RAVENS' NEST 01/25/2023

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Upcoming Events

 

Jan 26th – Staff Development Day (No School for Students)

Jan 27th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Feb 2nd – Art Show/PTA Spirit Day

Feb 20th – President’s Day (No School for Students)

Mar 5th – Art Show/PTA Spirit Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

 

At their January 17 work session, the School Board discussed draft calendars that were created for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Draft calendars were developed using the following criteria as a framework:

  • Federal, state, and Virginia Department of Education guidance.
  • Superintendent’s priorities.
  • School Board input.
  • Student absentee data.
  • Staff absentee data.
  • Surrounding jurisdictions’ calendars.
  • Survey results.
  • Calendar Feedback Committee input.

You may view the draft calendars and other related documents in Boarddocs. The calendars will be presented as new business during the School Board meeting on Thursday, January 26. The Board is scheduled to vote on the calendars during their meeting on Thursday, February 9. 

Watch a recording of today’s Work Session. Get information on FCPS' calendar development process.

 

La Junta Escolar revisa las opciones del Borrador del Calendario del Año Escolar

En la sesión de trabajo del 17 de enero, la Junta Escolar discutió el borrador de los calendarios que se crearon para los años escolares 2023-24, 2024-25 y 2025-26. Los borradores de los calendarios se desarrollaron utilizando los siguientes criterios como marco:

  • Orientación Federal, Estatal y del Departamento de Educación de Virginia.
  • Prioridades de la Superintendente.
  • Aportaciones del Consejo Escolar.
  • Datos de ausentismo estudiantil.
  • Datos de ausentismo del personal.
  • Calendarios de las jurisdicciones circundantes.
  • Resultados de encuestas.
  • Comentarios del Comité de Calendarios.

Usted puede ver el proyecto de calendarios y otros documentos relacionados en Boarddocs. Los calendarios se presentarán como asuntos nuevos durante la reunión del Consejo Escolar del jueves 26 de enero. La Junta está programada para votar sobre los calendarios durante su reunión del jueves 9 de febrero. 

Vea una grabación de la Sesión de Trabajo. Obtenga información sobre el proceso de desarrollo del calendario de FCPS.

  Does Your Child Refuse to Go to School?

 

Each year, nearly 5% of youth experience school refusal. This refers to a child refusing to go to school on a regular basis or remain in school throughout the day due to significant emotional distress. School refusal includes kindergarten students with relatively mild separation anxiety and more severe cases where a student misses weeks or months of school because of debilitating anxiety or depression. Read how to get your child back to school in the Healthy Minds Blog or learn more about attendance policies.

 

¿Se niega su hijo a ir a la escuela?

Cada año, cerca del 5% de los jóvenes sufren rechazo escolar. Esto se refiere a un niño que se niega a ir a la escuela de forma regular o a permanecer en la escuela durante todo el día debido a una angustia emocional significativa. El rechazo escolar incluye a alumnos de Kinder con ansiedad por separación relativamente leve y casos más graves en los que un alumno falta a clase durante semanas o meses debido a una ansiedad o depresión debilitantes.

Lea cómo conseguir que su hijo vuelva a la escuela en el blog Healthy Minds o infórmese sobre las políticas de asistencia. 

  Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

More information is available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

 

Transportation – Kiss and Ride

 

Please help us set good examples for students!  There are crosswalks at Nutting Dr. and Gosport Ln. and also at Nutting Dr. and Ellet Rd.  It is much safer to cross Nutting Dr. at these corners than to park opposite the bus loop and cross Nutting Dr. without a crosswalk. Kiss and Ride is a much safer route to use to drop-off and pick-up students.  Please keep this in mind.

Also, while using Kiss and Ride, as you approach patrols for drop-off or pick-up, do not use your phone.  The Kiss and Ride area is a cell free zone.

We appreciate you helping us keep our students safe.

 

Tutor.com - Free for Students

 

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

 

Tech Adventure Camp

 

  Lake Braddock Varsity dance Team

 

  Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs

 

 

 

Positivity Project

 

Next week our school community will focus on Social Intelligence. You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things. Social intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It is distinct from a person’s IQ or “book smarts.” It includes an individual’s ability to understand, and act on, the feelings, thoughts,

and behaviors of other people. This type of intelligence can take place “in the moment” of face-to-face conversations but also appears during times of deliberate thinking. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

 

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

  PTA   A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

  Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

  Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 01/18/2023

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Upcoming Events

 

Jan 19th – Religious & Cultural Observance Day, (Orthodox Epiphany)

Jan 25th – 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Jan 26th – Staff Development Day (No School for Students)

Jan 27th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Feb 20th – President’s Day (No School for Students)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

College and University Awareness Day

 

The SCA is sponsoring college and university awareness day on January 20th.  We are hoping our students could wear clothing representing a particular college or university.  Also, if you as a parent have time and know about or attended a college or university, tell your child what it was like attending a college or university.

