Ravens' Nest- July 21, 2021

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Upcoming Events

July 27 – Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Aug 3 – All Grades – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Aug 10 - All Grades – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Aug 19 – Kindergarten Open House, 3:00-4:00 pm

Aug 19 - New Student Orientation for Grades 1-6, 3:30-4:00 pm, cafeteria

Aug 19 - Grades 1-6 Open House, 4:00- 6:00 pm

Aug. 23 – First Day of School

Sept. 3rd & 6th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Plan Ahead – 2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar 

 

 

Open House – Thursday, August 19, 2021

Students are invited to visit the school, meet their classroom teachers, and drop off school supplies. Please plan to wear a mask. 

The Open House schedule will be:

Kindergarten Only 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First – Sixth Grade 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  New Student Orientation

Our school counselors, will host a welcome orientation for new Ravensworth families and students in grades 1 – 6 prior to Open House on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in the cafeteria at 3:30 PM. 

 

Save the Date- Support Ravensworth and Logan

I am Logan Pembleton. I'm working on my Outdoor Classroom Eagle Project with a goal to be completed before the next school year starts. Many of you may have attended Ravensworth Elementary School or have siblings that still go to school there. I would like your help to build a double sided whiteboard, 10 chairs, painting tree stumps for seating, and refurbishing a bench to give the students and teachers a nice place to hold classes outside. 

The Project will be on two days in different locations. Please come to one or both days if you are able. Lunch will be provided.  

August 7th 

10am-2pm

My House: 9016 Fox Lair Dr. Burke VA 22015 

We will be cutting materials and preparing the projects

August 8th 

10am-2pm 

Ravensworth ES: 5411 Nutting Dr. Springfield VA 22151

We will be sanding, painting and assembling the final projects

Rain Date: August 11th, 5-8pm          

Items to bring:

  • Clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • Water (this is a MUST)
  • Work Gloves
  • Face Mask (not required)
  • Work Shoes
  • Safety Glasses (we have a few that we can lend but not many)

I know many of you will be at summer camp the week before my project and I hope you will still have time to help. Any amount of help is appreciated. Family and friends are welcome, remember volunteer hours are available for the time you help out. 

RSVP to me at loganpembleton@gmail.com by August 2nd and please tell me which days you can help.

Thank you,

Logan Pembleton

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

Ravens' Nest- July 7, 2021

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Upcoming Events

July 12- Summer School begins

Aug. 23 – First Day of School

Sept. 3rd & 6th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Plan Ahead – 2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar 

 

Summer School- Begins Monday, July 12th

Families should have received communication confirming their child’s registration via email in June.  Here are some reminders:

Summer Program Dates:  July 12 – 30, 2021_____________

Summer Program Hours:  8:55 am – 12:55 pm__________

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Students will eat in classrooms.

Kiss and Ride students can enter building at Door #3 at 8:50 am.  

Students arriving by bus can enter building at Door #1 at 8:50 am.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  You can reach the Ravensworth office at 703-426-3600 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Wendy Casual

Summer Site Director

 

Updated Mask Guidance for FCPS Summer School – Students and Families

 

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28 through August 6, 2021. This opportunity will be shared simultaneously with parents via News You Choose.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation or leaving a message at 571-423-4276.

 

  Laptop Returns

All students should have returned their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at this time.  Please call 703-426-3600 to arrange to turn in any laptops at this time.

  • ONLY the laptop and power cord need to be returned; bags will not be collected. Students can keep the laptop cases at their homes and use them next year.
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned – DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • Laptop pocket should have student ID card or student ID number & name written on paper for check-in purposes.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program – Registration Now Open!

Each year, we offer MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school as well as any rising 8th graders, new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers and have some fun while getting excited about the upcoming schoolyear.

Jump Start 2021 – The Return To In-Person (A welcome opportunity for all incoming 7th grade and new 8th grade students to meet face-to-face with some of our amazing LBSS staff and socialize with fellow Bruins as we all gear up for the return to in-person schooling for students in Fall 2021.  Facility Tours, Friends, Staff Meet & Greet, Bruin Ambassador Panel, Q&A, and More!

August 9 – August 12, 2021 (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Host Site: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed)

Register Here: https://forms.gle/8YaaZutbUUpn448m8

Questions can be directed to the Middle School After-School Specialist, Jamaal Hines, jlhines@fcps.edu

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please go to this link https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration to request registration.  Submitting this form begins the new student registration process with Ravensworth ES. Our school Student Information Assistant will contact you with the next steps to get your new student enrolled quickly and efficiently.

 

Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

FCPS has announced the bell schedules for schools for the fall. Ravensworth will be returning to our traditional bell schedule. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will be 8:35 AM – 3:20 PM. 

Morning arrival will be from 8:20 AM – 8:35 AM and dismissal will begin at 3:20 PM.

 

PTA News PTA Executive Board Officers 2021-2022

Congratulations to our newly elected Ravensworth ES PTA officers:

Megan Farinholt- President

Amanda Mundy- Secretary

Lane Seleme- Treasurer

Campus Survival Kits are BACK!

Get a head start on the 2021-22 school year by pre-purchasing your child’s school supplies - order online by July 15thCampus Survival Kits Overview

In cooperation with the Ravensworth PTA, Campus Survival Kits has assembled a Kit of all necessary supplies for one low price! Avoid the stores and get all the supplies you need! You’ll receive a complete set of the exact supplies identified by your child’s teacher. All brands, sizes, colors and styles have been designated by your child’s teacher. Your child’s personal supplies will be delivered in a custom Ravensworth Elementary drawstring backpack. Kits will be delivered to the school and will be available in your child’s classroom. The items identified as community supplies (tissues, wipes, etc.) will be delivered directly to your child’s teacher for easy collection and storage. Your child’s personal supplies will be pre-labeled per the specific instructions provided by the teacher (if applicable). AND... Based on the number of students who purchase a Kit, your child’s school will receive FREE refills on select items in January. To order your kit, please visit Ravensworth Elementary School Supply Kits — Campus Survival Kits and Insta-Kits

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

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 06/09/2021

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Upcoming Events

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:30 p.m. (Office closed from 2:00-3:00 pm)

June 11 – SCOOPS Ice Cream Truck- PTA Fundraiser (more information below)

June 14 – Virtual Students to return school laptops, Door 1, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

 

A Message from the Principal

It is so hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived. This school year has been unique and has required flexibility, resiliency and perseverance from students, families and staff. Our families and PTA stepped up to partner with us to ensure our students were as successful as possible. Our students have definitely mastered many new skills this year – their technology skills are certainly far beyond where they would have been in a typical school year. Our teachers have learned a great deal as well and will carry that learning forward to enhance the instruction for all of our students.

We are planning for students to return for five full days of in-person learning in August. However, we are still awaiting information on large events we typically host, such as Back to School Night, New Student Orientation Events and Open House. Once we have additional information, we will share this with our families. The first day of school is Monday, August 23, 2021.

Final report cards will be mailed out next week to all students. Official SOL scores for students who took these assessments in grades 3-6 will be mailed by Virginia Department of Education to families sometime prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year.

We wish you and your family a restful summer break and look forward to seeing our students and families again in August. If your family is departing the Ravensworth community, we hope you will stay in touch. We will continue to take great pride in the accomplishments of our students.  

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Laptop Returns

All students will be required to return their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at the same time.

  • ONLY the laptop and power cord need to be returned; bags will not be collected. Students can keep the laptop cases at their homes and use them next year.
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned – DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • Laptop pocket should have student ID card or student ID number & name written on paper for check-in purposes.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  • Laptop collection from in-person students will be June 9th – 11th at school.

Laptops collection from virtual students will be on June 14th from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.  Please come to Door 1 for drop-off.

 

End of Year Reminder from the Health Room
  • All medications need to be picked up by 1:00 pm on June 11, 2021
  • Only Parents/Guardians may pick up medications
  • Medications not picked up by the designated time will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy
  • Medications can also be picked up prior to June 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

For questions and concerns please call Ravensworth ES School Health Aide, Paula Condit, @ 703-426-3610.

 

Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program – Registration Now Open!

Each year, we offer MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school as well as any rising 8th graders, new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers and have some fun while getting excited about the upcoming schoolyear.

Jump Start 2021 – The Return To In-Person (A welcome opportunity for all incoming 7th grade and new 8th grade students to meet face-to-face with some of our amazing LBSS staff and socialize with fellow Bruins as we all gear up for the return to in-person schooling for students in Fall 2021.  Facility Tours, Friends, Staff Meet & Greet, Bruin Ambassador Panel, Q&A, and More!

