Campus Beautification Committee
The Beautification Committee is a group of concerned parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members who help transform Skyline campus into a more pleasing atmosphere in which to work, study, and relax. We have two main workdays and schedule special projects throughout the school year.
Skyline is blessed with a beautiful campus. Volunteers work to enhance the beauty of our surroundings in keeping with our campus location and ecology, including the planting of drought-tolerant plants and trees (especially redwoods), covering bare areas with wood chips, and general cleanup and weeding.
Workdays are for general planting and cleanup activities. Beautification-workdays are open to all and do not require any sort of RSVP. Some tools are provided.
Special projects involve specific people (not random attendance) and are separately scheduled. We are currently exploring plans for our front entrance area. We have shared these plans with the PTSA and the community association and assembled an exploratory committee. The front entrance area is Skyline’s public face that should reflect the awesomeness of our campus and community.
Our past efforts laying down wood chip ground cover has dramatically suppressed weed growth and mud tracking. The new raised bed planting area at the cafeteria has improved the look and feel of that campus area tremendously. We will continue to work with OUSD and Waste Management to have more mulch delivered. We will need volunteers to spread it.
With the planting of new greenery comes a need for watering. New this year is a watering wagon to make this task possible for anyone who can steer a watering cart. We are working with Skyline leadership to provide the ongoing watering that parent volunteers are unable to do. We only plant native and drought-tolerant plants, so watering is limited to new plants or stressed plants that need support.
*Beautification days are temporarily on hold, until school officials and local health authorities allow for in-person gatherings on campus again.
Contact: Jane Nylund