Ravenswood Rambler - January 14, 2019

This Week

January 14- Spelling Bee at 2pm in the gym

January 14- LSC Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 104

January 14- Columbia Afterschool Arts Classes Resume

January 15- Wellness Meeting at 9am in MPR

January 16- Spring Forward Planning Meeting at 8pm

January 17- 47th Ward Alderman Candidate Forum

January 17- Pop up Spirit Wear Sale in MPR from 3:45pm-4:30pm

January 18- School Tour at 9am in MPR

January 18- BAC / International Club Meeting at 2:30pm in MPR

January 18- 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

January 21- No School for MLK Day

January 21- Shop For Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas from 1-3pm

Next Week

January 22- January 25- Spirit Week

January 22- FORS morning meeting at 9am in MPR

January 22-January 28- Shop For Ravenswood at One River Art School

January 23rd- Parent Workshop on Digital Citizenship at 6pm in 104

January 25 Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR

January 25- Rampage Dodgeball Tournament

January 25- Dodgeball After Party at My Buddy’s

On Our Radar

January 30- America to Me Screening and Discussion at 6:30pm

January 30- Winter Arts Showcase at 9:15am and 2:15pm

February 1- End of Quarter

February 2- No School

February 2- Shop for Ravenswood at Power Up Tech Academy

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

March 2 - Spring Forward Benefit at 6:30pm

Spring Forward Benefit Planning Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 16th at 8pm
Where: 2310 W Giddings, First Floor

Join us at this meeting to get in on the ground floor of plans for this year’s Spring Forward Benefit, FORS’ largest grossing annual fundraiser. We provide drinks and snacks and you give us your great ideas!

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!

Pop Up Shop For Spirit Wear

When: Thursday, January 17th, 3:45-4:30pm 
Where: MPR 


Get ready for FANtastic Friday during next week’s Spirit Week with some new Ravenswood gear. Stop in the MPR after school. Cash and credit accepted. 

Rampage Dodgeball Tournament

When: January 25 at 6:30pm
Where: Ravenswood Gym


Start building your team of 10 players now! Each team needs five men and five women (only adults can play, children welcome to watch). Pizza, snacks and drinks for sale. Prizes for tournament winner, best team costume and best team theme. The registration fee will be $300 per team or $30 per player. Sign up a team and get more information about the Rampage tournament here.

Join us for the adults only Post Dodgeball Party to celebrate at My Buddy’s 4416 N Clark Street. You can join the post party for a drink even if you don’t dodge. Starting at 8pm, My Buddy’s will donate $1 back to FORS for every food and drink item purchased when you mention Ravenswood.

Parent Workshop on Digital Citizenship

When: January 23rd at 6pm

Many parents have expressed an interest in, or some concerns about their child's digital life. We are hosting a Video Discussion Night so that we can start a conversation in our community about the issues, topics and concerns that matter most to YOU, our students’ caregivers. We hope you will join us on  January 23rd at 6:00 in room 104.  

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link.  This session is intended for parents and guardians of students in the 5th - 8th grade. 

Shop For Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas

hen: Monday, January 21st,
Where: Ultimate Ninjas (2915 W Montrose Ave)

Keep your kids bodies active on a the day off school at Ultimate Ninjas during Open Play.
For every ticket sold, one-third of the proceeds will be donated back to Friends of Ravenswood School. 

Each ticket is $20. This is event is for students age 6 and up. Parents can choose to drop off or stay and watch. 
EVERY STUDENT NEEDS COMFORTABLE ATHLETIC CLOTHES, CLOSED TOES SHOES (CLEAN ONES IF IT'S RAINING). Click HERE to register!

Rams Pride on Full Display!

The 1st soon-to-be-annual Holiday Hoopla couldn’t have been a bigger success. All our basketball teams showed their stuff. Be it Rams-vs-Rams or Rams-vs-some pretty tough other schools, we put on a show that highlighted our kids and our community’s support. And that support was shown with our voices and our wallets as we put away a lot of doughnuts, dogs and bought some really cool Rams swag. Huge shout-outs to everyone who volunteered their time and effort. And especially to our sponsors Dinkel’s Doughnuts, Byron’s Hot DogsChicago’s Pizza and to Katie Peon at Chase Park for helping make this memorable day a reality. It was a great day to be a Ram!

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