News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

Today the Skyview and Arcola campus held a Shelter in Place drill. The Shelter in Place is a procedure we follow in the event of severe weather. Our students practiced moving their location away from all windows and doors and covering their heads with their hands as they kneel on the floor. The drill lasted for a few minutes and then students returned to their advisory period. These drills are important to practice so that our students know what to do in the event of emergency weather.

Thank you to all of the families who participated in Skyview's virtual seminar titled, Helping Your Child Succeed. Your commitment to helping your child at home is greatly appreciated.

As we continue to focus on perseverance at Skyview, I have included some discussion points below that you can ask your child to help them think about perseverance in multiple aspects.

  • What does perseverance mean to you?
  • Tell me about a time where you had a problem (in or out of school) and you showed perseverance. How did you feel?
  • Tell me about a time that you quit something and then you regretted it.
  • Think about a role model in your life. Do they show perseverance? If so, how? How would you feel about them if they did not show perseverance?

I hope the discussion points above can help facilitate meaningful conversation between you and your child.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Berical

Club Pictures on Monday for Yearbook

If your child participates in the clubs listed below, they will have their picture taken for the yearbook on Wednesday, April 19th.

Band, Orchestra, Chorus, BLAST, Reading Olympics, Environmental, Art Club, Student Council, Reader's Theater and After School Sports

Spaces for Fasting

If your child is fasting during the school day for any reason and would like an alternate location to go to during their scheduled lunch time, please have them work with their school counselor to let them know of the request. We will ensure that all students have a quiet space provided to them that meets their needs during the time of their fasting.

You can reach out to Mrs. VanBuren (fifth grade school counselor) or Mrs. Hiller (sixth grade school counselor) with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. VanBuren:

Mrs. Hiller:

ID Badges for Breakfast and Lunch

If your child receives a school breakfast or lunch, please remind them of the importance of bringing their student ID badge to school with them each day. Using the ID badge in the cafeteria lines helps to significantly reduce the amount of wait time students are experiencing. We greatly appreciate your attention to this matter.

Math Questions- How You Can Help At Home!

We recognize that families want to support their child academically and feel connected to their learning. Each week, we will include a 5th and 6th grade math word problem that you can work on with your child. Also included will be the list of questions that you can ask your child that will help guide their thinking as they solve the problem. We encourage you to take advantage of completing these word problems with your child so that you can help support them with their learning at home!

Questions to Ask Your Child

  • What do you know about the problem?

  • What question is being asked?

  • What information has been given to you?

  • What operation will you use to solve the problem? How do you know?

  • Will your answer be bigger or smaller than the numbers in the problem?

  • Does your response answer the question?

Week 8 April 14th, 2023

5th grade

Four friends ate together at a restaurant. The cost for each meal, without a tip, is shown below.

$11 $13 $13 $14

The total cost of the 4 meals with the tip was 1.2 times the total cost of the meals without the tip. The friends equally shared the total cost of the meals with the tip. How much did each friend pay?

A. $10.20 B. $12.75 C. $13.05 D. $15.30

Correct Answer: D

6th grade

Emily is making bows using ribbon. She has two pieces of ribbon to use. One is 23 yards long. The other is 414yards long. She needs 156 yards of ribbon to make each bow. What is the greatest number of bows Emily can make?

A. 12 B. 14 C. 15 D. 19

Correct Answer: B

World Language Selection for 6th Grade Families

Sixth grade students had an opportunity to view a World Language Video on Thursday during advisory to help them determine which world language they would like to enroll in for 7th grade. Please work with your child at home to complete the Google Form below by Monday, March 20th.

PSSA Dates

Below are the testing weeks for ELA and Math.

Grade 5 and 6 ELA PSSA testing dates will be the week of April 24th to 28th.

ELA testing dates will be April 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Grade 5 and 6 Math PSSA testing will be the week of May 1st-5th.

NOTE: Math testing dates will be May 2nd and 3rd.

We wanted to give our families a heads up prior to our PSSA testing and we are looking for 100% student participation.

Mrs. Berical

From Home and School

Last call for yearbook orders! The deadline to order a yearbook is April 18th. Click here to place an order. The cost is $20. Students will receive yearbooks by the end of the school year. You may contact Monique Dirks at with any questions.

Join us for Skyview Appreciation Night on Tuesday, May 16th at Elmwood Park Zoo. Rain or shine. Pack a picnic dinner. Click here for more details and registration!

Please Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, May 16th - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Skyview Appreciation Night at Elmwood Park Zoo

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How Can I Donate to the Backpack Program?

There are several ways you can contribute to the Backpack Program:

Collection Bins

· Donations can be dropped off (Monday thru Friday) at the Methacton High School East Wing or Arcola Intermediate School. Collection bins are located near the entrance.


· You can place an order through Amazon and ship it directly to the High School. Please remember to select, "No Weekend Delivery". The address is:

Methacton High School

c/o Backpack Program

1005 Kriebel Mill Rd.

Eagleville, PA 19403

Link to donate directly:

What items can I donate?

Individual Serving Food Items Needed

· Single serving boxes of milk (shelf-stable/not refrigerated)

· Mini Cereal Boxes

· Canned Soup (cans with "pop tops")

· Oatmeal packets or cups

· Applesauce and Fruit Cups

· Chef Boyardee, Hormel, Dinty Moore Meals, etc.

· Easy Mac Cups

· Cracker packs

· Sweet Snacks: Fruit gummies, pudding, granola bars, etc.

· Salty Snacks: Pretzel packs, Goldfish, Popcorn, etc.

· 100% Juice boxes

For 6th Grade Families

The requirements for Honors Courses at Arcola for the 7th grade year have been updated and can be found by clicking the link below. Please reach out to Mrs. Berical with any questions or concerns.

In addition, if your child has completed the second round of testing for honors math, the placement will be communicated to you by the end of March.

Important Dates Ahead

April 17th-April 18th: Mountaineers visit Outdoor Education

April 20th-21st: Galaxy Team Visits Outdoor Education

April 24th: PSSA Pep Rally