2020-2021 School Year 
Week #17: January 30 - February 5

Dates to Remember

Monday, February 1st  K-8th Hybrid Students Return to Building
Thursday, February 4th - End of Second Quarter
Friday, February 5th - School Improvement Day - No Classes
Monday, February 15th - Presidents' Day - No Classes
Every Wednesday - Free COVID Testing @ 955 W Grand

CPS 2020-2021 Calendar: here
Front Office Hours: 8:45am-4:00pm - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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Thank you to all who had attended our virtual meetings on the Skinner West Hybrid Plan.  The presentation from the meeting can be found at the link below.

New class schedules will be sent out on Monday.  If you have any additional questions, please contact your homeroom teacher.  If you have questions regarding your child's pod assignment, please contact Ms. Maldonado at

Hello Parents -

Spring will soon be returning to Chicago.  Warmer temps will mean the return of Baseball and Softball to our neighborhood.  The Sheridan McGuane Baseball and Softball League has T-Ball, Baseball and Softball for kids ages 4 to 14!   

Sheridan McGuane Baseball is dedicated to making baseball accessible to everyone and being the best community baseball league possible.

Registration for Chicago's premiere baseball league is now open.

Be sure to check it out at: 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mike Fournier at

Repeat 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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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. 

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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