Ravenswood Rambler - May 13, 2019

This Week

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

Next Week

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

Planning Ahead

Medical Forms Due in September!

Volunteers Needed!

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. 

https://forms.gle/cJN7T8142Fq5Tsu48

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3M0ehfHa4JOGQzbVBOioRHOjecpxBaU0klj29awGsoxLMZA/viewform

We welcome your feedback. To share your views with the LSC:

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:

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:

  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.

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