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Welcome to Skyline School, Home of the Waves! We are a unique school housing two outstanding educational programs, our 4th-6th grade program and our Global Education K-6 program.
 
Skyline is the recipient of the 2012 California Distinguished School Award. This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our students, committed and dedicated teachers and staff, and our active and involved parents.
 
Our Parent Teacher Association and the Solana Beach Schools Foundation provide substantial financial and volunteer support to our school, supporting specialized programs, technology, science, art, music and physical education.
 
 

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  •     Principal's Message
    Dear Parents,

    We are pleased to announce that Skyline’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year is our very own Shannon Applegate. Shannon is one of our amazing 5th grade teachers. She has worked in the Solana Beach School District for 23 years, and has been at Skyline for the past 18 years. She has taught kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade, and served as the reading specialist for five years at Skyline. Shannon has been one of our technology pioneers here at Skyline and is also a Google Certified Teacher. When you walk into her classroom, technology is integrated across all subject areas in a meaningful and engaging way for her students. Shannon has also been very involved with the World’s Children’s Prize rally that is held each year. We are so fortunate to have Shannon on our staff, and she has touched the lives of so many children who have been in her classes over the years.

    Skyline’s Classified Employee of the Year is Francisco Zamora. Francisco has been Skyline’s Night Custodian for the past two years. He has been in the district for the past 10 years. Francisco is, without a doubt, one of Skyline’s most outgoing and friendliest employees. He always has a smile on his face, and a kind word to say to his fellow employees, parents and students. When someone needs a hand, Francisco eagerly steps up to lend a hand. 
    If you see Shannon or Francisco around, please congratulate them. They certainly deserve this honor. 

    Social/Emotional Development
    It has been a pleasure getting to know your children this year, and watching their academic and social growth. Sometimes the social growth can be painful. Children go through many different “best friends” in any given school year. Depending on their developmental level, perceived friendships can vary not only during the year, but also on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. Often student arguments over friendship end up in the office or with our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Carter. When the students are asked, “Are you two usually friends?” Frequently the answer is “Yes!” “So why are you fighting?” The reason given usually revolves around jealousy over a third party and who will play with whom. The complex triangles of childhood!
    Conflict in friendships is inevitable. Everyday, teachers help children work through their social issues with others, sometimes even their best friends. What an important life lesson! No state test ever measures a child’s growth in solving social problems yet we know that when left unresolved, social problems can affect a child’s academic success.
    I encourage all parents to take time to talk with your children about friendships. Help them understand that there is no rule about only having one friend at a time. Friends are one of the most precious gifts we can enjoy in life, so the more, the better! Ask them what traits they like in a friend and encourage them to practice those traits themselves. Most of all be sure to tell them how much you love them. Children can never hear that enough!
     
    Vote for Skyline Students
    Four teams of Skyline 6th graders, working with Skyline's STREAM teacher, Gina Thackrey, have created videos that illustrate math problems applied to real life scenarios. The videos have been submitted to a national competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders called the Math Video Challenge. In order to advance to the next round of judging, they need your help. Only the top 100 publicly voted videos will advance. The good news is that you can create an account (just a user name, e-mail, and password) and vote every day for the same videos (and you can do that for all four groups-EVERYDAY!). The students have worked so hard and they cannot move on without you, please start voting today!

    Here are the links to the student videos:




     
    Lisa Denham, Principal 
     
    Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
     
    Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast-Friday, Feb. 27
    Parent/Teacher Conference Week - March 9-13 
     
     
     
     
     
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