Mark T. Skinner West School


     Sept. 30 - Oct. 7, 2011   


Skinner Banner 2011

Weekly Update 


Friday, Sept. 30th 


Kick-off meeting for 3rd grade Skinner West Brownie Troop #23002

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: Art Room - 2nd Fl.


Orders due for PE uniforms



 Tuesday, Oct. 4th


Kids ID Documentation



Wednesday, Oct. 5th 


Birthday Book Club forms are due








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Are you supporting Skinner through these NO additional cost fundraisers?



Box Tops/ Labels for Education

Collect everyday labels from groceries to earn points and funds for our school library

e-Scrip (Dominick's & other retailers)

Visit to designate your eScrip accounts to Mark T. Skinner. A percentage of your purchases go to the school. However, you must renew your e-Scrip annually. Look out for special bonus days too!



1% goes to Skinner on ALL purchases made with Target Card (additional 5% all purchases for you!)

Designate Skinner Classical as your school



As of 8/2011, Skinner has earned over $7,000 from Target. Please encourage parents, relatives and friends to designate Skinner Classical as their school!

Thank you for attending Open House!

We hope that you found the sessions with your child's teacher(s) to be informative, giving you a clear understanding of our academic expectations for the 2011-2012 school year.

This is the final week to order school uniforms. All orders are due by Friday, September 30th.



Youth sizes are 6-8, 10-12, and 14-16. ALL YOUTH SIZES RUN SMALL!!
Adult sizes are S-2XL and in some cases 3XL. All adult sizes run big!

Click here for grades K-5 order form
Click here for grades 6-8th order form 




Volunteer Banner


Parent Volunteers Needed


If we can get enough parent volunteers on a daily basis between 8:30 - 9:20 AM, then we will open the Monroe Street entrance for easy and safe student access into the building.  Please volunteer to help us out when you can.  If you are available to assist with morning pick up please email your name, student's name, teacher, grade, phone number and email address to


Skinner West Birthday Book Club


Dedicate a book to the Skinner West Library in honor of your child!

Honor your child's birthday by dedicating a book to our school library. Have something else to celebrate?  Books can be dedicated to honor a student's accomplishments, a graduation, or in remembrance of a loved one.  Just contact Ms. Ranftl!


How does the Birthday Book Club work?   

  • If you want to participate, complete the form that is attached here.
  • Send it with $15.00 cash or check to the library in an envelope labeled: Ms. Ranftl-Birthday Book Club.  Forms are due 10/5.  If you do not receive a confirmation email by 10/7, please email Ms. Ranftl. We don't want anyone being missed!
  • The $15 includes the price of a new hardcover book and all processing costs.
  • Your child will choose a book from our available selection during the month of their birthday (or birthday for summer & September birthdays).  Selection will take place the 3rd week of the month.  If a child is absent on selection day, Ms. Ranftl will have them select during their next library period.
  • A bookplate including your child's name and birthday will be attached to the front page of the book.
  • Your child's name will be listed on the Birthday Book Club Wall outside the library.
  • The book will be checked out to your child first to take home and share with your family before it is returned to share with our school.  From then on, every child who reads the book will know what great support your family has given to the library!  


This is a great way to honor your child and help our library! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ranftl at



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Deborah M. Clark , Principal