Archives for April 2016

Important Upcoming Dates! May – 2016


May 3
PJ Day for the Homeless

May 3, 6 pm
PTO Meeting

May 3, 6-7 pm
8th Grade Family Meeting

May 12, 6-7 pm
7th Grade Parent/Scholar Meeting

May 14, 6 pm
Scorpion Poker Challenge Fundraiser.  Click here for info.

May 16, 6-7 pm
Make-up 7th Grade Parent/Scholar Meeting (for students on Washington DC trip)

May 18, 6:30 pm
Arts Night – Drama Performance & Visual Arts Exhibition

May 19, 6:30 pm
Arts Night – Music Performance & Visual Arts Exhibition

May 21, 8 am – 1:30 pm
2016-17 Registration-MANDATORY.  Please bring the following documents: Student’s birth certificate and immunization record and proof of address (Xcel or Denver Water bill, mortgage statement or rental lease). Please also bring payment for your student’s agenda ($7.00), student fees ($5.00) and purchasing optional Skinner gear. The Neighborhood Center will also be collecting the after-school student activity fee ($100/semester; discounts for free/reduced pay lunch). Cash or check accepted.  

May 23
NO SCHOOL-Skinner only

May 31, 6 pm at North High (ticket required)
8th Grade Continuation

June 3
Last day of school (1/2 day)

Thursday, August 25
1st Day of School – Returning 7th & 8th Graders

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Spanish Language and Culture Night at Skinner

Thursday, April 21 was Spanish Language and Culture Night at Skinner! We had an excellent turnout. Our students created delicious dishes and beverages to share, the student-created artwork was outstanding, and we enjoyed an incredible Baile Folklorico dance performance and a Mariachi performance.

Big thank you to Baile Folklorico Baile Caliente and Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU for performing for us!

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Scorpion Poker Challenge 2016 – Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament – Saturday, May 14th

Scorpion Poker Challenge 2016 – Poker Tournament – Texas Hold ‘Em – Saturday, May 14th

Please join us for this terrific fundraising event for Skinner Middle School!

Click to register –

Location: Titanium Fitness Center and Fitness Together in Edgewater, CO

Time: Tournament check in 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Tournament begins: 7:30 pm sharp.

General Tournament Seat $35* advance purchase ($45 day of)

VIP Tournament seat $75* – LIMITED TIME $15 off promo code ‘SCORPION’ good on VIP tickets, expires May 1st. VIP seat includes semi-private playing area, experienced dealer, 10 player max, exclusive craft beer VIP station and table service.

Spectator $15*

*Price includes fees for all online, advance sales only. Additional fees applied to day of and at the door sales.

Prizes awarded at random and additional door prize drawings all night long.

Limited 20 re-buy escalating scale: 80% of initial chip count are available during tournament while supplies last.

Re-buys#1-10 at $20
Re-buys#11-15 at $30
Re-buys#15-19 at $40
Re-buys#20 (final) auctioned to highest bidder.

Admission includes: snack buffet and bar.

Hosted by: A group of parents in NW Denver supporting Skinner Middle School. To become a supporter please contact Jim Wolf:

For general ticketing and event questions please contact

All event proceeds benefit Skinner Middle School.

Top Skinner Volunteer- Mr. Chris Sandoval!

Take a moment to watch this video about Mr. Chris Sandoval. After Mr. Sandoval finishes up his morning volunteer job at Edison, he comes over to Skinner to volunteer as a cafeteria monitor. Mr. Sandoval is at Skinner most days and is a treasured part of our Skinner family. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Sandoval’s third grandchild to Skinner next year!


DPS Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition – April 16, 5-7:30 pm

Six of our scholar’s art work were selected for the DPS Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition.  The pieces will be on display through the month of April at the downtown Denver Public Library.

The Art Exhibition Reception is Tuesday, April 19th, 5-7:30 p.m.  The Awards Ceremony will be at 6:00 pm. Both events are being held at the Denver Public Library, B2 Conference Room.

The following students have pieces in the DPS Citywide  Middle School Art Exhibition:

Madison Allen – Drawn Storyboard addressing a social issue

Isabella Wentland – Grid drawing

Rachel Zizmor – Chalk Pastel illustrating a metaphor

Tyler Cannon – Chalk Pastel illustrating a metaphor *

Angelina Quezada – Pop Art prints

Kiely Sanchez – Clay Fish Whistle

* Congratulations to Tyler Cannon on winning Best in Show-2D for his piece “He Eats Like A Pig”!


Dine-Out Fundraiser for Skinner – Monday, April 25

Monday, April 25 is a Dine-Out Fundraiser at The Kitchen Next Door located at Union Station in Downtown Denver.  Drive or hop on your bikes and head down from 5-9 pm for dinner, mention you’re there for “Skinner” and 50% of your bill will be donated directly to Skinner! Yes, HALF of your bill will be donated to Skinner!  

The Kitchen offers great soups, salads, burgers, fish tacos and sandwiches, nothing on the menu is over $14.  There’s a Kids’ Menu with items for $5.95 and kid milkshakes for $1.95.  Happy Hour goes until 6 pm with $3, $4 and $5 snacks and $4, $5 and $6 drinks.

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6th and 7th Grade Families – Important Info!

6th and 7th Grade Families –

We sent letters home this week with your students with extremely important information about 2016-17 Registration on Saturday, May 21 from 8 am – 1:30 pm and the 1st Day of School: Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Please click to read the letter – Fall 16 Dates letter to families-3-16 ENGLISH

Thank you!

Inscripciones del 2016-17
El segundo punto es la gran noticia que Skinner estará bajo construcción este verano! Nuestra caldera por fin será jubilada y reemplazada y la tubería vieja en el edificio será reemplazada. Debido a la construcción, el edificio se cerrara el 3 de junio y no abrirá hasta justo antes que comience la escuela.

Debido a esto, el primer día de clases para los grados del 7º y 8º será el jueves, 25 de agosto del 2016. Los nuevos alumnos de 6to grado estarán en el edificio haciendo la transición a la secundaria el lunes, 22 de agosto – Miércoles 24 de agosto.

Las Inscripciones del 2016-17 para todos los estudiantes de Skinner serán el sábado, 21 de mayo de 8:00 a.m.-01:30 pm
Esta será su única oportunidad de inscribir a su estudiante, completar los formularios de Skinner y recoger las tareas de verano de su hijo. Las inscripciones para el 2016-17 del 21 de mayo son obligatorias. Por favor marque su calendario con estas fechas importantes.

Clic aqui – Fall 16 Dates letter to families SPANISH/ESPANOL

Thank you!


Dear Parents/Guardians and Incoming 6th Grade Students:

We would like to welcome our incoming 6th grade students and their parents/guardians to Skinner Middle School! Please
click here for a welcome letter including many important upcoming dates for our 6th grade families.


Skinner Middle School


Estimados Padres/Guardianes y Alumnos ingresantes al 6to Grado:

Me gustaría darles la bienvenida personalmente a todos los alumnos ingresantes al 6to grado de la Escuela Secundaria Skinner, y a sus padres/guardianes.  Por favor oprime aqui para leer la carta.


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