• Principal's Message

    Weekly Update

    October 6, 2019

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, October 10th - PTA meeting at Skyline starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Fast Feet

    Fast Feet is officially starting Tuesday, October 15th and will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays before school.  We will be set up on the bench on the field and students are welcome to participate on any day they choose starting at 8:35 a.m.

    STREAM Fest!

    Solana Beach Schools Foundation presents the 2nd annual SBSD STREAM Fest! Save the date: Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the grounds of Solana Pacific Elementary. This year's theme is ReYOUse, promoting awareness around conservation and recycling efforts to help our planet. There will be engineering challenges, interactive stations, robotic exhibitions, food trucks...just to name a few! Check out the fliers and posters on campus and use the QR code to download the ReYOUse app for more information! STREAM Fest is a free event for all ages, so bring your family and friends! We hope to see you on November 2nd!

    Article of Interest

    In the interest of continuing adult education and sharing information on raising our children, there will be a section in every weekly update with a link to an article. 

    This week’s article ‘Embrace the struggle’: Stanford education professor challenges common beliefs about teaching and learning

    https://news.stanford.edu/2019/09/30/embrace-struggle-education-professor-challenges-common-beliefs-teaching-learning/

    PTA Update

    Thursday, October 10th - PTA meeting at Skyline starting at 9:00 a.m.  Join us for coffee and bagels and hear what's going on at Skyline and Solana Vista!  In addition to our Principal, teacher and President updates, Beth Munce will be informing us on cell phone use policies in our middle and high schools.  All are welcome to attend!

    Halloween Carnival Update/News:

    The 62nd Solana Vista/Skyline Halloween Carnival is October 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Solana Vista! 

    Last year we had over 1,000 attendees at this fun event and raised $27,400 for STREAM at Solana Vista and Skyline!

    This is an “all volunteer ran” school event. Here are the ways you can help:

    We still need to fill a few volunteer shifts!

    • Newly designed T-Shirts go on sale October 7th! Sign up for a 50 min shift before or after school to sell T-shirts at Skyline.  Click the link below or contact Jana Guy (jana.guy@att.net).
    • T-Shirt & Raffle Tickets Volunteer Sign-Up
    • Join the Boo Crew in the Solana Vista Kiva every Friday in October @ 9:00 a.m. and every day the week October 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for Prep Parties. 
    • Sign up with your classroom rep to run your class booth for two hours during the Carnival.
    • Calling all dads! Come join the action on Saturday, October 19th or Sunday, October 20th 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to help set up. Breakfast and coffee provided! If you’re not a morning person, we also need dads to help tear down and clean up after a long day. Last year we did it in one hour: 4-5 pm, Sunday the 20th.
    • We are bringing back the pony rides & petting zoo! Sponsor an animal at the Halloween Carnival! We have a few animals left that still need to be sponsored.
    • Pony ride ponies are $250.00 and Petting Zoo animals are $100.00.  We have 1 pony left to sponsor- Sasha, 5 Petting Zoo animals, 2 bunnies, 2 goats, and a mini pony!
    • Perhaps you and another family would like to partner up to sponsor an animal!  Contact Melissa Herrington (mmccobb@gmail.com) if you are interested.

    Sincerely,

    Kim Pinkerton

    Principal