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Back-to-School "Parade"

This annual Ravenswood tradition kicks off the school year on a positive note for the students, parents, teachers and the surrounding neighborhood. Students along with their parents/guardians find their classes outside of the school and join together as the whole community walks around Ravenswood's block - up Paulina, down Hermitage, and then up Paulina again - and then the school day begins!

Post parade, join other Ravenswood parents for a Parent Coffee Hour at 9am (location TBD) for coffee and snacks.

First Day of School Parade Line-Up Locations

-Kindergarten students will meet teachers at the entrance by the playground on Paulina (Door 1). After the parade, you can walk in with your students until the teachers flicker the lights. This will signal the time for your departure so we can begin getting to know your students!

-1st Grade students will meet teachers at the main entrance along Paulina (Door 2).

- 2nd through 5th grades will find their teachers holding signs with their room number on the south playground.

- 6th-8th grades will find their teachers on the north lawn along Montrose.

- 1st through 8th grade parents, please do not walk in with your students and instead say your goodbyes at the door. They are in good hands!

-PreK Students will not participate in the parade unless they are walking with parents and siblings in older grades.

Earlier Event: August 28
Back to School BBQ
Later Event: September 3
First day of school