August 9 – August 12, 2021 (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Host Site: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed)

Register Here: https://forms.gle/8YaaZutbUUpn448m8

Questions can be directed to the Middle School After-School Specialist, Jamaal Hines, jlhines@fcps.edu

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please go to this link https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration to begin the registration process.  Our registrar, Teresa Dunbar, will be in touch with you.

 

Student Intent Forms for Families NOT Returning to FCPS the 2021-22 School Year

For families NOT returning to a Fairfax County Public School in the fall of 2021, please complete and return the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form ASAP. Forms should be sent to tldunbar1@fcps.edu. You may access the form on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Ravensworth’s Registrar, Teresa Dunbar.

 

  Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

FCPS has announced the bell schedules for schools for the fall. Ravensworth will be returning to our traditional bell schedule. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will be 8:35 AM – 3:20 PM. 

Morning arrival will be from 8:20 AM – 8:35 AM and dismissal will begin at 3:20 PM.

 

PTA News NEW PTA Executive Board Officers

 

Congratulations to our newly elected Ravensworth ES PTA officers Amanda Mundy as Secretary and Lane Seleme as Treasurer.  Megan Farinholt was re-elected as President.  PTA extends our gratitude for your willingness to volunteer & serve in these critical roles for our Ravensworth ES community!   Congratulations & Thank you!

 

PTA extends our appreciation and gratitude to Sarah Archer Beck and Michele Smith for their gracious time & efforts this past year serving on the Executive PTA Board.  Thank you! 

The SCOOPS Truck is Coming!

The SCOOPS truck will be selling prepackaged bars!  10% of the proceeds go to Ravensworth Elementary School PTA.  They will accept cash, credit cards and contactless payments.  The SCOOPS truck will be at the following locations Friday, June 11th:

Lake Braddock Dr. & Point Longstreet Way              4:00 – 5:00 pm

Parliament Dr. & Flint Tavern Pl.                                5:00 – 6:00 pm

In front of Ravensworth Elementary School              6:00 – 7:00 pm

In front of Ravensworth Farm Pool                            7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

  Campus Survival Kits are BACK!

Get a head start on the 2021-22 school year by pre-purchasing your child’s school supplies - order online by July 15thCampus Survival Kits Overview

In cooperation with the Ravensworth PTA, Campus Survival Kits has assembled a Kit of all necessary supplies for one low price! Avoid the stores and get all the supplies you need! You’ll receive a complete set of the exact supplies identified by your child’s teacher. All brands, sizes, colors and styles have been designated by your child’s teacher. Your child’s personal supplies will be delivered in a custom Ravensworth Elementary drawstring backpack. Kits will be delivered to the school and will be available in your child’s classroom. The items identified as community supplies (tissues, wipes, etc.) will be delivered directly to your child’s teacher for easy collection and storage. Your child’s personal supplies will be pre-labeled per the specific instructions provided by the teacher (if applicable). AND... Based on the number of students who purchase a Kit, your child’s school will receive FREE refills on select items in January. To order your kit, please visit Ravensworth Elementary School Supply Kits — Campus Survival Kits and Insta-Kits

 

Outdoor Classroom PTA Committee Needed

PTA is seeking to form an Outdoor Classroom Committee.  RES is receiving a large tent from FCPS for the fall and we'd love to have a white board & tree stumps ready to utilize for our students & teachers at the start of the coming school year!  If you, or your organization or group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.)  are interested in helping to make an outdoor classroom a reality for RES please contact Megan:  president@ravensworthpta.org

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

    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 06/02/2021

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Upcoming Events

June 3 – LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

June 7 – PTA meeting 7:00 pm

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 8 – Yearbook distribution to virtual students, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Kiss & Ride Loop

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:30 p.m.

 

LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night

The LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent once you have registered (below).  Join us at this parent only event to learn about:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

Use this link to register: Parent Night Google Sign-up

 

Laptop Returns

All students will be required to return their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at the same time.

  • ONLY the laptop and power cord need to be returned; bags will not be collected. Students can keep the laptop cases at their homes and use them next year.
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned- DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • Laptop pocket should have student ID card or student ID number & name written on paper for check-in purposes.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  • Laptop collection from in-person students will be June 9-11th at school.

Laptops collection from virtual students will be on June 14th from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.  Please come to door 1 for drop-off.

 

End of Year Reminder from the Health Room
  • All medications need to be picked up by 1 pm on June 11, 2021
  • Only Parents/Guardians may pick up medications
  • Medications not picked up by the designated time will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy
  • Medications can also be picked up prior to June 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

For questions and concerns please call Ravensworth ES School Health Aide, Paula Condit, @ 703-426-3610.

 

Registration Reminder for 2021-2022

The Student Information System (SIS) will close for registration on June 10th.  SIS will reopen and Ravensworth’s Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, will return on July 15th.  Registration will reopen July 15th.  Please go to this link https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration to request registration.  Submitting this form begins the new student registration process with Ravensworth ES. Our school Student Information Assistant will contact you with the next steps to get your new student enrolled quickly and efficiently.

 

ST Math:  Help Children Love Math This Summer:  A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

 

Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program – Registration Now Open!

Each year, we offer MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school as well as any rising 8th graders, new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers and have some fun while getting excited about the upcoming schoolyear.

Jump Start 2021 – The Return To In-Person (A welcome opportunity for all incoming 7th grade and new 8th grade students to meet face-to-face with some of our amazing LBSS staff and socialize with fellow Bruins as we all gear up for the return to in-person schooling for students in Fall 2021.  Facility Tours, Friends, Staff Meet & Greet, Bruin Ambassador Panel, Q&A, and More!

August 9 – August 12, 2021 (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Host Site: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed)

Register Here: https://forms.gle/8YaaZutbUUpn448m8

Questions can be directed to the Middle School After-School Specialist, Jamaal Hines, jlhines@fcps.edu

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Student Intent Forms for Families NOT Returning to FCPS the 2021-22 School Year

For families NOT returning to a Fairfax County Public School in the fall of 2021, please complete and return the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form ASAP. Forms should be sent to tldunbar1@fcps.edu. You may access the form on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Ravensworth’s Registrar, Teresa Dunbar.

 

  Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

 

Provide Your Feedback on FCPS’ COVID Relief Funds

Fairfax County Public Schools wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds.

The ESSER III grant will be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. Learn more about the ESSER III grant.

Sign up to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m or submit your input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form.

  • FCPS wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh 

FCPS wants your feedback on how it should spend COVID relief funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh

 

PTA News Hacky Sack Winners Kicked It, Raven’s Style!

Congratulations to our Ravens who Kicked It, Raven's Style in their classrooms, bedrooms, hallways, front yards, school playground, living rooms & even on a trampoline!  Check out our awesome Ravens Kickin It: https://flipgrid.com/+mebv69ts      Our Ravens Definitely Got Skills & Style!   Congratulations to Top Hacky Sack Winner 6th grader, Fabio Urbina with 6 consecutive kicks!  And, Congratulations to all our T-shirt Winners: 

 

Fabio Urbina                           Augustin Cubillos                    Isaiah Guzman

Regina Navas                         Nicholas Cubillos                    Luca Dell'Omo

Lillian Seidel                            Jacob Montague                     Lucie Boland

Santiago Castellon                  Sophia McConnell                  Kian Inanloo

Elizabeth Novak                     Mackenzie Saltman                Kenneth Villarroel 

 

The Ice Cream Party class winner is Mrs. Villafane's 6th grade class! It was a close class race as 4 classes each had 3 student participants: Mrs. Villafane, Mrs. Archibald, Ms. Castellon & Ms. Morgan.  As such, it boiled down to the highest total number of consecutive kicks of each class participants' best take!  Mrs. Villafane had 15 kicks, Mrs. Archibald had 13 kicks and both Ms. Castellon & Ms. Morgan had 7 kicks!   Congratulations to All Students who had some fun Kicking It, Raven's Style! 

 

  PTA Executive Board Elections VOTE meeting Mon, Jun 7th at 7:00 pm 

Log in to Join us for our final PTA general meeting of the year to vote in our Executive Board & win some fun parent appreciation prizes!  PTA has received a couple volunteers to serve as Treasurer and/or Secretary on the PTA Executive Board for SY 2021-2022.  PTA Nominating Committee will still accept volunteers/nominations right up to the time of the vote Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering & serving on the board, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org and/or log into the PTA meeting on Monday. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.  Meeting link to be emailed on the day of meeting.  

