Ravenswood Elementary School http://ravenswoodelementary.org A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:46:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Visual Arts Showcase http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/visual-arts-showcase/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/visual-arts-showcase/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:23:24 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11717 Continue reading ]]> When: Wednesday, November 14th during Conferences and Friday, November 16th in gym

During Conferences, families can view a Visual Arts Showcase around the school and participate in Arts activities in the Art Room.

On Friday, November 16th, all students will be attending the Visual Arts showcase event during their essentials time. Parents are welcome to join their students during that time. Participation is encouraged by all attendees as this showcase is “A Task Party,” headed by the middle school Visual Arts elective team. Parents can also view the self guided art show.

The schedule on November 16th will be:
8:45-9:45am Junior Middle School
9:45-10:45am PreK and 4th grade
10:45-11:45am 2nd and 3rd grades
1:40-2:40pm Middle School
2:40-3:40pm Kindergarten and 1st grade
Click here to help Ms. Kitty set up the Visual Arts Showcase.

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Dine For Ravenswood at Borelli’s http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/dine-for-ravenswood-at-borellis/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/dine-for-ravenswood-at-borellis/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:20:31 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11715 Continue reading ]]> When: Thursday, November 15th from 5pm-8pm
Where: Borelli’s Pizza, 2124 W. Lawrence Ave

Dine at Borelli’s Pizza and 20% will be donated back to Friends of Ravenswood School. If you have never been to Borelli’s, they have a game room with ping pong, table soccer, video games and even a train table. Have a fun family night out while supporting your school.

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Parent Teacher Conference Day http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/parent-teacher-conference-day/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/parent-teacher-conference-day/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:14:37 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11713 Continue reading ]]> When: November 14th
Where: Your child’s classroom

Teachers will send home or email time slot request to parents in order to schedule these important parent/teacher conferences. Contact your child’s teacher with questions.

While in the building for conferences:

  1. Look around the hallways for your child’s artwork displayed during the School’s Visual Arts Showcase. Stop by Ms. Kitty’s Art Room for some Visual Arts Activities as a part of the showcase.
  2. Stop by lost and found in the hallway outside the drama room. All unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to Cornerstone Community Outreach after conferences.
  3. Stop in the gym to shop at the Book Fair.
  4. Set up a meeting with our principals if you have something to discuss. Mrs. Karrel will be available to answer questions about the Sexual Health Curriculum.
  5. Stop by the Art, Drama, dance room or gym to check on your child’s progress in these classes as well.
  6. Sign up for the CPS Parent Portal.
  7. Purchase Lou Malnati’s pizza coupons to support the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.
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Shop at the Fall Scholastic Book Fair! http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/shop-at-the-fall-scholastic-book-fair/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/shop-at-the-fall-scholastic-book-fair/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:09:25 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11710 Continue reading ]]> When: Tuesday, November 13th-Friday, November 16th (see times below)
Where: Gym

The Book Fair raises funds for FORS while helping our students develop their love for books and reading.

The schedule for teachers, students and families will be as follows:
November 13th: 8:30am-4:30pm
November 14th: 10am-6pm (Parent Teacher Conference Day)
November 15th: 8:30am-4:30pm
November 16th: 8:30am-12:30pm
We also need volunteers for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair!  Click here to help set up, clean up or work at the Book Fair.

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Spring Forward Benefit Planning Meeting http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/spring-forward-benefit-planning-meeting-3/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/spring-forward-benefit-planning-meeting-3/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:02:24 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11707 Continue reading ]]> When: November 12th at 8pm
Where: 4210 N Wolcott Ave

Get in on the planning of Ravenswood’s largest fundraiser of the year! The Spring Forward Benefit is our annual auction and gala. This year’s gala is on March 2, 2018. We offer an open bar, live performances, a silent and live auction and much more! You don’t have to have attended any previous meetings to come and get involved. We need all hands on deck to make this event happen!

