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Ramsey Magnet School of Science is a National Title One School.
Ramsey Magnet School of Science:
What is a jog-a-thon? The Ramsey Jog-A-Thon is our annual Fall fundraiser. Students run, jog or walk around the school field while listening to fun music and receiving praise from their parents and teachers for their efforts. All students participate whether or not they collect pledges. We ALL run or walk on this day - - rain or shine, so please dress your child appropriately.
Collecting Pledges: Pledges are recorded on a pledge sheet envelope. Participants will ask families and/or friends to “sponsor” them either by the amount of laps run (example: 10 laps run at a dollar per lap would be $10) or a flat amount ($10 flat rate donation). Note that 4 laps = approximately 1 mile. Once the jog-a-thon is over, students will then collect the money according to what was pledged on their sheets and return the envelope to school by Monday, October 3rd. This is our main fundraiser for the year, and the money raised will be used to directly benefit the students and teachers at Ramsey. Due to last years’ efforts, we were able to purchase a Chromebook Lab! All decisions on how this money is spent are decided at the PTO meetings. If you have ideas/suggestions where this money would be best allocated, please attend a meeting. We value our parents’ ideas!
Dates and Times: This activity is a fun, healthy event for all the students. Please join us on Wednesday, September 28th to cheer on your students. 5th grade students will run from 12:45-1:45; 4th grade will run from 1:00 – 2:00. 3rd grade will run from 1:45 – 2:45, 2nd 2:00 – 3:00 and 1st 2:30 – 3:15. AM Kindergarten will run from 10:30-11:00 and PM Kindergarten will run from 2:45-3:15.
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"Everyday Heroes" is a collaborative effort by multiple Ramsey Elementary grade levels to use technology to share the CDA School District’s anti-bullying message. Through this campaign, the students hope to spread the word no child should ever feel threatened physically or emotionally as they grow into remarkable young adults.
Big Fin Productions has pledged to support the students of the district by promoting the "Everyday Heroes" Anti-Bullying Campaign. This company has donated ten iPad 2’s to the program because Big Fin believes having this technology available to the Ramsey students gives them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the tools they will be utilizing as a future workforce. It will also enable them to promote the important message bullying cannot and will not be tolerated in their schools and in their lives.
Take a peek at the links below. These videos were created by our own Ramsey students. With the generous donation from Big Fin Productions, the students will be able to use the new technology to film, edit, and produce additional videos.
Dear Ramsey Families,
Our literacy night for Kindergarteners and their parents was a hit on Thursday night! Thank you for attending this important night provided by our Title 1 program and Kindergarten teachers. We hope you found some specific ways to foster a love for literacy and math at home.
Our teachers are working hard to create a culture of student thinking in their classrooms. Your child will be exposed this year to the following thinking strategies to improve understanding and a love of reading. We believe these strategies add to the ground work that teachers are already laying with the many structure skills they are using in their classrooms.
Checking for understanding. Readers can tell when they are understanding a text and when they are confused and have “lost the meaning.”
Problem solving. Readers use a variety of strategies to understand a text once their ability to easily grasp the meaning as they read has broken down.
Making connections. Readers connect what they are reading to their own background knowledge, to other texts, and to their experiences. They use these connections to help them understand a text.
Asking questions. Readers ask questions of the text as they read. Sometimes readers ask clarifying questions, and sometimes they ask speculative or “pondering” questions.
Creating sensory images (visualizing). Readers create images and emotions when they read. They use the text to “make a movie in their heads.”
Drawing inferences. Readers draw conclusions about the text by combining evidence in the text with their own knowledge and experience. Inferences help them predict and also generalize.
Determining importance. Readers identify key ideas, themes and information as they read. They distinguish between important and unimportant information. A reader’s purpose plays an important role in determining importance.
Synthesizing. Readers recognize how important information and ideas from texts combine to create overall understandings of a topic or field. Synthesis involves summarizing a text and relating it to other texts or general ideas.
Source: Pearson & Callagher, 1983.
We would like to take a moment to remind families about carline safety and procedures:
Do not “cut” in the carline. Please be fair and use the line down Atlantic (and remind grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who may not get this email, but do drop off or pick up students) both before and after school. Also, please do not cause an unsafe traffic jam on Kathleen!
At the end of the day, please pull forward to the front of the car line and then have your child enter your vehicle from the curb to keep the line moving efficiently. Do not leave large gaps between your car and the car in front of you. Note: If you have to get out of your car in the car line for any reason (a few are buckling children in themselves or bringing their children around to the other side of the car), we request you park in the lot or teach your child to enter the vehicle curbside and buckle him/herself to keep the line moving quickly.
Many of your are parking on Atlantic or in the cul de sac across from Ramsey. This is becoming an issue as it is slowing down the carline substantially to let people cross and keeping the carline moving quickly is our top priority. Mrs. Kubista is crossing only the students that are walking home, not students who are meeting their parents across the street. If you choose to park and retrieve your child(ren), we encourage you to please park in a lot and not on Atlantic so that we can keep the carline moving quickly.
While waiting in the carline, please be mindful of the driveways and do not block them so residents can leave if needed. Also, please be respectful of our neighbors and do not litter or walk in their yards.
If you pull into a parking lot on school grounds and there aren’t spots available, please leave the lot and enter the car line or find another spot to park. Cars are still parking illegally behind other cars and creating their own parking spaces.
We have an exciting week coming up. Ramsey’s Halloween Parade will start next Friday, 10/28, for all students at 9:15 a.m. (note: PM kindergarteners will have their own mini parade at 1:00 p.m.). We ask children come to school with their costumes over their Ramsey uniforms; after the parade and class parties, students will take off their costumes and have as regular a rest of the day as is possible. Parents are welcome to watch the parade from classrooms, the old and new foyers, or the north library railing. Please remember children should avoid blood, gore, and weapons in costumes for the school setting. Thank you! We look forward to seeing the students and staff all dressed up for the holiday.
The PTO is looking for someone to take over the Santa Shop in the upcoming years. The new chairperson will need to be trained by the current chair this year! Please contact a member of the Ramsey PTO through firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
To close, we thank our bus drivers this week who transport many of our most precious cargo to and from school each day. It is a tough job, and we appreciate their attention to safety and care each day.
Crystal Kubista, Principal
Aaron Drake, Assistant Principal
P.S. With colder weather approaching, please be sure your student has a jacket for the chillier mornings outside. If you have coats you wish to donate, we do have a Coats 4 Kids collection box in our Ramsey foyer through Oct. 31st. Thank you to the folks who have donated already!