A Message from Ravenswood School



Greetings Ravenswood Families and Friends,

Oh what a night! Thank you to all who came out on Saturday to support our school at the Annual Spring Forward Benefit. The energy was out of this world, the entertainment was off the hook and the spirit of giving was electric. Thank you to all who spent countless hours planning, prepping, decorating, cooking and serving. The event was spectacular because of YOU!

Now onto some important updates regarding enrollment and registration for SY19.  

Lottery Acceptance Reminder
For those families who received an acceptance for a spot (out of boundary families through the lottery) please remember you MUST log onto go.cps.edu and accept the student seat you have been offered. If you do not go online to accept/decline your child's seat, you will automatically forfeit your spot after May 11, 2018.  

In-Boundary Registration is OPEN!
Please help us spread the word that in-boundary families can stop by anytime between 8:30-4pm M-F to pick up/drop off registration packets. We encourage new in-boundary families to register ASAP to help us more accurately plan for next school year. 

PreK Registration goes Live Monday April 30th
Anyone interested in PreK (Chicago Early Learning at Ravenswood-not pertaining to our Tuition-Based Prek Program) please register at chicagoearlylearning.org. The online application consists of 3-simple steps: 
1. Create an online account for your family
2. Fill in basic information on your family including employment and income
3. Fill in basic information about your child and pick your top  
We are still awaiting news regarding whether or not Ravenswood will be a registration site. Stay tuned for updates regarding the necessary steps for after you fill out the online application.

Lots more learning ahead in 4th Quarter, let's finish strong with attendance all the way through!

Thank you all,
Mr. Manaen (Principal) and 
Mrs. Welsh (Assistant Principal) 

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• April 30th: Spring Forward Clean Up 
• May 3rd: Mom’s Night Out at the Long Room
• May 6th: Second Chance Auction Closes

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.


• May 7th-May 11th: Teacher Appreciation Week 
• May 10th: Dad’s Night Out 
• May 11th: Reality Fair

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

• May 14th: LSC meeting  
• May 15th: FORS meeting 
• May 15th: Wellness meeting 
• May 17th: FORS FAME meeting 
• May 18th and May 19th: School Musical
• May 18th: School tour 


Please support the sponsors of Friends of Ravenswood School.
Click on the logos to learn more!


Mom’s Night Out 

When: Thursday, May 3rd, 7:30pm
Where: The Long Room, 1612 W Irving Park Rd.

Come one mom, come all moms! Join other Ravenswood moms at the Long Room for as little or as long as you like. These will happen the first Thursday of every month, so if you can’t make it tonight, come next time!


Second Chance Auction Items! Experience Parties! RavensBooks! Teacher Wishes!!

There’s still time to get in on the fun of Spring Forward. Through midnight Sunday, May 6th, anything that you may have missed at the auction – a second chance at  Experience Parties, RavensBooks, Teacher Wishes and more – are available! Find them all here.
Also, for those who attended Spring Forward at the Dank Haus, but left their auction items behind, they can be picked up Wednesday after morning dropoff in the Multipurpose Room, or email to make other arrangements.


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is  May 7th-11th

There are many ways to say thank you to our beautiful staff at Ravenswood. A group of volunteers have organized a few ideas and you are welcome to join in. Below is a list of ways you can join in to say, "We appreciate all you do for our kids and community."

Monday May 7th: Sweet Treat Day
Sign up to bring something yummy to the MPR during drop off. Details on sign up page.

Tuesday May 8th: Taco Lunch Day
Sign up to bring some fixin's for the taco bar. Details on sign up page.

Wednesday May 9th: Chalk the Walk and Wish List
Family are encouraged to purchase items on any staff wish lists. Students will be able to write thank you messages on the sidewalks before and after school. Chalk will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Thursday May 10th: Thank You Note Day
Families and students are welcome to bring in hand-written notes saying thanks to any staff members.

Friday May 11th: Class choice 


Dad’s Monthly Night Out

When: Thursday, May 10th 7:30pm 
Where: Maplewood Brewery and Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave. 

Come one dad, come all dads! Join other Ravenswood dads at a local microbrewery.


Reality Fair 

When: Friday May 11th
Where: The gym

Ravenswood Community Services will bring the Reality Fair to the gym for the 7th and 8th graders  on Friday, May 11. This event is a financial literacy challenge where students receive a fictional job and a monthly salary and attempt to navigate real-world monthly expenses without going bankrupt. We need volunteers to serve as bankers, utility company reps, travel agents, car salesmen, financial counselors and more. It's a three-hour commitment you won't forget!  Please come join us and see what a unique, intensive and fun learning experience this is for the students. Click this link for the signup. 

Ravenswood really does Rock! 

We have been saying it all year and after Saturday night, we have photographic proof that it’s true! Ravenswood Rocks! We had teachers and parents on stage singing and dancing. We had a crew of volunteers behind the scenes making it all happen. Thank you to the Spring Forward committee for putting together a night for our community to celebrate together. Countless hours were put in to make Saturday night a success. And because of their efforts, we pulled together once again to make our school and community better for our kids. And we had fun and enjoyed each other while doing it!  


Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduation Gifts! 

Order items such as mugs and t-shirts imprinted with your child’s artwork from their Artsonia online art gallery. Order by May 6th for Mother’s Day delivery. For each purchase made, Artsonia will donate 20% back to our school for art supplies. Need an Artsonia account for your child? Send an email here.



Join Mrs. Manocha at the Northside Maker Faire! 

Where:  Shurz High School 
When: May 5th
Email Mrs. Manocha if you would like to go or meet up with other Ravenswood families there

Let's see what ideas we can grab for Ravenswood!! A Maker-Faire is the the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth: a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It's free, but you have to register!
To register and for more information, click here.


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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Who We Are:

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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