Ravenswood Rambler - February 4, 2019

Spring Forward Benefit 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 event as we can in one meeting.

Never been involved in/to 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.

The Spring Forward Benefit is less than 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. Donate any dollar amount toward the purchase of wine to consume at the event.

  2. Email springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org if you have anything you can donate to our “Stock Your Bar” auction item. Have something unopened and leftover from the holidays that you’ll never drink? Here’s your chance to donate booze to charity! (Think mixers, liquor, etc…)

  3. 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 and we don’t want to run out of anything! Tickets will be $100 at the door.

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

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

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

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, 4:15- 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: February 9th, 9am-1pm. 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.

America To Me Discussion and Screening

When: February 12th 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 equitable 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

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