LAST CALL: Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed
Needed: Spelling Bee Coordinator We know there are kids who really look forward to the Spelling Bee Competition, but we will not be holding it at Skyview this year, unless we have a coordinator by Monday, November 1st . If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please email Melissa Kline to get more information or take on this great event. ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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10/18/2021-11/1/2021

Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving!
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving    The Food Pantry Committee is organizing a "Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving" event. To ensure we are consistent with the meals provided to families, we are requesting cash donations and the committee will shop for the food and provide meals to those who request it.  Turkey Cranberry Sauce Stuffing Chicken Stock  Potatoes Gravy Rolls Pie Vegetable Side Dish                                    The deadline for donating to this event is Friday, November 19th . The above list is what we hope ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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10/19/2021-11/19/2021

Advocacy Update: October 2021
Advocacy Update - October 2021 Advocacy update submitted by: Laura Lichtman, Advocacy Chair on October 3 , 2021 School Board Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 5th, 7-8:30pm at the Kenmore Community Club. Recording will be available on October 8th. Financial Aid Night Wednesday, October 6th, 7pm : https://www.nsd.org/financial-aid-night Do you have questions about paying for college? Northshore high school counseling departments invite you to a workshop to learn about different financial aid options and how to access them. This event will feature Financial Education Services Specialist David Aramaki, along with a representative from the  Scholarship Foundation of Northshore . Bothell City ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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10/6/2021-10/31/2021

Pass the Hat Donations
PTSA - Pass The Hat Donations   Please consider donating to Skyview PTSA through our one and only Pass the Hat  financial support ask for the year. We don't do any fundraising other than this ask at the beginning of the year.  The PTSA does not receive any funds from the school, but instead provides much needed grants to Skyview teachers and staff to help provide important supplements to their curriculum.  A few examples of what's been funded in the past are first aid kits for all classrooms, supplies for online learning such as air-dry clay for ceramics classes and online teaching ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-10/31/2021

Learn about our Food Pantry!
Skyview Families Helping Skyview Families Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School have partnered to create a Food Pantry.  Our goal is to support Skyview families with food security challenges.   Learn about requesting food bags to be delivered twice a month.    OR  Find out how you can help us stock the food pantry! ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-6/17/2022

PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22
Skyview Middle School PTSA - Meeting Dates Membership Meetings : (open to school families, staff & community!) Except as noted, general meetings take place at 7:00pm. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom link will come out in a newsletter Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Location TBD Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Location TBD   Board Meetings: Except as noted, board meetings take place from 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom . Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 5:30-8:30pm (in board member back yard) Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Holiday Event (location ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-6/17/2022

Reflections Program Kickoff
    This year, the theme for Reflections will be, I Will Change The World By... Students will have the opportunity to create submissions based on this year's theme and in the categories of Visual 2D and 3D Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Photography, and Film Production. Click here for more information.   Check out the Reflections Flyers -- ENGLISH | ESPANOL The deadline to submit entries is: November 12th Submission details will be communicated at a later date, but electronic/virtual submission will be available. We are looking forward to seeing what our amazing Skyview artists create this year!   If ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/8/2021-11/12/2021

