Congratulations to Isaac for winning the district level of the Spelling Bee! Isaac competed against the best speller from each of the nine other elementary schools in the Coeur d'Alene district. Next, Isaac will represent our district at the regional level. One of our Skyway alumni, Riley, won the 6th grade level representing Woodland Middle School. We are so proud of our Skyway students!
We are in desperate need of more volunteers to make popcorn for our Popcorn Fridays! If you can volunteer for a couple hours on a Friday, please visit our Skyway PTA Facebook page and go to the sign up. You do not need to be a PTA member to help with this.
Skyway did an amazing job at the recent district level of Invent Idaho! Of the five categories, we had entries in four and of those we earned Best Of Category for three of them! In addition, we had several other first and second place winners, Here are our winners whom represented Skyway so proudly:
Zach: Best of Category Games and Gadgets
Jacey and Isabella: 2nd place Games and Gadgets
Lauren: Best of Category Working Models
Ben: Best of Category Adaptations
Ethan: 1st place Adaptation
Dear Parents and Guardians of Skyway Elementary Students,
On March 14th, the renewal of our district’s two-year supplemental M&O (Maintenance and Operations) Levy will be on the ballot for your vote. The M&O Levy allows our district to provide community-desired school services and to fund basic education needs beyond those supported by state and federal funding. By state law, M&O Levies can only be approved for a maximum of two years, thus creating our need to seek voter approval every other year.
For this spring, the School Board unanimously accepted the administration’s recommendation to increase the annual amount by $1 million to a $16 million per year M&O Levy. Our School Board wants to do the right thing for our students while being conscious of our community. The additional $1 million request for the levy will not raise our tax rate. The funds will be used to replace an aging school bus fleet in alignment with the state reimbursement schedule, purchase new English/Language Arts textbooks and curricular materials and maintain our class-size reduction efforts in the wake of continued enrollment growth. If you have questions about the levy, please contact Jan Beauchamp, Principal. at 664-8998.
Your Principal, Janice Beauchamp