Ravenswood Rambler - December 10, 2018

Dear Ravenswood Families,

Sexual health education for 5th and 6th grade students will begin the week of December 17th.  All 5th and 6th grade parents and guardians are welcome to attend an informational session this week, December 13 at 4:00.   

Sexual health education for 7th and 8th grade students will begin the week of January 7th.  All 7th and 8th grade parents and guardians are welcome to attend an informational session December 20th at 4:00.   

During the informational sessions, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to view topics and lessons that their child will participate in during sexual health education.  We recognize that not all families are able to attend the meeting so we will email  information from the sessions to all 5th-8th grade parents.  In addition, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Karrel with any questions. 

Barbara Karrel
Assistant Principal
Ravenswood Elementary School
Phone:  (773) 534-5525   

This Week

Now- Earn a FREE Raffle Ticket with Purchase of Spring Forward Tickets

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

December 12th- FAME (Fine Arts Magnet Education) Meeting at 8pm

December 13th- Sexual Health Curriculum Information Session for 5th and 6th grade parents at 4pm

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

December 14th- Snow Ball at 6pm in Gym

December 14th- School Tour at 9am in MPR

December 14th- Deadline to apply for GoCPS Sibling and/or Out of Boundary Lottery

December 15th- Order Artsonia for Holiday gifts!

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

Next Week

December 17th- Lost and Found Last Call

December 18th- FORS morning meeting at 9am in MPR

December 19th- Holiday Caroling at 6pm at Margies

December 20th- Sexual Health Curriculum Information Session for 7th and 8th grade parents at 4pm

December 21st- Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR

December 21st- Shop For Ravenswood at Barrel of Monkeys Theater

December 21st-January 6th- Winter Break

On Our Radar

January 7- Last Day for FREE Raffle Ticket with Spring Forward Ticket Purchase

January 25- Rampage Dodgeball Tournament

February 9- Family Day of Service and Chili Cook Off from 9am-1pm

March 2 - Spring Forward Benefit at 6:30pm

FREE Raffle Ticket with Purchase of Spring Forward Benefit Ticket, Now Through January 7th

NEW THIS YEAR: For ticket purchase, choose your contribution - $35, $75 or $100. (All tickets are the same regardless of purchase.) Click here to buy your tickets today! 

What is the Spring Forward Benefit? Adults-Only Celebration & Benefit Hosted by Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS)

Why: 125 Years of Ravenswood School

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 6:30pm

Where: Dank Haus, 4740 N Western

•open bar•live performances•delicious food•

•games•raffles•live & silent auctions•

We want to see YOU there!

FAME (Fine Arts Magnet Education) Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 12th at 8pm
Where: 1709 W Carmen, Chicago, IL
 (map)

Come to this meeting to discuss fine arts in our school with FAME lead, Tamara Drew, and art teacher, Miss Kitty. 

The Snow Ball

When: Friday, December 14th 6-7:30pm 
Where: Winter Wonderland aka The Gym 


The Snow Ball is a family dance organized by Student Council and Ravenswood teachers. The gym is transformed into a winter wonderland for our PreK – 4th grade families. Students and parents are encouraged to dress up and dance the night away. Be prepared for a balloon drop! Columbia College Arts Partnership will provide a teaching artist who will engage students with a winter craft when students need a break from the energy in the gym. 

$5 per person. $10 max per family. Ticket Order forms will come home as backpack flyer.

Would you like to be a Snow Ball Elf? Sign up here to run the cookie table, clean up or donate supplies.

Holiday Caroling with Ravenswood Families

When:  ‪Wednesday December 19th at 6pm
Where: Montrose Train Station 


‪Join other Ravenswood families in holiday caroling outside of the Montrose train station and Margies. Join in some cheerful singing of familiar holiday tunes and pass out candy canes with warm wishes from Ravenswood School. Lyrics to songs and the treats to pass out will be provided. Just show up at 6pm at the Montrose train stop close to Margie's Candies. We hope to see you! RSVP here.

Need Holiday gifts? Artsonia has you covered!

Order items such as ornaments, mugs and t-shirts printed with your child’s artwork from their Artsonia online art gallery.

Order by December 15th for holiday delivery. For each purchase made, Artsonia will donate 20% back to our school for art supplies.

Need an Artsonia account for your child? Permission slips will be in backpacks this week or send an email here. 

Would you like to help photograph student artwork for their Artsonia gallery this week after drop off? Send an email here. 

You can also add student artwork made at home to your child’s Artsonia portfolio. Just download the Artsonia app, choose parent and find your child’s name and add in photos of artwork from your phone.

Shop For Ravenswood at Kendra Scott

When:  ‪Sunday, December 16th, 3-5pm
Where:
Kendra Scott, 3426 N. Southport Ave, Chicago

Stop in Kendra Scott for some holiday gifts, bling and baubles. 20% of all sales during this time will be donated back to Friends of Ravenswood School. Phone orders also welcome- call (708) 669-0230 today.

Shop for Ravenswood at Barrel of Monkeys Theater

When:  ‪Friday, December 21st, 8pm
Where: Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave

Barrel of Monkeys' 8pm performance of, "That's Weird, Grandma Rings in the Holidays" at the Neo-Futurists Theater. Purchase your tickets ahead of time with code RAVENSWOOD here and 50% of the proceeds from tickets will go towards Friends of Ravenswood School. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids aged 12 and under.

This December show will showcase some of the stories written by our Ravenswood Summer Campers during their Barrel of Monkeys Summer Workshop. Youth Guidance BASA is running a Barrel of Monkeys enrichment class starting in January. 

To learn more about Barrel of Monkeys and "That's Weird, Grandma," click here.

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