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Congratulations to our Skyway Spelling Bee winners! Our first place winners now represent our school in the district level Spelling Bee. Our second place winners are alternates for the event and will step in should the winner not be able to attend. We are very proud of all the students who participated in the Spelling Bee. We'd like to thank Ms. Locken, Mrs. Dahlstrom and Mrs. Bode for volunteering their time to be judges at the event.
Mrs. Sozzoni's first grade class was recently featured on KREM News for their project to help the animals of Australia. To see the video, click here.
Congratulations to our Skyway Invent Idaho winners at the recent Coeur d'Alene District 271 Invent Idaho. These students not only won top honors, they now advance on to the regional level of the competition.
Games and Gadgets, Best in Category: Charlotte
Non-Working Models, Best in Category: Lizzy
Adaptations, 1st place for grades 1-2: Virginia
Adaptations, 2nd place for grade 5-6: Sawyer
What is a lolligram? A lolligram is a message that you can surprise your child with on Valentine’s Day during their class. The message is attached to a Tootsie Roll lollipop or a Tootsie Roll Trio Bundle, whichever you have purchased for your child.
Parents, friends, and guardians are welcome to purchase a lolligram for their
student(s). The lolligram will be delivered to the student’s class on Thursday, February 13th.
Please bring completed forms and payment to the front office. There will be a Valentine decorated drop box in the front office. Please place printed form in a sealed envelope along with your payment.
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We are in desperate need for PTA members and new officers for next school year. According to bylaws, our current officers cannot remain in office because they have already been for 2 years. Unfortunately, if we are unable to find new officers, Skyway’s PTA will dissolve after this year. This association is an important one for our school. PTA raises an average of $19,000 per year for Skyway, helping classrooms and the school fund different programs and needed items. They currently assist with many programs such as field trips, online learning programs, the spring running club, and add to teachers’ yearly budgets for supplies. Please consider becoming part of this great organization. Please contact email@example.com
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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