 

Parent Appreciation Prizes- “Come on Down, You’re the Next Winner!”

Log in to Win:  Mon, June 7th at 7:00 pm (aka: PTA Meeting)

Parents -- PTA appreciates YOU & we want to reward all YOUR efforts you have given to your kids & teachers this unbelievable school year!  Prizes include gift cards to Swiss Bakery, Peet's Coffee & Subway as well as some tasty treats & RES Spirit Items!   Log in & join us at our final PTA meeting of the year to be REWARDED!  Hint: Wear your best party hat, RES Spirit Wear and/or Hawaiian shirt! 

 

Outdoor Classroom PTA Committee Needed

PTA is seeking to form an Outdoor Classroom Committee.  RES is receiving a large tent from FCPS for the fall and we'd love to have a white board & tree stumps ready to utilize for our students & teachers at the start of the coming school year!  If you, or your organization or group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.)  are interested in helping to make an outdoor classroom a reality for RES please contact Megan:  president@ravensworthpta.org

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

  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 05/26/2021

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Upcoming Events

May 28 – Last day to turn in 30-second Hacky Sack Flipgrid Video

May 28 – Last day to return library books

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday- No school

June 3 – LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:30 p.m.

 

A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

 

We are in the last three weeks of the school year. We’re continuing to plan for five full days of in person learning for all students in the fall. You will see an outdoor learning/eating space arrive on the grounds during the next two weeks to support next year.

For the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance during instructional time both indoors and outdoors on school grounds, including for recess. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in eating areas through June 15. We ask all adults on school grounds to wear a mask in accordance with this policy.  These requirements are aligned with the Fairfax County Health Department guidance and helps maintain consistency as we finish out the year.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

  All Library Books Due – Friday, May 28th

We ask all students to please search for and return any school library books by Friday, May 28th.  Students can locate their checkout list by signing-in to the library catalog.  In the top right corner, click on “Log-In.”  On the following screen, select “Log in using your account with Fairfax County Public Schools.”  Then, click on the three horizontal lines located in the top left corner.  Select “checkouts” in the drop-down menu and the checkout list will display.  Please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Sloan, jasloan@fcps.edu , if you have any questions or need assistance.  Thank you for helping to gather books for return.  Books may be returned to the black bins throughout the school (outside the library doors, in the Kindergarten hallway, and in the lobby under the glass display case) and will be picked up by Mrs. Sloan, or may be dropped off in the blue bin outside the school by Door 1 during school hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.  Please call our Office if you need assistance with drop-off (703) 426-3600.

 

ST Math:  Help Children Love Math This Summer:  A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

 

LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night

The LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent once you have registered (below).  Join us at this parent only event to learn about:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

Use this link to register: Parent Night Google Sign-up

 

Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program – Registration Now Open!

Each year, we offer MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school as well as any rising 8th graders, new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers and have some fun while getting excited about the upcoming schoolyear.

Jump Start 2021 – The Return To In-Person (A welcome opportunity for all incoming 7th grade and new 8th grade students to meet face-to-face with some of our amazing LBSS staff and socialize with fellow Bruins as we all gear up for the return to in-person schooling for students in Fall 2021.  Facility Tours, Friends, Staff Meet & Greet, Bruin Ambassador Panel, Q&A, and More!

August 9 – August 12, 2021 (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Host Site: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed)

Register Here: https://forms.gle/8YaaZutbUUpn448m8

Questions can be directed to the Middle School After-School Specialist, Jamaal Hines, jlhines@fcps.edu

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Student Intent Forms for Families NOT Returning to FCPS the 2021-22 School Year

For families NOT returning to a Fairfax County Public School in the fall of 2021, please complete and return the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form ASAP. Forms should be sent to tldunbar1@fcps.edu. You may access the form on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Ravensworth’s Registrar, Teresa Dunbar.

 

Student Placements for 2021-2022

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2021-2022 school year ahead of time.  The staff at Ravensworth Elementary works hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Mrs. Aspuria by May 28th.  Please do not list teacher names.  Rather, describe the classroom academic learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

  Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

 

PTA News No PTA Next Year!!  WHAT???!!

RES PTA must have 1 more volunteer to serve as either the Treasurer or Secretary on the Executive Board for SY 2021-2022.  PTA has one volunteer ready to fill either position, so we just need you to consider stepping up into one of these two roles.  RES PTA cannot exist without these positions filled.  PTA Nominating Committee is accepting volunteers/nominations right up to the time of our election vote at our next & final PTA general meeting of the school year on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org by June 7th. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.    

 

Parent Appreciation Prizes- “Come on Down, You’re the Next Winner!”

Log In To Win:  Mon, June 7th 7pm  (aka: PTA Meeting)

Parents -- PTA appreciates YOU & we want to reward all YOUR efforts you have given to your kids & teachers this unbelievable school year!  Prizes include gift cards to Swiss Bakery, Peet's Coffee & Subway as well as some tasty treats & RES Spirit Items!   Log in & join us at our final PTA meeting of the year to be REWARDED!  Hint: Wear your best party hat, RES Spirit Wear and/or Hawaiian shirt! 

 

Hacky Sack Contest ends Friday, May 28th.  Ice Cream Party for Class with the most Hacky Sack Videos!

PTA is excited to soon see your Hacky Sack skills & tricks on the flipgrid! The 3rd – 6th grade class with the most participation of Hacky Sack videos submitted will win a class Ice Cream Party! Yummy!  Be sure to submit your 30 sec. video by Friday, May 28th to flipgrid:  https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63 for your chance to win ice cream and 1 of 16 Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirts!  Title your video with your name, grade, teacher & T-shirt size (YM, YL, YXL).

 

Any hacky sack will do, even a squishy or soccer ball could work so long as you are Kickin It, Raven's Style! 

 

Outdoor Classroom PTA Committee Needed

PTA is seeking to form an Outdoor Classroom Committee.  RES is receiving a large tent from FCPS for the fall and we'd love to have a white board & tree stumps ready to utilize for our students & teachers at the start of the coming school year!  If you, or your organization or group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.)  are interested in helping to make an outdoor classroom a reality for RES please contact Megan:  president@ravensworthpta.org

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

  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

RAVEN'S NEST 05/19/2021

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Upcoming Events

May 28 – Last day to turn in 30 second Hacky Sack Flipgrid Video

May 28 – Last day to return library books

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday- No school

June 3 – LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, BBCU link

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:30 p.m.

 

Attention Band and Strings Families:

 

All students’ Strings Instruments need to be returned to Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, May 24th between 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Door #1

 

All Virtual students’ band instruments need to be returned to Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, May 24th between 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Door #1.

 

If you cannot make that time, please let Ms. Fraser or Dr. Mincer know so you can arrange an alternate time.

 

In person Band students will return their instruments immediately following their last class this week.

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Ms. Fraser and Dr. Mincer

jrfraser@fcps.edu

llmincer@fcps.edu

 

LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night

The LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent once you have registered (below).  Join us at this parent only event to learn about:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

Use this link to register: Parent Night Google Sign-up

 

All Library Books Due – Friday, May 28th

We ask all students to please search for and return any school library books by Friday, May 28th.  Students can locate their checkout list by signing-in to the library catalog.  In the top right corner, click on “Log-In.”  On the following screen, select “Log in using your account with Fairfax County Public Schools.”  Then, click on the three horizontal lines located in the top left corner.  Select “checkouts” in the drop-down menu and the checkout list will display.  Please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Sloan, jasloan@fcps.edu , if you have any questions or need assistance.  Thank you for helping to gather books for return.  Books may be returned to the black bins throughout the school (outside the library doors, in the Kindergarten hallway, and in the lobby under the glass display case) and will be picked up by Mrs. Sloan, or may be dropped off in the blue bin outside the school by Door 1 during school hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.  Please call our Office if you need assistance with drop-off (703) 426-3600.

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Student Intent Forms for Families NOT Returning to FCPS the 2021-22 School Year

For families NOT returning to a Fairfax County Public School in the fall of 2021, please complete and return the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form ASAP. Forms should be sent to tldunbar1@fcps.edu. You may access the form on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Ravensworth’s Registrar, Teresa Dunbar.

 

Student Placements for 2021-2022

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2021-2022 school year ahead of time.  The staff at Ravensworth Elementary works hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Mrs. Aspuria by May 28th.  Please do not list teacher names.  Rather, describe the classroom academic learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

  Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
  Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

 

PTA News PTA Needs a Treasurer & Secretary for SY 2021-2022; Elections Vote will occur on June 7th at 7:00 pm

Our Ravensworth PTA needs you to consider stepping up into the Executive Board.  PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations right up to the time of voting at our next & final PTA general meeting of the school year on Mon, June 7th at 7:00 pm.  If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for either of these open board positions, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org  by June 7th. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.    

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2021-2022, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson.  PTA is also looking to create an outdoor classroom committee.   Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

  Hacky Sack Class Ice Cream Party– Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Hacky Sack Class Ice Cream Party for Class with most Hacky Sack Videos submitted!

The PTA is excited to see your Hacky Sack skills & tricks on Flipgrid!  The 3rd -6th grade class with the most participation of Hacky Sack videos submitted will win a class Ice Cream Party!  Yummy!  Be sure to submit your videos by Friday, May 28th to Flipgrid:   https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   for your chance to win ice cream and 1 of 16 Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirts!  

Parents:  Your help is needed:  Friday, 5/21 --  Monday, 5/24 

Please help record a Hacky Sack video of your student & have them upload the video THIS WEEKEND/MONDAY while they have their laptops at home! This is the last weekend students will have their laptop at home before the Contest is over May 28th.  You are welcome to upload hacky sack videos via other devices as you are able.   

 

Outdoor Classroom PTA Committee Needed

PTA is seeking to form an Outdoor Classroom Committee.  RES is receiving a large tent from FCPS for the fall and we'd love to have a white board & tree stumps ready to utilize for our students & teachers at the start of the coming school year!  If you, or your organization or group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.)  are interested in helping to make an outdoor classroom a reality for RES please contact Megan:  president@ravensworthpta.org

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

  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

May 15 – Thomas Jefferson HS PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

May 17 – Read-A-Thon Drive Thru Party, Bus Loop, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

May 17 – K-3 May Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Aspuria, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

May 18 – Virtual Kindergarten Orientation, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

May 18 – PTA Spirit Night, Chipotle on Rolling Road, 4:00- 8:00 pm

May 24 – 4-6 May Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Aspuria, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

May 28 – Last day to turn in 30 second Hacky Sack Flipgrid Video

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday

June 3 – LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, BBCU link

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release

 

A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

Thank you so much for celebrating our wonderful Ravensworth staff last week. They loved the delicious luncheon and treats provided by the PTA and the sweet cards, letters, and gifts from the students.  It’s been an especially challenging school year, which made families’ appreciation even more special to our staff.  Thank you for being so supportive.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Schedule

 

May 17th - Virtual Grade 5 Science SOL

May 18th - In person Grade 5 students take Science SOL

 

LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night

The LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent once you have registered (below).  Join us at this parent only event to learn about:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

Use this link to register: Parent Night Google Sign-up

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Student Placements for 2021-2022

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2021-2022 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Ravensworth Elementary works hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Mrs. Aspuria by May 28th.  Please do not list teacher names.  Rather, describe the classroom academic learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! Last week, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall. This endorsement by a highly respected group of pediatricians validates our belief that in-person learning is best for children. The AAP’s Virginia Chapter also believes that virtual instruction should be utilized only when necessary and in consultation with a child’s physician or medical team. 

This is incredible news for FCPS in support of our efforts to encourage all students to return for five days of in-person learning this fall. #FCPSReturningStrong

 

Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.
Kiss and Ride

As a reminder, the Kiss and Ride flow of traffic is to enter Nutting Drive from the south via Gosport Lane, turn right into the school’s parking lot, continue through the Kiss and Ride lane to drop off your student and to exit the school’s parking lot by turning right.  Please do not complete a U-Turn on Nutting Drive at any point.  This is an unsafe maneuver with students walking to school and cars waiting for drop off/pick up.  Thank you for your help with Kiss and Ride.

 

  Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

 

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual) – May 15, 2021

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on May 15, 2021, an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers, including those that offer free and reduced fee services for low-income households. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  • Black Student Fund
  • Girls Who Math
  • Junior Scholars
  • Humanitas4All
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Eddie Neal
  • Cathy Colglazier
  • And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOGspj0iGNbRRum6ZFebdy22lLcAVpLR

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Dr. Harry Jackson

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee

703-488-8432

diversitychairs@tjptsa.rog

 

PTA News Read-A-Thon Prize Party, May 17th

The PTA is excited to invite Mrs. Shurbutt, Ms. Scharpf, and Ms. Clark’s classes, the students who read the most, and the students who raised the most money to a drive thru party!  Join us in the bus loop between 5:00 and 6:00pm to celebrate, enjoy ice cream, and pick up your prizes!  We will also be inviting everyone who sent in the photos.  They were all so great it was too hard to pick a winner! Thank you to all the students who participated.  We are blown away by your spirit and amazed at your reading!! Other individual top prizes will be announced!

Mug & Mingle, Monday, May 17th, 7:00 pm  *IN PERSON - Ravensworth GAZEBO*  

LIVE! IN PERSON: Our last Mug & Mingle of the school year is moving our meeting location to the Ravensworth GAZEBO!  Bring Your Own Mug with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage & chair to Mingle, socially distanced, with your fellow Raven Parents & PTA Members!  Our last MUG & MINGLE will be Monday, May 17th 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the RES Gazebo. Join us for as much or as little as you are able.  In case of bad weather, we will pivot to a virtual Google Meet. Link to be emailed to RSVPs on the day of the Mingle.  No RSVP needed for in person but needed to receive the Meet link. RSVP by clicking "save response" via this link:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/HSR42095I27981

Questions, email Michele: recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org

 

  Our next Spirit Night is at Chipotle!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152-2307

When ordering online, please use our online ordering code 7YRZQTB

Chipotle will donate 33% of all Ravensworth sales to the PTA. Please do not forget to mention Ravensworth or use our special code.

 

Hacky Sack Contest – Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Attention ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Graders!  We are KICKIN IT with our Hacky Sack Contest, Now – May 28th.  All 3rd-6th grade students should have received their own hacky sack! If not, please visit the Ravensworth office to pick yours up! Students can practice during recess and at home!  Learn and show off your newly acquired Hacky Sack Skills & Tricks by submitting a 30 second video of yourself "Kicking It, Raven's Style" to Flipgrid:  https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   Video submissions due by Friday, May 28th.  Videos will be judged for 16 winners! 4 winners per grade will get a brand-new Raven designed T-shirt that defines you as a Ravensworth Rockstar!  

Teachers & Staff are welcome to participate & see if they’ve got what it takes to win a Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirt! 

"How to Hacky Sack" video is located on Flipgrid link. 

*Title your 30 second Flipgrid video "Student Name, Grade, T-shirt size (YM, YL, YXL)" example: Jane Smith, 5th, YL 

 

  School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

 

  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

April 26 – May 14 – PTA Disinfectant Wipes Drive

May 10 – PTA Meeting, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

May 15 – Thomas Jefferson HS PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

May 17 – Read-A-Thon Drive Thru Party, Bus Loop, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

May 18 – Virtual Kindergarten Orientation, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

May 18 – PTA Spirit Night, Chipotle on Rolling Road, 4:00- 8:00 pm

May 28 – Deadline for Student Placement Input for 2021-2022

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release

 

Message from the Principal

Dear Ravensworth Families,

May is upon us and we have six great weeks of learning and fun ahead of us. We are working on exciting plans to honor our sixth graders on the evening of Thursday, June 10, 2021. Information will be shared directly with these students/families.

Planning is also in the works for summer school at Ravensworth. We are working to try and staff as many classrooms as possible. As we secure a teacher, we will reach out to families to offer summer school based on student data. Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

Should you have questions or concerns, please email me at elaspuria@fcps.edu

Thank you for your continued partnership!

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Schedule

May 10th - Virtual students take Math SOL

May 11th - In person students take Math SOL

 

May 17th - Virtual Grade 5 Science SOL

May 18th - In person Grade 5 students take Science SOL

 

Student Placements for 2021-2022

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2021-2022 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Ravensworth Elementary works hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Mrs. Aspuria by May 28th.  Please do not list teacher names.  Rather, describe the classroom academic learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

SCA News

The SCA would like for our students to wear RED to school this Friday to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.  We thought red would represent an apple for the teacher as students are a wonderful gift to our staff.  Please consider wearing RED this Friday to show your teacher you appreciate all the great work they do for you. 

