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HeARTS for the ARTS - g111 News
Thank you all for making the HeARTS for the ARTS event
Last Friday, in the midst of a small snowstorm, many of you arrived
to help and participate in the HeARTS for the ARTS event. Thank you
for coming to support your child(ren), their art efforts, and our
school in this successful art show event!
g111 wishes to take the opportunity in this newsletter to thank some
very important people who contributed to this event.
A special thanks
-Mrs. Maatouk & Glee Club for demonstrating that Skinner kids are
not all academics & they can rock a stage!
-Mrs. (and Mr.) Christiansen for the wooden hearts (which we all know
was a lot of work & then some!).
-Ms. Bovit for always taking initiative, being organized & uber
creative at the same time!
-Marcy & her stylish dad for setting up the portraits. Can't wait
to see the pics.
-Sunil & George at Sharprint for making the rush job on the
shirts, they look great. The delivery was a pleasant surprise!
-Christophe for the wonderful cookie donation from Bleeding Heart
Cafe & for the top notch cards from Graphic Image Corp.
-g111 army of volunteered parents (too many to name) for their time
and effort to make this event possible - communications, getting food
for the event in the snowstorm pizzas & drinks, manning the
tables of t-shirts and crafts.
-All you parents who encouraged your children to draw and submit
....& many thanks to Mrs. Clark for trusting us to take over the
Lastly, please mark your calendar, Saturday, May 5th,
6pm - 10pm, for the No Art Left Behind. Stay tuned for more
Thank you to all the Ski trip and Timber Ridge stay participants. We
closed our books with 101 rooms reserved for our group and over 180
skiers/snow boarders on Feb. 12th and 13th!
We look forward to seeing you next year!
We are so happy
and excited to report Mrs. Judy McCaskey, a retired Chicago Public
School teacher and long-time supporter of Skinner West ,has been
working with our first graders again this year. The students have
truly loved each and every visit. With Mrs. McCaskey's units, we
discover the history of the Titanic, the struggles of the Underground
Railroad, and the beauty of Shakespeare. Mrs. McCaskey has been
volunteering her time almost every week with the most amazing lessons
for all three of our first grade classes. She is a wonderful teacher
who not only inspires our students, but also the staff.
Thank you, Mrs.
McCaskey ,for all that you do!
Survey Coming Soon!
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communications within the Skinner West community. The goal of the
Communications Committee is to develop and maintain an infrastructure
that provides timely and informative content to the Skinner community
through various methods of communications. In order to assess how we
are doing, we will be sending you a brief survey on February 24th.
Please take the time to fill out the survey as we appreciate your
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
By law, Local School Councils (LSCs) play a role in
decision-making at the local school level. The primary
responsibilities of LSCs include approving how school funds and
resources are allocated, approving and monitoring the implemetation
of the annual school improvement plan, and hiring and evaluating the
school's contract principal.
Make a difference in your child's school, run for the
LSC. Candidate nomination forms, for the 2012 LSC Election, are due
3:00 PM, March 1st at the Office of LSC Relations, 125 South Clark
Street, 5th Floor, and 3:00 PM, March 8th at the school where you
would like to serve. Click here for more details.