PTA Meeting ~ Thursday, February 16th 6pm

Come join our February PTA meeting!
Snacks and FREE childcare
Childcare is provided with pizza dinner (please RSVP by 2:00). Snacks, lively conversation and amazing insight into the world of Skyline for adults, ALL FREE! Teachers welcomed and encouraged to join our wonderful community!

We will have special guests from the Skyline Ridge Neighbors as well as the Grange to provide a brief recap of what the Grange has been doing for earthquake preparedness. They will give us their thoughts on how they may assist the school and students in the event a major earthquake (or other emergency) occurs during school hours. This will be a brief presentation, a more in-depth one in collaboration with PPS will be held next Thursday the 22nd.

Get full details on our upcoming auction as well as other PTA updates shared at our monthly meeting. Our full agenda can be found here for your reference.

Remember, only members can VOTE on important issues. Become a member today!

All our PTA news and updates, including links:

Cosette Posko
PTA President

PPS Construction Bond

Come to our PTA meeting this coming Thursday, January 26th to learn more about the school construction bond options. Public comments are being taken soon before the board makes final decisions in February. Please take a few minutes to review the bond options and proposed timeline below. Brian Hoop, our Legislative Chair will be at our meeting this week to discuss in further detail as well as answer any questions. If you have additional questions, you can contact Brian directly at
You can find out more information about the bond on the PPS Website. A pdf document can be downloaded here.

The four options include:

Bond Option #1:

Prioritized Heath & Safety Projects

Modernization and  Additions:

Full Rebuild:

Bond Option #2:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:

Bond Option #3:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:

Full Rebuild:

Bond Option #4:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects may include projects in the following areas:

  • Water Quality
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Seismic
  • Playgrounds
  • Roofs/Building Envelopes/Foundations (air quality)
  • Security Systems/Fencing
  • Fire/Life Safety Alarms & Sprinklers
  • Radon
  • Auditorium Stage Safety
  • ADA

Health & Safety projects will be prioritized in several scenarios for public discussion, including:

  • Catastrophic Risk
  • Public Awareness
  • Operational Savings
  • Economy of Scale/Cluster of Risks
  • Readily Achievable

2017 PPS Bond Development Timeline

January 6: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #1 – background and framework for bond and development options

January 20: Bond options posted online at

January 24: Board Bond Work Session with presentation on health and safety prioritization and school modernization projects. Presentation of four bond options.

January 25: Online survey on four bond options opens

January 25: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #2 – presentation of four bond options and beginning of discussion

February 1: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #3 – continue discussion of four bond options and finalize feedback to the Board

February 7: Board Public Hearing on bond options

February 10: Online survey closes

February 13: Board Bond Work Session with presentation of all community feedback (including survey results); discussion of bond options

February 21: Board Bond referral vote

May 16: Election Day

How to Provide Feedback on Bond Options:

  • Testify at the February 7 Board Bond Public Hearing – 6pm, BESC, 501 N. Dixon
  • Email
  • Share feedback with PPS representatives presenting at Community Organization and PTA meetings throughout January and February  (email to set up a presentation)
  • Participate in the online bond survey at (January 25 – February 10)

Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group: BSAG will meet three times to discuss the bond options and provide feedback to the Board (public meetings at Blanchard Education Service Center, 501 N. Dixon):

  • Friday, January 6, 3-5pm
  • Wednesday, January 25, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, February 1, 6-8pm

PTA Meeting Tonight-6pm

PTA Meeting ~ Lice Knowing You
Just a reminder that our monthly PTA meeting is this evening at 6pm, we will have a guest speaker from Lice Knowing You come to speak to our families about lice treatment, myths and answer any questions. Our next meeting won’t be until after the New Year. Reserve FREE childcare by emailing Chris Sugura by 3pm today, pizza dinner provided for kids and snacks for meeting attendees.

