Falcon Flyer

Week of January 23-27, 2023

Hello Falcon Families,

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This is Principal Laurie Balsano Wright with your Falcon Flyer for the week of January 23-27, 2023.

Great Kindness Challenge - Week of January 23-27!

  • Our Student Council is preparing for a week filled with random acts of kindness!
  • Save the Date for a very special week coming later in the month!

Virtual Family Fentanyl Awareness Night for All AUSD Schools

  • Click here for more information about this important event
  • You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
  • When: Jan 23, 2023, at 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: AUSD Virtual Family Fentanyl Awareness Night
  • Register in advance for this webinar. Click here to register.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Auburn Parent Project with Latino Leadership Council

Reminders about Birthday Treats

  • When planning for a birthday celebration at school, please contact your child’s teacher to coordinate the details
  • All treats must be purchased from a store and include a list of ingredients
  • This will ensure that students with dietary restrictions or allergies are safe during this celebration

Change Makers is back at Skyridge School - Message from Amanda Jacobson

  • Change Makers is Coming back to Skyridge February 2nd!
  • I invite all 4th/5th grade students to join the 8 week Change Makers Running/Walking and Wellness Club beginning Thursday February 2nd- March 30th. We will be meeting every Tuesday at lunch 12:10- 12:50 and Thursday after school 2:15-3:30. The Change Makers Club was created to promote a sense of well-being through exercise, positive thinking and building connections within the school and nearby community.
  • Students involved in the Change Makers Club will be walking/running around our beautiful Skyridge school and neighborhood. There will be at least 2 supporting staff members in attendance for safety purposes every week. We welcome any additional parent/guardian support. This club does not require fast running and we welcome walking as we build endurance to reach our goal of completing 3.1 miles on our last day 5k. We will always begin with a warm up followed by a topic discussion/lesson in social emotional areas such as gratitude, empathy, self-care, positive self-talk, self-esteem and goal setting.
  • We will also be inviting Change Makers in our community who are making positive changes in their lives and/or in their communities to speak with us. We will gradually be building mileage and students will participate in our own 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk and celebration on the last day.
  • Click here for the permission slip

Poetry Showcase Contest

  • Miss Olivia is gearing up for another FUN opportunity for our students!
  • Miss Olivia will share information with our students about this event during Library Time and upcoming class visits
  • Click here for more information - Poetry Contest Page 1 and Poetry Contest Page 2
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Miss Olivia Herider at oherider@auburn.k12.ca.us

Mornings in the Makerspace

Cupid Grams
  • Cupid Grams will be on sale from February 6-13
  • Cupid Grams are great ways to send kind messages to friends at school
  • Send a Cupid Gram to your child or another Skyridge Falcon at Skyridge School on Friday, February 14th! Each Cupid Gram will include a special message along with a piece of candy to the person receiving it.
  • You can purchase your Cupid Grams from Monday, February 6th to Monday, February 13th in the cafeteria between 7:35-8:00 AM and 2:10-2:35 PM. Each Cupid Gram costs $1.00 and will be delivered to that special person Tuesday, February 14th, along with that special treat. The funds raised by selling Cupid Grams will be used to help the 5th graders go to Camp Augusta.
  • *Reminder each Cupid Gram only costs $1.00, but to purchase for an entire class it is a discounted price of $20.00
  • Mark your calendar and help support our 5th graders who are raising money for Camp Augusta

Spanish Club for 1st and 2nd Grade Students

  • Registration will open in February for our next session for 1st and 2nd grade students.
  • This session runs from March 13-April 26
  • Click here for more information

Community Advisory Committee Conference for all Families

Mark your calendars! The Auburn Symphony Performance is coming in February!

  • The concert takes place in the Placer High School auditorium in Auburn.
  • Students and their family members may obtain 50% off tickets* by using the Promo Code SGTS. Ticket prices are:
  • Adults: $20 ($10 with code)
  • Students: <18 yrs: $10 ($5 with code)
  • Please note: This concert is one of our most popular concerts of the year! Seating is limited to one performance, so hurry to get your tickets NOW! Get tickets at www.auburnsymphony.com or by calling our office at (530) 823-6683.
  • Click here for more information!

Volunteers are still needed!

  • All programs offer support and guidance to volunteers! We have plans and materials to help our volunteers!
  • Click here to sign up as a Garden Docent in the Larry Ford Outdoor Classroom
  • Click here to sign up for a Makerspace Docent
  • Click here to sign up for a Meet the Master Art Docent

Standards-Based Report Cards for TK-5 Students

  • Please click here to read the information about Standards-Based Report Cards and the Explanation of Marks
  • There are four slides total (two in English and two in Spanish)
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher

Exciting Events for the Week of January 23-27, 2023
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
  • Symphony Goes to School Assembly at 8:15 AM
  • Drama Club at 2:15 PM in MPR
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
  • Creative Writing Club at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 28
Wednesday, January 25
  • SOARing Above Assembly at 8:15 AM
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
  • Spanish Club at 2:30-3:30 PM
Thursday, January 26
  • Think Kindness Thursday - Wear your Kindness Gear
  • Drama Club at 2:15 PM in MPR
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
  • Creative Writing Club at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 28
  • TK and Kindergarten Enrollment Showcase from 4-5 PM in MPR
Friday, January 27
  • Falcon Friday! Wear your green!


Placer Food Bank Schedule

Upcoming School Site Council Meeting


  • Auburn Police Department is $15 and it is on a drop in basis

  • Hours are Monday 11:00 AM -2:00 PM OR Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30-4:30 PM

Farm Fresh to You

  • Receive fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your home or office while earning 10% for Skyridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Club. Skyridge School has earned almost $1,000 through this fundraiser!

  • Click here to learn more about Farm Fresh to You

Amazon Smile

  • Be sure to sign up for Amazon Smile and select Skyridge as your school.

Skyridge School Website

  • Please check out the Skyridge School website for quick access to the Toolbox Tools. Click on PARENT INFO and then click on TOOLBOX Project at Skyridge School. This link is filled with great resources for parents and families.

Toolbox Tool of the Month

Important Resources for Skyridge Families:

  • Mobile Crisis Triage

  • 2-1-1: Placer County now has a great one stop resource hub called 2-1-1. By calling, texting (Text your zip code to 898211) or visiting the website 211Placer.org, you will be immediately connected to a plethora of helpful community resources including housing, food, financial, distance learning, health insurance, legal assistance, transportation, and more. The prompts are in both English and Spanish and will connect you to your area of need quickly. Please visit the following website to learn more about this wonderful resource! https://211connectingpoint.org/placer-county/

  • KIDS First: Through family resource centers located in Auburn and Roseville, this agency offers counseling, education, intervention, advocacy, and more.

  • Additional resources available: If you have specific questions or needs, please contact the school office at 530-885-7019. We have additional resources that are available.

Important Contacts for Skyridge Families:

Leticia Medley, AUSD Community Liaison - lmedley@auburn.k12.ca.us

Amanda Jacobson, AUSD Mental Health Specialist - ajacobson@auburn.k12.ca.us

Mallory French, Mental Health Specialist - mfrench@auburn.k12.ca.us

Kirsten Ratliff, Family Support Specialist - kratliff@auburn.k12.ca.us

Tiffany Alexander, AUSD Psychologist - talexander@auburn.k12.ca.us

Be sure to follow Skyridge School on all social media platforms!

Facebook: @SkyridgeElementary

Instagram: @skyridgeelementary

Twitter: @SkyridgeSchool

Together We Can.

Dr. Laurie Balsano Wright