Ravenswood Rambler - January 28, 2019

Winter Arts Showcase

When: January 30th at 9:15am and 2:00pm (same performance at both times)

Join us for our second arts showcase of the school year!

At this showcase, you will enjoy dances by the Middle School Dance Team, the Ravenswood Dance Ensemble, the Middle School Dance Elective, the Junior Middle School Dance Elective and Classes 304, 305, 312, 310, 111, and 208.

Drama scenes will be performed by the Middle School Drama Elective and the Junior Middle School Drama Elective.

Choral performances will be sung by all of the 3rd and 4th grade Classes.

If your child's dance class is in the showcase, they will receive a backpack flyer with details regarding their specific dance performance within the next few weeks. 

FYI: this is a date change from the usual.. in the past showcases have been on a Thursday, the final day of the quarter.. this time we are shifting it a day early to accommodate an additional drama showcase and end-of-unit/performance reflections.

America To Me Discussion and Screening

When: January 30th from 6:30-8:30pm Where: 4th Floor Learning Lab at Ravenswood School

Two Ravenswood parents will be facilitating a screening and discussion of the first episode of Steve James' "America to Me". Filmed at Oak Park River Forest High School, this docuseries explores race, equity, identity and education from a thoughtful, honest lens. All students, families, staff and community members are invited to join us for this critical experience! As a school working to do better at being an integrated school and community, we believe this is part of a larger, critical and ongoing conversation we need to have as a community and hope you can join! No RSVP needed.

Source:: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/arts/television/america-to-me-review.html

The Spring Forward Benefit is only a month away!

Our volunteers need your help to make this event successful. Click on the links in the list of needs below and/or email springbenefit@gmail.com with any questions.

  1. Please purchase your tickets ASAP (choose $35, $75 or $100) to help with budgeting and planning for food and beverage. We want to see you all there! Tickets will be $100 at the door.

  2. Donate auction items online by February 19. Prefer to use a paper form? Download the English version or the Spanish version of the form.

  3. Donate any dollar amount toward the purchase of wine to consume at the event.

  4. Plan an Experience Party on your own or with a friend. Click here for the Spanish version of the form.

  5. Contribute to the planning of the class raffle baskets that each grade is creating.

Planning Meeting at Andersonville Galleria

When: February 5, 7:30pm Where: Andersonville Galleria Loft, 5247 N Clark St

Come to the top floor of the Andersonville Galleria to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack while we finalize as many details of the Spring Forward Benefit as we can in one meeting.

Never been involved in or even attended this event before? No problem! All volunteers and ideas are welcome.

For more information or to buy tickets, donate money or an auction item to the Spring Forward Benefit, click here.

Reluctant Dragon Spring Musical Auditions

When: February 6 from 3:45-5:30pm or February 7 from 7:30-8:30am Where: Drama Room

Students in grades 3rd-8th are invited to audition for a role in this year’s Spring Musical, The Reluctant Dragon. For more information, email the drama teacher, Mr. Guidry at jjguidry@cps.edu.

If your child in grades 3rd-8th wants to be a part of set design, they should get a permission slip from Ms. Kitty. Set Design will meet after school starting on January 31st.

STEAM Team Learning Celebration

When: Thursday, February 7th, 4:45-5:15pm Where: Makerspace on the 4th Floor

STEAM Team Learning Celebration: The Ravenswood STEAM Team is holding a Learning Celebration to share with the community what we've been working on in our club!  Get ready to watch: a robot knock a can off a table, students' coded stories on Scratch, a homemade movie using the green screen and to learn how students programmed a small computer to make a watch! We invite the Ravenswood Community and friends to help us celebrate! Come join us for some STEAM fun!     

Family Day of Service and Chili Cook Off

When: Day of Service, 9am-12pm and Chili Cook Off, 12-1pm Where: Ravenswood Gym

DAY OF SERVICE: Join the administration and other Ravenswood parents as we work together to make physical improvements to the school. Contact Scott Bloom at sbloomarch@aol.com with any questions. To sign up to help, click here.

CHILI COOK-OFF: Once we’re finished with our hard work, we’ll come together for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and enjoy a delicious meal. To enter the chili competition and find out the rules, email Amanda Knowles at akknowles@gmail.com.

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