December Holiday Gift Card Drive!
December Holiday Gift Card Drive  The Food Pantry Committee is organizing a "December Gift Card Drive" event. Skyview families who are in need will be able to request gift cards to help with gift purchasing and we will use donations from this drive to fulfill those requests!     We have requests for gift cards for  110 kids of Skyview families (and growing)! Our goal is a $25 gift card per child and 1 bag of food from our pantry per family.   There are two ways to help with this event: Option #1: Donate $25 Gift Card(s) To donate $25 gift card(s), ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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Behavioral Impacts of COVID-19 on Children & Youth
Washington State Department of Health put together a presentation called "Behavioral Health Impact of COVID-19 on Youth & Children"   Resources: Families, Children, and Teens Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families: Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID19 Pandemic Behavioral Health Group Impact Reference Guide: Families and Children   DOH Forecast and situational reports, guidance and resources: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/ HealthcareProviders/BehavioralHealthResources WA State – General mental health resources and infographics: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/information-for/you-and-your-family/mental-and-emotional-well-being       ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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School Supply Kits Available via Northshore Schools FoundationNicole Trimble8/18/20208/22/2020
School Supply Kits Available via Northshore Schools Foundation
 Deadline to request School Supply Kits is Thursday, August 20th The Northshore Schools Foundation would like to provide your Northshore Student with an in-home school supply kit for the 2020-2021 school year. School Supply kits will be available for pick-up during a drive through distribution event held at Pop Keeney on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00pm .    If your student could benefit from school supplies please request your supply kits here:  https://bit.ly/NSDSchoolsupplies . To ensure a supply kit is available for your student(s) at this event, please submit your request by the end of day on Thursday, August 20, ... read full article
December Holiday Gift Card Drive!Nicole Trimble11/9/202012/18/2020
December Holiday Gift Card Drive!
December Holiday Gift Card Drive  The Food Pantry Committee is organizing a "December Gift Card Drive" event. Skyview families who are in need will be able to request gift cards to help with gift purchasing and we will use donations from this drive to fulfill those requests!     We have requests for gift cards for  110 kids of Skyview families (and growing)! Our goal is a $25 gift card per child and 1 bag of food from our pantry per family.   There are two ways to help with this event: Option #1: Donate $25 Gift Card(s) To donate $25 gift card(s), ... read full article
Thanksgiving Meal, December Holiday Food & Gift Card RequestsNicole Trimble11/9/202011/23/2020
Thanksgiving Meal, December Holiday Food & Gift Card Requests
Request Food & Holiday Gift Card Assistance Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School have partnered to create a Food Pantry. Our goal is to support Skyview families with food security challenges. Please find all the details under "Food Pantry" to the left - of by clicking the link below: https://skyviewmsptsa.org/Page/Pta/FoodPantry-RequestFood     ... read full article
Movie Night Membership RaffleNicole Trimble11/9/202012/2/2020
Movie Night Membership Raffle
Movie Night Membership Raffle! If you haven't joined Skyview PTSA yet,  do not worry, because it’s not too late! In fact, now is the perfect time to join. Every PTSA member for the 2020-21 school year who joins by  December 1st, 2020  will be entered to win a Home Movie Basket! It's easy to join online OR you can print a form and mail in a check. Both options are found here:  https://skyviewmsptsa.org/Page/Pta/Membershi p   All PTSA members who have joined will automatically be entered for a chance to win. This includes members who joined anytime in THIS school year up until 12/1/20. Add a spouse, partner, a grandparent or ... read full article
Behavioral Impacts of COVID-19 on Children & YouthNicole Trimble10/30/202012/31/2020
Behavioral Impacts of COVID-19 on Children & Youth
Washington State Department of Health put together a presentation called "Behavioral Health Impact of COVID-19 on Youth & Children"   Resources: Families, Children, and Teens Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families: Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID19 Pandemic Behavioral Health Group Impact Reference Guide: Families and Children   DOH Forecast and situational reports, guidance and resources: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/ HealthcareProviders/BehavioralHealthResources WA State – General mental health resources and infographics: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/information-for/you-and-your-family/mental-and-emotional-well-being       ... read full article
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving Event Nicole Trimble10/20/202011/9/2020
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving Event
Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving    Thanks to the amazing support of our community, we have enough donations for our Skyview families who have requested a Thanksgiving Meal! If you would like to support Skyview families for the December Holidays, find out how you can help here !   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 ... read full article
Open House/Curriculum Night VideosNicole Trimble10/12/202010/21/2020
Open House/Curriculum Night Videos
Curriculum Night Videos are STILL AVAILABLE! It's not too late to "meet" your student's teachers! These links will work until Wednesday, October 21st at 3:00 pm . Full Link to all open house/curriculum night videos Skyview PTSA Video Special thanks to all our Skyview teachers and staff for creating these videos for families. We normally do Pass the Hat during this event, we know times are tough this year for many families but if you are a position to give and want to you can donate on our website under pass the hat. PASS THE HAT We just purchases blue light glasses for staff ... read full article
Coffee with the Superintendent - Special Education ServicesNicole Trimble10/12/202010/26/2020
Coffee with the Superintendent - Special Education Services
Special Event: Coffee with the Superintendent for Families Receiving Special Education Services Join Dr. Reid for a virtual conversation specifically for families receiving Special Education services. Coffee with the Superintendent is scheduled for Monday, October 26 from 3:45-5:15pm. We look forward to your questions, comments, discussion topics and ideas. Please RSVP at this link to receive the login details and information on submitting your questions ahead of time . ... read full article
Request Books & Donate Books!Nicole Trimble10/12/202010/26/2020
Request Books & Donate Books!
