’s auction. Thank you!
- New Families!: Please learn more about what to expect on the first day, here: https://skylineschoolpta.com/new-family-guide/
Back to School Mom’s Hike
Monday, August 27th
After drop off + breakfast
After the kiddos are settled in, and you have grabbed a bite in the library, join Abbey Poizer and other Skyline moms on a four-mile hike through Forest Park, followed by lunch at the Skyline Tavern. Don’t hike? Join us for lunch! Bring a water bottle and let Abbey know if you are sticking around for lunch so she can let the Tav know (email: email@example.com).
Kindergarten Family Coffee + Donuts
Thursday, August 30th
Kindergarten families, join us in the library after drop off on August 30 for some donuts and conversation!
Friday, September 7th
This Skyline tradition is not to be missed! Join us for our 47th annual community festival filled with live music by the Ron Murvihill Band, games and crafts for the kids, the sale of Skyline t-shirts, a produce sale and exchange, a delicious chicken meal, and FREE all-you-can-eat corn. Bring your own picnic blanket & chairs, and help us maintain our green status by bringing your own plates and utensils. See y’all there!
This is the time to apply for free/reduced lunch for the school year. Often times folks may not even realize they qualify. All the information is confidential and processed through the district level. Why is it important? The number of students that qualify are a direct impact to funding for our school. As our percentage of those qualified increases, the possibility to receive funding (such as Title 1) increases. So take a minute, read through the details. If you qualify, your information remains confidential! Not only are you eligible for free/reduced lunch at school but many city and local programs offer discounts for qualified families. Something worth considering. You can apply here:
Plant Sale: orders being taken NOW, download order form
Order Forms Due: April 12th
Plants available for pickup: Friday, May 4th between 12:30-4:00
Pay by check or PayPal: payable to Skyline PTA or via PayPal (note “plant sale” in comments”
It’s that time of year, first day of spring is TOMORROW!!!!!! We have a wonderful fundraiser to help with your spring fever! Time to start planning that flower and vegetable garden, or pickup some hanging baskets for Mother’s Day.
Our plant orders come from New Leaf Greenhouse, click on the link to view the full array of flowers and vegetable packs to choose from, like these Zonal Geraniums.
You can find order forms on the bulletin board outside the school office, there is also a catalog of plants and flowers to peruse as well, or view online.
This is a great one to share with friends and neighbors, especially those with a green thumb! ORDER FORMS ARE DUE ON APRIL 12TH! You can email a completed form to Michelle Posey and pay the PTA via PayPal (please note “plant sale” in comments), or leave your order form and check in the office payable to SKYLINE PTA. PLANTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP ON FRIDAY MAY 4TH FROM 12:30-4:00.
This is it, the school auction is TOMORROW and we can’t wait to show you all we have in store! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and so much time and planning has gone into each aspect to make this not only a fundraiser, but also a special evening for you to enjoy.
Consider this your guide to the auction, we want to share all the details and tidbits to help make this a fun event!
On to the fun stuff! Auction Night!
I mean, we could just ask you all to donate your money but what’s the fun in that??? Why not have a big party, dress up and THEN take your money! Let us walk you through the night, what to expect and some tips along the way!
Every year, brilliant minds come to together to conjure up an amazing theme that will wow the crowds. From Back to the Future, Secret Garden, Harry Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Seuss, Grease and this year Masquerade Ball! What better theme for our first official OFFSITE auction!
- Search for an item by keyword, price, category and more!
- Save items to your favorites (login and click the little ♥ on the items you’re interested in) find them easily at the auction.
- Pictures! Many of our auction items have pictures which is amazing!
All of our amazing donations are listed, including silent and live auction items. Some print catalogs will be available the night of the event at check-in.
4:30 ~ Cocktail Hour begins (upstairs in Chalet) ~ registration and bid card pickup begins
5:00 ~ Bidding opens for all silent auction items
5:30 ~ Skyline Community Party Signup Boards open
5:45 ~ Bidding on silent sections 100s & 200s Labyrinth ends
6:00 ~ Bidding on silent sections 300s & 400s Amadeus ends
6:15 ~ Bidding on silent sections 500s & 600s Romeo & Juliet ends
Community Party Signups end
6:30 ~ Bidding on Dessert Dash Ends
Dinner Served in Dining Room
Golden Ticket Drawing
Heads or Tails Game
Barrel o’ Beer awarded
Winning Dessert Dash bids announced
Live Auction begins; Wall of Wine awarded during Live Auction
8:30 ~ Auction Ends
After Hours Dance Party Begins in Chalet (upstairs)
10:30 ~ Party Ends
If you are new to Skyline or have never attended a Community Party, brace yourself and be prepared to RUN to the sign-ups!
As a cornerstone of the Skyline auction, the Community Parties are something to look forward to every year. Community Parties are hosted by our own Skyline families and teachers. These great events bring friends and strangers alike together, strengthening our little community and forging lasting relationships that move far beyond just funding education. With so many amazing experiences to choose from, you may just sign-up for them all!! Our community parties not only bring families together but they are a huge part of our auction bringing in $12,000 ALONE last year.
Check out these FABULOUS parties for 2018, click image for a montage of our amazing events this year. This is the time to phone a friend, grab a veteran Skyline parent and get the ins and outs of the parties! There are some so epic that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
Did I mention there would be dessert? Yes! We rely on YOU to bring some of your BEST desserts to the event, homemade or store bought. People bid on their favorites and win them to enjoy eating during the live auction. What better way to enjoy the live auction than eating an entire cake with your friends? You can sign-up to bring something along here.
