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Week of October 7th

Hello Parents:

We are so thankful that so many parents and even current and past grandparents have volunteered for our noon time supervision.  We still need someone for next Wednesday from 11:45-1:15.  If you are able to assist please let us know!

We concluded our All About Me study and are moving fully into Autumn Exploration.

We will be having our first round of apple tasting Monday, October 7th. We are asking for parents to donate apples for this activity. We are in need of some sort of reddish apple, granny smiths, and yellow delicious apples. If you are able to bring a few in that would be great!


Our Donors Choose is almost fully funded we need a little over $150.00 to get our art and building supplies. Thank you to all of the parents/families/friends who have donated! Please continue to pass the link along on social media or to those who would be interested.


We are still in need of play dough! Please sign up if you are interested in making us a batch.


We have a couple of important events coming up. Please be sure to mark your calendars!

Kindergarten Lottery Information

As many of you know Chicago Public Schools uses a lottery system for parents to apply to schools outside of their “attendance or neighborhood school” (your “neighborhood” school is zoned by your address. To find out what your neighborhood school is visit: and scroll down to How it Works and click the search button). If you would like for your child to attend Ray Elementary for kindergarten but you live outside the “neighborhood boundaries” you MUST apply through the lottery application process.

Also if you would like to apply for any other school “neighborhood school or a Magnet School (math/science, Montessori or Humanities), Magnet Cluster School (technology, world language, fine performing arts) or Selective Enrollment School (Academic Centers, Gifted Centers, or Classical) you MUST apply as well.

The application process has begun! You should go to learn all about the process. To begin the process you must create an account. Please go to: in order to create an account and start the process. Log on to the new application site to get started. We are highly suggesting you start the process now. Chances to get your selected school are higher if you apply early.

***Important Dates for the application process:

October 2019–Application Period Begins

December 2019- Application Period Ends

April 2020: Notification Letters Released

Upcoming Events:

  •  CPS- Eye Exams October 7th-9th
  •  Picture Day- Tuesday, October 8th
  • Deadline for Medical Compliance- must have all paper work turned in or an appointment date set up by October 11th
  • Indigenous People Day- No School Monday, October 14th, 2019
  •  Field Trip Money due October 25th
  • Family and Community Night-October 30th
  • Field Trip- Thursday, October 31st. –We still need volunteers.
  •  No School- Friday, November 8th – Teacher Professional Development
  •  Parent-Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, November 13th

Have A Great Week,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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