We hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday. Please remember that this upcoming Monday is President’s Day and there is no school. Please read below for a few updates and reminders.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Katie and Mattea
Principal’s Report to the LSC
Please see this link for the principal’s report given at this month’s LSC meeting.
谢谢, 감사합니다, Cảm ơn! These are just a few of the many ways we'd like to say thank you.
Thank you to our fantastic #TEAM of performers, student emcees, and event volunteers who worked hard to create a special Lunar New Year celebration last week! In addition to over $2000 of funds generously donated by SN families to host the event, over $1,000 was raised for our school from rattle drum, food, & drink sales!
To view or add to our community LNY videos, click here.
Congrats to Ms. Boraz's class for winning the Scavenger Hunt Raffle prizes, thanks to Aliana G's winning ticket! Room 207 will receive LNY-themed prizes as well as an $88 Scholastic gift card for classroom use.
Events like this year's Lunar New Year Celebration are part of what make Skinner North so unique. With your help, we hope to continue this annually. We invite all of you to continue to support school-wide programming through donations of your time, money, and talent. To join our Diversity Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Dialogue Workshop - Our cultural, religious, and racial/ethnic identities shape who we are in meaningful ways. We are creating a virtual space to share who we are with others in our diverse Skinner North community.
We invite all Skinner North teachers, staff, caregivers, and 7th/grade students (with caregivers' permission) to join us for an hour-long virtual dialogue workshop on Thursday, March 2 7-8 PM.
The workshop is organized by the SN Diversity Committee and will be led by Avi Smolen, Pastor Dominique Grate, SN Parent Hannah Willage, and 8th graders Abbey, Aisling, Carly, Parvathi, Priyanka, and Robert.
Keep in mind that younger-grade children are welcome to attend with you, and 7th and 8th graders can attend with their caregivers or on their own with caregivers' permission. Although not necessary, feel free to RSVP to let us know you're coming: https://forms.gle/w9eUBDydUV9LEFWC9
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 893 5734 7756
Diverse Needs Committee
Friday, February 24 8:30-9:30 am
Parent room (Rm. 105).
We will feature Ms. Penn, our Skinner North school social worker. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about counseling and mental health support inside and outside of school. You can also connect with other caregivers of diverse needs students who may have similar questions and concerns. Hope to see you at the meetup!
Questions? Email Boyoung - email@example.com
Diverse Needs Monthly Planning Meeting - Catch up on the discussion from our February 10 meeting with notes posted at the Diverse Needs Website. Have an idea for the committee? Join us to make it happen for the Skinner North Community at our next meeting:
Friday, March 10, 2023
8:30am (or right after drop off) in the parent room (Rm 105) and via Zoom
Meeting ID: 946 8878 5866
March meeting agenda here, watch for updates
Friends of Skinner North (FoSN)
Altitude Hangout Lower Grades Hangout - Sunday February 26 (10am-12pm) - SIGN UP NOW!
Mark your calendar for the upcoming social event for the lower grades-Goodbye, 2022, and Hello, 2023! SN K-4th grade students come and enjoy some jumptime and pizza on FoSN. All family members are welcome to join and will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for siblings on the day of the event. As for the parents, this is an excellent opportunity to mingle with other SN parents while the kids are jumping around with the facilitators. Food and beverages are available to purchase for family members.
Date: Sunday, February 26th
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Location: Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park 404 N Armour St, Chicago, IL 60642
Cost: 1 Free entry to a Skinner North child
1. 90-min Jumptime
2. Selicious Pizza
4. Private Dodgeball Session
5. Reserved Tables
6. Your Jump Socks
Please sign up here for your free ticket!
Starry Night- Saturday, 3/11, from 6-10pm After a 4-year hiatus (FOSN) is hosting its annual Starry Night fundraiser at Newberry Library in River North! Please mark your calendar for an adults-only celebration of our amazing school, including delicious food and drinks, dancing, games, and a live and silent auction. Get your tickets HERE and please sign up to volunteer to help with the event!