Weekly update for November 17, 2019
Hello Skyline Families,
November 18-22 - Scholastic Book Fair
November 18-22 - Minimum Days; Parent Teacher Conferences (12:25 p.m. Dismissal)
November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break; No School
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences are a great time to learn more about how your child is progressing during the first trimester of school. When conferences are student led, your child is responsible for sharing work and talking about any goals during the conference. Students can be nervous or anxious leading the conference and it’s always important to share how proud they should feel about owning their educational experience. If you have questions about your child’s work, it’s ok to ask your child during the conference. If the question would be better suited for an adult conversation, you can always ask to excuse your child while you finish up with the teacher.
Thank you in advance for being mindful of arriving on time to your conference and ending on time. If you are unavailable to attend your scheduled conference time, please contact your teacher immediately to reschedule. Have a wonderful time next week at your child’s conference. Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education!
For the week of November 18th - 22nd we will be on a minimum day schedule. Students will have a 20 minute break to eat lunch and school will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m.
School and District Office Closures
The SBSD district and school offices will close during fall break (November 25-29, 2019). “I wish all of our students, staff, and families a wonderful holiday! It’s my hope that we all spend time with loved ones and find time to relax and rejuvenate,” said Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger. “This is the first year that we have made the decision to close our District offices during the fall break to support our 12-month staff members as they complete end-of-the-year projects and prepare for the new calendar year.” District and school offices will also be closed during the District’s winter break (December 23, 2019, to January 3, 2020).
Skyline Lost & Found
Our school’s Lost & Found will be donated the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Community Resource Center. They are a local organization in our area helping to create opportunities for many families in our community. Please visit the Lost & Found tables located in the front office the week of November 18th - 22nd. Tables will be against the wall just past Kathy, our school secretary. The final day to look for lost items will be the morning of Friday, November 22nd.
- Farmers Insurance Open (January 23 - 26, 2020) tickets now available! $35 ANY day tickets! (Normally sold for $65! A $30 savings!) Tickets can be purchased at https://www.solanabeachpta.org/?product=farmers-insurance-open-tickets.
- Spiritwear available for purchase online! Purchase your spiritwear before sizes run out! Go to www.solanabeachpta.org/?post_type=product to order.
PTA Upcoming Fundraisers and Events:
- Monday, 11/18/19 - Pizza Nova Give Back Day! Enjoy lunch or dinner at Pizza Nova and 50% of sales will be donated to the Solana Beach PTA!
- Thursday, 11/21/19 - Parent Education Opportunity. "Popular Culture and Effects on Youth" 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Solana Pacific School. 3901 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Solana Beach Schools Foundation
Skyline Teacher Experiences are here!
During the week of next week’s conferences, I encourage you to visit the Teacher Experience sign-up table in the front office when you check in for your conference. There are many fun and memorable experiences to choose from, all hosted by our amazing Skyline teachers. At $20-$25 per ticket, your child can spend time with their teacher to make crafts, watch a holiday movie, enjoy snacks and treats or even start the day with breakfast in the teacher’s lounge.
This is also your opportunity to bid on coveted VIP parking and seats at this year’s Skyline Talent show or 6th grade promotion.
To sign up electronically, look for the email from Solana Beach Schools Foundation coming soon to your inbox, and click on Teacher Experiences. All proceeds benefit the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, which helps to fund Discovery Labs at Skyline. Thank you for participating, and for supporting Discovery at Skyline.
Upcoming Speaker Opportunity
Solana Beach School District: “Pop Culture & the Noise It Creates” (Parents Only)
Solana Pacific Elementary School
November 21st: 1:00-2:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Our kids live in a world different than anything we have experienced. Consider that anybody born after August 6, 1991, does not know life without the Internet. When we talk to our kids, we hope the message gets through. The “internal noise” (Movies, Video Games, Internet, Music, Television, Texting, Sexting, Emojis, Online Challenges) that comes from Pop Culture is a major deterrent. The objective of this presentation is to learn to improve communication between adults and kids by identifying the “noise” that is generated from popular culture that makes such communication difficult. You will learn that it is not enough to know WHAT your kids are listening to ... you must know ABOUT the things your kids are listening to. Don’t miss out on this important presentation!!!
Presenter Commander Paul LeBaron is a high ranking member of a large municipal police department in Southern California. Over the course of his career he has seen the effects of drugs and popular culture on today’s youth and how these create challenges for families. Paul has also worked with the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance for the past 19 years, where he teaches classes on cultural diversity and ethics to law enforcement and educators. In his spare time Paul is also a coach for youth soccer and a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America.
Have a wonderful Sunday,