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Welcome to Skyline School, Home of the Waves! We are a unique school housing two outstanding educational programs, our 4th-6th grade program and our Global Education K-6 program.
 
Skyline is the recipient of the 2012 California Distinguished School Award. This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our students, committed and dedicated teachers and staff, and our active and involved parents.
 
Our Parent Teacher Association and the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning provide substantial financial and volunteer support to our school, supporting specialized programs, technology, science, art, music and physical education.
 
 

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  • "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."  Confucius 
     
    Principal's Message
    We have a very exciting opportunity coming to Skyline on Tuesday, April 15th. In preparation for our Ability Awareness Week, April 21-25, we will be holding a community screening of the documentary film, “The Crash Reel,” which explores the life of Kevin Pearce. Kevin was a professional snowboarder who was critically injured during training in Park City, Utah while preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics. After his accident, he was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The film depicts his struggles and triumphs during his recovery process. The screening will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. in Skyline’s Activity Center. The event is free of charge. We are asking parents to accompany their children to this event. The film is most appropriate for students in grades 4-6. Kevin will be visiting Skyline on Friday, April 25th, to wrap up our Ability Awareness Week. We are very fortunate to have Kevin Pearce come to Skyline, and hope that you and your family will be able to attend and see this very powerful documentary.

    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
     
    Skyline, along with thousands of schools across California, will be participating in a field test of our new assessment system known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) that will replace the STAR program. For this year only, 5th grade will continue to take the science portion of the California Standards Test (CST). This will be the last time that any portion of the CST will be given.

    These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live. Part of the goal of the field test this year is to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn. We are also taking this opportunity to see how well our technical capabilities meet the demands of computer-based assessments and to see what resources our teachers and school may yet need. Finally and importantly, this year also gives your student an opportunity to try out the new system without consequences, so we will not be capturing scores this year. Instead, we will use what we learn from this field test to help ensure a successful full launch of the system in the 2014-15 school year.

    We will administer the field test to students in grades 4-6 from April 14 – May 5, 2014. If you would like more information, please visit the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Skyline School at 858-794-3600.
     
     
    Solana Beach Bash
    Have you heard that SBFL is planning our spring fundraising event, and that it’s going to be held at the Belly Up this year? This year’s Solana Beach Bash will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, at the Belly Up from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for admission to the Belly Up. I encourage you to go to www.solanabeachbash.com for all things related to the Solana Beach Bash, including tickets to socials as well as viewing Live Auction and Children’s Art. You are also able to pre-purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win $2500 of gift cards to local restaurants, including Pamplemousse Grille, Cucina Enoteca, Pacific Coast Grill and many more. Many thanks to our event chair, Mary Dodd, and all parents who are planning a terrific new event. I hope to see you all on Saturday, May 3rd.
     
     
    Lisa Denham 
     
     
     
     
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