Feb
19
9:00 AM09:00

FORS Meeting

All parents and interested community members are considered members of FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School). Come and join the rest of FORS to discuss communications, community-building and fundraising efforts for the benefit of Ravenswood School.

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Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Positive Discipline Workshop: Decoding Behavior with the Mistaken Goal Chart

Have you ever wanted a flow chart for solving

conflicts and avoiding power struggles with your

child(ren)?

Join Ravenswood Elementary School to learn

about how using a Positive Discipline tool called

the Mistaken Goal Chart can help families:

• Uncover the belief behind your child's

behavior

• Create a path of mutually respectful problem

solving

• Build accountability with children with

everyone's dignity intact

The Three Lists (Review)

A Child’s Tools

Playing “tag” with Temperament

The Iceberg – above and below the waterline

Walking the Mistaken Goal Chart

Balance in Relationship

Click here to learn more

Click here to see the meeting agenda

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Principal Coffee Hour

Principal Nate Manaen and/or Assistant Principal Barb Karrel will join any parents with concerns, questions or comments for coffee and conversation. If you have concerns you’d rather keep private, email info@ravenswoodelementary.org to make an appointment.

To get to the MPR: Go through door #2 and sign in at the front desk, then head down the red ramp to the left and enter the MPR at the bottom of the ramp on the left.

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Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Special Screening: The Lego Movie 2

Please join us for a special Ravenswood-only screening of The Lego Movie 2  at 9:30 am on Saturday February 23rd at the Davis Theater.

Each ticket admits one person and includes a small popcorn.

All proceeds go to the eighth grade D.C trip. Buy your tickets directly from an eighth grader or online here

https://www.friendsofravenswoodschool.org/lego-movie

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America to Me Screening and Discussion #2
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

America to Me Screening and Discussion #2

Two Ravenswood parents will be facilitating a screening and discussion of the first episode of Steve James' "America to Me". Filmed at Oak Park River Forest High School, this docuseries explores race, equity, identity and education from a thoughtful, honest lens. All students, families, staff and community members are invited to join us for this critical experience! As a school working to do better at being an equitable school and community, we believe this is part of a larger, critical and ongoing conversation we need to have as a community and hope you can join! No RSVP needed.

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Spring Forward Benefit
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Forward Benefit

This year, FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School) invites you to celebrate the past, party in the present and fund the future at our 2019 Spring Forward Benefit: Celebrating125 Years of Ravenswood School. 

This special anniversary, adults-only event gives us time to let loose with other parents, faculty and staff while helping to raise funds and build community for the benefit of our children.

Our amazing volunteers put together this not-to-be-missed bash for our community every year and - just like the school we're celebrating - every year the Spring Forward Benefit gets better and better. This year we will celebrate the past, party in the present and fund the future with:

  • An Open Bar 

  • Live Performances 

  • Gourmet Hors d'oeuvres 

  • RavensBooks 

  • Experience Parties 

  • Teacher Wishes 

  • Silent and Live Auctions 

  • Games & Raffles 

  • ...and more!

New This Year! In order to open our doors to everyone, our ticket price has changed... 

We want to see YOU there!

Choose your contribution to purchase your ticket(s) today -

$35 •or• $75 •or• $100

(All tickets are the same, regardless of contribution)


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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

LSC Meeting

All are invited to attend the LSC (Local School Council) meetings to get in on discussions of curriculum, budget and other necessary topics. Each meeting opens with a moment of public comment. Any parent or community member with a comment or concern is welcome to come and briefly present their thoughts to the LSC and other meeting attendees.

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Principal Coffee Hour

Principal Nate Manaen and/or Assistant Principal Barb Karrel will join any parents with concerns, questions or comments for coffee and conversation. If you have concerns you’d rather keep private, email info@ravenswoodelementary.org to make an appointment.

To get to the MPR: Go through door #2 and sign in at the front desk, then head down the red ramp to the left and enter the MPR at the bottom of the ramp on the left.