Thank you,

SCA

 

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Kiss and Ride

As a reminder, if you are using Kiss & Ride for arrival of your child, please do not let your child(ren) out of the car along Nutting Drive to walk in.  If you prefer your child to walk, please park your car and cross them safely at the crosswalks on the corner of Nutting Dr and Ellet Rd or at the corner of Nutting Dr and Gosport Ln.  This is for your child’s safety.

 

  Positivity Project Trait for the Week of May 3: Leadership

Leadership means that you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best. This can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders, rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

Next Week’s Character Strength:  Other People Mindset

 

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual) – May 15, 2021

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on May 15, 2021, an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers, including those that offer free and reduced fee services for low-income households. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  • Black Student Fund
  • Girls Who Math
  • Junior Scholars
  • Humanitas4All
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Eddie Neal
  • Cathy Colglazier
  • And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOGspj0iGNbRRum6ZFebdy22lLcAVpLR

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Dr. Harry Jackson

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee

703-488-8432

diversitychairs@tjptsa.rog

 

  PTA News Read-A-Thon Prize Party, May 17th

The PTA is excited to invite Mrs. Shurbutt, Ms. Scharpf, and Ms. Clark’s classes, the students who read the most, and the students who raised the most money to a drive thru party!  Join us in the bus loop between 5:00 and 6:00pm to celebrate, enjoy ice cream, and pick up your prizes!  We will also be inviting everyone who sent in the photos.  They were all so great it was too hard to pick a winner! Thank you to all the students who participated.  We are blown away by your spirit and amazed at your reading!! Other individual top prizes will be announced!

 

Read for Ravensworth

Thank you to everyone who participated in Read for Ravensworth!  The read-a-thon was a great success, raising over $7,500 and engaging 105 participants who logged over 45,000 Minutes of reading time!   

 

 The Classes that Read the Most

#1 Ms. Shurbutt, Grade 2 – 3,988 Minutes

#2 Ms. Scharpf, Grade 1 – 2,306 Minutes

#3 Ms. Morgan, Grade 3 – 1,802 Minutes

 

The Students Who Read the Most

School Wide Champion – Elise C. with 1796 Minutes

Kindergarten

Ms. Kim

Bennett B.

260 Minutes

First Grade

Ms.Scharpf

Meena D.

810 Minutes

Second Grade

Ms.Shurbutt

Brayden A. 

1,040 Minutes

Third Grade

Ms.Slover

Autumn B. 

942 Minutes

Fourth Grade

Ms. Correa

Sophia M.

982 Minutes

Fifth Grade

Ms.Brasher

Micah V.

947 Minutes

Sixth Grade

Ms. Anjos

Jonah V.

1,324 Minutes

 

The Classes that Raised the Most Money

#1 Ms. Shurbutt

#2 Ms. Clark

#3 Ms. Correa

 

The Students Who Raised the Most Money

School Wide Champions – Juliana A. and Isabel H.

Kindergarten

Anthony T.

Ms. Green

$380

First Grade

Lily W.

Ms. Peterson

$320

Second Grade

Juliana A.

Isabel H.

Ms. Shurbutt

Ms. Shurbutt

$510

$440

Third Grade

Kathryn Seidel

Ms. Morgan

$264

Fourth Grade

Brady O

Ms. Clark

$425

Fifth Grade

Madison Fargo

Ms. Llano

$253

Sixth Grade

Lillian Seidel

Ms. Villafane

$323

 

PTA Virtual General Meeting, Monday, May 10, 7:00 pm

Please log on to join us for this important meeting.  The PTA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year, looking to establish an outdoor classroom committee, voting on a few expenses and projects and discussing some fun activities that are happening.  Please join us on Monday, May 10th at 7:00 pm.  Link will be emailed on the day of the meeting.

Also, the upcoming vacant positions are Treasurer and Secretary.  If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for either of these open board positions, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org  by May 10th. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.  Elections for these positions will be held at our last PTA meeting of the school year on Mon, June 7th, 2021 at 7pm.  

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2021-2022, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson.  Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mug & Mingle, Monday, May 17th, 7:00 pm  *IN PERSON - Ravensworth GAZEBO*  

LIVE! IN PERSON: Our last Mug & Mingle of the school year is moving our meeting location to the Ravensworth GAZEBO!  Bring Your Own Mug with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage & chair to Mingle, socially distanced, with your fellow Raven Parents & PTA Members!  Our last MUG & MINGLE will be Monday, May 17th 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the RES Gazebo. Join us for as much or as little as you are able.  In case of bad weather, we will pivot to a virtual Google Meet. Link to be emailed to RSVPs on the day of the Mingle.  No RSVP needed for in person but needed to receive the Meet link. RSVP by clicking "save response" via this link:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/HSR42095I27981

Questions, email Michele: recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org

 

  Our next Spirit Night is at Chipotle!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152-2307

When ordering online, please use our online ordering code 7YRZQTB

Chipotle will donate 33% of all Ravensworth sales to the PTA. Please do not forget to mention Ravensworth or use our special code.

 

Online School Supply Kits

Ravensworth PTA would like to team up with Campus Survival Kits for another year of easy school supply shopping, but we need your HELP.  We are looking for a volunteer(s) to lead the school supply program for the 2021-2022 school year.  This fundraiser is a terrific way to give back to your school & make parents school supply shopping so much easier!  Ravensworth PTA will receive $5 for each kit ordered!  Please contact Megan at president@ravensworthpta.org if you are interested in helping PTA continue this program at Ravensworth.  

 

Hacky Sack Contest – Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Attention ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Graders!  We are KICKIN OFF a Hacky Sack Contest on Monday, May 3rd – May 28th.  All 3rd-6th grade students will be provided their own hacky sack!  Students can practice during recess and at home!  Learn and show off your newly acquired Hacky Sack Skills & Tricks by submitting a 30 second video of yourself "Kicking It, Raven's Style" to Flipgrid:  https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   Video submissions due by Friday, May 28th.  Videos will be judged for 16 winners! 4 winners per grade will get a brand-new Raven designed T-shirt that defines you as a Ravensworth Rockstar!  

Teachers & Staff are welcome to participate & see if they’ve got what it takes to win a Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirt! 

Virtual Students:  Mon, May 3rd after taking the SOL in-person.  If you don’t get one then you can also pick one up from the PTA on Mon., May 3rd between 3:00-5:00 pm.

In person Students:  Hacky Sacks will be distributed at school week of May 3rd.

"How to Hacky Sack" video is located on Flipgrid link. 

*Title your 30 second Flipgrid video "Student Name, Grade, T-shirt size (YM, YL, YXL)" example: Jane Smith, 5th, YL 

 

  School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

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

April 26 – May 2 – Read for Ravensworth

April 26 – May 14 – PTA Disinfectant Wipes Drive

May 3- PTA Presents and Presence Table from 3:00-5:00 pm

May 10 – PTA Meeting, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

May 15 – Thomas Jefferson HS PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

May 18 – Virtual Kindergarten Orientation, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

May 18 – PTA Spirit Night, Chipotle on Rolling Road, 4:00- 8:00 pm

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday

 

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Schedule

May 3rd - Virtual students take Reading SOL

May 4th - In person students take Reading SOL

 

May 10th - Virtual students take Math SOL

May 11th - In person students take Math SOL

 

May 17th - Virtual Grade 5 Science SOL

May 18th - In person Grade 5 students take Science SOL

 

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Kiss and Ride

As a reminder, if you are using Kiss & Ride for arrival and/or departure of your child, please review the Kiss and Ride expectations below:

Ravensworth Kiss and Ride Procedures
  • Arrival -Doors will open at 8:45 a.m.
  • Dismissal - Parents can begin entering the Kiss and Ride loop at 3:15 and students will be released at 3:30. 
  • Kiss and Ride moves in a clockwise pattern on the streets around Ravensworth ES.
  • Please approach Gosport Lane from Queensberry Avenue or Moultrie Road
  • Proceed on Nutting Drive, passing the bus lane/entrance, and drive to the Kiss & Ride entrance towards the end of the school
  • Drive through Kiss & Ride and exit only to the right onto Nutting Drive.
  • Once in the Kiss and Ride lane, please prominently display the placard with your child’s/children’s number. 
  • Placards will be provided to parents during the first week of in-person learning based on responses to the Kiss and Ride survey sent out through the Ravens’ Nest. 
  • Please do not exit your vehicle while in Kiss and Ride.
  • Please do not pass other cars in Kiss and Ride unless directed by a staff member.
  • If your child is not ready or has not arrived at Kiss and Ride. you may be asked to pull up to the front of the queue or go around
  • We hope to quicken your drop-off & pickup times and decrease the inconveniences to our neighbors on Nutting Drive.

