Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December 2011

Wednesday, November 30 @ lunch at Gonet Gateway - THE TEE SHIRTS are here!  Bring a snack to share and pick up your new frocket tee!

Thursday, December 1 - Teddy Bear Ball Decorating - meet in Rhonda's Cafe after school to leave by 3:40 for Durham.  We'll decorate and be back by 7 or 7:15.  Sign up on the Key Club Bulletin Board or email tgordon@ravenscroft.org or cbrowning@ravenscroft.org

Thursday and Friday, December 8-9 - Stop by Ms. Smith's office to move Project Guardian Angel gifts from classrooms to be ready for delivery!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 2011

Nov. 1-17th - CanStruction and Collecting Cans for Wake Relief - keep bringing them in and help during Study Halls in Fine Arts Gallery and Lower School Lobby.

Nov. 3 - Swimathon for Duke Children's Hospital - spots available to swim at 10 AM or 11:15, fill out a form to get donors to sponsor you for each lap!  See photos here!  If you don't swim or can't come, bring snacks on Wednesday to the main office and label them, salty and sweet food needed.  And Powerade/Water!

Nov. 3 - Conference Keepers - in LS Seminar Room 8 AM -3 PM - see Savannah savannahmiller@ravenscroft.org - spots full

Nov. 5 - Miracle League Baseball - Meet in Cary at the field - 3-6 PM - bring forms and get directions here.  See Ben Suh and Leslie Pratt.

Nov. 7-10th – Book Fair in Richards Hall – volunteers needed to help kids pick out books and straighten stacks from 3-5 PM.  Email Lauren or Corinne lgrady@ravenscroft.org, corinnemay@ravenscroft.org

Nov. 17th - Deliver Cans to Wake Relief 3:10-5:30 - we especially need drivers to fill their cars.  Or, younger students willing to load can ride and need to be picked up afterwards at Mellow Mushroom at the corner of Glenwood and Peace at 6:30.  Bring pizza money!  See margaretedwards@ravenscroft.org

Nov. 19th - Make-A-Wish Dance - 7-9 PM in MS Gym, info here, and see Angelika to help - anbarth@ravenscroft.org

Dec. 1 - Teddy Bear Ball at Durham Marriott - 3:30-7 PM - taking a minibus.  See Caroline cbrowning@ravenscroft.org and Taylor tgordon@ravenscroft.org.  Bring Pizza Money.

Tutoring in Lower School - 3:45-6 PM @ 5th grade center. Just show up and ask for Extended Day, email Alicia - arichards@ravenscroft.org with questions.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make-A-Wish Dance

Ravenscroft Families, please join us for our 

Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance
with Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Main Arena - Finley Center Gym note location change!
7pm to 9pm

Refreshments provided
Formal Attire
Admission: $25. per couple
$10. per additional attendee
Free Photo Included
RSVP to anbarth@ravenscroft.org -
bring check made out to "Make-A-Wish Foundation" upon arrival

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with
life-threatening illnesses. When I was in Mrs. Simpson’s
fourth grade class I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s
Lymphoma Cancer. As a former Make-A-Wish recipient
and active volunteer, my goal is to raise $6,000.00 (the
average cost of a Wish) for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Thanks for your Support,
Angelika Barth
Class of 2012
Key Club Lt. Governor

Monday, October 17, 2011


Can-Struction for Wake Relief!

In 2010, with an estimated 919,938 people in Wake County, over 84, 634 (9.2%) were considered to be under the poverty level. As unemployment rates rise, this number can only be going up. Wake Relief is a food pantry at St. Savior’s Center in downtown Raleigh who counts on us to bring cans to stock their pantry for the holidays.

This year, Key Club, along with Ms. Cardillo’s Art Ideas and Art Foundations classes will be working together to construct larger-than-life-sized sculptures out of the cans we collect for this year’s food drive. We’re continuing a nationwide effort to raise awareness for hunger by making art out of cans.

