Ravenswood Rambler - April 8, 2019

This Week

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

Next Week

April 15-April 19- Spring Break

April 15th-April 18th- Ravenswood Spring Break Camp

Planning Ahead!

April 29th-May 3rd- In-Boundary New Student Registration Week

June 20th- Last Day of School *New Date*

LSC Meeting

When: April 8th at 6:30pm

Where: Room 104

All are invited to attend the LSC meeting on April 8th at 6:30pm in Room 104 to get in on discussions of curriculum, budget and other necessary topics. Each meeting opens with a moment for public comment. Any parent or community member with a commeor concern is welcome to come and briefly present their thoughts to the LSC and other meeting attendees. April’s LSC Meeting will discuss next year’s school budget.

Come To Our Book Fair!

When: Monday, April 8th to Thursday April 11th

Where: Gym

The Book Fair raises funds for the school while helping our students develop their love for boys oks and reading. Sign up here to volunteer at the Book Fair. We especially need volunteers on Wednesday during conferences and Thursday morning.

New this year: Virtual Wallet!

You can electronically load money to your children's account for them to shop.  You set the limit that your child may spend and you only get charged for what your child purchases.  It's quick and easy and you don't have worry about sending money that day.  The eWallet can be set up and managed between  3/25 - 4/11.   Visit the Ravenswood Scholastic Book Fair homepage for more information regarding the book fair and  to set up your child's eWallet.


The schedule for teachers, students and families will be as follows:

  • ‪April 8th: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM and 1:45-4:15

  • April 9th:  8:45 AM - 11:45 AM and 1:45-4:15

  • April 10th: 10am-6pm (Parent Teacher Conference Day) 

  • April 11th: 8:30 AM-2:30PM

Parent-Teacher Conferences

When: Wednesday, April 10th from 11:00-6:00 (Staff Lunch from 2:30-3:15) 

Teachers will send home or email time slot request to parents in order to schedule these important parent/teacher conferences and report card pick up times. Contact your child's teacher with questions. 

While in the building for conferences: 

1.     Fill out a My Voice My School survey and sign up for Parent Portal.

2.     Set up a meeting with our administrators if you have something to discuss. 

3.     Stop by the Art, Drama, dance room or gym to check on your child’s progress in these classes as well. 

4.     Stop by lost and found in the hallway outside the drama room. All unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to Cornerstone Community Outreach after conferences. 

5.     Stop in the gym to shop at the Book Fair. 

6.     Look around the hallways for your child’s artwork displayed during the School’s Visual Arts Showcase.

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Spring Arts Showcase

When: Friday, April 12th at 9:15am and 2:15pm

Where: Ravenswood Gym

Join us for Ravenswood’s Spring Arts Showcase!  The showcase will include acting scenes performed by the Junior Middle School Drama Class, films by the Junior Middle School Visual Arts Class, and dance work from the Junior Middle School Dance Class, the Middle School Dance Class, the Middle School Dance Team and the Ravenswood Dance Ensemble.

These classes will also perform: 305, 304, 110, 109, 207 (PM show only), 206 (PM show only), 008 (AM show only) and 007 (AM show only).

Both times are open to parents. Two times are offered in hopes to allow parents to attend one performance and also allow the student body to watch the show without the gym being overcrowded. 

In the Spring Showcase this year, both shows are the same except the preschool only performs in the morning show and Kindergarten only performs in the afternoon show. 

In Boundary New Student Registration Week at Ravenswood!

Families living within the neighborhood boundaries of Ravenswood School should register new students for the school year 2019-20 during this week, Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm. Unsure if you’re in boundary? Click here to find out.

To register your child, you will need:

  1. Your child’s Birth Certificate

  2. Proof of current address: this can be in the form of a gas or light bill, a drivers license, a state ID, a medical card or proof of moving date from Post Office.

  3. If possible, current medical records.

If you have any questions, call the main office at 773-534-5525.

Chicago Public Schools Calendar Updates

Chicago Public Schools has changed the last day of school to June 20th. This new date accounts for the two snow days from the start of 2019.

View the updated 2018-2019 calendar or the 2019-2020 Chicago Public Schools School Calendar here.

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