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Please keep in mind that students will wait outside in the morning before school and will go outside for recess when the temperature is above 40 degrees. Please dress your child in layers! *****The next LSC meeting will be held on  April 22nd  at 5:30pm *****Progress reports were distributed on March 13th. Please ask your child to share the report  with you. If you are having difficulty logging in to the Parent Portal to check your child's grades, please come to the Main Office. We can assist you!*****If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact the Main Office.*****

Welcome to our School!

Our mission is to provide an educational experience that prepares all students to be critical thinkers and college and career ready by focusing our efforts on increasing achievement in literacy through a rigorous balance of focused instruction driven by the common core standards, the arts, and health and nutrition education.
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Who is Irma C. Ruiz?

School Highlights

Read About Some of Our Very Own Teachers!
Coming Home: Ruiz Alumni Return as Teachers
Click Here For a Picture of Our Parents Helping in Our Garden!
The Ruiz School Wellness Team and the Healthy Schools Campaign Celebrates Healthy Food Choices and Cultural Recipes at Ruiz School
Celebrating Healthy Food Choices and Cultural Recipes at Ruiz School the preparation of delicious healthy dishes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
This is how Learning Gardens grow!
This article appeared on the front page of FOOD Section in Award-Winning Newspaper: The Washington Post
See what some of our amazing students are doing!
Six CPS Schools Receive Learning Gardens to Encourage Healthy Food Education!
Irma C.Ruiz Elementary is one of the featured schools!
Chicago Public Schools Honored at White House Reception For Participation in First Lady’s Wellness Campaign
Irma C. Ruiz Elementary was one of fourteen Chicago Public Schools (CPS) schools honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the White House today for their commitment to health and wellness amongst their students. They joined schools from across the nation for their participation in the HealthierUS Schools Challenge, one component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign that aims to raise awareness around issues such as physical activity and nutrition.
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Alumni News

Read About Some of Our Very Own Teachers!
Coming Home: Ruiz Alumni Return as Teachers
Judy Idrovo shares her thoughts from the University of Michigan...
Who: Judy Idrovo
What: Irma C. Ruiz Alumnus, Class of 2006
Where: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Undergraduate
Student & Resident Advisor (University of Michigan Housing)
Women's Studies & Pre-Medicine Major
Ruiz Alumni Studies Abroad in Egypt!
Nancy Garcia, Class of 2010 and Daniel Murphy Scholarship Recipient studied abroad in Egypt this summer! Nancy is seen here visiting the pyramids...
Ruiz Alumni are ACHIEVING! Share your news with us!
Who: Hazel Ruiz
When: Ruiz Class of 2001
What: I currently work for Covance Pharmaceuticals, a global CRU.
I work in the Mammalian Toxicology QA (Quality Assurance)
Where: I live in Madison, WI.
How: Bucknell University Graduate - Bachelor of Science in Biology (2009).
And: Have visited Ireland, France and the United Kingdom
Newspaper article regarding the DC Public School by Elisa Manrique Class of 2006
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