News from the 'View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

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Walk-a-Thon - Team Colors for Friday, October 4th

Please show your PILLARIFIC spirit by wearing your team color on Friday!

Astronomers - yellow

Celestials - blue

USA - red

Storm Chasers - red

Mountaineers - yellow

Stars - green

Galaxy - blue

Comets - orange

Title I Update

What are Title I services?

  • Federal funds provided to assist students who struggle in reading and/or math in qualifying schools, as determined by an established formula;
  • Services provide for either school-wide or “targeted assistance”;
  • Include provisions for: Personnel, Parent Involvement, Resources, Supplies,Professional Development

Since my child’s school qualified for funding, will he/she automatically receive services?

The funding formula considers a number of factors, including the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Once it is determined whether a school qualifies to receive funds, another process is used to determine which students will receive services. Each school uses specific academic criteria to determine which students will receive additional assistance through these funds. Letters regrading Title I services will be sent home to eligible students at the end of this week.

What Title I services will be delivered?

In 2019-2020, Methacton schools will deliver services in both reading and in math. Once data is examined to determine which students may receive the services, parents will be notified through a letter, which they must sign and return to give permission in order for the services to be delivered.

Who delivers the services? Will my child receive the services all year?

Services are provided through teachers, reading specialists, and/or instructional assistants. They will use strategies and resources to reinforce classroom instruction in specific areas of need. Following scheduled benchmark assessments, a determination will be made regarding whether a student continues to receive services. Parents will be notified whenever a student becomes eligible for services, or no longer needs to receive them.

Start With Hello Week

The Skyview community participated in Start with Hello week. Start with Hello week is organized by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. This program enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation.

The goal for our school community during this week was to focus on greeting others and including others in conversations and activities. It was and continues to be about helping students to make connections with each other and staff. Leading up to this week and on Monday, the morning smile crew was out greeting students with stickers Students received smile stickers for greeting personnel on their way into school. The school participated in “Hey Day” on Wednesday, September 25th by wearing “hello,my name is” stickers and focus on communicating using names. On Friday, September 27th, students participated in interactive bingo in homeroom. Check out the photos below from Start with Hello week:

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