 

Under no circumstance is a U-Turn permitted in the middle of the street on Nutting Drive in front of Ravensworth ES for the safety of all of our students.

Also, please use the crosswalks instead of walking in the middle of Nutting Drive. There are crosswalks at the corners of Nutting Drive/Gosport Lane and Nutting Drive/Ellet Road for you to safely use and show your children how to use.

 

  Positivity Project Trait for the Week of April 19: Purpose

People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. That reason can have all kinds of variety. It could be to create a unique invention, to bring joy through art or music, or to raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.

Having a clear sense of purpose in life, and a belief that you’re connected to a larger meaning, gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life – and are more fulfilled.

Next Week’s Character Strength:  Leadership

 

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual) – May 15, 2021

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on 15 May 2021, an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers, including those that offer free and reduced fee services for low-income households. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  • Black Student Fund
  • Girls Who Math
  • Junior Scholars
  • Humanitas4All
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Eddie Neal
  • Cathy Colglazier
  • And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOGspj0iGNbRRum6ZFebdy22lLcAVpLR

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Dr. Harry Jackson

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee

703-488-8432

diversitychairs@tjptsa.rog

 

PTA News PTA Needs Nominations for Treasurer & Secretary for SY 2021-2022

The PTA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year.  The upcoming vacant positions are Treasurer and Secretary.  If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for either of these open board positions, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org  by May 10th. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.  Elections for these positions will be held at our last PTA meeting of the school year on Mon, June 7th, 2021 at 7pm.  

 If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2021-2022, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson.  Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

Disinfectant Wipes Drive, April 26th – May 14th

PTA is collecting donations of Clorox and Lysol disinfectant wipes for Ravensworth. The less Ravensworth must spend on wipes, the more that can be spent on our students.  Please consider a donation of wipes. You may drop your wipes donation in the collection box in the Ravensworth lobby or send in with your student to give to their teacher.  There is also a drop off collection box in Signal Hill, at 5591 Marshall House Ct.  Thank you for your consideration & generosity! 

Online School Supply Kits

Ravensworth PTA would like to team up with Campus Survival Kits for another year of easy school supply shopping, but we need your HELP.  We are looking for a volunteer(s) to lead the school supply program for the 2021-2022 school year.  This fundraiser is a terrific way to give back to your school & make parents school supply shopping so much easier!  Ravensworth PTA will receive $5 for each kit ordered!  Please contact Megan at president@ravensworthpta.org if you are interested in helping PTA continue this program at Ravensworth.  

 

PTA Hacky Sack Pick Up, Presents & Presence Table; Monday, May 3rd, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Ravensworth Bus Loop

PTA has partnered with Ravensworth to Bring you a KICKIN Hacky Sack Contest!  PTA will be passing out Hacky Sacks to all 3rd – 6th grade Virtual Students on Mon, May 3rd, 3:00 – 5:00 pm that did not already receive theirs upon departure from SOL testing. Additionally, PTA will have PRESENTS for all students/parents who stop by -- PRESENTS of Ravensworth Zipper Tags & Ravensworth Magnets!  We will collect any PRESENTS of Clorox & Lysol Wipes you may have for donation!  PTA will also have Spirit Wear available to order & purchase that you could give to someone as a PRESENT!  PTA officers are recruiting for your PRESENT of PRESENCE in PTA!  Stop by to ask questions and let us know your ideas and how you'd like to make your PRESENCE in PTA for the SY2021-2022!   

 

Hacky Sack Contest – Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Attention ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Graders!  We are KICKIN OFF a Hacky Sack Contest on Monday, May 3rd – May 28th.  All 3rd-6th grade students will be provided their own hacky sack!  Students can practice during recess and at home!  Learn and show off your newly acquired Hacky Sack Skills & Tricks by submitting a 30 second video of yourself "Kicking It, Raven's Style" to Flipgrid:  https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   Video submissions due by Friday, May 28th.  Videos will be judged for 16 winners! 4 winners per grade will get a brand-new Raven designed T-shirt that defines you as a Ravensworth Rockstar!  

Teachers & Staff are welcome to participate & see if they’ve got what it takes to win a Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirt! 

Virtual Students:  Drive by Pick Up Hacky Sack Mon, May 3rd 12:00-12:30 pm (after taking the SOLs at school), Bus Loop/ Kiss n Ride

In person Students:  Hacky Sacks will be distributed at school week of May 3rd.

"How To Hacky Sack" video is located on Flipgrid link. 

*Title your 30 second Flipgrid video "Student Name, Grade, T-shirt size (YM, YL, YXL)" example: Jane Smith, 5th, YL 

 

  Our next Spirit Night is at Chipotle!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152-2307

When ordering online, please use our online ordering code 7YRZQTB

Chipotle will donate 33% of all Ravensworth sales to the PTA. Please do not forget to mention Ravensworth, or use our special code.

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

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

April 21 – Purple Up Day (Month of the Military Child) – Wear Purple

April 22 PTA Spirit Night - Jersey Mike’s, 1:00 – 9:00 pm

April 26 – May 2 – Read for Ravensworth

April 26 – READ Book Bus at Ravensworth, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Bus Loop

May 3 – Grades 3-6 Virtual Students Hacky Sack Pick-up 3:00-5:00 pm

May 15 – Thomas Jefferson HS PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

The school team has been working very hard to bring all of our current in-person students in 4 days per week beginning Tuesday, April 27th. Here are some updates to keep in mind as we make this transition.

 Important Information:

  • The number of students using Kiss N Ride will increase.  We ask for your patience as we continue to ensure each child’s safety in the loading zone.
  • Students will bring their laptops to school on Tuesdays and they will bring them home on Fridays.
  • Students in grades K-4 will eat breakfast in the cafeteria. Grades 5 and 6 will eat in their classrooms.
  • Students are welcome to bring in towels to sit on for when their classes eat outside.
  • We will continue to serve Grab and Go lunches.

We appreciate your continued partnership during this unique school year.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Schedule

May 3rd- Virtual students take Reading SOL

May 4th- In person students take Reading SOL

May 10th- Virtual students take Math SOL

May 11th- In person students take Math SOL

May 17th- Virtual Grade 5 Science SOL

May 18th- In person Grade 5 students take Science SOL

 

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK. To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

¡FCPS PreK y Early Head Start ya está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2021-22!  Por favor mire este video para ver si su hijo de 3 o 4 años puede calificar para PreK.   Para aplicar en línea: www.fcps.edu busque: PreK Correo electrónico: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Para más información llame a la línea de español: 703-208-7901

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

Kiss and Ride

As a reminder, if you are using Kiss & Ride for arrival and/or departure of your child, please review the Kiss and Ride expectations below:

Ravensworth Kiss and Ride Procedures
  • Arrival -Doors will open at 8:45 a.m.
  • Dismissal - Parents can begin entering the Kiss and Ride loop at 3:15 and students will be released at 3:30. 
  • Kiss and Ride moves in a clockwise pattern on the streets around Ravensworth ES.
  • Please approach Gosport Lane from Queensberry Avenue or Moultrie Road
  • Proceed on Nutting Drive, passing the bus lane/entrance, and drive to the Kiss & Ride entrance towards the end of the school
  • Drive through Kiss & Ride and exit only to the right onto Nutting Drive.
  • Once in the Kiss and Ride lane, please prominently display the placard with your child’s/children’s number. 
  • Placards will be provided to parents during the first week of in-person learning based on responses to the Kiss and Ride survey sent out through the Ravens’ Nest. 
  • Please do not exit your vehicle while in Kiss and Ride.
  • Please do not pass other cars in Kiss and Ride unless directed by a staff member.
  • If your child is not ready or has not arrived at Kiss and Ride. you may be asked to pull up to the front of the queue or go around
  • We hope to quicken your drop-off & pickup times and decrease the inconveniences to our neighbors on Nutting Drive.

 

Under no circumstance is a U-Turn permitted in the middle of the street on Nutting Drive in front of Ravensworth ES for the safety of all of our students.

Also, please use the crosswalks instead of walking in the middle of Nutting Drive. There are crosswalks at the corners of Nutting Drive/Gosport Lane and Nutting Drive/Ellet Road for you to safely use and show your children how to use.

 

Positivity Project Trait for the Week of April 19: Appreciation of Beauty and Elegance

Appreciation of beauty and excellence means you value the world's beauty and people's skills. You don't take things for granted.

