Please come and meet the teachers your daughter or son is learning from this 2018-2019 school year. You are welcome to attend the LSC meeting at 6 afterwards.
If you are a parent/guardian and are planning to volunteer in the classroom, chaperone a field trip, or have any interactions with students at Ray, please know there is a new protocol.
1) ALL ADULTS interacting with students AT ANY CAPACITY must fill out the volunteer application.
2) Then, visit the office and speak with administration, who will also have a few questions for you.
Once cleared, we will be thrilled and honored for you to help our Ray Warriors be successful!!!
Welcome to the 2018-19 School YearDear Parents and Students:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Ray Elementary! I hope everyone had an excellent and relaxing summer. The middle school team is looking forward to a school year filled with a love for learning and growth. We welcome regular and consistent communication and partnership in the education of your child. Parental support will be necessary in order for all students to reach their potential and strive to succeed beyond it.
We are looking forward to a very successful and exciting year! We have high academic and social expectations for your child and will provide supports to help your child achieve those expectations. It is our goal to provide all students with an challenging and fun experience in our classrooms.
Below you will find some needed information about some of the classroom policies.
Only your child’s best behavior and work are expected and accepted at all times.
All students must:
1) Be on their honor. Students must do their own work on homework, class assignments, tests
2) Respect themselves, classmates, and teachers.
3) Do their best. Always give 100% and be positive.
4) Be in attendance and be on time.
5) Students shall not engage in activities that could cause harm to themselves or others.
6) Students shall not talk to or about themselves, another student, or a teacher in a disrespectful or inappropriate manner.
7) Students are to have all homework completed on the day it is due (see Ray Parent and Student Handbook for full homework late policy).
8) Students must be prepared each day by having proper materials.
9) Students must follow the dress code in the Ray Parent and Student Handbook.
10) The policies in the CPS Student Code of Conduct book must also be followed.
Current grades are posted regularly for to communicate progress to student and parent on Parent Portal (https://parent.cps.k12.il.us ). Our classroom blogs include links to homework assignments, assignment due dates, and a variety of other helpful information.
Below you will find a link for summer homework for all incoming 7th and 8th graders. This summer I would like for everyone to improve our knowledge of Literacy Content Vocabulary. This will prepare you for the 2017/2018 school year. Use the link provided for ideas on how to create this vocabulary list.
ELA List of Vocabulary Words
Fundraising starts this summer! We're having two car washes - July 14th and August 11th. Come join us!
We need your support to make this happen!
Mandatory Parent Meeting in September - Details to come!
Please contact Jennifer Williams at 773-412-7509 or email@example.com to find out more, sign up for the car wash, or attend our planning meetings!
Want to keep up those math skills? Here are some ideas:
Khan Academy-- set a goal of 5 Khan assignments each week and work on skills like fractions, measurement, area and volume, and probability. I also recommend following Khan's 7th or 8th grade mission to get a jump on skills for the coming school year.
Kahoot-- play some kahoots-- and work on skills like fractions, measurement, area and volume, and probability.
Supply List for Ray 7th and 8th graders for the 2018-19 school year.3″ Binder with at least 5 dividers
Loose leaf paper
6 composition notebooks
Pens: blue or black -- enough to last a whole school year
#2 pencils-- enough to last a whole school year
Enclosed pencil sharpener
Colored pencils (at least pack of 8)
Highlighters (2 different colors)
Ruler (with inches and centimeters)
Pocket folders with 3 holes to keep in binder (6)
1 roll of paper towel
1 box of Kleenex
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 box of large zip lock bags
1 pack of 3″ x 5″ lined index cards
1 pack of graph paper
1 pack post-it notes
1 ream of copy paper
Safety goggles for science class
Attention: please read "The letter to the parents of Ray Students," and "Protecting Chicago's Children: a plan of action"
The Letter to the Parents of Ray Students
Protecting Chicago’s Children: A Plan of Action