End of the School Year
In May, the present grade level teams work to divide students into classes for the next school year. They consider every aspect of each child’s development to ensure academic and personal/social success for the coming year. Our philosophy is that each child is a unique individual with special needs, and we strive to be sensitive to those needs when we make class placement decisions.
Teachers know what students should be separated from each other and will use professional judgment to do so. However, Parent requests such as, “put my child with these children and separate my child from these children,” will not be honored because such requests control the placement of several children in addition to one’s own child, and are simply not possible. A specific request for a certain teacher cannot be granted. When class lists are developed, the present teachers are dividing the students into class lists. When the lists are completed and turned into me I assign the specific teachers.
Classes are constructed to be as heterogeneous as possible. Children of varying abilities, personalities, and needs are placed in each classroom. Every classroom needs students who are academically strong and students who can provide positive leadership. Students who have behavior and academic concerns are divided so that they will have equal opportunity for teacher support and appropriate peer role models. To the best extent possible without unbalancing classes, students with special needs are matched with teachers whose skills and temperament provide the best learning opportunity. We’re fortunate that we have so many wonderful teachers at Ravenwood! Specific teacher requests will not be honored.
As you can see a large number of variables are taken into consideration. It is an important task, and one we take seriously. We want you to know that we will do our very best to provide the environment that will help your child have a successful school year.
Please contact Kathy Reese if you would like a parent input form.
You may call her in the office or email her- firstname.lastname@example.org
All input sheets are due to Kathy Reese by Tuesday, May 8th.
Flower Planting Day with Mrs. Gottschalk is Friday, May 11th
Students may bring a small annual to be planted in the front entry and around Pride Rock to beautify Ravenwood flowers.
Nurse's Day is Wednesday, May 9th!
- Tiger Trot was a HUGE success! Thank you to PTO, parents, and staff volunteers. I can't wait to hear the grand total raised for our Ravenwood students!
- Pillar of PAWS was the theme for each classroom. We definitely have some very creative students and staff.
Here are the 4th grade students who are running for an office.
These students will share their campaign speeches to students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade on Friday, May 11th. Students in these grades will vote on the officers after the speeches.