Our Principal - Mr. Toby Haugen
Parent involvement and support at school are important factors to a child’s education success, however, that doesn’t mean you have to volunteer in your child’s class. For many of our parents that is just not possible. Below are some ways in which you can be an involved and support education at home.
Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help them to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.
Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use. American children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.
Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can't be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. You can learn more about supporting your child’s reading skills by clicking here.
Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children's school success. It's through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that young children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well. For example, children who don't hear a lot of talk and who aren't encouraged to talk themselves often have problems learning to read, which can lead to other school problems. In addition, children who haven't learned to listen carefully often have trouble following directions and paying attention in class. It's also important for you to show your child that you're interested in what he has to say.
Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establishing reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school. Show your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can't be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.
"Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School." Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
It’s GREAT to be a BULLDOG!
Parent / Teacher Conference
Skyline Ranch K-8 will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, February 3rd from 3:45 pm -7:00 pm and Thursday, February 4th from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. The purpose of conferences is to inform you of your child’s progress towards mastering the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards in his/her grade level. Scheduling is available ONLINE for grades K-4. Conferences for 5th-8th grade students are on an “open house” schedule as referenced in the letter sent home with students. Please follow the directions below:
· Click on the Parent/Teacher Conference Link below
· Look at both tabs at the bottom of the sheet and sign up for the time slot that best fits your schedule – Please only put your child’s last name
· Once a time slot has been taken, it is unavailable for edit
· Online scheduling will close on Friday, January 29th @ 4:00 pm
· You will receive a confirmation slip from your child’s teacher on Monday, February 1st
If you have any questions or need additional assistance with setting up a conference, please call or email your child’s teacher.
The Book Fair is is in full swing at the Skyline Ranch Library. Stop on in and check it out. You can also see what we have on line. Just follow this link to purchase your favorite stories.
Extended dates vailable for Family and Friends to shop online from Feb.1-Feb.16
Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs
2015-2016 Important Information
All visitors must present a picture identification card (Driver’s License, State Identification Card, etc.) to the front office.
The office will present our visitors with a sticker indicating their visitor status.
Identification cards will be held in the office for all visitors until their time of departure.
Once a visitor has signed-out, their identification card will be returned to them.
These procedures assist the school with identifying visitors on campus in the event of an emergency by ensuring visitors remember to sign-out upon leaving the school. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
**ATTENTION PARENTS OF ATHLETES**
Banner Ironwood Medical Center will be providing FREE Sports Physicals and other health services to uninsured students. This will take place every Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 3700 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley. For more information just click on the link below to view their flyer.Mobile SBHC card.pdf
2015-2016 School Hours:
*Due to K-3 elective schedules and school wide end of the day procedures, we are not able to call students to the office for early pickup after 3:00 pm. On Early Release days, this time will be 12:30 pm. Thank you for understanding.
There have been some really great things going on at Skyline Ranch K-8 this year. Many of you have left messages for me or have expressed your excitement to teachers and parent leaders. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. I would like to ask you to take a moment and rate our school on GreatSchools.com. GreatSchools.com is a resource that many people moving to our area use when choosing a school district and a specific school. I believe there has been a noticeable shift in the culture of Skyline Ranch K-8. Please share your thoughts and rate our school!
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What Skyline Ranch K-8 Has To Offer
*Interscholastic sports program
* Before and After school tutoring
*Special Education services
*Free/Reduced lunch and breakfast
*Title 1 services
Every classroom is outfitted with the latest technology:
*40 Tablets or Google Chromebooks in Each Grade