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participants wins a prize!
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Fitness Family Fun Night (4/29) and Call for Financial /
Ready for Money
for Science Volunteers for Space Race!
Connections: Spotlight on PE!
from Financial Fitness Workshop Sponsored by Chase and Operation
Approves 2012 -2013 Calendar
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and Yoga Aftercare Signups
and Field Day - June 5th; Save the Date and Call for Food
Financial Fitness Fair Fun Night
Friday, April 27th 4-7 PM
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
event (fair) is FREE and open to all
will be presentations on various topics (for kids and adults)
have to worry about dinner. Pre-orders will be taken for
Potbelly sandwich's - watch for notice when it comes home
and parents may open a savings account at the fair (special
flyers from the banks indicating what documents will be needed)
who attend may be eligible for a homework pass (check with your
of giveaways and raffle prizes
for the kids
you like to volunteer? We need parents with financial and
technology backgrounds. We also need volunteers who have
experience with using technology / smart boards
contact Ronetta Dewitt-Hall @ 773.218.1293 or email@example.com
with questions or to volunteer
To kick off Money Smart Week, we had a guest speaker,
Charles Tiseo, a 6th grade student from Naperville, to talk to 6th to
8th graders about the smart money kid essay contest. Charles
was the 2011 essay winner and won $5,000! Several of our
Skinner Superstars wrote essays. Good luck to the students who
is Money Smart Week Chicago?
* Money Smart
Week is a series of educational activities to help consumers learn
how to manage their personal finances.
When is Money Smart Week
More than 500 free classes, seminars and activities promoting
financial education will take place throughout Chicago land April
The week's activities are coordinated and put on by a partnership
group that includes financial institutions, community groups, local
government agencies, schools and colleges.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago works with the local partner groups
to ensure the week's success.
How can I
Free print calendars featuring Money Smart Week Chicago events will
be distributed to consumers to help them select which class or
seminar is most appropriate to attend. A copy can be obtained through
all Chicago Public Libraries and several suburban libraries. A
searchable online calendar is available at www.moneysmartweek.org.
Gallery 111 Update
the recent Skinner West survey, parents expressed an interest in
knowing how fundraising money is spent.
111's primary focus is the arts programming. The g111 committee
is comprised of volunteers - teachers, parents and neighborhood
friends - working together to bring the arts to the children of
Skinner West. We welcome you to join us in our efforts to
provide quality art programming. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if interested. Please read about the ongoing programming that
Gallery 111 has supported (click
here). This includes
theater, symphony, arts and film programs and workshops for our
generous and continued support in recent and ongoing g111 events,
such as "Art for the Hearts", coffee, and t-shirt sales
made the art programming possible.
upcoming "No Art Left Behind" event is a highly anticipated
evening for adults to enjoy the company of the Skinner West
community, in the midst of displayed arts, music, cocktails, light
fare, and a silent auction.
37 days left until
"No Art Left Behind"
Saturday, May 5th, 6 to 10 PM
watch this space for details!
Edible Schoolyard Update
March 18th, a group of volunteers got together to prep and lay out
the newly designed site. We have begun to grow our seeds in
some of the classrooms, getting them ready to be planted in mid to
late April, depending on the weather. Additionally, we have
been working with various professionals trying to best sort our
options. Please join us if you would like to volunteer ideas!
We meet weekly on Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM in the cafeteria.
Contact us at email@example.com
Call for Science Volunteers - Mentors and Judges for
Space Race Needed
We are in need of
volunteers - parents, friends, professionals - with a science or
engineering background who can help mentor groups of 4th to 8th
graders as they write experiment design proposals for the Space Race.
(Learn more about the Space Race here). Mentors will
give advice to the group via email, helping the students craft a
competitive experiment proposal for the competition. The
winning experiment design will be carried out aboard the
International Space Station next fall. Students' topics cover a
wide range of science disciplines, but people with a life science
background (especially with plants) are in very high demand.
We are also
looking for volunteer judges to be a part of the review panel for the
Space Race on May 11th.
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 773.534.7790 ext 61192
Spotlight on Physical Education (PE)
Our Superstars recently participated in a workshops to
enhance health and fitness programming:
who are part of the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society put
together a Be
Fit Program for our Skinner students last week. Grades
1st-6th participated in the program! Learn more on their website
· Students in 4th and 5th grade have
been participating in Yoga the last several weeks. They are now
beginning to learn ballet through the company Mindful Practices
· The American Red
Cross is providing many workshops: Kindergarten and 1st graders
learned about the importance of washing their hands. 7th and 8th
grade students learned about first aid and CPR. 2 more workshops
are planned for May and June: 4th and 5th graders will have a
workshop on being home alone and Kindergarten and 1st graders
will have a workshop on swimming safety.
Thanks to Coach
Westendorf, our Community in Schools (CISC) coordinator, and Coach
Johnson for assisting with programming throughout the year. Learn
more here about CISC.
Highlights from Financial Literacy Workshop for 4th to
Presented by Chase Bank & Operation Hope
Our Superstars participated in a financial literacy
workshop this week. It's never too early to learn about
financial responsibility. Be sure to ask your child about what
they learned, including:
basics of banking - the basics of money, banking, and how
to use a budget
and Savings - the differences between the two, definition of a
check register and how to balance one
of Credit - explanation of a credit card, how it works,
definition of a loan and how interest works
- the basics of investments
The Chicago Board of Education Approves 180-Day,
Student - Focused Calendar for School Year 2012-2013
Access the calendar and full press release here.
What's New on SkinnerSuperstars.org?
over 3,000 visits a month, we hope you are finding the website useful
- The STAR
Afterschool color-coded schedule for the rest of the year is
posted on the afterschool section
- Visit the volunteers opportunities page for
the most current needs
- Check out the
newest club on the clubs and activities page
on the website and the newsletter are intentional. Get the
information you need in according to your preference
- And if you
are not sure where to look for something, use the google search function on the left
margin of the home page to search within the Skinner website
Spring into Soccer and Yoga
Sign Up for New Afterschool Classes
FunFundamentals still has spaces available:
classes for 1st to 3rd graders
session available, 3pm session closed)
- OR Yoga
classes for 1st to 5th graders (Both sessions available)
the flyer for further details or register
online on a first-come first serve basis. Visit www.FunFundamentals.com to
register or to obtain more details. Space is still available, so
sign up today!
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 email@example.com.