RAVENS' NEST 09/28/2022

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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 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

Message from the Principal

 

Dear Families,

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. 

 

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

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).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

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!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

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¿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!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

 

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.

 

Tutor.com

 

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]

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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.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

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.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

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.

 

Positivity Project

 

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.

 

MAH’KI Update

 

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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4bacab23a20-mahki3

MAH'KI

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

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RAVENS' NEST 09/21/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 23rd – Lake Braddock Homecoming Parade 4:45 – 5:15 pm

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Sep 28th – AAP Parent Information Night – Cafeteria 5:30 pm

Oct 5th – No School – Yom Kippur

Oct 10th – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

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].

 

  Rosh Hashanah (Student Holiday/Professional Work Day)

 

Monday, September 26th , is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

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).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

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!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

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¿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, Public Health Nurse at 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!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

 

Tutor.com

 

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]

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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 will be available later this summer 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.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

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.

 

Lake Braddock Homecoming Parade!

 

  Staffing Opportunities

 

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.

 

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. 

 

MAH’KI’ is Back - Registration is open!

 

PTA is super excited to bring back MAH'KI as a FREE after school program for students in 1st -6th grade for 6 weeks this fall!  Join our Awesome Instructor to Ignite & Amplify Your Energy to High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement!  Bring a full water bottle & Dress to MOVE!  Limited to 25 students. PTA is looking to offer this free 6 week program again in the winter and/or spring as well. 

MAH'KI

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! 

*Parents-due to limited space, please ensure your student wants to participate prior to registering each student. Registration link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a8a929a6fdc16-mahki

*Two (2) PTA/Parent volunteers are required at each session. Volunteer here: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4bacab23a20-mahki3

 

  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

5411 Nutting Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Phone: 703.426.3600   |  Attendance: 703.426.3636 | WebTwitter

RAVENS' NEST 09/14/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, (2 sessions, 6:00 and 6:50 pm)

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

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).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

 

Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

Back to School Family Literacy Night- September 15th

 

We are looking forward to hosting our first in-person Back to School Family Literacy Night.  Families will go to their child’s morning teacher’s classroom where they will learn and practice skills to support their child’s literacy development.  Rotation one will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 6:40 pm.  Rotation two will begin at 6:50 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Families who are unable to attend can access the materials and information on Schoology after September 21st.  We hope to see you there.

 

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].

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

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 will be available later this summer 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.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

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 that we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS ParentVUE account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

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. 

 

MAH’KI’ is Back!!

PTA is super excited to bring back MAH'KI as a FREE after-school program for students in 1st – 6th grade for 6 weeks this fall!  Join our Awesome Instructor to Ignite & Amplify Your Energy to High Vibin’ Music, Dance & Movement!  Bring a full water bottle & Dress to MOVE!  Watch for registration to open on Wed, Sept 21st.   Limited to 25 students.  *Parents – due to limited space, please ensure your student wants to participate prior to registering each student.

MAH'KI

Thursdays, Oct 13th – Nov 17th

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 14th – School Individual Picture Day

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

Safety Drills During the School Year

 

Every school in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan in place. Keeping students and staff safe is a priority. We practice a number of safety drills throughout the school year, including lockdown drills which helps us know what to do if there is a potentially violent intruder inside the school or on school property.

Today, our school conducted a lockdown drill and teachers talked to students to prepare them for the drill. As a part of our safety training, we also show students a video regarding lockdown drills so students would know what a lockdown looks like in the school.

I am very proud of our students today. They listened to directions and the drill was conducted in a calm and orderly fashion. Our students did a great job, and I encourage you to discuss the drill with them.  Additional guidance on discussions with your child about lockdown drills can be found in the Parent/Guardian tip letter, as well as on the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page.

Our emergency preparedness plans have been developed in coordination with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security, local law enforcement, emergency management officials, and FCPS mental health professionals. The plans are regularly reviewed and updated and include procedures on how to respond to critical incidents such as fires, tornadoes, and other events. Students and staff regularly practice safety drills.

I will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at our school. If you have questions, please call or contact the school office.  I appreciate your continued support in these matters.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Patriot Day

Let’s all wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday, September 11th.

Connect on social media!

🔗 Post pictures of your family in red, white, and blue on Facebook and tag our school Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary).

🔗 Feel free to tweet photos of you and your family in red, white, and blue. Tag @RavensworthES and use the hashtag #RavensWorth to connect with other Ravensworth families on Twitter.

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!

https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

and

#RavensWorth

 

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 14th

You should have received a Lifetouch picture order form in your child’s Wednesday folder last week.  Please order your photos online or by completing the form and returning to school before September 14th. 

In the past, Lifetouch provided combs and baby wipes for students to use prior to taking their picture.  Unfortunately, Lifetouch will not be providing these items this year.  If you would like to send a small comb with them to school that day, we will have volunteer parents there to help your child look their best.  Please remind your child not to share combs with other children.

