Friday, Jan. 13
111 Art Contest Deadline
"Peace & Love"
off in Art Room
Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Thursday, Jan. 19
SIP Committee Mtg
Hot Topic: Longer School Day
Friday, Jan. 20
9:00AM Facility Services Committee
3:15-5:00 Student Council
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HAPPY,HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR !!!!
Skinner Family! I hope everyone had a wonderful and
relaxing holiday. We missed our SUPERSTARS and we're happy to have
them back in school!
the last few months there has been a great deal of discussion
in the news and on the CPS website about the longer school day for
next year . Please take a moment to read this
message from our CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about this very
important topic. If you are interested in hearing Skinner's
plans for next year and providing your input, please try to attend
our School Improvement Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 19th at
6:30 or our Local School Council meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at
6:30. We would love to have you join us!
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
driving to pick up your kid
will be a little less then delightful,
since you've got someplace to go,
It will snow! It will snow! It will snow!
Don't get stuck in the snow traffic!! Please allow
AMPLE TRAVEL TIME to pick-up your children from the Extended Day
Program!!! The program will still end at 6:30 pm! Thanks and be safe!
Gallery 111 Artwork Due!
Artists should submit their Gallery 111 art submissions for the
Valentine Art Social, with the theme of PEACE & LOVE, no later
than Friday, January 13th.
have your student artists bring their art work to the ART ROOM.
save the date- Friday, Feb 10th- for the Valentine Art Social.
information, click this link.
Ski and Splash Day!
under Skinner West are SOLD OUT. Rooms may be available at the
more room info, contact:
Accommodations have been made for the 12th (an additional day of
skiing!) and the 13th 10am-10pm. Advanced pay required
for both dates.
Snow Cub Lesson (4-6 year olds):
Available February 12th 12:30 - 2pm
Professional small group instruction with use of a 'wonder carpet' as
child's skill level progresses.
** Working on adding a February 13th Snow Cubs lesson. If interested
- email Kim Reynolds with name of child, age and grade. I'll inform
you ASAP if and when a session becomes available.
Remember to drop
off your sealed envelope labeled "Skinner West Ski Trip
2012" in the front office no later than 2/8/12.
Click this link to upload a flyer about the
To help Skinner
raise money for technology and educational resources, we strongly
urge parents to purchase Grand Geneva gift cards from www.shopwithscrip.com to
use onsite. This will also help Skinner earn 9% back
in cash for each purchase. In $100 and $25 denominations, you
can use your gift cards towards lodging and food onsite, but not for
skiing, snowboarding, lessons or the gift shop. This is essentially
FREE cash to Skinner, so PLEASE plan to purchase gift cards if you
are attending. You have a choice of paying by check or directly via
your bank account.
Attached are the instructions to get you started, a retailer list and an article about shopping with Scrip.
It's an easy way to buy not only Grand Geneva cards, but most
major retailers (store and online) gift cards that provide 2% to 50%
back to Skinner....and its so easy to use!
1/26 - Last day to order via ACH bank account
deduction for first timers shopwithscrip users
1/31- Last day to dropoff checks payable
to Skinner School Forum. Dropoff sealed envelopes
labeled "Gift Cards" with your child's name and room
number, phone number and email @ Skinner Front Office.
2/8 - Fri 2/10 - Gift card delivery period at
Skinner. (arrangements can be made if you cannot pickup in person)
questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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more about the latest Box Tops promotion. POW Mixed
Martial Arts is the first corporate sponsor for Skinner West,
offering to collect Box Tops for the school AND also offering a free
class to the Skinner classroom with the most Box Tops
collected. Click on these links to learn more!
POW Mixed Martial Arts Becomes Sponsor
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CNA and Skinner, Thirty Years Strong!
honor of the thirtieth anniversary of their partnership with Skinner
School, CNA donated 100 books to the Skinner Library! Skinner's
librarian, Miss Ranftl, and Ms. Gina Lockhart from CNA worked
together to choose the books and keep the gift a surprise. The
books selected include a mix of fiction and non-fiction leveled
readers for elementary students, American Library Association Award
Winners for middle school students, "challenge" books for
gifted readers, graphic novels, and some fun popular requests!
West's Primary Chorus visited CNA for the annual holiday performance,
and the 1st- 3rd graders, teachers, and administrators were blown
away by the gift of the books as well as a surprise donation of
$15,000 for Skinner West.
you CNA for your incredible generosity and continuing support of our
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
information about the organization visit
Needed for Chinese New Year Celebration!
We are quickly approaching our annual Chinese New Year
Celebration performance on Wednesday, January 25th.at Furama
Restaurant in Chinatown for our first through fourth graders. In
preparation for the performance, we need volunteers to help with
rehearsals, making props, supervision, etc leading up to event. If
you can offer any time (one hour to a full day - no amount is too
small), please contact Ms. Kong at email@example.com
or 773.534.7790 x 61190