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Nov 23, 2012
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Education Update

Education Update

Ravenswood School Earns High Marks. Just as students receive report cards, so do CPS schools. New school progress reports for all CPS schools were released last week, measuring student growth, student performance and other important metrics. Ravenswood School (at Montrose and Paulina) posted the highest student growth scores in the Ravenswood Ridge Network, which is comprised of 41 CPS elementary schools in this part of the city including Bell, Coonley, Blaine, Nettelhorst, Audubon and Burley. Student Growth is important because it measures student progress from the beginning of the school year to the end, and gauges advancement made by students at all performance levels. Educators are placing just as much importance on student growth as they are on student performance.


Ravenswood School achieved an overall Level 1 rating, which is the highest rating available. To link to Ravenswood School’s full progress report and a letter from Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of CPS, click here. To find progress reports for other schools, click here.

Nov 9, 2012
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Japanese American Service Committee News



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In This E-blast
Holiday Delight
Become a Bone Marrow Donor
JASC Board Member Laura Kina
November Baby Boomer Series
Oshogatsu Ryori Cooking Class
Viking Hall Reunion Dance DVD
Veteran’s Benefit Seminar
Asian American Jazz Festival
Taiko Legacy 9
Tsukasa Taiko FREE Shows
Upcoming JASC Classes & Events

Upcoming Events
Mondays, 11/5 & 11/19 and 12/3 & 12/17
1 – 2 pm
Ikebana Class
4427 N. Clark St.
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11/5/12 – 1/14/13

Japanese Language Beginner’s Class  
4427 N. Clark St.
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Saturday, 11/1010 am – 4 pmHoliday Delight4427 N. Clark St.Tuesday, 11/13 & Thursday, 11/15AARP Driver Safety Program4427 N. Clark St.Sign UpWednesday, 11/147 pmNovember Baby Boomer Series:Are You Happy?4427 N. Clark St.Sign UpSaturday, 11/1710 am – 12:30 pmOshogatsu Ryori
(New Year’s) Cooking Class
4427 N. Clark St.Sign UpWednesday, 11/285:30 pmVeteran’s Benefit SeminarThe Kenwood of Lakeview3121 N. Sheridan Rd.Sign UpWednesday, 11/286:30 – 8 pmOrigami Beginner’s Class4427 N. Clark St.Sign UpFriday, 11/302 pmBallroom Dancing4427 N. Clark St.Sign Up

Japanese American Service Committee News

JASC’s Holiday Delight

DON’T FORGET! Holiday Delight is early – Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 10 am til 4 pm. Get a head start on holiday gift shopping. Lots of vendors will be here: Craft Ladies from the Washington, DC JACL, Planet Obi, Kimono Designs from Springfield, MO, Happy Shirts from LA, Barbara Kato & JoAnne Colbert, Kaneoda Antiques, Auntie Jo’s Yummies, Pin One On, Paper by Judy, Chiye Higashide, Tsukasa Taiko, Fujima Ryu of Chicago, and more!
Food favorites will be available for lunch and take-home – Sushi, Chirashi, Beef Teriyaki, Teriburgers, Gyoza from Kamehachi, Musubi, Shoyu Weenies and sweets from community’s best bakers!
Performances will be offered by Tsukasa Taiko and Fujima Ryu of Chicago. Dean Sakurai will provide holiday music. And Santa will make an early appearance!
So come! Bring the kids, family and friends.
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012
WHERE: JASC, 4427 N. Clark Street
TIME: 10 am til 4 pm
PARKING: Additional FREE parking available at the Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, 1713 W. Sunnyside (just west of Ashland)

Upcoming Events

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    June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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