We hope everyone is doing well and has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. (Please remember there is no school on Monday due to the holiday.) We will see students back on Tuesday, May 30. Please read below for a few updates and reminders.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Katie and Mattea
Pajama day for grades 4-8th - Friday, June 26th will be a pajama day for students in grades 4-8th. (Grades K-3 have their end of school countdown, so have other themes that day.)
Ms. Cox’s Retirement Open House - Ms. Cox, our 6th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher, is retiring this year. We are going to meet in the library on June 6th at 5pm to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication that Ms. Cox has given Skinner North over the years. Please come and share some of your favorite Skinner North memories with Ms. Cox to help her feel celebrated and appreciated. If you could share your RSVP here, we would greatly appreciate it.
CIWP Committee Meeting - We will have a CIWP committee meeting on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30AM. Please see this link for the agenda.
New Comer Drive - A school in our network, Von Linne, is registering over 30 migrant children in K-7th grade today. They will also welcome 19 Pre-K children.
Please see this flier, carl von linne.pdf, about opportunities to give donations, which we can collect at Skinner North and then, will be picked up by our network staff on Thursday, June 1st by noon. Drop off donations in the main office.
THANK YOU to the many students, caregivers, and staff who came together to create a fantastic International Fest last week! Special shout out to Rita Wu for creating the vibrant cultural show and to Hannah Willage for developing a gym full of cultural activities for students.
Both Diversity Committee Co-Chair positions are open for next school year. Committee volunteers organize cultural events, author visits, assemblies, teacher training, holiday celebrations, book clubs, and more, based on co-chair leadership (what you have interest and energy to create with members). If you would like to continue programming related to diversity and inclusion in our school community, please reach out to email@example.com before the end of this school year. Thank you!
One Book, One World - This is an organization we have partnered with in the past to further diversify our school library and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander culture/history (AAPI). They have an exciting event in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. Join them on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Sulzer Regional Library Community Room, located at 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, for a special book giveaway!
During this event, we will be distributing free books that showcase the rich cultural heritage of AAPI communities. We invite you to swing by and grab your complimentary book, as well as the opportunity to purchase more books at a 20% discount. Donations are also welcome to support our ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts.
Date & Time: Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Sulzer Regional Library Community Room
Address: 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
The book giveaway will be divided into two sessions:
Session I: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Exclusively open to OBOW families, including previous donors, and parents & students from schools that have participated in our book drive in the past two years. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and invite you to join us during this exclusive session.
Session II: Starting at 2:00 PM
Open to the public, this session welcomes everyone interested in celebrating AAPI heritage. Feel free to bring along your friends, family, and colleagues to share in this wonderful opportunity.
If you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org