MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2018-2019 School Year
Week #18: January 11th - January 18th
Dates to Remember
NWEA Testing - Jan 8th - Jan 25th
BAC Meeting - 2nd floor Landing - Fri, Jan 18th
NO SCHOOL Monday, Jan.21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Skinner Student Lip Sync Battle - Wed., Jan 23rd 4:15pm
Gallery 111 Student Art Show - Fri, Jan 25th 5:00pm
School Improvement Meeting - Thurs, Jan 31st at 4:00 pm
Save the Date: Gallery 111 Gala - March 2, 2019
CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
LSC Meeting Update - January 2019
See here for LSC meeting notes on January 15th, 2019
Congratulations to Mrs. Clark and all our Superstars!
After school this Friday, CPS Movers will move the following Superstars and teachers into their new classrooms. Please see the picture below for new classroom assignments.
Superstars will arrive as usual in the gym or cafeteria on Tuesday morning after the MLK holiday and be escorted to their new classrooms! Students will have the opportunity to safely take their items to new classrooms ensuring no one is overloaded with schoolbooks or personal supplies.
Please be patient as our teachers get their rooms unpacked and set up.
Over the next few weeks, there are still be a few minor finishing touches to complete in the annex but the classrooms are ready with new furniture for our Superstars. Also, we will be communicating any updates lunchroom assignments, procedures or other classroom details as we transition into the new addition. More information will follow on the formal opening with Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Burnett , CPS officials and Skinner parents. We are so proud of our Superstar principal - thank you for all you do! We are truly grateful to get the 22 new classrooms for our instructional programs !
CPS has moved the Aspen transition date from January to April 22, 2019. Please read here for more information.
Skinner West Student Council presents: LIP SYNC BATTLE
Students from grades 4-5 are encouraged to pick a school appropriate song and rehearse to put on the lip sync performance of a lifetime!
- When: Wednesday, January 23rd
- Time: 4:15pm - 6:15pm
- Where: Skinner Gym
- Permission slips of performers must be turned in to Mr. Johnson by January 22nd (Tuesday). See HERE
Participants will be limited to 1 performance and that can be either a solo or group performance.
All students in 4th - 8th grades are welcome to watch. $4 entry fee will include 2 bags of chips and a drink
Hope to see you there!
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!
West Loop Soccer Club will be open on MLK day for camp
Sign up for Brooklyn Boulder's Thursday Walking Bus!
Join our Thursday "Walking Bus" where BKB staff will meet pre-registered Skinner West students after school and walk them to Brooklyn Boulders for two
hours of climbing, team building games, and more!
- From January 24 - March 7th
- Every Thursday from 4pm - 6pm
- 7 sessions for $210
for more information and how to sign up!
NWEA Testing Schedule
Our NWEA winter testing will begin the week we return from Winter Break. Please see tentative schedule below and read here
for more information.
|K||January 15, 17, 22, 23, 24|
|1||January 10, 11, 22, 23|
|2||January 9, 10|
|3||January 14, 15|
|4||January 8, 9|
|5||January 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23|
|6||January 15-18, 22-25|
|7||January 14-18, 22-25|
|8||January 15-18, 22-25|
Student Art Show Coming Up!
K-2 parents: If you can't attend, pre-purchase your child's artwork by sending $40 cash or check made out to "Gallery 111" to the art room or Ms. Bovit's mailbox. Don't forget to label your child's name on the envelope!
Classroom Connection: Ms Rosenzweig's Cooking Class with The Kids' Table
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a cooking celebration with The Kids' Table!
That fabulous smell of minced garlic and basil was coming from Mrs. Rosenzweig's 5th Grade Class. Students got to measure, chop, mix and blend ingredients for their Tomato and Alfredo Pasta Bowl & Tropical Yogurt Parfait Holiday Luncheon.
Students were thoroughly engaged and actively participated during the afternoon activities. We hope you have a Happy Holiday and New Year!!!
Girl Scout Cookies on Sale!
It's Cookie Time, It's Cookie Time!
Skinner West's very own Brownie Troop is selling Girl Scout cookies
this month only. If you're interested in purchasing cookies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and she will share details on how to purchase from the girls.
Each box is $5.00, with proceeds going to support ongoing Brownie Troop events like cleaning up Skinner Park and partnering with local non-profits. You can purchase boxes to be sent to active military if you don't want them for yourself. Descriptions of the cookies being sold can be found here
The cookies will be delivered to school for convenient pick up in February.
Meet Young Band in a Hurry featuring our very own Mr. Baron!
for a write up on Mr. Baron's Chicago band - Young Man in a Hurry!
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Deborah M. Clark