MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
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Week at a Glance: 
May 19 - May 26  
New Articles



May 16- June 15th NWEA Testing Grades K-8th
May 23rd - June 20th Neighborhood School Registration (Tuesday evenings only from 4:00-6:00)
May 31st -June 2nd 8th Graders to Washington, DC
Thursday, June 8th Spring Concert for Parents
Friday, June 9th  8th Grade Luncheon
Friday, June 9th Skinner Dance Team Recital
Monday, June 12th Kindergarten Graduation
Wednesday, June 14th Star Theater Production
Thursday, June 15th Music House Concert
Friday, June 16th 8th Grade Graduation (by invitation only)
Monday, June 19th - Sixth Grade Send -Off
Tuesday, June 20th - Promotion Walk - Last Day of School

New Articles
 
New Cell Phone Policy for Skinner Students
CellPhone


Please read this parent letter on new and stricter cell phone policy for Skinner students.

Please see here for updated policy.

Please clear your calendar for the annual Skinner Stars Dance Team Recital!!

Date: Friday, June 9th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Skinner Gymnasium

Tickets are FREE!  Seating is first come, first serve!


Neighborhood Program Registration
registration


 
Registration for new students will take place as follows:

Neighborhood Program: May 23rd - June 20 (Every Tuesday evening 4pm - 6pm)



 
Support Skinner West through Amazon Purchases!
Amazon

  

Have an addiction to Amazon? 

It's okay...we all do. 

Did you know that Skinner West can benefit from
every purchase you make?

From groceries to graduation presents, a portion of your purchases support our Super Stars when you shop 


Click HERE to start shopping! 



POW! Activities
POW


Please see here for current POW! activities 


Repeat Articles
 
School Improvement Committee Meeting Minutes
SIC
  

 
Please see here for 3/30/2017 SIC meeting minutes
Please see here for 5/10/2017 SIC meeting minutes


 
NWEA Tests Coming Up!
NWEA
 

 
NWEA testing will happen between May 16- June 15th for grades K-8th.  Specific dates, time, and information for each grade level will be communicated through classroom teachers and in a separate e-blast.
 
Skinner Music Concerts Coming Up
Concert
 

 
SPRING CONCERT FOR THE COMMUNITY
Thursday, June 8th @ 9:45AM
Participating classes: Pre-K, 2nd grades, 4th grades, 217 & 314, 6th grades, and Glee Club

MUSIC HOUSE CONCERT
Thursday, June 15th @ 2:15pm
All Music House participants in violin, guitar, ukulele, & Rock Band


 
TalentShow
 


After a couple of years without a Talent Show at Skinner, the performances were worth the wait!  

Thank you, Ms. Mellos & Mrs. Rosensweig for supporting and showcasing our talented and creative students.  Thank you to our thoughtful and entertaining MC's, Nia Lambert & Katelyn McBride.  And of course, we could not have done this without our technical and set support, Jeremiah!

Everyone had FUN!  All the students, teachers and parents came together and supported each other. The energy in the gym was amazing! Congratulations to all of our performers!

4th Grade
Olivia A.
Carina B.
Jonathan C.
Adrija D.
Miles K.
Ailey K.
Darian K.
Mark L.
Molly S.

5th Grade
Ellyss D.
Taile L.
Ethan S.
Jarvis T.

6th Grade
Yahel A.  
Hannah D.
Jana Louise G.
Melania N.
Braden S.
Nathaniel W.

7th Grade
Nikola Le T.
Angela W.

8th Grade
Jamil C.
Ferris S.

Skinner West Basketball Summer Camp Open for Registration
Basketball

 
Register for the Skinner basketball summer camp HERE
!  Camp is open for girls and boys ages 7-14

WHEN: June 26, 2017 - July 28, 2017
  • Camp Hours: 9am-3pm
  • Lunch:12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Early Dropoff @ 8:00am | Late Pickup @ 4:00pm
WHERE: Walter Payton College Prep

Camp Includes
  • 5 Week Instruction on building and increasing basketball skill, knowledge, gamesmanship and competitive drive.
  • Click here to register and learn more! 
 
Skinner Summer Camp Registration - Now Open! camp 

Camp info is available here.  Feel free to email or bring in (to Skinner West) your filled out registration/waiver form

New this summer: 

- No deposit required

-  Camp will begin the day after CPS's school year ends on Wednesday June 21st. That 3-day week will be prorated based off of your enrollment in the following 8 weeks.

- Teen Camp will be run as a separate group with activities geared more toward their age, including their own trips at times. They will serve as Junior Counselors at times throughout each week, assisting with specific large group activities.

Feel free to reach out with questions by contacting the camp email address here!

Thank you!
Mr. Johnson & Ms. O'Brien

 


Reminder - 4th Quarter Star Payments Due! Please pay your fees for this program today
 
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Deborah M. Clark
Principal
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