2019-2020 School Year 
Week #25: March 13-19
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Get up-to-date information on Chicago Public School's policies, response, and resources for COVID-19 here.  

Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, 3/31
The third graders recently completed a research project centered around African-American heroes.  Each student wrote a first-person biographical speech and dressed in costumes/props to play the role of their hero.  As other students or parents visited the wax museum, the third graders "came alive" to explain their life and significance. Everyone did a great job!
The Skinner West Invention Convention is cancelled due to precautions as outlined in the Interim Guidance on District/School Group Activities.

6th Grade: The Invention Convention project assignment may be offered as an optional project with in-class presentation.

3rd Grade: All parts of the Invention Convention are cancelled and the project assignment will be revisited at a later time.
The Budget Overview Meeting for Monday, March 15 at 5:30 is cancelled.  This meeting will be rescheduled for a future date.
Congratulations to the Skinner West Star Theater Program for its 2020 Black History Month musical celebrations titled, "Melodies of  Black Music". This unforgettable excursion involved various musical performances filled with 40 years of black entertainment from the legendary Motown sound of the 1960's to the early 1990s hip hop, R&B, and soul music.  
Congratulation to Skinner student Ketan N., Micah S., Vishal S., NS Balin N. who won the Midwest regional championships in Karate for 2019.
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Gallery111 Success!gallery111
Skinner West would like to send out a HUGE thank you for making this year's Gallery111 No Art Left Behind Gala a success. Thanks to our gracious, generous, community committed to the arts, we surpassed our goal for next year's programming. 

Here's a special shout-out to Jeff Burt for his commitment to keep the event lively with his excellent DJ skills, Alexander Rivera Photography for capturing photos of all, Justin Kaufmann for MC'ing the evening's "Fund the Need" which brought in an additional $5000, and all the dedicated members of Gallery111 who constantly work hard to ensure all of our students at Skinner West have an enriching art experience each year! There are still a few great items available for a great deal! They are all available on a first come, first served basis, so check them out here quick!


Superstars Camp is back for 8 weeks this summer! Click 'Enroll Now' & download the registration form.  Payments toward camp are 100% refundable up to the first day of camp on June 23rd! We look forward to another great summer! 
Looking for an overnight summer camp option for Skinner Students in grades 4-8? Look no further, USA Camp Group is offering weekly
discounts to Skinner Families. Click here for more details. 
Women's History MonthWHM
Every Monday this March, CPS be celebrating the accomplishments of women in CPS schools with a new story on the blog.  
Chicago Public School's 2020-2021 Elementary and High School Academic School Year Calendars are now live and can be found here
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