Expansion Committee Meeting: Tues, Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm
Meet Ms. Julia Petrosino
A Chicago native, Ms. Petrosino is a new second grade teacher this year. She received her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Illinois State University. She quickly realized that children, not news, was her passion.
"I decided that being an educator was my true calling in life and I completed my master of arts in teaching early childhood education at Northeastern Illinois University." She has taught pre-school, kindergarten, first and second grades in CPS for six years.
"I have enjoyed every minute of being in the classroom. I especially enjoy teaching literacy. I look forward to working with the Skinner West community and an exciting year!"
STAR 360 and NWEA Testing
This year, CPS is implementing the STAR 360 assessment. This new assessment replaces the NWEA assessment for students in grades 3-8. Our students will be assessed in reading and math at the beginning and end of the school year.
Like NWEA, the Star 360 assessment is computer based and adapts to each student’s reading and math levels. Our teachers will administer the assessment as follows:
Grade 3: 9/22-9/23
Grade 4: 9/29/9/30
Grade 5: 9/20-9/21
Grade 6: 9/23-9/24
Grade 7: 9/23-9/24
Grade 8: 9/23-9/24
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grader students will continue to take the NWEA. Their schedule will be:
This year's curriculum night will be virtual. Jump online to meet your child's teacher and hear what the coming year holds! Google Meet information will be sent to parents via your child’s Google classroom.
Health Forms Due Oct. 15
Time to make your child's doctor appointment!
All new students, kindergarteners, and 6th graders must submit current health forms to the office on or before October 15, 2021.
Health forms include proof of required immunizations and health exams.
Save the date: The FOSW Walkathon is back and scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7 (rain date Friday, Oct. 8). The Walkathon is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Although it may look different than years past, we will create a safe, fun event for our Skinner Superstars.
Look for more information coming home from your child's classroom teacher.
Friends of Skinner West Meeting
Welcome new and returning Skinner families! Friends of Skinner West (FOSW) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of parents and school staff dedicated to providing resources to our school. If you'd like to find out more about what FOSW does, join us at our first virtual meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:45 p.m.