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7:00p ParentWiser Webinar - Powerful Studying Techniques
ParentWiser Webinar - Powerful Studying Techniques

Date:
Wednesday, March 3
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Virtual Meeting

Powerful Studying Techniques

Presenter: Gretchen Wegner

https://www.parentwiser.org/events
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8:30a Mock ACT virtual test
Mock ACT virtual test

Date:
Saturday, March 13
Time:
8:30a - 12:00p
Where:
Virtual setting

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Registration open for the Mock ACT/SAT!                       
Our Mock ACT and SAT tests will be available for registration starting February 3rd. Click here for details. 
 
ACT SAT
Saturday, March 13th at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m.
 
The Zoom review sessions for both tests will be Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
Each exam is $15 for PTSA members / $25 for non-PTSA members.  
Service Learning Hours turn in date for Seniors
Please note: PTSA's Service learning program is an optional opportunity for recognition of community service at graduation (NOT a requirement).
 
Due to current situations the orders for the cords are taking longer than normal. We are requesting the seniors (who have met the number of hours for their Volunteer hours required, which is 70 hours) to turn in their forms as soon as possible. Deadline to turn in the forms is March 5th 2021. If you are not able to turn in the forms by then, we cannot assure you will receive the service learning cord in time for your gown and cap collection that will be coming up soon. 

To turn in your hours or for other questions, please email servicelearning@skylineptsa.org

Currently, only senior forms will be accepted via email. All other classes are asked to hold onto their forms until September 2021. 


College and Career Readiness Speaker Series upcoming events!

Save thousands on the cost of college
Event moved to March 30th at 6:30 p.m. Webinar Join College Financial Planning Advisor Peg Keough as she demystifies the college funding process. Having put two kids through college herself, Peg works with families just like yours to help them realize significant discounts off the cost of college, regardless of income level. Come learn how to successfully navigate the financial aid process without confusion and stress. This talk is recommended for parents of 9th through 12th graders. A recording will be sent to all registrants. 
 
Pre-registration required. Check back for registration link!
 
SAT vs. ACT
This event passed but you can still watch the presentation! Click here to hear from Rebecca Davidson, Director of Huntington Learning Center as she provides an overview of standardized tests for college admissions, the SAT and ACT.    

New to Skyline? Check out our New Families Page                          
We've updated our New Families page with helpful resources, links and tips on our school and community. Check it out here!
Skyline PTSA Executive Board Nominations are now open!
Are you interested in becoming more involved with our Skyline community? The Skyline PTSA is looking for nominations for the Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about open positions, please contact our nominating committee for information on how to apply (Nichole Wengert nwengert@msn.com or Jackie Mueller Jackie.mueller1@comcast.net). 

Open positions for next year include: President, Treasurer, Secretary, VP Membership and VP Communications. 


Reflections—Three Skyline students move to the state competition!
The Reflections program has concluded at the district level and three Skyline High School students have advanced to the state level.
 
Congratulations Esther Fang, Rachael Kim, and Elani Rocker!
 
Online Gallery of our Reflections Finalists

My Name is Abstract by Garg Shubham

 

Click here to see the Online Gallery of the rest of our amazing Reflections Finalists!

2020-2021 Skyline PTSA Reflections Finalists
Kavya Chandrasekar Rachael Kim  Vidya Ramamurthy
Esther Fang Aanika Nakra Elani Rocker
Shubham Garg Sukanya Nanda Loli Shrivastava
Trisha Joshi Diksha Padmanabhan Tara Thirumurthy

Upcoming ParentWiser Events                                                                     
The Upstanders—Film discussion with Swedish Mental Health, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Join us for a discussion with Tori McBride, Behavioral Health Supervisor at Swedish Medical Center and ISD school counselors, after watching The Upstanders from home February 8-10th. An IndieFlix Original Documentary for ages 13+, “The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change.” Click here for details.

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: 
Please note that this is not a mandatory requirement for graduation, but an opportunity to earn recognition for service performed in the community. 
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. 

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.

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! 

Resources for the 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's Glossary of Jargon and Acronyms 

Skyline Counseling DepartmentFall 2020 Counseling Department Newsletter

Skyline College and Career Center

From Issaquah Schools FoundationCultural Bridges Family Guide — informative guide to learning all there is to know about the Issaquah School District!  


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