Ravenswood Rambler - November 19, 2018

New Websites

We listened to your feedback and we now have a new Ravenswood School website - and a new, separate FORS website. Both are designed to be easy to use on a computer, tablet or mobile device. We hope this makes it much easier to find critical information!

Sell Those Raffle Tickets!

When: Turn in tickets daily until November 30th.

The Thanksgiving Break is a great time for kids to sell Ravenswood Raffle tickets to family and friends. Stop in the office on Monday or Tuesday to get extra raffle booklets.

This is the 3rd biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are just $1 each or a book of 25 tickets for $20. Winners will be announced on November 30th.

Grand prize winner $500
First prize $300
Second  prize $200
Third prize $100.
Winners need not be present to win.
All proceeds go to Friends of Ravenswood School. Proceeds will benefit fine arts programming at Ravenswood.

Each day of the raffle, there will be 2 student winners. At the end of the raffle, the top selling classrooms and students will also receive a prize.

Volunteers are needed to collect and count raffle tickets each day after drop off.

LSC Meeting

Join us in Room 104 at 6:30pm on Monday, November 19th, for the November Local School Council Meeting.

FORS November Meeting

Friends of Ravenswood School will be meeting in the MPR at 9am on November 27th* to discuss Community, Communications, Fundraising and future volunteer needs over the next month. On the agenda this month: Spring Forward Volunteer needs, the International Club Potluck, and the Snowball dance. *Please note, this is a different date from paper calendar.

Giving Tuesday

Ravenswood teachers have Donors Choose Projects that could use some love this holiday giving season. Whether you share on social media or donate $1 to the project, every little bit helps.

Parents of Diverse Learners Meet Up

Date: November 28th

Time: 6:30pm (school staff will be present during the first hour only)

Location: Gideon Welles (4500 N. Lincoln Ave.)

Topics:  Who’s Who on Ravenswood’s Related Services Team (social worker, case manager, nurse, etc), General FAQ about specialized services at Ravenswood, Time for networking and resource sharing among families.

This group acts as a support network for parents of students with IEPs or 504s or with other diverse learning needs, so that we can support each other and know we're supported by our school. Meetings will help explain the ins and outs of "special education" and will be a place for families to find resources and ideas. But there’s no requirement to have a student with an IEP or 504 - everyone is welcome! Questions? Email Miss G

Want to be contacted about further meetups and resources for parents of diverse learners? Fill out our interest survey!

Shop For Ravenswood On Cyber Monday and All Year!

Amazon Smile- Choose Friends of Ravenswood School as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile and a percent of your purchase will be donated to FORS.  

Primary- Shop for clothes for your kids using our unique link and FORS will get 10% back. Use the code RAVENSWOOD on your first purchase and FORS will get 20% back. 


If you have news to share with the Ravenswood Community, we want to know!  Send us an email, and don't forget to include basic details such as who, what, why, when, where and how. News tips received by 5pm Wednesday of each week may appear in the weekly Ravenswood Rambler, on the Ravenswood School website and the Ravenswood School Facebook page!).

Ravenswood School