News from the 'View
Skyview Upper Elementary School
FROM MRS. BERICAL
Dear Skyview Families,
This was our first five day week of the school year! Our students really showed determination, perseverance and growth! Congratulations on a job well done!
This week Dr. Landis and I visited the cafeterias to discuss bus expectations to ensure the safety of all of our students. You can help be a part of this process by reviewing the general expectations with your child at home which I have included below.
- Be mindful that the bus is an extension from the classroom
- Language needs to be appropriate at all times
- Once the bus begins moving, students are to remain seated
- Voices are kept at an appropriate level so the driver can concentrate on the road
- Photos and videos of others are not permitted
- Hands and feet are kept to themselves
We recognize that the lunch lines in both Arcola and Skyview have been longer than what they should be in the recent weeks. We have identified the issue and are working with both the vendor of the scanning machines and technology to find a solution as quickly as possible. We are confident that the lunch lines will drastically improve as we come to a solution in the near future. In addition, students have been given and will continue to be given extended lunch time to finish their lunch if they are experiencing delays in the line. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work towards a solution.
I wish you all a restful weekend after our hard-working week!
Home & School Association Update
We are looking for homeroom classroom parents! If you are interested in volunteering, please CLICK HERE for a sign-up through Konstella. The sign up will show which classrooms are still in need of a lead parent. The homeroom lead is responsible for organizing classroom parties. This year we will have co-lead opportunities for each classroom too.
We are also looking for a chairperson for the Yearbook committee! Please reach out to Larcena Johnson at SkyviewHomeandSchoolVP@gmail.com if you would like to chair this important committee.
Will you help us by volunteering at our Fall Social?
For more info, contact Eryn Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in volunteering at Home & School events? If so, you can browse through the volunteer opportunities and sign up directly through the “Committee” tab in Konstella. You must have your board approved clearances to volunteer.
Get more info. on obtaining your clearances here: https://www.methacton.org/Page/186.
Konstella – Skyview Home & School wants to communicate with you!
Announcements and events will typically only be communicated via the Konstella communication system. Don’t miss out on important news! See below for directions on how to join!
Start by visiting: www.konstella.com through the main web site. Do not access through the app.
Click on “Find Your School” in upper right side. Once you find “Skyview”, enter all your details and click “Submit.” Once approved by our school’s admin team, you will receive an email invite to be connected to the school.
You’ll then be able to add your child to the correct classroom at Skyview. If you have multiple children, you must add each child separately.
If you have multiple children at multiple schools, you will be able to toggle between the schools at the school name spot at the top of the page in the app or under “Manage” on the web site.
We also recommend that you download the Konstella app so that you can receive instant notification through the app.
Get Your Skyview Spiritwear by clicking here!
We have some new exciting apparel options for the whole family!
Please Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!
Wednesday, 9/28, 6:30-8:30pm – Come introduce yourself to Skyview’s Home & School Board at the Back to School Night table. We will have info. on volunteering, offer help with the Konstella communication system and provide info. on Skyview Spirit Wear!
Saturday, 10/1. 6-9pm – Skyview Fall Social at Olszanowski Farm. Sign up to attend here! We also need help. Click here to sign up through Konstella to volunteer!
For more info, contact Eryn Jackson at email@example.com.
Tuesday, 10/4, 6pm – October Home & School Mtg. in the Skyview Library or via Zoom. Zoom link to be posted closer to the date in Konstella.
Universal Free Breakfast Program
UNIVERSAL FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM
On Friday, September 9, 2022, Governor Wolf announced a Universal Free Breakfast program for all Pennsylvania students to begin on October 1, 2022 through the end of the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, all Methacton School District students will have the option to receive breakfast each morning at no cost. Our building principals are working on a plan with Aramark to roll out this new program and will be providing additional information in the coming days. Monthly menus can always be found at: https://methacton.schooldish.com/
How can I donate to the Backpack Program?
There are several ways you can contribute to the Backpack Program:
· 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
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
We are excited to welcome back our lunch volunteers for the 2022-2023 school year! If you are interested in volunteering your time to help in the cafeteria, sign up through Konstella. This year, our students will be utilizing both the Skyview cafeteria and the Arcola cafeteria for lunches. When Skyview students are in the Arcola cafeteria, it is important to know that they will not be in contact with Arcola students and will be instructed to use the Skyview bathrooms should they need to use the facilities during their lunch time. We appreciate your time in advance and look forward to welcoming you into our Skyview lunches!
Car Line Sign Ups
North Montco Technical Career Center Job Opportunity
Are you an Electro-Mechanical or Mechatronics Technician or Mechanical Engineer interested in incredibly rewarding change? North Montco Technical Career Center is seeking a full-time Electro-Mechanical / Mechatronics / Robotics / Industrial Maintenance Teacher. For more information and to learn how to apply, visit: https://www.methacton.org/cms/lib/PA50000637/Centricity/Domain/4/JobPostingMechatronicsTeacher.pdf
bSeptember 26th: Schools Closed/Offices Open
September 28th: Skyview's Back to School Night; 6:30-8:30
September 30th: Skyview Picture Day
October 1st: Lower Providence 34th Annual Fall Fest from 11:00-4:00 @ Eagleville Park
October 1st: Skyview's Fall Social Olszanowski's Farm; 6:00-9:00pm
October 4th: Skyview's Home and School Meeting @ 6:00pm
October 5th: Schools Closed/Offices Open
October 7th: Methacton High School Homecoming Football Game
October 10th: InService- No School for Students