Ravenswood Rambler - November 26, 2018

This Week

Turn In Those Raffle Tickets!

November 27th- FORS Meeting at 9am in the MPR (different date from paper calendar)

November 27th- Wellness Committee Meeting at 9am in MPR

November 28th- Diverse Learners Meet Up at 6:30pm at Gideon Welles

November 30th- Final Raffle Collection Day and Raffle Winners Drawn

November 30th- Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR

Next Week

December 3rd- Shop For Ravenswood at Andersonville Galleria from 11am-7pm

December 3rd - December 6th - International Club Poster Making

December 5th- Makerspace Community Open House at 5pm in 4th Floor STEAMlab

December 6th- Moms Night Out at 7:30pm at the Christmas Club Pop Up Bar at 3462 N. Clark St.

December 7th- International Club Pot Luck 

On Our Radar

December 10th- LSC Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 104

December 12th- FAME Meeting at 8pm

December 13th- Dad’s Night Out at 7:30pm

December 14th- Snowball Dance at 6pm in gym

December 14th- School Tour at 9am in MPR

December 16th- Shop for Ravenswood at Kendra Scott on Southport from 3-5pm

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. 

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

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 At the Andersonville Galleria!

When: Tuesday, December 4th from 11am-7pm

Where: Andersonville Galleria, 5247 N. Clark St.

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.

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