Archives for March 2017

Hot off the presses…. The Skinner Citizen!

Click below for the March issue of The Skinner Citizen

The Skinner Citizen, vol. 3 – March 17, 2017

Neighborhood Center Spring Break Camp! March 27-30, 8:30 am – 2 pm. Only $40!

Neighborhood Center Spring Break Camp! March 27-30, 8:30 am – 2 pm. Only $40 for the entire week! Open to current Skinner students only. 4 DAYS packed with everything from STEAM activities to leadership activities.
REGISTRATION ONLINE ( or at the Neighborhood Center. For questions contact Brittnee Kidder-Davis at 720-424-1472 or or Angie Gonzales at 720-424-1472 or
REGISTRO EN LÍNEA ( o en el Neighborhood Center .
Si tienes preguntas puedes contactar a Brittnee Kidder-Davis en 720-424-1472 o Angie Gonzales en 720-424-1472

Last chance to purchase a 2016-17 Skinner Yearbook!

The yearbook deadline is fast approaching – Tuesday, April 11, 2017!

Please click the flyer for purchasing information and purchase your student’s yearbook today!

Yearbook Deadline Flyer English

Yearbook Deadline Spanish

Dine out for Skinner at Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger- 3/21, 4-8 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 4 – 8 pm

Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger  -1565 Raleigh St, just north of Colfax

Head over to STB for happy hour and/or dinner on Tuesday, March 21 from 4-8 pm. Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger will donate 50% of your bill to Skinner when you mention “Skinner” when checking out. WOW!

Enjoy STB’s amazing wings, mac & cheese, soups, salads, sandwiches, incredible BBQ and absolutely mouthwatering burgers!
$7 kids meals include veggies & dessert!

Proceeds benefit Skinner’s PTO.
Not to be combined with other offers or promotions (including “kids eat free”).

Kate T. Parker Author Visit “Strong is the New Pretty” – Wed, March 15, 8:45 am

Join us at Skinner Middle School on Wednesday, March 15 at 8:45 am for a visit from author/photographer Kate T. Parker, author of  “Strong is the New Pretty”

Click here for event flyer/book order form

STUDENT CONTEST:  Would you like to introduce the author at the assembly? Write an introduction, submit it to your teacher, attach it to this form and you could be selected to introduce the author at your school’s event!

Confident, wild, joyful, fearless, resilient, creative, strong. Girls are all of these things and more. A powerful photographic celebration of the tenacious spirit of girls from across the county, Strong is the New Pretty by professional photographer Kate T. Parker shows us that all girls – not just the athletic ones – are unstoppable. A mother of two loud, messy, freckled, and amazing daughters, Parker began taking pictures of them in everyday life – biking, playing soccer, discovering tide pools – and quickly came to realize the images that most resonated were ones where they were being their true, authentic selves. This morphed into a photography series “Strong is the New Pretty,” which went viral in 2015 and has lead to collaborations with brands such as Kellogg’s, Athleta, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. And now it is being transformed into striking, inspiring book of the same name, that primarily features never-before-seen photos taken around the county. Filled with more than 150 color and black and white photographs of bookish girls, girls jumping in mud and leaves, girls comforting their best friend, athletic girls, and artistic girls, Strong is the New Pretty reminds us that beauty is not about being a certain size or having your hair done a certain way or wearing a certain dress. It is about being yourself. It is Parker’s goal to inspire girls and women to be their best selves – to challenge and test their limits, to nurture their curiosity and intellect, to find strength in being creative and kind, in bold displays of anger and joy, and in quiet determination. Because as Grace, age 13, says: “Being a girl has no limits.”

KATE T. PARKER is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg’s, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls’ health and education. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Kate at

Fundraiser for Skinner Middle School – Tuesday, March 21

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