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Discriminating against Chicago's children is wrong.

Our students need your voice. Without action in Springfield, our classrooms are at risk.

CPS students make up 20% of the state's enrollment, Chicagoans contribute 20% of the state income tax -yet our students receive only 15% of the state's total funding.

The missing 5% is nearly $500 million this year alone -- enough to save our teachers and class sizes.



Click here for more information.


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Gallery 111 13th Annual Gala 

Win a party for your child's class! The classroom with the highest percentage of parents attending the auction will win a party from Gallery 111!

This year's gala will be on 5/21 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 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.
 
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS : Art16.gesture.com

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BAC's fourth installment of Around the World in 80 Dishes!

Please save the date!
Sunday, 6/5 at 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Curry House in the South Loop
Indian & Nepalese Food Buffet; $12 adults, $6 kids
899 S. Plymouth Ct. in Chicago, 60605

Please RSVP to Ms. De Leeuw before 6/2/16: fromchicagowithwords@gmail.com
All families and Skinner staff are welcome to attend.

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Asian Heritage Festival at Daley Center on 5/18/16

On 5/18, Ms. Travis's 4th Grade Class will perform a traditional Chinese song and dance at the Daley Center to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Here's a picture of Mrs. Chen practicing with the group to get ready for the big show!

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Superstar Summer Basketball Camp Registration is Now Open 


Spaces will fill up quickly!
All experience levels welcome!
Non-Skinner Students welcome!

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Skinner Stars Dance Team Spring Recital 

Save the Date: 6/10 at 6:30pm

You are invited to attend the Skinner Stars Dance Team Spring Recital on Friday, June 10th at 6:30pm in the Skinner Gym. Admission is free! Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Come watch the Skinner Stars Dance Team perform pom, jazz, hip hop, kick, and lyrical - and even more. Each year the team is impressive, so save the date and spread the word!

You won't want to miss this performance!!

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Used Book Donations Needed  for Skinner West Used Book Sale

Have your kids grown out of some old favorites? Book shelf overflowing? Doing some spring cleaning?

Please donate any books your family is finished with for our used book sale!
- Books should be gently used and appeal to pre-k through 8th grade students.
- Fiction and non-fiction are accepted.
- Donations can be brought to Skinner Library by 5/27.

Send in your Box Tops as Soon as Possible!!

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Book Fair Coming Soon!

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

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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! 

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Principal's Report

Click here to read the latest report from Mrs Clark.

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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. 
 
For info:

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Update Your Bookmarks! 

Skinner's Website Address has Changed. 
Skinner's website was migrated to a new platform. Please bookmark the following url: http://www.skinnerwest.cps.edu/
 
We will redirect the current link shortly.  

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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 superstarssummer@gmail.com. Spaces will fill up quickly.

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 Visit our website at http://www.skinnerwest.cps.edu/  for more information about what's happening in school.
All comments, suggestions or requests to submit information to this newsletter should be emailed to skinnerwest@gmail.com
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Deborah M. Clark
Principal
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