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Gallery 111 13th Annual Gala 

Ride to the event in style! Purchase your gala tickets before May 5th you are entered to win two free Uber rides, up to $75 each!!!

This year's Gallery 111 Gala will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 7:00 -10:00pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Join fellow parents, Skinner faculty and staff, and Skinner community members for an evening of fundraising, food, drinks, music and a silent auction to benefit Skinner West art programs. For a closer look at the invitation to this big event, go 


Principal's Report

Click here to read the latest report from Mrs Clark.

Our Special Olympic Athletes

This past week Ms. O'Brien and Ms. Hill's classes participated in Special Olympics!  Opening ceremonies were held at Soldier Field! A big congratulations to our athletes who completed and won medals, the include:

Dariyae W., 2nd place finisher in 50M run
Leslie G., 2nd place finisher in 50M run
Benjamin B., 1st place finisher in 50M run, 5th place finisher in the Softball Throw
Jardin L., 1st place finisher in 50M run, 1st place finisher in the Shot Put
Jarius L., 1st place finisher in 50M run, 2nd place finisher in the Shot Put
George M., 1st place finisher in 50M run, 1st place in the Softball Throw
Alonso S., participant in the 50M run, participant in the Softball Throw
Tristan W., 2nd place finisher in 50M run, participant in the Softball Throw
RaShawn B., participant in the 50M run, 1st place finisher in the Softball Throw
Adrian S., 4th place finisher in 50M run, 2nd place finisher in the Softball Throw
Sanai T., 2nd place finisher in Tennis Ball Throw
Amira A., 2nd place finisher in Tennis Ball Throw
Leslie G., participant in the Softball Throw
Colin G., 1st place finisher in Tennis Ball Throw
Morgan J., 2nd place finisher in Tennis Ball Throw
DeMarcus F., participant in the Shot Put
Jalen W., participant in the Shot Put and Running Long Jump
Marek G., 1st place finisher in the Tennis Ball Throw
Mahkel P., 2nd place finisher in the Tennis Ball Throw
Da'neel W., participant in the Softball Throw

We had 2 relay teams:

Benjamin B., Jardin L., Jarius L., George M., & Tristan W.,
participated in the 100M Relay

RaShawn B., Amarjay C., DaMarcus F., Da'neel W., & Jalen W., finished 1st place in the 100M Relay

Congratulations Superstars we are proud of you!


Skinner Superstar Spotlight

Our 8th grader Michelle Z. wrote a compelling essay for Facing History and Ourselves Nationwide Student Essay Contest.

Nearly 4,000 7th-12th grade students from across the U.S. submitted an essay. Only 14 were selected and Michelle was the youngest finalist. Michelle received a $100.00 award and certificate of participation. Congratulations, Michelle!!! Thank you to all that supported Michelle! 


Family Fun Night Was a Success!

Skinner West PTO would like to thank all those who played a part in making Family Fun Night such a great success.

Class of 2016 8th grade class
Joshua Adamdszell
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
KP Evans Financial, Kembala Evans
Internal Revenue Service
Illinois Securities Department
Patrycja Marzec, face/balloon artist
Game Truck
Cat and Mouse Games
Sean Reims, DJ
A shah Entertainment LLC, Ankit Shah - Photo Booth
Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago
Victoria Ford
Tracee Glenn
Amaya Mason
Sharon Rayford
Akili Thomas

Special Thanks To:
A special thanks to Mrs. Eulett Cox.  Thank you, thank you!


Dash for the Stash Contest

If you missed the opportunity to play the Dash for the Stash Contest during Money Smart Week Family Fun Night, Friday, April 29th, the posters are still being displayed in the gym. The official end to the contest is May 15th.  Be sure to read the posters and answer the questions for all four...there is a $1,000 prize at stake!  See poster, your local library or visit for more details. 


Book Fair Coming Soon!

Volunteers will be needed to help at Book Fair in early June. Please mark your calendars! 

BAC Updates

6/5/16: Chicago Curry House Luncheon @ 1:00 p.m., all families welcome!

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Forrest Claypool CEO Letter  

Please take a moment to reach CPS' CEO letter to families and caregivers here. We need your help! 

Karate Summer Camp with Sensei JP 
Registration is now open for Karate Summer Camp at Skinner West. Camp dates are: July 5th - August 5th. Hours are 9:00 - 4:45 Monday - Friday..... drop off from 8:30, pick-up as late as 5:30 at no additional charge. This summer we will offer Traditional Shorei Ryu Karate, Ashtanga Yoga, Crossfit Kids & weekly field trips.. Fee is $950 for all 5 weeks. Click here for more information or use the links below. 
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Register for Skinner Summer Camp

Superstars Summer Camp registration will begin Monday April 4th! Our informational pamphlet, camp flyer, and registration forms are available in the office and can be sent to you electronically if you reach out to Mr. Johnson and Ms.O'Brien at Spaces will fill up quickly.

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