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.
Survey responses are requested by Friday, April 5th at noon.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
The Ravenswood Local School Council
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
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- 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
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.
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.