We hope everyone had a nice weekend and a happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate. We wish you good health and happiness in the upcoming year.
Please see below for a few updates.
Have a great day,
Katie and Mattea
Lunar New Year Cultural Show - Friday, February 10th from 4-6pm - ACTS NEEDED: Team up with fellow SN grownups and enter your child(ren) in an act for the cultural program to be held in the school auditorium. Connections to outside vendors are welcome, too. Click here to sign up to be in the program. Thank you!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO RUN EVENT: Sign up to help run the cultural show, host an activity table, or manage sales of fundraiser items (like a noisemaker rattle drum). Grownups and upper grade students, please pick a volunteer role here.
Questions or planning suggestions? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunar New Year student and parent participation - Starting NOW, Skinner North students are invited to post a short video clip (1.5 minutes or less) to share how you celebrate Lunar New Year at home OR to share new year wishes for all in our school community. Click HERE to set up a free Flipgrid profile and upload your video clip.
Select video clips will be projected on stage during our Fri, Feb 10th LNY cultural show after school. All videos will be available for the school community to explore on the virtual platform. To submit a separate stage performance for the program, sign up here. Thank you for being a part of the fun, community-building celebration!
Looking for chaperones on 2/7 - 7th and 8th Grade needs chaperone support! The 7th and 8th graders have a service day Tuesday, February 7th at Feed my Starving Children in Schaumburg. We are looking for 8 approved chaperones to help us meet the required 4:1 student to chaperone ratio. Sign up here (ignore room numbers) if you're an approved chaperone that can join us from 10:15am to 1:45pm Tuesday, February 7th. We promise a great time for a good cause!
For anyone interested in supporting this project financially, donations to fund the meals our students will be packing can be made here.
SN Community Interfaith Workshop - Thursday, March 2nd from 7-8:30pm - Facilitated by Avi Smolen, Dominique Isaac Grate, and Hannah Willage from Interfaith America.
We often highlight the beautiful diversity in our community at Skinner North. Research has shown that, even when diversity exists in spaces, it can be intimidating to discuss our differences. However, when we have conversations about our differences, that is what actually helps us to be more bonded. Leaders from Interfaith America have found a great way to help us learn about our fellow community members through dialogue and personal narrative. We will meet virtually to explore how to be curious about culture and supportive of one another.
Diverse Needs Committee Update - 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
Starry Night Save the Date
FoSN is excited to host its annual Starry Night event at the Newberry Library to benefit educational programming at Skinner North Classical School. So please mark your calendars to Save the Date for Saturday, March 11th, 2023, from 6-10 pm. Buy tickets using this flier or at http://starrynight2023.givesmart.com/.