We’re starting this week to collect specific cans to build our dream sculptures and we will have our usual advisory competition. The color-coded cans needed to make our sculptures will be worth more points in the competition. Together, let’s help feed Wake County for Thanksgiving!

Cans for 5 points:
15 oz. Libby's Mandarin Oranges, or other
Fruit in
golden can

28 oz. Bush's Baked Beans - Honey flavored, in orange can

5 oz. Bumble Bee Tuna
white can

The brands are important to be able to stack cans, BUT, if there is a store brand that is the same dominant color and exact size, you could substitute.

All cans are welcome! Cans for the art are due on Thursday, October 27th, to Richards Hall and the required cans get 5 points until that day. Other cans will be collected between Oct. 27-Nov. 17th in Rhonda’s Cafe and advisories can get 1 point for those cans. For the competition, please count your total advisory cans, and email totals to margaretedwards @ravenscroft.org by Nov. 17 so your advisory can win a free pizza lunch, one per grade!

We’re saving our can-struction design for the opening in the gallery, but here are a few examples of structures we like, to get you excited!



Printable flier here!  

Monday Oct 17-Announcement to begin can Drive and introduce Canstruction
Wed. Oct. 19 – morning meeting - Advisories discuss cans and/or money collection
Thurs Oct 20th- Advisory Lunch - collect cans/money to support drive
Monday Oct. 24th Announcement last week for the drive
Oct. 27th – all Can-Struct ART cans delivered to Richards hall by 3:45.   9:35 and Advisory lunch for Fr/Soph will be times to get together and deliver.  Advisors email points to Margaret Edwards margaretedwards@ravenscroft.org

After this date, other cans will go to a box in Rhonda's cafe at the back wall. 

Friday Oct. 28 KEY CLUB SORTS Cans  for sculptures 
Oct. 17-20 – Art Classes designing and planning, with build-leaders for each section

Monday, Oct. 31  Deliver cans to Art Gallery for 1st Sculpture  Art Class Period 1+2
Deliver cans to Lower School for 2nd Sculpture Art class Period 7
Deliver cans to Rhondas For 3rd Sculpture Art Class Period 8
Key Club helps delivery when they can

Tuesday Nov. 1 CANSTRUCT-Gallery ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club
Wednesday Nov. 2 CANSTRUCT-Gallery ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club
Thursday Nov. 3 - Teacher Workday - but could have volunteers come in to CANSTRUCT in Gallery  ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club
Friday Nov. 4th 
Begin CANSTRUCT at Lower School Lobby ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club

Monday Nov. 7th  CANSTRUCT at Lower School Lobby ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club
Tuesday Nov. 8th CANSTRUCT Lower School ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club

If Time and Cans:

Wednesday Nov. 9th Begin CANSTRUCTION at Rhondas ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club
Thursday Nov. 10th CANTRUCTION at Rhiondas ALL ART CLASSES + Key Club

Friday Nov. 11th 3 CANSTRUCTIONS COMPLETE AND ON VIEW (Morning Announcement)

Monday Nov. 14-On View
Tuesday Nov. 15th-On View

Wednesday Nov. 16th Sculptures down FIRST TRIP to Wake Relief for Delivery
Thursday Nov. 17 Sculptures down SECOND Trip to Wake Relief for Delivery

Friday Nov. 18th PROJECT COMPLETE - Wake Relief Distributes food!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Events

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Fall Roundup - 3-8 PM Sign in for your shift at the Information Booth on the Softball Field  Email Sarah spupa@ravenscroft.org to see if there are spots available.

Saturday, Oct. 2 - Carolinas District of Key Club @ Fall Rally at Carowinds- Details HERE!

Friday, Oct. 7 - Wake Relief Can-Struction pre-planning begins!   http://prezi.com/lydoxd7jpfmk/canstruction-ravenscroft/

Sunday, Oct. 9 - Walk for Hope @ Angus Barn.  Walk with us by registering at http://www.walkforhope.com/  and under "join a team,"  choose RAVENS!  See Lexy lbader@ravenscroft.org and Morgan mstafford@ravenscroft.org for details.  Ms. Smith will Chaperone.

