2020-2021 School Year 
Week #16: January 23 - January 29

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, January 26th - LSC Organizational Meeting@ 6:00
Jan 27th and 28th - Hybrid Plan Virtual Meetings for Parents
   Kindergarten   Wednesday, Jan 27@ 6:00 pm
        Grades 1-4  Thursday , Jan 28th @ 5:00-6:00pm
Grades 5-8  Thursday, Jan 28th @ 6:30 pm
Monday, February 1st  K-8th Hybrid Students Return to Building
Every Wednesday - Free COVID Testing @ 955 W Grand

CPS 2020-2021 Calendar: here
Front Office Hours: 8:45am-4:00pm - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
New Articles

Please click HERE for the Principal's Report from the January LSC Meeting.  Our next meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 26th at 6pm.  

More information including instructions for attending will be on the school calendar.  All are welcome to attend!  As a reminder, previous LSC meeting notes including the principal's report can be found on Skinner's website.

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Did you know there's an easy way to support our school while shopping? Go to and choose Skinner School Forum as you charity of choice. Skinner West PTO/Forum will receive a donation for every eligible purchase you make when you shop through
Thank You Ms. Maldonado & Staff!ThankYou

Approximately 190 Superstars tested at Skinner School between January 12th-19th in preparation for Selective Enrollment & Academic Center Admissions.  Ms. Maldonado coordinated this large effort and many thanks to the staff and teachers who came in to supervise test taking sessions in a safe and orderly manner.

Thank you to Ms. Maldonado and our Staff & Teachers for making this possible for our Superstars!

Thank You for Helping FOSW!FOSW

With the help of our very generous Skinner parents,  Friends of Skinner West was able to fulfill the holiday wish lists of 18 Skinner West students. 
From coats to puzzles to boots and socks, each of these children received the items they needed to get through the cold winter days as well as some holiday gifts to brighten their day! Thank you to all who donated. 

Repeat Articles

The next LSC Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00.
Please click   HERE for the January LSC meeting agenda.  

Dates for future LSC Meetings will be determined.  More information including instructions for attending will be on the school calendar.  All are welcome to attend!  As a reminder, previous LSC meeting notes including the principal's report can be found on Skinner's website.

Isabelle L. is a 3rd grade Superstar in Ms. Sanders Class.  She is one of the youngest members of the #Fight2FeedBakeSquad.   Since September she has been baking 100 cookies for them every other weekend and increased her baking time to weekly during the month of December.  In November, volunteers were asked to also bake pumpkin pies to accompany the Thanksgiving dinners being served.  Isabelle stepped up and made her first ever pumpkin pie! 

Fight2Feed has a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste.  Fight2Feed rescues food and prepares meals for those in underserved and homeless communities. They don't have the capacity to prepare a baked good to add to the meal, but their clients love receiving something made with love by volunteers in the community. 

If any other Superstars are interested in baking for Fight2Feed, please sign up using this link,

Merit School of Music invites Skinner West students to study after school with Chicago's finest music teachers.  Whether your child is a beginner or looking to refine their skills, Merit's online and in-person group classes will help unlock their full musical potential.  Financial aid and low-cost instrument rentals are available. 

Learn more and register today!

Bennett Day School, Morgan Manufacturing & NEXT Restaurant have organized FREE COVID-19 walk-up testing in the West Loop.   Starting January 20th and every Wednesday after that, anyone can get a free test in the Bennett Day School parking lot at 955 W Grand Street.  Hours are from 8am-3:45pm.  All you need to provide is a contact number for the test results.
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Deborah M. Clark
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