2017-2018 School Year 
Week 24: March 2nd - March 8th
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Principal's Report - February 2018

Click HERE for the February, 2018 Principal's Report

Congratulations to the Skinner West Debate Team!
The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Three for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, January 27. 
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 good job against some tough competition and won the following awards, including the Novice Team Championship!:

17thNoviceIndividualA. Shao
14thNoviceIndividualM. Lambert
11thNoviceIndividualG. Baker
9thNoviceIndividualI. Yan
8thNoviceIndividualK. Moy
7thNoviceIndividualP. Baker
6thNoviceIndividualK. Luu
7thNoviceTeamE. MausP. Baker
5thNoviceTeamI. YanA. Shao
4thNoviceTeamK. MoyM. Lee
1stNoviceTeamN. Le TienK. Luu
16thJVIndividualA. Espinoza
13thJVIndividualT. Sharma
10thJVIndividualL. Prisco
9thJVIndividualL. Gaspar
8thJVIndividualJ. Chen
7thJVIndividualC. Rivera
8thJVTeamT. SharmaC. Rivera
7thJVTeamD. LiangD. Wong
5thJVTeamJ. ChenN. Bonilla

SOS: Tissue and Paper Towel Donation Needed!
Dear Skinner Families,

The winter cold and flu season hit hard, and the Ancillary Team is running out of tissue and paper towels.  

If you are able to donate a box of tissue or a roll of paper towels, please send it to Ms. Ranftl in the Library. 

Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!

Classroom Connection: Chinese New Year with Ms. Chen
Mrs. Chen's 8th Grade and 6th Grade Mandarin classes celebrated the Chinese New Year with a hands-on activities!

The students made lanterns and crafts, all of which represent positive thoughts and luck for the new year. 

Happy Year of the Dog!

Skinner BAC Lunch this Sunday at Noon!

Please join us for the eleventh installment of Skinner West's BAC's international dining series at Ghareeb Nawaz near UIC.  

Gallery 111 Needs Your Help!

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

Looking for Spring Break Camp Options?
Mad Science and Music House are partnering together for a unique camp week during Spring Break!

Spend the morning enjoying hands-on science activities, and spend the afternoon practicing fine arts!

Learn more HERE!

6th - 8th Grade Valentine's Dance Highlights

The Student Council Valentine's Day dance took place last Friday. 

Thank you to all that helped put it on and the upper grade students for a fun evening together! 
Get Excited for the Cookie Dough Fundraiser!
Look for a cookie dough fundraiser packet to come home with your student this week!

This is Skinner West PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year, because everybody loves cookies! Students have a sweet time selling cookies to their family, friends and neighbors, all for a good cause: supporting our school. 

Cookie dough packets are due back March 9th
Cookie dough will be picked up along with report cards on April 18th


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Deborah M. Clark
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