Have a wonderful day,
Katie & Derrick
Student Item Retrieval - If you were unable to pick up your student's supplies, we will hold onto them and have alternative days when you can come pick up or or you can pick up next school year. Contact Mr. Kimbrough (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Action Requested if your student is transferring (Reminder) - Please let us know as soon as possible if your student will not return for the coming school year by completing this survey https://forms.gle/ZfcRAhzvA5V7KUf39.
School Supply Orders - Each spring/summer, Friends of Skinner North (FoSN) promotes an opportunity for Skinner North families to purchase the upcoming year's school supplies with a few clicks and reduced costs due to bulk ordering. Your student's customized pre-packed teacher-approved school supplies are ready to order at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ using school ID SKI015. Once on the site be sure to look for your child's grade and in some cases a starting letter for their last name, and don't forget the Specials supplies!
The sale lasts until July 7. Orders will be shipped directly to Skinner North in late August. Generally, supplies are delivered directly to classrooms, but there may be modifications to this process due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about the ordering process please contact Liz at email@example.com.
Diversity Committee Workshops (Reminder) - As a follow up to our parent workshops about race, racism and racial justice, the Diversity Committee is organizing the following workshops this summer. Please use this link to sign up to receive more information: https://forms.gle/PasMkUPVjpoS6JVy7
White Fragility (Register by end of day, Wednesday, June 24)
Thursday, June 25
Please watch this 1-hour webinar on White Fragility (based on the current #1 best selling book) and join us as we discuss and unpack the concept. https://youtu.be/neV_GlvUGn4
Beyond Black & White: Asian-Americans and Racial Justice
Date (TBD: Early July)
We will have a facilitated discussion of Asian-American experiences in the United States and the relationship of the Asian-American community to the current movement for racial justice
Book Club: Stamped
TBD: 3 sessions from late July through August
We will be reading and discussing Stamped - a remix by Jason Reynolds of the National Book Award winning book by Ibram X. Kendi. Our Skinner North teachers will be reading the book in parallel and many of our kids will be reading it in the fall. We want to ensure everyone has access to the book - so please let us know if you are interested in getting a copy of the book from the Diversity Committee.
Yearbook Purchasing Update (Reminder) - We had a large number of individuals interested in purchasing the extra yearbooks we ordered. (We have approximately 20.) Based on this, we want to be fair in determining who will receive. To assist us with this, please complete this form (https://forms.gle/3YBoEvK5ECYpLASd7) if you did not purchase a yearbook, but would like one for a fee of $20. If more individuals than the number of yearbooks available want to purchase, we will do a random selection of those who submitted the form and let you know who was selected. This form will close on Wednesday, July 1st. (We will coordinate pick up times with you.)
Summer Office Hours - Please see below for our summer office hours. You can call in if you have any questions. As always, feel free to email Derrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie (email@example.com). Tuesdays - 8:30-9:30AM and 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesdays - 8:30-9:30AM
Thursdays - 1:30-2:30PM
Connect using the following directions:
Digital Office Hours: Join digital office hours through Google Hangouts Meet at: meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, Meeting ID meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, or via Phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#
Non-Digital Office Hours: We will have a staff member available by phone during above stated office hours. Call via phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#. Students or parents can call this number to ask any questions they have for school staff.
From CPS Central Office -
Please continue to keep your child engaged this summer.
As we all experienced firsthand this year, learning is not limited to the classroom. Keeping your child engaged over the summer is critical to ensuring he or she continues learning and is prepared for the next school year. We are fortunate to have community partners and educators from across the city working to ensure your child has access to free and fun online enrichment learning opportunities all summer long. You can take virtual field trips to Chicago’s most iconic museums and cultural institutions, attend a virtual online summer camp, and build stories through the Chicago Public Library's Summer Learning Challenge.
Grab-and-go meal sites will remain open this summer.
As a reminder, our summer grab-and-go meal sites will be open Monday, June 22 through Friday, August 28, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. every weekday. Find the most up-to-date list of meal sites near you at cps.edu/mealsites. Please note that meal sites will be closed on Friday, June 19 due to a scheduled day off for staff.