MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2017-2018 School Year 
Week 7: October 20 - October 26
New Articles
 
newteacher
Welcome New SW Teachers! (Ms. Sanders & Miss Rehus)

*Stacy Sanders*
(New Skinner West 3rd Grade Teacher)
Click here to read  bio.



*Katherine Rehus*
(New Skinner West 1st Grade Teacher)
Click here to read  bio.
 
spookyball
2nd Annual Spooky Skinner Ball Is This Friday, Oct. 27th!

Skinner Superstars from grades K-6 are invited to the Spooky Skinner Ball on Friday, October 27, 4-6 pm, in the Cafeteria and Gym. Admission and enjoying music, games, crazy hair styling by Snippets, and Halloween crafts is free for students accompanied by parents. A $10 ticket gives access to face painting, photo booth, and cookie decorating. Your kids won't want to miss the Costume Contest and Classroom Door Decoration Contest awards at 5pm

There's Still Time to Volunteer for the Spooky Skinner Ball
You can help make the Spooky Skinner Ball a success by volunteering to purchase supplies or help with games and activities at the event on October 27. Sign up HERE

Spooky Skinner Door Decorating Contest
Teachers, parents and students are encouraged to work together to decorate their classroom doors by Friday, October 27. (Creative freedom is allowed, but please be mindful of age-appropriate content and our diverse community.) Principal Clark and Mrs. Robinson will choose winners in 3 categories and award prizes at the Spooky Skinner Ball at 5 pm. In addition to bragging rights, the winning classrooms will get a special treat!



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Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Nov. 10th

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held on Friday, November 10th.
Stay tuned for more information!

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Congratulations to SW Alumni (Class of 2014)!

A few Skinner West Alumni from the Class of 2014 reunited at the Chicago Scholars on site luncheon at Navy Pier.  Our Alumni Scholars interviewed with up to six universities each.

Kyle W., Hannon W., Yu Jing C. and Taylor K.
They each received at least one on the spot admission decision each!

GO SUPERSTARS!
 
Repeat Articles
 
LSC
LSC Principal's Report

Please click here to view the October 17th Skinner West LSC report
  

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SW Picture Day (For All Grades) on Tuesday, Oct. 31st

Mark your calendar for Picture Day at Skinner West!

Picture Day:  Tuesday, October 31st
Picture Day ID:  RN067046Q0

*Photographers will be located at the Main building and the Branch.*
 
Click here to order your student's picture package in advance.
 
kindergartenfire
Classroom Connection: Kindergarten Fire Safety

October is Fire Safety month!

All four Kindergarten classes gathered this week at Little Skinner for our annual visit from Fireman Mike Reyes.  Mr. Reyes is a Chicago Firefighter and also a Skinner parent of two superstars! Kindergartners look forward to his fire safety speech every year!

 

 
  
newteachers
Welcome New SW Teachers! (Mrs. Kendall & Ms. Jogmen)

*Julie Rzadzki-Kendall*
(New Skinner West Preschool Teacher)
Click here to read Mrs. Kendall's bio.


*Julia Jogmen*
(New Skinner West 5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher)
Click here to read Ms. Jogmen's bio.
 
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Congratulations to SW Alumni: Walter Burnett!

We are so proud of all our Skinner West Alumni and want to acknowledge Walter Burnett (Class of 2010), who is currently a Senior at Fordham University in New York.

Walter has been recognized by Forbes magazine as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar at their "Under 30 Summit".  

Congratulations to Walter on this tremendous honor from Forbes!

In addition to Walter's academic success, he is committed to serving the community by volunteer teaching at two New York elementary schools, one in Harlem and the other in the Bronx.

You make Skinner West and the city of Chicago so proud!
 
futurehits
Celebrate Halloween with Future Hits (Mr. Baron's Band)

Celebrate Halloween with Future Hits (Mr. Baron's band) at an all-ages concert at Schubas!
  • Saturday 10/28/17 @ 1:00 p.m. (all-ages, tickets available here)
  • A portion of show proceeds benefits Skinner West's Gallery 111
  • Delicious treats provided by No Denial Foods
  • Opening band The Ravens (Music House Inc.)
  • Wear a costume!

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Deborah M. Clark
Principal
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