Falcon Flyer

Week of November 14-18, 2022

Hello Falcon Families,

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This is Principal Laurie Balsano Wright with your Falcon Flyer for the week of November 14-18, 2022.

Free Book Friday During Lunch

ARD Give Thanks Feast

Shrek The Musical

Mark your calendars! The Auburn Symphony Performance is coming in February!

  • The concert takes place in the Placer High School auditorium in Auburn.
  • Students and their family members may obtain 50% off tickets* by using the Promo Code SGTS. Ticket prices are:
  • Adults: $20 ($10 with code)
  • Students: <18 yrs: $10 ($5 with code)
  • Please note: This concert is one of our most popular concerts of the year! Seating is limited to one performance, so hurry to get your tickets NOW! Get tickets at www.auburnsymphony.com or by calling our office at (530) 823-6683.
  • Click here for more information!

Baseball and Softball Registration

Sight Words Buster Volunteers Needed!

  • Sight Word Busters, a local non-profit, is still in need of volunteers one hour a week to help our youngest students master their sight words.
  • There is a training next Wednesday, 10/26 at 9:00. There will be more trainings available in November. Please visit www.sightwordbusters.org to fill out the volunteer application and to watch the videos that show you what we do. You would work with each child in the classroom for only 2 minutes. It is fun and it is easy!
  • We have not been able to start Mrs. Raz's class at all because we only have one volunteer for her room. Please consider donating one hour a week in the morning to help TK-2nd grade students master their sight words.
  • Contact Bonnie Curtis if you have questions at 925-858-0424.

Volunteers are still needed!

  • All programs offer support and guidance to volunteers! We have plans and materials to help our volunteers!
  • Click here to sign up as a Garden Docent in the Larry Ford Outdoor Classroom
  • Click here to sign up for a Makerspace Docent
  • Click here to sign up for a Meet the Master Art Docent

Standards-Based Report Cards for TK-5 Students

  • Please click here to read the information about Standards-Based Report Cards and the Explanation of Marks
  • There are four slides total (two in English and two in Spanish)
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher

Exciting Events for the Week of November 14-18
Monday, November 14
  • No School - AUSD Professional Development Day
Tuesday, November 15
  • Larry Ford Classroom Visits
  • Butter Braid Pick-Up in MPR
  • Dance Club at 2:15 PM in MPR
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
Wednesday, November 16
  • Larry Ford Classroom Visits
  • Spanish Club for Grades 4/5 at 2:30-3:30 PM
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
Thursday, November 17
  • Think Kindness Thursday - Wear your Kindness Gear
  • SOARing Above Monthly Assembly at 8:15 AM
  • After-School Intervention for Grades 1-5 at 2:15-3:15 PM in Room 12
Friday, November 18

  • Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! No school next week!


Placer Food Bank Schedule

Upcoming School Site Council Meeting


  • Auburn Police Department is $15 and it is on a drop in basis

  • Hours are Monday 11:00 AM -2:00 PM OR Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30-4:30 PM

Farm Fresh to You

  • Receive fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your home or office while earning 10% for Skyridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Club. Skyridge School has earned almost $1,000 through this fundraiser!

  • Click here to learn more about Farm Fresh to You

Amazon Smile

  • Be sure to sign up for Amazon Smile and select Skyridge as your school.

Skyridge School Website

  • Please check out the Skyridge School website for quick access to the Toolbox Tools. Click on PARENT INFO and then click on TOOLBOX Project at Skyridge School. This link is filled with great resources for parents and families.

Toolbox Tool of the Month

Important Resources for Skyridge Families:

  • 2-1-1: Placer County now has a great one stop resource hub called 2-1-1. By calling, texting (Text your zip code to 898211) or visiting the website 211Placer.org, you will be immediately connected to a plethora of helpful community resources including housing, food, financial, distance learning, health insurance, legal assistance, transportation, and more. The prompts are in both English and Spanish and will connect you to your area of need quickly. Please visit the following website to learn more about this wonderful resource! https://211connectingpoint.org/placer-county/

  • KIDS First: Through family resource centers located in Auburn and Roseville, this agency offers counseling, education, intervention, advocacy, and more.

  • Additional resources available: If you have specific questions or needs, please contact the school office at 530-885-7019. We have additional resources that are available.

Important Contacts for Skyridge Families:

Leticia Medley, AUSD Community Liaison - lmedley@auburn.k12.ca.us

Amanda Jacobson, AUSD Mental Health Specialist - ajacobson@auburn.k12.ca.us

Mallory French, Mental Health Specialist - mfrench@auburn.k12.ca.us

Kirsten Ratliff, Family Support Specialist - kratliff@auburn.k12.ca.us

Tiffany Alexander, AUSD Psychologist Intern - talexander@auburn.k12.ca.us

Be sure to follow Skyridge School on all social media platforms!

Facebook: @SkyridgeElementary

Instagram: @skyridgeelementary

Twitter: @SkyridgeSchool

Together We Can.

Dr. Laurie Balsano Wright