2018-2019 School Year
Week #30: April 6th - April 19th


SPRING BREAK April 15th to April 19th
~ Have a fantastic break! ~

Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23rd LSC Meeting  6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th - Earth Day/Service Day
Tours for Prospective Parents - April 8, 26th (1260 W Adams only)
Tours for Prospective Parents- April 29 (Branch only @225 S Aberdeen) 

CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
New Articles
ASPEN will replace Parent Portal on April 22nd

Important Note from our School Nurse


Thank you to Mrs. Robinson for your years of hard work, love and support you provide our Superstars!

Updated School Calendar - Thursday, June 20th is Last Day of School
As we head into the last quarter of the school year please remember that the last day of school is Thursday, June 20th.  The updated calendar is here

Citywide Invention Convention Superstars

On Saturday April 6th, the citywide Invention Convention was held. 10 Skinner West 3rd grade students were chosen to compete among 350 students. The following students won prizes.

Honorable Mention: Kayleigh L., Shlok S., Kalista R.
3rd Place: Sonya T.
2nd Place: Lucy K.

Sonya T. and Lucy K. have also been invited to attend the National Invention Convention as a part of the top vote recipients overall.

Congratulations to everyone!
6th Grade Ancient History Fair

Skinner Summer Camp- Registration Open week of 4/22
The Skinner Summer Camp registration will be open starting the week of 4/22.  Please look out for more details in the next newsletter.

POW Summer Camp Early Bird Discount for Skinner West Superstars

Repeat Articles  
Student Council Earth Day /Service Day

The Skinner West Student Council proudly presents an Earth Day service learning opportunity! Students in 4th & 5th grades are welcome to join student council members on Wednesday April 24th to join the social media movement #Trashtag and clean up our community.Permission slip is required to participate. The event will end promptly at 5pm. 

Parents, we do need donations for this event to take place! We are in need of garbage bags and latex gloves. We'd really only need a couple of boxes of each. They can be given to Mr. Johnson. Thank you!

Congratulations to the Skinner Debate Team - 
Next Up... State Tournament!  

Over 300 debaters across 90 teams from 31 schools competed at the tournament, but 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)  Of the 16 teams that are moving on to the State Tournament, Skinner West is sending 8 of them, as many as the rest of the entire CMSDL combined.
2) Skinner West won 35% of all possible awards at the tournament (26 out of 74).  

Individual Winners:                                  Team Winners:
4th- Mary Y                                         2nd-Mary Y. and Rebecca B.
5th- Isabelle G                                   3rd- Darian K. and Arhan G.
7th- Arhan G                                       4th-Isabella G and Sirrena J
9th- Rebecca B                                   5th-Maya S. and Ashna S.
11th- Darian K                                    6th-Barry G. and Gabriel K.
13th- Aadi K                                        7th- Jonathan C. and JunHui G.
15th - Sophie M                                           
 17th - Jonathan C
20th - Amber P
Individual Winners                                   Team Winners
1st - Anna S.                                             2nd-Sunshine P. and Trey T.
2nd-Sunshine P.                                       4th -Nikita A. and Anna S.
3rd-Nikita A.                                            
6th-Max B.                                              
14th-Trey T.
20th-Katelyn L.

Individual Winners                                    Team Winners
8th-Jake L.                                              5th-Jake L. and Alex G.
                                                                 8th-Jenny C. and Nicole B.

Special Thanks to Mr. Lee who has inspired, led and coached our Superstars to represent their very best.  Also, we thank all the students, parents and judges who have worked hard all season.  Good luck at State!

Friends of Skinner West Update & Golf Outing May 20th


Friends of Skinner West would like to update parents with our progress in utilizing the Walkathon funds. We would like to invite those who haven't see our updates on Facebook to join our page to find out all about our initiatives, plans and ways to get involved. Below are our purchases from the $65,000 that we raised from the Walkathon. We would like to take this opportunity to again thank everyone who donated! You can see how much we were able to accomplish from the list below.  
Friends of Skinner West is planning a Golf Outing!  We would like to raise enough funds to finish purchasing and installing projectors in the new annex so that all of the classrooms are ready to use for the 2019 school year.   The outing is a great way to get together with your friends and neighbors for an event at a beautiful, private country club.  The golf outing will be May 20th at Ridge Country Club and will include 18 holes, a cart, lunch, reception and more!   We are looking for golfers of all levels to come out and have fun that day; it doesn't matter if you have never played the game or if you are an advanced player, we guarantee you will have a great time.   Please save the date for this great event and find us on Facebook for more information.  

Registration for golf can be found online  at . 

If you are interested in advertising your business or  supporting our school through sponsoring a hole as a family, please see our registration form or site for sponsorship opportunities. All sponsors will be recognized with signage at the event and on our Facebook page. 

Items purchased for the school (2018-2019 school year):
10 interactive whiteboard projectors and installation 
Replaced 3 broken projectors in other classrooms
200 Samsung Chromebooks to replenish and replace broken ones
Maintenance contract for 2 of the school copier machines
New Seat Sacks for all Kindergarten classrooms
Extra Apple cables
Extra lock boxes for Cellphones
6 laser printers and 18 toners
5 replacement lightbulbs for Promethean boards
Classroom rug
Laminating film 
Qball interactive question game 
Items purchased for the 10 winning classrooms:
Kidney table and chairs
Classroom materials/games
Listening station & headphones
Classroom sets of books
Noise canceling headphones -15
Wobble seats-6

Shoe Drive for Autism

Chicago Autism Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local families find and afford effective autism therapy. Money raised through this shoe drive will increase their ability to give financial assistance to families who need, but can't afford autism therapy. Gently worn or new shoes can be dropped off at collection boxes in the Skinner West lobby from April 1-May 31.  Please contact if you have questions.
Tours for Prospective Parents
Skinner West is offering tours for prospective parents in April.  All tours will begin at 10 am and there is no need to RSVP.  Please share this with your neighbors who may have a child entering in the Fall. 

The dates for the tours are:  

April 26 (This will be a Skinner main bldg only 1260 W Adams)
April 29 (This will be a Skinner Branch tour only - 225 S Aberdeen)

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