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  • We are committed to eliminating bullying in our schools. When you see someone being bullied, don't stand by —choose action! READ MORE about this initiative.

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  • books   Skyway Family Literacy Night    books

    What: Fun family literacy activities (bookmark making, flashlight reading, a book walk, and bingo), FREE books, cookies and a drink

    When: Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30 pm

    Where: Skyway Elementary

    Who: All Skyway students and their families

    ** Please look for the RSVP coming home with your student Monday, February 13th.  RSVPs are due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 17th**

     

    vote March 14

    Please remember to vote on March 14! The school district will be running both a levy and a bond election. The levy replaces the current bond, which makes up 22% of the district's operating budge. Here are just some of the programs this includes:

    •    School Resource Officers (SROs) for safety
    •    Music, performing arts, athletics & extra-curricular activities
    •    Para professionals & staff who support student learning
    •    Advanced academic support for high achievers (ALP) 
    •    Remediation support for struggling students
    •    Technology devices & tools to enhance student learning
    •    Ongoing efforts to reduce class size
     
    For more information on both the bond and the levy, please click on the tab towards the top of this page.

    adults with popcorn and balloons

    We are in desperate need of more volunteers to make popcorn for our Popcorn Fridays! If you can volunteer for a couple hours on a Friday, please visit our Skyway PTA Facebook page and go to the sign up. You do not need to be a PTA member to help with this.

     

     

     

     

     

     

Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents and Guardians of Skyway Elementary Students,

     

    On March 14th, the renewal of our district’s two-year supplemental M&O (Maintenance and Operations) Levy will be on the ballot for your vote. The M&O Levy allows our district to provide community-desired school services and to fund basic education needs beyond those supported by state and federal funding. By state law, M&O Levies can only be approved for a maximum of two years, thus creating our need to seek voter approval every other year.

    For this spring, the School Board unanimously accepted the administration’s recommendation to increase the annual amount by $1 million to a $16 million per year M&O Levy.   Our School Board wants to do the right thing for our students while being conscious of our community.  The additional $1 million request for the levy will not raise our tax rate.  The funds will be used to replace an aging school bus fleet in alignment with the state reimbursement schedule, purchase new English/Language Arts textbooks and curricular materials and maintain our class-size reduction efforts in the wake of continued enrollment growth.  If you have questions about the levy, please contact Jan Beauchamp, Principal. at 664-8998.   

     

    Your Principal, Janice Beauchamp

     

    Jan Beauchamp

     

Ideas For Families

  •  Setting Limits For Our Children

     


    Kids yearn for limits. Limits say, “I love you enough to show you how to have a responsible and happy life.” Limits also say, “I love you enough to keep you safe.”
     
    Limits also help us take good care of ourselves so we can remain loving. They keep us from feeling like doormats; therefore, they prevent us from developing resentment.
     
    So… if limits are so important… why did I title this tip, “Don’t Set Too Many Limits”?
     
    When we try to set too many limits over too many things, we spread ourselves thin and lack the time and energy to enforce them.
     
    Every limit we set, yet fail to enforce, 
    erodes our relationship with our children.
     
    Every limit set, yet not enforced, 
    reduces our credibility in the eyes of our kids.
     
    Yes! The stakes are very high.
     
    This is why Love and Logic teaches three essential rules for setting limits:
     
    Rule One: Keep your limits simple and general.
     
    Many parents and educators have enjoyed great success by using just one generic limit in most situations: “I allow_____________ as long as it doesn’t cause a problem.”
     
    Rule Two: Describe what you will do… rather than what your kids must do.
     
    When we tell someone what they must or must not do, we are trying to control something we cannot.
     
    When we describe what we will do or allow, we are remaining focused on what we can control.
     
    Rule Three: Never set a limit you aren’t willing and able to enforce 200% of the time.
     
    It only takes a slight bit of inconsistency on our part for our children to begin viewing us like slot machines. If their limit testing pays off even to the slightest degree, they begin to think, “Our parents enforce limits most of the time, but there is hope that if we just keep playing them, they’ll slip up and we’ll hit the jackpot.”
     
    Dr. Charles Fay
    © 2017 Love and Logic Institute, Inc. 
     
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