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Skinner West Sports Committee 5th-8th Grade Basketball
Part of the Team Life Camp.
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Family Fun Night
All parents and students are invited to attend Family
Fun Night being hosted by the Skinner West Parent Teacher
Organization (PTO) on Friday October 21st from 4:OOPM-7:00PM in the
Skinner West Gym.
The theme is Health & Wellness. Flatbread Pizza and
Pumpkin Squash Soup will be available for purchase from Gourmet
Gorilla for $5.50.
The STAR program is requesting parent volunteers to
assist with the Halloween celebration on October 31st from 3:00 until
6:00. If you are available to assist, please contact the STAR
Program Coordinators, Ms. Staral or Ms. Wardanian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STAR program now has a waiting list. If you are not
planning to enroll your child for 2nd quarter, beginning Nov 9th,
please let Mrs Staral or Mrs Wardanian know. These spots will be
filled by first come, first serve basis and the list of students
waiting has already begun. Thank you for your cooperation!
All payments must be received by the due dates listed
below in the enclosed payment schedule. Payments can be made anytime,
in person when you pick up your child and a receipt will be issued.
Payments can also be made online if you choose, but in person would
be most welcome.
must be picked up no later than 6:30 SHARP! If late, $1.00 per
minute will be charged. If habitual, student may be excluded
from the program without refund. Thank you for your
are being held by CPS teachers and additional staff from local
universities have been hired. As we do our best to complete all
homework within the program, parents will still need to
review/check the homework at home.
make sure your child's name is on all items they bring to school
(book bag, lunch box, folders, etc). Several items have been
misplaced as students travel from room to room and this will be
helpful in order to return items to students.
run from 3-6pm daily with a quiet/wrap-up time from 6-6:30pm.
program will coincide with regular student attendance days.
must bring their own snack daily and will be given time to eat
during their classes.
Payment for one child
Per quarter = $450.00 each quarter
per semester: $900.00 - $25.00 (discount) = $875.00 each
per year: $1,800 - $100(discount) = $1,700 each year
Payment for Additional Siblings
per quarter = $350.00 each quarter
per semester: $700.00 - $25.00 (discount) = $675.00 each
per year: $1,400 - $100.00 (discount) = $1,300 each year
If paying by quarter...
payment due no later than August 28, 2011. (last day of
payment due no later than November 9, 2011.
payment due no later than January 26, 2012.
payment due no later than April 12, 2012.
** If paying per quarter, there will be a $10.00 per
quarter processing fee.**
If paying by semester...
payment due no later than August 28, 2011.
and final payment due no later than January 26, 2012.
Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes
The Skinner West Sports Committee 5th through 8th grade
Basketball Team will participate in the American Diabetes
Association "Step Out: Walk to
Diabetes" on Saturday, October
22nd. We are joining three other groups as part of the Team
Life camp. We will meet at Soldier Field at 9:00AM. The
3.5 mile walk starts at 10:00AM.
Student athletes, parents, or friends can support the efforts by
joining in the walk or giving a donation in
this effort to support the ADA as well as the sports
program here at Skinner School. All donations will be split
with half going to the ADA and half going to the Skinner Sports
Program. Donations of any amount are being accepted. The
Sports Committee requests donations of $25 or more.
To join in register to join the walk or to donate strictly to the ADA
on behalf of the Skinner West Sports Program visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/teamlife.
In addition, if you would like to help by donating fruit, water or
candy to sale or if you would like to volunteer in another way,
please contact Mr. Brandon L. Lomax at email@example.com
or call 773-962-7644. The Skinner Sports Committee President is
student,C. Flowers and the Vice President is student , L. Harris.
Council Fright Night
Student Council announces our first Halloween Fright
Night Dance for students in sixth-eighth grade on Monday, October
31st from 3:30-6:00pm. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the
door. Parent permission slip is required. Students are encouraged
to wear Halloween costumes while following the Upper Grade Dress
Student Council also proudly presents movie night for
students in fourth and fifth-grade. The FREE feature
presentation will be "Disney's The Haunted Mansion" on
Thursday, October 27th from 3:00-5:00pm. Movie snacks and
refreshments will be available for purchase. Parent permission
slip is required.
For additional information about either of these events
please feel free to contact one of the Student Council Sponsors: Mr.
Johnson, Ms. Mellos, Ms. Ramakrishnan or Mrs. Rosenzweig via the
Skinner West Web Site Staff Directory at http://www.skinnerwest.cps.k12.il.us/fs.html
Your GLEE Video Vote
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heard the call and GLEEKed their hearts out in their submission
videos. Now it's your turn to lend your voice. Vote and share your favorite
videos and help deserving schools win up to 50K!
Skinner has been entered into the contest to win money
for a new sound system for the gym. This would benefit any group
using the gym for a concert, event or meeting.
All you have to do is go to http://www.gleegiveanote.com/ and
vote for the Skinner Classical Glee Video! Please bookmark the
page and vote every day-- voting is open until Nov. 7th. The
schools with the most votes will be entered into the final round.
Thanks for your
the 2011-2012 Glee club
Nia R (326)
Prisca D (320)
Brianna W (320)
Jamillia Y 320)
Cristena B (320)
Ashanti A (323)
Irene B (323)
Crystal C (323)
Amiya C (323)
Rebecca E (323)
Kiara H (323)
Lauren K (323)
Daisy M (323)
Darion W (323)
Darrius W (323)
Ashley L (322)
Emily A (322)
Ajane D (322)
Milan M (322)
Karsyn T (322)
Maddie C (321)
Zamir R (318)
Logan K (317)
One of the 6th Graders, Kyle, in Ms. Sendoun's class
will be attending the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in
Washington, D.C. on October 22nd to October 27. Kyle was
nominated by Mr. Lewandowski. Congratulations to one of
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
The Fall Book fair is coming up soon, and parent
volunteers are needed to make it a success. Help is needed with
setting up, supervising, and packing up the book fair. Please
let Ms. Ranftl know when you can volunteer! Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or return the volunteer slip.
you like to help with.....
Up? Help set up the Book Fair space and display the books on
Wednesday, Nov. 9. Set up runs from 9:15 am-3pm, but it is ok
if you can only help part of the time.
Book Fair? Help student shoppers, assist with check out, and
keep book fair tidy Monday, Nov. 14-Monday, Nov. 21 from 9am
-3pm. Any amount of time is appreciated, and siblings are
up? Help pack up the book fair and put the library back to normal on
Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 9:15-3pm.
Bags? Please save and send in your old grocery bags.
copy of the Book Fair
Volunteer Form is available via this link.
October Box Tops will be collected on Wednesday, October
26th. Please send in your Box Tops so they can be
Congratulations to our Box Top Competition leaders! Mr. Fitz's
7th grade class collected 321 Box Tops in
September, and Mr. Chau's 3rd graders collected 287. Great
Facebook "Like" Contest
Imagine what a half Million Box Tops coupons could do for our
school. It can happen in the Avery® Sticky Notes Mark The
winners will receive a FREE sample of Avery See-Through Sticky
Notes retail package.
winners will also win 100,000 Box Tops coupons each (valued at
$10,000) applied to the school of their choice.
All you have to do to enter is go to Avery's Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/Avery,
click "Like" and then click on the "Enter For A Chance
To Win" button to register for the contest. Upon registering you
must designate an eligible school of your choice. Entries made via
Facebook must be received midnight Eastern Time, October 25,
videos and earn Box Tops!
Ford has teamed up with Box Tops for Education to
provide money for schools! Please help Skinner West take
advantage of this offer by watching the 5 videos provided.
The numbers will really add up quickly- 5 videos=$2.50
for our school!!!
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Sign in or create an account. Select Skinner
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Watch the videos and share with friends,
family and neighbors!
5 eBoxTops for each Ford video you watch - up to 25 eBoxTops total if
you watch all five videos we've made available. Watch videos from
October 1 -December 1, 2011.
10 eBoxTops when you request a Ford vehicle brochure. Request a
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if you happen to be planning on purchasing a Ford any time
soon...Earn 250 eBoxTops® with the purchase of any new Ford vehicle.
Purchase vehicle from October 1 - December 1, 2011. Redeem code
by March 31, 2012.
Gallery 111 has sponsored a field trip for the 3rd grade
classes to Symphony Center on Friday Nov. 4". Stay tuned
for additional information!
If your child takes public transportation to and from
school, please see Ms. Banks, in the main office, for a discounted
High School Open Houses Occur in October and November
Parents are you aware that many high schools have open
houses in October and November? If your child is in 6th, 7th
and 8th grade you should begin having discussions with them about the
various high school options. In addition, you might want to
attend some of these open houses to learn more about the
schools. Faculty, staff and students are available to answer
questions about curriculum, extracurricular activities, sports
programs, tuition, financial aid, etc. Take a look at this list of
Selective Enrollment Open Houses from the CPS Office of Academic
SEHS Open Houses - Fall 2011
list of the Catholic High School Open Houses can be found HERE
information about the Private High Schools in Cook County can be
found by going HERE . Information about each schools open house can be found
by going to each schools individual web page.