News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

Thank you to all of our families who came out to Family Game Night! It was a fun night of Bingo and it was wonderful to see the smiles on everyone's faces! A very special thank you to our Home and School for organizing such a wonderful event!

Throughout the month of March, we will focus a lot on the word perseverance. This word is important to not only understand but to demonstrate in our daily actions. Perseverance means that we continue to work hard even when something becomes difficult or our goal appears to be far away. When we demonstrate perseverance and we reach our goal, we feel proud and we know that we have made personal growth. Please talk with your child at home about how they have shown perseverance in school and in daily activities and how they can continue to demonstrate this quality throughout the remainder of the school year.

Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Berical

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 4 March 10th, 2023

5th grade

A gardening shop receives a shipment of 12 crates of plants. Each crate contains 18 plants. A worker displays all the plants on 24 shelves with the same number of plants on each shelf. How many plants are displayed on each shelf?

A. 6 B. 9 C. 16 D. 36

Correct Answer: B

6th grade

Donna purchases 10 tickets to a state fair.

• She purchases 4 adult tickets for $48.

• The remaining tickets are child tickets, for which she pays a total of $42.

What is the ratio of the price of one adult ticket to the price of one child ticket?

A. 2 to 3 B. 4 to 3 C. 8 to 7 D. 12 to 7

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 Friday, March 10th so that they can select their first, second and third choice for a language.

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

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Girls on the Run is coming to Skyview! We are now recruiting for coaches to come help change girls' lives! Our season begins the week of February 27, and runs for 10 weeks, culminating in a 5K with the Southeastern PA Girls on the Run community. You do not have to be a runner, just ready to be a positive role model, and male and female volunteers are welcome!! If you have any questions please reach out to

From Home and School

The yearbook committee is working hard to create a beautiful yearbook for our students. Click here to place an order for your yearbook. The cost is $20. Students will receive yearbooks by the end of the school year. You may contact Monique Dirks at with any questions.

Mark your calendars for when Skyview goes to the movies on April 13th at 6:30pm to watch Super Mario Brothers. It's $12 per person and money is required by April 1st. Click here for more details and registration!

Home and School officer nominations are now open for the 2023-2024 school year! All positions, except Treasurer, may be held jointly. All positions are a one-year term. You may have someone nominate you or you may nominate yourself.

Open Positions Include:


Vice President

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary


Please email Larcena Johnson at or direct message me if you’re interested or would like to learn more!

Please Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, March 29th- Dine Out Fundraiser - P.J. Whelihan's in Oaks

Tuesday, April 4th - 6 p.m.– Home & School Mtg. in the Skyview Library or via Zoom. Zoom link to be posted closer to the date in Konstella.

Thursday, April 13th - 6:30 p.m. - Movie Tavern, Super Mario Brothers

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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

March 17th: Schools Closed (Snow Make Up Day if Needed)

March 23rd: Early Dismissal at 12:00pm