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10:30a Q&A College Essay Event
Q&A College Essay Event

Date:
Wednesday, April 14
Time:
10:30a - 11:30a
Where:
Virtual Meeting

Learn more about the college essay writing process from Reisha Holton and Parker Matias of the Rough Draft Writing Group, and a former Skyline parent AND a Skyline graduate!
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7:00p ParentWiser Webinar - Life Skills (students)
ParentWiser Webinar - Life Skills (students)

Date:
Wednesday, April 21
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Virtual Meeting

Life Skills - Students Invited

Presenter: Julie Lythcott-Haims

https://www.parentwiser.org/events
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Send a thank you email to Skyline Teachers and Staff!
As we prepare for our SHS students return to school, the PTSA would like to provide notes to all Skyline staff members as they return to the building this April. 
 
Your and/or your student can write a note of thanks (generic, not teacher/staff member specific) and email to:
 
 
Feel free to write as many as you like! Also, you may sign them or they can be anonymous. Please have all notes emailed by Sunday, April 11.
Golden Acorn Nominations are open! 
This is the time of year that we honor our outstanding PTSA Volunteers! Do you know a volunteer who goes “above and beyond” for our kids at Skyline? Nominate them for the Golden Acorn Award, Outstanding Educator Award or the Outstanding Advocate Award. Click here to learn more about this program. Deadline is April 9, 2021
 
Click here for the nomination form. Simply save it electronically and email to president@skylineptsa.org
 

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.  
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. Click here for registration link.
 
Q&A College Essay Event
April 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Learn more about the college essay writing process from Reisha Holton and Parker Matias of the Rough Draft Writing Group, and a former Skyline parent AND a Skyline graduate! Check back for zoom 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. 


Reflectionstwo Skyline Students win Award of Excellence!
We are proud of our two Skyline students who achieved "Award of Excellence" at the State level in the Reflections Art competition and their artwork has entered judging at the national level.
 
Congratulations Elani Rocker (Literature) and Rachael Kim (Music Composition)!
 
Online Gallery of our Reflections Finalists

The Hidden Heroes who Matter by Diksha Padmanabhan

 

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                                                                     
Your Turn: How to be an Adult. April 21, 2021 What does it mean to become an adult? How can parents support them in journey? Julie Lythcott-Haims is returning for a second webinar to share her new book. Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration from individuals who have successfully launched their adult lives. Being an adult is a process - where you become more comfortable with uncertainty and gain the know how to keep going. Invite your high school student to join us and Julie for the opportunity to consider the road ahead. Click here for details.

Service Learning Hours—Changes for Juniors 
Due to current restrictions in volunteering, the number of required hours for Juniors 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. The Class of 2021 deadline has already passed.
 
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