MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2018-2019 School Year
Week #21: February 1st - February 8th
Dates to Remember
Wear RED for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness - February 7
BAC Luncheon: Around the World in 80 Dishes - February 10, 2019
2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home- Friday, Feb 15th
NO SCHOOL -President's Day - Monday, Feb. 18th
Annex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Coming Soon
Save the Date: Gallery 111 Gala - March 2, 2019
CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
Gallery 111 Gala is around the corner!
STEM Learning Opportunity for Girls in Grades 1-5
MakerGirl is a non-profit organization that educates girls aged 7-10 about STEM through 3D printing and other cutting edge technologies. With academies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Northwestern University, they have reached over 3,000 girls and counting.
On Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, MakerGirl is partnering up with a 3D printing manufacturing company to host our session in downtown Chicago (West Loop). Fast Radius is a leading provider of additive manufacturing with a state-of-the art 3D printing lab and a bright team of designers and engineers. The link for registration is provided below.
BAC Luncheon: Around the World in 80 Dishes #14
Attention all Skinner Families & Staff!
Please join the Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) for lunch at the H Mart food court in the West Loop for lunch on Sunday 2/10/19 at 12:00 p.m.
All Skinner families and staff are invited!
See you there!
Wear RED on February 7th for CHD Awareness Week!
Congenital Heart Defect (aka CHD) Awareness Week kicks off on February 7th through February 14th.
Did you know that every 1 in 100 live births in the United States has a child is born with a heart defect? Heart defects are conditions that people live with throughout their entire lives. There are an estimated 1 million children and 1.4 million adults living in the United States that are living with heart conditions. By wearing red on February 7th you help show your support and honor to all your family, friends and classmates that are living with these heart issues. This week is also a time to recognize those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts!
Last year some of the Skinner Superstars supported CHD Awareness Week by wearing red on February 7th. We'd love for the entire school to participate in this event!
For further information and facts about Congenital Heart Defects, you can learn a lot HERE
For further information on Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, you can read about it HERE
So please wear red on February 7th!
7th Grade NWEA MAP Prep Courses!
Receiving high scores on the NWEA MAP exams is critical for gaining admission to Chicago's best high schools! Let Test Prep Chicago help you get there!
Location: Mathnasium - West Loop (8 S. Peoria St.)
Time: Saturdays (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Tuition: $445 (~$28/hour for in class instruction)
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Deborah M. Clark