Back to School Night (take 2), COFFEE, Parent Support, Pop-Up Shops, Auction

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Back to School Night ~ THURSDAY

So we had a minor set back a few weeks ago and Back to School night didn’t happen. That just means our teachers and kiddos had more time to make things even MORE amazing to share with us. Don’t miss out on a FABULOUS night, meeting teachers, staff members and touring the school. Don’t forget to visit the PTA table, our Auction Chairs will also be present answering all your burning questions about this year’s Auction!

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Full details:

  • DateThursday, September 29th
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm (we will all begin in the gym @ 6:00pm)
  • Who: All K-8 students and their families (younger siblings welcome!)
  • What: Students will take the lead to show family members their classroom and tour other areas and spaces at Skyline
  • Why: Parents and families are invited to meet their child’s teachers, learn about classroom/school routines, and see student activities/projects
  • How: Families will visit each of their students’ classrooms with their student to complete a “Skyline Passport”. Completed Passports will be reviewed at the end to receive a prize.
  • Hope: We hope every family will join us to learn more about Skyline, meet staff, see classrooms, activities, and examples of your student’s work!

9ac4c14484c578ad2f91ba757d0c8297Special Deal ~ Gourmet Whole Bean Coffee

Skyline PTA fundraiser
The Compak “Golden Bean” coffee roasters competition and conference just wrapped up in Portland and has donated specially roasted whole bean leftovers to Skyline. Many of you purchased bags of coffee last year, what a great deal!!!!

You can purchase a 6 – 8 oz “mystery roast” bag of premium whole bean coffee for $5 each. Limited supply available, bags will be sold
THIS THURSDAY at Back to School night!

Make your checks to Skyline PTA or have exact change in cash.

The coffee was roasted for this national competition and placed into bags with a random number assignment so we can’t predict the kind of roast or the company that roasted it. We can promise delicious premium coffee from roasters across the U.S. and a good benefit for Skyline. All proceeds go directly to the Skyline PTA.

The owners of Compak Golden Bean are friends of Kelley Weigel’s dad and step-mom, Rod and Jan Weigel, who own Fresh Cup coffee/tea trade magazine.

Brian Hoop
Brian.g.hoop@gmail.com
503-475-6056

ff0e80_e1bf24d49cb6889f44eb20b09616f41eParent Support Group

Skyline families,

I would like to facilitate a Parent Support Group. I envision it to be a confidential and safe place for Skyline parents to talk about challenges they might be facing, as well as an exchange of ideas and strategies. From mental health differences like autism and anxiety, social difficulties and discipline, parenting is tough, and no one should have to do it alone!
If you are interested, please let me know via Facebook Messenger, or through email at torys@comcast.net. In your message please let me know days of the week/times work best for you and if childcare would be a necessity for you to attend, along with any questions you may have about the group.

Thanks,
Tory Schechter

cfeva_art_shop_logo_for_webHoliday Pop-Up Shops ~ Interest Survey

Please join us in supporting our Skyline School local business owners at Skyline’s first Holiday Pop-up Shop! We have many talented members of our community and many of us are looking to support local businesses for our gift giving this Holiday Season, so it’s a win-win. Fill out the survey below to help nail down the date and time that works best for you. Would you like a spot at the Pop-up Shop to sell your giftables? Make a note of it on the survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNMNQGM

Thanks,
Michelle Simone

Auction

Our Auction team is hard at work and has already received some donations!!!
Thank you to our first donors:
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If YOU have a business that would like to donate or know of a business interested, please contact our Auction Chairs at: skylineauction@gmail.com 

Eagles Nest

Thank you to Nicole Fravel for keeping our Eagles Nest going and GREEN! If you missed an issue, you can find them all on our website. Just click on EAGLES NEST

If you’d like to submit something for the Nest, be sure to email Nicole by NOON on Friday to have your information published in the Monday Nest.

PTA Meeting

Thank you to all of those who were able to attend our first PTA meeting. It was a tough night with so many other school events going on but we had a great turnout!

Special appreciation to our NEW families and members and our teachers who made it to support PTA:
Mr. Childress, Teacher Tom, Ms. Tilt and Ms. Kindred ~ THANK YOU! 

Minutes from our last PTA meeting will be published soon. If you have immediate questions please feel free to contact me directly. If you haven’t become a member yet, don’t delay, you can download a form here.

Thank you and I hope to see you all tomorrow night!

Warmly,
Cosette Posko
skylineschoolpta@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Scrip is in FULL SWING!

