Grade Parade through the Park
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School Council Principal's Report
Good News!! Pizza day was a success. All of the
pizzas were sold out!! The eighth-grade students and teachers
are very excited and would like to thank everyone for
their continued support!
On Monday, October 31st students may wear costumes to
school, however, no masks or accessories are allowed. Grades 1-3 will
participate in Skinner's fall festival by rotating between four
classrooms in the morning participating in a variety of fun activities.
At 12:40 all primary grades will parade around Skinner Park (weather
permitting). Parents are invited to watch the parade and take
Council Fright Night
and Movie on Monday
Student Council announces our first Halloween Fright
Night Dance for students in sixth-eighth grade on Monday, October
31st from 3:30-6:00pm. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the
door. Parent permission slip is required. Students are
encouraged to wear Halloween costumes while following the Upper Grade
Student Council also proudly presents movie night for
students in fourth and fifth-grade. The FREE feature
presentation will be "Disney's The Haunted Mansion" on
Thursday, October 27th from 3:00-5:00pm. Movie snacks and
refreshments will be available for purchase. Parent permission
slip is required.
For additional information about either of these events
please feel free to contact one of the Student Council Sponsors: Mr.
Johnson, Ms. Mellos, Ms. Ramakrishnan or Mrs. Rosenzweig via the
Skinner West Web Site Staff Directory at http://www.skinnerwest.cps.k12.il.us/fs.html
The STAR program is requesting parent volunteers to
assist with the Halloween celebration on October 31st from 3:00 until
6:00. If you are available to assist, please contact the STAR
Program Coordinators, Ms. Staral or Ms. Wardanian at email@example.com.
Picture Day for the main building and the branch is
scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
Skinner West School will be providing FREE immunizations
through CareVan services on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:30AM -
2:00PM. The entire community, of all ages, is welcome to
participate. In order for Skinner Students to participate,
the Child Immunization
Service Form that was sent home and available via this
link, must be completed and returned. Please complete the first
area from the patient name to the parent name, and the third area
called assessment for immunizations. Please answer all
questions asked in the areas. A parent signature is required at
the bottom of the form with a date. Turn the form over and sign
a second time at the bottom of the form. Thank you in advance for
your cooperation. Please contact the School Nurse, Joycie McCoy, RN
for additional information at (773) 534-7790 or by email at: JAMccoy@cps.k12.il.us.
eTable Organic Garden
In partnership with the Chicago Park District and
Parkway Foundation, Skinner West is pleased to announce the launch of
the Skinner e-Table schoolyard organic
vegetable garden. In an effort to embrace First Lady Michelle Obama's
healthy schools campaign (called Let's Move), a vegetable garden will
be planted in the Skinner West gardens in front of the school to
teach the children how to make wise food choices. The mission
is to wholly integrate these lessons into Skinner's curriculum,
culture, and food program. The Skinner eTable Schoolyard will involve
students in all aspects of farming the garden as well as preparing,
serving, and eating the food.
are invited to join in helping launch the project. We are
looking for volunteers who can help with building and creating the
e-Table garden for our Skinner Superstars. The first
meeting will be announced soon. Please leave your name, email
address, and phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on the kick off
GO Girl...Scout Troop 23002!
The Skinner West Girl Scout Troop #23002 recently had its first
community service day on Sunday, October 16th at the Ronald McDonald
House. 40 volunteers (which includes 12 Brownies and their
families) participated in the event. The troop decorated and
stuffed bags, wrote letters to families and decorated the inside and
outside of the Ronald McDonald House in Lincoln Park that services
families whose children are being treated at Children's Memorial
Hospital. The 3rd grade Brownie Troop learned about giving and their
act of kindness will brighten the lives of families going through
Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed!
Parent volunteers are needed to help supervise the book
fair and assist students with shopping and checkout. This is a
great chance to see what's new in children's literature, help
children develop their understanding of money and budgeting, and to
help match students with books they will love! Any
amount of time is appreciated, and siblings are
always welcome. We especially need help on:
November 22 (Packing up Book Fair)
Volunteer forms went home with students last
week, and are also available here: Book Fair Volunteer Form. You may also
email Ms. Ranftl at email@example.com to
volunteer. Please include your child's name and room number in
you for helping make the book fair a success!
We are excited that CPS is continuing Parent
Portal! The Parent Portal will give you access to your child's
attendance, grades and assignments from any computer at any time of
the day or night! The Parent Portal will also send you emails
or text notifications when their grade drops below, or rises above a
point that is predetermined by you.
In order to activate your account, please visit: https://www.cps.k12.il.us/pc/default.aspx.
Choose "click here to sign up." Next, fill in the required
information and follow the instructions on the screen. A
tutorial on how to set up your account can be viewed at this link.
order to sign up you will need the following information: Child's
name, student ID number and Student Pin number. You can obtain
this information by contacting Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (773) 534-7790.
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heard the call and GLEEKed their hearts out in their submission
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Skinner has been entered into the contest to win money
for a new sound system for the gym. This would benefit any group
using the gym for a concert, event or meeting.
All you have to do is go to www.gleegiveanote.com
and vote for the Skinner Classical Glee Video! Please bookmark
the page and vote every day-- voting is open until Nov. 7th.
The schools with the most votes will be entered into the final round.
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