Friday, Oct. 14th - Homecoming at Ravenscroft!  Spirit and Water Sales at Varsity Football Game - email Eryn @ emurphy@ravenscroft.org

October 17th - Wake Relief CanStruction announcement!  We'll collect cans and money for cans starting October 18th and build art out of the cans that will be donated to Wake Relief on November 17th!  See Sydney sbullock@ravenscroft.org or our Prezi @ http://prezi.com/lydoxd7jpfmk/canstruction-ravenscroft/

Saturday, October 29 - JDRF Walk -   Walk with the DTeam to raise money for curing Juvenile Diabetes.   Join the team by Wed., Oct. 12.  See Virginia - vdouglas@ravenscroft.org  

Join our Team
1. www.jdrf.org
2. Click on Donate to a walker!
3. Fill out information where it says Donate To A Walker
3. Click on Virginia Douglas
4. Click on Join My Team
5. Fill out information

We'll have do facepainting and monitor the bouncy house after the walk.  For details on the Kids Korner, see Chris cbonavita@ravenscroft.org

Saturday, October 29th - Warmth for Wake - join us chopping and delivering wood.  Details here.

Monday, Oct. 31- Monday, November 7th - Building CanStruction, followed by "opening" of the cans exhibit!

ANYTIME, projects on your own:
Tutoring in Lower School 3:45-6, see Alicia arichards@ravenscroft.org
Miracle League Baseball - Saturdays all day, signup on line at http://miracleleagueofthetriangle.com/  or see Ben bsuh@ravenscroft.org

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gleaning Cancelled

So sorry, the rain has caused us to have to cancel Saturday (9/24) morning's Gleaning. Listen for Elisabeth in Morning Meeting for a make-up date!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Big Week for Service - September 24 - October 2!

Saturday, Sept. 24 - Gleaning for Sweet Potatoes - Meet in US lot at 8 AM - bring this Gleaning  permission slip - Elisabeth eschricker@ravenscroft.org, and chaperones Ms. Moore and Ms. A. Kelly

Wednesday, Sept. 28 -  Lunch Meeting @ Gonet Gateway - announcements for Carowinds @ 12:10 by Jordan, and at 12:15 - training for Blood Drive volunteers by Casey!

Thursday, Sept. 29 - NC Food Bank - Spend 1-4 PM on the teacher workday volunteering - Meet us at the Food Bank, but you must bring this form and read this map. See Rosie rwaring@ravenscroft.org and Sydney sbullock@ravenscroft.org

Friday, Sept. 30 - Red Cross Blood Drive 8 AM-1 PM - FAQ, Weight Guidelines, and permission slips here.  Email Casey to sign up.

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Fall Roundup - 3-8 PM Sign in for your shift at the Information Booth on the Softball Field  Email Sarah spupa@ravenscroft.org to see if there are spots available.

Saturday, Oct. 2 - Carolinas District of Key Club @ Fall Rally at Carowinds- Details HERE!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miracle League Rained Out Today!

Our games were cancelled due to rain and pooling water on the field.  Listen in Morning Meeting and check back here for updates on a make up date!

Friday, September 2, 2011

September Events

For all events, you can signup on the Key Club Bulletin Board or email the project chair for details! Links to forms provided when necessary.

Friday, Sept. 2 - Spirit Sales @ Concession Stand for V Football Game - Eryn - emurphy@ravenscroft.org

Wednesday, Sept. 7 - folding tickets for Fall Roundup at Club Meeting - Gonet Gateway, noon.