 

Back to School Family Literacy Night

 

We are looking forward to hosting our first in-person Back to School Family Literacy Night.  Families and their child(ren) will go to several 10- 15 minute sessions to learn about ways they can support their child’s literacy skill development.  Rotation one will begin at 6:00 PM and Rotation two will begin at 6:50 PM. Families who are unable to attend can access the materials and information on Schoology after September 21st.  We hope to see you there.

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing or standing in the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.  

 

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

 

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].

  COVID Diagnostic Testing

 

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

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 will be available later this summer 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.

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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.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS   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 Back to School Bash and Movie Night

 

Ravensworth PTA presents their Back to School Bash and Movie Night on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 pm.  Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream will be available for sale.  Please bring your own filled water bottles for movie night.  Bring something comfortable to sit on to watch the movie, “Minions:  Rise of Gru”.  This will be on the playground blacktop.  Outdoor movie fun for all ages!

 

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

.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 31st – PTA General Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, cafeteria

Sep 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 14th – School Individual Picture Day

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

  Labor Day (Holiday)

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Feria por el Dia del Trabojo (Feriado) El viernes, 2 de septiembre, y el lunes, 5 de septiembre, son días festivos del Día del Trabajo para todos los empleados y estudiantes de FCPS. Esperamos que todos tomen el fin de semana largo para celebrar un comienzo fuerte del año escolar y disfrutar tiempo con familia y amigos. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar 2022-23.

  ONE DAY LEFT to sign-up for Band and Strings!

Greetings Ravens!  Only one day left to sign-up for Band or Strings! If you haven’t already signed up, please do so by September 1st. CLICK HERE to access the Band and Strings sign-up form.

As always, feel free to reach out to Dr. Mincer or Mr. J with any questions you have about Band or Strings. 

[email protected]

[email protected]

  Arrival and Dismissal

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.  

  Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill.

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

  COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

  Text Messages for Parents

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 14th

You should receive a Lifetouch picture order form in your child’s Wednesday folder today.  Please order your photos before September 14th. 

In the past, Lifetouch provided combs and baby wipes for students to use prior to taking their picture.  Unfortunately, Lifetouch will not be providing these items this year.  If you would like to send a small comb with them to school that day, we will have volunteer parents there to help your child look their best.  Please remind your child not to share combs with other children.

  Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

 

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 will be available later this summer 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.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

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.

 

Staffing Opportunities

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS

 

PTA Ravensworth ES PTA General Meeting

Ravensworth PTA will hold its first General Meeting Wednesday, August 31st from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Please join us!

 

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 Back to School Bash and Movie Night

Ravensworth PTA presents their Back to School Bash and Movie Night on Friday, Sep 9th at 7:00 pm.  Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream will be available for sale.  Please Bring your own filled water bottles for movie night.  Bring something comfortable to sit on to watch the movie, “Minions:  Rise of Gru”.  This will be on the playground blacktop.  Outdoor movie fun for all ages!

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug 29th – Superintendent Community Conversation, Lake Braddock SS, 6:30 – 7:30 pm see information below

Aug 31st – PTA General Meeting, 7:00 -8:00 pm cafeteria

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

First Week is a Success!

 

So many friends have reconnected and new friendships have begun! At Ravensworth ES each morning all students start their day with a Morning Meeting.  This is a opportunity for students to get to know their classmates and teacher as well as prepare for the day ahead. 

Each week you can anticipate an email from your child's teacher with classroom updates and information about current learning. Staying connected is important and we value your partnership!

 

Superintendent Community Conversation

 

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Lake Braddock Secondary School on August 29, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please Register Here [SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.

 

COVID Updates  

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review the Health and Safety Guidance on the FCPS website.

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

 

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights. Please look for an email that you should have received August 18 in which FCPS shared the Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. If you have children at different grade levels, please read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

 

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established.

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Area 2 Transportation Office at 703-446-2050.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

 

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 will be available later this summer 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.

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Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

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.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS   WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS ParentVUE account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA News  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 and become part of the student directory 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. 

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for our Open House/Meet the Teacher event.  We will welcome our Kindergarten students and their families from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Our Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation will be from 3:00-4:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Grades 1-6 Open House will be at the following times: Last names A-K from 4:00-4:45 PM and Last names L-Z from 4:45-5:30 PM.  Come meet your teacher and drop off any classroom supplies at this time.  Our PTA will also be there selling Ravensworth Spirit Wear.

The first day of school is Monday, August 22nd. Our bell schedule is 8:35 AM – 3:20 PM. Any student arriving after 8:35 AM must be walked into the main office by an adult (we want to make sure they are not marked absent and that they get to class safely).  If need be, parents can walk their child to the door of the classroom on the first day.  If you need to talk to the teacher, please plan to do so at another time – they will be busy greeting students!  Similar to last year, we will be opening our doors to students at 8:20 AM.  If your child plans to eat breakfast at school, they will enter the building, purchase a breakfast, and eat in the cafeteria.

We can’t wait to begin our new year together!

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  Registration

 

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [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 will be available later this summer 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.

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Immunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (deadline August 28th/click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected].

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

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.

 

School Supply Lists

 

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found at https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists.  Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Food and Nutrition Services Career Opportunities

 

  WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for the 2022-2023 school year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! Families who put their order in this week may see a delivery delay.

Additionally, the more kits that are ordered, the more credits our teachers receive - with the credits we earned on the kits this year, we were able to provide pencils, markers, white boards, erasers, cleaning supplies and more to ALL grade levels! 

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug 17th – You should hear about your child’s classroom placement by this date

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

 

Registration

 

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [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 will be available later this summer 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.

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Immunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (deadline August 28th / click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected]

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

School Supply Lists

 

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found at: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists.  Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Food and Nutrition Services Career Opportunities

 

  WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for the 2022-2023 school year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! Families who put their order this week may see a delivery delay.

Additionally, the more kits that are ordered, the more credits our teachers receive - with the credits we earned on the kits this year, we were able to provide pencils, markers, white boards, erasers, cleaning supplies and more to ALL grade levels! 

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

 

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

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Dear Families,

The link to the Ravensworth Grade Level Supply Lists was listed incorrectly in the Friday, July 29th Ravens’ Nest.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Please use this link to view the supply lists https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists

As a reminder, this upcoming weekend, August 5-7, is Virginia’s sales tax holiday. School supplies are eligible for tax free purchases.  See this link for more information https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug 2nd – Grades K,1, & 2 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 4th – Grades 3 & 4 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 9th – Grades 5 & 6 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 17th – You should hear about your child’s classroom placement by this date

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

 

A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Families,

As you will have seen from the superintendent's community message, FCPS is committed to ensuring that we will have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school.

I want to assure you that at Ravensworth ES, we are fully staffed as we head into the school year.

We look forward to welcoming your child . We will send a final update on or around August 15.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Registration

 

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [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 will be available later this summer 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.

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Immunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected]

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

School Supply Lists

 

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found here. Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for next year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! 

Additionally, the more kits that are ordered, the more credits our teachers receive - with the credits we earned on the kits this year, we were able to provide pencils, markers, white boards, erasers, cleaning supplies and more to ALL grade levels! 

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

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  Upcoming Events

July 25th – Kindergarten Playdate 12:15 – 1:00 pm, Playground

Aug 2nd – Grades K,1, & 2 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 4th – Grades 3 & 4 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 9th – Grades 5 & 6 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 17th – You should hear about your child’s classroom placement by this date

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

  Registration

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [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 will be available later this summer 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.

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Immunizations

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected]

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that your emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

 

School Supply Lists

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found Supply Lists | Ravensworth Elementary School (fcps.edu). Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.  If your family needs assistance with school supplies this year please email Principal Aspuria [email protected] 

 

Staffing Opportunities

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

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 are able to 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, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • July 27
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for next year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! 

Additionally, the more kits that are ordered, the more credits our teachers receive - with the credits we earned on the kits this year, we were able to provide pencils, markers, white boards, erasers, cleaning supplies and more to ALL grade levels! 

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

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Upcoming Events

 

July 25th – Kindergarten Playdate 12:15 – 1:00 pm, Playground

Aug 2nd – Grades 1 & 2 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 4th – Grades 3 & 4 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 9th – Grades 5 & 6 – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Aug 15th - 19th – Ravensworth Staff Returns

Aug 17th – You should hear about your child(s) classroom placement

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

 

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Free and reduced-priced meal applications

 

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.  Therefore, families who are interested, must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch 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 can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/frm

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 by completing Section 4 of the application or the Consent to Share Information form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers.

 

Inmunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected]

 

Preview Your Child’s Spring 2022 SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE (returning parents of rising 4th – 6th graders)

 

You can view your child’s SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History,  login into SIS ParentVUE using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE

  We are Hiring Student Monitors!

 

Do you or someone you know want to support our students and school?  We are hiring several hourly student monitors for the 2022- 2023 school year.  These staff members provide supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; help maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and noninstructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and works with individual and small groups of students.  The qualifications for this position are listed below.  Please email Erika Aspuria at [email protected] if you are interested in this position.  We hope you will consider being part of our Ravensworth Team!

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

  PTA News    PTA Campus Survival Kits – Order by today, July 15th!

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for next year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth .

The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022- no shopping required! 

Additionally, the more kits that are ordered, the more credits our teachers receive - with the credits we earned on the kits this year, we were able to provide pencils, markers, white boards, erasers, cleaning supplies and more to ALL grade levels! 

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits by July 15th

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