Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Parent Workshop on Child Anxiety

Sign up for the event here.  

Event Description:  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.


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Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Eye on Equity Coffee Talk

Join us in the MPR as we engage in thoughtful conversation about racial equity at Ravenswood. We look forward to celebrating our strengths and surfacing our areas for growth as we strive to be an equitable school community for all students and families.  

Check out these great resources to spark the conversation or find new inspiration to keep it going at home:

• Explore EmbraceRace · “Supporting caregivers to raise children who are brave, informed, and thoughtful about race.”

• Join Raising Race Conscious Children on Facebook · “A blog and workshop series that supports parents and teachers to advance racial justice.”

• Listen Talking Race with Young Children · NPR’s Parenting series  

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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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Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Ribfest Sign-Up

Please join us at RibFest Chicago!

Ravenswood Elementary is volunteering at RibFest on Saturday, June 15, to help raise money for our school. We need 30 volunteers to help serve beer, collect entry donations, hand out maps, or work in the family tents. Volunteer forms are due by May 1 to get your choice of placement.

Please sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0A4CAFAA28A6FE3-north

For more information, visit our page here: https://www.friendsofravenswoodschool.org/ribfest

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Apr
29
to May 3

In-Boundary New Student Registration Week

  • Main Office, Ravenswood School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Families living within the neighborhood boundaries of Ravenswood School should register new students for the school year 2019-20 during this week, 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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Apr
29
to May 3

Spring Clothing & Equipment Swap

Join our Spring Clothing & Equipment Swap! Drop off used, good condition clothing & sports equipment, and pick up new ones! You don’t need to drop off clothes to pick up clothes.

Sports equipment: we’ll take outgrown bikes; scooters; soccer / futbol shoes, shinguards, socks; swimsuits, balls, jerseys, baseball or softball gloves, kneepads, water toys, etc - anything sports-oriented that you no longer need!

Clothes: gently used pants, shorts, socks, shirts, coats, sweatshirts, hoodies, caps are all welcome!

Drop off: Monday April 29, Tuesday April 30, Wednesday May 1, Thursday May 2 before & after school

Pick up: Thursday May 2nd & Friday May 3rd, after school, by the BASA doors

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Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Wellness Committee Meeting

The Wellness Committee at Ravenswood is comprised of both staff and parents who are working to develop and communicate policies and practices that result in an environment that supports the overall health and wellness for the entire school.  We would love to hear from you about your thoughts, concerns and ideas as it relates to the health and wellness of our students.  You can do so by attending a meeting, emailing Ms. Karrel (blkarrel@cps.edu) or by completing this quick survey.

In May we will launch an Allergy Awareness Week.  During this week, some primary students will receive nutrition lessons from the nurse, and we'll host activities on the playground after school for parents and students.  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.  

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May
6
to May 10

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, the Ravenswood community goes all out to show our appreciation to our fantastic teachers.

Please click here to volunteer and help us give our teachers some extra love.

The week’s details:

Monday May 6th - Sweets & Treats - We need volunteers to provide breakfast treats, cookies, cakes and fruit and help set up and clean up. (Remember nothing with nuts!) Click here to help.

Tuesday, May 7th - Taco Tuesday - We need volunteers to donate tortillas and toppings and help set up and clean up a taco bar for our teachers. Click here to help.

Wednesday, May 8th - Chalk The Walk - Come to school a bit early to write notes of love and encouragement to our teachers with sidewalk chalk.

Thursday, May 9th - Thank you Thursday - Parents and students bring thank you notes to teachers and staff today.

Friday, May 10th - Class Choice/Teacher Party! - Collaborate with your student’s class to decide on a special way to show appreciation to your child’s teacher. At the end of the day today, FORS will send faculty and staff out for a night on the town.


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May
8
8:00 AM08:00

Bike to School Day!

Please join in the celebration of the nationwide Bike to School Day!

There are many ways you can participate:

  • Bike, walk, scooter, skateboard, or hoverboard to school

  • Meet us at a Drop Off point and walk or bike the rest of the way to school! Parent volunteers will help students get to school safely.

    • Drop off point: Wolcott & Berteau, between 8am-8:20am.

  • Host a drop off point! Email karinkane1@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers will help students lock their bikes up safely and can share strategies for walking and biking safely.

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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
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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May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Eye on Equity Coffee Talk

Join us in the MPR as we engage in thoughtful conversation about racial equity at Ravenswood. We look forward to celebrating our strengths and surfacing our areas for growth as we strive to be an equitable school community for all students and families.  

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May
31
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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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

RibFest Chicago!

Please join us at RibFest Chicago!

Ravenswood Elementary is volunteering at RibFest on Saturday, June 15, to help raise money for our school. We need 30 volunteers to help serve beer, collect entry donations, hand out maps, or work in the family tents.

Please sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0A4CAFAA28A6FE3-north

For more information, visit our page here: https://www.friendsofravenswoodschool.org/ribfest

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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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Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Eye on Equity Coffee Talk

Join us in the MPR as we engage in thoughtful conversation about racial equity at Ravenswood. We look forward to celebrating our strengths and surfacing our areas for growth as we strive to be an equitable school community for all students and families.  

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Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Dads' Night Out

This month, we’re combining our Dad’s Night out with an Experience Party!

Email Manny Vega for more information at mannyvega@gmail.com

Participants on the shuttle will be required to provide the following at least 7 days prior to the event:

  • name

  • address

  • email address

  • phone number

  • date of birth

  • Drivers ID or Total Reward Card information

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Power Up Tech "Play for Ravenswood" fundraiser

Price: $35 total ($15 will go back to FORS) 
Register here. 
Keep your kids busy and their minds active at this fundraising event. Students work together in teams to code within a private Minecraft world. Each team must plan, communicate, & collaborate to build their best creation in 2 hours. Past themes have included creating a tree house, amusement park, cruise ship & more. 

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Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

FORS Meeting (Bilingual)

This week’s FORS meeting will be bilingual and will be focused on the International Club’s plan for the Day of the Child community event, scheduled for April 30th. America is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t celebrate this day that puts an annual spotlight on children.

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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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
5
11:00 AM11:00

Ultimate Ninjas "Play for Ravenswood" fundraiser

Click here to sign up for a slot in the third open gym event that Ultimate Ninjas has hosted for Ravenswood. Come to the Ultimate Ninjas Chicago location on Montrose to get some active time out of the house during this crazy winter weather! Tickets are $20, with 1/3 of each ticket going to FORS to benefit Ravenswood School.

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

America to Me Screening and Discussion #3

  • 4th Floor Learning Lab, Ravenswood School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will host our third and final screening and discussion of America to Me in the Learning Lab. These are stand alone sessions and you do not need to have attended a previous session to attend. If you haven’t yet made it to a screening, please join us for a critical and needed conversation about race, equity and access in our school. We need you there!

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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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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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