Tuesday, Dec. 13
Primary Chorus Concert
Primary Chorus Concert
Grades 1-3 (Not
open to the public)
SIP Committee Meeting
4th Grade Field Trip To
Museum of Contemporary Art
Friday, Dec. 16
Services Committee Meeting
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Siblings Entering Skinner?
put all your eggs in one basket!! Remember,
there are several ways for a sibling to enroll into Skinner for Kdg,
1st , 2nd and 3rd grades for the 2012-2013 school year. The
first way is through applying for the Classical Program by
completing the Selective Enrollment Application for Elementary
Schools. The second is through completing a separate
application (Options for Knowledge Standard Elementary Application)
for the lottery for the neighborhood/magnet component of Skinner
West. Both applications must be received by the Office of
Academic Enhancement by Friday, December 16, 2011 via the online
process at www.apply.cps.edu
or by paper application. Best wishes to all of our siblings who
will be participating in the testing and /or lottery process for
Primary Chorus got off to a great start and had their first concert
at Fulton River Park last Saturday, December 3rd. A fun-filled time
was had by all. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our
If you'd like to view some photos from that evening, click here.
On Monday November 14, 2011, Mr. Chau's 3rd grade
class crafted a letter to the President of the United States, Barack
Obama. The intent of the letter was to persuade President Obama to
pardon a turkey of their own creation. The underlying skills that
were reinforced in this activity were formatting a letter and
refining persuasive skills. Through a brilliant stroke of fortune and
generosity, the letters were hand delivered to President Obama and a
reply was submitted back to our wonderful students. Many thanks go to
the Wilson family for making the learning process a truly
exhilarating life experience for the grateful third grade students in
to see President Obama's response.
SYNCERE will begin a new session of its Emerging Engineers Program
January 21, 2012. The classes will meet every Saturday on the campus
of University of Illinois at Chicago. The objective of this program
is to provide students with a comprehensive STEM program that will
build their skills in math, science and engineering. The program was
started due to the demand from students and parents who were
interested in the Emerging Engineers Program but did not attend the
schools where the program was offered. This program will target
middle school and high school students who have a true passion for
engineering. Applications are now being accepted for the winter
session; only 20 students will be chosen to participate in each of
the two programs. Click here to fill out the on-line
application. The application is due by Friday December 23, 2011. Past
participants are required to re-apply.
are the details for the program:
Saturday, January 21, 2012
· Class Dates:
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18,
2/25, 3/3 and 3/10
University of Illinois at Chicago
Classes are held from 9:00am -
Program length is 8 weeks
Saturday, March 10, 2012
For more information about the organization visit www.projectsyncere.org.
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