Our fourth and fifth grade Math is Cool Masters teams did an amazing job in Moses Lake at the Masters Competition against top math students across the Pacific Northwest (private and public schools). Almost as impressive as winning 2nd place was that one of the other coaches praised their coach on what amazing teamwork and enthusiasm the teams demonstrated. These eight students have worked very hard and represented Skyway, Coeur d'Alene, and Idaho with great pride.
Skyway Elementary would like to invite you to our school-wide Writing Festival on Wednesday, May 24th. Earlier in the school year the students worked with author Gary Hogg to help improve their writing skills. Using the skills he taught us, we have focused on writing throughout the year with emphasis on Narrative, Opinion, and Informational writing. At the festival each grade level will provide an activity for you and your family to enjoy. The festival is from 5:30-7:00, with a delicious spaghetti dinner being served from 5:15-6:15. There will be many activities for students to participate in. Bring the whole family and celebrate writing with our Skyway community.
The Coeur Group visited our school to dedicate the lockers and cabinets they donated and built in our school, and brought a check to be used for supplies forstudents in need so that we can continue to stock the lockers. If you are interested in donating new or clean/used clothing for students, PE shoes or school supplies please contact Mrs. Roni Melton at Skyway.
For more information on The Coeur Group and this project, visit their website: The Coeur Group
For information on The Coeur Group's upcoming Duck Race fundraiser: 4th Annual Rubber Duck Derby
Come in any time during school hours. Bring in a State certified birth certificate, updated vaccinations, and a proof of residency. If you have a Kindergartener come in and fill out the forms and schedule an appointment for testing.
Spring brings our focus on fitness outdoors. Skyway has two fitness events coming up.
The Skyway Tech Trot will be held on Friday, May 19th. This is a school-wide event that occurs during the school day. Our students go outside with their grade level peers and walk or run laps around the course on our field. Everyone participates and it is very fun! The students get pledges before the trot for the number of laps they complete. The funds collected are used to purchase additional chromebooks for student use at school. Remember, the focus is on fitness and full participation by everyone. No pledges are required.
Run for 271 is a district-wide family event held at McEuen Park on Saturday, June 3rd. Children ages 2-12 can run the obstacle course set up by school district PE teachers. There is also a FUN 5K for all ages. The course is a non-timed 3.1 mile route that will take you through our beautiful downtown Cda. Following these events the Play Pen is open! It includes a wide variety of fun activities for all ages 2-12. To register go to www.RunFor271.org
Be sure to join us for this fun day at the park.
Your Principal, Janice Beauchamp
More and more really good kids are getting in big trouble with cell phones.
Teachers are pulling their hair out over students who spend more time text messaging than learning. Some students are even using phones to take inappropriate pictures of test answers… and each other!
Teen drivers and cell phones create havoc… and death!
Parents are finding themselves in constant battles with their kids over huge cell phone bills, lost phones, stolen phones, damaged phones, phones being used at the dinner table and during church, phones being taken away at school, etc.
Here are some suggestions:
|•||Be a good model. Don't use your phone while driving, and show respect for others by turning it off when you should.|
|•||Let your child know that they can have a phone only when they can pay for the privilege.|
|•||Don't fall into the trap of believing that your kid has to have a phone for safety reasons.|
|•||If the phone is lost, stolen, or taken away at school, it's gone. Don't buy them another.|
|•||Take it away if it becomes a problem.|
While this advice may seem old-fashioned, parents who follow it raise far more respectful and responsible kids.
Dr. Charles Fay