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The News You Can Use: September 28, 2018

Dates to Remember:

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

Friday, October 5: General PTO Meeting, 9:30am, 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.


It isn’t too late to register! You can register on site at Ravinia Festival on Saturday morning.


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


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: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated during our food drive! We collected over 400 cans of food for the Moraine Township Food Pantry.


Start With Hello!

This week, we participated in “Start With Hello” week, sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise. Students were encouraged to take small steps that will promote inclusion and connectedness throughout the school for the entire year. Through this fun program, students learned ways to help others who are showing signs of social isolation. 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.


PTO General Meeting: Curriculum Presentation

All parents welcome!! Please join us at Ravinia Elementary School on October 5th at 9:30am where guest speakers, Dr. Kevin Ryan, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, and Principal Nordstrom will present information about exciting developments in curriculum and answer questions. This is great opportunity to get a sneak peek inside the classroom from a different perspective.


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. Any student leaving school during the school day will be subject to the same sign in and out 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!