Ravenswood Rambler - May 13, 2019
Monday, May 13th- LSC Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 104
Wednesday, May 15th- Special LSC Meeting
Friday, May 17th- Final Box Tops Collection
Friday, May 17th- School Tour at 9am at MPR
Friday, May 17th- Progress Reports Go Home
Tuesday, May 21st- Final FORS Meeting of the School Year at 9am in MPR
Tuesday May 21st- Ram Jam Extravaganza First Practice (formerly the Variety Show) at 4pm
Wednesday, May 22nd- Eye on Equity Coffee Talk at 9am in MPR
Wednesday, May 22nd- Parent Workshop on Child Anxiety at 6pm
Friday, May 24th- Principal Coffee Hour at 9am in MPR
On Our Radar
Monday, May 27th- No School, Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28th- Wellness Meeting at 9am in MPR
Tuesday, May 28th- Dress Rehearsal for the Ram Jam Extravaganza
Thursday, May 30th- Columbia After-school Arts Showcase
Friday, May 31st- Ram Jam Extravaganza in the Gym at 5pm
Ribfest on June 15th
Field Day on June 17th
Principal Selection Update
The LSC invites parents, staff, and members of the Ravenswood school community to participate in the principal selection process. One way to be involved is by serving on the Principal Selection Committee, an advisory group that will help organize the legal steps we take toward hiring a new principal, and contribute expertise and diverse insights along the way. The LSC is accepting applications through May 13th at 10 pm. Please help us share this opportunity by forwarding to parents, teachers and neighbors you know.
We also invite you to share your input by completing the Ravenswood Family Survey for Principal Selection. This survey will only take a few minutes to complete. It will be used to help inform the principal selection process. Please submit your survey by Friday May 17th.
We welcome your feedback. To share your views with the LSC:
You may attend the next scheduled LSC meeting. All are open to the public and posted 48 hours in advance.
You may email your feedback to LSC@ravenswoodelementary.org.
You may leave feedback at https://www.ravenswoodelementary.org/share-feedback.
You may leave a written comment in the LSC Comment Box located in the office or the BASA office.
Ram Jam Extravaganza (formerly the Variety Show)
When: First Practice on May 21st, Dress Rehearsal on May 28th, Show on May 31st
The Variety Show has been removed from our end of year schedule and we are instead hosting a final, no-holds-barred Ram Jam Extravaganza. Dust off your old tap shoes, warm up your singing voice, practice your best magic tricks and funniest jokes, grab a friend and come join us for the Ram Jam to end all jams!
Changes this year to the show include: 1) All students acts who come to practices will be in the show. 2) The show is being organized by parent volunteers rather than a teacher and 3) The show will take place during the evening rather than the school day.
Eye on Equity Coffee Talk
When: Wednesday, May 22nd at 9am in MPR
We’re excited to continue Dear Ravenswood this week, a new feature of the Ravenswood Rambler’s “Eye on Equity” focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school community. Twice a month, we’ll pose a question and link some great resources from the web and contributions from families, school leaders, teachers, students, or community members. Our monthlyCoffee with Dear Ravenswood will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9am in the MPR--this is a great opportunity to engage with these resources in person. We look forward to igniting thoughtful conversation, celebrating our strengths, and surfacing our areas for growth as we strive to be a school community for all students and families.
How do we talk to kids about race and racism?
Check out these great resources to spark the conversation or new inspiration to keep it going:
Listen to “How to Not (Accidently) Raise a Racist” from the podcast, The Longest Shortest Time
Explore “How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism”from Parent Toolkit
Parent Workshop on Childhood Anxiety
When: Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm in 4th Floor Learning Lab
Augustyn Family Services is a counseling practice located in the Ravenswood neighborhood that provides services to children, teens, adults, couples and families in our community. In recent years, we have noticed an increase in school age children who are struggling with stress and anxiety. These issues can show up in many different ways and this event will help parents identify when their child is struggling with the amount of pressure that they are feeling. We will talk about effective strategies that can be used at home when your child is stressed and/or anxious. Parents will learn ways to support their anxious child and help their child have increased distress tolerance skills. This is an issue that is occurring throughout the country and also one that is typically completely manageable with some supportive interventions. Please join us to learn more about stress and anxiety in school aged children and how to help children who struggle with these difficult feelings.
Sign up for the event here.
In Boundary New Student Registration Continues at Ravenswood!
Where: School Office
Families living within the neighborhood boundaries of Ravenswood School should register new students for the school year 2019-20 during the week of April 29th to May 3rd, Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm. Unsure if you’re in boundary? Click here to find out.
To register your child, you will need:
Your child’s Birth Certificate
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.
If possible, current medical records.
If you have any questions, call the main office at 773-534-5525.