Skyview PTSA - Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!
Your Skyview PTSA was honored  at  Washington State PTA Convention,  we were name the 2020-21... Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!  This is such an honor! We are so grateful for everyone who contributes and supports PTA.    Other Awards earned: Gold Level Standards of Excellence Silver Level PTA’s Taking Significant Action (for our food pantry) Gold Level for Outstanding Communication Strategy 100% Staff Membership Award ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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6/1/2021-10/31/2021
LAST CALL: Spelling Bee Coordinator NeededNicole Trimble10/18/202111/1/2021
LAST CALL: Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed
Needed: Spelling Bee Coordinator We know there are kids who really look forward to the Spelling Bee Competition, but we will not be holding it at Skyview this year, unless we have a coordinator by Monday, November 1st . If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please email Melissa Kline to get more information or take on this great event. ... read full article
8/25 - Parent Info Night & Ice Cream Social -- UPDATEDNicole Trimble8/9/20218/25/2021
8/25 - Parent Info Night & Ice Cream Social -- UPDATED
Wednesday, August 25th, 6:30-8pm Parent info night and Ice Cream Social for incoming 6th graders and newly enrolled 7th and 8th graders   Who:  For all 6th grade students and 7th/8th grade students new to Skyview including parents/guardians*    Event Update:    MOVED from the Gymnasium to the FOOTBALL FIELD (OUTSIDE). Please bring chairs/blankets so that your family is comfortable during the evening’s presentation.       Pre-sessions (EL, SPED, Hi-Cap) - POSTPONED  Self-guided tours inside of Skyview Middle School – POSTPONED (Tours will be provided on WEB Day.    *To minimize the size of the event, please limit the ... read full article
8/26 - 7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview ToursNicole Trimble8/24/20219/7/2021
8/26 - 7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview Tours
7th & 8th Grade Self-Guided Skyview Tours (Optional)  Thursday, Aug. 26th, 6:30-8:00 P.M. (Drop-in)  For all returning Skyview 7th and 8th grade students including parents/guardians*  Who: Self-Guided Tours for returning 7th and 8th Grade Eagles. Students touring the campus must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Time: Drop-in between 6:30-8pm Maps will be provided    Event Update:  Only students will be able to enter buildings for the self-guided tours. Parents are welcome to be on campus.  *To minimize the size of the event, please limit the number of family members attending (when possible).  ... read full article
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving!Nicole Trimble10/19/202111/19/2021
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving!
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving    The Food Pantry Committee is organizing a "Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving" event. To ensure we are consistent with the meals provided to families, we are requesting cash donations and the committee will shop for the food and provide meals to those who request it.  Turkey Cranberry Sauce Stuffing Chicken Stock  Potatoes Gravy Rolls Pie Vegetable Side Dish                                    The deadline for donating to this event is Friday, November 19th . The above list is what we hope ... read full article
Advocacy Update: October 2021Nicole Trimble10/6/202110/31/2021
Advocacy Update: October 2021
Advocacy Update - October 2021 Advocacy update submitted by: Laura Lichtman, Advocacy Chair on October 3 , 2021 School Board Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 5th, 7-8:30pm at the Kenmore Community Club. Recording will be available on October 8th. Financial Aid Night Wednesday, October 6th, 7pm : https://www.nsd.org/financial-aid-night Do you have questions about paying for college? Northshore high school counseling departments invite you to a workshop to learn about different financial aid options and how to access them. This event will feature Financial Education Services Specialist David Aramaki, along with a representative from the  Scholarship Foundation of Northshore . Bothell City ... read full article
Fall General Membership Meeting - YOU ARE INVITED!Nicole Trimble10/1/202110/15/2021
Fall General Membership Meeting - YOU ARE INVITED!
Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm All Skyview PTSA Members are encouraged to attend the first PTSA meeting of the year! We are excited to have our Skyview Principal, Mr. Matt Wallace, join this meeting and speak about important topics at school. If you have questions for Mr. Wallace, you can ask during the meeting, or submit them ahead of time so he has time to research answers, if needed. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87105326691?pwd=OC8vNW5rN0pIbGEwdnRwR3lkTnVXZz09 Meeting ID: 871 0532 6691 Passcode: 835353 ... read full article
2021 Legislative AssemblyNicole Trimble10/1/202110/24/2021
2021 Legislative Assembly
WSPTA Legislative Assembly - October 23-24, 2021 The 43rd Annual Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly will take place in a virtual format on October 23-24, 2021. The purpose of the legislative assembly is to determine the legislative priorities of WSPTA, to educate and mobilize advocates, and to advance WSPTA’s legislative program. At legislative assembly, PTA representatives will discover the power PTA has to advocate for every child – the whole child – regardless of race, creed, gender, or zip code. In PTA, every member has an equal voice, and your input matters a great deal to the success of our member-driven ... read full article
Lunchtime Volunteers NEEDED!!Nicole Trimble9/23/202110/15/2021
Lunchtime Volunteers NEEDED!!
