• Principal's Message

    Weekly update for November 10, 2019

    November 11 - Veterans Day; No School

    November 12 - ELAC Meeting (6:15-7:15 p.m.)

    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

    Dear Skyline Families,

    I would like to ask for your support in maintaining a safe and efficient drop off in the morning at the front of school. When we all help out, it makes it safer for everyone. Please remember the following:

    1. Do not cut in front of other cars. We are all a Skyline family, so let’s take care of each other.
    2. Pull ALL THE WAY FORWARD to the yellow posts. This may mean you need to wait for a few seconds so all traffic clears before you move forward. 
    3. Children must ONLY EXIT on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the car. If this is an issue, we ask you to park your car and walk in. If children exit from the left hand side of the car it presents a safety issue. 
    4. Parents and guardians, please remain in your vehicle during drop off. If you need to get out to assist your child, then you will need to park your car.
    5. Drop off is between the orange cones and the yellow poles. 
    6. Never leave your car unattended during drop off while in the drop off lane. 

    Thank you for keeping Skyline students, staff, and parents safe and adhering to the above expectations for Pick up and Drop Off.

    Sixth Grade camp

    Our sixth graders had a full week at camp last week and we are so proud of them for representing Skyline in a positive manner. I was able to visit them on Wednesday and they were enjoying themselves, each other, and camp life. What a great team building experience for our students and staff. These are the memories that last forever! A huge thank you goes out to our sixth grade teachers for being at camp for the week to support our students. 

    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. 

    PTA Update:

    Farmers Insurance Open (January 23 - 26, 2020) tickets coming soon! The Solana Beach PTA has an opportunity to sell $65 Farmers Insurance Open ANY day tickets for $35! That's a $30 savings AND $25 of each ticket sold is donated to your PTA! We are in the process of setting up additional information on the SolanaBeachPTA.org site. Stay tuned for details.

    PTA November Calendar of Events:

    Thursday, 11/14/19 - PTA Meeting at Solana Vista starting at 9:00 a.m. Farmers Insurance Open tickets will be sold before and after the meeting. Special speaker Shawna McGarry will have updates on the Lomas Santa Fe corridor project and what's going on with the Eco-Otters.

    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

    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.

    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 5 Most Important Job Skills For The Future - Forbes

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/11/04/the-5-most-important-job-skills-for-the-future/

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

    Kim