Due to the "ice day" on Thursday, February 22nd- Kindergarten Round-Up has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1st 1:00-6:00pm.
There is NO school for present kindergarten students on this day. Unfortunately the planned Kindergarten field trip is cancelled. I'm sure the Kindergarten teachers will find another great field trip in it's place.
1st Grade Parents- Watch for information about your kids going on a field trip to JCCC to watch a play on Thursday.
On Monday the lunch menu is back to what is listed on the menu.
Wednesday, February 28th.
Ordering information will come home on Friday.
Mrs. Frank and her student teacher Miss Smith. (Music Education Student Teacher)
What are "soft skills"?
Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.
What is Social and Emotional Learning?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
At Ravenwood we are teaching:
I have developed a plan for Ravenwood to excel in social and emotional learning. My goal is to attain the honor of being a National School Character! Last year we earned two "Promising Practices" from Character.org for our Tiger Service Club and Operation Kindness Tiger
What is a "Promising Practice"?
Character.org recognizes educators who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies.
Here are 3 classrooms having their morning meeting.
The last couple of Tuesdays I was asked by students to bring back the Sonic Slushie contest.
The classroom teacher sends me a picture of their class practicing or Tuning-Up a classroom expectation and then I have someone randomly pick a class who earns TIGER BLUE SONIC SLUSHIES! Miss Hale's 4th grade class and Mrs. Davis Kindergarten class have won slushies.
Dismissal Tune-Up Tuesday for parents and guardians was a huge success. Thank you everyone for putting student's safety first!
Our dismissal system, known as CARDS stands for Careful And Rapid Dismissal System, which offers some specific driving practices and areas to park to facilitate a smooth traffic flow and walking patterns that are safe for all Ravenwood students.
Ravenwood staff has worked very hard to train the students on our dismissal procedures and the expectations to be safe. After the first couple of weeks of school we have the car dismissal line completed by 3:50pm.
We encourage parents to train their child to be consistent car rider and the parent doesn’t even have to get out of the car- we will put your child in the car for you!
What is happening in the building to prepare for dismissal?
- In the building the students are divided up at 3:30pm in their grade level depending on how they get home- car rider, bus rider, north walker, south walker, or Y-Club. At 3:35pm staff members walk each group to their designated dismissal area until the 3:40pm dismissal bell rings.
- The car riders and bus riders stay in one classroom with a staff member. These students are to be listening to the announcements as car numbers and buses are called to come to the front drive.
- Parents or family members may not walk up to the front doors and ask for students to be called to exit the front entrance. If your child is a car rider, they must be picked up in a car through the expected dismissal system.
Car Riders and Bus Riders:
- Cars will line up in the pick-up lane with their NUMBER displayed on the rear view mirror or front dashboard.
- Staff members are on duty at 3:40pm to ensure students are safe getting into vehicles. Cars need to always pull forward as close to the RW mailbox as possible to keep the traffic moving.
- If your child is standing by the big RW rock and there are no cars in front of you-- then you need to pull to the end of the drive and your child will walk to your car.
- The pick-up lane will flow out of Ravenwood north to Clinton Street. Cars my leave exit left or right onto Clinton Street when leaving the pick-up line.
- All school buses and daycare buses will park in the first section of the pick-up lane. Students will be walked to the buses with a staff member.
North and South Walkers:
- All walkers will meet their siblings and/or friends outside the dismissal exit door. Siblings and/or friends will not pick up students in the classrooms.
- These dismissal groups of students are considered “walkers” because there is no car involved in the pick-up. No cars are to be parked or waiting in the south parking lot or in front parking lot of the school.
- If your child is not technically walking home but walking to your car, then your car must be off the RW property. It may be on the street in front of the school. We are aware there is not a lot of spaces for cars on the street. Picking up in a car in the street is your choice and our preferred system for car pick up is through our car rider dismissal system out the front doors.
- North Walkers: Students who walk home will be dismissed out the north exit if they live to the north and do not cross Clinton Street.
- In the past we have not allowed any students crossing at the front driveway. There is no crosswalk there and it is not safe and recently students and parents have been crossing at this point. We must go back to our original dismissal plan with no students and parents crossing at the driveway exit. If you are going to park on Clinton to the southwest of the front driveway your child must exit as a south walker.
- South Walkers: Students who live to the south or must cross with the adult crossing guard at the corner of Clinton, Jackson, and Lincoln Streets will be a south walker.
- Ravenwood staff will not stop traffic and be crosswalk guards on Lincoln Street or Clinton Street. Students MUST walk to the adult crossing guard at the corner of Clinton, Jackson, and Lincoln Streets.
- All Y-Care students will walk to the cafeteria at dismissal.
Thank you Ravenwood families!
4th grade- Brady, Kian, Caitlin
Earned 2nd place at the Regional s Competition last week
5th grade- Landon, Corbin, Lincoln
Earned 2nd place at the Regionals Competition last week.
Thank you Mrs. Kray- Math Wings Sponsor