Thursday, Sept. 8 - Spirit Sales @ Concession Stand for JV Football Game against NRCA - Eryn - emurphy@ravenscroft.org

Saturday, Sept. 10 - Adopt A Highway - Meet at Starbucks @ Stonehenge at 9 AM - Directions here and bring this permission slip - Chris cbonavita@ravenscroft.org

Thursday, Sept. 12 - Spirit Sales @ Concession Stand for JV Football Game against Cardinal Gibbons - Eryn - emurphy@ravenscroft.org

Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Dues and Carowinds forms and money due to main office box

Saturday, Sept. 17 - Miracle League Baseball - Meet at Adams Elementary @ 3:15 PM - Don't forget  Directions and Permission Slip- Leslie lesliepratt@ravenscroft.org

Sunday, Sept. 18 - JDRF Family Picnic - Meet at Lake Wheeler Park with JDRF families to play kid games - Map here -  Lauren lnorris@ravenscroft.org

Wednesday, Sept. 21 -  Lunch Meeting @ Gonet Gateway - training for Fall Festival and Blood Drive volunteers!

Saturday, Sept. 24 - Gleaning for Sweet Potatoes - Meet in US lot at 8 AM - bring this Gleaning  permission slip - Elisabeth eschricker@ravenscroft.org

Thursday, Sept. 29 - NC Food Bank - Spend part of your teacher workday volunteering - Rosie rwaring@ravenscroft.org

Friday, Sept. 30 - Red Cross Blood Drive - FAQ, Weight Guidelines, and permission slips here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Membership Forms and First Events!

Join us for our first service event, Adopt-A-Highway on Sept. 10th (postponed due to hurricane)! Other details and events are listed on our website, click here for links to forms.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quick Start Tennis Camp to Benefit JDRF

This week at the Ravenscroft Tennis Courts, we'll be hosting our 3rd Annual Tennis Fun for 1 and All. Varsity Tennis Captain, Laura Sale, and her team of volunteers will be coaching 19 kids, ages 7-10. For details see this link. You can also donate online to our D TEAM - our team of volunteers led by Virginia Douglas, promoting events to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes year-around!

Friday, April 29, 2011

May 2011

Fri., May 13 Key Club End of Year Banquet – Celebration of the year, and installation of new officers! In the PA room at lunch! Bring $5 for catered lunch. See Alfre Wimberley, incoming VP of PR.

Sat., May 14 Miracle League Baseball - the Key Club group will go from 3-6 PM. Meet us there or ride the minibus at 2 PM. Sign up on the Key Club bulletin board,14 space available. Get a permission slip there or online at http://www2.ravenscroft.org/upperschool/keyclub/ . Questions, see Allie Withers at 919-810-7052 for details. Also, Ben Suh and Leslie Pratt will be leading next year.

Adopt A Highway - Saturday, May 28. Meet at Starbucks on Creedmoor at 9 AM. Bring this permission form!

Wed., June 1 Red Cross Blood Drive in Richards Hall, 11 AM-4 PM. See Ann Barnett, Casey Tompkins-Rhodes and Alicia Richards.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Need Hours? 2 Ideas for Spring Break Service!

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Students 12 to 17 years of age are welcome to volunteer with a parent/guardian (could be one parent for a few kids) during normal volunteer hours. 18 years of age and older do not need a chaperone. Shift times are Tuesday - Saturday 9am-12pm, 1-4pm and Wednesday evening 6-8pm. Arrive with your permission slip 5 minutes before the shift begins. See these FAQs.

Better Business Bureau - Secure your ID Day - Saturday, April 16th @ Coastal Federal Credit Union @ 1000 St. Albans Drive, near Bahama Breeze on Wake Forest Road. You'll be helping peopole unload there cars and put papers in the BIG SHREDDER!

2 shifts of volunteers will be needed: 7:30am-10:00am/10:00am-12:30pm. Text or call Kiwanis/Key Club Chaperone, Blake Phillips if you think you can come, cell 219-9539. Mrs. Thrash is out of town)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Key Club After Spring Break

Mon. – Friday, April 25-29. Decorating and set up for Special Olympics. This will be before and after school. See Eric Iseley for specific jobs/listen in morning meeting!

Sat., April 30 March for Babies - Decorate strollers and watch bounce houses for kids at the office buildings at 4309 Emperor Boulevard in Research Triangle Park. Volunteers will be needed from 7:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers may request to be scheduled for all or any part of that period. See Alfre Wimberley and Morgan Stafford.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Wed., April 6 One Day without Shoes – (wear flipflops and Toms day). Bring in gently used shoes to donate and old shoes to recycle parts! Also, with a $5 donation, you can get a yogurt from FreshBerries!

Thurs., April 7 Conference Keepers – in the Lower School Seminar Room from 8 AM – 4 PM. Play games with students while their parents are in conferences. Limited spots available, see Lauren Norris/sign up on bulletin board.

Thurs., April 7 Special Olympics Sign Painting – meet at shed below pool from 1 PM – 3 PM. See Eric Iseley.

Sat., April 9 Gleaning – meet at the US Lot to get on the MiniBus at 8 AM. Bring your permission slip found on the bulletin board or www.ravenscroftkeyclub.org We’ll be back by 12:30. See Elisabeth Schricker.


Sat., April 9 Adventure Landing – 10-2 – volunteer and play with Highwoods Kiwanis. See Jordan Jeter.

Monday, February 28, 2011

March 2011 Events!

Elections – March 2nd and 9th - Forms are printed and on the Key Club Bulletin board and on our website!

UNC-TV Festival Fund Raiser
– March 5th from 2:30-7 PM. Bring a photo ID and meet Mr. Kababik in the US lot at 1:55 PM to ride the minibus, or meet us at the UNC-TV station in RTP. Dress in a solid colored Key Club or Ravenscroft shirt, not a NEON one, though. Details here! For details, see Project Chairs Chris Bonavita and Mariel Ziperski! Event is full, but you can get on the waiting list.

Reptiles and Amphibians Day at the Natural Sciences Museum in Downtown Raleigh
- March 12th from 9 AM - 5 PM. Meet on the 4th floor at the Frog Table to help kids get up close with frogs and play some learning games. Here's the Museum's INFO! See Kim Sikkel and Drew Rasberry.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Raleigh
- March 12th at Noon - be there 11 AM - 1 PM - collecting cans for NC Food Bank and throwing candy to the crowd. Here's the Parade INFO! See Caroline Spence for details!

Bowling for Books Sunday, March 13th from 1-4 PM at The Alley at 2512 Hillsborough Street, across from NCSU's DH Hill Library. $15 per person,includes unlimited bowling & shoes.FREE underground parking next to building.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February and March Events

Adopt A Highway – Feb. 5th at 9 AM at the Starbucks on Creedmoor. Listen in morning meeting for weather updates from Chris Bonavita! Get permission slips here.

Warmth for Wake - Feb. 5,19, Mar. 5,19 Meet in US lot @ 8:30 with permission slip found here. See Wilson Day and Spencer Cates.

Carolinas Key Club District Convention – March 25-27th at RTP –Forms are on bulletin board and here. Due Fri., Feb. 11th to get Early Bird Cost – see Faith OBrian

Valentine Candy Grams for Cystic Fibrosis – on sale in the commons from Feb. 7-14, see Esther Urios and Danielle Johnson to sign up to sell and deliver candy to lockers!

UNC-TV Festival Fund Raiser – March 5th from 2:30-7 PM. Answer Phones on TV! Project Chairs Chris Bonavita and Mariel Ziperski! (Same day as St. Baldricks)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Raleigh - March 12th at Noon (be there 11 AM - 1 PM - collecting cans for NC Food Bank. See Caroline Spence and Sarah Heilman for details!

Elections – March 2nd and 9th - Forms are printed and on the Key Club Bulletin board and on our website!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ice Skate for UNICEF

Join us @ RecZone!
912 Hodges Street, past Melting Pot and Trader Joe's on Wake Forest Road
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
2:30-4:30 PM $10 for skates, entry, and scarf!
Email Faith for details: fobrian@ravenscroft.org