Week at a Glance: 
May 26 - June 2 
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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
Wednesday, June 7th FOSW Walk-A-Thon Meeting
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

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Volunteers Needed for Annual FOSW Skinner West Walk-A-Thon

 Friends of Skinner West has started to plan the Walkathon for next year.  We are excited to raise funds to continue the one-to-one Chromebook program and other technology needs. 

Last year we raised over $50,000 at this huge event!    

We are currently seeking Committee Chairpersons for the Walkathon next school year.  The following volunteer positions are available.
1. Bounce house/DJ committee - responsible for ordering the bounce houses/DJ, etc. 
2. Food committee - responsible for ordering food/water/pizza, soliciting donations for snacks. 
3. Marketing committee - responsible for graphic design for advertising materials, creating banners, flyers, composing regular communications to parents via Facebook, newsletters, etc.. 
4. Volunteer committee - responsible for organizing volunteers, volunteer packet, and tables on the day of the Walkathon

If you are interested in chairing or volunteering for any of these committees, please email us at and/or come to our meeting on June 7, 2016 after drop off in the cafeteria. 

We can't fully tell you how happy and thankful we were that Mrs. McCaskey volunteered to work with our classical first graders again this year!  She also took on teaching the classical kindergarteners this year. 

Mrs. McCaskey has been volunteering her time almost every week with the most amazing lessons. She is an amazing teacher that not only inspires the students but also the staff. 

Mrs. McCaskey taught units about The Underground Railroad, William Shakespeare, and the Titanic. We have no doubt this year was special and memorable because of her. 

Skinner Music Concerts Coming Up

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

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

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!

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

Skinner West Basketball Summer Camp Open for Registration

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 West students from 4K-Karate competed in their first really big national tournament. They performed awesomely.

*Nikita A.  1st in sparring 2nd in Kata
*Vishal S.  1st in Weapons, 3rd in sparring & 3rd in Kata Also won under belt Grand Champion for Weapons
*Nathan S. 2nd in Weapons 3rd in Kata & 3rd in sparring
*Cain M. 1st in sparring
*Curtis B. 4th in Kata
*Tyler G. 1st in Weapons, 1st in Kata & 3rd in sparring
*Quinn E. 2nd in sparring
* Carter H. 5th in Kata

CONGRATULATIONS to our exceptional Skinner Superstars!

Repeat Articles
New Cell Phone Policy for Skinner Students

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

Please see here for updated policy.

Neighborhood Program 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!


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! 

Reminder - 4th Quarter Star Payments Due! Please pay your fees for this program today
POW! Activities

Please see here for current POW! activities 

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