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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 Foundation for Learning 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
     
    Calling All Parents Interested in SSC 
    Are you interested in getting involved with Skyline School? We will have three openings on our School Site Council (SSC) for the 2014-15 school year. This committee is comprised of parents and teachers, and meets four times a year. School Site Council is responsible for helping to develop and monitor Skyline’s Strategic Plan. If you are interested in participating in Skyline’s SSC, we encourage you to come to the office and fill out an application.

    Open House
    Don’t forget that Skyline’s Open House will be held next Thursday, May 1st. Our third grade families from Solana Vista are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. We will meet in Skyline’s library. Classroom visitations for our current K-6 families are from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We are pleased to announce that families are welcome to purchase dinner and have a picnic before Open House. Caffé La Bocca, Subway, and Panda Express will be at Skyline from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. We also encourage you to visit the Art Show in the Activity Center. Our art teacher, Deanna Cramer, has worked with our students to select their favorite art projects that will be displayed in the Art Show. Finally, check out the Children’s Art for the Solana Beach Bash that is also displayed in the Activity Center. This is your opportunity to see the amazing art projects created by each classroom. You may place your bid online at www.solanabeachbash.com. Please remember that parking is limited. We will open our lower playground and the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church is also available for parking.

    Casa de Amistad
    Casa de Amistad is in need of volunteers! The mission of Casa de Amistad is to provide Spanish-speaking children and their families in coastal North County San Diego with tutoring, educational support and character development. This year there are 165 students in grades K-12 enrolled in the program with over 40 students on the waiting list. The goal is to provide each student with a dedicated mentor. The program is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Nicole Mione-Green at 858-509-2590 or by email at director@casadeamistad.org.
     
    Free Math Class 
    As you are aware, this has been the year for change in mathematics, in terms of how our teachers are teaching and how our students are demonstrating their learning. I would like to inform all parents of a wonderful opportunity that is available for students through Stanford University. Professor Jo Boaler has designed a free math class for children to give them a positive relationship with math. The course has three goals:

    1. To instill a growth mindset, especially in math
    2. To teach a range of mathematical strategies, such as representing and seeking big ideas
    3. To show math as a connected, living subject with videos of math in soccer, dance, art, nature any many more applications.

    There are 6 course sessions that will take 15-20 minutes each. They combine short videos that teach ideas with questions for students to think about and help deepen learning. At the end of every session students are asked to summarize the ideas for someone of a similar age. This draws from the "saying is believing" approach of psychological research that shows that when students summarize ideas and explain them to someone else they are helped in believing them for themselves.

    The course is designed for learners of all levels. Parents will be required to register on the site, giving email and other details.

    This course is most appropriate for students in grades 4-6th. The class will open at the end of May/beginning of June and stay open until the end of December, so that students could take the course this school year, in the summer or in the fall. But I would recommend that you register now, so that you can be sent more details and news when the course opens. I hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. To register, please click on: https://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/EDUC115-S/Spring2014/about
     

    Lisa Denham 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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