Ravenswood Rambler - March 18, 2019

This year’s Spring Forward Benefit was the highest grossing and most well-attended FORS event ever!

Together, our community purchased more than 300 tickets, raised over $21,000 during the 15 minutes of the Auction for Education, sold out nearly all of our Experience Parties, Teacher Wishes and Silent Auction items, with a grand total grossing over $87,000!

Did you make a donation to the Auction for Education? Check here to see if your company will match your donation to FORS.

We’d love your feedback about the benefit - please come to the FORS meeting this Tuesday at 9am in the MPR to share your thoughts and ideas on this year’s event. If you can’t make it to the meeting, we’d love to hear from you at springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org.

Did you sign up for an Experience Party, but don’t remember the details? Click here for a Google Doc with all of the teacher and parent parties.

Want to see pictures or videos from our amazing night?


This Week

March 19th- FORS Meeting and Spring Forward Follow Up at 9am in MPR

March 22nd- Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR

March 22nd- School Movie Night at 6:15pm in gym

Next Week

March 26- Wellness Meeting at 9am in MPR

March 27- America to Me Screening and Discussion

March 29- Ram Jam Fame Open Mic Night at 6:30pm

On Our Radar

April 4- End of 3rd Quarter

April 4- Mom’s Night Out at Carol’s Pub

April 5- No School

April 5- Play for Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas

April 10- Report Card Pick Up & Conferences/No School

April 10- Play for Ravenswood at Power up Tech

April 12- Spring Arts Showcase

April 15-April 19- Spring Break

Dine For Ravenswood at Spacca Napoli from March 24th to March 31st

Faithful to the Neapolitan pizza style and to Ravenswood neighbors -- Spacca Napoli restaurant is helping our 8th graders throughout the week of March 24!

Our friends at Spacca Napoli, 1769 W. Sunnyside, have generously agreed to donate 10% of diner checks to help provide scholarships for our deserving students headed to Washington, D.C. When you order, just say "Ravenswood School" or better yet, "I'm here to support the Ravenswood 8th grade trip," as you dine in or take out any time from Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, March 31 (They are closed on Mondays).

Spread the word to family and friends and don't forget to tell your server you're there in support of Ravenswood School. Grazie! 

America To Me Screening and Discussion

When: Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30-8:30pm Where: 4th Floor Learning Lab

We will host our third and final screening and discussion of America to Me in the Learning Lab. These are stand alone sessions and you do not need to have attended a previous session to come to this one. If you haven’t yet made it to a screening, please join us for a critical and needed conversation about race, equity and access in our school. We need you there!

FAME Ram Jam Open Mic Night

When: Friday, March 29th at 6:30pm Where: Ravenswood Drama Room

FAME – the committee to promote Fine Arts Magnet Education at Ravenswood – invites school families, friends and neighbors to an all-ages open-mic night and jam session! Share a musical talent, poem, joke or whatever you wish at a supportive, laid back night of celebrating the Arts! If you would like to help out at the Ram Jam, please sign up here.

March Madness is in Full Swing with Rams Basketball!

March Madness made an early appearance this year with some pulse-pounding Rams games around town. The 4th grade boys won a scorcher against Alcott 25-18. The girls 4th grade team advanced to the Elite 8 with an 8-7 victory over North Park. The 5th grade won their playoff game to get into the final four and then lost to Bell by one on a last second shot. While the 5th grade girls lost to the tough Blaine, 21-16. The 6th grade Girls beat Rogers Park Montessori to advance to the Final Four on Friday. Finally, the 6th grade boys roll onto a 34-28 win to grab a 6th seed in the playoffs. It’s only going to get more exciting from here on out, everyone! So get out there and catch the playoffs.

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