Countdown to Auction

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Auction is around the corner, just one week from Saturday. It’s time to get excited!!!! Here is a quick list of what to expect, questions answered and some party tips!

  • Why are we here? 
    • Besides a good time? The auction is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. Without your support, your contributions, your time and effort, your compassion, your help, your LOVE for our children ~ without YOU we couldn’t do what we do at Skyline! This event helps us raise funds to keep class sizes small, offer Spanish instruction to our primary grades, pay for field trips, support and supplies for our classroom teachers, pay for books and so much more! Anything you can do to help support OUR STUDENTS is valuable! And we also want to see your costumes!!!!!
  • Costume ~ yay or nay? 
    • Costumes are definitely encouraged, it’s so much fun to see everyone get into the spirit. But surely aren’t required! You can show up in a 3-piece suit or jeans and a flannel and you’ll be JUST FINE! We just want to see you there having a good time!
  • What time does everything kick off? 
    • The pre-party begins at 3:00 at the Skyline Grange. The auction begins at 5:30 at the school. Consider carpooling as parking is tight at both the Grange and school.
      Please be advised, PPS informed us that security will be present during our event on-site at the school. 
  • Is there a cost to attend the auction? 
    • Nope, our auction does not have a fee to attend. Beer, wine and
      hor d’oeuvres are offered at the Pre-Party for $10 per person. There is also food at the auction itself for $10 per person.
  • Do I have to purchase anything from the auction? 
    • There is no requirement to buy anything or spend a minimum amount of money. We keep our auction budget friendly and there are many items that would appeal to any budget. Find some great deals during our silent auction, some individual class projects or desserts to snack on! Do what you can, every penny counts! It’s also a night for families to mix and mingle and get to know each other.
  • How do I know what is going to be there? 
    • A very detailed catalog will be sent home with your oldest child on Monday, be sure to be on the lookout! I LOVE getting the catalog! Think of it like getting a new magazine in the mail. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a highlighter or sticky notes and start marking all the fun things you’re interested in! You can always peruse the catalog online as well, but I can’t guarantee the fun since you can’t use sticky notes or a highlighter!
  • Are there pictures that I can check out from previous auctions? 
  • HELP!

Most of all, please COME to the auction! It’s a great time and we are very excited to kick off another year in the books! For more auction details, check out the Auction Page!


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

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

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

Cosette Posko
PTA President