to 8th grade
Day to File for Local School Council Elections
Softball Team Meeting
Schoolyard Committee Meeting
favorite college sports clothing. The class with the most
participants wins a prize!
You Doing Something Good"
2 to April 6
the 2011- 2012 Skinner West Calendar by Clicking HERE
updated and color-coded with Holidays, Events, Meetings and "No
School" Days. Plan Ahead!
2011 - 2012
Proposed 2012- 2013
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Unveils 2012 - 2013 School Calendar
2012 Principal's Report
and Yoga Aftercare Signups
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your Student Received a Purple Slip?
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and Field Day - June 5th; Save the Date and Call for Food
Top Update for March
Chance! Local School Council Elections- Application
deadline is Fri, March 23rd
CPS Unveils Student Focused Calendar for 2012 - 2013 School
The Chicago Public School calendar for the next school
year adds more full weeks of school to make it easier to
plan for work and child care schedules. It also more strategically
supports teachers, and in turn, student learning!
- School will
start on Tuesday, Sept 4th, 2012, the day after Labor Day
- Columbus Day,
Pulaski Day and Report card pickup days will now be student
- The last day
of school will be Monday, June 17, 2013 (full day)
Click on this link to read the full press release.
Review the proposed calendar for 2012 - 2013.
March 2012 Principal's Report
Please review the latest
principal's report that was
presented at Tuesday's monthly Local School Council meeting.
The report includes an overview of school activities, student
centered learning, quality instructional programs, school leadership,
professional development, parent & community programs, and more.
Update on School Extracurricular Activities
They Shoot, They Score!
are so proud of all our basketball teams and the sportsmanship they
displayed throughout the season: Boys 5/6, Girls 7/8, and Boys 7/8.
Skinner 5/6 boys and 7/8 boys basketball are Fulton
Network Champions! We're proud that the teams also advanced to
the 1st rounds of city playoffs, but their winning streak ended on
thanks to Coaches Werner, Lomax, and Mellos and Congratulations
Chess team participated in a city wide competition March 10th
at North West Middle School - Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.
results : 8 wins out of 18 teams!
to Pearl Thomas for coordinating and Congratulations to everyone.
Our Cheerleaders participated in a network competition
on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Varsity won 1st Place!
Junior Varsity won 2nd Place!
the spirit! Many thanks to teacher, Ms. Stevens for
coordinating and Congratulations to all!
a full listing of all the participants for all the above teams,
please click on the principal's report in the above article.
remember to send us your pictures! We want to share pictures of
our Superstars in action!
Spring into Soccer and Yoga
Sign Up for New Afterschool Classes
FunFundamentals is offering 8 week sessions for $80
classes for 1st to 3rd graders
- OR Yoga
classes for 1st to 5th graders
the flyer for further details or register
online on a first-come first serve basis. Visit www.FunFundamentals.com to
register or to obtain more details. Space is still available, so
sign up today!
Girls Softball Team for 5th to 8th graders
Sign Up Sheet Outside of Gym
The first meeting for the girls softball team will be
on Wednesday, March 28th from 3 to 3:45 PM in Room 323. Permission
slips are located here.
No experience is needed. Please contact Ms. Cabael or Mr.
Fitzsimmons if you have any questions.
Has your Student Received a Purple Slip?
"Caught You Doing Something Good"
Friday, March 30th
If your student has received a purple slip from their
teacher, be especially proud of them!
When our Skinner staff witnesses your student doing a
good deed, being proactive, or being especially well-behaved, as
examples, your Superstar receives a purple slip. That slip
enters your child into a raffle that may be selected during the
"Caught You Doing Something Good" assembly.
It's our way of commending and recognizing
"Superstar" behavior that their peers can aspire to
achieve. Students love it!
What's New on SkinnerSuperstars.org?
over 3,000 visits a month, we hope you are finding the website useful
- Visit the volunteers opportunities page for
the most current needs
- Our photo gallery page is updated
with the latest Superstar art projects and our 7/8th grade
basketball team. Submit your pictures to us today!
- Visit the afterschool activities page for
new afterschool program options
on the website versus the newsletter is intentional. It is
consistent so you can obtain the information when you need it
- And if you
are not sure where to look for something, use the google search function on the
left margin of the home page to search within the Skinner
Walk-a-Thon and Field Day
SAVE THE DATE and Call for Food Donations
annual Field Day and Walk-a-Thon is scheduled for Tuesday,
More details are forthcoming.
We are seeking healthy food donations. If you are or
know of a wholesaler, restaurant, or grocer who is willing to donate
ANY amount of healthier food - most importantly lunch, or
snacks, fruit, veggies - to help nourish our Superstars during this event,
please contact Marla Sedler from Friends of Skinner West (FOSW) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery 111 Update
Need a boost in the morning, with the recent daylight
saving time change? Bridgeport coffee has created the Gallery 111
coffee blend - Burundi Gacokwe - to give you a boost. Support
G111 and a local business by purchasing a 12 oz bag for $12.
Cards are still available! 10 cards for $10
They can be used as thank you notes or "just thinking of
Only 44 days
Gallery 111's "No Art Left Behind"
Sat, May 5th, 6 to 10PM
To support the event, t-shirts are available in various
colors and sizes: youth ($15) or adult ($20).
How do I buy one or more of these? This
week, a form was sent home with your student. Please
return the money and order to your student's teacher. The items
will be sent home with your student.
There are so many ways you can participate and earn
money for the school library to buy supplies and books! Click here
POW! Box Top
Challenge - 40% Achieved
Skinner's collection goal for the POW! Box Top
Challenge is 15,000 Box Tops. We are 40% of the way there. The last
day to turn in Box Tops to qualify for the field trip is March 28th
More to come on the Spring Box Top contest starting in
April, so keep collecting!
CPS Extends Candidate Filing Deadline for Parents/
Community Members to Run in Local School Council (LSC) Elections
allow for maximum participation in the upcoming LSC, the deadline to
file has been extended to
play a role in decision making at the local school level. The
primary responsibilities include:
school funds and resources allocation
and monitoring the implementation of the school improvement plan
and evaluating the school's principal
on this letter and the CPS website to get more details. Make