2018-2019 School Year
Week #22: February 9th - February 15th

Repeat Articles
Dates to Remember

2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home- Friday, Feb 15th
NO SCHOOL -President's Day - Monday, Feb. 18th
Graduation Pictures - Wednesday, Feb. 20th
Annex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Coming Soon
Save the Date: Gallery 111 Gala - March 2, 2019

CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
New Articles

Gallery 111 Gala is around the corner!
Visit this site to purchase your tickets online:

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

Morning Drop Off - Volunteers Needed!


Volunteer Please!
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!
Thank you!
Graduation Picture Day


Graduation Pictures will be held in the Gym
on Wednesday, February 20th

Debate Team

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).

9thNoviceIndividualOlivia A.
7thNoviceIndividualNathaniel W.
5thNoviceIndividualMary Y.
4thNoviceIndividualAnjali R.
2ndNoviceIndividualDarian K.
1stNoviceIndividualArhan G.
8thNoviceTeamCarter M.Sophie M.
5thNoviceTeamAmber P.Olivia A.
4thNoviceTeamRebecca B.Mary Y.
3rdNoviceTeamMaura S.Aleksia L.
2ndNoviceTeamArhan G.Darian K.
8thJVIndividualTrey T.
7thJVIndividualKatelyn L.
6thJVIndividualNikita A.
1stJVIndividualAnna S.
8thJVTeamTrey T.Sunshine P.
7thJVTeamNikita A.Anna S.
3rdJVTeamMax B.Katelyn L.
9thVarsityIndividualJenny C.
8thVarsityIndividualAlex G.
6thVarsityTeamTrayi 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!

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.  Click HERE to access a printable form.

West Loop Soccer Club

Repeat Articles  
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.

Brooklyn Boulders

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