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The News You Can Use: September 21, 2018



Dates to Remember:

Saturday, September 29: Fun(d) Run, see below

Friday, October 5: Early Release, 1:00pm

Monday, October 8: No School


FUNd Run

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: Ravinia Festival

TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00 a.m., Family Walk Starts at 8:15 a.m.


All proceeds from the FUNd Run benefit the Scholarship Fund for District 112 students.


NEW!  Race Packets for all 112 families will be sent to home on Friday, September 28th.  

Online registration is available until September 24th. Here is the registration link:


All proceeds from the FUNd Run provide need-based scholarship opportunities for District 112 students. Scholarship funds are used to subsidize student participation in extracurricular enrichment activities including band and orchestra, outdoor education, field trips, and after school clubs.


Collection Drive: Help Us Help Our Community!

Did you know that food insecurity affects many people living in our community? Please help us collect food for the Moraine Food Pantry throughout the month of September.  Our goal is to collect 500 canned tuna/chicken or meat items. We can do it with your help! Please consider donating at least 2 items per student. Questions? Please contact Leslie Boehm.


Attendance Week

Thank you for helping us to prioritize school attendance! We understand that unique family gatherings and religious observances are also a priority, but know that consistent school attendance is critical in a students academic success long term. We had over 97% attendance this week!


Start With Hello!

Next week, the students will be participating in “Start With Hello” week, sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise. This program will give students the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of their peers. Students will be encouraged to take small steps that will promote inclusion and connectedness throughout the school for the entire year. Through this fun program, students will learn ways to help others who are showing signs of social isolation. As a school, we will bring attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and we will empower our students to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Thank you to parent Ginny Fisk, our fifth grade Student Leadership Group, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Larsen, sponsors, for their hard work in planning for this experience for our school.


Halloween Happenings

Celebrating Halloween is a long loved tradition at Ravinia School. Our annual all school celebration will begin at 2:15 with the class parties, and the parade will begin at 3:00 p.m.


Students should not wear their costumes to school in the morning. Adequate time will be allocated to changing into costumes, and we will ensure that privacy is allowed as needed to change. We strongly discourage groups of students leaving during the school day to change into their costumes for this reason. Anyone signing out during the school day will be subject to the same procedures as other school days.


Parents and friends are invited to view the parade that begins at door A8 (front of school, near gym), and continues around the school, to the corner sidewalk to Dean Avenue and toward Roger Williams. We will take a left on Roger WIlliams and parade toward the playground. The parade will end at door C5 (behind school, on playground). Students will parade outside, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, our parade will be held in the hallways.


Only room parents will be permitted to visit the classroom for parties, and will have access to the room at 2:00 . As a reminder, if students have been absent from instructional activities during the day, they may not participate in class parties, after school, or evening activities.


REMINDER:  Students’ costumes should be safely designed and age appropriate to allow for adequate vision, mobility and warmth. Masks CANNOT be worn, and NO TOY WEAPONS of any type will be allowed at school. Costumes should be age- appropriate and school appropriate. We are encouraging safe and responsible behavior during this time of year, both at school and in the community. Thanks for your cooperation!