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6:30p Skyline PTSA General Membership Meeting
Skyline PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 1
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Virtual Meeting
9:00a Mock ACT virtual test
Mock ACT virtual test

Date:
Saturday, October 3
Time:
9:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Virtual meeting

Skyline PTSA partners with Huntington Learning Center to offer mock exams to help students gain more confidence in taking standardized tests. This year they will be offered remotely and proctored through Zoom. Each exam is $15 for PTSA members / $25 for non-PTSA members.

Wednesday, October 14, 7 pm: Zoom meeting for essay and score feedback for Mock ACT.

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1:00p ParentWiser Webinar - Motivating Teens
ParentWiser Webinar - Motivating Teens

Date:
Wednesday, October 7
Time:
1:00p - 2:15p
Where:
Virtual meeting

You Can Do This! Motivating Teens to Get Stuff Done
Does your teen have a tough time starting and completing things? Learn how to successfully motivate them using Dr. Saline’s strength-based, collaborative approach. Discover effective, practical strategies that have helped hundreds of families teach executive functioning skills and foster independence in their adolescents. Your teens will procrastinate less and get their stuff done!

https://www.parentwiser.org/events
9:00a Mock SAT virtual test
Mock SAT virtual test

Date:
Saturday, October 10
Time:
9:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Virtual meeting

Skyline PTSA partners with Huntington Learning Center to offer mock exams to help students gain more confidence in taking standardized tests. This year they will be offered remotely and proctored through Zoom. Each exam is $15 for PTSA members / $25 for non-PTSA members.

Wednesday, October 14, 7 pm: Zoom meeting for essay and score feedback for Mock SAT.

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Skyline PTSA General Membership Meeting

October 1st, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us as we cover PTSA business as well as offer an overview of upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888668387    Meeting ID: 838 8866 8387


Join Skyline PTSA!

School might look a little different this year, but we are just as committed to our mission to "strengthen our community one student at a time." 
 
We are excited to continue our Teacher Grant and Staff Appreciation Programs. The College and Career Readiness Speaker Series will be free to all Skyline families, and we are offering reduced pricing for the Mock ACT/SAT virtual exams. In addition, we are planning ways to make the student body feel welcomed and a part of the Skyline family!
 
Please click here to join PTSA and make a donation! With your support we can continue to enrich the Skyline community both inside and outside the classroom.

Mock ACT and SAT offered via Zoom

Skyline PTSA is partnering with Huntington Learning Center to offer mock exams to help students gain more confidence in taking standardized tests. This year they will be offered remotely and proctored through Zoom. Each exam is $15 for PTSA members / $25 for non-PTSA members. Dates are October 3 for Mock ACT and October 10 for Mock SAT. A virtual meeting for essay and score feedback will be on October 14th. Click here for more info. Click here to register. 


SAT and ACT Prep Courses offered through PTSA

Skyline PTSA partners with SATprep.org to offer preparation for the SAT and ACT tests, which will be offered in an online format this year. The ACT course begins on September 29th and the SAT course begins on October 12th. Click here for more info. 


Reflections Arts Program

PTSA's Reflections Arts Program Theme for 2020-2021 is “I Matter Because.” Create visual art, photography, literature, film, dance choreography or music composition inspired by this theme to be shared with your school community, and to potentially advance to the district, state and/or national level. Please note that there are changes in the way artwork is to be submitted and judged this year. Click here for details and links to the registration form. The deadline is October 30th.


Service Learning Hours – Changes for Juniors and Seniors

Due to current restrictions in volunteering, the number of required hours for Juniors and Seniors has changed:

Seniors (class of 2021): 70 hours 
Juniors (class of 2022): 60 hours 
Sophomore and Freshman (classes of 2023 and 2024): 100 hours

Currently, only senior forms will be accepted via email: servicelearning@skylineptsa.org. The last day for forms to be turned in will be April 15, 2021. All other classes are asked to hold onto their forms until September 2021. Click here for more information about our Service Learning Program. 


Upcoming ParentWiser Events
You can do this! Motivating Teens — October 7 In this "new normal," everything seems so complicated. Parents, students and educators are once again navigating the task of balancing online learning with daily routines. In this strange time, you need tips and tools for helping your tween or teen with starting and completing things more than ever. Dr. Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist, believes that successfully motivating kids relies on using a strength-based, collaborative approach. When you include young people in creating solutions to daily challenges, you increase their buy-in and their motivation. Click here to register.

Building Better Brains: 5 Easy Steps for Improving your Child's Organization, Focus and Planning — October 14 Are you tired of struggling with your child or teen over school, homework or chores? Fostering progress at school means sharpening kids' executive functioning skills such as organization, focus and prioritizing. Veteran psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline, relies on current research about the developing brain, clinical experience and real-life examples from students themselves to give you a deeper understanding of executive functioning skills and why they're critical to the learning process. Click here to register. 


Skyline PTSA Recognized with Silver Membership Growth Award

Skyline PTSA was recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2020-2021 PTA membership, please consider joining today! 

Skyline High School Upcoming Events

October 1st, Skyline PTSA General Membership Meeting

October 3rd, PTSA Mock ACT

October 7th, ParentWiser event: Motivating Teens

October 10th, PTSA Mock SAT

October 14thPTSA Mock ACT/SAT score feedback 

October 14th, ParentWiser event: Building Better Brains

October 30th, Deadline for Reflections Arts Program submission


Resources for the New School Year

Here are some helpful links from the Issaquah School District site:

ISD 2020-2021 District Calendar

ISD e-news archive

Back to School FAQ: An extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Canvas Information and Login: Canvas is the new platform used by ISD for middle and high schools. You will find video tutorials for students and parents.

Here are some helpful links for Skyline High School:

Skyline High School web site

Skyline printable bell schedule

Skyline E-news Archives

Skyline Counseling DepartmentFall 2020 Counseling Department Newsletter

Skyline College and Career Center


Volunteer for Skyline PTSA

Please note: Since all ISD buildings and facilities are closed to the public, volunteer opportunities will be limited with our current remote learning model.Your volunteer approval lasts for the school year and/or sport season only. You will need to visit your application and complete any new requirements in order to be approved for the next school year. Click here for the ISD Volunteer Application