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10 Apr

Walk-a-Thon May 18th! Register your student at and begin fundraising to be entered into weekly drawings for cool stuff – museum memberships, gift cards, sports tickets and more!  Every student who raises at least $50 gets a chance to sink a teacher in the dunk tank on the last day of school.  

23 Mar

Women’s History Project  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 that work to help others. As... 

23 Mar

Social Studies Extra Credit (Optional) Research paper on a famous Women in History (2 page typed) Power point presentation 6 – 8 slides your spring break. Please include short narrative with each slide. Write a summary of 2 major news events that happened over spring break. Please bring in the articles and the periodical source.  

27 Feb

     Black History Project  Grade 4 Dr. James  Each Student has randomly selected a notable figure in African American History. Students write a 2 page (typed) research paper about that person (12 font).  Research paper must include (Please see attached Rubric): Title Page Picture of the person on the cover page Date of birth/ date of death Brief life story in sequence Major accomplishments (movies, poems, books etc..)  and awards Your personal reflection about his/her importance (Why is this person important?)- do not leave this part out! After students complete their research paper... 

12 Feb

Dear Parents, 2nd Quarter Report Cards were distributed today. Please check them and sign. Have your child return the report card this week. Our Pilot Light Field Trip is this Friday. Students will need a bagged lunch. Please return all permission forms by Thursday. I am seeking two parent volunteers for the field trip.   Thank you, Dr. James  

19 Jan

Raise a Glass for Ray Join us for a night out at The Promontory on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 6-8 pm featuring a performance by Bethany Pickens Trio!  Your $40 advance ticket includes beer, wine and light appetizers. Child care will be provided by Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) from 5:45-8:30 pm for $20/child + $10/sibling, including dinner and fun!  Please note that the day following the event, Friday Feb 2, is a non-attendance day for students. Get tickets now at: Can’t attend the event but still want to support Ray School,... 

16 Jan

Study Midwest Region  Map and Oral Exam test 1/26 (oral )& 1/29 (map) Student generated study guides will be given out this week.    

12 Jan

Dear Ray Families: The purpose of this new plan to reduce heavy hallway traffic as students enter and exit the building. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Arrival Pre-K students will enter through the glass annex door. Kindergarten will line up outside the auditorium doors. First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure. Third & Fourth Grades will enter through the Main Entrance Door. Dismissal Pre-K students will exit through the glass annex door. Kindergarten will be dismissed outside auditorium doors. First,... 

12 Jan

Dear Parents, This term we have been working on biographies in our Reading Block. As a culminating activity 4th graders will participate in a living Wax Museum. Next week, students should bring a biography (a book) of the famous person they plan to portray.  In the weeks to come we will begin to create our monologue for the wax museum.  The Fourth Grade Wax Museum will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 9AM.  All are invited to attend! Please make certain that the child has their book by Wednesday January 17, 2018.    

19 Dec

Winter Celebration Assembly-  I am asking that students wear solid white collared shirts and black slacks or skirt. Please let me know if your child is in need of a white shirt. “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”  Date: December 22, 2017 Time: 9:15 am – 10:15 a.m. Location: Ray School Auditorium. All parents, guardians and family are invited to attend.  Please note that the doors to the School Auditorium will open at 9:00 am. Ray school students will celebrate the winter season with musical and dance performances. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, please join us as we share... 

19 Dec

Monday-Friday  –Schoolwide Project RAK -Random Acts of Kindness at Ray Monday – Student to Student in the same class Tuesday – Student to Teacher and/or Support Staff Wednesday – Student to Clinician, Resource Teacher, Office Staff, Safe Passage, Custodian, Lunchroom Staff or  Bus Driver Thursday – Student to Family Member Friday – Student to Student not in the same class or Free Choice *Write a note, give compliment, be someone to a strange, help keep our school clean and the list goes on Wednesday Winter Caroling 8:55-9:10  First Floor (Pre-K,... 

11 Dec

4th grade students will take states and Capitals Test on the Southwest Region this Week. Students will be given an oral and map  test on Tuesday. Students were given a study guide to practice. Southwest Region  Arizona, Phoenix New Mexico, Santa Fe Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Texas, Austin