MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2017-2018 School Year
Week 27: March 22nd - April 5th
Dates to Remember
Spring Break - March 25- April 1st
School Improvement Committee Meeting, Thursday, April 12 th at 4:15
BAC Lunch Recap
Thank you to all who attended Around the World in 80 Dishes #11.
Please keep an eye out for our next lunch later this Spring.
LSC Candidates and Upcoming Forum
Elections for Skinner's LSC will take place on Report Card Conference Day, Wednesday April 18th. Below are the candidates running for Skinner's Local School Council:
New Security Staff
Welcome to Skinner West Mr. Alexander Rivera! Mr. Rivera is our new morning security staff person. Please welcome him as you enter the building during school hours. Don't forget to sign in at the desk!
On March 9th, the Upper Grade Skinner West History Fair was held in Skinner's gymnasium. Parents, guardians, and 3rd through 8th grade students attended the fair. Out of the many well researched and explained History Fair projects that were submitted, the following students will be advancing from our school fair to compete against 6th to 8th graders from all over the city at the Regional Chicago Competition on April 7, 2018.
Annie H. and Lola P.
Jessica P., Chasen C. and Lawrence N., Bryce W. and Myles W. and Patrick C.
Anna Z. and Alanah P. and Deana F.
Kai D. and James B.
Join us in congratulating our Supesrtars and wishing them all good luck!
3rd Grade Wax Museum
Last Friday, March 9th, third grade students presented their annual Wax Museum. Each student dressed up as a favorite African American hero and participated in the 'wax museum,' where they gave a speech stating important facts about their hero. Students froze in position awaiting their visitors. Parents, teachers, and students who visited the Wax Museum pressed a button on a frozen figure's shoulder and then listened as scientists, athletes, entertainers, politicians, and activists told their own life stories. Thank you to the Skinner community for supporting these students and congratulations to our 3rd grade superstars!
PARCC Testing will take place at Skinner during April (April 3rd - April 20th). Your student's homeroom teacher will have more information on specific dates for your child's grade. For more information regarding PARCC testing, please click here
to read a letter from CPS.
Skinner West Debate
The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Four for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, February 24.
The overall topic for the year is: 'Government Funding and Regulation of Education in the United States', and the cases being debated at this Tournament were 'Federal Funding Inequality', 'English Language Learners', and 'STEM'.
The students did a great job against some tough competition and won the following awards, including the JV Team Championship!
Lola P. (6th); Katelyn L. (9th); Trey T. (15th); Isabella Y. (16th); Eddie Z. (18th); Emilianna M. (19th); Nikola L. (20th)
Tia H. (1st); Julia G. (3rd); Trayi S. (6th); Cosette R. (7th); Cornell F. (9th); Amira A. (10th)
Katelyn L. and Nikola L. (7th)
Tia H. and Julia G. (1st); Trayi S. and Cosette R. (2nd); Jenny C. and Nicole B. (4th)
Gallery 111 Needs Your Help!
Parents: Mark Your Calendars and Help With Donations --
Gallery 111's Silent Auction Gala is SATURDAY, JUNE 9th!!
If you can help with any donation (item or service), please fill out this FORM and drop it off in the Art Room (Attn. Ms. Bovit)
Summer Camp at Skinner West
Superstars Summer Camp will be back for 8 weeks of action-packed programming this summer! Our camp will start on Monday, June 25th and run through Friday, August 17th. Registration will start on April 23rd.
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Deborah M. Clark