• Principal's Message

    Weekly Update

    December 8, 2019

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, December 12th - PTA meeting at Solana Vista (change in venue) starting at 9:00 a.m.

    December 23rd - January 3rd - Skyline school offices will be closed for the Winter Break

    January 6th - School Recommences

    January 8th - Principal’s Coffee

    Dear Skyline Families,

    I hope your Thanksgiving break was filled with joy, laughter and relaxation. I’m sure you are gearing up for the Winter Break, but know our teachers and staff are working tirelessly to support the academic and social/emotional wellbeing of your children. 

    As I take a moment to reflect on what I am grateful for, I want to say thank you to all the families who have welcomed me so graciously since I started as the principal of Skyline. I am so happy to be part of such an amazing community, and I look forward to our continued work together and getting to know each of you more personally. 

    Imagining Our Vivid Vision

    As a school and district we continue to refine our delivery of an excellent education for each of your children. This year our district is working on redefining our Mission and Vision for the Solana Beach School District. We have met twice since the start of the school year and we have several meetings left for this school year before the roll out of a new Mission and Vision for SBSD. I would like to personally thank the following individuals for their work on this committee: Sally Rollinson, Noami Pines, Teri Harrah, Summer McNett, Liz Siskowic, and Stacey Hamilton. Their thoughtfulness and work alongside all our SBSD schools has helped propel us forward. 

    Principal's Coffee

    Please join me on January 8th at 9:15 a.m. in our staff lounge for our first Principal's Coffee of the year. I would like to share information regarding our mission and vision work, how the school year is progressing, and update parents on playground and behavior expectations. This is also a time for us to have an informal conversation about school and I appreciate your input. I look forward to seeing you then!

    PTA Update:

    * Thursday, 12/12/19 - PTA meeting at Solana Vista (venue change) starting at 9 a.m.

    * Sunday, 12/15/19 -  Fish District (Solana Beach Town Center) Give Back Day!  Dine in or take out and 15% of sales will be donated to the Solana Beach PTA! Mention the Solana Beach PTA when calling in for take out.

    * Farmers Insurance Open (January 3-26, 2020) tickets still available! $35 ANY day tickets, normally $65, a $30 savings! Tickets can be purchased at https://www.solanabeachpta.org/?product=farmers-insurance-open-tickets

    Foundation Update

    As I shared over the phone, we are 65% of the way toward our Annual Fund Drive goal for the Solana Beach Schools Foundation. Thank you to all of our families who have donated to support our school. We continue to need your help to reach our goal of $100,500! You can visit www.solanabeachkids.org, and click on the Skyline Otters logo or you can drop off your donation at the front office. Checks should be made payable to SBSF. Your donation helps pay for our Discovery Lab teacher salaries and experiences this school year! We appreciate your support of Skyline.

    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 The number of nearsighted kids is soaring — and screen time isn’t the only factor Read in USA TODAY:


    Have a wonderful Sunday,