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    I take great pride and joy in welcoming you to the 2017-18 school year. It is exciting to be part of a community of great students, parents, and teachers at Skyway Elementary this year!

    Skyway Elementary prides itself in being a “Community of Learners” where our students and staff look for opportunities to be learners in our daily lives.  We are committed to high academic expectations, mutual respect, and social responsibility.

    The staff at Skyway has high expectations for all of our students.  We have even higher expectations of ourselves. This year, the Skyway staff will continue to dedicate our focus on improving student learning for all students.  We will continue to work diligently through collaboration to discuss teaching strategies to meet the needs of our students.  We will improve student learning through improved instruction focusing on aligned curriculum, data collection, and assessment.  We are committed to finding each student’s skill level and taking them forward in their learning.

    Parents and community members are partners in educating Skyway’s students.  Volunteer opportunities abound.  Our Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) Program is strong and supported by over 100 dads, uncles, granddads and other important male figures in students’ lives.  They volunteer in the school and on our campus on a regular basis.  They can be identified by their red vest or jacket and are invaluable to us.

    Please join our Parent Teacher Organization.  Our PTO is vital and strong, providing valuable support for our school through volunteering, providing classroom mini-grants, funding extra-curricular activities, and more!  

    As the site administrator, I believe that in order to be successful, we need to partner with you, the families of our students.  We need your support as we ask students to practice reading, writing, and mathematics at home.  Throughout the year, I will continue to meet and talk with many of you, as well as to learn about your children and family.  If there is anything I can do to help or provide answers to questions you may have, please let me know.

    We appreciate your continued support.  We invite you to visit Skyway to be a part of our programs and activities, and to become a part of our “Community of Learners”.  Thank you for sharing your children with us.  They are the reason that we are here.  We are honored to be entrusted with this critical component of their lives.  

    Respectfully,

    Rick Kline