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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! 

Upcoming Events

 Thurs 5/31/19 Last Day of School - 1:00pm Dismissal

 

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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Serramonte Kids Club


 

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks


 

 

The National Park Service just turned 102 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2019. 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 2019:

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

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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.

 

Exploratorium

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- Sat 9/21/19 10am-5pm Community International Peace Day

- Sun 10/20/19 10am-5pm Community 50th Anniversary Founder's Day

 

California Academy of Sciences

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

 

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- Sun 6/9/19 10am-5pm Free Community Day

- Tues 9/24/19 10am-5pm Free Community Day

 

Asian Art Museum

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First Sunday of every month 10am-5pm

 

de Young Museum

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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!

 

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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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