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Friends of Skinner West

Our Mission: Friends of Skinner West is designed to support the school through volunteerism and fundraising. It is our goal to help meet and exceed the needs of the school improvement plan, while nurturing our students through extra curricular activities and educational opportunities.

The Friends of Skinner West (FOSW) appreciates your donations of time and effort as we work together to provide our Skinner Superstars the best education and tools to succeed and excel in the future. Any questions, please contact Marla Sedler @


Marla Sedler, President
Laurie Mullick, Vice President
Kerry Costello, Treasurer
Trisha Bragg, Secretary

2017 Book Drive:

Thank you to all parents who contributed gently used books. We collected hundreds of books and teachers were able to select new books for their classroom libraries.

2016 Holiday Giving Drive:

The annual Holiday Giving Drive hosted by Friends of Skinner West provided winter items and educational games for 33 Skinner Superstar students in need. Thank you to all who contributed to make this event a success.

Walkathon 2016

The 2016 Walkathon was a success. We raised over $50,000 for the school. Donations were used to purchase 5 additional chromebook carts as well as classroom items for teachers whose classrooms raised the most money. The winning teachers who will receive a $500 classroom item of their choice are:

Ms. Wyper, Ms. Priola, Mr. Willis, Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Martin, Ms. ward, Ms. Carlson, Mr. Merkin, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Every.

Year-End Tax Deductible Donations

Please consider directing your year-end tax-deductible donation to Friends of Skinner West.  100% of all donations go to purchase materials and technology for the classrooms.  Please click the link to donate through Paypal. You will be able to print out a receipt.  You may also write a check payable to "Friends of Skinner West" and drop it off in the main office.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  



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

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