Dear Skyline Families:
I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving next week! Skyline School will be closed the week of November 19 – 23. We will resume classes at our normal time on Monday, November 26th. Skyline has many things to be thankful for including dynamic teachers, an extraordinary support team, supportive parents, and most of all, our inquisitive students who grow and learn each day. We are also so thankful for the beautiful new Skyline School!
Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday of the year. I so look forward to Thanksgiving, and it occurred to me why that was so: Family. It is all about family and being thankful for what we have. Nothing is more important, more sacred, than our family. When our lives are so busy, our time together so short, and our families pulled in so many different directions, it is important to slow things down, take a look at all we have as a family, and cherish our time together. Spend time with your children, reading, talking, and playing games. Let nothing get in the way of your family time together.
When so much in our lives is so unclear, so unsteady, so unnerving, children and family provide us with a natural comfort that no one can shake. I encourage you to turn off the TV and the computer, take time away from social media, and just spend quality time together. Get back to the basics, make family time a priority, and hug your child/children every chance you get. Finally, during this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our Skyline community.
On behalf of the entire Skyline Staff, have a most enjoyable Thanksgiving!
Walking/Biking Safety Tip
It is so exciting to see so many of Skyline students coming to school this year either on foot or by bike or scooter. As always, their safety is of utmost importance which is why we are thrilled to have the crossing guards at the I-5 freeway this year, and my staff continues to help cross our students up on Dell Street as well as at Lomas Santa Fe and Stevens/Glencrest. It has come to my attention that students often cross Lomas Santa Fe at Nardo, where there is no adult supervision in the morning and afternoon. I would encourage parents who live southwest of Skyline to have your children stay on the south side of Lomas Santa Fe and wait to cross Lomas Santa Fe until they reach Stevens so that an adult can safely help them cross the street. Finally, just a reminder that ALL students who are riding their bike or scooter must wear their helmets at all times. We thank you for support.
Many of our students are currently wearing smart watches such as Apple watches, Gizmo's, FiLIP's, etc. to school. We recognize that they are an excellent way for parents to communicate with their children; however, we are observing that students are receiving texts, and sometimes calls, on their watches during the school day, often from their parents. We have made the decision to treat student smart watches in the same manner as cell phones. Students may wear their watches to school, however, upon entering the campus, they must put them in their backpacks and keep them there until school has ended and they leave the campus. We appreciate your support with this policy. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
Nov. 19 - 23 . . . . . . . . . Fall Break
Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . SV & SKY Movie Night: "How to Train Your Dragon" on SV field
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent Education - Nutrition