I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It was wonderful to see all the students come back to school on Monday. I can't believe that they will be back on break in 2 weeks. And I bet you can not either!
As you will see in this week's newsletter there are some exciting events happening around the school. One of the first events is that we have the Good Morning Bus Challenge. Yes, this is very exciting! All students who ride the bus in the mornings are competing to see what bus can say the most "good morning's" to me as they walk off the bus. It is so exciting to see and hear all the students excited to exit the bus just to say "good morning". The bus winner will be announced during the last week of school for the 2018 school year. Ask your bus riders who they think is winning.
Another exciting event happening around the school is the Book Fair! And here is the best part. Just because it is Friday does not mean that it is over! The Book Fair will be open on Saturday, December 1st at the Skyline Pop up Shop! Yes, I know! Can you believe it? So grab your wallets and cans of food to donate to the Pop-up Shop and come on up. It is a great way to stock up on winter gifts and books for family and friends! I look forward to seeing you all there.
As Ms. Aguirre will not be returning until after the winter break and Ms. Couch has been on vacation and will be returning on Monday, December 3rd, I have been filling in this week. It has been so fun to watch all the students in the Book Fair, in their classes, at lunch/recess and all around the school. We truly have an amazing group of staff, students, parents, and community members. Something definitely to be thankful for. Thank you all for all your support and for sharing your students with us.
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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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Milk and Bookies
6:00 PM District Board Meeting