Ravenswood Elementary School http://ravenswoodelementary.org A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:12:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Ravenswood Mosaic Corner Project http://ravenswoodelementary.org/uncategorized/ravenswood-mosaic-corner-project/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/uncategorized/ravenswood-mosaic-corner-project/#comments Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:07:29 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10136 Continue reading ]]> The corner of Montrose and Paulina houses a public art project consisting of an artistic sculptural base for the marquee sign on the north lawn. The sculptural base includes a bench and planters in a style that is complementary to the student-designed mosaic-wrapped planters on Montrose.

It is part of our campus beautification project where we “turn the school inside out” and put on public display evidence of the wonderful things that happen inside our building every day. Rochelle Borrett, a teaching artist from ArtReach (the non-profit arm of Lillstreet Art Center), has led Ravenswood students, families and community members through the design and construction of mosaic art pieces that envelope the concrete base of the electronic marquee to make Montrose and Paulina corner a true community landmark!

The Ravenswood School Public Art partnership with ArtReach is sponsored by Friends of Ravenswood School, and is made possible by a generous grant from Barrett & Porto Real Estate LLC, the developers of the complex that houses Mariano’s and LA Fitness on Lawrence.

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Wednesday Summer Play Dates http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wednesday-summer-play-dates/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wednesday-summer-play-dates/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:35:26 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10128 Continue reading ]]> When: Wednesdays from July 12th to August 16th, 4-6pm
Where: School Playground

FORS will provide popsicles, bubbles, chalk and water fun for the first and last playdate. For the four Wednesdays in between, please feel free to bring your own supplies to share with friends!

The Ram Riders Bike Riding Clinics will also be joining the fun. Ravenswood Parent volunteers will provide free bike riding lessons to kids with the help of Green Machine Cycles.

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World’s Fair is Friday! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/worlds-fair-is-friday/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/worlds-fair-is-friday/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:17:35 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10123 Continue reading ]]> World’s Fair is one of the biggest events of the school year. Families are encouraged to come out and celebrate our students’ learning as the school’s hallways become an international market where classes sell food, artwork and play games representative of the countries they’ve been studying. For more information about the grand event, see this list of FAQs. 

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8th Graders are Off to D.C. http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/8th-graders-are-off-to-d-c/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/8th-graders-are-off-to-d-c/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 02:51:16 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10115 Continue reading ]]> The eighth-graders are heading to Washington, D.C., for their class trip this week!
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. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the National Mall and Memorials.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.

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Mosaic Install Volunteers Needed http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/mosaic-volunteers-needed/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/mosaic-volunteers-needed/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 02:49:24 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10113 Continue reading ]]> When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-3pm (any time)
Where: North Playground 

Rochelle Borrett, the ArtReach mosaicist leading our corner project will be installing the remaining panels on the inside of the structure and one large panel on the outside. She would love three volunteers to help tile, grout and clean the panels during the installation process. She is a fabulous teacher and really needs some extra hands even for an hour or two. Sign up here.

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FORS Celebrates All Volunteers June 7th http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/fors-celebrates-all-volunteers-june-7th/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/fors-celebrates-all-volunteers-june-7th/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 02:45:38 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10111 Continue reading ]]> When: 7:30-9:30pm June 7th
Where: Lillstreet Loft, 4437 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Who: Anyone and everyone who has volunteered for Ravenswood
RSVP: Here, by Monday June 5th

Organizing, sorting, clipping, gathering, leading, and more–no matter how you’ve contributed, it’s our vast group of volunteers who help make Ravenswood Elementary such a wonderful place. Please join Friends of Ravenswood School as we host a final evening meeting to re-cap the year and celebrate our volunteers. No matter how you helped out at Ravenswood this year, you are invited. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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Last Box Top Collection http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/last-box-top-collection/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/last-box-top-collection/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 02:42:41 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10109 When: Tuesday, June 6th

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Summer Camp at Ravenswood http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/summer-camp-at-ravenswood/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/summer-camp-at-ravenswood/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 02:40:27 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10107 Continue reading ]]> Dates: Summer camp runs from June 26th- August 18th (no campJuly 3rd and 4th) - 7:30am-3:30pm or 7:30am-6pm
Register by: Tuesday, June 20th

Ravenswood Summer Camp is open to Ravenswood and community students entering into PK-8th Grade. Enroll by the week or for the full summer!
Join us for field trips, private swimming at the YMCA, art classes, Lego engineering, science projects, group sports, and more!
Contact Emily in the BASA office for more information.

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Field Day THIS Friday http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/field-day-this-friday/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/field-day-this-friday/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 02:32:16 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10103 Continue reading ]]> When: May 26th
Where: North and south playgrounds

Field Day is an 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. 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. Click here to volunteer. 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. Spectators are welcome to cheer on all Field Day participants. PreK and K events will take place on the north playground. PreK (tbpk & am) starts at 9:30am, PreK pm starts at 1:15pm, K starts at 2:15pm. On the south playground grades 5-8 events are 9am-11:55am and grades 1-4 events are 12:30-2:45pm.

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Positive Discipline Meeting http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/positive-discipline-meeting/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/positive-discipline-meeting/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 02:22:46 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10101 Continue reading ]]> When: Wednesday May 24th, 5:15 to 6:30pm

If you have not attended one of the other parent workshops please join the conversation!
This 5 session series provides parents and care providers with Positive Discipline Tools to bring ease and connection to families. Learn how to respond to misbehavior in an effective way that helps children learn strategies for communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and strengthening relationships over time.

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