The TOP 20 reasons we're THANKFUL for RAVENWOOD!
Students in Grades 1-5 will be taking the mid-year MAP Assessment in December or January.
December 11th- AM English Language Arts(Weyrauch & Harris)
PM Math (Jacober & Stawarz)
December 12th- AM English Language Arts (Jacober & Stawarz)
PM Math (Weyrauch & Harris)
December 10th and 11th - Blanc and Brockmeyer
December 12th and 13th - Morrow and Kitchen
December 4th - 9:30-11:00am
December 5th- 9:30-11:00am
December 6th- 9:30-11:00am
December 11th - Weatherford/Brake 10:30-12:00 Math
December 11th- Kray/Hale 12:30-2:00 English Language Arts
December 12th- Kray/Hale 10:30-12:00 Math
December 12th- Weatherford/Brake 12:30-2:00 English Language Arts
January 8th- English Language Arts
January 9th- Math
Ravenwood Spelling Bee
Tuesday, December 11th
Grades 1 and 2- 9:00am
Grades 3, 4, 5, and 1/2 Winner- 1:30pm
Nurse Marg is conducting hearing screenings on Wednesday, December 5th.
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 5th plus ALL new students and students in grades 3/4 with an IEP.
December's Tune Up Tuesday for 12-4 is a Shelter in Place Drill.
District Protocol for a Shelter in Place:
When we become aware of a release of hazardous materials into the atmosphere at, or near, a District building we will activate our shelter-in-place protocol. The activation may be made by the principal, or designee, Safety and Security, or General Administration when information is received on a hazardous materials threat. Sheltering-in-place is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining in doors.
Shelter-in-place means selecting a location, interior rooms with no windows or a larger space such as a gymnasium, to bring students to until the hazard is clear. Select interior room(s) above the ground floor, with the fewest windows or vents. The room(s) should have adequate space for everyone to be able to sit. Avoid overcrowding by selecting several rooms if necessary. Large storage closets, utility rooms, pantries, copy and conference rooms without exterior windows will work well. Avoid selecting a room with mechanical equipment like ventilation blowers or pipes, because this equipment may not be able to be sealed from the outdoors.
We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. To learn more about student experiences and needs, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will complete at school. Over 1,000 schools and districts use Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to grow and measure their students’ social and emotional skills and supports.
Social emotional learning captures the mindsets, skills, attitudes, and feelings that help students succeed in school, career, and life. For the Olathe Public Schools, Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning measures student growth on SEL topics and provides teachers valuable data on which SEL topics students need direct instruction in. In addition, Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning gives educators resources to use in their classrooms as part of their regular classroom instruction.
This year, part of the online enrollment process asked for parent permission to allow students to complete the Panorama Survey as our district’s SEL survey tool. This thirty-minute survey will be given three times a year to measure students’ perception of their skills in the areas of grit, emotional regulation, social awareness, teacher-student relationships, anxiety, sense of belonging, and school safety. This data will be reviewed at the district and classroom level to determine areas of strength and areas where more instruction is needed and/or skills practiced. Student individual data will be available to both students and parents.
Ravenwood students will take the survey in December.
Please contact Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Gottschalk with additional questions or to obtain a copy of the survey questions.
The best defense against the cold is to dress in layers. The layer next to the skin should be a thin layer that fits snugly. The second layer of synthetic or natural fibers serves as insulation. The outer layer should be windproof and waterproof. Also, a hat, gloves (or mittens) and warm socks and shoes are a “must” in keeping warm.
The Olathe District closely monitors winter/cold weather conditions and has established the following guidelines for outdoor recess:
Please go to the district web-page to see the changes if there is another snow day- http://teachers.olatheschools.com/fpc/menus/
Thank you to all the Ravenwood families who donated a pie or dessert for Thanksgiving to the staff! You are very kind and they were delicious!
The Olathe Early Childhood Special Education Program serves children ages 3-5 who are eligible for special education services, as well as typically developing peers.
The Peer Program provides an opportunity for typically developing children to be integrated into our Early Childhood Special Education classrooms to serve as role models for children with special needs.
A Peer student must live in the boundaries of the Olathe School District and demonstrate age-appropriate skills in the areas of play, social, behavior, speech, language, and motor. Additionally, all peers must be independent with toileting and speak English fluently. Children must be at least three years old before attending, and not be age-eligible to attend kindergarten.
We have a limited number of slots available for Peers. We will be accepting applications from January 7, 2019, through February 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications will not be available before January 7, 2019.
To request an application, please visit the Olathe Public Schools website and look for the Early Childhood link under the “Academics” tab. If you have any difficulty using the online application, please contact Shannon Leeds at (913) 780-7341.