• Back to School


    Dear Parents,

    Check out my google classroom and have the students join our class.  The class code is 7mbyhui.  Our google meet link is there as well and you can go live with us tomorrow at 9:00 am.
      It's that time again.  The 2020-2021 academic school year has begun.  I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting our new families as well.  My name is Valerie Skarbek and I have been teaching at Highlands for seventeen years.  I have taught various grades, however, I have been teaching 5th grade for the last thirteen years. 
       I realize that teaching your child is tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year.  However, I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents.  We are partners in the learning process.  With your help we will have a classroom of scholars, athletes, musicians and/or actors.
       I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate with parents through notes, telephone calls, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  You can call me at school 708-335-9773 ext. 2517 or contact me via email vskarbek@phsd144.net.