Dear Skyline Families:
In his 1926 classic, “Winnie the Pooh,” A. A. Milne wrote, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” Our little pink friend was grateful for the abundance he had in his life; great friends, a warm place to sleep and a few tasty “haycorns” to eat.
As we enter our last week of school and get ready for our winter break, I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Skyline such an amazing place to be. We are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, with our students. From the classroom, to your living room, and all points in-between, our collective efforts to support our children are filled with passion, commitment and a willingness to work together.
Families, of course, play such a critical role here at Skyline, and we are grateful for you and for masterfully doing what I know firsthand is the hardest, most rewarding and joyous job of all. Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift.
I am so grateful for our wonderful, talented, creative, inquisitive, optimistic, resourceful and resilient students. Often, they make us laugh, sometimes they make us cry, but always they remind us that we have the most wonderful job in the world!
Finally, I am also incredibly grateful to work with an amazing group of educators who put their heart and soul into their teaching to ensure that your children have an amazing educational experience. You couldn’t find a more caring and hardworking staff anywhere, and I am so fortunate to serve as their leader.
As we head into our last week of school before the holidays, I would like to wish all of our Skyline families a happy and safe holiday season. Enjoy your time together, and here’s to a healthy and prosperous new year. Please note that we do not return to Skyline until Monday, January 7, 2019.
Updates on Skyline Rebuild
We are so pleased that our beautiful theater and kitchen are now open! We have moved our students down to our new lunch area, and those students who are buying lunch now come into the kitchen to get their lunch. Our art instructor, Liz Siskowic, has also moved into her permanent art room across from the STREAM lab. Our students are going to be able to do a variety of art activities, including clay and paints, which they have not been able to do for the past year since art was held in the classrooms during the Skyline rebuild. Our Gaga Pit has been rebuilt by several dads from our Dad’s Club, and our last play structure will be open and available for students when we return from our holiday break. Our P.E. instructor, Melissa Murray, will take each class this coming week to each play area on the playground to review the rules/expectations to ensure that all of our students receive the same message regarding expectations on the playground. Sod was laid on the field, and we look forward to being able to use the field in a couple of months. Finally, we are fortunate to have several open classrooms at this time. We are going to temporarily expand our staff lounge to one of these downstairs classrooms, until the time where it is needed as a classroom. We are so appreciative of our beautiful new school, and we are so happy that construction is finished!
Did You Lose Something?
If your child is missing a jacket, sweatshirt, or lunch box, we would like to remind you to check our Lost and Found, which is located on the playground next to the restrooms. Items that have not been retrieved by the Winter Break will be donated to charity.
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Break
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee & Conversations at SV