Ravenswood Rambler - November 26, 2018
Turn In Those Raffle Tickets!
November 27th- FORS Meeting at 9am in the MPR (different date from paper calendar)
December 6th- Moms Night Out at 7:30pm at the Christmas Club Pop Up Bar at 3462 N. Clark St.
On Our Radar
Sell Those Raffle Tickets!
When: Turn in tickets daily until November 30th. Winners will be announced on November 30th. Tickets are just $1 each or a book of 25 tickets for $20.
Grand prize winner $500
First prize $300
Second prize $200
Third prize $100
Winners need not be present to win.
Each day of the raffle, there will be two student winners. At the end of the raffle, the top selling classrooms and students will also receive a prize.
All proceeds go to Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS). Proceeds will benefit fine arts programming at Ravenswood. This is the 3rd biggest fundraiser of the year.
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.
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 At the Andersonville Galleria!
When: Tuesday, December 4th from 11am-7pm
This Ravenswood-family-owned retail market is located in the heart of the Andersonville retail corridor that currently features over 100 vendors offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade and gourmet treats.
This is the perfect opportunity to get some unique gifts for the holidays. Plan a shopping day with friends or take your kids with you after school. This place has something for everyone.
DON'T FORGET TO MENTION YOU'RE WITH RAVENSWOOD WHEN YOU CHECK OUT. The owners are generously donating 15% of all Ravenswood sales for the entire day.
Click here to check out their website and view a virtual tour!
MAKERSPACE STEAMLab Community Open House
When: Wednesday, December 5th From 5pm-7pm
Where: 4th Floor Learning Lab
We’ve talked about it for months and Phase One is finally done! Part of the 4th floor Is now a Makerspace STEAMLab for kids to enjoy exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and Computer Science concepts and principles in fun and engaging ways.
What You’ll Experience…You’ll get to visit different “Innovation Stations” including Microbits (a small programmable computer), Robotics, Sewing, Construction, Green Screen, Legos, Problem Solving and Coding - the same stations our students will get to choose from in the after school STEAMTeam club. You will get to meet with Computer Science experts in the field! On display will be a map of where we want to go with our Makerspace in the next few years and how you can get involved.
What You’ll Walk Away With…We hope you go home with a sense of excitement and curiosity about what Computer Science and STEAM at Ravenswood will look and feel like. We also hope you have an idea of where we want to go in near future as we continue to learn and grow. No matter what, you’ll have a great time learning something new!
Mom’s Night Out
When: December 6th at 7:30pm
Where: Christmas Club Pop Up Bar at 3462 N. Clark St.
Join other Ravenswood moms for some holiday cheer with our December Mom’s Night Out.
International Club Potluck
When: Friday, December 7th from 4pm-6pm
Where: Ravenswood Gym
Hosted by the International Club/BAC, this event is a celebration of all of the different cultures at Ravenswood. Bring a dish that represents your personal heritage and enjoy a fantastic celebration! There will be dance and musical performances, character visits, a piñata and International games/craft stations for children to visit while filling up their world passport.
Leading up to the Potluck, the International Club will provide materials for poster-making for families to come and create a poster representing their international heritage in the MPR on Monday through Wednesday during the school day. On Thursday, the poster making party will move to the school playground after school from 4pm to 4:30pm.
Helpers are needed to set up on Friday at 3pm and clean up at 6pm.