News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful and refreshing break. In this communication you will find a lot of important information regarding our Day of Service at Skyview as well as Career Day. Both days have opportunities for parent volunteers. In addition, we continue to welcome parent volunteers into our cafeteria as an extra set of hands during our 5th and 6th grade lunches. Please reach out to the Home and School if you are interested in any of the volunteering opportunities.

As we enter the month of December, our Skyview community will focus on using our best self control in all areas of Skyview. Please partner with us at home by reminding your child to demonstrate Pillarific behaviors by being responsible, respectful, trustworthy, caring, fair and a good citizen. Please ask your child how they have shown these characteristics in the hallways, classrooms, the cafeteria and at arrival and dismissal each day. We appreciate your partnership in helping your child demonstrate their best self!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Berical

5th & 6th Grade Winter Concert(s)

Our 5th and 6th grade musicians are excited to perform at the winter concert on December 12th! There will be a daytime performance for our Skyview students and staff at 1:15 PM and an evening performance for families at 7:00 PM. Families who are unable to attend the evening performance at 7:00 are welcome to attend the 1:15 performance. To help us prepare for families arriving at the 1:15 performance time, please take a moment to fill out the Sign Up Genius below. You will be contacted if additional information is necessary to complete the secure check in for your arrival. Please report to the Skyview main office at your arrival. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 1:00 PM.

Day of Service at Skyview

On December 21st, Skyview will hold their annual "Day of Service" for 5th and 6th graders. Students will learn about community organizations and how they help provide services to those in need. In addition, we will have guest readers from the district to read to our students. Skyview students will conclude the Day of Service by making cards for patients at Einstein Hospital!

Two Volunteers Needed: December 21st

Skyview is in need of two parent volunteers who hold clearances to help proofread the student made cards before they are sent to Einstein Hospital. Volunteers should email Larcena Johnson at if interested. The estimated time frame for this volunteer opportunity is from 12:00-2:00.
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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

2022 Yearbooks are due to be distributed to students next week! Thank you again for your patience and understanding!

Still Seeking a Yearbook Chairperson!

We are still looking for a chairperson for the Yearbook committee! Please reach out to Larcena Johnson at if you would like to chair this important committee.

The Holidays are Coming! 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!

Tuesday, December 6th, 6pm – December Home & School Mtg. in the Skyview Library or via Zoom. Zoom link:

Thursday, December 22nd, 1:45pm – 2:30pm – Winter Class Parties!

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 6th: Home and School Meeting @ 6:00

December 12: 5th & 6th Grade Winter Music Concert @ 7PM

December 21st: Skyview's Day of Service

December 22nd: Classroom Winter Parties

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