Happy Monday (Ooops, I mean Tuesday)

Is anyone else confused that today is Tuesday rather than Monday?!? But, hey, that means it’s only a 4-day week!!! What better way to celebrate a short week than Cornfest!!
Friday, September 9th
Skyline School

What is Cornfest?!?
For those of you who are new to Skyline or not new and have never attended, I’m here to tell you it’s one of my favorite Skyline events of the year! I was SUPER intimidated our first year because I had NO IDEA what the heck a Cornfest was! Alas, I attended and had a blast.

  • My kids ran around playing with friends
  • Soothing music was played by a local band
  • We all ate TONS of corn
  • Had a picnic in the field with the family
  • BONUS, I didn’t have to cook or do dishes! 

It was quite lovely and a perfect way to spend a Friday night! If you’re still contemplating…let me share the details of what’s to come this year!

2016 Cornfest:

  • All the corn you can eat, FREE
  • Harvest Share – too many plums, zucchinis or any other harvest goodies? Bring them along and share with the group
  • A picnic dinner of chicken, green salad, potato salad, pasta salad and roll – $6.00 for 13 yrs & up, $4.50 for 5-12 yrs, 4yrs & under are free (cash or check)
  • Music – Death by Thumbs with Skyline student Henry Earle
  • Skyline Shirts for sale!  (cash or check)
  • NEW!!! Cornhole toss tournament – organized by parent Brandon Schmidt
  • NEW!!! Owl release – Audubon Society will release several owls into the wild
  • NEW!!! Bench dedication to Kyron Horman – new bench designed by former Skyline parent artist Ivan McLean

I hope I convinced you to come along and bring the whole family!!! Bonus if you bring your own plates, cups & silverware. Hope to see you all there and meet you if we haven’t met yet!

We are in need of MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Please consider signing up for a shift or two.

Cosette Posko
PTA President






Save the date! and sign-up to volunteer … and encourage middle school students to sign up too and get started on their community service…

45th annual CORN FEST
Skyline Back to School Celebration

Friday, September 9th
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Skyline School

The Cornfest is a Skyline tradition of food, friends and fun for families, teachers and staff to gather together as a new school year begins.

  • All the corn you can eat,FREE!

  • A picnic dinner of chicken, green salad, potato salad, pasta salad, and roll – $6.00 for 13 yrs & up, $4.50 for 5-12 yrs, 4yrs & under are free!  (check or cash)

  • Cornhole toss tournament – organized by parent Brandon Schmidt.

  • Owl release – Audubon Society will release several owls into the wild.

  • Bench dedication to Kyron Horman – A new bench designed by former Skyline parent artist Ivan Mclean will be dedicated in Kyron’s memory.

  • Music – Death by Thumbs with Skyline student Henry Earle.

  • Skyline Gear – PTA will have t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale. We will also be taking orders. Adult & children sizes available. (check or cash)

Volunteers Needed

To make Cornfest a success we need dozens of Skyline parents and middle school students to volunteer. This is a great way to meet other parents and get involved.

All it takes is signing up for a 30 minute shift. Ideally help out for two 30 minute shifts or more. Help needed with set-up and clean-up, food servers and runners, kitchen help, corn roasters, cashiers, and more.

Register to volunteer online here or go to:

Day of event tasks we need help with:

  • Set-up (3 – 5 PM): set-up tables, food line, signage, decorations.

  • Cashiers:  Take payments for dinner, make change.

  • Food Runners: Bring food up from kitchen when needed.

  • Food Servers: Serve up dinner portions.

  • Corn Roasters: Roast and serve corn.

  • Green Team Kitchen Help: Run re-useable dishes through dishwasher.

  • Clean Up (start 7:30ish): Put food away, take down tables, litter patrol.

  • Arts and Crafts: Assist kids with arts and craft activities.

Advance coordination help needed too: Opportunity for newer Skyline parents to take on a leadership role helping with advance coordination and set-up.

  • Advance food and supply run coordination: Coordination of food ordering, advance pick-up at grocery and day of pickup for hot food.

  • Green Team coordination: Advance coordination and set-up for recycling stations, helping ensure reusable trays are ready, delivery of compost to farm.

  • Arts and crafts table coordination: Advance coordination for arts and crafts table for student activities during event.

  • Audio support for band: Advance help with band with audio set-up, mainly electrical cord connection, troubleshooting issues throughout night.

Event co-chairs:  Kitty Nolen and Brian Hoop
Volunteer questions, for more info, or to sign-up:

Brian Hoop at brian.g.hoop@gmail.com or 503-475-6056
Sponsored by: your Skyline School PTA