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deadline is Fri, March 23rd
Volunteers Needed 3/19 - 3/23
Week! Money Smart Kid Essay - 4th to 8th graders
Great Scholars AND Great Athletes...
Congratulations to our Skinner West Basketball Teams!
Skinner West boy's basketball team played in the South Division
Championship on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Collins High School. Both
teams 5/6 and 7/8 played against Dett Elementary.
5/6 grade boys team beat Dett 26 to 22.
Skinner was led by great plays from Hannon W., Gyasi D., Elijah C.,
Christian W., and Jeff G. The game went down to the wire, and 5th
grader Isaiah K. hit two clutch free throws to give Skinner a four
point lead with just seconds left. It was a great game!
7/8 grade Superstar boys team faced off against their year long
rivals Dett for the fourth time. With Skinner winning the previous
three games by a close margin, Dett was ready to play. Skinner came
out slow, but captain Chauncey F., and center Justin D. sparked a big
run. Jalen F. hit two big three's off two forced turnovers by Kendall
R.. The team
blew the game open in the second quarter and never
looked back. Big efforts from Derrick F., Anthony P., Isaac S., Iben
K., and Ismael W. sealed the victory for Skinner. The
final score was 36-28. Congratulations to the South Division Champions.
the girls 7/8 girls team also won their division and are advancing to
the next round. Congratulations to everyone!
Come cheer for all three teams play as they play
for the Network Championships on
March 17, 2012 @
Collins High School at 1313 South Sacramento.
- 10 am: 5/6
- 11 am: 7/8
7/8 Boys game
Best of luck to our athletes, who are already winners! And thanks to all the fans who come to cheer our
team on to victory.
Werner, Lomax, and Mellos
Walk-a-Thon and Field Day
SAVE THE DATE and Call for Food Donations
annual Field Day and Walk-a-Thon is scheduled for Tuesday,
More details are forthcoming.
We are seeking healthy food donations. If you are or
know of a wholesaler, restaurant, or grocer who is willing to donate
ANY amount of healthier food - most importantly lunch, or
snacks, fruit, veggies - to help nourish our Superstars during this event,
please contact Marla Sedler from Friends of Skinner West (FOSW) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Ranftl and the students celebrated the good doctor's March 2nd birthday
in many ways:
students listened to excerpts from The Boys on Fairfield
Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss
by Kathleen Krull, along with other classic Dr. Seuss stories.
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut and Green
Eggs and Ham when Ms. Ranftl was a guest reader
students, teachers and Miss Ranftl enjoyed a field trip to see
the movie The
March is Women's History Month
During March, students will be learning about
influential, groundbreaking and interesting women during Library
class. Featured women so far:
- Madam CJ
Walker, a successful inventor and businesswoman, was America's
first self-made female millionaire
- Helen Keller,
an inspirational author, lecturer, and political activist,
advocated for people with disabilities. She overcame limitations
of both deafness and blindness with the help of her teacher,
Anne Sullivan, and became the first deafblind to graduate
Lyle Alberga, aka Toni Stone, first crossed the gender line to
play for an all-male baseball team. She was hired to play
for the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League team, to fill the
second base position vacated by Hank Aaron when he left the
major league. The highlight of her career was hitting a single
off of Satchel Paige
Mitchell, "The Girl who Struck Out Babe Ruth", struck
out Ruth and Lou Gehrig at the age of 17 on 4/2/31 during a
minor league exhibition game with the NY Yankees
- Hiromi Suzuki
broke Japanese tradition to become one of the world's first
female sushi chefs in 1998. Traditionally, it was believed
that a woman's soft, warm hands would spoil fish!
Gallery 111 Update
Need a boost in the morning, with the recent daylight
saving time change? Bridgeport coffee has created the Gallery 111
coffee blend - Burundi Gacokwe - to give you a boost. Support
G111 and a local business by purchasing a 12 oz bag for $12.
Cards are still available! 10 cards for $10
They can be used as thank you notes or "just thinking of
Gallery 111's "No Art Left Behind"
Sat, May 5th, 6 to 10PM
To support the event, t-shirts are available in various
colors and sizes: youth ($15) or adult ($20).
How do I buy one or more of these? Next
week, a form will be sent home with your student. Please
return the money and order to your student's teacher. The items
will be sent home with your student.
March Student Council's Spirit Days!
Friday, March 16th - St Patrick's Day Swag
Show your school spirit by wearing green!
The class with the most participants win a prize.
Next Spirit Day:
Friday, March 30th - College Sports Day
There are so many ways you can participate and earn
money for the school library to buy supplies and books! Click here
POW! Box Top Challenge - 40% Achieved
Skinner's collection goal for the POW! Box Top
Challenge is 15,000 Box Tops. We are 40% of the way there. The last
day to turn in Box Tops to qualify for the field trip is March 28th
Jewel-Osco Promotion: March 15-21
Earn 35 Box Tops for every 10 eligible Box Top
products and save $5 instantly at checkout! Click here for details
More to come on the Spring Box Top contest starting in
April, so keep collecting!
What's New on SkinnerSuperstars.org?
Take a tour of the website!
- Visit the classroom section and see
pictures of all of our wonderful Superstar teachers
- See the
latest breakfast and lunch menus
- Our photo gallery is updated with
pictures from the February Ski Day event and the latest
Superstar art projects
- Do you see
duplication on the newsletter versus the website? YES! Its
intentional, so you can find what you need either in an email
"pushed" to you or if you are searching the website
- And if you're
not sure where to find something on the website, use the google search function on the
left margin of the home page to search within the Skinner
CPS Extends Candidate Filing Deadline for Parents/ Community
Members to Run in Local School Council (LSC) Elections
allow for maximum participation in the upcoming LSC, the deadline to
file has been extended to
play a role in decision making at the local school level. The
primary responsibilities include:
school funds and resources allocation
and monitoring the implementation of the school improvement plan
and evaluating the school's principal
on this letter and the CPS website to get more details.
Make a difference!
Help is needed in the library for re-shelving books!
Re-shelving is simple and it is a great way to become familiar
with the library's collection
- Mon, March
19th 3:15 - 6pm
- Tues, March
20th 8:45 - 10am
- Wed, March
21st 1:30 - 3pm
- Thurs, March
22nd 2:10 - 3pm
- Fri, March
23rd 2:10 - 3 pm
If you are available to help during any of the
above times, please email Ms. Ranftl at email@example.com
Smart Kid Essay Contest
Click here and go
to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's website to learn more about
the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest, which allows 5th-8th graders the
opportunity to win a $5,000 scholarship. All essays and
applications must be submitted to the Federal Reserve Bank by March 23,
year's essay question is: Give an example of when it
is wise to borrow money and when it is not. What factors do you need
to consider to help you make a responsible choice? Please be sure to
discuss the concepts of decision making and opportunity cost in your