What We Did 2021-2023
This past school year we were able to complete the STEM lab. Our volunteers spent countless hours applying wall decals, setting up 3d printers and other tech and assembling and arranging furniture. We are happy to be funding the Northwestern FUSE curriculum that teachers will be using in the STEM lab. Teachers will attend training this summer and will be ready to implement the STEM curriculum for the 2022/23 school year.
We were also able to provide a book vending machine for the school. Mrs. Clark came back to help cut the ribbon for the machine, as it was purchased to honor her 28 years of service at Skinner West. Students will be able to earn coins to get free books.
Another big project we worked on was providing large games for indoor recess during the Winter. We were able to fund many games such as giant Connect 4 and giant building blocks. The students were able to use these every time there was inclement weather.
During the summer, we are working on updating our outdoor teaching garden space by moving planters and adding sun shades. Teachers and students will be able to use this space for learning and play.
See our Gallery for photos of our initiatives!
Friends of Skinner West was founded in 2011 and is a not-for-profit organization comprised of parents and school staff. We are dedicated to supporting Skinner West Elementary School through fundraising and providing the best possible resources for our school.
After not being able to hold our Walkathon in 2020 due to the pandemic, we were able to hold an in-person Walkaton on October 21, 2021! The students enjoyed a day of walking, biking, and dancing to a DJ. We are so grateful to have raised nearly $70,000 from this effort. These funds will be used to continue to purchase technology such as Promethean boards, interactive projectors and chromebooks as well as for teacher and school wishlist items. Thank you to all students, parents, teachers and staff who helped reach this goal!
The 5 classrooms that raised the most money have earned an ice cream party as well as $500 to spend on classroom items. The classrooms that raised the most money are:
We have also extended a second place prize of $250 to an additional 5 classrooms. Those classrooms are:
Congratulations to ALL winners!