News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

The warm weather has been a treat this week and I certainly hope your child has been able to take advantage of it and get outside to play! Some of our physical education classes have been able to get outdoors this week and we also had a warmer fire drill this week than we typically do in February!

Skyview has a lost and found in the main lobby that has MANY items! Items include winter hands, gloves, coats, jackets, water bottles and lunch boxes. Please encourage your child to stop by the lost and found to ensure that nothing belongs to them. All items will be donated by the end of the school year if they are not claimed.

The staff at Skyview wishes all students a wonderful 5 days off from school! We hope that you find time to relax as a family and get outside to play in any warm weather we may have! Stay safe and we will see you on Wednesday!


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 1 February 17th, 2023

5th grade

Joe writes a number with a 3 in the tenths place. Ellie also writes a number with a 3 as a digit. The value of the 3 in Ellie’s number is 10 times the value of the 3 in Joe’s number. Which number could be the one Ellie wrote? A. 324.67 B. 423.67 C. 426.37 D. 426.73

Correct Answer: B

6th grade

Angelina is making flower bouquets. She has 24 tulips and 36 roses. She wants all the bouquets to be identical, containing the same number of tulips and the same number of roses, with no flowers left over. What is the maximum number of bouquets Angelina can make from these flowers?

A. 2 B. 3 C. 12 D. 24

Correct Answer: C

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

5th and 6th Grade Work Problems to Practice At Home

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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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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

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

Tuesday, February 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences

March 8: Spring Picture Day