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  • Skyway PTA is having a restaurant night fundraiser

    Skyway Restaurant Night Fundraiser November 8

    On November 8 from 5:30-9:30, stop by the Panda Express on Highway 95 in Coeur d'Alene for the Skyway Fundraiser Night. Simply show the flier (there is a link below) when ordering and our school will receive 20% of the sale! You can either print off a copy of the flyer or show a digital version. What a great way to take a break from cooking, see your Skyway friends and support our school all at the same time!


    Click here to open the Panda Express flyer for the fundraising night

     Skyway will be having its annual Halloween parade on October 31

    Halloween Parade and Parties

    Skyway will be having its annual Halloween parade and parties on October 31. Our school-wide parade begins at 9:10 and parents are welcome to come to the gym to watch (you'll need to check in at the office first). Students may come to school in their costumes and remember to bring regular clothes to change into afterwards (plus PE shoes if it's your PE day!). Please keep all costumes school appropriate including no fake weapons or blood. You child's homeroom teacher will be sending information on when your class party will be.

    Skyway will be having Invent Idaho on December 6

    Invent Idaho Information Available

    Students: Have you noticed a problem and wished there was a solution? Do you have a creative idea to solve something that doesn't work quite right? It's time to start brainstorming ideas for Invent Idaho!

    Coeur d’Alene School District elementary Invent Idaho competitions will be held in November and December and Skyway's will be Friday, December 6. Now is the perfect time to get started thinking about inventing.  

    • Idea - think of a way to solve a problem, create a new game, or improve an existing product
    • Inventor’s Journal - use a binder or a notebook to organize your invention ideas and record the work you do with them
    • Prototype - build your invention or make a non-working model to show others what your invention looks like
    • Display - create a free-standing display that explains your invention and includes blueprints or diagrams 

    Here is a new report of an Invent Idaho that might give you some ideas of how the program goes:

    Video of an Invention Convention in Columbus


    Here is a video for children about getting inspired for inventing:

    How to Be an Inventor! by Kid President


    If your child is interested in participating, have them ask their teacher for an information packet, or you can email Ms. O'Brien (Skyway's Advanced Learning Teacher) and she will get one to your child.

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    TikTok Safety Tips


    Manage TikTok with these easy settings. By Caroline Knorr 4/8/2019


    The wild-and-wacky short videos of TikTok continue to gain popularity among kids, adults, and even celebrities. But the app has had some problems, such as illegally collecting data on users under 13, notoriously inappropriate comments, and kludgy settings that can leave you with unwanted followers. Still, its viral "challenges," creative tools, and just-plain-fun features mean your kids are probably going to want it. Read our TikTok review to get a deeper understanding of this unique app, and take a look at our Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok to get more information on how kids can use TikTok safely and responsibly. And check out these easy tips to help you manage your kid's TikTok experience.


    Make sure tweens use their real age to create an account. If you're going to allow your tweens to join TikTok, insist that they register with their actual birth date. The app offers a limited experience for users under 13 where they can watch videos and create their own clips for private viewing, free from the data tracking the company collects on users over 13. However, access to that area of the app only requires the user to enter a birth date -- and there's nothing to prevent older users from joining as an under-13-year-old. 


    Have fun using the app together with younger kids. It's a great way to spend quality media time together. Plus you can supervise them and advise them on responsible use so they have good habits when they get older.

    The following settings are located in the Privacy and Settings section. To get there, go to your kid's profile page and click the three-dot icon ("...") on the top right.


    Make your kid's account private. TikTok accounts are public by default, meaning anyone can see your videos, send you direct messages, and post comments. Help kids turn on privacy settings so only people they know can interact with their videos or message them on the app.  


    Select Privacy and Safety. There, toggle the switch for "Private Account."


    Limit comments. TikTok comments can be inappropriate. Restrict the audience that can post comments on kids' videos to Friends only -- or turn them off entirely.


    Again, select Privacy and Safety. Scroll down to Who Can Send Me Comments and and choose your setting.


    Limit time and inappropriate content. TikTok offers features to help limit kids' time on the app as well as videos that may be inappropriate. You can protect these settings with a passcode so kids can't change them back.


    Select Digital Wellbeing next to the icon of an umbrella. There you'll see settings for Screen Time Management and Restricted Mode.


    Delete TikTok. Unlike other apps, TikTok has a few steps to follow to delete your account. You have to input a special code before you can disable it.


    Select Manage My Account. Add a phone number if you haven't already. Then tap "Thinking about removing your account?" at the bottom of the screen. Choose "Send Code" to receive a text message with the verification code. Enter the number, then select Continue. Choose Continue once again for a final confirmation that you want to delete your account, then tap Delete Account.


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