SKYRIDGE NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2019

A Message from Principal Williams

Hello Skyhawk Families!


How did we get to October already? We have gotten off to a great start here at Skyridge and are well on our way through the school year. In fact, last week we already passed the 10% point of our school year. As always, thank you for sending us such great students to work with. It truly is a pleasure to work at Skyridge and I tell everyone that I can that we have great kids and families, which makes it a great place to work. This year’s group of students is no exception.


I wanted to take a little time to tell you about our new acronym here at Skyridge. As a staff, we have been working on this for the last 2 years. Our goal was to create an acronym that was easy to remember and captured our beliefs and goals as we work with your middle school students. After identifying those ideals and working through a process that helped create a memorable acronym, I am happy to report that we have a winner!


We are currently working on finishing the definitions of these words as they apply to our daily activities at Skyridge, but you will begin to see this all over our building. We have shared it with the kids and are excited to see it play out throughout this and subsequent school years. In conjunction with this, our ASB team has adopted the motto of “Keep It Kind” in support of the kindness portion of this work.


Finally, I wanted to let you know that we have hired some additional staff to help support the growth that we experienced late in August, and they should be starting with us sometime this upcoming week. We are going to start with them working within our larger classes in the 7th and 8th grade to support our staff and students and to build relationships with both groups. As we move through the year, we will evaluate this arrangement and may create some additional class sections to help lower class sizes. We will be communicating with all families as we make these adjustments. The cornerstone of our work in middle school is building relationships between teachers and students, so we want to be mindful of this as we work to determine the best possible route to support our students.


I hope your students have felt as good about the start of the year as I have, and I am excited to see as many of you as possible at our Hawktoberfest parent experience night on Thursday, October 3. As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.


Go Skyhawks!

DATES TO REMEMBER

SPIRIT WEEK

Monday, September 30 - Hat Day

Tuesday, October 1 - Tie Day

Wednesday, October 2 - Plaid and/or Flannel Day

Thursday, October 3 - Color Wars

Friday, October 4 - Camas Pride Day


October 1 - Hawktoberfest Dance 4-5:30 PM - 3 canned food items for admission

October 3 - Hawktoberfest Student Experience 6-7:30 PM

October 10 - Mt St Helens Field Trip for Summit Team

October 10 - Deadline for Chromebook Assurance Payment

October 11 - NO CLASSES - State Inservice Training

October 15 - Mt St Helens Field Trip for Apex Team

October 15 - Collin Kartchner Speaking Engagement

October 16 - Early Release; classes end at 1:25 PM

October 16 - "Papercup" Football Game between Skyridge and Liberty @Doc Harris 6:30 PM

October 17 - PTO Meeting with Dr. Williams as guest speaker 12 PM @Skyridge

October 17 - Cross Country District Meet @Pacific Park

October 18 - Seventh Grade Hearing Screenings 9-11 AM

October 21 - East Coast Informational Meeting 6 PM in the LMC

October 21-23 Volleyball Tryouts

October 23 - Picture Retake Day

October 24 - OMSI Field Trip for Ascenders Team

October 26 - Football Extravaganza @Doc Harris

October 28 - Wrestling Practice Begins

November 1 - OMSI Field Trip for Raptors Team

VOLLEYBALL AND WRESTLING REGISTRATION OPEN NOW ONLINE

Students can register now for volleyball tryouts (girls-grades 7&8) starting October 21 and for wrestling practice (boys&girls- grades 6/7/8) starting October 28. Login to FAMILYID today!


There will be volleyball open gyms on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 PM, October 8, 10, 15, and 17. No sign up needed, just stay and enjoy the fun.

SKYRIDGE PTO NEWS

Dine Around Achievement – The Grains of Wrath dine around on September 18 brought in $363.42! Thanks to everyone who ate out. Each bite benefits Skyridge staff and students!!

Pick up Dinner at Papa Murphy's – Need an excuse to NOT cook dinner? Here you go: Skyridge will receive a portion of the proceeds when you order and take home a Papa Murphy’s Pizza on Wed., Oct. 16, any time from 1 PM till 8 PM. Just present the flyer included here on your phone or in print or simply mention the Skyhawks fundraiser.

Attend a Behind-the-Scenes School Tour Oct. 17 – Swing by Skyridge on Thurs., Oct. 17, 12-1 PM, for a special tour of the school. We’ll show you all the areas you need to know, didn’t know existed, or have heard your child talk about! A member of the District team will also be on hand to share what’s going on in Camas Schools, and we’ll take a moment to share upcoming PTO events.

Order Spirit Wear til Oct. 15Orders are being accepted online through October 15! Go online to https://skyridge2019.itemorder.com/

Shop & Earn at Fred Meyer – Sign up for the *free* Fred Meyer Community Rewards program and Sky PTO earns money whenever you shop. Every dollar equals more support for students and staff.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

Is your child interested in traveling to the East Coast with a group of students for a week? This 8th grade trip will be June 19-26, 2020. On this trip, we will visit Colonial Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Lancaster, PA, Gettysburg, PA, and New York City. To find out more about this trip, students and parents can attend the East Coast Trip Informational Meeting at 6 pm in the Skyridge library on Monday, October 21. Parents who are unable to attend the meeting can email jeanette.romano@camas.wednet.edu for more information.

The Camas School District does not sponsor or endorse this event.