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24 Apr

Walk-A-Thon: On May 19th, we will host our second recess fundraiser! Last year we raised over $25,000 Walk-a-Thon registration is OPEN! http://rayschool.dojiggy.com Register your student and collect at least $50 in pledges by midnight Thursday, April 27th and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free 3 months membership to University of Chicago’s recreational facilities – the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center & Henry Crown Field House. The Gerald Ratner Athletics Center features a fitness center, swimming pool, competition and auxiliary gymnasia, dance room, and locker rooms. The... 

4 Apr

Report Card Pick-Up Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is a non attendance day for students because of Report Card Pick-Up. Conferences will be held from from 11-6. , with a 3 p.m.- 4.p,m lunch break. Please Schedule from 11 a.m – 3 p.m  or 4-6 p.m.  Notices are going out Tuesday April 4, 2017 to schedule conferences. Please complete and return.  Conferences will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Please feel free to bring your child.  

27 Mar

PARCC testing begins this week.  We will be taking the Reading Portion of the test on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Math section of the exam will take place from Thursday 3/30 – Tuesday 4/4.  Each test will begin promptly  at 9:00 a.m.  so it is imperative  that all students are at school on time each day.  

22 Mar

Women’s History Month Interview Assignment Grade 4   WOMEN’S HISTORY is more than the story of famous women.  It’s also the story of ordinary women who have lived quietly outside the spotlight of history’s important events. All women have made a contribution to our country.  As mothers and grandmothers they have raised children and passed along from one generation to another the customs and values that are important to our heritage, let’s take the time to celebrate them! They have played important roles in communities, supporting schools and participating in volunteer organizations... 

7 Mar

Reading-   The fourth graders will be working with their guided reading groups to perform a skit of the book that they read. Students have received the rubric of their skit, they will perform  as a group.  Skits will be performed on  Thursday. Guided Reading Book Book Reports due on Thursday March 9 ,2016.- Students should complete at home.    

21 Feb

Reminder – Field trip permission slips are due tomorrow, Wednesday 2/22. Homework: Homophone & Fraction Worksheet Handout Due Tomorrow/ Practice Midwest Region States and Capitals.  

6 Feb

Today is the start of the 3rd Quarter. Thank you for all who attended the Wax Museum on Thursday. The children really had a wonderful time. Objectives for the Week:  Reading- The students were introduced to the mystery genre today. This will be our focus for  the third quarter.  This week, they will discuss the structure of a mystery. Today students were given detective vocabulary. Students also received new guided reading novels. Math- Today there was an Anti- Bullying assembly. We did not have math. Math will resume tomorrow with the decomposing of fractions Social Studies- We will continue... 

30 Jan

The fourth grade wax museum will take place on Thursday, February 2nd @ 9AM.  All parents are invited to attend.  Today students will be given a rubric on how they will be graded on their presentation.  On Thursday at 9 am, students should be prepared with their costumes and props. Costume and Props should relate to the person they are portraying.  

30 Jan

Parents:  Raise a Glass for Ray School is coming up on Thursday, February 2!  Please consider coming out to support our school! Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too. We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is offering dinner and fun for the kids. Get your tickets at http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html Can’t come to the event, but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass Raffle! We’ve... 

13 Jan

Free Community Tutoring @ University Church via Maroon Tutor Match Maroon Tutor Match will continue to provide a free tutoring space through their partnership with the University Church (5655 S. University Ave) on Wednesdays and Thursdays fro 4-6pm.  Tutors will be in the University Church Library (next to Fabiana’s Café). Students will be able to receive tutoring support for one hour per day. Maroon Match Spaces work on a drop-in, first come/first served basis.   For more information email: maroontutormatch@gmail.com  

11 Jan

Congratulations to Sage Dassinger and Andrea Barrera!!!! Both Sage and Andrea will represent Room 206 in the school wide Spelling Bee on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:45 p.m    

11 Jan

Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a restful and relaxing winter break! NWEA Testing on Wednesday and Thursday Major Projects Due:  Family Historian Project Due: January 17, 2017 Farewell Obama Speech Write up (Extra Credit- Optional)- Due January 14, 2017 Students will watch the speech @ 8:00 p.m – Short Writing Assignment Due January 11, 2017 Wax Museum Project- Due February 2, 2017- Details to follow  Reading: This week we will begin biographies. Fourth graders will pick a biography of a person that they would like to dress as for the Fourth Grade Wax Museum which will be held...