Ravenswood Elementary School http://ravenswoodelementary.org A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:21:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/teacher-and-staff-appreciation-week/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/teacher-and-staff-appreciation-week/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:18:12 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10048 Continue reading ]]> When: All Week, May 1st-5th

National Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 1st-5th. Friends of Ravenswood School will also sponsor activities to show our appreciation to the entire Ravenswood team. We would love help from our sweets lovers on Monday and encourage families to write thank you notes on Thursday. See schedule of events planned below.

* Monday – Coffee and Sweet Treats- If you have a favorite sweet you make (or buy) please sign up to help.

* Tuesday - Catered Breakfast

* Wednesday - Catered Lunch

* Thursday - Thank You Thursday! Families are encouraged to send thank you notes to teachers, as well as any Ravenswood team member who deserves a compliment or thank you.

* Friday - Flowers will be delivered around the school to bring a little spring inside.

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Principal Coffee Hour http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/principal-coffee-hour/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/principal-coffee-hour/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:05:19 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10046 Continue reading ]]> When: Friday April 28th, 9am-10am
Where: Multipurpose Room
RSVP: Not necessary!

This is a time for current Ravenswood families to meet with Mr. Manaen and/or Mrs. Welsh to answer any questions you may have about the school, discuss hot topics, and enjoy a cup of coffee. Feel free to come with specific questions or points to discuss.

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Every Kid Healthy Week http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/every-kid-healthy-week-2/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/every-kid-healthy-week-2/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:52:41 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10043 Continue reading ]]> When: Sunday, April 23rd to Friday April 28th

The Wellness Committee will be celebrating National Every Kids Healthy Week. Each day, Coach Ramos will make an all school announcement sharing information around one area of focus. Wednesday, students will have a 30 minute demonstration from Chef Tony from EatPakd with simple recipes with peas. More information about Ravenswood’s Every Kid Healthy Week can be found on the Ravenswood Website.

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Every Kid Healthy Week http://ravenswoodelementary.org/uncategorized/every-kid-healthy-week/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/uncategorized/every-kid-healthy-week/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:53:07 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10036 Continue reading ]]> April 23 through April 29 is National Every Kid Healthy Week

The Wellness Committee will be celebrating National Every Kids Healthy Week from April 23rd -28th.

Each day Coach Ramos will make an all school announcement sharing information around one area of focus.

Monday – Mindful Monday (the positive benefits of meditation for children Prek-8)
Tuesday – Turn off your TV Tuesday (the positive benefits of giving the screens a break and engaging in other activities as a family)
Wednesday – My Plate and the importance of incorporating all food groups and recognizing portion size
Thursday – Fitness Fun (benefits of exercise and movement)
Friday – Sleep, sleep, sleep (benefits of a good night’s rest)

Wednesday 4/26 - Chef Tony from EatPakd will encourage students to say “More Greens, Please” by demonstrating simple recipes incorporating peas during this 30 minute demonstration.

Ravenswood - Announcement

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No school Wednesday, April 19th: Parent Teacher Conferences http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/no-school-wednesday-april-19th-parent-teacher-conferences/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/no-school-wednesday-april-19th-parent-teacher-conferences/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:49:24 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10030 Continue reading ]]> Parent-Teacher conferences will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with the teachers taking a lunch break from 2:30-3:15 p.m. After meeting with your child’s teacher for conferences on Wednesday, make sure to stop by the following:

-Parent Portal: Register for Parent Portal if you haven’t already so you can track your child’s grades online in real time as they are updated!

-Scholastic Book Fair (gym)

-Lost and Found: Stop by the Lost and Found (Back Porch Gallery) and find those missing jackets, water bottles and more! Any items not picked up by 6pm April 21st will be donated.

-My School My Voice: Parents please fill out our My School My Voice Parent Survey to give your perceptions on Ravenswood School!

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Scholastic Book Fair (also online!) http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/scholastic-book-fair-2/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/scholastic-book-fair-2/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:46:44 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10027 Continue reading ]]> When: Monday April 17th to Friday April 21st, see times below
Where: Gym and online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ravenswoodelementaryschool1

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is this week! We would love help with set up and clean up. We will also need volunteers for 2 hour shifts during the school day so that our children get a chance to shop the fair with their class. The Spring Fair will also be open on Wednesday April 19th during report card pick up, and is a non-attendance day for the students. Check out the sign up genius to add your name to the list of volunteers. Thanks!

Book Fair hours are as follows:
Monday, April 17th: 1:15-3:40
Tuesday April 18th: 9:15-4:45
Wednesday, April 19th: open during conferences
Thursday April 20th: 9:15-4:45
Friday, April 21st: 9:15-10:50

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20 for 20: Equal Funding for Chicago Public Schools http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/20-for-20-equal-funding-for-chicago-public-schools/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/20-for-20-equal-funding-for-chicago-public-schools/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:59:46 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10021 Demand equal funding for Chicago: 20 percent of the students should get 20 percent of the budget. http://cps.edu/pages/equality.aspx

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Friday April 7 + Spring Break http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/friday-april-7-spring-break/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/friday-april-7-spring-break/#comments Mon, 03 Apr 2017 03:05:26 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10015 No School this Friday, April 7th, plus the following week for Spring Break.

Back at school on Monday, April 17!

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Wellness Committee Meeting http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wellness-committee-meeting/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wellness-committee-meeting/#comments Mon, 03 Apr 2017 02:53:05 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10012 Continue reading ]]> When: Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm
Where: Multipurpose Room

The Wellness Committee will be planning our celebration of National Every Kids Healthy Week from April 23rd -28th. We’re kicking off the week by asking our school community to get up and get active by signing up for the Ravenswood Run on Sunday, April 23rd.  Wear your red and black for the event to show your Ravenswood pride! Sign up at Ravenswood Run and use the promo code RW17RWSWELL for a registration discount. A limited amount of registration discounts are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/positive-discipline-parenting-workshop/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/positive-discipline-parenting-workshop/#comments Mon, 03 Apr 2017 02:15:51 +0000 Marie Bradshaw http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10010 Continue reading ]]> When: Wednesdays April 5th & 26th, May 3rd,10th & 24th from 5:15 to 6:30pm.
Where: Multipurpose Room

This five 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.
The Ravenswood Website contains more information and a class signup link

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