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Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

LSC Meeting

All are invited to attend the LSC (Local School Council) meetings 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 comment or concern is welcome to come and briefly present their thoughts to the LSC and other meeting attendees.

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Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

FAME Meeting

FAME (Fine Arts Magnet Education) is a committee of parents and teachers focused on the support, evolution and community awareness of the arts and arts integration at Ravenswood Elementary School.

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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Reality Fair

7th and 8th grade students will participate in the annual Reality Fair. This is a fantastic activity in which our students are given a heavy dose of “reality.” Armed with a fictional job and a paycheck, students try to meet their monthly financial obligations –- without going bankrupt. They’ll find out who their spouse is (big-dollar airline pilot or stay-at-home parent?) and how many children they have, and then they’ll set about making financial choices and paying their bills. Some will even suffer the “fickle fingers of fate” to make the experience more realistic.

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May
13
6:30 PM18:30

LSC Meeting

All are invited to attend the LSC (Local School Council) meetings to get in on discussions of curriculum, budget and other necessary topics. Each meeting opens with a moment of public comment. Any parent or community member with a comment or concern is welcome to come and briefly present their thoughts to the LSC and other meeting attendees.

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

School Tour

Enter Door #2 off of Paulina and sign in at the front desk. Then head down the red ramp to the left of the entrance into the Multi-Purpose Room on your left. You will be greeted there with coffee and our school tour leaders. You'll get to enjoy seeing classrooms in action throughout the entire school. Round out your tour with a question and answer time hosted by a member of our administration.

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Field Day

Field Day is an all school event where students participate in 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.

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Final FORS Meeting

All Ravenswood parents/guardians, invested community members are part of the Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS) organization. Join in these meetings to hear the latest on fundraising and community building at Ravenswood and get your voice heard. Enter door #2 and sign in at front desk. MPR is down the ramp to the left.

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Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

RAMapalooza!

Today is a full day of celebration for Ravenswood students put on by Mr. Manaen, Ms. Karrel and their team. Parents are welcome to join in the fun if they so choose. More information will be sent home as the date approaches.

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Feb
15
8:45 AM08:45

Box Tops Collection

Send Box Tops with your child(ren) to be collected by their homeroom teacher.

Look for the Box Tops for Education seal on products in your pantry and around your home. Through the Box Tops for Education program, Ravenswood School earns about $1,500 annually.

Please prepare your submission for all collection days by following these simple steps.

1.) Remove all Box Tops from the original containers.

2.) Trim the Box Top of excess paper, cardboard or plastic (this saves on shipping costs.)

3.) Put all Box Tops in a resealable plastic baggie.

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America to Me Screening and Discussion
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

America to Me Screening and Discussion

Two Ravenswood parents will be facilitating a screening and discussion of the first episode of Steve James' "America to Me". Filmed at Oak Park River Forest High School, this docuseries explores race, equity, identity and education from a thoughtful, honest lens. All students, families, staff and community members are invited to join us for this critical experience! As a school working to do better at being an equitable school and community, we believe this is part of a larger, critical and ongoing conversation we need to have as a community and hope you can join! No RSVP needed.

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Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

LSC Meeting

All are invited to attend the LSC (Local School Council) meetings 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 comment or concern is welcome to come and briefly present their thoughts to the LSC and other meeting attendees.

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Feb
11
to Feb 15

Formalwear Clothing Swap

  • Hallway near Lost & Found (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Uncertain what to wear to the Spring Forward Benefit and/or have extra formalwear taking up space in your closet? We’ve got you covered!

Drop off men’s and/or women’s formalwear in the hallway near Lost & Found from 3:45-4:30pm Monday-Wednesday.

To pick something out to try on, visit the same location between 3:45-4:30pm on Thursday and Friday! Feel free to change in the bathrooms or bring the clothes home with you to see if they fit.

Everyone is welcome to take clothes home regardless of whether or not they have brought anything to swap.

Questions? Email springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org

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Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Family Day of Service and 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

DAY OF SERVICE: Join the administration and other Ravenswood parents as we work together to make physical improvements to the school. Contact Scott Bloom at sbloomarch@aol.com with any questions. To sign up to help, click here.