This is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. There are three types of goodness in which positive psychology focuses: physical beauty (e.g. a sunset, song, or building); an exceptional skill or talent; and moral goodness (e.g. a character strength). Appreciation of beauty can generate awe; appreciation of a skill can generate admiration; and appreciation of moral goodness can generate moral elevation. All of these feelings (awe, admiration, and moral elevation) help us forget ourselves and find increased joy and meaning in the world.

Next Week’s Character Strength: Purpose

 

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual) – May 15, 2021

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on 15 May 2021, an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers, including those that offer free and reduced fee services for low-income households. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  •   Black Student Fund
  •   Girls Who Math
  •   Junior Scholars
  •   Humanitas4All
  •   Huntington Learning Center
  •   Dr. Eddie Neal
  •   Cathy Colglazier
  •   And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOGspj0iGNbRRum6ZFebdy22lLcAVpLR

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Dr. Harry Jackson

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee

703-488-8432

diversitychairs@tjptsa.rog

 

Who do I contact in the Ravensworth Office?
  • Sheryl Hall, Office Assistant at sghall@fcps.edu Questions related to transportation and attendance.
  • Betty Morgan, Administrative Assistant at bbmorgan@fcps.edu Questions related to school lunch.
  • Teresa Dunbar, Student Registrar at tldunbar1@fcps.edu Questions related to registration, student records, and all required Return-to-Learn forms for in-person students.
  • Ricardo Bermudez, Office Assistant at rjbermudez@fcps.edu Questions related to attendance/transportation/Spanish speaker.
  • Your child's teacher with specific questions related to Mondays and/or class schedules. 

 

PTA News

 

PTA Spirit Night – Jersey Mike’s

Our next spirit event of the year will be at Jersey Mike’s (Ravensworth Shopping Center, 5250-G Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151) on Thursday, April 22nd from 1pm-9pm. Jersey Mike’s will donate 15% of all Ravensworth sales. Please don’t forget to mention Ravensworth, or show your flyer, when placing your order. They prefer orders through their app or jerseymikes.com. Please be sure to put Ravensworth ES Fundraiser in the comments. If your order is by phone, don’t forget to mention Ravensworth. Over mentions are better than under mentions! 

 

A flyer for this spirit night is here: https://app.memberhub.com/download?r=212457;v=131sudoz36cz

 

READ Book Bus at Ravensworth, Apr 26th

The READ Book Bus will be at Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, April 26th from 4:30-6:30pm to deliver books from the Virtual Book Fair. Families can pick up their book orders then. If you are unable to make it, please send a message to programs@ravensworthpta.org to make other arrangements or you can also choose to have your books mailed directly to you.

About READ

READ’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable young children in Arlington have new, quality, culturally relevant, and free books that are mirrors and windows into their everyday lives and communities. When you buy a book at the book fair, your purchase will directly support our school as well as our local community. You can learn more about READ here: https://www.readearlyanddaily.org/.

 

Thank you for taking the time to help!

Ravensworth PTA

 

Read for Ravensworth

Ravensworth Elementary School PTA is excited to invite you to participate in our first ever Read-A-Thon!  Monday, April 26th to Sunday, May 2nd, we will be Reading it Ravens Style with a full week of exciting, interactive reading and fun.

  • Mystery Monday: Mystery Reader Kick Off and Special Reading by Author Tracey West
  • Treats for Tuesday: Treat yourself to a great book and listen for the Scoops2U Ice Cream Truck.  Scoops2U will visit Signal Hill and Ravensworth Farm between 3pm and 8pm. 10% of all sales made during this time will be donated to the PTA!
  • Wacky Wednesday:  Show your reading spirit by dressing like your favorite book character.
  • Hide-A-Way Thursday:  Grab a book and find a cozy nook. Submit a photo of your favorite or most unique reading spot for a chance to win a great prize.
  • Popcorn and Book:  Grab a bowl of popcorn and cozy up for a great night of reading!
  • Someone Special Saturday:  Find or phone a friend and read-a-loud to brighten someone else's day!  
  • Sleep in Sunday:  Snuggle up in your PJs and enjoy reading on a lazy Sunday morning!

To get started:

  1. Visit our fundraising page at https://app.memberhub.gives/ravensread
  2. Register to participate by clicking "Readers Center" and then choosing "Sign Up"
  3. Complete the participant registration with your personal email address.  
  4. Customize  and share your personal fundraising page. 
  5. READ, READ, READ, and READ some more!
  6. Log and track your reading in the participant center.
  7. Win great prizes!

Remember to share photos of yourself participating with daily themes and nominate the most spirited teacher by sending a message to programs@ravensworthpta.org!

 

Online School Supply Kits

Ravensworth PTA would like to team up with Campus Survival Kits for another year of easy school supply shopping, but we need your HELP.  We are looking for a volunteer(s) to lead the school supply program for the 2021-2022 school year.  This fundraiser is a terrific way to give back to your school & make parents school supply shopping so much easier!  Ravensworth PTA will receive $5 for each kit ordered!  Please contact Megan at president@ravensworthpta.org if you are interested in helping PTA continue this program at Ravensworth.  

 

Hacky Sack Contest – Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Attention ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Graders!  We are KICKIN OFF a Hacky Sack Contest on Monday, May 3rd – May 28th.  All 3rd-6th grade students will be provided their own hacky sack!  Students can practice during recess and at home!  Learn and show off your newly acquired Hacky Sack Skills & Tricks by submitting a 30 second video of yourself "Kicking It, Raven's Style" to Flipgrid:  https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   Video submissions due by Friday, May 28th.  Videos will be judged for 16 winners! 4 winners per grade will get a brand-new Raven designed T-shirt that defines you as a Ravensworth Rockstar!  

Teachers & Staff are welcome to participate & see if they’ve got what it takes to win a Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirt! 

Virtual Students:  Drive by Pick Up Hacky Sack Mon, May 3rd 3:00 – 5:00 pm, bus loop

In person Students:  Hacky Sacks will be distributed at school week of May 3rd.

"How To Hacky Sack" video is located on Flipgrid link. 

*Title your 30 second Flipgrid video "Student Name, Grade, T-shirt size (YM, YL, YXL)" example: Jane Smith, 5th, YL 

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

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Upcoming Events

April 16 – Career Day – Dress for Success! What’s your future career?

April 16 – Last day to order Yearbook from PTA

April 17 – FCPS Special Education Conference, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 18 – 21 – Virtual Book Fair with READ – Sunday, April 18th to Wednesday, April 21

April 19- Grades K-2 April Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Aspuria, 12 noon

April 19 – PTA Mug & Mingle, 7:00 pm

April 21 – Purple Up Day (Month of the Military Child) – Wear Purple

April 22 PTA Spirit Night - Jersey Mike’s, 1:00 – 9:00 pm

April 26 – May 2 – Ravensworth Read a Thon

April 26 - Grades 3-6 April Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Aspuria, 12 noon

May 15 – Thomas Jefferson HS PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

A Message from the Principal

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We recently announced that beginning April 27th all students currently attending in person will be expanded to 4 days of in person instruction.  We were able to accomplish this by designing and implementing a second cafeteria and additional eating locations to safely accommodate the eating of breakfast and lunch at the required 6 feet distance.  We also redesigned several classroom layouts to ensure students are socially distanced at 3 feet.

A big shout goes to our staff and custodial teams as they spend this next week and a half redesigning classrooms, learning spaces and instructional practices to safely accommodate the increased capacity. For our virtual students and families, you can continue to expect high levels of engagement and learning within your classroom community. 

This school year has been filled with many challenges and changes and through it all, we want to thank you for being our partners.

We are #RavensWorth!

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Meal Kit Sites Moving to Monday Distribution Starting April 19

Many FCPS Grab and Go food distribution sites have switched this month from daily food pickup to weekly Fairfax Meal Kit distribution. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper items packed in bulk.

On Monday, April 19, all meal kit sites are permanently moving to a Monday distribution day. Hours remain 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Grab and Go locations and bus routes remain the same. Go to the food distribution webpage for more information.

