Ravenswood Rambler - March 25, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the LSC prepares to conduct Mr. Manaen’s annual review, we seek additional feedback from the school community. Please use the following online survey to share your insights and suggestions. Your anonymous responses will be used to help guide our process and provide Mr. Manaen with meaningful feedback.

English Survey

Spanish Survey

Survey responses are requested by Friday, April 5th at noon.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

The Ravenswood Local School Council

This Week

March 24-31- Dine For Ravenswood at Spacca Napoli

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

Next Week

April 2-4- IAR Testing 3rd-8th grades

April 4- End of 3rd Quarter

April 4- Mom’s Night Out at Carol’s Pub at 7:30pm

April 5- No School

April 5- Play for Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas from 11am-1pm

On Our Radar

April 8-12- Scholastic Book Fair in Gym

April 8- LSC Meeting

April 9- FORS Meeting at 9am

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

April 10- Play for Ravenswood at Power up Tech

April 11- Dad’s Night Out, Shuttle to the Shoe

April 12- Spring Arts Showcase

April 12- Lost and Found Last Call

April 15-April 19- Spring Break

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 Ravenswood Watch Party Series

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

Watch Party 3: Reflecting on Race at Ravenswood 

“Race & Equity @ Ravenswood” - Principal Nate Manaen

“What’s Next?” -Assistant Principal Barbara Karrel

Previous attendance is NOT NECESSARY. Your voice is needed

Show up.

America to Me is a docuseries that examines the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people for one year at Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS), a school with many similarities to our own Ravenswood Elementary.

Ravenswood parents Tamara Drew and Kate Nelson will facilitate a screening of clips from the series and lead a follow-up discussion. 

Watch Party 3 Screening Topics:

• Identity/Social Justice Curriculum

• Black Faculty (inequitable hiring practices)

• Imbalanced celebration of student achievement

• Teacher training and equity evaluation

*Recommended for students 7th grade and above.

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.

Ravenswood School