Skyway Elementary

Soar With the Eagles

Welcome to Skyway Elementary School

Welcome to Skyway Elementary School!  Our school opened in 2000 in the rapidly growing Coeur d'Alene Place neighborhood, and quickly gained recognition for our character education program and student achievement. Our student population varies between 500 and 600 students. Our mascot is the eagle, and we encourage our students to soar with success, just as the eagle does.

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Ideas for a Peaceful Thanksgiving

Taming Family Tensions at the Thanksgiving Table

by Dr. Brad Schwall

Family holiday gatherings are not immune from family tensions.  Tensions present throughout the year may come to the surface when everyone is gathered together for holiday meals.  Try these tips for tension-free family gatherings.

Keep it simple: 

  • Have realistic expectations about your time together as a family.
  • Avoid trying to make everything perfect.
  • Decide what you are willing to do and would like to do as a family.
  • Make plans that aren’t stressful.
  • You may choose to meet in a neutral setting.
  • You may try seeing family on days before or after the main holiday.
  • Avoid attempting to do too much in one day.

Keep it calm: 

  • Keep the time moving with thoughtful conversation topics.  Talk with different family members.  Show interest in them asking about work and school.
  • Focus on yourself and your own actions.  Act in the way you believe contributes to a pleasant time.  Ruminating about the behaviors of others or focusing on the annoying behaviors of others heightens your own anger and anxiety.
  • Remember that holiday meals are not the time to work through conflicts.
  • Avoid triggers, such as conversations about the past, religion, politics, and other hot topics.
  • Avoid too much alcohol.  You may believe that a little wine may keep you relaxed, but alcohol reduces inhibitions, which is a problem when you’re angry.
  • It is OK not to accept mistreatment or criticism.  Ignore the person.  Change the subject.  Tell him or her you’d rather not discuss that topic.  Don't engage in arguments.  Don't react.
  • Be creative in seating arrangements seating people who get along together and separating those who do not.

Focus on gratitude:

None of us are perfect.  No family is perfect.  Differences and conflict are a natural part of family life.  See the good in others.  Be accepting of others.  Be thankful for the love that is shared.  Be grateful.

Food Drive a Huge Success

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Wow, is that a ton of food or what? This year's food drive was an amazing success! We also have 10 turkeys as well!

Thanks to everyone for helping our community!

 

PTA Needs Volunteers

Santa Shop is right around the corner and we simply cannot do it without the help of our wonderful volunteers!! We will need help assisting the students with shopping and staying within their budget, wrapping gifts, and overseeing the students who have finished shopping in their classroom with some fun Christmas activities! We can use all the help we can get! :)

Santa Shop will be held from December 4th through December 12th.  We desperately need volunteers to help Santa Shop run smoothly!  Please visit Volunteerspot at http://vols.pt/gJZbps to find a time that works for you! 

Thanks for your help and support!  

Jingle Books

“Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season”

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Please bring new or gently used books from November 10-December 11th. There will be JINGLE BOOK boxes in the Skyway lobby OR you can bring them to

Room 305 (Miss Meyer) before or after school.

The goal of JINGLE BOOKS is to put a “new to you” book in the hands of every child at Skyway (almost 700 kids)!

Grading Periods Change

Families,

 This school year, elementary teachers are using a semester system for grading, similar to our secondary schools.  The longer grading period affords teachers the time to formatively assess and modify instruction to better meet the needs of all children.  At conference time, your child’s teacher will share a progress report as well as examples of his/her work that demonstrates your student’s skills and abilities in reading and mathematics.

 At the end of the semester, January 22nd, you will receive your child’s first semester report card.  In our continued efforts to create an effective reporting tool, the Standards Based Report Card has been modified to better express your child’s progress toward meeting our state standards.  Standards may be grouped together or clarified to help parents better understand how their child is progressing.

 If you need further clarification, please communicate with your child’s teacher or principal.  We welcome your feedback and input.

 

Kathy Liverman

Director, Elementary Education

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+ Nondiscrimination Notice

The Coeur d’Alene School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in any educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance or in employment practices. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries regarding compliance with this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the Director of Special Services or Director of Human Resources at the District Administrative Center, 1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814-2472, (208) 664-8241.

Parent/Community Information

Parents- Your students can now practice their typing at home using the same program they do at school. Click below to access the typing master program. Your students will learn their log-in at school during their tech time. http://online3.typingmaster.com/login?id=nnvy2a2yv
 
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Watch Dogs

Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers (dads, grandpas, and other men in our children's lives) perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including greeting students in the morning, assisting with loading of buses and cars in the afternoon, monitoring the lunch room, playing on the playground, and helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance. If you are interested in becoming involved in this program or would like more information, please give our office a call or stop by and visit.

5th Grade Perfect Attendance Incentive

5th Graders: Earn a free bike with perfect attendance!
Click Here to find out more information on the Coeur d'Alene School District's Perfect Attendance Program, and how your child can earn a free bike!