News From The View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

From Mrs. Berical

Dear Families,

In partnering with our Home and School, I am excited to share with you that next Friday, February 10th, Skyview will celebrate our Philadelphia Eagles with a Super Bowl Pep Rally in the Arcola Auditorium! At this event, our newly elected student council representatives will be introduced. These students will then present ten Eagles players who have served as a positive presence not only on the team but also in the community. We will discuss how their positive character traits have helped bring the team to the Super Bowl. We will discuss what character traits we can show at Skyview that will help us continue to grow as a positive school community. Don't forget to ask your child what players were highlighted at the pep rally and what facts they have learned about those players.

I encourage our students to wear Eagles spirit wear OR the colors green and white!

Please note that there is no school for students from February 17th-February 21st. February 21st is reserved for parent/teacher conferences. If your child's teacher would like to hold a conference, they will reach out to you to schedule a time for February 21st. As always, you are welcome to request a conference with your child's teacher if you feel one is needed.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Berical

PSSA Dates

Below are the testing weeks for ELA and Math.

Grade 5 and 6 ELA PSSA testing dates will be the week of April 24th to 28th.

ELA testing dates will be April 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Grade 5 and 6 Math PSSA testing will be the week of May 1st-5th.

NOTE: Math testing dates will be May 2nd and 3rd.

We wanted to give our families a heads up prior to our PSSA testing and we are looking for 100% student participation.

Mrs. Berical

Band and Orchestra Families

Dear Families of Band & Orchestra,

As part of the music department, specific expectations have been set for the students so that when they come together as a full band they are able to bring their best self and be a contributing member to the band and or orchestra. This means that students are expected to practice each week and be responsible for their instrument at home and at school. Students who are not practicing at home are negatively impacting the ability to for the full band and orchestra to perform to their full capacity. You can help your child by setting a specific time for them to practice each week along with a timer that they can set for a specific amount of time.

Students should practice at a minimum of three times a week for at least 15 minutes.

I greatly appreciate your help in encouraging your child to practice their instrument!

Mrs. Berical

BLAST Project

Sixth grade BLAST will be collecting new socks, hats, gloves and scarves for Mitzvah Circle. Please send any donations in through February 13th!

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:

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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

Just 1 week until you can get your science on! So join us next Friday, February 3rd for Give Science A Try Night in the Skyview Gym. This event is FREE due to the success of the Skyview Strong Fundraiser and going over our goal! This will be a fun night that includes 3 different make-n-take Science stations that the students can circle through from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the night will conclude with a 45-minute Fire and Ice Show. Each Skyview student will be provided a bag to hold all of their materials.

This is not a drop off event. See the attached flyer for more details! Any questions—please email Eryn Jackson at

Shake it up!!! Come join us for a fun night of Bingo on Thursday, March 9th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Maybe you’ll be the next winner of some great games, arts and crafts or gift cards to your favorite places in the area! Click here to register!

The yearbook committee is working hard to create a beautiful yearbook for our students. Click here to place an order for your yearbook. The cost is $20. Students will receive yearbooks by the end of the school year. You may contact Monique Dirks at with any questions.

Please Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, February 7th 6 p.m. – Home & School Mtg. in the Skyview Library or via Zoom. Zoom link to be posted closer to the date in Konstella.

Friday, February 10th – Dine Out Fundraiser at Panera

Thursday, March 9th – 7 p.m. – Bingo Night


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

Friday, February 10th: Eagles Super Bowl Pep Rally

Friday, February 17th-Tuesday February 21st: No School for Students

Tuesday, February 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences