Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Upcoming Events
Sep 28th – AAP Parent Information Night – Cafeteria 5:30 pm
Sep 30th – Wear Green to School to Promote Recycling Efforts
Oct 3rd – PTA General Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Oct 5th – No School – Yom Kippur
Oct 10th – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Oct 13th – LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night at LBSS Field Hockey Game (also Senior Night)
Oct 28th – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:20 pm
Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
Nov 1st – 2nd – Religious & Cultural Observation, Dia de los Muertos
Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day
Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day
Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar
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Message from the Principal
We will be hosting the Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Informational Meeting tonight in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. Andrea Trumbull, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will not be able to facilitate the meeting due to a family emergency. Mary Keane, AART at King’s Park ES will be leading the meeting. Ms. Keane is very knowledgeable about school-base services and Level IV identification process. She knows all about Keene Mill ES (Level IV) and Lake Braddock Secondary School. We know that Ms. Keane will be an excellent source of information.
Advanced Academics (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting
A parent information meeting will be held at Ravensworth on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The AART will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. Questions can be directed to Andrea Trumbull, AART, at [email protected].
Wear Green for Recycling on Friday, September 30th
Ravensworth will be recycling classroom paper in blue classroom recycling bins. Students will take the classroom recycling bins to Mr. Austin. Mr. Austin will then place an earth icon on the “Stack the Earths” board. Those classes that participate in the “Stack the Earths” game will receive some recognition or a small reward when the earths reach the dotted line on the board. We will also recycle cafeteria trays in the blue cafeteria trash cans.
Join us to celebrate recycling by wearing green on Friday, September 30th!
How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages
You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.
FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
September is Attendance Awareness Month
When Should My Child Stay Home?
Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.
Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify Shahenil Grealish, Public Health Nurse at 703-426-3610, so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!
¿Cuándo debe quedarse mi hijo en casa? Ya sea que los estudiantes falten a la escuela por enfermedad como por cualquier otra razón, faltar a la escuela conlleva una pérdida de aprendizaje. Ayude a su hijo a tener éxito animándole a faltar el menor número de días posible. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo se quede en casa si está enfermo. ¿Cuándo debe su hijo quedarse en casa? Visite nuestra página web para obtener ideas útiles sobre las ausencias y sobre cómo colaborar con su hijo y con el colegio. Si su hijo tiene una enfermedad crónica, asegúrese de notificar a Shahenil Grealish, Enfermera de Salud Pública al 703-426-3610 para que se le pueda proporcionar asistencia si la necesita. Mantenga una línea de comunicación abierta con la enfermera de salud pública de su escuela, y llame a la escuela tan pronto como sepa que su hijo va a estar ausente e informe al personal de la escuela por qué y por cuánto tiempo. ¡Asista hoy, logre mañana!
LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night (also Senior Night)
Where: at LBSS Field Hockey Game
When: Thursday, October 13th, arrive by 7:00 PM to hear your school be called.
Games starts at 7:30 PM
Wear your school Spirit Wear.
More details on tickets are coming.
FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.
Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]
Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de Tutor.com sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services. Los estudiantes pueden acceder a Tutor.com a través de un enlace en Schoology. Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a [email protected].
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications
For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.
Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application is available and accessible via the FCPS homepage.
Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers.
Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.
Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources
At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.
Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.
Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you can set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!
If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, please call 571-423-3000 for information. FCPS is offering weekly virtual information sessions on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.
Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork and citizenship often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources to further group goals and help toward the greater good.PTA A Message from our PTA
Ravensworth ES PTA is pleased to announce the use of Memberhub. Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.
To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
There are two membership options.
Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*
Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*
*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction
Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub.
Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!
The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.
The 25 spaces available for Mah'ki were filled in less than 1 day! PTA is working with Mah'ki to bring this opportunity again in Feb 2023 and late April 2023. Mah'ki is working to train additional instructors in hopes to allow for an increase in the number of student participants for the next sessions. We are grateful for the interest & thank you for your support. We do need (2) PTA/parent volunteers to assist with the check in & check out at each class to help keep this program sustainable. Register on the link below:
Thursdays, Oct 13 - Nov 17
3:25 - 4:25 pm
In the Gym
*All Teachers & Staff and Parents of registered students are welcome to drop in & join the FREE Fun any Thursday!Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!
Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!
Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop
Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support. Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app! It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers. It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.
Follow Ravensworth on Social Media
Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES