Mark T. Skinner West School

Friday, November 30th

REMINDER: Family Fun Night *FREE*, 3rd Grade Food Drive, Popcorn Orders, Pajama Day & Pizza Day!


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The Skinner West Family Fun Lego and Game Night

Sponsored by the Skinner West PTO


WHEN:  Friday, November 30th

TIME:  4:00-7:00PM  (Drop in Anytime)

LOCATION:  Skinner West Gym and Cafeteria

COST:  FREE!!!!!


We will have games and you can bring your favorite game to share. In addition, players will compete in good old fashioned games like Monopoly, Life, Connect 4, Yahtzee, Scrabble and Sorry.  But don't miss the x-box video game competitions, Wii dance area and karaoke.  Get creative in the Lego construction zone, see Lego demonstrations, compete on the Lego racetrack and watch a Lego movie.  Tons of sports games and actions games that your kids will love!   Activities appropriate for all age groups.  Prizes will be provided at some of the booths.  This is a list of the booths:


  • Wardanian, Kindergarten parents hosting a Tattoo Booth
  • Growe, Kindergarten parents hosting Face Painting
  • Merkin, Kindergarten parents hosting Bozo Buckets
  • Schroeder, Kindergarten parents hosting Superhero Training
  • Sittner, 1st grade parents hosting a Perler Bead Booth
  • Staral, 1st grade parents hosting a Lego Race Track, a Lego Board Game table and a Lego Movie.
  • A Hot Wheels race track will be provided by the Room Parent Coordinator.
  • Fisher, 1st grade parents hosting a Lego Building Booth
  • Schildmeyer, 3rd grade parents hosting a Popcorn Station
  • Christiansen, 3rd grade parents hosting Mini Golf, Soccer Kick and Air Hockey Stations
  • Schildenmeyer & Christiansen, 3rd grade parents hosting an ice cream station
  • Chau, 4th grade parents hosting a Bey Blade Booth
  • Howlett, 4th grade parents hosting Presidential Family Feud
  • Ramakrishnan, 5th grade parents hosting a Photo Booth
  • Lewandowski, 5th grade parents hosting a Bean Bag Toss
  • Lee, 6th grade parents hosting a Wii Dance-Off
  • McSpadden, 7th grade parents hosting a Board Game Booth
  • Mellos, 8th grade parents hosting Blow-Up Bowling
  • Montenegro, 8th grade parents hosting Wii/xBox and Playstation Booth
  • Lomax/Werner & the Basketball Team hosting a Basketball Shoot Out
  • The Skinner West STAR Afterschool Program hosting scooter races.
  • Skinner West PTO sponsoring a Pizza Sale and a Professional Lego Artist Demonstration by the "Shadow Blazers."


A special THANKS to all the Skinner West Room Parents for coordinating the parents in their classrooms!!!!  And a special thanks to all the organizations, teachers, staff and parents that worked to make this night possible!! 


EVERYONE is invited to Family Fun Night:   Skinner West students, parents, teachers, staff, Little Skinner (Branch) Families, Star After School kids and families, Skinner Park District kids and families are all welcome.   Family Fun Night is FREE, however, Pizza will be sold:

  • 1 slice & 1 little bottle of water for $3
  • 2 slices & one little bottle of water for $5.00.
  • No need to preorder for dinner

 Let's have some fun!!!!!



Popcorn Fundraiser Orders Accepted at Family Fun Night


Parents, please remember that November 30th is the last day to submit your popcorn fundraiser orders to ensure delivery for the week before winter break.  The Skinner West PTO will accept orders at the Pizza Station during Family Fun Night.  All checks should be made payable to Skinner PTO. 


3rd graders  


3rd Graders Collect Food Donations for the Needy
Please Bring a Canned Good to Family Fun Night & Get Free Popcorn!

The third graders (from Ms. Carlson, Mrs. Christiansen, & Mrs. Shildenmeyer's classes) are having a food drive to help feed Chicagoans in need of food this season. We need any canned food we can get...beans, fruit, vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta sauce, soup, stew, and tuna.  If you see any boxes in the lobby, and you have canned food, please put it in the boxes.  Thank you for your support.

Room 218 (Mrs. Christiansen's class)

 (Read HERE for more details about the 3rd graders' efforts!)

The food donations can be dropped off in the boxes in the lobby and at the Family Fun Night popcorn station.  ALL parents or students that bring canned goods will receive free popcorn. 

(PS:  Everyone will get free popcorn, but we wanted to motivate you to make a donation.)










A few more reminders for Friday November 30th........


Pajama Day! Show your School Spirit!

Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Day: Pajama Day! 

Come in your cozy pajamas, slippers and robe for the day


8th grade Pizza Day

No need to pack a lunch today if you preordered using your Pizza Day order form!  (no walk-up orders)

Thank you in advance for supporting the 8th graders Washington DC Trip!



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                                                                                                               Deborah M. Clark
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