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A Season of Giving
SSOS 2017 Giving Tree
This season, adopt a child or help supply bridge boxes to make a happy holiday for kids at our Title I sister school Cactus View Elementary.
Important Giving Tree Dates
Adoptions begin via Sign Up Genius – TODAY, Monday, Nov. 20th
Drop off labeled, unwrapped gifts – by Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Drop off food and toiletry items – by Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Boxing & Wrapping Party – Saturday, Dec. 9th, 1-4pm
Please provide your adopted child with one toy and one book. The suggested gift amount per child is $25. Please label your gifts, but leave them unwrapped. Enclose each child’s donations in a single bag or box, if possible.
Gifts are Great, Food is Essential
Additionally, we are collecting food and toiletry items to build “Bridge Boxes” of food for the winter break. 70% of CVES students are provided with free and reduced lunch, and also receive breakfast at school. When school is not in session, many of them go without regular meals. Help us provide food security to these children with donations of food that are non-perishable, require minimum kitchen preparation, and can be eaten at room temperature.
For more information on suggested donations, please click HERE.
We are looking forward to our upcoming Sky’s The Limit talent performance on Thursday, Nov. 30th. Thank you to everyone who returned their permission forms.
Please remember there is a MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL on Tuesday, Nov. 28th from 3:30-5:30pm on the Cafeteria Stage.
All acts will be rehearsed in the correct show order with all costumes and props.
Contact the Talent Show Co-chairs with questions – Kerri Bauer and Stephanie Mindlin
RAT Raises over $55,000
Kids Read Over 620,000 Minutes
To say RAT was a success is an understatement… we blew it out of the water!!!
As a school, we raised $55,377.80 and read 620,302 minutes. That makes us the nation’s #1 grossing elementary school in Read-a-Thon’s history. Way to go SSKY!
We have supporters still making donations and the link is still live. Be sure to get final donations in before Friday, Nov 24th.
Some other important upcoming RAT dates:
Limo Lunch – Monday, Nov. 20, 11:30am-1pm at My Pie
Glow Dance Party with Kona Ice – Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1:45-2:30pm in the cafeteria… Wear White!
We would love to hear your RAT feedback. Can you answer this short survey to let us know what you thought of RAT? Click HERE.
For a list of our student RAT winners as well as a long list of the amazing parents and community business partners and donors that helped make this fundraiser such a success, please click HERE.
Congratulations Chess Team
Congratulations to the Sonoran Sky K-3 and K-6 chess teams. Both teams took 3rd place at the Best of Phoenix Chess Tournament this weekend. Way to go to represent our school! We are proud of you!
Don’t Miss These Dates!
Get ready for a dine-around! My Pie is donating 20% of all sales to SSKY PTO on Tuesday, Dec. 5th. It’s also a half-day so come for lunch or dinner. My Pie is located at 12601 N. Tatum, next to Sprouts. For the flyer, click HERE.
Grab your girls and join us for a Kendra Scott gives back event. Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels. Thursday, Dec. 7th, 5-8pm. Kendra Scott at Scottsdale Quarter. For the flyer, click HERE.
Join us for an ALL SCHOOL playdate on our next Early Release day. Order some My Pie, pick up your kiddos and meet us after school at Northsight Park on Tuesday, Dec. 5th.
Open early bird enrollment is ending soon. Our school is currently accepting open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. For students living outside school boundaries, applications will need to be submitted prior to the Friday, Dec. 1st deadline. More info can be found HERE.
More than 1000 members of the PV community will run/walk at a district 5k at Horizon High School on Saturday, Feb. 3rd. All are invited to attend regardless of athletic ability or age. For more info, click HERE.
We’re looking for someone to captain the SSKY team.If interested, contact Alison Feinberg.
Mark your calendars for our parents Night Out and School Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10th.
This is guaranteed to be a fun night out while helping our fantastic school! Early Bird tickets will go on sale in December and regular tickets in January.
Be on the lookout for Silent Auction Donor Letters in your email in the coming weeks. We are still looking for great items. For the Save the Date, click HERE.
PTO Open Positions
We’re looking for volunteers to fill the following positions. Elected positions are generally two-year commitments and we are planning to hold the election early spring.
Thank you to everyone who has already expressed interest or self-nominated. We appreciate you. If YOU are interested in ANY of these positions, please contact Alison Feinberg.
Open Executive Board Positions
VP Fundraising Co-Chair
Open PTO Board Positions (elected positions)
Open Non-Elected Positions
Leave your Review of SSKY on Great Schools
Enrollment for 2018-19 is underway and we need your help reaching out to new families who are interested in joining the SSKY community next year!
Write a review at www.greatschools.org explaining why you love Sonoran Sky. Your review is anonymous and only takes a few moments. Review our school by clicking HERE.
The SSKY PTO Suggestion Box
Do you have a great idea to share? We’re always looking for new ideas and feedback about our events. If you have a positive idea to share, please drop a note in our anonymous suggestion box. sskypto.com/about/suggestionbox/
PV Schools Survey for School Calendar
Do you have feedback on the school schedule? A calendar committee consisting of representatives from all stakeholder groups is charged with the task of developing school calendars for the 2019 through 2023 school years. Check your email for a link to a quick, three question survey or click HERE.
Community Business Partners
Our Community Business Partners generously support our school and public education. Please take a minute to click on the logos below and visit their websites.
Looking for a camp this winter break? The JCC has you covered with “Winter Break Fun Days & Camps.”
Dec. 26-29 & Jan. 2-5 | 9am-3pm
Members: $160/week, $50/day per child Guests: $240/week, $75/day per child
Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership organization in the world, created with and for girls. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind experience for girls with a program tailored specifically to their unique developmental needs.
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