Tiger Trot Aide Station Donations:
Can you volunteer time to help during the day or evening activities at Tiger Trot?
Our goal for Tiger Trot is $10,000 in Pledges! That's only $20 / student! AND - If we reach our goal....
Mr. Pritcher and Mrs. Gottschalk will face off with a wild game of Egg Roulette
We have 5 amazing staff members who keep the Ravenwood office running smoothly!
Mr. Williams is heading back to school full time next fall. He is pursuing his masters of Counseling in Family and Couples Therapy from UMKC. He would like eventually work with kids in a counseling role.
Mr. Williams plans on coming back to Ravenwood and substitute teach when his schedule permits.
We are very excited for Mr. Williams to start his new journey! He will be missed and we appreciate everything he has done for our Ravenwood students.
Best of luck at UMKC!
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There are 2 expectations for students who go to work with a parent on Thursday:
1. The school day will go on like normal on Thursday and your child's absence is excused. Make up work from Thursday will be given to your child on Friday when they return. If your child has a spelling test on Thursday it will be made up on Friday.
2. On Friday, students will share with their classmates about their day they spent at work with their parent.
1st Choice: Use the place-mat activity to have your child document their day's activities. If you would like the place-mat printed on 11x17 paper and sent home with your child--please let Lynette know and she will get one to your child.
2nd Choice: Your child may creatively write about their experiences during their day away from school. This could look like a story, comic strip, or a timeline of the day's events. Illustrations or pictures are encouraged.
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming 5/1-5! You're invited to join in the fun! Let's decorate the doors of all the teachers on 4/30 (4pm-7pm). Sign up to claim a door. There are 4 spots for most doors, but we can add more spots if needed. There are also spots for decorations and chalking artists.
4th Grade STUCO Election Reminder
- President-The president leads the meetings with the assistance of the student council sponsors. The president will serve in various leadership roles throughout the year and help plan and lead special activities and events. The president works with the vice president to distribute meeting notes to Tiger STUCO representatives so they may speak to their class and K-2 buddy class about STUCO activities.
- Vice President- The vice president works very closely with the president and assists in many duties. The vice president also stands in for the president when necessary. The vice president works with the president to distribute meeting notes to Tiger STUCO representatives so they may speak to their class and K-2 buddy class about STUCO activities.
- Secretary - The secretary is responsible for recording minutes and keeping records of meetings and activities done by the council. Students interested in becoming secretary should be organized and like to write. The secretary needs to be able to use the computer keyboard for typing. After each meeting the secretary will have homework to type the notes from the meeting. The notes will be emailed to the sponsors that evening or the next morning. The secretary will organize the meeting notes after they are printed for each Tiger STUCO representatives to share with their class and K-2 buddy class.
- Treasurer - The treasurer is responsible for working with the Student Council Sponsor to keep accurate records of the budget and funds collected by the council. The treasurer is the leader of the Tiger School Store. The treasurer is expected to meet with our school secretary 2x a month after school to count the School Store money and updating the financial records. Students interested in becoming treasurer should be organized and good with numbers.
- All Officers- Officers are expected to be Tiger Blue role models at all times. Officers are to be enthusiastic role models for the students and staff by participating in all STUCO spirit days and activities. Tiger STUCO officers will write scripts and read the scripts for morning announcements messages and Blackboard phone messages through the district phone communication system. Officers will make videos for social media to promote STUCO activities. The officers are expected to work at the Tiger School Store 2 mornings a week, keep inventory of the items sold, and devote one lunch a month to an officer lunch with the sponsor(s). The officers need to know the sponsor(s) can call meetings before or after school for needs that may arise. The four officers will have 2 summer retreat meetings (Date TBD), help at school enrollment, and Sneak-a-Peek.
When you sign, you are pledging to follow all Rules and Regulations of the school election process listed on the back of this sheet. In addition you are stating that you promise to be a responsible, dependable, and honest candidate. And if you are voted into office, you will meet all required duties asked of that position. Failure to meet these requirements may result in removal from office.
Rules and Regulations
Students who want to run for an office (President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer) must fill out an application form that needs to be signed by his/her parent. Application forms must be submitted to Mrs. Gottschalk by Friday, April 28th at 8:30am.
Campaigning: Students will be allowed to campaign for the position they desire, as long as they are in compliance with the campaign rules.
- Students may make a maximum of 10 campaign posters no larger than 22x28 inches each.
- Posters are due to Ms. Holmes in the 5th grade pod by 8:30am on Friday, May 5th for STUCO sponsor approval. Posters may be hung beginning on Monday, May 8th at 7:30am. Parents may assist in hanging the posters. You need to bring your own tape.
- These posters need to be placed in appropriate locations and removed after school on Friday, May 12th.
- Candidates may not distribute any items (i.e. candy, gum, pencils, etc.) in order to solicit votes from their classmates.
- Candidates may not make unrealistic promises on posters or in their speeches. (Ex: No homework, Extra Recess, No spinach in the cafeteria lunches, etc.)
Speeches: Friday, May 12th at 8:45am
Each student running for specific office will be required to give a speech (1-2 minutes). Their speech must be approved by Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Gottschalk before being given. Typed speeches are due to Mrs. Gottschalk by Wednesday, May 10th at 8:30am.
Voting: Friday, May 12th after speeches
Elections will be held after the speeches. Each second through fourth grade student will have one ballot and may vote for one person they want for each office.
Tabulation of Votes & Announcement of Winners will be Friday, May 12th- Winning candidates will be announced over announcements at the end of the day.
Applications are due to Mrs. Gottschalk no later than Friday, April 28th at 8:30am.
Book Fair- May 1st-5th
Acts may include but are not limited to:
- Playing an instrument
- Presenting a magic show or comic act
- Performing a gymnastics, hoola hoop, jump rope, or
- Martial Arts
Students are welcome to perform as a solo or in a small ensemble with group members preferably from the same grade level. Small Ensemble Entries-Please include all students in the small ensemble when completing the “Type of Act” portion of the permission slip. Every participant must turn in their own permission slip. Each act (solo and small ensemble acts alike) will only be allotted 2 minutes of stage time. Please note students may only perform in one act.
Students who are singing, may not lip-sync (mouthing the words while dancing) nor sing along with the vocal artist. Students choosing to sing should be the featured vocalists singing along with a karaoke soundtrack/accompaniment track version (a recording without words); A-Cappella singing (singing without music) is not recommended.
You may email your music file to Mrs. Frank at email@example.com or bring in your CD and/or IPod with Axillary Chord ahead of time to test it out in our RW sound systems. All music files, CDs and/or IPods with Axillary Chords will need to be received and tested at Ravenwood by Friday, May 12th. If the music has not been tested by this date, the student will be unable to perform.
All performers will have a Dress Rehearsal Performance in front of their grade level classes during their grade level specials on Monday, May 15th. Students will need to bring costumes, props, music, and other items needed for their performance.
The deadline to sign up to be in “Ravenwood’s Got Talent”
Talent Show is Friday, April 28th.
Permission slip must be turned into the office.
5th Grade Tiger Mascots and Mascot Assistants
Tiger STUCO purchased another Tiger mascot with profits from the school store.
The school voted to name the girl Tiger Poppy! The boy tiger was already named PAWS!