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FOLLOW US ON:
Chicago Park District Holiday Shut-Down Days
The CPS Bureau of
Student Transportation has notified us that in accordance with the
Chicago Park District's 2011 budget, Dec. 23, 26 and 30, as well as
Jan. 2, are shut-down days. All Chicago Park District buildings
will be closed, and all afterschool programs are cancelled. The
Park District has posted signs at the park district sites regarding
The closure on
Friday, Dec. 23, will affect transportation as follows:
Education students approved for P.M. regular or therapeutic park
transportation will be transported home on Dec. 23.
Education students approved for P.M. park transportation will be
temporarily reassigned back to their designated school site
location on Dec. 23.
who are ineligible for regular school bus transportation but
receive P.M.-only park site transportation will need to be
picked up by their parent or other authorized individual.
to our Skinner Family. We would like to wish you an abundance of joy,
peace and prosperity this holiday season and in the new year ! May you
enjoy each priceless day of relaxing family time with our Superstars
Here is my
Report that was presented on Dec. 20th at the LSC
One last note,
classes will resume on Monday,
January 9, 2012.
2011 Holiday Bazaar
Tomorrow is our Holiday Bazaar, Friday December
23rd. Please have your child(ren) bring money to purchase their
holiday gifts. Thank you for your support!
Here's a copy of the Holiday Bazaar reminder that came home this week.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Ash @ email@example.com.
Necessity, the Mother of Invention
On December 19th, the 4th graders in Ms. Carlson's
class demonstrated their original inventions to our many enthusiastic
visitors. The students' creations included everything from a Fizz
Catcher (a device to keep soda spray out of your face and in your
glass) to a Slizer (a specially designed pencil with an interior
sharpener) to a Math Bowling game (which challenges players to create
equations with solutions from one through nine) to an Alarm Clock
Pillow (for all those sleepy heads who can't be woken with a
traditional clock on the nightstand) and many more.
Our Superstars joined the ranks of all great inventors in history,
possessing both a desire to improve the quality of the human
condition and an exceptional imagination.
a reminder that all artwork for Gallery 111's annual art card contest
must be submitted to the art room by Friday, January 13th.
Your artwork can be in the form of a painting, drawing, photograph,
etc., but no larger than 16" x 20". All work will be
featured at our upcoming fundraising event, Heart for Arts on Friday,
Feb. 10th. Finalists will be chosen and their artwork will be
made into cards and sold during the event.
During the art show, we will have fun activities for families that
include cookie decorating, music and dancing, pizza, and a
photographer on hand to take fun "Valentine" photos.
save the date and help support the arts at Skinner School!
For more details, click here
to view the Call For Artists flyer that came home this week.
Highlights from the Holiday Concerts
Thanks to everyone who attended our holiday
concerts! Led by our wonderful music teacher, Ms. Maatouk, the
children sang harmonies, mamboed and danced to celebrate the
holiday. We hope you enjoyed this annual holiday
We also thank everyone who participated in the
poinsettia fundraiser, which made the concerts more festive.
If you have photos you would like for us to post on the
website photo gallery, please send jpg or gif files to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski and Splash Day 2012
10am to 10pm
Click here for the latest flyer
for options including room rate information, which expires
Skinner West Box Tops Promotion Through POW
Mixed Martial Arts!
How Can Your Company Become a Corporate Sponsor?
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
Box Tops POW! Newsletter
Don't Forget the Friends of Skinner West (FOSW)
There's still time to donate to the FOSW's fundraiser to
raise funds for technology and essential needs for our childrens'
education. Take advantage of a 2011 charitable tax credit and
make your donation before the year ends!
Read the letter that was sent home earlier
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giving 5% of your purchase back to Skinner West! Just designate
"Mark T. Skinner Classical" (code A5BY)
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Click here to learn about Savings for Skinner
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