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The News You Can Use: December 14, 2018

December 14

Dates to Remember

Monday, December 17: Lunch Ordering for second semester closes

Friday, December 21: Real Kids Registration Ends

Friday, December 21: Spirit Day: PJ Day

December 24- January 4: Winter Break

January 7: School Resumes

January 12: iRead Kickoff: 9:00-2:00pm. See below

January 21: 10:00am - 1:30pm MLK Day of Service

Real Kids and Lunch Sign Up Closes Next Week!

Please visit the PTO website and get your lunch orders and Real Kids registrations in.  Lunch closes Monday and Real Kids next Friday! See your PTO Email Newsletters for more details.  


Guest Teachers Needed!

We are always looking for guest teachers (substitutes) at Ravinia and in the district. Winter can be an especially challenging time as many of our guest teachers are retired and migrate to warmer climates until spring. If you have an interest in a flexible schedule and spending time with amazing children and teachers, see below! You do NOT have to have a teaching license to be a guest teacher, but you do need to obtain an Illinois Substitute Teaching License.


Do you know anyone who would like to be a guest teacher in North Shore District 112? Guest teachers are an essential component of our day-to-day instruction.  Guest teachers help us sustain instructional excellence during the absence of our regular staff. If you know someone who might be interested in guest teaching, they do need to have an Illinois Professional Educator License or an Illinois Substitute Teaching License to qualify to be a guest teacher. The link attached will help them with the process of obtaining the license. After they are licensed, please encourage them to Click here to apply online to be considered for a guest teacher position.


Rafiki Bracelet Fundraiser

The Fifth Grade Student Leadership Club will be selling Rafiki bracelets until Friday, December 21. Rafiki Bracelets are handcrafted by women in Kenya using traditional beading skills passed down from generation to generation. We will be starting to fundraise with WE Are Rafikis to empower the women who made them to earn a fair wage for their work. Every Rafiki bracelet sold also goes towards our school’s chosen WE Villages country and Pillar of Impact, which are Hunger and Education.


Each bracelet is $10.00.


iRead is Coming!

Save the Date!  There’s fun for the whole family at the annual iRead Kick Off event at the Highland Park library on Saturday, January 12 from 9am to 2pm.  Meet local authors, be entertained by a professional storyteller, try your hand at Readers Theater and join D112 teachers as they read their favorite books.  Plus, students who attend the Kick Off event get a 30-minute boost on their reading logs!  More information to follow.