Ravenswood Elementary School http://ravenswoodelementary.org A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:37:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 International Club meeting Friday at 9am http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/international-club-meeting-friday-at-9am/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/international-club-meeting-friday-at-9am/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:01:01 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10555 Continue reading ]]> When: Friday, September 29th at 9am
Where: Multi-Purpose Room

Our International Club brings together families interested in celebrating the international diversity that makes up Ravenswood. Whether you were born in a different country or your ancestors were, please join us to discuss how we can celebrate the strength of our diversity throughout the year. The MPR is located down the ramp to your left upon entering door #2 of the building.

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Walkathon Fundraiser http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/walkathon-fundraiser/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/walkathon-fundraiser/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:48:35 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10552 Continue reading ]]> When: October 6th (times listed above under “Wellness Week”)
Where: South Playground

On October 6th, all Ravenswood students will walk to celebrate the end of Wellness Week and to raise money for the benefit of Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS). The funds raised by 8th graders will be put toward their class trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. FORS will utilize all other funds raised to support our fine and performing arts programming.

This year, our goal is to raise $25,000. Backpack flyers about the Walkathon went home earlier this month. Please send back your paper donation form with donations by October 6th or donations can be made in a student’s name online by clicking here. The online option allows families the opportunity to request Walkathon donations from friends and family online anywhere in the country. If each student raised $100, we would double our $25,000 goal!

*This past weekend, the fundraising site was experiencing technical difficulties. Those have been resolved. Please contact fors@ravenswoodelementary.org with further problems.

The Walkathon needs a few volunteers to help with the success of the event: We need some volunteers to help count the money raised during our 2017 Walkathon. Volunteers can sign up by clicking here.

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Pop-up Spiritwear Sale http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/pop-up-spiritwear-sale/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/pop-up-spiritwear-sale/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:47:47 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10550 When: October 4th, 3:45-4:45pm
Where: South Playground Entrance

Get your family ready to show school spirit at the Walkathon with some new Ravenswood Rams Spiritwear!

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8th Grade Fundraising Meeting http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/8th-grade-fundraising-meeting/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/8th-grade-fundraising-meeting/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:46:40 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10548 Continue reading ]]> When: October 3rd, 7:15-8:15pm (immediately following the H.S. Info Session)
Where: 002

Come join other invested parents in discussing strategies on how to best raise the $25,000 goal for this year’s 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C.

*The 8th grade is currently selling Lou Malnati’s pizza coupons. They will soon have order forms. If you have any further questions please contact Ann Kelly.

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High School Information Session http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/high-school-information-session/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/high-school-information-session/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:44:41 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10546 When: October 3rd, 6-7pm
Where: 002 and 003

Parents of 5th-8th graders are invited to learn about high schools and the process of applying to high school.

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Wellness Week http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wellness-week/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/wellness-week/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:43:06 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10544 Continue reading ]]> All week long, the Wellness Committee will help the student body focus on personal wellness in unique and constructive ways.
Below is a breakdown of the week’s events. (See your child’s backpack flier for more info):

  • Monday: Nutrition – Some classes will participate in a cooking demo from The Chopping Block with recipe to take home.
  • Tuesday: Physical Activity- Relay Races on the south playground with Coach Ramos before school.
  • Wednesday: Mindfulness- Guided meditation in the classroom.
  • Thursday: Giving Thursday- Learn ways to give to others. Giving makes us feel good, too!
  • Friday: Walkathon

Walkathon times by Classroom

  • 8:45-9:45 - 309, 311, 104, 203
  • 9:45-10:45 - 304, 305, 008, 007(a.m.)
  • 10:45-11:45 - 310, 312, 110, 111
  • 1:45-2:45 - 002, 003, 213, 202, 007(p.m.)
  • 2:45-3:45 - 206, 207, 208, 109
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Author Visit in our School Library! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/author-visit-in-our-school-library/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/author-visit-in-our-school-library/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:35:35 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10539 Continue reading ]]> When: September 28th, 5pm (right before Open House begins)
Where: Library (4th floor)

Parents and students are invited to stop by the 4th floor at 5pm to visit our volunteer-led school library for lemonade and cookies and meet a published author before the Open House begins. Author and CPS parent, Lindsay Currie, will be visiting our school to briefly discuss her new book - THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET. This is a perfect story for readers in grades 3-5 who enjoy spooky books, but more importantly, this book features themes of friendship, family, acceptance and bravery. Her book will be released on October 10 just in time for Halloween.

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School Open House http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/school-open-house/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/school-open-house/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:33:40 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10537 Continue reading ]]> When: September 28th, 5:30-7pm
Where: Your Child(ren)’s Classrooms

Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, meet teachers and learn about key Ravenswood initiatives during this evening open house. Be sure to stop by the 4th floor to see the library and computer lab as well as visit the gym, dance, drama and art teachers in their rooms on the first floor. Some grades may have special times or presentations. Classroom teachers will communicate with families directly if this is the case at your grade level.

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Youth Guidance Enrichment Classes Start! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/youth-guidance-enrichment-classes-start-this-week/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/youth-guidance-enrichment-classes-start-this-week/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:07:30 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10531 BASA’s Youth Guidance classes are: 
1.) Chess-Ed Class (1st-8th) Monday afternoons
2.) Spanish with Lingo (K-3rd) Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm
3.) Spanish with Lingo (4th-5th) Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm
4.) Taekwondo with Connelly’s Academy (1st-5th) Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm.

Click here for more info about Youth Guidance classes. 

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Mosaic Grouting Party! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/mosaic-grouting-party/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/mosaic-grouting-party/#comments Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:49:13 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=10527 Continue reading ]]> When: September 29th, 12:00-3:30pm
Where: Corner of Montrose & Paulina

The mosaic tiles are in place! Now we need some final volunteers to add grout between the tiles so our community art at the Paulina/Montrose corner will be enjoyable for many years. We need your help putting the grout in between the tiles and then, once dry, cleaning off the grout on the tiles so the vibrant colors shine through!

We are so excited for the final stages of this project. It is a dirty job, so please wear older clothes.

To sign-up to help, click here. 

 

 

 

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