2020-2021 School Year 
Week #18: February 6 - 12
Dates to Remember
Friday, February 5th - School Improvement Day - No Classes
Monday, February 15th - Presidents' Day - No Classes
Tuesday, February 23 - LSC Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
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
Classroom Connections: DeJulio classroom
Third graders, in Mrs. DeJulio's Room 119, have been busy reading away! This past week, they completed some amazing book report projects. Take a look at the character map by Monty W. and book summary by Theo K. 

Debate Team Results debate

The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Two for the 2020-2021 season on Saturday, December 5. The overall topic for the year is: 'Criminal Justice Reform', and the cases being debated at this Tournament were 'Money Bail' 'Predictive Policing', and 'Body Cameras'. 

Approximately 105 debaters across 54 teams from 5 schools competed at the tournament, but the Skinner students did a great job against some tough competition and won the awards listed below, including winning 1st place in 4 out of 4 award categories, sweeping the tournament. 

18thNoviceIndividualAllison C
14thNoviceIndividualCarter H
11thNoviceIndividualSam A
10thNoviceIndividualMalachi E
7thNoviceIndividualEmika M
6thNoviceIndividualMel L
3rdNoviceIndividualSophie W
2ndNoviceIndividualGrier Bu
1stNoviceIndividualKinzie W
15thJV/VarsityIndividualVishal S
14thJV/VarsityIndividualDarian K
12thJV/VarsityIndividualRebecca B
11thJV/VarsityIndividualDaanya M
10thJV/VarsityIndividualSophie M
9thJV/VarsityIndividualAurelie G-B
6thJV/VarsityIndividualAadi Ka
4thJV/VarsityIndividualMiles K
3rdJV/VarsityIndividualAmber P
1stJV/VarsityIndividualSabrina Q
15thNoviceTeamFrances MCarter H
11thNoviceTeamAllison CCeleste D
10thNoviceTeamSam AXibao Q
9thNoviceTeamSophie WWinston P
7thNoviceTeamMax FParas C
2ndNoviceTeamEmika MMel L
1stNoviceTeamGrier BKinzie W
10thJV/VarsityTeamGabrielle CMiles K
8thJV/VarsityTeamAmber PTony Z
6thJV/VarsityTeamAurelie G-BSabrina Q
3rdJV/VarsityTeamVishal STanmay G
2ndJV/VarsityTeamSophie MKatelyn T
1stJV/VarsityTeamAadi KDarian K
Calling all Skinner Artists artist
Help promote the creative expression of our Skinner Artists! Upload your child's artwork for the 2020-2021 CPS All-City Elementary School Exhibition. There is a rolling submission until April 22, 2021. The art from the exhibition from last year can be seen here Check out the submission guidelines for this opportunity.

Parents Invited to Join CPS' Ask the Expert Series Experts
Please join CPS' Family and Community Engagement team for the next sessions of the Ask the Expert series. This is a weekly program offered by FACE. All sessions are recorded and uploaded on the FACE YouTube channel. Your RSVP is required to receive the invitation.

The expert: Phil DiBartolo, Chief Information Officer. Mr. DiBartolo is responsible for the delivery of all information technology services. You will learn more about device distribution and Chicago Connected. Click here to RSVP.

The expert: Maurice Swinney, Chief Equity Officer. Mr. Swinney examines our policies and programs for inequities and implements strategies that minimize gaps in resources, staffing, and high-quality academic programming. You will learn how CPS is leading with equity during a pandemic. Click here to RSVP.

Repeat Articles

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

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