10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Late Start Monday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch With A Librarian for kids who meet their AR goal
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Popcorn Friday
The second and fourth grades did a project to help other children in our community by making blankets for them. A parent also made hats for the children as well. We were able to donate 72 fleece blankets and 70 hats to the Union Gospel Mission shelter here in CdA (for 30 children) and then the rest went onto Spokane's shelter.
Have you noticed the new cabinets in the main hallway of Skyway Elementary? These cabinets were generously donated by the Coeur Group, a local group of community members and businesses that are donating time, money and “lockers” to schools in our district. The lockers are custom made for each school and come with a $2000 monetary gift to fill the lockers with needed supplies identified by the individual school. The lockers at Skyway Elementary were installed last month and received rave reviews and immediate use. Staff exclaimed, “We are so grateful for your generosity. The cabinets look like they were part of the school’s original design. The spacing, size and color match other hallway storage units perfectly. Your attention to detail and the quality of your work comes through loud and clear as a strong message of support for the children of our community.”
Even before the lockers were complete parent volunteers were hard at work finding deals to supply the school with much needed supplies and clothes. Items purchased include coats, snow boots, gloves and hats. As the seasons change (hopefully soon!) parents will continue to scour sales to purchase needed supplies at reasonable prices. Skyway shoppers are committed to be responsible with the generous funds donated by the Coeur Group.
In addition to the above items, lockers will be stocked with school supplies, bicycle helmets, backpacks, PE shoes in every size, underwear and toiletries. These items are always in need and short supply. Donations of these items are accepted and can be dropped off at the Skyway’s front office during the school day.
The lockers were designed to include space for six lost & found bins that hold items students have left on the playground, bus, gymnasium and cafeteria. This space was utilized immediately and provided an automatic advertisement for the new lockers. During parent-teacher conferences next week, parents will be directed to look through the bins to find items and “admire” the new lockers.
Skyway Eagles are grateful for the donation and will utilize them for years to come!
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