Sat, May 7th: Reclaiming the Skinner North Elementary Playground - Day 1

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Event Name:
Reclaiming the Skinner North Elementary Playground - Day 1
Location: Skinner North Elementary
Address: 640 W Scott St , (between Halsted and Larrabee), Chicago, IL 60610 (map)
Date: Sat, May 7th    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Manager: Amy S (email) Coordinator: Shaun B

Day One of Skinner project - feel free to sign up for Saturday OR Sunday - no need to participate both days!

Friends of Skinner North (FoSN, the parent-teacher organization) would like to help the school reduce its carbon footprint by planting special shade trees on the south side of the school. This will lower energy costs, make the classrooms (no AC) less uncomfortable for the kids, provide homes for birds/wildlife, and beautify what has been a very poor neighborhood.  FoSN has donated Fastagiatia trees and supplies, and One Brick will provide the volunteers!

In addition to digging giant holes for tree planting, One Brickers will be weeding and cleaning up broken glass.  Ultimately, we want to help reclaim the grass areas around the school as safe playgrounds!

Plan to get dirty - this event is rain or shine!  Though supplies will be available, feel free to bring your own work gloves, dandelion diggers, or other appropriate tools.


Organization: Skinner North Elementary

The mission of the new Skinner North Classical Elementary School is to provide a challenging liberal arts course of instruction for academically advanced students, with an accelerated curriculum focusing in literature, mathematics, language arts, world language and the humanities. As of 2009-2010, there were 105 students enrolled at Skinner North; 34.3% were low income students and 24.8% were Limited English Learners. The student population is truly diverse: 30% African-American, 30% Caucasian, and statistically significant numbers of both Asian-American and Hispanic students. Each day, everyone at Skinner North is tasked with growing school spirit, this means building the entire school community - friends, parents and local community. Come and see for yourself!

Driving: From the Kennedy expressway: Exit at Division heading East. Cross river and make a left on Halsted. Take first right onto Scott Street. From Lake Shore Drive: Exit LaSalle. Right on Division, right on Larrabee, and first left onto Scott Street.

Transit: Easily accessible via CTA red and brown lines! Or, take the Halsted bus to Scott or the Division bus to Larabee.
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