Lunchtime Volunteers  Needed! Skyview is looking for volunteers to supervise students outside during lunch.  Volunteers will walk around to supervise and build positive relationships with students. Times Needed: Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:15-12:45 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 11:10-11:45 3rd lunch: 12:05-12:40 Wednesdays: 10:15-12:15 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 10:55-11:30 3rd lunch: 11:40-12:15 Thursdays and Fridays: 10:15-12:50 1st lunch: 10:15-10:50 2nd lunch: 11:10-11:45 3rd lunch and break: 12:05-12:50 Items needed before your first day of volunteering: Volunteer paperwork completed ( https://www.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-volunteer ) Proof of vaccination by October 18 ( https://form.jotform.com/212315479806055 ) Mask required both indoors and outdoors We would love to ... read full article
Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed!Nicole Trimble9/20/202110/4/2021
Spelling Bee Coordinator Needed!
Does your child participate in the Spelling Bee?   Skyview PTSA would love to once again organize the Spelling Bee for Skyview kids, but we need a coordinator by Monday, November 1st .   If we don't get someone to volunteer to do this role, unfortunately, Skyview will not be able to participate this year. Are you interested? Do you know someone who might be? Email Melissa Kline to learn more or volunteer! ... read full article
Pass the Hat DonationsNicole Trimble9/8/202110/31/2021
Pass the Hat Donations
PTSA - Pass The Hat Donations   Please consider donating to Skyview PTSA through our one and only Pass the Hat  financial support ask for the year. We don't do any fundraising other than this ask at the beginning of the year.  The PTSA does not receive any funds from the school, but instead provides much needed grants to Skyview teachers and staff to help provide important supplements to their curriculum.  A few examples of what's been funded in the past are first aid kits for all classrooms, supplies for online learning such as air-dry clay for ceramics classes and online teaching ... read full article
Learn about our Food Pantry!Nicole Trimble9/8/20216/17/2022
Learn about our Food Pantry!
Skyview Families Helping Skyview Families Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School have partnered to create a Food Pantry.  Our goal is to support Skyview families with food security challenges.   Learn about requesting food bags to be delivered twice a month.    OR  Find out how you can help us stock the food pantry! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Event: THANK YOU!!!Nicole Trimble9/8/20219/24/2021
Staff Appreciation Event: THANK YOU!!!
Staff Appreciation Event: Friday, September 24   Thank you to all the families whose donations made this first PTSA Staff Appreciation Event possible!! The Skyview staff were SO appreciative of the Picnic Palooza-themed lunch, complete with wicker baskets, picnic blankets and fresh flowers.  With your help, we were able to provide the staff with all the fixings for bagel sandwiches (salami, Colby jack cheese, mayo, mustard, cream cheese), chips & popcorn, granola & snack bars, fresh fruit & fruit cups, a variety of beverages, and lots of desserts! We are grateful to our Skyview community for helping us make this event ... read full article
PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22Nicole Trimble9/8/20216/17/2022
PTA Meeting Dates 2021-22
Skyview Middle School PTSA - Meeting Dates Membership Meetings : (open to school families, staff & community!) Except as noted, general meetings take place at 7:00pm. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Zoom link will come out in a newsletter Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Location TBD Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Location TBD   Board Meetings: Except as noted, board meetings take place from 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom . Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 5:30-8:30pm (in board member back yard) Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Holiday Event (location ... read full article
Reflections Program KickoffNicole Trimble9/8/202111/12/2021
Reflections Program Kickoff
    This year, the theme for Reflections will be, I Will Change The World By... Students will have the opportunity to create submissions based on this year's theme and in the categories of Visual 2D and 3D Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Photography, and Film Production. Click here for more information.   Check out the Reflections Flyers -- ENGLISH | ESPANOL The deadline to submit entries is: November 12th Submission details will be communicated at a later date, but electronic/virtual submission will be available. We are looking forward to seeing what our amazing Skyview artists create this year!   If ... read full article
Our PTSA President Welcomes YOU!Nicole Trimble8/24/20219/7/2021
Our PTSA President Welcomes YOU!
Welcome to the Class of 2028 & Skyview 6 th grade families   My name is Melissa Kline and I am excited to introduce myself and Skyview Middle School PTSA to you! I am honored to serve for the second time as Skyview's PTSA President. I have an 8th grader at Skyview and a 10th grader at North Creek High School. Please send me any questions you may have about Skyview, and I will gladly respond or direct you to the right person if I don’t know the answer. Please know that our PTSA is working to find innovative ways of connecting ... read full article
9/1 First Day of School - Join Us at Park Ridge Wednesday Market!Nicole Trimble8/23/20219/1/2021
9/1 First Day of School - Join Us at Park Ridge Wednesday Market!
Membership & Food Drive Event at the Park Ridge Church Wednesday Market! Date: Wednesday, September 1 Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Park Ridge Community Church 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA 98012 Come to the Park Ridge Church Wednesday Market on the first day school! * Visit with friends * * Learn more about our PTSA & Food Pantry * * Bring food donations to help stock the Food Pantry * * Join our PTSA and get free ice cream! * The Kool Kidz Ice Cream Truck will be onsite and Skyview PTSA members will receive one ticket per membership for free ice cream. Additional ... read full article
