Principal's Perspective

Volume 7 11-10-15

Dear Skyline Family-

Wow! Fall is here. It seemed to come on quickly, and I don't know about you, but I welcome the cloudy and chilly days. Sooner than we know it, the winter holidays will be in full swing. This school year already feels like it's flying by!

Septic Project Update
The project is progressing! The project manager for PPS came to last week's staff meeting and shared that students will still have access to parts of the field as the work continues. There are fences up in areas that are unsafe, but large areas of the field remain open for students to play soccer at recess. This new septic system is designed to work for many decades and has a built-in water purification system that will clean the water as it goes through the system. This is the only system like it in PPS! The project will be fully complete when we come back from Winter Break.


Chilly recess

Brrr! For the past few weeks, it has been cold and rainy during recess. However, we are still seeing students without coats. We will continue to provide recess outdoors unless there is a downpour or the temperature drops below freezing. Please remind your family to grab a sweatshirt or coat as they walk out the door for school. Thank you for helping us keep our students warm and toasty!


Eagle Spirit Fridays
Fridays are Eagle Spirit days at Skyline! This means that we bond together as a K-8 school community when we participate in school spirit! We encourage students and staff to show their Skyline Pride by wearing a Skyline Eagle T-shirt, or our school colors which are blue and/ or yellow. Classrooms can win a prize if they show the most spirit! We also have our PBIS Celebrations and Golden Eagle drawings on Fridays! We love to celebrate our community and all of our students' positive choices on Eagle Spirit Fridays!


Je Suis Paris

The news media over the weekend was saturated with information about the terrible attacks in Paris. Below is a link about how to approach this tragic event with children and teens:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2015/11/16/talking-to-children-and-teens-about-the-paris-terror-attacks


Boundaries and D-BRAC

There are several ways to share your feelings about the boundary process and current scenarios.


Take a survey:

https://docs.google.com/a/apps4pps.net/forms/d/1oE-lEA_i6gRlyvANjJCN0sNW_pU8j9btouZpYrsWiIo/viewform


Visit the "Growing Great Schools" website:

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm


Thanksgiving Holiday
This is the time of year that reminds us of all the wonderful people in our lives. It is with sincere gratitude that I extend my appreciation to the Skyline community. I feel very fortunate to share my days with such a wonderful staff and awesome students. I truly thank you all for everything you do to make Skyline so great. I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday spending quality time with family and friends!



Thank you for sending such wonderful learners to school!



Sarah Zabel

Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 4- Principal Coffee Chat @ 9:00am
Dec. 16- Late Opening
Dec. 21- Jan. 1- Winter Break, No school
Jan. 4- Students return to school
Jan. 8-Principal's Coffee Chat @ 9:00am
Jan. 18-MLK Day-No school
Jan. 20-Late Opening
Jan. 21-PTA/Foundation @ 6:00pm
Jan. 22- MS Dance @ 1:45
Jan. 25-Planning Day- No school
Jan. 26-Site Council