MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2018-2019 School Year
Week #23: February 16th - February 22nd
Dates to Remember
Annex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Sunday, February 24th 1:00-2:00
LSC Meeting Tuesday, Feb 25th at 6:00
Friday, March 1- Third Grade African American Wax Museum 10-11
Gallery 111 Gala - Saturday, March 2nd
Bulls Family Fun Night - Friday, March 8th
CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
Annex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Skinner Parents & Community
are cordially invited to attend the
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Special Guests: Mayor Rahm Emanuel
& Alderman Walter Burnett
Please join the celebration and visit our twenty-two new classrooms!
GALLERY 111 GALA IS NEXT SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND!!
GET YOUR GALLERY 111 TICKETS BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH TO BE
IN A DRAWING FOR 5 RAFFLE TICKETS!! ($100 VALUE)
Here is sample of what Gallery 111 has funded in the past:
Kindergarten: Tiny Tunemakers Residency
1st Grade: May I Have This Dance Residency
4th Grades: Poetry Center of Chicago Residency
5th Grade: Lifeline Theater Residency
6th Grade: Ghana drumming workshop & performance
7th Grade EPIC - Silk Road Rising Residency- Creative Play Writing
8th Grade: Mosaic Workshops - Green Star Movement
Diverse Learners: Hubbard Street Dance Residency
Bulls Family Fun Night - March 8th
Purchase discounted Bulls tickets by Fri., Feb. 22 for a special night! On March 8, Skinner West students, faculty, friends and family can watch pre-game warm ups from the 100 level from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and sit at the 300 level for the game. Ticketholders will also receive Bulls Commemorative mini-posters, and Skinner West will receive scoreboard recognition.
Your students should bring home a form this week. To purchase tickets, submit the form to the MAIN OFFICE with payment made out to Skinner West PTO no later than Friday, Feb. 22. Visit this link for a printable FORM.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Everyone loves cookies! Please support Skinner West PTO by offering delicious cookie dough to family, friends, and coworkers.
Funds raised will go toward fulfilling classroom needs. Packets came home with your students on Feb. 15 and must be turned in with payment by Friday, March 8.
Morning Drop Off - Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer one morning a week to help with drop off
in the morning between 8:20 am - 9:00 am
Sign-Up Sheet Available at the Security Desk!
Graduation Picture Day
Graduation Pictures will be held in the Gym
on Wednesday, February 20th
The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Three for the 2018-2019 season on Saturday, January 12.
The overall topic for the year is: 'Immigration', and the cases being debated at this Tournament were 'H-1B Visas' and 'Open Borders'.
The students did a great job against some tough competition and won the awards listed below.
Some highlights we would especially like to point out are:
1) Skinner West took 1st place in two out of the six award categories.
2) Skinner West won about 40% of all possible awards at the tournament (21 out of 52).
|8th||Novice||Team||Carter M.||Sophie M.|
|5th||Novice||Team||Amber P.||Olivia A.|
|4th||Novice||Team||Rebecca B.||Mary Y.|
|3rd||Novice||Team||Maura S.||Aleksia L.|
|2nd||Novice||Team||Arhan G.||Darian K.|
|8th||JV||Team||Trey T.||Sunshine P.|
|7th||JV||Team||Nikita A.||Anna S.|
|3rd||JV||Team||Max B.||Katelyn L.|
|6th||Varsity||Team||Trayi S.||Cosette R.|
Congratulations to our Superstars!
Many thanks to our Debate Team coach Mr. Lee!
Upper Grades Celebrate Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day!
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders celebrated Valentine's Day today in the gym
with food, dancing and good company.
Classroom Connection - 3rd Grade
Happy Valentine's Day!
Third grade superstars spent the afternoon making treat bags and valentines for kids at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, right in our neighborhood. The students were creative, kind, and generous in this activity, learning the importance of giving to others.
Thank you to our room parents for helping with supplies and for delivering the valentines. We hope the kids enjoy them!
Classroom Connection - Rm. 116
Dr. Ned from Skyline Smiles Dentist in the West Loop came to Skinner West to speak to the children about taking care of their teeth. February is Dental Awareness Month and Dr. Ned will be visiting each of the K-3 classes over the next few weeks!
Ms. Growe's kindergarten in room 116 enjoyed the guest speaker and learned so many fun facts about how to keep their teeth healthy!
Thank you for the prize bags Skyline Smiles!
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