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Today: 8/16/18
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Article Archive

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the ...more

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be In Every Family Library

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I loved to read as a child and I still try to make time to read every day as an adult. So I will be sharing articles and information about books often on this blog! You may be familiar with some of ...more

Lunch Box Options

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Hi Skyline Parents, in case you're interested, here are some lunch box options that are great for kids!
If you're looking for a new lunch box, it should be leak-proof, hard-sided to survive drops, ...more

Easy Recipes: Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Cilantro and lime is one of my favorite combinations. I especially love cilantro lime rice! If you're not ready to go back to Chipotle yet or if you're looking for a super easy substitute for rice ...more

Epi-Pen Free Carrying Case and $0 Copay Offer

Register your EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons and/or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons, and you will receive expiration reminders and a complimentary carrying case! (Limit 2 per user.)


By signing up, you’ll receive My ...more

SMC Alerts


SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your:

Skyhawk Parent Blog

Skyhawk Parent Blog

Hello Skyline Parents!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It is an honor for me to curate the Skyhawk Parent Blog again this year and share all these exciting events and activities with the Skyline Elementary School community. I hope you continue to find this blog to be a helpful resource. 

As a parent myself, I am constantly searching for new and fun activities for my kids to experience. More importantly, I understand the challenges in finding activities that are inexpensive and within a reasonable budget which is why many of the posts on this blog highlight free or low-cost events. Please continue to check back frequently as I will be updating the blog often! 

If you would like to contribute an article or have any comments or suggestions for our blog, email

Upcoming Events

 Wed 8/15/18 - First Day of School


Thank You Book Fair Volunteers!


To everyone who came to our first ever BOGO Book Fair, and to all who helped make it a great experience, a big thank you especially to Jade Chen, Nicole Kim, Carol Banal, Charisse Escanio, Shirley Dea, Anne Baronia, Sharon Ching, Ms. Ng, Mr. Teillon, Mrs. Yee, Mrs. Christopherson and Ms. Yu! Happy Summer Reading, and we'll see you at our next Book Fair!

~ Mrs. dela Cruz

Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson

Skyline's Big Lift Little Library is Here!


The Big Lift Little Library has arrived at Skyline Library! Please come and take a book or donate one! We welcome new or gently used books. Skyline Library will be open for parents and siblings at 8:30am. 

SMCL's Big Lift Little Libraries are popping up all over the County! Look for Big Lift Little Libraries in places where children and families could use a great book -- places where families hang out, places where they have to wait in lines, places where reading and books are great activities.

Little Libraries are a "take a book, return a book" way for communities to share books and a love of reading. A Little Library is simply a box of books where anyone can borrow a book (or two) and bring back another to share. The Big Lift is an effort of the Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council focused on increasing countywide reading proficiency of 3rd grade students from 58% to 80% by 2020.

The goals of the Big Lift Little Libraries are:

  • to encourage a culture of reading in San Mateo County,
  • to increase access to books for children and families at the point of need,
  • to involve all of the county in The Big Lift, and
  • to help create resident support for The Big Lift initiative.
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Michael's Kids Club



4925 Junipero Serra Blvd

Colma, CA 94014

(650) 992-7271

Barnes & Noble Special Events


Barnes & Noble

The Shops At Tanforan

1150 El Camino Real Space 277
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 871-2530 

Serramonte Kids Club


Color Me Mine Daly City

Color Me Mine is a walk-in Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio for painters of all ages, whether you are looking for a fun party idea, want to make a truly unique gift, or just want to have some fun with family & friends.




What is Kids Night Out?
It's an opportunity for your kids to hang out with other kids, paint ceramics, watch a movie, enjoy ice cream and play B.I.N.G.O.

KNO is for kids who are age 5 and up. 

KNO is for KIDS ONLY. Parents should drop off their kids between 5:45 and 6:15, and then pick them up at 9:00 pm. We don't allow parents at our KNO because it isn't conducive to kids mingling, sitting with other kids and making friends. Every other hour we are open is available for parents and kids to create together.... just not during these 3 hours. If your child cannot handle being without his or her parent during KNO we ask that you choose any other time to paint in our studio and spend some quality time with them.

We really want to make this fun for the kids and a place where they can hang with other kids.

So leave your kids with us, and we'll show 'em a good time! And you get 3 hours of whatever-you-want time!

Many of our KNO's are themed. We have preselected bisque from which the kids can choose. On occasion, there might be opportunity for upgrades to different items.

And YES, it is cheaper than a babysitter!


My daughter painted her own ceramic candy tray and it turned out wonderfully!


Color Me Mine

445 Westlake Shopping Center

Daly City, CA 94014

(650) 756-2706

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks



The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents' Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 124 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.

Attention 4th Graders! Check Out Every Kid In A Park


Every Kid In A Park is a #LetsMove program that gives 4th graders and their families FREE access to the nation's parks. See America's natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!

These sites belong to all of us — including you.

President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Click here for more information.

FREE Museum Admission

Attention Skyline Parents! These museums offer FREE admission days! Be sure to arrive early as these days are usually crowded and admission may be limited due to full capacity.




- Sat 9/22/18 10am-5pm Free Community Day

- Sat 10/21/18 10am-5pm Free Community Day


California Academy of Sciences


- Sun 2/11/18 11am-5pm Quarterly Free Sundays




- Sun 6/10/18 10am-5pm Free Community Day


Asian Art Museum


First Sunday of every month 10am-5pm


de Young Museum


First Tuesday of every month 9:30am-5:15pm

FREE Museum Passes for Peninsula Library Cardholders

Skyline Parents: Take advantage of these free or discounted museum passes to popular attractions including the California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium.


Please note: Popular attractions sell out fast so make your reservations ASAP!



Discover & Go is an exciting service providing library cardholders with free passes to local museums and cultural institutions. A first of its kind, Discover & Go provides access to passes that can be printed online rather than traditional physical passes that must be picked up and returned to the Library. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date – no returns required and no possibility of overdue fines! This unique program allows library users to make reservations online by date or by venue and conveniently print out a museum pass.


Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at a time from a growing list of destinations.


For Daly City Library cardholders, click here.

For South San Francisco Library cardholders, click here.


You will need your library card number to log-in. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number registered on your library card account.

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