Ravenswood Elementary School http://ravenswoodelementary.org A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:08:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Kindergarten Round Up! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/kindergarten-round-up/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/kindergarten-round-up/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:05:58 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10191 Continue reading ]]> When: Thursday, August 17th
Register: Here

Attention incoming Kindergarten families:
Mark your calendars for this year’s Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, August 17th.

If you are able to join us, please choose a way to register:
Come to the office and sign up in person or sign up here.

What to expect at the Kindergarten Round-Up:
Children (only incoming Ravenswood Kindergartners) will be dropped off in a Kindergarten classroom for storytime and playtime with the K-1 teachers.

Parents will attend a Kindergarten Parent Orientation with Administration while children are in the classroom.

This is a drop-off event for children. If your child has a difficult time separating, we will help with that, but parents will not be able to stay in the classroom.

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School supply lists 2017-2018 http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/school-supply-lists-2017-2018/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/school-supply-lists-2017-2018/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:16:58 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10154 Continue reading ]]> School supply lists for 2017-2018 are available on the Ravenswood web site here: http://ravenswoodelementary.org/supply-lists/.

Yubbler allows one-stop easy online shopping for school supplies, and 50% of profits are donated back to Friends of Ravenswood School! Class supply lists are uploaded directly on to the site, so you’ll know exactly what you need to buy. Plus, Yubbler will ship bulkier items directly to school so parents no longer have to lug heavy bags up the big red stairs!

Ravenswood’s teachers have entered their supply lists for next year, so you can start placing your Yubbler orders now. 

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LSC Meeting July 10 http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/lsc-meeting-july-10/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/lsc-meeting-july-10/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:48:21 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10141 When: Monday, July 10th 6:30pm
Where: Multi-Purpose Room

Summer LSC meetings are very informative in regards to the school’s budget and staffing. Please attend to hear important school news and voice your opinion.

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Remember to Save Your Box Tops http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/remember-to-save-your-box-tops/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/remember-to-save-your-box-tops/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:42:04 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10139 Continue reading ]]> This school year you have clipped almost 10,000 box tops and turned them into your teacher. At ten cents a box top that translates into $1,000 direct to Ravenswood. So many people throw away “free money” each week instead of saving the box top from these participating products. Please continue to save your box tops and encourage friends and family members to give you their box tops to help Ravenswood. Thank you Ravenswood!

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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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