How would you like to win a Wall of Wine? Or a Barrel o’ Beer? Yes, a wall of 100 wines and a barrel of 200 bottles of beer. That should be enough to get you through to spring. Don’t delay getting your tickets at check-in to enter these one of a kind raffles. We have some special Masquerade Wines this year as well and more beer than we know what to do with! A special of 2 BARRELS will be auctioned off as well as our Wall of Wine!
How lucky are you? One ticket, one chance to win any one of our LIVE AUCTION items or CLASS PROJECTS. Buy your Golden Ticket and have your choice of some amazing items up for bid.
Heads or Tails? Can you make the right call? Our first year playing this fun game during our auction event. Buy your bead necklaces at check-in for your chance to play Heads or Tails! Wear your necklace then choose to put your hands on your “head” or “tail”, coin is flipped and if you’re hands are in the right place, stay standing and play the next round, if not, remove your beads. Play until you run out of beads! Winner will take home a $250 Visa Gift Card!
The big bang of the night! LIVE AUCTION! We have an auctioneer that leads this event with big tickets items like the coveted parking spots. Your kid could be Principal for the Day or Page for a Day getting a chance to work with Senator Johnson! And vacations, we have beautiful vacation homes that are auctioned off! What better way to donate to our school by also winning a vacation or private parking! Other big ticket items including Sporting Events and a trip to Disney!
Join us after the Live Auction and Dinner for an After Party in the Chalet. Bar will be open, music playing, snacks to munch on and you dancing!
We are beyond excited to share this amazing event with you this year. We hope this gives you a glimpse into our amazing event that is not only a way to raise funds for our school but one of the best experiences to build and foster friendships and relationships within the community.
If you are unable to make the event, you can always make a donation anytime! To make a one-time donation or setup a recurring donation to PTA, click here. Or to Foundation (All Hands Raised), click here.
Matching Gifts from Corporate Employers
If you make a donation during the Skyline Foundation’s Paddle Bid or you pay more than fair market value for any item during the auction or have made a donation to the Skyline Foundation/Skyline PTA, the donation is tax deductible to the extend permitted by tax law. The usual requirement is that the donation be at least $25. You do not need to have a child attending Skyline School.
The following is a partial list of companies that have matched donations in past years. It is not all-inclusive, so check with your employer.
- Daimler Trucks
- Intel ~ Marches 100% of all donations. Go to www.easymatch.com/intel (must access from Intranet)
- Nike ~ The difference between FMV (fair market value) and your payment needs to be paid on the Nike giving system.
- US Bank
- Wells Fargo
For a more complete list of matching employers, visit:
Please see your employer’s personnel office for matching funds form.
Please return completed forms to:
11536 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97231
Whether you are joining our amazing event as a guest or just have time to stop in to help out for a few hours, check out our sign-up. We are still in need of some volunteers to make this night a success.
**Those signed up to strictly volunteer do not need to purchase a ticket. Snacks will be provided but not a full dinner.
Our Auction is our school’s BIGGEST event of the year! We rely on donations from our local community and businesses. We also ask for support in the form of sponsorship for our event, which you can learn more about on our auction page. We are extremely lucky to have some amazing sponsors this year! If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click our easy online form.
Oregon First Real Estate
Skyline is a special community and with the help of two wonderful community members and Skyline parents, Karina Ganz and Tanya Smith as sponsors for our 2018 Auction. We are honored to have your support, thank you!
We are honored to have Kristin Rader Real Estate Group Sponsor our event this year, her dedication to Skyline as a local community member and parent are unmatched. Thank you for supporting our Auction!
So if you’re anything like me, it’s 8:00pm the night before school and I have nothing done! Truth be told, I literally just deboarded a plane, trying to get kids in the shower, pull out the outfit I thought would be a good first day of school outfit from the top of some suitcase and scrambling to get school supplies packed and some sort of lunch together.
But it’s okay! It’ll all be okay! Kids will get to school (at somepoint), they’ll be mostly rested, they’ll get lunch even if I do start the year off with a PB&J (will you judge me??) So whatever is happening this evening, take a deep breath, enjoy the last moments with your kiddos and ship them off to our amazing fabulous staff tomorrow morning.
If you’re kids are NOT in bed yet (mine aren’t…yikes) sit down, read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn or your favorite back to school book and enjoy the last moments with your kiddos!
A few housekeeping items to share as well
(because that is inevitable!)
School Supply Kits (delays):
Attention Families that ordered from our school supply fundraiser:
We received part of our order but not all.
Backpacks, lunch boxes, copy paper, paper towels and some of the bulk items have not arrived yet. They should be here within the week. I am so sorry for the delay. If you need any further contact Shirley Baker.
Parking on the first day of school can be a challenge! Please be mindful of children and buses. Parking tends to be limited so be patient. Also, the auction committee would like to remind you that the reserved parking spots in our lot should not be used by anyone other than those families with their names on the signs. These families have paid for the privilege to park in these spots at last year’s auction. Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your children. Thank you!
Middle school students should report to the GYM tomorrow morning!
Bus Transportation Update:
Student Transportation has made changes to Routes 21, 27, 29 and 30 over the last few days in order to better serve students and families. If your student rides this route, please visit our website to ensure you have the correct stop time for your bus stop.
Back to School Breakfast:
Join the PTA in the library for a breakfast after drop off tomorrow morning. It’s a great time to mix and mingle with new families and our returning veteran families. See you there!!!
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.
Skyline PTA President
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!
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!
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.
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!
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