We hope you are having a wonderful week. This time of year can be busy for families. We hope you can find some time to relax and enjoy the weekend. Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate! This year Hanukkah starts Sunday, Dec. 18 and ends Monday, December 26. Also, this article provides an interesting perspective on How Blue and White Became Colors of Hanukkah.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Katie and Mattea
Lost and Found Donation and Refugee One Donations - Please remember that our lost and found is donated at the end of the quarter, which is Thursday, Dec. 22. Remind your student to look before the donation if they have missing items. This quarter, remaining items will be donated to Refugee One. This aligns with the drive our 8th graders organized. They presented to classrooms on the history of refugees in the United States, which culminated in this school-wide service project. If you would like to donate, please drop off any of the items listed in this flier, SN Refugee Donation Flyer.pdf, at school in the designated boxes, in the front lobby by 12/22.
Winter Spirit Week - We will hold a winter spirit week the week before break (12/19-12/22) to build some fun prior to the winter break. See below for the themes
Monday (12/19) - Wear blue and white in honor of friends who celebrate Hanukkah and to stand up to anti-semitism.
Tuesday (12/20) - Winter is coming! Wear your favorite warm sweater and/or socks.
Wednesday (12/21) - Holiday Cheer - Wear your favorite holiday sweater, vest, shirt, socks and/or accessories
Thursday (12/22) - Dreams of kindness - Wear your favorite PJs.
Diverse Needs Committee Meetings
Catch up on the discussion from our December 9 meeting with notes posted at the Diverse Needs Website. Is there an initiative you’d like to see happen? Please join us! For more information about the committee, to express interest, or to say hello, contact us via the website here.
Save the date for Third and Fourth Quarter planning meetings. Meetings will be held in the parent room (Rm 105) and via Zoom or Google Meet for a virtual option.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Friday, March 10, 2023
Friday, April 14, 2023
Friday, May 12, 2023
SN Diversity CommitteeSave the Date for our First Ever Lunar New Year Celebration!
Many in our school community will celebrate Lunar New Year on January 22, 2023. To honor the rich cultures and histories within our community, we will be hosting a Lunar New Year cultural celebration on Friday, February 10, 2023. There will be student performances during the school day and we invite students and their families for more cultural performances and activities after school from 4-6 PM.
Caregivers: we need your help to make this event a success! Sign up for tasks big and small here.
Students/caregivers: sign up students to perform in the program here.
Principal’s Report - Please see this link for a copy of the December Principal’s Report to the LSC.
SY23 Classical Program Self-Assessment - We are seeking information about specific site conditions at our school as they relate to our classical specialty program, and invite you to complete the survey linked below. Participation is completely anonymous and voluntary and should not take more than 10 minutes of your time. If you’d like to participate, please plan to complete the survey no later than Friday, December 16. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
You can find the survey linked here (available in Spanish by using the drop down menu at the top of the page). Thank you in advance for helping us to make Skinner North the best it can be!