A Message from Ravenswood School



Greetings Ravenswood Families and Friends,

We hope you're enjoying a restful summer with family and friends! In addition to this video message from us, we have just two quick announcements we want to share with you this week:

1) We will be holding our annual LSC organizational meeting Monday, July 9th at 5:30pm in the Multipurpose Room. This is an annual meeting held to elect our LSC officers (from our LSC members) and to set meetings dates and times for the year. If you are interested in what a LSC does and how it is organized, please join us!

2) Summer Play Dates! We have playdates organized throughout the summer. See below for more info on ways you can meet up with other Ravenswood families for some fun in the sun!

Class assignments will go out in August- look for another newsletter with info on how to access your child's assigned homeroom then.

Have a great summer break, everyone!

Mr. Manaen (Principal) and 
Mrs. Welsh (Assistant Principal) 

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Learn more about these by clicking in the links above or scrolling down to "More About This Week" below.

To view this week's events in another language, click on the links above and use the google translate button on the school website to select your home language.

Para ver los eventos de esta semana en otro idioma, presiona el enlace a continuacion y usa el boton para traducir de google. Selecciona el idioma que deseas.

• July 13th-July 20th: Place Yubbler orders for our school to win a bonus!
• August 22nd: Yubbler Orders Due (Bulk School Supply Order)  
• August 25th: LSC Meeting ​


July LSC Meeting

When: Monday, July 9th  5:30pm
Where: MPR*

All are welcome to attend the Local School Council meetings, covering school budgets and curriculum plans as well as other important behind-the-scenes aspects of Ravenswood. 

This is the first meeting with our newly elected LSC that will serve for the next 2 years. 

At the beginning of each meeting, parents and community members can present an idea or suggestion, or provide feedback to the LSC during the public comment section.
* (Multiple Purpose Room) Please enter through the main entrance doors (door #2) on Paulina and go down the ramp inside. The MPR is to your left at the end of the ramp.


Wednesday Summer Playdates 

When: Wednesdays, July 11th-August 15th 4-6pm
Where: School Playground 

FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School) 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 during Wednesday Summer Playdates starting Wednesday, July 18th.


Summer Go BASA Camp at Ravenswood 

When: Through August 17th
Good news for everyone still planning their summer camps: BASA registration is still open, and they’ve added STEM, coding, and cooking sections this year! They also do a field trip every week, swimming every week, and daily arts classes. Kids preschool age and up are welcome! Summer Extended Care also available. Registration and more details here.


School Supply Fundraiser through Yubbler! 

Yubbler is easy one-stop online shopping directly from your child’s already uploaded classroom supply list. Yubbler donates 50% of profits back to Friends of Ravenswood School! Even better, bulkier items are shipped directly to school so you no longer have to lug a heavy bag up the big red stairs. 

Ravenswood has a chance to win an extra $1000 through Yubbler! The school that receives the most orders between July 13th - July 20th will receive a bonus check for $1000. Waters Elementary won the bonus last year. Let’s make it Ravenswood’s turn to win this year!  

Click here to search by grade level and purchase your supplies. You can also find the updated grade level lists on the school website. Our Essentials teachers also have class supply lists. Any purchases towards their lists are appreciated. 
Order by August 22nd to ensure your order arrives for the first day of school. Parents may purchase supplies through Yubbler past the deadline, but these are not guaranteed delivery in time for the first day of school. See th Yubbler FAQs page to help answer any questions. Feel free to email Yubbler directly with further questions.
Prefer to buy school supplies yourself?
You can also find updated grade level lists on school website.

Back to School Beautification Day 

When: Saturday, August 25th 9am-1pm 
Where: In front of school on Paulina 

Please come join FORS to help make our school shine before the first day of school! No gardening or painting experience necessary. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Sign up here.


Ravenswood Cares

Help fund Lego Education Kits and Little Bits Coding Kits for our 4th Floor Makerspace through Donors Choose. There's less than $200 left to fund this project. Click here to donate, or for more information.



Have you seen the Ravenswood Rainbow from Ramapalooza? Can you spot your Ravenswood Ram in this drone photo? Check out this youtube video created by Ravenswood parent Justin Allen (who also took the Rainbow photo) showcasing what makes Ravenswood Rock! 



Young Innovators Camp

This camp for 10-14 year olds will be held at Pilgrim School. Ravenswood students will get 50% off.


Free Summer Meals at Ravenswood

Ravenswood is a Summer Meals site for free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and under.



Send Us Your Ravenswood School News Tips!

If you have news or information that should be shared with the Ravenswood Community, we want to know!  Send us an email, and don't forget to include basic details such as who, what, why, when, where and how. News tips received by 5 p.m. Wednesday of each week may appear in the weekly Ravenswood Update email newsletter, on the Ravenswood School website and the Ravenswood School Facebook page!).

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Ravenswood School is a Chicago Public School (CPS), providing high-quality, literacy-focused elementary education to students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. As a CPS-designated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School, Ravenswood delivers a strong, core academic curriculum, richly enhanced by an arts integration program and fine arts classes. Ravenswood is also home to a full-day, Tuition-based Preschool program and a half-day Preschool for All program.


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