2018-2019 School Year
Week #30: April 26th - May 3rd


BAC- Bilingual Advisory Commitee - April 26th 9am
Tours for Prospective Parents - April 26th 10am (1260 W Adams only)
Tours for Prospective Parents- April 29 (Branch only @225 S Aberdeen) 
Teacher Appreciation Week - Starting May 6th

CPS 2018- 2019 Calendar: here
New Articles
Need Help with Aspen?

We hope you have logged onto your new ASPEN account in the last week. You should have received an email from ASPEN at around Monday 4/22 (sender: <>) providing you instructions.  This is a multistep process, and we appreciate your patience!  On occasion, we have heard that some parents are having trouble.

If you did NOT receive an email or instructions, please do the following:

1. Check your email (that CPS has on record) and its spam folder for an email from <> or search for Keyword: Aspen.

2. If you did not receive an email or cannot access the new parent portal, please complete this google form HERE,  and include your child's name, parent name, email and parent phone number.

3. The office will work with each account, and respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

Thank you Earth Day Volunteers!

Kindergartners in Ms. Growe's class came back from spring vacation well rested and ready for action! They kicked off the week celebrating Earth Day on April 22 by cleaning up the Skinner West schoolyard! Thank you Superstars!!

5th Grade Health Class - Parents, Please Read

Hello 5th Grade parents!

In 2 weeks, all 5th grade classes will participate in human reproduction, growth and development class.  Please see the memo below.  If you would like to excuse your child from these informational classes please email Ms. Westendorf at and indicate your child's name along with their home room teacher's room number.  Thank you!



We are proud to be part of an institution where teachers and staff wholeheartedly support education for diverse learners. Our sensory Superstars comprise more than 6% of our student population.
The sensory Superstars of Skinner West want to welcome you to our inaugural FUNDRAISING EVENT.
Date: Thursday, June 6th
Time: 3:45-6:00 pm
Location: School Gym
Please join us for a fun afternoon with music, food, games and lots of family fun activities.

Skinner Summer Camp is Open for Registration


We are proud to report that camp will return to Skinner this summer! Our webpage has been updated with all pertinent information. 

Starts - Tuesday June 25th
Ends - Friday August 16th
No camp on July 4th due to observance of Independence Day
Hours - 7:30a-6:00p
Day Camp - Ages 5 through 12
Junior Counselor - Ages 13 through 15

Our hard copy registration form can be printed and submitted to the office for Mr. Johnson or you can fill out and email us the electronic registration form at Click HERE for registration. 

Registration begins on Monday, April 22nd.  Our camp calendar will be released in May. We're so excited to be back! 

New this summer!

 Junior Counselor Program 
Who: kids aged 13-15
Cost: $100/week 
We're excited to announce that we will start a new program in place of our teen camp. This program is aimed at giving older children the opportunity to serve as helpers and role models. During activities they will play a supportive role for our counselors and aim to make activities for fun for campers by playing with them. They'll even be responsible for putting on a couple of events throughout the summer (with our supervision and guidance, of course). When camp take trips they'll get a break and get to enjoy themselves a bit, too. Junior Counselors and parents will still need to fill out a registration form and an additional Junior Counselor Code of Conduct that they will need to abide by at all times. The code will be shared after a registration form is received. 

Click  HERE for registration. 

Brooklyn Builders Summer Camp

Repeat 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

POW Summer Camp Early Bird Discount for Skinner West Superstars

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.
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Deborah M. Clark
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