Skyline’s 47th annual Cornfest is tonight at 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you all there. A huge thank you to Rockstar Committee Chair Kitty Nolan and all of our volunteers for putting on this amazing event.
NEW THIS YEAR! The all-you-can-eat corn and one chicken meal/per person will be FREE. To help PTA offset its costs, look for donation jars at various locations throughout the evening. If you’re feeling generous, and are able to give a little, please do. Suggested donation: $10/family. Cash/checks only. Checks made payable to “Skyline PTA.”
Remember to bring your own picnic blanket & chairs, and help us maintain our green status by bringing your own plates and utensils.
We will be having our Back to School Night - Curriculum / TAG Info. Night on September 25th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We will meet in the gym at 6:00 p.m. where I will welcome families, introduce staff and the PBIS Team will go over new procedures. At 6:30 p.m. families will be dismissed to visit classrooms until 8:00 p.m.
Teachers will be expected to go over their schedules, curriculum, classroom procedures and communication plans. We look forward to seeing you all there.
I have started a Twitter account and am trying to post a few times a week. If you would like to follow me you can find me at @BGAGUIRRE1. I am very new to Twitter and tweeting. J
Have a great weekend!
In keeping with our commitment to student safety, last October PPS joined school districts across the state in using the SafeOregon Tip Line. We want to remind you about this important resource.
SafeOregon was funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve school safety. It provides a secure means for anyone to anonymously report suspicious or imminently unsafe situations, such as threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation or self-harm.
Anyone, from students to parents to community members, can access the system in a variety of ways, including:
· The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website
· The SafeOregon website
· A live call/text (844-472-3367)
· An email to firstname.lastname@example.org
· The mobile app that can be downloaded from your Smart Phone via iTunes or Google Play
Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond.
Please be sure to share this information with your friends and family. Remind your students: If you see or hear something, say something – immediately. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.
Announcing Skyline’s new principal BG Aguirre
Dear Skyline School Community, It is with great pleasure that I announce BG Aguirre as the new principal for Skyline School. BG is currently the principal at St. Helens High School, a position she has held since 2013. She served as assistant principal for five years prior to taking over as principal.
BG earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish from Oregon State University, her Masters of Arts in teaching from Concordia University and her administrator license from Portland State University. Following her graduation from Concordia, BG worked as an elementary school teacher in the Beaverton School District, first at Vose Elementary for five years, then Kinnaman Elementary for three years. She spent a year in the Lincoln County School District in Newport, before moving to the St. Helens School District to serve as assistant principal and principal for St. Helens High School in 2008.
BG has proven herself to be an effective school leader and is looking forward to leading Skyline for years to come. She has received International Baccalaureate MYP Level 1 training and IB Administration Level 2 training. BG is also well-versed in successfully running an AVID school. While at St. Helens, BG was an AVID district director, an AVID principal, attended multiple AVID strand trainings and successfully implemented AVID school-wide.
Throughout her time in both the St. Helens and Beaverton School Districts, BG has gone above and beyond her stated duties to ensure that her community thrives. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and is an advocate for all students. She has had great success writing grants and securing funding for intervention programs, professional development and students in need. She deeply values collaboration between teachers, families and administrative staff to ensure the success of the school.
BG is a dedicated wife and mom of three children ages 3, 5 and 7. In her free time, she loves watching her children participate in extra-curricular activities and spending time as a family. BG enjoys reading, playing golf and is an avid runner. BG tells me she is absolutely overjoyed to be back in elementary and to have the opportunity to work in her community. Please join me in congratulating BG in her new assignment as the principal for Skyline School!
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