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The News You Can Use: October 19, 2018

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 23: PTO Chipotle Fundraiser; see below

Wednesday, October 24: Wear Orange for United Day Against Bullying.

Monday, October 29: Picture Makeup Day

Wednesday, October 31: Halloween.

  • 2:15 Class parties (Room parents only)
  • 3:00 Parade: see below for more information

Friday, November 2: PTO Meeting, 9:30 am

End of Day Note From Mrs. Nordstrom

At the end of the day, all bus riders exit Millennium Hall to get on their buses. All other students will exit doors at the front of the building. Please arrange to meet your child if you are picking them up. There is no carline in our property, and there are no spots in front of the building to park and leave your car. There are signs prohibiting parking, standing, or stopping from 8-5 school days on Dean in front of the school, and all along Roger Williams between Baldwin and Dean. It is also illegal to perform U-turns on Dean and into neighbor’s driveways.


Please consider parking on a side street, or in the parking spots across from Jensen Park between Roger Williams and St. Johns, and walk to the front of the school. We have had multiple close calls this year with children running between cars and illegally parked cars  blocking the right of way for school buses and other cars on Dean in front of the school. The HPPD does ticket the spots in front of the school. They also monitor the area for double parking. Please help us keep your children safe by following these procedures.


Family Engagement Survey

If you have not already, Please complete this Family Engagement Survey before Monday, October 22 at 5 p.m.


(See School Code Below)

English Survey Link:

Espanol/Spanish Link:

Our school code is 11330. Please enter it when prompted. Please complete the survey for each child (if time is an issue, select either your oldest child, or the school you wish to provide feedback for).


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!


Teal Pumpkin Project

Here in North Shore School District 112 we understand that many of our students are living with serious food allergies. Halloween is a particularly scary time for students with allergies because it is so focused on food. In order to allow children with allergies to safely participate in traditional trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities, the Teal Pumpkin Project was developed. The Teal Pumpkin Project seeks to raise awareness and increase safety for students with severe allergies. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Here are ways you can help provide an inclusive and safe Halloween for children with food allergies:

  1. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  2. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  3. Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map
  4. Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family