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Just Get Sleep Mattress Sale Fundraiser http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/just-get-sleep-mattress-sale-fundraiser/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/just-get-sleep-mattress-sale-fundraiser/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:35:11 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11701 Continue reading ]]> When: November 11th 10am-5pm
Where: Ravenswood School Gym

Our school gym will be a showroom of mattresses from the top brands in the world on display, including: Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, and Beautyrest. These are the same mattresses you would find at local retailers, Macy’s, and Mattress Firm. Mattress experts will be on-hand to help out! All sizes, firmness levels, and styles, including plush, pillow top, memory foam, and gel will be available for purchase!

Prices will be marked down 30-50% BELOW retail. For every purchase, FORS will receive up to $800 towards the Ravenswood School 8th grade trip to DC.

You will purchase your new mattress at the event. It will be custom-built and can be delivered “white glove” to your bedroom.

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Ravenswood Raffle Pep Rally and Kick off http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/ravenswood-raffle-pep-rally-and-kick-off/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/ravenswood-raffle-pep-rally-and-kick-off/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:32:50 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11699 Continue reading ]]> When: Pep Rally November 8th, Raffle Tickets go home November 9th

Ravenswood’s Administrative team gets goofy on stage to get kids pumped up for the Friends of Ravenswood School Raffle.
Look for information about the raffle and tickets to sell in your child’s backpack. This is the 3rd biggest fundraiser of the year.
Students can begin selling raffle tickets over the weekend and return any books they’ve sold beginning Tuesday, November 13th. Tickets are just $1 each or a book of 25 tickets for $20.

The raffle runs through Friday, November 30th. Winners will be announced that afternoon.
Grand prize winner $500
First prize $300
Second prize $200
Third prize $100
Winners need not be present to win.? All proceeds go to Friends of Ravenswood School. Proceeds will benefit fine arts programming at Ravenswood.
Each day of the raffle, there will be a student winner. At the end of the raffle, the top selling classrooms and students will also receive a prize.
Volunteers are needed to collect and count raffle tickets each day after drop off in the Multipurpose Room. To volunteer, sign up here.

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Dad’s Night Out http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/dads-night-out-4/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/dads-night-out-4/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:29:38 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11697 When: November 8th 7:30pm
Where: Gideon Welles, 4500 N. Lincoln Ave.

Join other Ravenswood dads for a drink in our neighborhood.

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International Club / Bilingual Advisory Council Meetings SY18-19 http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/international-club-bilingual-advisory-council-meetings-sy18-19/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/international-club-bilingual-advisory-council-meetings-sy18-19/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:23:06 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11695 Continue reading ]]> When: Friday afternoons at 2:30pm (see specific dates below)

Where: Multi-Purpose Room

All parents are invited to meet with the International Club/Bilingual Advisory Council to discuss the resources available for bilingual families as well as explore ways to celebrate the diversity at Ravenswood.

Meetings for the 2018-2019 School Year:

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

December 7, 2018

January 18, 2019

March 8, 2019

May 10, 2019

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Shop for Ravenswood at Andersonville Galleria http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/shop-for-ravenswood-at-andersonville-galleria/ http://ravenswoodelementary.org/news/shop-for-ravenswood-at-andersonville-galleria/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:11:27 +0000 Maria Dimond http://ravenswoodelementary.org/?p=11691 Continue reading ]]> When: Tuesday, November 6th 11am-7pm
Where: Andersonville Galleria, 5247 N. Clark St.

This Ravenswood-family-owned retail market is located in the heart of the Andersonville retail corridor and currently features over 100 vendors offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade and gourmet treats.

This is the perfect opportunity to support Friends of Ravenswood School as well as get some unique gifts for the holidays. Plan a shopping day with friends or take your kids with you after school. This place has something for everyone.

DON’T FORGET TO MENTION YOU’RE WITH RAVENSWOOD WHEN YOU CHECK OUT. The owners are generously donating 15% of all Ravenswood sales for the entire day.

Click here to check out their website and view a virtual tour!

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