Ravenswood Rambler - February 11, 2019

This Week

February 11- LSC Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 104

February 11- February 14- Ram Grams for sale by Student Council in the Gym

February 11-15 Formal Clothing & Accessories Swap

February 12- America To Me Screening and Discussion, 6:30-8:30pm In 4th Floor Learning Lab

February 15- School Tour at 9am in MPR

February 15- Box Tops Collection Day

Next Week

February 18- President’s Day No School

February 18- Play for Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas from 1-3pm

February 19- FORS Meeting at 9am in MPR

February 19- Spring Forward Deadline For: Class Baskets, Donations, Teacher Wishes, Experience Parties

February 20- Positive Discipline Workshop at 9am in Learning Lab

February 20- Spring Forward Craft Night at 7:30pm at Andersonville Galleria

February 21- Dad’s Night Out at Ricochet’s at 7:30pm

February 22- Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR

February 23- LEGO 2 Movie Screening at Davis Theater at 9:30am to benefit the 8th Grade Trip to DC

On Our Radar

February 26- Wellness Committee Meeting at 9am in MPR

March 1- Spring Forward Benefit Set Up from 10am-3pm at the Dank Haus

March 2 - Spring Forward Benefit at 6:30pm at the Dank Haus

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. Booze for Charity: Have an unopened bottle of liquor or a mixer leftover from the holidays? Willing to grab an extra handle on your next Target run? Help us build our “Stock Your Bar” live auction item and email springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org to arrange delivery/pick up of your donation.

  2. You’ve requested consistent wine choices at our event and your voice has been heard! Want decent wine to drink on March 2nd? Donate any dollar amount toward the purchase of wine to consume at the event.

  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? Click here to 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.


    Craft Night for the Spring Forward Benefit

    When: Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 7:30pm
    Where: Andersonville Galleria,
    5247 N. Clark St. Chicago

    Even if you can’t make the Spring Forward Benefit on March 2nd, we would love to get crafty with you! Join other Ravenswood parents and community member at the beautiful Andersonville Galleria to cut, glue, have a glass of wine and get to know some great people.

    If you’re able, please bring a pair of scissors or two, glue, a glue gun or email springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org with any questions.

America To Me Discussion and Screening

When: Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: 4th Floor Learning Lab, 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.

Ram Grams Valentines For Sale

When: February 11th-14th Lunchtime, (11:55am-1:40pm)
Where: Ravenswood Gym

Your child(ren) can purchase Ram Grams (kind of like a valentine) from Student Council for $1 each* in the gym during the lunch hour, to be delivered on Valentine's Day to the recipient's classroom.

Bonus: Parents are welcome in the gym during the lunch hour (11:55am-1:40pm) and order Ram Grams for your child(ren) and/or their teacher, friend, etc as well! Just be sure to sign in at the front desk and check in with the Main Office before you go. Can’t make it to school to buy a Ram Gram during lunch? Post on your grade level Facebook group and maybe a kind parent will offer to help!

*Student Council uses the proceeds to pay for a service project benefiting Ravenswood Community Services.

LEGO 2 Movie Special Screening Fundraiser for 8th Grade Trip

When: Saturday, February 23rd at 9:30am
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Please join us for a special screening of The Lego Movie 2!  Each $15 ticket admits one person and includes a small popcorn.

Net proceeds go to the Ravenswood Elementary 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. Buy your tickets directly from a Ravenswood eighth grader or online here. You can also buy a GOLD ticket, which doubles your support towards our 8th graders, or donate directly to support the students. This event is open to all members of our community.

Play For Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas

When: Monday, February 18th, 1-3pm
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 FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School). 

Each ticket is $20. This event is for students ages 6 and up. Parents can choose to drop off or stay and watch. 


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