Other reminders for the week:

    Is your child interested in CHESS? Our own Nick Diana (8th grader) is putting together a team. If your child would like to participate in the Tournament on Saturday, please register by TODAY, Thursday, November 17th by 9pm.
    A few words from Nick:

I am trying to make a Skyline chess team, in order to be a team I need four people at a tournament. I will hold pre-tournament meetings to ensure that everyone knows the rules. The following is a list of tournaments I will participate in and would love if you joined:

November 19 Titan Tournament in Beaverton
February 18 President’s Weekend Tournament in Portland
April 15 Catlin Gabel Chess Festival in Portland
January Lincoln

I will also be participating in the OES Aardvark tournament which hasn’t been scheduled yet. Let me know when your signed up so I can include you in a pre-tournament meeting

Nick Diana

  • School of Excellence Survey: Please take 5 minutes to complete this important survey. Deadline has been extended to 11/22.
  • Citrus Sale:
    Still accepting orders, $24 a box for either 15lbs of oranges or 20lbs of grapefruit. Citrus arrives the week of December 7th-10th. Checks payable to Skyline PTA, Cash or pay via PayPal
  • Save the Date: 1st Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Skyline! Saturday, December 3rd 9am-12noon. Support local vendors including many of our own Skyline Families. Find more information on our Facebook Event Link.  A full list of vendors to be published soon!

Cosette Posko
PTA President

PTA Meeting ~ Lice Knowing You

facts_of_lice_bgDon’t forget, our monthly PTA meeting is this coming THURSDAY, November 17th at 6pm.

We have a special guest speaker from Lice Knowing You joining us to help educate and answer all your ITCHING questions! You do not want to miss!!!

Other topics include:

  • Skyline Holiday Pop-Up Shops ~ Saturday, December 3rd 9-12
  • Holiday Giving Tree information

Download our full agenda here, any updates will be reflected as they come up.

Please contact Chris Sugura to reserve your FREE childcare so you can attend this informative meeting. A pizza dinner is provided for the kiddos and our PTA and Foundation Board provide wonderful snacks for YOU to enjoy!

If you’d like to add an item to the agenda, please email me at As always, only PTA members can vote on important decisions. Become a member today!

Cosette Posko
PTA President




Our October PTA meeting is tomorrow at 6PM held in the library. I hope to see new faces and our wonderful tried and true regulars. Childcare is FREE and available, please let Chris know if you’ll have kiddos coming so we can ensure we have enough pizza ( Snacks for the adults will also be provided. Some highlights of the agenda:

*Passport Club Grant Request – Mr. Pack
*Move for the Arts/Art Program Update, Materials Grant
*PTA School of Excellence (Survey)
*Reflections Program
*Garden Box Update
*Scholastic Book Fair
*Bingo for Books
*Giving Tree
*Box Tops Update
Full agenda can be found here

Remember, only members can VOTE, if you haven’t joined, please do!! You can download an application here.  I will have some door prizes as well!

Cosette Posko
PTA President

1st PTA/Foundation Meeting

keepcalm_ptameetingI know what you’ve all heard about PTA meetings…but I’m here to tell you it’ll be worth your while! Come join us and be in the “know”, mix and mingle with new and veteran parents, help us make a difference in your child’s school experience. Best of all, we’ve got childcare COVERED! Bring your little ones and they’ll be in for a fun night, burn some energy and enjoy a pizza dinner!

What: PTA/Foundation Meeting
When: Thursday, September 22nd 6:00pm

Who: Parents, Guardians, Community Members, Teachers to join us for your input. PTA will provide some light food goodies to munch on.

Childcare: Provided. Contact Chris Sugura by Wednesday to reserve a spot for your child(ren) to make sure we have enough pizza!


  • 2016-2017 budget (members vote)
  • Oregon PTA Measure 97 presentation
  •  Membership
  • Volunteer Needs
  • Recaps: Cornfest, Move for the Arts, Care Day, School Supply, Scrip
  • Family engagement input
  • New fundraiser proposal
  • Parent support group information
  • Backpack program
  • Teacher funding request
  • Reflections program
  • Auction update
  • Principal Report

Full Agenda:

Click here to preview the full agenda for the meeting.


Only PTA members can vote on important issues and changes. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time! Download a membership form today, drop a check off or pay via PayPal for your dues.  Votes needed for this upcoming meeting include:

  • 2016-2017 Budget
  • Teacher funding request

Cosette Posko
PTA President