I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday and are taking time to relax and rejuvenate this summer. Please see below for a few updates.
Please note that due to an administrator conference and professional learning the office will not be open Monday, July 11th - Thursday, July 14th.
Have a wonderful day,
Meeting Calendar - We had our LSC organizational meeting this morning. Thanks so much to our new members for taking on their roles and for their leadership. Please see below for a list of our meeting dates and times. These dates will also be posted on the school calendar located at http://www.skinnernorth.org/calendar.html.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10AM
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 10AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 10AM
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 7PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 10AM
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 7PM
Open LSC Positions - We have 3 openings on our LSC. 2 parent positions and 1 community representative position. The LSC will select the individuals to fill the spot. If you are interested in being on the council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with your application. You will need to complete and submit the documents included in this link. The LSC will review and select the new members based on the applications received.
Dates to Note
New Student Events - These are for students new to the school to meet each other, gain some familiarity with the building and have some fun. See below for dates that correspond with your child's incoming grade level.
- 1st-3rd grade - Thursday, August 11 from 9-10AM
- 4th-6th Grade - Thursday, August 11 from 1-2PM
- 7th-8th Grade - Friday, August 12 from 9-10AM
Teacher Meet and Greets and Supply Drop Offs - These will be the week of August 15. Look out for future emails with time and dates of these events. Supply lists can be found at this link.
Back to School Open House - This event for families is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5-6:30.
Supply Lists - School supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year are available at this link. Find your student's grade level and click on the appropriate list.
Summer CPS Vision Program – The CPS Vision Program (Ageless Eye Care) will be providing eye exams and glasses at their office over the summer break, by appointment only. Services for CPS students will continue to be provided at no cost to the family (if applicable, public insurance will be billed).
To schedule an appointment, please call 312-929-3340. If we miss your call please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Our office is located near 18th st and Canal St. Free parking is available. See this link for more information.
Payton Basketball Camp –
We are excited to announce our inaugural Summer Youth Basketball Camps! If you know anyone with rising 7th and/or 8th grade students who play basketball, we would love your help in getting the word spread. Our intentions with these camps are to offer SMALL group sessions to allow more meaningful repetitions and individual attention during play rather than the standard large camp model that most high school programs conduct. We will tailor the training sessions to the group size, but will cap each week at a MAXIMUM 18 campers.
What camp will be:
- teaching skills and concepts through live play and small sided games
- structured like a Payton Basketball practice and small group training experience
- individual attention from a Varsity Head Coach with over a decade of NCAA coaching experience
- a GREAT head start for those interested in playing high school basketball
What camp will not be:
- standing around!!! We will be focused on quick teaching, lots of playing
- cardio bootcamp. We believe it's more fun to get in shape by playing basketball
- "on air" drills. Youtube can teach you all the latest dribble moves and 1v0 skills. Our camp is here to help you apply skills to real basketball situations.
- PERFECT. To get better, we must make mistakes. Kids will be encouraged to fail and grow in a positive way.
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Walter Payton College Prep
Cost: $125 / session
*each session will be different, as camp sizes will be different. We will teach Payton Basketball concepts and skills in a variety of methods.
8th Grade (c/o 2027) Camp
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 8TH CAMP
Session 1: July 18 - July 21
Session 2: August 1 - August 4
7th Grade (c/o 2028) Camp
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 7TH CAMP
Session 1: July 11 - July 14
Session 2: July 25 - July 28
With the availability of The Rock gym this summer, we are hoping to maximize all opportunities to have our Grizzlies and, hopefully, future Grizzlies in the gym this summer Thank you all for the help in sharing this!