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Skyview Upper Elementary School

American Education Week Visitation Day - November 15, 2018

Please join us in celebrating American Education Week! Skyview’s annual parent visitation day is Thursday, November 15, 2018. Please consider visiting your child’s class during one of these sessions: 9:00– 11 a.m. or 1– 2:45 p.m. All visitors will be required to sign in at our main office

Skyview students and staff are focused on creating a supportive, safe and encouraging school community. In November, we will explore what it means to #stickyourneckout as part of the community. Please join us in modeling being an everyday hero by offering a compliment about your child, a staff member or our school community for our bulletin board. Donations for the Daily Bread Food Pantry will also be accepted.

Conferences at Skyview - November 20 and 21

All families received the form below with information regarding their child and upcoming parent-teacher conferences. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher with any questions.

For your reference, this is the letter that was sent home:

November 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Parent-teacher conferences are being planned for Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, 2018. In order to accommodate the needs of our students and families, conferences will be offered in varying formats – both with whole academic team and partial teams. Conferences will last for 15 minutes. We encourage students to participate in these conferences as well.

Please note the information provided below from your child’s team of teachers and return the completed form as appropriate. You will receive confirmation of your conference appointment along with location and names of teachers you will be meeting with at the assigned date/time.

Communication on student progress is very important and takes many forms – from progress reports and report cards to e-mails, parent portal information, to phone calls and in-face meetings. We value the input of our parents and are working to consistently maintain a partnership to help our children succeed and grow.

If you have any questions regarding the conference process, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me.


Melissa E. Gorla


Cut off and return to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday, November 5, 2018

Label here

_____ The team teachers feel that a conference is not needed at this time.

_______ I agree a conference is not needed at this time.

_______ I prefer to schedule a conference. (Indicate dates available below.)

_____ Conference is requested by your child’s team. (Indicate dates available below.)

Please indicate dates available for conference:

_____ Tuesday, November 20, 2018

_____ Wednesday, November 21, 2018

_____ I prefer a phone conference

_______________________________________ ________________________________________

Parent Signature Phone Number

5th Grade Outdoor Education Cost Update

As shared in September, each year Skyview 5th grade students have the opportunity to experience the Outdoor Education program at the College Settlement Camp in Horsham, PA. This camping experience is an overnight trip with two full days of interactive lessons and activities.

Team Trip Dates

Comets April 4-5

Stars April 9-10

Galaxy May 28-29

Mountaineers May 30-31

Storm Chasers June 3-4

The cost for the Outdoor Education trip is $157 per student. Please submit payment by March 22, 2019. Payments may be made via check (payable to Methacton School District) or on-line via the “Outdoor Education – pay online” link available on the Skyview website ( Please contact Mrs. Beth VanBuren, Skyview 5th grade Counselor should you need information on assistance available for this trip.

Upcoming Calendar Events

November 15 - American Education Week Visitation Day (9-11 a.m. and 1- 2:45 p.m.)

November 19 - Franklin Institute Assemblies

November 20 and 21 - No School for Students - Conferences

November 22 and 23 - Schools and Offices Closed