 

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Scrip orders are due Monday by 3PM!

Please drop off your orders in the Scrip slot!( Located at the end of the large display cabinet across from the office.)

If you don’t have an order form you can print one here
You can also email your order to sbaker68us@yahoo.com

Schedule of future order dates and deliveries can be found here and also on our PTA calendar.

Last year we earned $2000 through Scrip at no extra cost to our parents!!!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!

Shirley Baker
Find all the information you need about Scrip here on the webpage!

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!

Topics:

  • 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.

joinptaVoting:

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
skylineschoolpta@gmail.com

 

Reality & Back to School

very-beautiful-back-to-school-clipart-pictures-and-imagesWelcome to the reality club! Reality of life with kids, work, activities, school functions and MORE!

Step back for a second and pat yourself on the back:

  • You’ve managed to make it to week 3 and are still alive to read this
  • Kids are most likely EATING at lunch (at least whatever they can consume in 20 minutes)
  • For my new kinder parents, you’ve hopefully managed to sneak out of the classroom before 9:00am and your kid is having FUN!
  • You’ve met a new parent, family, teacher or child at the school
  • Now that it’s dark before 8:00, getting kids to be early is a piece of cake

Those are some big kudos, congratulations!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT:

As you’re marveling in your awesomeness, just remember TOMORROW, Thursday, September 15th is Back to School night. Join teachers, staff and the PTA for Back to School night. Grab your passport and let your child(ren) guide you through the school. While you’re out and about, stop by and chat with a PTA board member and our amazing Auction Chairs to learn more about our 2017 Auction. I’ll be available to chat with and fill you in on the PTA and upcoming events. Liz Asher (auction chair) and Shirley Baker (auction co-chair) will be available to speak to and answer your auction questions, the auction is our BIGGEST event of the year.

  • Date: 9-15-16
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm (we will all begin in the gym @ 6:00pm)
  • Who: All K-8 students and their families (younger siblings welcome!)
  • What: Students will take the lead to show family members their classroom and tour other areas and spaces at Skyline
  • Why: Parents and families are invited to meet their child’s teachers, learn about classroom/school routines, and see student activities/projects
  • How: Families will visit each of their students’ classrooms with their student to complete a “Skyline Passport”. Completed Passports will be collected at the end to receive a prize.
  • Hope: We hope every family will join us to learn more about Skyline, meet staff, see classrooms, activities, and examples of your student’s work!

CORNFEST:

Thank you for making Cornfest a success! It was wonderful to see so many new and old families there. The owl release made it so special as well, how wonderful for our little school. Special thanks to Brian Hoop, Kitty Nolen, Jinett Powell, Brandon Schmidt, Shannon Shinn and all the amazing volunteers! If you have receipts to submit for the event, be sure to grab a reimbursement form from the PTA mailbox in the office and attach your original receipts. We’ll get reimbursements taken care of after our first PTA meeting.

PTA Meeting:

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first PTA meeting coming up next week, Thursday, September 22nd 6:00pm. Childcare is provided, please let Chris in the office know if you’ll be bringing your little ones. Pizza and fun is provided for the kids! Parents, guardians, teachers and community members are invited to join us to discuss our goals for 2017, snacks provided for adults as well. All our events and dates are listed on the PTA Calendar.

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are plenty of ways to help out at Skyline. Some of our upcoming events need YOUR HELP!

  • Sign-up to take over a late start breakfast for our teachers, the first one is NEXT week!
  • Picture Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 27th. We usually need 1-2 volunteers to help keep classes in line while getting pictures. Often times volunteers are compensated with discounted/free pictures. Email me if you’re interested.
  • Clothing center needs our help!
    Monday, Oct. 3rd is Skyline’s day to send 5-6 volunteers or more to be

    a “personal shopper” to help kids receive clothing or to help sort donations to get them put out. The volunteer hours are 9:30am – 1:30pm at Marshall HS Campus, 3905 SE 91st Avenue. The main cross streets are SE 92nd and SE Powell, out by the Chucky Cheese. We have been having about 40 – 50 kids each volunteer day and NEED volunteers.
    Volunteers will need to check in and check out at the Franklin HS Main Office.

     

I hope to see you all tomorrow night!

Cosette Posko
Skyline PTA President
971-563-9679
PayPal.Me/skylinepta
https://skylineschoolpta.com

 

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
5:30-8:00
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.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094faeaf29a31-corn3

Warmly,
Cosette Posko
PTA President