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 brian.g.hoop@gmail.com
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 pps.net

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 Bond2017@pps.net
  • Share feedback with PPS representatives presenting at Community Organization and PTA meetings throughout January and February  (email Bond2017@pps.net to set up a presentation)
  • Participate in the online bond survey at pps.net (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

Holiday Pop-Up Shops

Holiday Pop-Up Shops

The holiday season is upon us and what better way to kick it off than to support our local families! In an effort to raise funds for our school food backpack program, local vendors have come together to share their special wares with YOU this holiday season in our first ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop! Proceeds from the raffle sale will go directly to OUR families and help them fill their fridges and bellies this holiday season with fresh food. Please share with your family and friends and make this event a SUCCESS! You can also download a flyer to print and share!

When: Saturday, December 3rd
Where: Skyline Elementary School Gym
Time:  9am-12pm
Entry: Suggested donation of 2 canned goods (will earn you one free raffle ticket)
What: Special goods include…


Raffle: Purchase raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5 to earn your chance to win wonderful prizes donated by our vendors. Some items in the raffle include:

  • Local Honey
  • 60 minute private art lesson
  • Beauty products
  • Soaps
  • Handmade Fire pit
  • And so much more….

Scrip Orders 

Only 2 more orders before the Holiday break! December 5th & December 12th

Columbia Sportswear Employee Passes will now come with every $50 scrip card purchased. Good for up to 5 people to get in to the store, AND can be used to purchase items online at the employee prices. Good for other Columbia brands as well: Sorel, Mountain Hardwear, Prana and Montrail. Passes are good thru January 16th, 2017 and make a great addition to the Columbia cards as a gift.

Let’s not forget Visa Gift Cards can be used at Costco or anywhere Visa is accepted!

Are you purchasing a gift card for the giving tree? If you order it from scrip you are giving to a family and donating to our school! 

Download an order form today! If you have any questions contact Shirley Baker at sbaker68us@yahoo.com

Lego Robotics

Are you interested in Lego Robotics? Skyline’s Radioactive Robots Reborn invite you to an open house Dec. 6 in the Skyline Gym to learn about the FIRST Lego League.  We will present the program and answer questions. Students, parents, and teachers are all invited. We hope to see you then!

Giving Tree

givingtreeDon’t forget to grab a tag from our Giving Tree out in the school hallway. There are still plenty of tags or sign-up online to commit to bringing a wrapped gift to support a family in OUR school. You can always buy a Scrip gift card, support our school and our families.


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 skylineschoolpta@gmail.com. As always, only PTA members can vote on important decisions. Become a member today!

Cosette Posko
PTA President


Book Fair-Volunteers Needed


Our Scholastic Book Fair is underway and we had a
BOOM this morning!

Kids were waiting in line to buy their most treasured books before they sold out on the shelves. Many kids fill out wish lists to share with you at home.

Our Book Fair will continue through 8pm Thursday evening!!

We aligned it with conferences this year so you have a chance to shop with your child while you find out all the good news from their teacher, including their reading level! What better way to support their accomplishments than with a book or two!
We are still in need of some VOLUNTEERS to keep our Book Fair open!!! Please consider signing up for a slot. Help kids and parents check out their treasures! Cash, check and credit cards accepted. Current slots still in need of help:

Wednesday, November 9th:

Thursday, November 10th:

Sign up on Sign-Up Genius or email me directly to get you started! Thank you for your continued support and the PTA hopes you enjoy the Book Fair! Thank you to the the amazing volunteers that have already supported the fair. Remember, anyone that worked the fair will be put into a drawing to win a free book (up to $10)! Each shift gives you an entry to in the drawing!

Cosette Posko
PTA President

PTA Updates


No School November:

Well, No School November is upon us and kicks off with NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! The continuing trend of no school continues throughout the month, days off for kids are:

  • Friday, November 4th ~ Teacher Grading Day
  • Wednesday & Thursday, November 9-10th ~ Conferences
  • Friday, November 11th ~ Veteran’s Day
  • Wednesday – Friday, November 23rd-25th ~ Thanksgiving Break

Please ensure kids are at school while healthy, learning time is crucial especially with so many breaks. All of our dates are up to date on the Skyline PTA Calendar.

Other happenings at Skyline coming up:

Scholastic Book Fair:

Our Scholastic Book Fair kicks off next week and will run through conferences! Classroom teachers will let you know if their class will be attending the fair either Monday or Tuesday. The fair will also be open before school, after school and during conference hours so stop in and do some holiday shopping or fulfill a wishlist. Do you have a little time to spare? Consider signing up for a shift or two to help out!
Scholastic Book Fair Sign-Up

School of Excellence Survey

Your help is needed! Our School and PTA and working on making our school EXCELLENT and we want to hear from YOU! Please consider taking 5-10 minutes to go through this brief survey to help give us your feedback on where our school can improve. This is part of the National PTA School of Excellence Program which you can read more about. If you have any questions about the survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Cosette Posko. Thank you and we appreciate your time. Surveys are due Tuesday, November 8th.

Reflections Art Program

Students at Skyline will have the opportunity to participate in the Reflections Art Program. Learn more about the program, rules and official entry form.


Our next Scrip gift card order is due this coming Monday, November 7th by 3:00pm. Please consider ordering your holiday gift cards, gift cards to grocery shop or even NO FEE Visa gift cards. You can download an order form, checks should be made payable to SKYLINE PTA. Contact Shirley Baker with any questions.

Auction Help

Hello Skyline Parents,

The auction chairs are looking for people that can help pick up donations from businesses this year. If you work or are frequently in an area of Portland and are able to pick up at various locations please contact the auction chairs at: skylineauction@gmail.com

Thank you!
Liz Ascher
Shirley Baker