* Auction: Held in March, the Skyview PTA holds an auction to raise funds for PTA programs and events.

* Book Fair: Scholastic books are made available for sale in the library to students, parents and staff. 

* Carnival: A carnival held in the Fall at Skyview with games, entertainment, music and food. Fun for all ages!

* Class Parties: Room parents plan individual parties for each class for the various holidays.

* Clothes Closet: RISD Council of PTA’s clothing donation program. This is a great program for which you can donate your used clothing or your time to help RISD students in need to “shop” in the Clothes Closet for new clothes.

* D.I.: “Destination Imagination”- Interested students in any grade form a team to work on solving academic problems logically and creatively in a district-wide competition.

* DIBELS: Every child will take this test 3 times within the year to assess their Initial Sound Fluency, Letter Naming Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, and Nonsense Word Fluency. Your child's results will be discussed with you at your Parent/Teacher Conference.

* Ed-line: A convenient way to keep up-to-date on classroom announcements and assignments, as well as calendar updates related to the classroom, testing, school and district events. Visit www.edline.net for more info.

* Enrichment Clusters: Each grade and class partakes in a 6 week-long study of certain special interests selected by the class (kinder) or multi-age interest groups (grades 1-6). This occurs in the fall and spring, and information will be sent out by your classroom teacher.

* Harmony Garden: Skyview's Outdoor Learning Environment is still in the planning stages. Ground breaking for the school music garden is scheduled for September 2015.

* Kindergarten Round-Up: Incoming Skyview kindergartners visit in the spring to meet some future classmates while mom and dad register their child for the upcoming year.

* Mom Squad: A group of mother figure volunteers, specific to Skyview Elementary, that devote time throughout the year to being on campus and assisting teachers.

* Mystery Reader: Parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. can sign up to read in class through their child's teacher.

* OLC: The Outdoor Learning Center. Skyivew will be breaking ground on it's new school garden in September 2015.

* PTA: Parent Teacher Association...an important part of Skyview's success! The PTA is responsible for and/or helps with most of Skyview's programs and events. 

* PTA Board: Parent and teacher volunteers who serve as leaders in the PTA and chair committees for Skyview events and programs.

* Quest: An enrichment program for identified second grade students, QUEST (Quality Experiences Supporting Talent), will give students an opportunity to demonstrate their gifted behaviors through the development of a portfolio which, in conjunction with standardized test results, may support future placement in REACH. All non-REACH students will be tested in the spring of first grade to see if they qualify for this academic program.  Quest classes begin in the fall of second grade.

* REACH: "Realizing Excellence in Academic Cognition Heuristically" - RISD’s gifted and talented program available for K-6. Applications for kindergartners go out in October and qualified students will be tested in January. This application and testing schedule is different for 1-6. Classes are once a week during regular school hours. Once accepted, the student will no longer need to be tested and will remain in REACH through grade six.  However, if not accepted, the student is able to retest the following year.

* Red Ribbon Week: Red Ribbon Week is a national tribute to drug and alcohol awareness, and takes place in the fall. Students show support with silly outfits throughout the week. The PTA funds an assembly during the week with a different performer each year.

* Reflections: Started in 1969, Reflections is a program that encourages students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 can create and submit works of art in six categories: dance / choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus. The 2015-16 Reflections Theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly".

* Safety Patrol: 6th grade students who assist other students before and after school with crossing the crosswalks.

* Specials: Each class attends different Specials each week - Gym is twice a week, Music is twice a week, and Art is once a week.

* Tuesday Folders: Folders sent home every Tuesday with important info on your student's work, school schedule and behavior.

* R-portal:  Also called Star Portal, this is a convenient way for teachers to record students' grades throughout the year and for parents to view them.

* Watch D.O.G.S.: A group of father figures who volunteer to spend a day on campus helping with activities and more.