CHILI COOK-OFF: Once we’re finished with our hard work, we’ll come together for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and enjoy a delicious meal. To enter the chili competition and find out the rules, email Amanda Knowles at akknowles@gmail.com.

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Feb
7
4:15 PM16:15

Makerspace STEAM Team Learning Celebration

STEAM Team Learning Celebration: The Ravenswood STEAM Team is holding a Learning Celebration to share with the community what we've been working on in our club!  Get ready to watch: a robot knock a can off a table, students' coded stories on Scratch, a homemade movie using the green screen and to learn how students programmed a small computer to make a watch! We invite the Ravenswood Community and friends to help us celebrate from 4:45-5:15pm on Thursday, February 7th! Come join us for some STEAM fun!     

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Workshop

Many parents have expressed an interest in, or some concerns about their child's digital life. We are hosting a Video Discussion Night so that we can start a conversation in our community about the issues, topics and concerns that matter most to YOU, our students’ caregivers. We hope you will join us on  January 23rd at 6:00 in room 104.  

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link.  This session is intended for parents and guardians of students in the 5th - 8th grade. 

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Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

Winter Arts Showcase - PM SHOW

Join us for our second arts showcase of the school year!

At this showcase, you will enjoy dances by the Middle School Dance Team, the Ravenswood Dance Ensemble, the Middle School Dance Elective, the Junior Middle School Dance Elective and Classes 312, 310, 111 and 208.

Drama scenes will be performed by the Middle School Drama Elective and the Junior Middle School Drama Elective.

Choral performances will be sung by Classes 310, 312, 304 and 305. 

If your child's dance class is in the showcase, they will receive a backpack flyer with details regarding their specific dance performance within the next few weeks. 

FYI: this is a date change from the usual.. in the past showcases have been on a Thursday, the final day of the quarter.. this time we are shifting it a day early to accommodate an additional drama showcase and end-of-unit/performance reflections.


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Feb
6
9:15 AM09:15

Winter Arts Showcase - AM SHOW

Join us for our second arts showcase of the school year!

At this showcase, you will enjoy dances by the Middle School Dance Team, the Ravenswood Dance Ensemble, the Middle School Dance Elective, the Junior Middle School Dance Elective and Classes 312, 310, 111 and 208.

Drama scenes will be performed by the Middle School Drama Elective and the Junior Middle School Drama Elective.

Choral performances will be sung by Classes 310, 312, 304 and 305. 

If your child's dance class is in the showcase, they will receive a backpack flyer with details regarding their specific dance performance within the next few weeks. 

FYI: this is a date change from the usual.. in the past showcases have been on a Thursday, the final day of the quarter.. this time we are shifting it a day early to accommodate an additional drama showcase and end-of-unit/performance reflections.


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Feb
6
to Feb 14

RAM GRAM Sales

Your child(ren) can purchase Ram Grams (kind of like a valentine) from Student Council for $1 each* in the gym during the lunch hour, to be delivered on Valentine's Day to the recipient's classroom.

Bonus: You are welcome in the gym during the lunch hour (11:55am-1:40pm) and order Ram Grams for your child(ren) and/or their teacher, friend, etc as well! Just be sure to sign in at the front desk and check in with the main office before you go.

*Student Council uses the proceeds to pay for a service project benefiting Ravenswood Community Services.

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Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Forward Planning Meeting at Andersonville Galleria

The Spring Forward Benefit is less than a month away! Come to the top floor of the Andersonville Galleria to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack while we finalize as many details of the event as we can in one meeting. Never been involved in/to this event before? No problem! All volunteers and ideas are welcome. For more information, to donate auction items or make a monetary donation or to buy tickets, click on the link below.

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RAMpage Dodgeball Tournament
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

RAMpage Dodgeball Tournament

Buy your team tickets here today

Every winter, we pit teams of 10 players (5 male, 5 female) against one another in an adrenaline-fueled mélée of epic proportions — and unbelievable fun. You don’t need to be particularly skilled or athletically inclined to take part. The double-elimination tournament means each team will play at least two games. And if your team keeps winning, you’ll play even more.