Welcome Letter From Principal Wallace!Nicole Trimble8/18/20218/30/2021
Welcome Letter From Principal Wallace!
Welcome Letter From Skyview Principal Matt Wallace Skyview PTSA is excited to welcome the new principal, Matt Wallace, to Skyview Middle School! We hope to build a great relationship with Mr. Wallace and we look forward to working together this school year. Please find his welcome letter to Skyview families below. August 6, 2021 Skyview Middle School Families, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. I am extremely excited to be part of the Skyview family. Middle school students are engaging, joyful, and fun. It is a special time in their lives and one I am thankful to ... read full article
Want to Get Involved?Nicole Trimble8/13/20218/27/2021
Want to Get Involved?
Are you wondering how you can get involved with the middle  school?   We have several chair positions still open for the coming school year!   Check them out here ... ... read full article
Skyview PTSA Welcomes All Families!Nicole Trimble7/20/20218/3/2021
Skyview PTSA Welcomes All Families!
Skyview PTSA would love to welcome all new families to Skyview Middle School. We encourage you to check out out website and like our Facebook page   to stay current on information about the new school year and upcoming events.     ... read full article
Mindfulness for SummerNicole Trimble6/22/20217/6/2021
Mindfulness for Summer
Practicing Mindfulness this Summer The fall and another school year will be here only too soon, which is why this summer we need to focus on recharging our bodies and minds. Mindfulness practice is an excellent (and simple!) way to ground ourselves in a busy world, to stay fresh, and to simplify our lives. Click the link below to learn about mindfulness exercises to try, resources, and more! Mindfulness for Summer - Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 ... read full article
Community Serve Day - Save the DateNicole Trimble6/22/20218/22/2021
Community Serve Day - Save the Date
YAY Community Serve Day is Back!!!   It's back, after 3 long years of construction and Covid. Community serve day is a partnership between the Northshore School District, local churches, PTA's and local businesses to get our school ready for a new school year.   Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 22nd from 9am-1pm.   Potential projects include: Weeding in the Courtyard Working on the Trail  Planting Flower Bulbs Painting basketball lines Doing Outdoor classroom maintenance Painting numbers on the track for Emergency Drills Staining new benches outside of Building F And if we have enough volunteers, we can paint ... read full article
Thank You to Our Retiring PTSA Board Members & Chairs!Nicole Trimble6/22/20217/6/2021
Thank You to Our Retiring PTSA Board Members & Chairs!
  Huge thanks to our retiring PTSA Board members! Jennifer Snyder - Advocacy Megan Madsen - Co-VP of Membership Serena Xu - Treasurer Special thanks to retiring committee chairs Hanisha Bakshani, Lauren Lewis, Katie Hunter, and Shea Johnson . Your dedicated support to the Skyview community has been outstanding! Thank you for all you've contributed over the years! ... read full article
Food Pantry Update - Summer ResourcesNicole Trimble6/22/20218/31/2021
Food Pantry Update - Summer Resources
End of Year Food Pantry Update Wednesday, June 16th was our food pantry's last delivery day, until September. We cleaned out our pantry and packed extra food items in our "Send off to Summer" Box (and bag) for families. We are so grateful for community support both in food donations and monetarily. YOU made this happen. We delivered over 200 of bags of food this year, and 46 Thanksgiving meals! Special thanks to the food pantry committee and our delivery drivers. If you know someone that needs resources this summer, we have made a list that might help: https://skyviewmsptsa.org/Page/Pta/FoodPantry-RequestFood ... read full article
Skyview PTSA - Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!Nicole Trimble6/1/202110/31/2021
Skyview PTSA - Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!
Your Skyview PTSA was honored  at  Washington State PTA Convention,  we were name the 2020-21... Outstanding Secondary PTA of the Year!  This is such an honor! We are so grateful for everyone who contributes and supports PTA.    Other Awards earned: Gold Level Standards of Excellence Silver Level PTA’s Taking Significant Action (for our food pantry) Gold Level for Outstanding Communication Strategy 100% Staff Membership Award ... read full article
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients!Nicole Trimble5/24/20216/18/2021
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients!
2020-21 Local PTA Award Recipients Announced! At our General Meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, we honored our 2020-21 local PTA award winners. Outstanding Educator Award: Recognizes an individual educator who goes beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging for students. Nicolle Omiste Amy Johnson Nicole Maleki Diana Henderson Kristie Ortman Outstanding Advocate Winners: Recognizes an individual for continued and dedicated service to all children and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. Kristie Mcmahon Sheri Helmer Golden Acorn Volunteer ... read full article
Resources from COVID, Kids and Mental HealthMelissa Kline1/27/20216/19/2021
Resources from COVID, Kids and Mental Health
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation For those who were able to attend the presentation we hope you felt it was useful! If you missed it, these are some resources that our speaker, Melody Murray (LMFT and Child Mental Health Specialist), shared for our families! Safety Planning & Proofing Safety Plan  (presenter suggested making copies so student and parents have it when needed) Self Esteem Journal         ... read full article