Mark T. Skinner West School

Week 19 (2013-2014)
Week At A Glance


Jan. 10, 2014 - Jan. 17, 2014


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Weekly Update  



Jan. 10
Student Art Show submissions due
Jan. 13
Mercy Home donations
to Student Council
Jan. 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 22
Last day to get group rate
for Ski and Splash Day at Timber Ridge Resort
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Gallery 111's Annual Art Show 

Submissions Due Tomorrow 

Art Show is Feb. 7th 


Skinner West Gallery 111's Annual Art Show is next month!  Please turn in work by tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 10 to the art room. The theme for this year's art card contest is: CHICAGO.  Work may be any medium and must be unframed. Please be sure to clearly label student's name and room number on the back of the piece.


Ten works of art will be turned into greeting cards and sold at the event to help raise money for arts programming at Skinner. All artwork will be showcased at the art event. 


All Skinner parents, students, families and friends: Please plan on joining us Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skinner West for a student art social.  


Parent volunteers are needed for all shifts.  Please contact Ms. Bovit at if interested.


 Please see the flyer here.


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 Student Council Winter Donation Drive

Monday is Last Day

Skinner West Student Council is partnering with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls this winter season to collect the following:

*Shampoo, soap, body wash
*Combs and picks
*Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and dental floss
*Shaving cream and razors
*Kleenex and tissue

The classroom with the most donations will win two purple slips per student. Donations can be dropped in the lobby and are due by Jan. 13. Check out the flyer here.

Mark Your Calendar
Important Dates 

January 20 - No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23 - End of 2nd Quarter
January 24 -  No School: Teacher Professional Day
February 12 -  No School: Lincoln's Birthday

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Book now for Skinner West's Ski and Splash Day 


Join the Skinner West community for the 6th annual Ski and Splash Day Feb. 22, 2014. Timber Ridge Resort rooms are reserved for Skinner West families at discounted rates for the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2014. Group rates available through Jan. 22 with limited availability. Book early. Permission slips will go out the week of Jan. 7 and will also be posted on the school website. Get the flyer here.
Any questions? Contact Kim Reynolds (K-4) or Jacinta Wong (5-8).   


Repeat News and Updates
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  New School Uniform Partner
Skinner West is pleased to announce our new partnership with Lands' End for PE uniforms.  The change was made based on feedback users experienced working with the previous vendor.

Click here to access the Skinner West Elementary School site at Lands' End.  You may place orders through this website now.  A FAQ document about how to place orders is attached here.
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to this newsletter should be emailed to

Deborah M. Clark