Ravenswood Ramber - June 17, 2019

Dear Ravenswood Families and Friends,

This will be my second-to-final message as your principal, and I admit I'm feeling some feels. I think it's mostly the pride I feel in our outgoing 8th grade graduates. This past Friday we held our 8th grade graduation ceremony and our students once again blew me away with their eloquence, intelligence and bold vision for themselves and the world they are stepping into. To them I again say: 

Graduates: On behalf of not only the teachers and staff assembled here in this auditorium, but on behalf of the 100+ plus teachers and staff from PreK-8th grade, from Ravenswood and other schools, from socials studies to drama to science to dance to math to art to ELA, I can say we are corporately and enthusiastically unbelievably proud of you. You have, in your time with us, modeled the very best of what it means to learn, to grow, to show courage, compassion, persistence, wonder and wisdom. As you prepare to begin the next phase of your journey, always remember that there is a loving, dedicated community here that will always be cheering you on, always ready to celebrate your next success, and always here to support you through a challenge, of which you will face many. We believe in you."

As with every year, we also have Ravenswood staff who are moving on to their next phase of work as well. This year we are saying sad but happy farewells to Ms. Reed, Ms. (Veronica) Santos, Mr. Samerson and Ms. Sheldon. We send them off with our very best and the knowledge that, like our graduates, #OnceaRamAlwaysaRam. 

We hope to see you at Field Day (Monday) and Ramapalooza (Wednesday) this week! Have a great week, everyone.


Mr. Manaen 

This Week

Monday, June 17th- Field Day

Wednesday, June 19th- Ramapalooza

Wednesday, June 19th- Lost and Found Last Call

Thursday June 20th- Last Day of School

Next Week

June 24th- Principal Candidate Forum (Tentative Date)

June 30th- School Supply Order Due Date

On Our Radar

July 10th- First Summer Play Date

Medical Forms Due in September!

Volunteers Needed!

Field Day on June 17th

Ramapalooza on June 19th

Principal Selection Update:

The LSC invites parents, staff, and members of the Ravenswood school community to participate in the principal selection process.

Principal Candidate Community Forum

When: Monday, June 24th, 7-8:30pm

Where: Ravenswood School Gym

Join the LSC (Local School Council) and the PSA (Principal Selection Advisory) next Monday for your chance to hear from and ask questions to our final three candidates for the next Principal of Ravenswood School. This is the final phase of the process laid out by the LSC to determine the best candidate for our school. This forum is open to the public and Ravenswood School families (past, present and future) are encouraged to attend. 
Important Notes: 

  • We plan to provide Spanish translation headphones (special thanks to LVHS) and a translator for any Spanish speakers who have a question they would like to ask. 

  • The LSC and PSA value the public’s questions and input. The LSC is charged with hiring and evaluating the principal and will discuss final approvals in closed session and vote in open session. 

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Field Day!

When: June 17th

Where: School Playground

Want to help? Sign up here.

Field Day is an event where students participate in an age-appropriate outdoor track and field events with their classmates. It’s a lot of fun for the whole school and a favorite event for many students. Mr. Switzer needs volunteer timers, ribbon-writers and judges to help with the events for 5-8th grade in the morning and 1st-4th grade in the afternoon. Pre-K and K will have field day as well, but our recess staff will run the events. All volunteers can report to Mr. Switzer on the South Playground. Thank you for your time! Even if you can't volunteer, spectators are welcome to cheer on the students at this fun school wide event. Rain Date is Tuesday, June 18th. 


When: June 19th

Where: School Playground

Want to help? Sign up here.

Wednesday, June 19th, is our end of school extravaganza. Students and their teachers will have designated times to visit Ramapalooza festivities outside. There will be fun stations, food, games and treats for the students and their families to enjoy. Families are welcome to attend if they choose, or they can sign up to volunteer to support students with the activities during the event. 

Please send your child in a Ravenswood shirt or a red or black shirt to show your school spirit.  

Send your child with a t-shirt to tie dye, sunscreen and a towel for water play!

The schedule by grade is outlined below: 
9:00-10:10 Pre K, K- 1

10:15-11:45 2nd-4th

2:00-3:30 5th-7th

School Supplies

As we finish up this school year, now is a good time to start thinking about getting ready for next school year before you get caught up in all your fun summer activities.

Order the exact supplies next year's teachers have requested from their school supply lists now! If you order from 1st Day School Supplies by June 30th, Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS) will receive a donation back to our school. All school supplies will be shipped directly to Ravenswood in August when the teachers return to school.

Order here from 1st Day School Supplies here by June 30th!

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