News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

As I write my last communication for the 2022 calendar year, I can't help but reflect on how much we have worked together to build a school community at Skyview within the last four months. We kicked off the year together by sharing popsicles and conversation in August. Before we knew it school was officially starting and we were unpacking our new supplies in our new classrooms! In September, we focused on really getting to know one another in our school and classroom communities so that we can be our most successful selves as we learn and grow together! In October, we came together to raise money for our school and celebrated with our Skyview Strong Celebration! We created great memories with the DJ, Kona truck and other fun activities! This holiday season, we have been collecting items to donate to our Day of Service presenters and we have also celebrated with Winter Concerts and Classroom Parties. In addition, we have had many parent volunteers help us in the cafeteria each day as well as volunteer their time for other Home and School events. Thank you! Thank you for being a part of our wonderful learning community and for all that you do to help build Skyview up! I am grateful for your dedication to your child's learning every day!

I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together in the New Year! I look forward to continuing to partner with you as we support our Skyview community in 2023!

May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year! I look forward to welcoming your child(ren) back on January 3rd, 2023!

Have a wonderful winter break!


Mrs. Berical

6th Grade Honors Testing for Math

On January 18th, all 6th grade students will take the standardized Iowa Algebra Prognostic Test. This test will be used as a data point that will help determine eligibility for further testing into a math honors course in 7th grade. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Hollenbeck at if you have any questions or concerns around the process.
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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

Please Join Us for Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 6pm – January Home & School Mtg. in the Skyview Library or via Zoom. Zoom link to be posted closer to the date in Konstella.

Save the Date for Bingo Night! – Thursday, March 9th.

We are looking forward to a fun packed 2023!

More information on additional activities will be shared in January.

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:


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

December 23-January 2nd: Winter Break (Schools and Offices Closed)

January 3rd: Home and School Meeting