Parents, friends, neighbors and community members are all invited to come play.

The registration fee is $300 per team. The memories are priceless!

And for those who don’t want to play, we invite you to come cheer for, or laugh at, your favorite teams, and join us for our after party!

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Principal Coffee Hour

Principal Nate Manaen and/or Assistant Principal Barb Karrel will join any parents with concerns, questions or comments for coffee and conversation. If you have concerns you’d rather keep private, email info@ravenswoodelementary.org to make an appointment.

To get to the MPR: Go through door #2 and sign in at the front desk, then head down the red ramp to the left and enter the MPR at the bottom of the ramp on the left.

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Workshop on Digital Citizenship

Many parents have expressed an interest in, or some concerns about their child's digital life. We are hosting a Video Discussion Night so that we can start a conversation in our community about the issues, topics and concerns that matter most to YOU, our students’ caregivers. We hope you will join us on  January 23rd at 6:00 in room 104.  

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link.  This session is intended for parents and guardians of students in the 5th - 8th grade. 

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Jan
22
3:45 PM15:45

STEAMTeam Permission Slips Go Home/In Home Rooms

STEAM TEAM CYCLE TWO - Beginning Thursday, February 14th, the STEAMTeam After School Club will begin their second session and open it's doors to kids interested in coding, robotics, programming computers, legos, construction (similar to the station in Ms. Kitty's art class), movie making and sewing!

The club meets every Thursday from 3:45-5:30pm. The cost is $20 cash to help with supplies (no family will be turned down for inability to pay- Ravenswood's got you covered!). 

Grades 2-4: A brightly colored permission slip will be sent home on Tuesday, January 22.

Grades 5-8: Signs will be posted in homerooms and several permission slips will be left with homeroom teachers for those interested.  The club can hold 30 students total, 20 on the Makerspace side and 10 on the coding side.  Students will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Now that you have the info., go ahead and have a discussion with your kid about joining the STEAMTeam and look out for the brightly colored permission slips in your child's backpack next week and get them in to your teacher as soon as possible! We're PUMPED to have you join us! 

~Ms. Manocha and the STEAMTeam

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Jan
22
to Jan 28

Shop for Ravenswood at One River Art School

One River School of Art + Design has developed a proprietary method for teaching art and digital design programs to students of all ages in a state of the art facility.

We are so thrilled to have our nineth school open in Lincoln Square. One River believes in the importance of community, which is why are pleased to announce our fundraiser for Friends of Ravenswood School!

For our fundraiser, One River Lincoln Square will donate $50 for every new student enrollment who mentions Friends of Ravenswood School, during the week of January 22nd to January 28th.


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Jan
22
to Jan 25

Spirit Week- Click for Details

During Spirit Week, Ravenswood students, faculty, staff and community wear different things throughout the week to gear up for the Dodgeball tournament on Friday. Join in the fun by dressing the following ways:

Good Morning Tuesday - Wear appropriate pajamas, slippers, robes, etc

Wacky Wednesday - Mix and match your clothes, hair, accessories in whatever crazy fashion you want!

Team Thursday - Wear sports gear from your favorite team. Not into sports? Celebrate your favorite characters from movies or books instead!

Fan Friday - Wear your Ravenswood Spiritwear all day and to tonight’s dodgeball game, too!

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Shop for Ravenswood at Ultimate Ninjas

https://ultimateninjas.com/ravenswood/

During today’s day off, bring your child(ren) to Ultimate Ninjas for a self-confidence building obstacle course. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School) for the benefit of Ravenswood School. From the Ultimate Ninjas website: “Led by 3 time American Ninja Warrior competitor Kirsti Pratt, you will not find a more positive environment where kids can show up, be valued for exactly who they are, and discover what they are uniquely capable of achieving.” 
https://ultimateninjas.com/ravenswood/

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