2019-2020 School Year 
Week #27: April 24-30
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Due to the closure of school for the remainder of the year, PTO will have to cancel the Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  If you participated, any checks that were received have not been deposited and will be shredded.

For reimbursement of cash sent in, PTO will mail a check to you. Please email Joey Lynn Pinaglia at with the information listed below:

Child's name
Room Number
Home Address
Phone Number

We appreciate you participating and hope you are staying safe and well!

Thank you,
Skinner West PTO

Check out the activities students were engaged in for PE!  
Way to go Remy F. and Ella K.!  I am very proud of you! - Ms. Westy

Remy F.
4th Grade, Ms. Carlson Room 222
Tuesday, March 17 to Friday, March 20

What is your favorite sport that gets you moving?

My favorite sport that gets me moving is BOP IT.  BOP IT is a balloon game where you have to bop a balloon and get it to land on the floor on your opponent's side.
Rules/setting up/objectives of BOP IT.
  1. You have to be playing on either side of something that has two completely accessible sides and the 2 sides have to be more than 1 foot away from each other (setting up).
  2. You can't go on your opponent's side (rules).
  3. You have to win by 2 points (objectives/rules).
  4. This game is played in points (rules).
  5. The spaces on either side must have a 9 foot  or more area (setting up).
Playing BOP IT is how I got my cardio-vascular activity last week. Each night, my mom, aunt and I played BOP IT for over an hour. We had a great time. Some nights it would be more competitive than other nights. We usually all play together, but sometimes we will have a mini-tournament where the first two people play against each other and then the winner plays the third person. Typically after a game of BOP IT, I am sweating and I can feel my heart beating faster in my chest. These things tell me that I am getting good exercise when playing BOP IT.

Ella K.
1st Grade, Ms. Martin Room 130
Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27

ActivityTime ActiveDate
Bike, Scooter30 min3/16
Bike, Scooter, Walk1 hour3/17
Bike30 min3/18
Walk, Bike, Soccer45 min3/19
Jog, Walk, 100 Jumping Jacks30 min3/20
1 hr 15 min3/23
Bike45 min3/24
Scooter1 hr3/25
Scooter20 min3/26
Bike30 min3/27


Mrs. DeJulio, 3rd grade, assigned enrichment art by having students follow a video on how to draw faces.  

Vedika K.'s artwork is showcased here for her enrichment art talent.

What a challenge! Great job Vedika!


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CPS began Remote Learning on April 13th, and will continue until further notice.  Links to Skinner Remote Learning plans were sent to families in the April 6th E-blast.

For families in need of internet resources, click the following link.
As mentioned in the April 1st E-blast, WHITNEY YOUNG will be the meal pickup location closest to Skinner West.  More information on CPS meal distribution can be found here.  

The Office of Student Health and Wellness has provided a list of resources for at-home physical activities here.

Check out how some of our Superstars are using their time creatively.

8th Grade (Ms. Zamiar) Word Art Submissions on reading To Kill A Mockingbird

Wide Open School is an online resource sponsored by Common Sense. Click here for more information.  

West Loop Soccer Club created a library of instructional videos for kids to stay active and train on their own and we would like to share it with your students. New videos are being added weekly. 

A link to the Mad Science Online Learning Program is here.  
Use Promo Code VirtualChicag to save 25% off your subscription at checkout!

Mathnasium is now offering Live Online Instruction.  

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