We are proud to announce that all of Skyway's staff teaching core academic subjects as well as paraprofessionals with instructional duties, are highly qualified as required by state and federal requirements outlined in the No Child Left Behind Act. For more information on these designations click here .
Skyway Elementary School offers Family Access, which allows parents to view student grades, progress reports, attendance, and discipline reports. Parents are asked to check their email for their user ID and password. Those who do not receive the notification should first check their junk mail file before calling the school. Please make sure that you allow messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will originate from email@example.com
Your contact person at Skyway for questions regarding Family Access is Shelley Hanzen. Please send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 664-8998.
Are you curious about what your child will be learning this year? Click here to find the curriculum for every subject in the grade your child is in. Every teacher makes sure the curriculum is covered and students are learning the material outlined on this link.
Please check out the complete list of items that can be brought to our Rock-n-Recycle center. There are a few new collection brigades added to the list that can earn some cash for our school. For the complete list click here .
Please contact Sheri Butler at email@example.com with any questions.
Skyway Has Talent!
Our annual Skyway Variety Show will be Thursday, May 23 at 9:15. Please join us in the gym to see the diverse talent of our students. This is a favorite event in our school year.
Writing Festival A Huge Success
The Skyway staff would like to thank everyone who helped at and attended the annual Skyway Writing Festival. This two day event was truly a memory the children will always have, from the meeting and working with a real author, publishing a professional looking hardbound book, the 'wax museum' evening event, the family pasta dinner, and so much more. One of the emails sent to us summed it all up:
"Wow! I just returned from the "Wax Museum" portion of your writing festival, and I couldn't wait to get to my computer to commend you on the amazing job you have done. Every student I listened to, and visited with, expressed pride in their writing as well as joyful enthusiasm. You have instilled in them a passion for writing as well as a desire to produce a product of high quality. I could see a tightly organized progression in the complexity of their instruction that was evidence of your cohesiveness as a staff. Well done, Skyway!"
Skyway Wins Recycling Contest!
It pays to recycle aluminum cans! Skyway Elementary won 1st place for the state of Idaho in the Great American Can Roundup Contest. This is the second year of winning the prize of $1000. Great work Skyway Students! Keep on recycling.
Book Fair Coming
Skyway will be having a book fair from May 28- May 30. Click here to learn more about it.
Planning For Next Year
Please call the office to let us know if your child will not be attending Skyway next year.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for Family Access. This will allow you to register your child online in July and August. Call the office if you need help getting set up.
Information on the New Common Core Standards
In January of 2011, Idaho became one of forty-seven states and U.S. territories to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over the next few years, you will notice some changes to instruction and testing in our schools that will directly impact your child. It is essential that you know about these changes and what resources are available to help you support your child.
This change has already begun to take place in many of our schools.
For additional information please go to http://www.cdaschools.org/commoncore. If you have additional questions as to how this might impact your child's education, please feel free to contact your child’s school.
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Response to Intervention
Skyway uses the Response to Intervention (RTI) model to provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed in school. The goals of RtI are to integrate resources to minimize negative consequences with struggling learning and to strengthen the process of special needs identification. For more more information on RTI click here .
Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers (dads, grandpas, and other men in our children's lives) perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including greeting students in the morning, assisting with loading of buses and cars in the afternoon, monitoring the lunch room, playing on the playground, and helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance. If you are interested in becoming involved in this program or would like more information, please give our office a call or stop by and visit. Great information on this program and parenting can be found at www.fathers.com.
Fueling Your Athlete
As the days get longer and warmer, our children dust off the soccer shoes, dig out the Lacrosse gear and grab the tennis rackets to head off for the game. As parents, we want to do our part to help ensure they have a fun and successful experience. With a few tips, we can make sure that their bodies are prepared through healthy snacks and hydration.
An hour or two before exercise, have your child eat a snack containing some complex carbohydrates and protein. Good examples would be a turkey sandwich, a peanut butter bagel, cereal with milk, string cheese and crackers, etc.
Hydration is a very important part for endurance in your young athlete. Don’t be fooled by the idea that you need to provide sports or energy drinks however. Plain, cold water is still the best option. Encourage your child to take regular drinks rather than waiting until they feel thirsty as they could already be getting dehydrated before thirst symptoms kick in.
For more tips on nutrition for the young athlete, see “Nutrition Links that We Like” on the Nutrition Services homepage at www.cdaschools.org.