News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to come together this afternoon to celebrate our Philadelphia Eagles at our Skyview Super Bowl Pep Rally! We would like to thank the members of the Skyview Band, the Methacton High School Cheerleaders and the Skyview Student Council members for their participation in the pep rally! I would also like to thank our Home and School Association for their partnership with this fun event for our students.

This afternoon, we took time to discuss the qualities the Philadelphia Eagles display that helped lead the team to the Super Bowl. Our Skyview students heard from myself as well as Sgt. Stead on how they can demonstrate the qualities of teamwork, perseverance, respect and responsibility at Skyview and in our greater Methacton community. Ask your child how they feel they have demonstrated any of these qualities at Skyview recently or how they can show demonstrate them in the future.

Overall, we want our students to recognize that when we do our best to make good choices every day, we work together to make our school, our community and our world a better place!

As a reminder, we will be operating on a 2 hour delay schedule on Monday. This opportunity is so families can spend quality time with one another in support of our Hometown Eagles while minimizing the impact of potential operational challenges.

Start times for Monday can be found by clicking here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Go Eagles!


Mrs. Berical

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

Band and Orchestra Families

Dear Families of Band & Orchestra,

As part of the music department, specific expectations have been set for the students so that when they come together as a full band they are able to bring their best self and be a contributing member to the band and or orchestra. This means that students are expected to practice each week and be responsible for their instrument at home and at school. Students who are not practicing at home are negatively impacting the ability to for the full band and orchestra to perform to their full capacity. You can help your child by setting a specific time for them to practice each week along with a timer that they can set for a specific amount of time.

Students should practice at a minimum of three times a week for at least 15 minutes.

I greatly appreciate your help in encouraging your child to practice their instrument!

Mrs. Berical

BLAST Project

Sixth grade BLAST will be collecting new socks, hats, gloves and scarves for Mitzvah Circle. Please send any donations in through February 13th!

Career Day- March 23

Skyview's Career Day is scheduled for March 23rd! If you would like to consider presenting on your career, please click the links below to learn more and volunteer!

Volunteer paper form:

Digital form:

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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

Come join us for a fun night of Bingo on Thursday, March 9th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Maybe you’ll be the next winner of some great prizes? Click here to register!

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.

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!

Friday, February 10th – Dine Out Fundraiser at Panera. See the attached flyer!

Tuesday, March 7th 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, March 9th – 7 p.m. – Bingo Night

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If your child is getting a school breakfast or lunch, it is important that they have their student ID ready to use when they go through the cafeteria line. Having the ID ready speeds up the process of moving through the line. Please remind your child to bring their ID to school each day and to have it easily accessible at breakfast and lunch.

In addition, please remind your child that appropriate behavior is expected in the cafeteria. Manners such as saying please and thank you, throwing trash away and cleaning their space after they are finished eating is expected. We greatly appreciate you discussing these expectations with your child so that we can work together to provide a more pleasurable dining experience.

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.

Important Dates Ahead

Friday, February 17th-Tuesday February 21st: No School for Students

Tuesday, February 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences