Friday, Nov 18
3rd grade Girl Scout
20 S Clark, Courage Rm
Monday, Nov. 21
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Let It Snow
- 9:15 am
are welcome to attend
are welcome to attend
Thursday, Nov. 24
Friday, Nov. 25
Open thru Mon. Nov 28
Online Scholastic Book Fair
See article for details
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FOLLOW US ON:
2nd Grade: Textured Owls
1st Grade: Matisse: Drawing w/ Scissors
7th Grade:Symmetry of
the Skinner Art Showcase!
Skinner Superstar may be the next Monet or Picasso! Displayed
throughout the school in stairwells and on the walls are recent art
projects created by your student. The next time you have a few
minutes, be sure to visit our students' creative and unique works of
art, led by our
wonderful art teacher Ms. Bovit. Here's what each grade has
been working on:
Fall Printing: Printing with leaves and shapes with tempera
paint. Study of Matisse "Drawing with Scissors":
cut paper collage
Texture Study: Owls using hand manipulated paper, egg cartons,
and tempera paint
Creating 3D shapes and focal point, using colored pencil on
Study of Van Gogh's Sunflower Series: oil pastels on paper
Calavera Masks: oil pastels
Visual Puns: creating a range of color values
Study of Symmetry & Positive/ Negative space; cut paper
Currently working on linoleum block printing
the photo gallery as we
continually add images to our photo gallery!
Skinner West Gallery 111 Wants You!
111 is powered by fabulous parent and teacher volunteers dedicated to
providing a hands-on education in the visual, literary, and
performing arts at Skinner West.
mission is to develop the whole child. This not only requires
rigorous academics, but must also include the integration of a
comprehensive arts program for all classrooms.
of the Gallery 111 sponsored programs:
on Stanza poetry residency (5th gr.)
de Espana, Spanish music and dance performance (4th gr.)
Bridges" Theater workshop through Adventure Stage Chicago
dancing (1st gr.)
the "No Art Left Behind" soiree in May.
are looking for a few set of hands! Stop by the art room, or
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to be added to our meeting update emails. Join us for our
meeting on Tuesday,
November 29th @ 3:10pm in the art room. We will be
voting for all of this year's cabinet positions.
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giving 5% of your purchase back to Skinner West! Just designate
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Click here to learn about Savings for Skinner
deals featured this week:
Click here for a $17 magazine
subscription + book for National Geographic for Kids (73% off)
Click here for collectible
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Click here for $50 worth of personalized
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Don't forget to share the code with family and friends!
Holiday Bazaar is Coming!
PTO/Forum will be
holding its Annual Holiday Bazaar! We are now accepting new or
gently used donations (e.g. small gift items, books, collectibles,
toys, jewelry, etc) in the designated box in the main lobby or
the main office. (Please label donations "Holiday
Bazaar"). On Friday, December 9th, the children will be
given the opportunity to purchase items starting at 25 cents to
give away as holiday presents to family and friends, while truly
"making it their own" gift selection. If you have any
questions, please contact Kathy Ash @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Bazaar Flyer
Book Fair Volunteers Needed for 11/21
Shopping Option Now Available Through 11/28
volunteers are needed to help supervise the book fair and assist
students with shopping and checkout. This is a great chance to
see what's new in children's literature, help children develop their
understanding of money and budgeting, and to help match students
with books they will love! Any amount of time is
appreciated, and siblings are always welcome.
We still need extra help on:
Monday, November 21 (all day)
component of the bookfair is available until Nov.28 at www.
scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs. Click HERE to shop or find Skinner
West in the drop down menu and enjoy browsing and shopping! All
purchases will be shipped to Skinner FREE of charge once the book
you for helping make the book fair a success!
CHORUS SPECIAL REHEARSALS
DANCERS, SPEAKERS AND SOLOISTS
8:45 to 9:15 am Music Room
Nov. 21 - Child of Peace and Holly& Ivy Soloists
Nov. 22 - Please Let it Snow Soloists
Support Skinner West Athletics
Please help Skinner West's athletic teams by
participating in our Taffy Apple fundraiser! Sold individually
@ $1.25 each or by the case for $27, please bring the order
form and money to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday,
Nov. 29th. Orders will be distributed on
Wednesday, Dec. 7th.
Taffy Apple Order Form
Thank you for your support!
Skinner Sports Coaches
Skinner Edible Schoolyard Update
you so much for all the parents who attended the Edible
Schoolyard meeting. Some great ideas came out of it, and
they will be profiled in upcoming news blasts. At this moment,
it has become apparent that some general organizational and
operational tasks must be completed. Once completed, we can get
down to having fun and seeing some positive results materialize!
had an opportunity to see the sign Ms. Bovits 4th graders created for
the garden...INCREDIBLE! Great job to all who contributed their
efforts and artwork! Thank you!
next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th
@ 5:30pm in the lunchroom. All are welcome and we
encourage your participation inwhat is shaping up to be a very
meaningful project. For planning purposes, please contact us @ EdibleSchoolYardChi@gmail.com to confirm your
High School Fair
recently hosted a high school fair for 7th and 8th graders and their
parents and it was a success! We had 18 high schools display
and present options to our students. We thank each of you for
participating and hope it has provided you an awareness of the
options ahead of you!
4th Annual Skinner Ski and Splash Day
SAVE THE DATE
Monday, February 13th 10am to 10pm
the date for an fun and exciting day of skiing and/or water park day
at the Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge Resort. Click HERE
for more details.
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you haven't already done so, please go to www.forddrivesboxtops.com to
earn box tops for Skinner. Instructions are listed on the
sidebar and this expires December 1st. Thank you!