MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2017-2018 School Year 
Week 29: April 13th - April 19th
New Articles



Dates to Remember
No Classes - School Improvement Day - Friday, April 13th
Report Card Pick-Up & LSC Elections - Wednesday, April 18th -No School for Students
Cookie Dough Distribution- Wednesday, April 18th
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, April 24th
 
CPS 2017- 2018 CalendarClick Here
NEW ARTICLES
 
LSC ElectionsLSC2
 

PARENT                                                     
Nell Strong
Aisha Crump
Stephanie Majca
Sharlene Hobson
Melvin Flowers
Rashod Johnson

COMMUNITY 
Donations Needed for Gallery 111 Silent Auction
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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)

Please see this LETTER from Ms. Bovit for more information on Gallery 111 and the silent auction.

Skinner West Debate Team Results
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The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Five for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, March 17. 

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'. Additionally, the Skinner West Debate Team researched and prepared their own case, 'IDEA'.

28 different schools and 120 teams competed to be the best in the city, but even at the largest Urban Debate League in the entire nation, our students stood out. The students did a great job against some tough competition and won many awards.

Some highlights we would especially like to point out at the Team Level:

1) We had four of the Top 8 teams in the Novice Division

2) We had three of the Top 8 teams in the JV Division

3) FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, SKINNER WEST WON THE VARSITY DIVISION, AND ARE THE 2017-2018 CITY CHAMPIONS!

Individual Competition
Novice
Isabella Y. (4th);  Kenneth R. (5th); Anna S. (8th); Payton B. (10th); 
Maya L. (15th); 
JV
Cosette R. (2nd); Trayi S. (4th); Jenny C. (8th); Nicole B. (9th) 

Team Competition
Novice
Nikola L.T. and Katelyn L. (3rd); Anna S. and Nikita A. (4th); 
Kael M. and Matthew L. (7th); Isabella Y. and Sunshine P. (8th)

JV
Jenny C. and Nicole B. (3rd); Trayi S. and Cosette R. (4th); 
Julia G. and Tia H. (7th)

Varsity
Christi B. and McKenna M. (1st)

Thank you for your support!

Eat at Portillo's - Portillo's for Good Fundraisers
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  Eat Dinner at Portillo's on Thursday, April 19 to Benefit Skinner West!

Show this flyer when you eat at Portillo's (520 West Taylor St.) on April 19, between 5-9 pm, and they'll donate 20% of proceeds to Skinner West PTO. The PTO supports our school by funding school activities, teacher development, classroom supplies and much more.
Click the link, and bring this PORTILLO'S FLYER or show it on your smartphone.
Help PTO with Cookie Dough on April 18th
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Cookie dough orders are arriving at Skinner West on report card pickup day. We're looking for 5-10 parent volunteers to help PTO sort the orders and deliver them to classrooms for parents to pick up up during report card pickup time. If you can help from 10:30-11:30 AM on April 18, please sign up here:

Next PTO Meeting
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REPEAT ARTICLES
 
From the Desk of Mrs. Clark
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Classroom Connections - Physical Education  
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Congratulations Skinner West Inventors!
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Classroom Connections - Spanish World Language Class 
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BAC Lunch Recap 
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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.
Mad Science
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Support Skinner 
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POW! Gym Chicago
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Summer Camp at Skinner West
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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. 
or email  superstarssummer@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or concerns. We can't wait for summer!   



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Deborah M. Clark
Principal
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