Northshore Schools Foundation knows how important books are to children. They are collecting books to turn around and share with those who can use them! Request Books   If your students do not have access to books during COVID-19 closures, please make a request .   For more information contact bookdrive@nsdfoundation.org Donate Books Now accepting all children’s books Pre-K through 12th grade – board books, picture books, chapter books, and teen readers. Sanitized book are being accepted for donation on the covered porch of our founding volunteer at 13147 NE 145th Pl, Kirkland, 98034. ... read full article
WSPTA Legislative Assembly - Please share your thoughts!Nicole Trimble9/28/202010/9/2020
WSPTA Legislative Assembly - Please share your thoughts!
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey Member Voices Matter There’s a wide range of advocacy issues and we need your voice to help our Skyview PTSA delegates vote on the Top 5 issues that are most important to you. Don’t delay -  the survey closes on Friday, October 9th . https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K69HHT6 ... read full article
Dine-Out Fundraiser at MOD Pizza!Nicole Trimble9/28/202010/21/2020
Dine-Out Fundraiser at MOD Pizza!
Take a break from cooking and get takeout or delivery!  Lunch or dinner! 10:30am - 9pm Click link to RSVP and find instructions for online ordering. RSVP at:  https://www.groupraise.com/events/159129 This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
*NEW* Skyview Food PantryNicole Trimble9/26/202010/10/2020
*NEW* Skyview Food Pantry
Skyview Food Pantry Skyview PTSA and Skyview Middle School have partnered to create a Food Pantry. Our goal is to support Skyview families with food security challenges. Look for information in the left menu under "Food Pantry" (pretty image is coming soon!)...or click below: Request Food  - learn more about how the food pantry will work and fill out a form to request a bag to be available for pickup. Help Stock Pantry  - learn about how you can help stock the food pantry, what foods we hope to provide, and fill out a form to have food picked up ... read full article
PTSA Wants to Know: What Is Important to YOU...Nicole Trimble9/15/20209/30/2020
PTSA Wants to Know: What Is Important to YOU...
Please Share Your Thoughts! In a normal school year Skyview PTSA is active in the following activities: Partnering with students in ASB to plan and fund EAGLE Day Partnering with SMS counselors and staff to coordinate Career Day Pass the hat which helps fund grants to the school and teachers for use in classrooms Planning parent education nights (Screenagers, Angst movie screening, Digital Safety speaker) Advocating for students at Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly Communications of important PTSA, school and district information through our website, FB newsletter, banners, etc. Great community nights with Dine outs Coordinating student enrichment-spelling bee, reflections art program, ... read full article
Reflections Program Kickoff!Nicole Trimble9/15/202011/6/2020
Reflections Program Kickoff!
  Our PTSA annual art competition, Reflections , is happening now. THEME: "I Matter Because..." SUBMISSION CATERGORIES:   Visual 2D Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Photography and Film Production . DEADLINE:   Friday, November 6th  Details on safe practices for turning in art, including possible electronic submissions will be given in future communications.  Check our article (left menu "Reflections") for more details and videos. CLICK HERE. For those students who would like to participate but are experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID, a very limited number of need based basic art kits will be provided by Skyview PTSA. Please complete the Google form ... read full article
Menchie's Day - Wednesday, September 23Nicole Trimble9/15/20209/23/2020
Menchie's Day - Wednesday, September 23
Menchie's FUNdraiser!! Wednesday, September 23rd, 2-7pm Come to the Menchie's in the Canyon Park Commons anytime from 2-7 pm and mention Skyview PTSA... and 15% of sales will be donated to Skyview PTSA! Help support a local business AND your school PTSA! Masks are required. Please also remember to social distance when possible.   ... read full article
All Welcome -- 1st General Membership Meeting of the Year!Nicole Trimble9/15/202010/14/2020
All Welcome -- 1st General Membership Meeting of the Year!
