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After School Program Options


STAR PROGRAM ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE SEMESTER.

Enrollment will reopen in December

Thank you, STAR Program Team

We are pleased to inform you of three after school programs that will be available for our Superstars in September.

  • SKINNER STAR PROGRAM - We are especially happy to offer an after school program provided by Skinner teachers and staff from 3:45-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The program dates will match the school calendar dates. Classes will include homework/tutoring, physical activities, computer lab, music, games, art activities and more!

Payments can be made in person (cash, check) or via PayPal. Please email a receipt (and form if you have not preregistered)to skinner.starprogram@gmail.com  with your child's name/grade/teacher and/or room no.

The first payments (either quarterly, semester or annually) are due before the first day of school in order to guarantee a spot.

Please contact: Skinner.starprogram@gmail.com

STAR Program After-Hours Contact Information

In the event that you need to contact the STAR desk after regular office hours, please call us through the security guard's desk.  You will call 773-534-7790 and enter the extension 61159.  The security guard can then notify the STAR desk of any emergency information.  Thank you!

Additional programs such as ARCC Ballet, Music House, Mad Science and IMSA will be offered for an additional fee to the service providers. CPS sports programs will continue at no charge throughout the school year. Students may enroll in the STAR Program and participate in these additional programs.

Students do not need to be part of any of the afterschool programs.  Programs are subject to vary by quarter.

The following after school programs are available to students for an additional fee:

STAR Dance Program

STAR Dance Program Registration is Open
The STAR Dance Program is pleased to announce its return:

  • Mini Star Squad (K-1st grades), Mondays and Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm
  • Junior Star Squad (2nd-3rd grades), Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm
  • Star Squad (4th-8th grades), Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-6:00pm

Registration Details 

  • All members of last year's teams are automatically enrolled this year
  • Priority for new member slots will go to those that were on the wait list from last year
  • Anyone wanting to enroll in Dance Team should email Nina-Rose Wardanian at ninarose1231@yahoo.com (please include your child's full name and grade). Please note, spots fill quickly!
  • There is no fee for STAR program students; however, there is a $70 monthly fee for any students not enrolled in STAR Program
  • Classes will begin the first week of school, so please dress comfortably and bring dance shoes
  • Gently used dance shoes are being accepted by Ms. Nina. 
         
Mad Science

Mad Science is offering after school programming to K through 6th grade Skinner West future space explorers on Mondays from April 4th to June 13th. Mad Science is also offering camps during April on the days that school is not in session. Go here to view the Skinner West Mad Science programming options and to register.

Mad Science Afterschool & Days Off Camps
Afterschool classes are available at Skinner Mon & Wed @ 4pm
Days off School camps are available at the Mad Science location

Learn more  about Mad Science options for your KDG - 6th Grader
         
Band for Today 630-420-8556 ext 1

www.bandfortoday.com

Band for Today

Wednesday:
3:50-4:20 Beginners
4:25-4:55 Intermediate/Advanced
5:00-5:30 Beginners
         
Chess Scholars 847-482-8999

 

 

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 pm starting October 7th
SelectivePrep 312-409-8411
Thursday, October 9th and run for 8 sessions from 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

         
After School Music House classes 773-761-1059 www.musichouseinc.com Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm.
         
4K-Karate  312.523.6327 ORsenseijp@4K-Karate.com

Karate Spring Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Spring session of after school Karate. Classes run Monday & Wednesday from 4:00-5:30, Feb 8th - Jun 8th. Please see our flyer for more information

 For more information

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15PM at Skinner West
         
4th-8th grade Star Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop Dance Team classes ninarose1231@yahoo.com   Tuesdays and Thursdays
         

 

Past Afterschool Participants
  • Cheerleading

available for 4th - 8th graders
tryout date: Thurs, 10/3, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Contact: Coach Stevens

  • Dance Team
Mini Star Squad (K-1st): Mondays and Wednesdays 3:45-4:45
Junior Star Squad (2nd-3rd): Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45-5:45
Star Squad (4th-8th): Tuesdays and Thursdays  3:45-6:00  

  • All members of last year's teams are automatically enrolled this year
  • Priority for new member slots will go to those that were on the wait list from last year 
  • Anyone wanting to enroll in Dance Team should email Nina-Rose Wardanian at ninarose1231@yahoo.com (please include your child's full name and grade)
  • There is no fee for STAR program students
  • For non STAR program students, there is a $70 monthly fee to participate
  • IMSA Fusion
    Math and Science Academy for Skinner West students 6th-8th
  •  Mad Science
    Science classes for Skinner West students K-6th
    www.madscience.org/chicago or 773-227-3345
  • SelectivePrep
    312-409-8411 www.selectiveprep.com
    Selective Prep is a program that prepares sixth and eighth-grade students to take the high school entrance exams. SelectivePrep offers the only classroom program in Chicago to help students prepare for the Academic Center Admissions test.

 

 

       
 

Contact

Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

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