thru Mon. Nov 28
Scholastic Book Fair
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Thursday, Nov. 24
Monday, Nov. 28
Last day for online book fair
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Gallery 111 Meeting
All are welcome
Edible Schoolyard Meeting
Skinner West Athletics
Taffy Apple Orders Due
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Turn in Your Box Tops!
Thursday, Dec. 1
Last day to earn box tops through Ford
Pre School Parent Meeting
4:30 Skinner Branch
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November Principal's Report
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday and be thankful! We are
so grateful to have you and our marvelous Superstars as part of
our Skinner family ! Here is my latest Principal's Report
that was presented on Nov. 22nd at the LSC meeting.
Spotlight on Our Science Pets
Classroom pets can teach students many positive things,
such as animal growth and development, the characteristics of
different kinds of animals, and how to properly care for a pet.
This year, the Science Lab (Rm. 226) is home to 9 pets.
The pets include a mammal, two amphibians, two birds, and four
Zhu is a chubby brown guinea pig and the classroom's only
mammal. He loves being held and petted. He eats
timothy hay and goes crazy! for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Families are invited to send in fruit and veggie scraps
for Zhu Zhu - they will not go to waste!
and Ribs are firebelly toads. They get their name from
their orange spotted bellies. They eat crickets and like to swim
and Tina are parakeets. They love looking at themselves in
the mirror, swinging, and ringing the bell in the cage.
They eat birdseed and chirp happily all day long.
Science Lab recently welcomed four new Madagascar Hissing
Cockroaches. They are nymphs (babies) now, but when they
are fully grown, they will be 2 to 4 inches long. They get
their name from the hissing sound when they are disturbed. They
like to eat fresh vegetables (esp. lettuce) and are
non-infesting. Mrs. Milroy is looking for a brave family
who would like to host them for the holidays. If
interested, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Educational Forum
for Gifted Student Families
December 4th at Northwestern University
Scholar Search Associates and the Center for Talent
Development are hosting an Educational Forum for Gifted Students and
their families on Sunday
, December 4th (10am - 4pm). The event is free
of charge and open to all who enjoy the world of ideas. Organized as
an educational seminar, the Forum will offer presentations and
discussions covering a range of pertinent educational issues as well
as an exhibit hall that will showcase various local and national
resources. The events will alsp provide students in the 3rd
grade through high school a chance to engage in interactive activity
sessions. To learn more and to pre-register, visit www.scholarsearchassoc.com and
click on Northwestern University.
for the poster
Study Island is Up and Running!
Thanks to the generous support from our Forum PTO pf
$5,547, our subscription to Study Island (www.studyisland.com) is now available
for students in grades 2nd through 8th. Each student has their
own id and password provided by the teacher. This web-based
program is designed to held your child master state standards in math
and reading. Teachers may assign tasks as homework or encourage
students to work on their own. We would like students to
complete the program before ISAT exams in March!
Read to Succeed!
Kindergarten through 6th grade students students
can "Read to Succeed"! Forms have been distributed
or will be going home soon with the children. Completed forms
should be returned by February 2, 2012 in order to receive Great
Holiday Poinsettia Fundraiser
Are you looking for a Christmas gift for that someone
special? Our school will be selling florist- quality red
poinsettias in 6-1/2" pots (approx. 16" - 19" tall,
with 5 to 8 blossoms per plant) for $12 each. Each plant
generates $4 that goes towards our music program.
Our sale begins November 23rd and all orders are due by Thursday,
Dec. 8th. Plants will be delivered the
afternoon of the holiday concert on Thursday, December 22nd. An
order form is being sent home.
Please consider supporting our wonderful music program and enjoy the
season with some holiday flowers! Thank you!
We Are Thankful for ... Parents!
Thanks to ALL the wonderful parents who donate,
bake, chaperone and volunteer in a variety of ways for
our school. Every minute is appreciated... we have the
very best parents!
While we can't thank everyone for each and every effort,
we want to send a special "Thank You" to the Sauer family
for donating a projector to Ms. Rupp's 2nd grade class. To aid
classroom learning, Ms. Rupp is using her iPad and a Wii remote to
create an interactive whiteboard for the children to utilize apps
"Thank You" also to the Williams family for
donating a projector to Ms. Howlett's 2nd grade class!
All the children are thrilled and are already increasing their
engagement using these tools.
Turn in Your Box Tops By Nov. 30th
Please remember to turn in your Box Tops by Nov. 30th.
Box Tops earn money for the school to use toward books and
supplies. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ranftl
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.
are looking for a few sets of hands! Stop by the art room, or
email us at email@example.com
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.
Holiday Bazaar is Coming!
are Being Accepted
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 Through 11/28
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!
- Order Due Tuesday!
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!
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