Ravenswood Rambler - June 3, 2019

Dear Ravenswood Families and Friends,

It's hard to believe, but we are almost to the end of the year. With only a few short weeks left, every day of student attendance matters! Please make sure your child is here everyday they are healthy for these remaining days of school. We are using this time to wrap up remaining academic study, closing out our year and communities, and helping prepare students for next year. 

On a different note, this week at Ravenswood we are celebrating our Ravenswood Volunteer Appreciation Week! Ravenswood is a great place for students to learn and grow because you make it great. Thank you to the many, many, many volunteers who give their time, energy, expertise and service to make this school what it is. From our Room Parents to our Snowball volunteers to our campus clean up participants to our lunch monitors to our work station parents who cut papers, make copies and generally allow our staff to focus on supporting your child.  On behalf of the Ravenswood staff, we thank you for your service to our school and students. Thank you for loving all our children enough to give your time and energy to our community! #ravenswoodrocks

 End of Year Events: We have a few events to close out our year that are each Ravenswood traditions in their own right: Inquiry Day (6/12), Field Day (6/17) and Ramapalooza (6/19). We will send out more information through your child's teacher and/or your room parent for these events, so stay tuned!

Class Assignments for Next Year: We will write your child's room assignment for next year on their final report card to send home with your child. 

Have a great week, everyone.


Mr. Manaen and Ms. Karrel

This Week

June 3rd to June 7th- 8th grade trip to DC

June 3rd to June 7th- Volunteer Appreciation Week

Monday, June 3rd- Volunteer Appreciation Morning Celebration in MPR at 9am

Monday, June 3rdLSC Principal Selection Meeting at 6:30pm in 4th Floor Learning Lab

Wednesday, June 5th- Volunteer Appreciation Party at 7pm at the Ravenswood Loft

Friday, June 7th- School Tour

Next Week

Monday, June 10th- Monthly LSC Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 104

Monday June 10th- Friday, June 14th- Allergy Awareness Week

Wednesday, June 12th- Eye on Equity Coffee Hour

Wednesday, June 12th- Inquiry Day

Wednesday, June 12th- Spirit Wear Pop Up Shop after school

Friday, June 14th- 8th Grade Graduation

On Our Radar

Monday, June 17th- Field Day

Wednesday, June 19th- Ramapalooza

Thursday June 20th- Last Day of School

Planning Ahead

June 30th- School Supply Order Due Date

July 10th- First Summer Play Date

Medical Forms Due in September!

Volunteers Needed!

Ribfest on June 15th

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.

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

Volunteer Appreciation Week is June 3rd-7th

This week we’d like to shine a spotlight on the many volunteers that keep this community ticking. From making copies for a teacher to running a fundraiser, every single moment of volunteerism makes a difference to Ravenswood School. Whatever your role, regardless of the amount of time you’ve given, join us Monday morning in the MPR at 9am and/or Wednesday night at the Ravenswood Loft at 7pm to celebrate a successful year of working together!

Sign up here to RSVP to the evening event.

Pre-Order School Supplies Now!

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!

The 8th Graders are on their way to DC!

The eighth-graders are heading to Washington, D.C. for their class trip! The D.C. trip will show our students how people from different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs are all part of the United States. The students will visit the U.S. Museums and National Landmarks. It's a culmination of our students' history, art, social studies, and language arts classes. 
For many of our eighth-graders, this will be their first trip outside of Chicago. The students and their families have worked hard all year to raise funds for this trip. Many thanks to all who helped make this trip a reality.

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness Week will consist of activities for students and information for parents about supporting students with allergies.  All activities will take place from 3:45-4:30 on the playground.  

Monday, June 10 - Allergy Awareness Ribbon Decoration

Tuesday, June 11 - Make and Take Trail Mix
Wednesday, June 12 - Poster Making

Thursday, June 13, Make Your Own "Spa" Water
Friday, June 14, Healthy Snack Give Away

As a reminder, Ravenswood strives to be a nut free school.  This helps to protect students from being exposed to life threatening allergens.  Please remember that the nut policy applies to all food being brought into the school as well as food consumed on the playground. 

Inquiry Day is Wednesday, June 12th!

Students have been working with their classes on various Inquiry Projects this quarter and Inquiry Day is when everyone at Ravenswood is "going public".  If the classroom is inviting parents to participate in the going public celebration, the teacher will let parents know the specific times dedicated for parent visits.

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 4pm.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. Two proofs 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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