2018-2019 School Year
Week #39: June 21 - 27
Last Day of School and Promotion Walk: Thursday, June 20th
Last week of newsletter, June 21st
Skinner Summer Camp: Starts Tuesday, 6/25
LSC Meeting: Tuesday, 6/25th @ 6pm

Neighborhood registration will recommence in mid-July ; stay tuned for more information on our website , marquee and doors for specific days and times.

CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
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A Summer Wish from Principal Clarkclark
As we reflect on the past school year, we continue to celebrate the incredible growth and accomplishments of each of our Superstars, the unwavering support of our parents, the focus and dedication of our entire faculty and staff  and the support of our community. Thank you!

We have much to celebrate this year!... We congratulate our eighth grade graduates. We also say farewell and congratulations to our 6th graders who are moving on to Academic Centers. Our sixth and eighth graders have worked hard during their years at Skinner. We are confident that they are well prepared for the next step in their academic careers and wish them much success in their future. Read below for more details of our recent celebrations.

Our Superstars at all grade levels continue to represent in the community with strong academics, artistic ability, athleticism, talent and service  Our Superstars are diverse and well-rounded and we are proud of their accomplishments outside of Skinner.

Lastly, we are so proud and grateful for our new annex ! Thanks to our parents, community members,  Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Burnett, we now have classroom space or all of our programs.

It's been another marvelous school year thanks to all of you. Now it's time to enjoy a little break for summer to rest , relax and get rejuvenated for Superstar year 2019-2020 !

Happy Summer to All !

Mrs. Clark

This week we celebrated the graduation of our 8th grade class.  Our Superstars will matriculate to some very amazing high schools. We apologize that Whitney Young High School was inadvertently not included last week on the list of high schools that our graduates will be attending next year.  CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2019!  On behalf of the entire community, we wish you all the success in the world! 


This week our 6th graders held their '6th grade celebration'!  Our students performed, gave speeches about their 6th grade year and handed out some very special awards to their classmates!  The rising 7th graders spent the afternoon enjoying the great weather while signing each others t-shirts!  The group, coined as most 'supportive and sensitive class,' by the teachers are excited about next year!  We wish you all unparalleled success as you all continue your middle school journey!

On June 17, 2019 Skinner West Kindergartners walked across the stage as Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Robinson promoted them to first grade! Our kindergarten Superstars did a wonderful job singing in their "Motown" theme graduation! "How Sweet it is To be a Skinner West Superstar!" Congratulations kindergartners!

Community Public Art Muralmural
Friends of Skinner West invites you to  join us this Saturday, June 22nd at 1400 W Monroe to help paint a beautiful community mural. All are welcome! Show up at 1400 Monroe from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., we will supply the paint brushes and you can be a part of beautifying the community. $5 Donation will go to Friends of Skinner West. More information can be found here.
This summer, neighbors from across our communities are coming together to SAY NO TO VIOLENCE. To ensure students have a safe and productive summer, the district has partnered with the City of Chicago and our sister agencies to help families learn about fun and enriching activities throughout the summer. 

Please note that the Skinner West school offices will be closed (email, phone and walk-in) through mid-August.  Please direct questions to CPS during the summer holiday.

This is the final newsletter of the 2018/19 school year.  The newsletter will resume in mid-August with information about the upcoming school year along with a new website!

Have a wonderful and safe summer holiday.  See everyone on September 3, 2019!
Drawing by Ethan W, rising 7th grader

Please find attached the ancillary school supply list for 2019/20.  We will post school supply lists by mid-August on our website & newsletter.  And don't forget -- FOSW is offering school supplies through Yubbler again this year!  It's a super easy way to have everything delivered to you, but best of all, a portion of the proceeds benefit Skinner West.

Help us collect supply lists!  Scan your child's list and email it to  List the Grade, Program (Classical or Neighborhood) and room number.  We'll start posting lists as we collect them.
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Deborah M. Clark
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