 

Kiss and Ride

As a reminder, if you are using Kiss & Ride for arrival and/or departure of your child, please review the Kiss and Ride expectations below:

Ravensworth Kiss and Ride Procedures
  • Arrival – We will begin to let students out of their cars at 8:45 a.m.
  • Dismissal - Parents can begin entering the Kiss and Ride loop at 3:15 and students will be released at 3:30. 
  • Kiss and Ride moves in a clockwise pattern on the streets around Ravensworth ES.
  • Please approach Gosport Lane from Queensberry Avenue or Moultrie Road
  • Proceed on Nutting Drive, passing the bus lane/entrance, and drive to the Kiss & Ride entrance towards the end of the school
  • Drive through Kiss & Ride and exit only to the right onto Nutting Drive.
  • Once in the Kiss and Ride lane, please prominently display the placard with your child’s/children’s number. 
  • Placards will be provided to parents during the first week of in-person learning based on responses to the Kiss and Ride survey sent out through the Ravens’ Nest. 
  • Please do not exit your vehicle while in Kiss and Ride.
  • Please do not pass other cars in Kiss and Ride unless directed by a staff member.
  • If your child is not ready or has not arrived at Kiss and Ride. you may be asked to pull up to the front of the queue or go around
  • We hope to quicken your drop-off & pickup times and decrease the inconveniences to our neighbors on Nutting Drive.

Under no circumstance is a U-Turn permitted in the middle of the street on Nutting Drive in front of Ravensworth ES for the safety of all of our students.

Also, please use the crosswalks instead of walking in the middle of Nutting Drive. There are crosswalks at the corners of Nutting Drive/Gosport Lane and Nutting Drive/Ellet Road for you to safely use and show your children how to use.

 

March 9th Picture Day Pictures are here!

Pictures have arrived in the school office from Lifetouch photos taken on March 9th.  We also still have photos remaining from our earlier picture days.  Please stop by the office and ask for your child’s photos. 

 

Positivity Project Trait for the Week of April 12: Fairness

Fairness means you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect. ​ ​​​Fairness combines both the head and the heart. It is the product of moral judgment – the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach.

Justice reasoning emphasizes the use of reason and logic. In justice reasoning, fairness is determined by objectively weighing what is right or wrong, as determined by a group, society, or universal ethical principles. Care reasoning, by contrast, emphasizes care and compassion. This approach uses concepts like empathy – and understanding and accounting for the needs, interests, and well-being of another person – when making moral decisions.

Although the two approaches are different, most people use a blend of justice and care reasoning — a combination of their head and their heart — when making choices related to fairness.

Next Week’s Character Strength:  Appreciation of Beauty and Elegance

 

April Is Month of the Military Child; Purple Up Day Is April 21

April is the Month of the Military Child!  It’s the perfect time to recognize children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.  Over 10% of our Ravens are Military Connected Youth.  Let’s celebrate them by wearing purple on Wednesday, April 21 for Purple Up Day!

 

Updated Sick Student Procedures

FCPS, under the guidance of the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), has updated the procedures for students returning to school after an absence. These updates went into effect on Monday, April 5th:

When a student remains home from in-person instruction due to COVID-Like Illness (CLI), the parent/guardian will NO LONGER need to provide the Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School/Child Care Form.

The Sick Student Notification and Permission to Return to School/Child Care Form will continue to be required for the following situations and must be completed prior to the students return to in-person instruction: 

  • Sent home due to COVID Like Illness (CLI)
  • Reports a positive COVID-19 test
  • Is instructed to quarantine by a medical provider or the FCHD

Additional acceptable documentation for student return to in-person following illness:

  • A health care practitioner note is also acceptable. The note is to be attached to the Return to School Form/Child Care and placed in the student’s cum folder.
  • If the student is returning from quarantine or isolation and has been under the advisement of the FCHD, a copy of the SARA alert form is also acceptable.

The forms and translations are located at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/healthinfo/index.shtml under “Forms and Letters.”

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate these continually-changing guidelines. 

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration

 

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee STEM Provider Conference (Virtual) – May 15, 2021

The TJ PTSA Diversity Committee is pleased to announce it will be hosting a virtual event on 15 May 2021, an online virtual conference featuring several area STEM education providers, including those that offer free and reduced fee services for low-income households. The purpose of this event is to inform the community of those services available for aspiring TJ candidates currently in Elementary and Middle School.

Some of the key providers at this event include:

  • Black Student Fund
  • Girls Who Math
  • Junior Scholars
  • Humanitas4All
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Eddie Neal
  • Cathy Colglazier
  • And more…….

Event Details

When: May 15, 2021 08:00 AM – 4:00PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOGspj0iGNbRRum6ZFebdy22lLcAVpLR

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Dr. Harry Jackson

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee

703-488-8432

diversitychairs@tjptsa.rog

 

Who do I contact in the Ravensworth Office?
  • Sheryl Hall, Office Assistant at sghall@fcps.edu Questions related to transportation and attendance.
  • Betty Morgan, Administrative Assistant at bbmorgan@fcps.edu Questions related to school lunch.
  • Teresa Dunbar, Student Registrar at tldunbar1@fcps.edu Questions related to registration, student records, and all required Return-to-Learn forms for in-person students.
  • Ricardo Bermudez, Office Assistant at rjbermudez@fcps.edu Questions related to attendance/transportation/Spanish speaker.
  • Your child's teacher with specific questions related to Mondays and/or class schedules. 

 

FCPS Special Education Conference

The 16th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting our conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now.

Parents and community members will be able to register online. In addition, FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.

Conference Highlights:

  • Guest speakers and FCPS staff presentations
  • A Student Strands for youth ages 14-22
  • Sibshops for students in grades 7-12
  • An Exhibit Hall with FCPS and community resources
  • Inclusive Schools Presentations

Each year our conference draws an audience of parents, educators, administrators, preservice teachers, and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Register for The Special Education Conference 2021 

 

PTA News Mug & Mingle, Monday, April 19th, 7:00 pm

Fill up your Mug with your favorite beverage and log on to Mingle with your fellow Raven Parents & PTA Members!  Our next MUG & MINGLE will be Monday, April 19th 7:00-8:00 pm.  Log on for as much or as little as you are able.  

 

Must RSVP by clicking "save response" via this link:

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/HSR42095I27981

 

Google Meet link will be emailed to RSVPs on the day of the Mingle.  If you have questions, email Michele: recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org

 

PTA Spirit Night – Jersey Mike’s

Our next spirit event of the year will be at Jersey Mike’s (Ravensworth Shopping Center, 5250-G Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151) on Thursday, April 22nd from 1pm-9pm. Jersey Mike’s will donate 15% of all Ravensworth sales. Please don’t forget to mention Ravensworth, or show your flyer, when placing your order. They prefer orders through their app or jerseymikes.com. Please be sure to put Ravensworth ES Fundraiser in the comments. If your order is by phone, don’t forget to mention Ravensworth. Over mentions are better than under mentions! 

A flyer for this spirit night is here: https://app.memberhub.com/download?r=212457;v=131sudoz36cz

 

Virtual Book Fair with READ – Sunday, April 18th to Wednesday, April 21st

The PTA is excited to partner with the Arlington nonprofit Read Early and Daily (READ) to host a virtual book fair from Sunday, April 18th - Wednesday, April 21st. This is a great way to get a new book for the Ravensworth Read-A-Thon and support the PTA. 

You can browse the books available here: https://www.readearlyanddaily.org/ravensworth-book-fair-opens-april-18.

Important Checkout Instructions

You can choose to have your books shipped directly to your house. However, if you want to pick up your books at Ravensworth on Monday, April 26th, you must inform READ that you are a Ravensworth Elementary family at checkout.

 

When paying with credit card or Paypal, at the last step of the checkout when reviewing your order, add a note that you are a Ravensworth Elementary family in “Note to Seller.”

When using another form of payment (such as Apple Pay or Google Pay), there’s not an option to add a note. Please send an email to Jennifer Sauter-Price at jsauterprice@readearlyanddaily.org and let her know your purchase is for Ravensworth Elementary.

The READ Book Bus will be at Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, April 26th from 4:30-6:30pm to deliver books. Families can pick up their book orders then. If you are unable to make it, please send a message to programs@ravensworthpta.org to make other arrangements or you can also choose to have your books mailed directly to you.

About READ

READ’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable young children in Arlington have new, quality, culturally relevant, and free books that are mirrors and windows into their everyday lives and communities. When you buy a book at the book fair, your purchase will directly support our school as well as our local community. You can learn more about READ here: https://www.readearlyanddaily.org/.

 

Thank you for taking the time to help!

Ravensworth PTA

 

Yearbook Orders

This has been a memorable school year to say the least.  Order a 2020-21 Ravensworth Yearbook as a memento of your child’s school year. 

Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882621.  Ravensworth Yearbook ID Code:  4882621

Yearbooks purchased between March 13th – April 16th will be $20.

 

School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!

 

If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/join/aiikkv

You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

 

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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