Mark T. Skinner West School


Week 15:

Dec. 16 - Dec. 23, 2011


Skinner Banner 2011

Weekly Update 


Friday, Dec. 16

Facility Services Committee Meeting has been cancelled.  The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.


Science Fair Finals

Grades 6th - 8th

Girl Scouts Meeting

(Brownies - 3rd Grade)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Art Room

Monday, Dec. 19

4th Grade Invention Convention



Tuesday, Dec. 20

Primary Chorus - 3rd Grade Only

1:00 PM

Block 37 Mall


Science Fair Awards


Gallery 111 Meeting

3:10 PM 

In the Art Room


PTO/Forum Meeting - All Are Welcome to Attend 

5:30 PM


LSC Meeting - All Are Welcome to Attend 

6:30 PM



Wednesday, Dec. 21

Progress Report Distribution Day



Thursday, Dec. 22

Holiday Concerts @ Skinner School

10:00 AM - Preschool - Kdg., with Music House violinists

1:15 PM - Grades 1-5, with Music House violinists and Rock Band



Friday, Dec. 23

Holiday Bazaar

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Last Day of School (Winter Break) 



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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




5% of purchases go to Mark T. Skinner Classical School (Code A5BY) 










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Siblings Entering Skinner?   


Don't 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 or by paper application.  Best wishes to all of our siblings who will be participating in the testing and /or lottery process for enrollment. 


Calling All Volunteers!!!

We are still in need of parent volunteers for next week's Holiday Bazaar, held on Friday, December 23rd.  Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting, pricing and selling on the day of the sale.

We are still accepting new or gently used donations (e.g. small gift items, books, collectibles, toys, jewelry, etc). Please label donations "Holiday Bazaar".


If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Ash @


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Skinner West Gallery 111


Join us for our next Gallery 111 meeting, held on Tuesday, December 20th at 3:10 PM, in the Art Room. We will be discussing our next fundraising events, Hearts for Arts and an after school fundraiser, held on February 10th. We will also be voting on overall executive structure with committee positions; and funding of programs for different grades. We look forward to seeing you there.


The Skinner School Student Council




The "Warm Your Heart, Toy and Winter Wear Drive"

benefiting Children's Memorial Hospital.


Participate by dropping off an unwrapped new toy or new winter wear (coats, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens) to the Skinner School lobby.


We are collecting donations now until Thursday, December 22nd.


Thank you for your support!


Skinner School Student Council   





Star Award

Skinner Superstars!!

Please join us in congratulating our very own Erica J. (8th grade - Ms. Mellos' class) and Myah J. (6th grade - Ms. Sendoun's class) for recently being recognized for their golf accomplishments in the December issue of Jet Magazine (page 49).  Grab a copy of this month's issue and learn more about the accomplishments of these two Skinner Superstars! 

Parent Note: If you'd like to share some news about your child's achievements or awards received outside of school, with the Skinner West community, please send us a brief email to, highlighting those accomplishments. Thank you. 




Click here to view an electronic version of a letter sent home from Friends of Skinner West (FoSW). Learn more about FoSW's latest fundraising campaign to help Skinner West raise technology funds that will help expand the educational experiences of our Skinner Superstars!





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Buy One Through Mamapedia and 5% Goes Back to Skinner West!


Mamasource is a daily deal site that provides exclusive deals to you, while giving 5% of your purchase back to Skinner West!  Just designate "Mark T. Skinner Classical" (code A5BY) as your preferred school in the "Savings for School" program at checkout, and make your purchase!  

Click here to learn about Savings for Skinner 


Check out the deals this week on and don't forget to share the code with family and friends!


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Deborah M. Clark