First General Membership Meeting of the 2020-21 school year! Wednesday, October 14th, 7-8:30pm   Skyview PTSA would like to invite you to attend our kick off meeting for this year.  Did you know that there are ONLY 3 PTSA General Membership Meetings for the year? All are welcome, whether you are a member or not.    This meeting will be via Zoom, look for the meeting link in the next newsletter. If you have questions, please contact our PTSA President, Barby Taheri .   See you there! ... read full article
Suicide Prevention Webinar SeriesNicole Trimble9/15/20209/30/2020
Suicide Prevention Webinar Series
*NEW* Suicide Prevention Webinar Series (via seattleYMCA.org) Join the YMCA throughout the month of September for their Suicide Prevention Webinar Series and learn how to see the warning signs, how to find help, and how to support people as they move toward hope, recovery and survival. Each webinar has a different topic.  https://www.seattleymca.org/blog/suicide-prevention-webinar-series   What Causes Depression & Anxiety (9/15 6-7:30pm) Suicide Prevention Training (9/17 7-8:30pm) Stigma & Misconceptions About Suicide (9/22 7-8:30pm) NAMI Ending the Silence & Teen Talk (9/24 4-5:30pm) Embracing Adversity: Supporting Health Coping Strategies (9/28 12-1:30pm) Continuing the Conversation Q&A Session (9/30 6-7:30pm) ... read full article
School Material Pick-Up & Picture Plan -- Sept 14 & 15Nicole Trimble9/8/20209/15/2020
School Material Pick-Up & Picture Plan -- Sept 14 & 15
    (From Skyview email on Tuesday, 9/8)   SMS Pick-Up & Picture Plan Hello Skyview Families! Happy start of the school year - It is hard to believe summer is finally coming to a close, and we are about to make history learning online! This communication is solely for the purpose of explaining our process for you to collect classroom materials and to take school photos for Student ID’s, family pictures, and the yearbook. There is a lot of information in this email, so please read all the way to the end. At Skyview, students and families will have an ... read full article
Student Schedule for 9/3 through 9/11Nicole Trimble9/2/20209/11/2020
Student Schedule for 9/3 through 9/11
  FROM 9/1/2020 SMS newsletter: Below are the schedules for the remainder of this week and next week. We are following the same schedule that was set by the Northshore School District (attached) for distance learning in middle schools. Note:   Monday is a holiday, so Tuesday 9/8 will be periods 1, 2, and 3 and Wednesday 9/9 will be periods 4, 5, and 6 (NO EARLY RELEASE).   Thursday September 3rd: 7:30 - 8:30 am - Special Services/Optional Flex Time 8:30 - 8:50 am - Homeroom in Period 1 (School starts @ 8:30 am) 8:50 - 10:10 am - Period ... read full article
Celebrate the First Day of School with Skyview PTSA!Nicole Trimble8/19/20209/2/2020
Celebrate the First Day of School with Skyview PTSA!
Celebrate the First Day of School with Skyview PTSA!     DATE :   Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 WHERE : Park Ridge Church Farmer's Market Time :  4:00 - 8:00 pm Come visit our membership table and JOIN PTSA or feel free to come ask us questions or just say hello.   ALL PTSA members will get 1 FREE treat (this includes members who join online before Sept. 2). Ice Cream treats will also be available for purchase. Prices range from $1.50-$3. Masks are required and socially distancing is highly encouraged. ... read full article
Skyview Family Orientation - 8/26Nicole Trimble8/18/20208/26/2020
Skyview Family Orientation - 8/26
Wednesday, August 26th - Family Orientation Open to all Families From Skyview Middle School: This fall we will be partnering with you to launch school at Skyview through the use of remote learning. We know you may have questions about what school will look like and what you need to do to help prepare your student. This orientation is designed for you. For the first part of our presentation we will cover topics that  all  families may appreciate. The second part of our presentation will be directed more towards families who are  new  to Skyview. Others may log off at ... read full article
Virtual Meeting regarding Special Education Services - 8/24Nicole Trimble8/18/20208/24/2020
Virtual Meeting regarding Special Education Services - 8/24
  Families With Students Who Receive Special Education Services   Monday, August 24th, 6-7pm From Skyview Middle School: Our Special Education Department is looking forward to the start of a new school year, welcoming faces from last year and new faces to our community this year. We will hold a virtual Family Information Night on Monday, August 24th at 6:00 pm for families whose student receives Special Education Services. During our Zoom information session we will be discussing the various programs here at Skyview, and how specially designed instruction and supports will be implemented as we continue instructing online through distance ... read full article
Virtual Meeting regarding AAP/Highly Capable Services on 8/25Nicole Trimble8/18/20208/25/2020
Virtual Meeting regarding AAP/Highly Capable Services on 8/25
Families With Students Who Receive AAP/Highly Capable Services Tuesday, August 25th, 6-7pm From Skyview Middle School: We are excited to greet our AAP/Highly Capable families and students this fall! To help with the transition to both Skyview and Northshore Learns 3.0, we are offering a  virtual Family Information Night on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 pm  for families whose student receives AAP/Highly Capable services this school year. During our Zoom information session we will be discussing the various programs here at Skyview, and how specially designed instruction and supports will be implemented as we continue instructing online through distance learning.  We will ... read full article
Your Donations Funded These!Jodie McClure7/1/20196/19/2020
Your Donations Funded These!
  Incredible thanks to all who have donated to PASS THE HAT, past or present! Your contributions have helped fund many events and programs that enrich the student lives at Skyview!  We will update the information here in the coming months to reflect where your dollars will be granted. You can click  here  anytime during the year to help fund the next cycle of grants or to support other great PTSA sponsored events, like Eagle Day, Spelling Bee, parent education & more!  SINCEREST APPRECIATION TO EACH OF YOU!   2020 FALL GIFT TO SCHOOL GRANTS: Skyview PTSA was able to donate ... read full article