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Week of December 2nd

Hello Parents:

We hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving Break.
We have a couple of exciting and busy weeks ahead! The children are all excited with the start of our Gingerbread Study!

We are also participating in an awesome program (My Very Own Library…MVOL) where all the students at Ray School will receive 10 free books from Scholastic Book Fair. The children will receive 5 free books this week. We (I am coordinating this event for Ray School are in need of volunteers to assist us in taking the children down to select 5 books. If you are able to assist us please let us know. I am coordinating the volunteers for this 2 day book selection event. I am in need of some parent volunteers to help scan the books, give out backpacks and certificates on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. If you are able to volunteer an hour or 2 please let me know!

Kindergarten Lottery Information-

*******The application process ends DECEMBER 13TH.

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.

Go to 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.

Upcoming Events:

December 23rd- January 1st – Winter Break- No School

January 2nd- School Resumes

Have a great week,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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