Ravenwood Elementary

May 1, 2020

Home of the Ravens

Ravenwood embodies community and thrives from the interconnected support system of Eagle River. Outdoor education, the arts, and the use of technology are all integrated into the academic experiences students are offered to optimize engagement, creativity, and independent learning.

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Ahoy Ravenwood Families,


Welcome Sunshine!! As the days are getting longer, and warmer, I hope you are enjoying the opportunity to soak up the Vitamin D and fresh air, while still maintaining the social distancing guidelines. We miss you all very much, and look forward to having our school filled once again with our students.


Please read this newsletter for more information about student belonging distribution, returning library books, yearbook sales, Ravenwood Talent Show and online registration for next year.


Stay healthy, hopeful and kind, Ravens!


Joyfully,

Mrs. Bautista

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STUDENT BELONGING PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Thanks to the heroic efforts of our teachers and staff this week, all student belongings have been gathered and bagged for a MASSIVE curbside pick-up next week. Please plan to come to the circle driveway (car rider loop) on your designated day/time to help us speed the distribution of over 535 student bags of belongings. YES, we have planned for sibling pick-up.

o The speed limit is 5 mph – yes, you could probably walk faster than that!

o PLEASE do not plan to get out of your car.

o Sign with student last name printed in the PASSENGER side dashboard window.

o Have any library books and bus safety vests ready to hand to a staff member as you drive-thru.

o We’ll have an extra bin labeled “other” in case there is something else you need to return.

o We appreciate your patience as we have a small team who will be able to assist us with this curbside process.

o Monday, 5/4 -

o 9:00 - 11:30am Students Last Name A-F

o 1:00pm - 4:00pm Student Last Name G-L

o Tuesday, 5/5

o 9:00 - 11:30am Students Last Name M-R

o 1:00pm - 4:00pm Student Last Name S-Z

o Wednesday, 5/6

o 9:00 - 11:30am Students Last Name A-L

o 1:00pm - 4:00pm Student Last Name M-Z

Returning Library Books

Please plan to bring any Ravenwood library books back during Student Belonging Pick-up. Students can log into their library account to see what books they should be returning. If you need assistance with this, please contact Mrs. Guest (guest_laura@asdk12.org). Thanks for helping us with this.

Returning 6th Grade Band and Orchestra Instruments

Privately owned or rented 6th grade Band or Orchestra instruments currently at school will be returned to the family during this process. ASD-owned instruments currently at school will remain at school and be considered returned. ASD-owned instruments currently at home should be returned to The Horn Doctor or Petr’s Violin Shop during the week of May 4-8. Please see information from your child’s Band or Orchestra teacher regarding this process. No Band or Orchestra instruments will be accepted by the school. Contact mills_marie@asdk12.org (band) or moore_theresa@asdk12.org (orchestra) for more information or questions.
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The Show Must Go On!

Get ready to drop anchor and enjoy some awesome student talent at our annual Talent Show. Thank you Mr. Lum for ensuring “the show must go on” at least for 10-11 of our solo act performers who submitted a video for inclusion in our Virtual Talent Show. A special shout out to the Mason family for compiling these to create a special video that will be available beginning Friday afternoon through Mr. Lum’s learning padlet – go to our Ravenwood Webloc page.

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Yearbooks are on sale NOW!

Woohoo! Our yearbook is still on track for delivery, so order yours now through ParentConnect for $15 to reserve your copy. We have a limited number available, and we will offer a drive-thru pick-up or hold until Fall option for families. Call the office if you have any questions about Yearbooks.

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EARLY ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

It’s as easy as logging in and making a few clicks for returning student registration. Beginning Monday April 27th, currently enrolled students that will be returning to Ravenwood may enroll online for the 2020/2021 school year using your PIN number and password in ParentConnect. Please contact Miss Debbie via email if you are in need of assistance. She can be reached at: Weiss_debbie@asdk12.org.

Although online registration is open through August 21st, we strongly urge you to register your student as soon as possible. If your student will NOT be returning to Ravenwood, please let the teacher know, or email Miss Debbie with this information.

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Volunteer Appreciation

If you haven’t seen our Flipgrid appreciation videos, please take a look to hear how much we love and appreciate all of you at https://flipgrid.com/jordan7401

Congratulations to Claire & Everett for finishing all 18 Lexia Levels!

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This is what Distance Learning is looking for Ravenwood students . . . even though our school is closed, we are teachers and students are STILL hard at work! Thank you for all your help to keep our students engaged and learning!

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ASD Playgrounds Closed

ASD Families, Staff, and Community Members,

Following the new guidelines from the Municipality of Anchorage to limit the spread of COVID-19, Anchorage School District playgrounds are closed until further notice. The Anchorage Municipality announced Monday, April 6, that all Municipal playgrounds are closed.
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MFLC News

Our wonderful Military Family Liaison Counselor, Kelcie Hanson, will now be joining in class zoom sessions and is available for teleconferening as well. Please contact her to set up an appointment.
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Student Nutrition

Just a friendly reminder families, the Anchorage School District School Board Policy 5040, states "all foods available during the school day shall be offered to students with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity." It also states, "all foods and beverages made available on school campus (including, but not limited to vending, franchise vendors, concessions, a la carte, student stores, classroom parties, fundraising, and foods and beverages that are not for sale) during the school day, between the hours of 12:00 AM and 30 minutes after the conclusion of the instructional day, shall meet nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Act, Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools also known as Smart Snacks in School."

Please consider healthy options when sending in food items to the classroom. A list of suggested snack choices to consider is available on our website under the Family tab.

https://www.asdk12.org/cms/lib/AK02207157/Centricity/Domain/3340/SKM_28720012404180.pdf

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All Hands on Deck

PARENTS ARE PERFECT . . . to be Noon Duty Supervisors, Teacher Assistants, Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Assistants. We currently have positions open at Ravenwood and various schools throughout the district. Fill out an application at the ASD Building at 5530 East Northern Lights Blvd at the Boniface Mall. Feel free to contact our fabulous front office crew at 742-3250 for additional information.

School Business Partners

Anchorage School District School Board

2019-2020 ASD School Board

President, STARR MARSETT

Vice-President, ALISHA HILDE

Treasurer, ELISA VAKALIS

Clerk, MARGO BELLAMY

Seat C, DAVE DONLEY

Seat D, ANDY HOLLEMAN

Seat F, DEENA MITCHELL

DR. DEENA BISHOP, SUPERINTENDENT

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