The Tiger STUCO school store will have it's GRAND opening
5th Grade Officers
5th Grade Class Representatives
4th Grade Class Representatives
3rd Grade Class Representatives
Ravenwood's school secretary Kathy Reese was awarded the Olathe Public School's Foundation CEERA award today- Classified Employee Excellence Recognition Award! Kathy deserves this award for her hard work and dedication as Ravenwood's secretary.
Solar Eclipse Time at Ravenwood
Recycled District Eclipse Information sent to Parents on Wednesday, August 16th via Blackboard message and a voice message.
Dear Olathe Public Schools Parents,
As you know, a historic event will occur in our area on August 21, when a Total Solar Eclipse will cross the continental United States from coast to coast. Olathe will be just outside the path of totality, with the eclipse beginning at 11:40 a.m. through 2:35 p.m., experiencing 99.4% of totality at 1:08 p.m.
As educators, we could not be more thrilled to have school in session that day and be able to provide students with amazing learning opportunities. The district has been preparing for this event since the spring semester. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided for every student and staff member in the Olathe Public Schools. These solar eclipse glasses meet NASA safety certification guidelines. We will teach and practice with all students the safe viewing of an eclipse and stress the importance of ONLY viewing the eclipse through the glasses. Students will be required to wear their glasses anytime they are observing the sun and eclipse. Our early childhood classes will not be participating in any viewing of the solar eclipse event.
The following link provides additional safety information https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.
Principals may be scheduling special school-wide activities for celebrating and viewing. Teachers have access to educational classroom activities to enhance students’ experience of this amazing event. In addition, we have put together a public web page of online resources for our families. That site can be found by going to https://teachers.olatheschools.com/eclipse/.
While we believe students and staff of Olathe Public Schools will have an incredible experience viewing the eclipse by participating in planned activities in their school building, we wanted to let any parents who would prefer their child NOT participate in eclipse viewing to please contact their child’s principal. Parents will have an option for their child to have an excused absence or a supervised, alternative activity will be provided at school.
We look forward to sharing this once in a lifetime experience with students and staff on August 21. Please let your child’s principal know if you have any questions.
Olathe Public Schools Administration
Watch for a Blackboard email next week announcing our new and improved Watchdog Dad program...with the new name- TALLEST TIGER! The program will be open to all MOMS, DADS, STEP PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND AUNTS AND UNCLES. #TALLESTTIGER
Parents and family members are always welcome to join their child for lunch!
RW Running Club
Hello Ravenwood Runners! We will be starting up Ravenwood Running Club again soon and I wanted to get some information out before we get going!
*Running Club is for grades 3-5 students, parents and teachers
*We will start up Monday, August 28th and we will meet every Monday through October 2nd wrapping things up with the Jared Coones Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 7th
*All runners must have a signed permission slip returned to Mr. Pitcher before participating in RW Running Club (This permission form includes Running Club in the spring as well)
*RW Running Club will be Mondays after school from 3:50-4:30
*Students will be dismissed over the intercom at 3:45 to head to the gym
*Students will check in with Mr. Pitcher inside the gym and then we will all move outside to stretch and run around 3:55
*After running, we will all meet back inside the gym to stretch and then students will be dismissed at 4:30
*Parents picking up need to come to the main office doors at the front of the building so that Mr. Pitcher can wait with all kids getting rides
*Students may walk home or ride a bike but parents need to indicate this on the permission slip
I look forward to a great fall session of running club and hope to see lots of you out there! -Mr. Pitcher
Girls on the Run is a great program supporting Girls in the 3rd-5th grade emotionally and physically. We will have practices after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:40-5:00) starting September 12 - November 16 with the 5K on November 4th. A snack is included. If you are interested please sign up at www.gotrkc.org. Payment plans and scholarships are available. If you have any questions please call me @ 913-240-4684.
Attention 4th and 5th graders:
Come be a part of our Ravenwood PTO!
Christi D. Gottschalk