Summertime Updates

Hello Skyline Families and Staff,

First off, if you’re new to Skyline, welcome! And a big welcome to our new Principal BG Aguirre. If you haven’t already met Principal Aguirre, she comes to us with much experience, energy and a positive future for Skyline, welcome from PTA and Skyline Families.


For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Cosette Posko, I’m serving as your PTA President for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be my second and final year as your President. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and welcome new ideas, support and feedback. I have already met so many wonderful new families that are joining Skyline this year. I’m happy to help and support you as you journey your way into uncharted territory. I’ve created a page on our Skyline PTA webpage especially for NEW FAMILIES!! Consider it a guide and road map to kickoff the school year. I’ve loaded it with tons of information, especially information coming in as a new family to Skyline. Check out the rest of the webpage for information about our school as a whole including: Foundation, Auction, Art Program, Calendar, Committees, Volunteering information AND MORE! Many items will be updated as we near closer to the beginning of the year so keep checking back. There will always be a link at the bottom of my emails.


There are a few things I’d like to highlight while the new school year is merely a distant thought in your mind. Perhaps you have time to ponder these ideas and also mark some on your calendar.


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

Family Night Out Coordinator:
Coordinate Family Night Out events throughout the year (ie: McMenamins, Meating Place, Rock Creek Corner, Pizzacato, etc.) Work with our Foundation board members.

Parent Education:
Work with families to find out needs and coordinate guest speakers or small group discussions on varies topics. Work with our Parent Support Group Chair.

Literacy Night** (new) :
Plan, coordinate and execute a family literacy night

STEM Night** (new) :
We’d like to launch our first STEM night this spring. Looking for someone to head up the family night and grow a team to support the event. **Possible Grant opportunity available! Our wonderful technology teacher Jet Griffith will aid on this committee and planning on applying for the grant below.

Scholastic Book Fair **seeking a shadow to take over the following year

Skyline Stewards** needs a shadow for coming years

Health & Safety Team ~ We already have quite a crew that are working on our health and safety pieces for the school including: Earthquake preparedness, Generator, Playground. I would like to continue expanding on this committee and officially have them work with PTA so we can get updates and have point contacts when issues arises. Please contact me if you are interested in joining this team.

(Save the date) ~ Wednesday, August 23rd 9:00am

Please join us and help get our back to school envelopes ready to send home with kiddos on the first day of school. We’ll be at the school on Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:00am. Sign-up coming SOON!!!

Wednesday, August 30th 9:00am

After you make your way through the crowded school hallways, stop by and have breakfast with other parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caretakers. Relax, have a cup of coffee and some breakfast while getting to know some amazing Skyline families. Sign-up coming SOON for breakfast donation items.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! And please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions throughout the summer!

Cosette Posko
Skyline PTA President

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 or 503-475-6056
Sponsored by: your Skyline School PTA

The Excitement is Dwindling

So you made it through 2 full days back at school. Have you experienced kids melting down yet? All this brain work is EXHAUSTING! One of my little ones had a HUGE meltdown this evening over not wanting to take a shower, so we told her to go get ready for bed…and clearly that was also the wrong answer, meltdown continued! Emotions are high! Take a few deep breaths and know that it will get better.
#IwillGetThroughThis #TheStruggleIsReal #BacktoSchool #ThankATeacher

Besides getting into a new routine, packing lunches, trying not to miss the bus, schlepping them to soccer, not forgetting to pick them up AND managing to work…did you check out that GIANT PACKET of goodies? I know, that sounds like a daunting task but I promise you it will be worth it! You will either read through it and feel so informed or have 6 million questions! Guess what, if you have questions, I’m here to help you. I’m hoping this page will be a huge resource for you.

  • Please consider joining PTA, you can find information on membership here. Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm, learn more about our fabulous PTA!
  • Our calendar is all up to date and you can even sync with your Google Account! Check it out!
  • You can learn more about our Foundation, there was also a gold letter that came home in your packet from PTA & Foundation.
  • Our Volunteer page has all your need to get started, consider filling a committee chair position, get registered today! **Updates coming with newest form**
  • Our staff is settling in, if you need to contact anyone, you can find their email address listed.
  • Our first Eagle’s Nest was published on Monday, be sure to check you inbox. You can also find all the latest editions here.  Thanks Nicole Fravel for keeping us Green and in the know! If you’d like something submitted for the Monday edition, send her a blurb by Friday at noon every week!
  • Make sure you “follow” the webpage, find the link on the right-hand side of the home page that says “FollowSkylineSchoolPTA”.
  • Upcoming events: We have several sign-ups in place, we’re looking for some volunteers for Cornfest, Late Start Breakfasts and Clothing Closet.
  • For those of you that are new to Skyline, please be sure to come to Cornfest next Friday, September 9th at 5:30. Dinner for purchase, all the corn you can eat, local band talent and lot of fun! It’s a perfect way to mix and mingle. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy!
  • We have lots of way to give at Skyline:

I hope everyone is the family is getting some much needed rest and relaxation! Here’s to 3 more days this week. Hope to see you in the building…if I have forgotten your name, please forgive me and reintroduce, having 3 kids will make anyone have short-term memory loss!

Good Evening,
Cosette Posko
PTA President


Happy 1st Day of School EVE

Tomorrow is the big day and our kids are headed back to school! Are you ready? New backpacks, new shoes, lunches packed and ready to go!

One thing is certain, our teachers at Skyline are the BEST! They have been working tirelessly getting everything just right for our kids. The best thing about teaching is getting a fresh start each year. Even if you’re child is headed back to the same teacher, many times things will be so different.

I welcome our parents that have been with Skyline for years and our new families to join us after drop off for a breakfast in the library. It’s a wonderful time to meet new families and reconnect with old friends. We still have a few open spots for breakfast goodies, if you’re able to help out sign-up today.

Enjoy the sunshine and last day with your little ones, see you tomorrow!

Cosette Posko
PTA President




Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope it has been a wonderful summer and there was much time for bonding with your little ones.

As the school year begins, I want to introduce myself and the PTA Board. My name is Cosette Posko, I’m serving as your PTA President for the next two years. I have 2 little ones at Skyline in 1st and 3rd grade and one little one still in Pre-K. I look forward to seeing you and working with you and your child(ren) throughout the school year.

Our PTA Board is a fabulous team, find out more about them on our Board Page.

I hope to see you all on Monday at our PTA breakfast, breakfast will be in the library after kids are dropped off safely in their classrooms.

Thank you,
Cosette Posko