 

Thank you,

William Austin

(Ravensworth School Counselor)

 

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

More information is available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

 

Kiss and Ride

 

Just a reminder, please use the crosswalks at Nutting Dr. and Gosport Ln. and also at Nutting Dr. and Ellet Rd.  Kiss and Ride is a much safer route to use to drop-off and pick-up students. We ask that families do not use their phone while in the Kiss and Ride.  We appreciate you helping us keep our students safe.

 

Tutor.com - Free for Students

 

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

 

Tech Adventure Camp   Lake Braddock Varsity dance Team

 

  Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs     Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will focus on Perseverance. You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.  The concept of perseverance can most often be found in one’s active pursuit in overcoming obstacles. Perseverance is a uniquely human characteristic that identifies an individual’s ability to spend long periods of time devoted to a single goal or set of goals. Those who persevere are able to set goals for themselves and then take active, calculated steps toward those goals. People demonstrating high levels of perseverance are able to handle significant, sometimes repeated, setbacks in pursuit of goals.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA   A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 01/11/2023

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Upcoming Events

 

Jan 11th – Dual Language Immersion Informational Meeting, Cafeteria, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Jan 16th – School Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Jan 20th – College & University Awareness Day

Jan 25th – End of 2nd Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release, 1:20 pm

Jan 26th – Staff Development Day (No School for Students)

Jan 27th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Feb 20th – President’s Day (No School for Students)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

 

 

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend the informational meeting at the Ravensworth cafeteria on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 pm.  Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

 

Inscripción en el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas

La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 23 de enero. Los estudiantes actuales de pre-kínder pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kínder, y los estudiantes actuales de kínder pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2023-24.

Los programas están disponibles en Francés, Alemán, Japonés, Coreano y Español. Visite la página de inscripción del DLI para obtener más información sobre dónde se ofrecen los programas.

Los padres que estén interesados en los programas DLI en FCPS son invitados a asistir a una reunión informativa en su escuela. Las reuniones comenzarán el 11 de enero. Los detalles sobre el acceso a las reuniones virtuales estarán disponibles en la página de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas para la fecha de la reunión.

Más información sobre los programas DLI y la inscripción.

 

College and University Awareness Day

 

The SCA is sponsoring college and university awareness day on January 20th.  We are hoping our students could wear clothing representing a particular college or university.  Also, if you as a parent have time and know about or attended a college or university, tell your child what it was like attending a college or university.

 

Thank you,

William Austin

(Ravensworth School Counselor)

  Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

More information is available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/elementary-magnet-school-lottery

 

Tutor.com - Free for Students

 

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English

Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in Spanish

 

 

Tech Adventure Camp

 

  Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team

 

  Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs

 

    Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will focus on Prudence. Prudence means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices. Prudence is the ability to do the right thing for the right reason, at the right time. It’s a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive -- more a strength of the head than of the heart.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA   A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

  Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

  Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 01/04/2023

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Upcoming Events

Jan 5th – Lake Braddock Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Jan 6th – Religious and Cultural Observance (Three Kings Day)

Jan 9th – PTA General Meeting, Library, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Jan 10th – PTA Spirit Night, Pupatella (all day)

Jan 11th – Dual Language Immersion Informational Meeting, Cafeteria, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Jan 16th – School Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by The Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delays.

FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/ is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Your school’s principal will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, please call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Preparación para el Clima Invernal

En caso de que el clima invernal llegue y afecte nuestra capacidad de llevar y traer a los estudiantes de manera segura, la política de clima inclemente de este año será la misma que la del año pasado. Los primeros cinco días de inclemencias del tiempo serán los tradicionales "días de nieve", sin actividades escolares. Después de esos cinco días, tendremos días de aprendizaje virtual no programados, siempre que sea posible. El aprendizaje virtual en estos días será una instrucción sincrónica (los estudiantes deben conectarse durante sus horas de clase). 

Hay varias maneras de saber si las inclemencias del tiempo afectarán la jornada escolar o laboral. El sitio web de FCPS es generalmente la primera y más rápida forma de enterarse de los cierres. Otros canales de comunicación incluyen correo electrónico, texto, sitio web, medios sociales y estaciones de noticias. Aprenda más sobre cómo se comunican los cambios de horario. Asegúrese de que su información esté actualizada en [email protected] en SIS para que reciba correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto de FCPS. 

Planee con anticipación la temporada de invierno. Marque el sitio web de FCPS, planifique para el cuidado de niños si es necesario, y sepa qué artículos puede necesitar para llevar a casa antes de un evento climático.

Mantenga a Su Hijo Bien Abrigado Durante las Actividades al Aire Libre Estaremos atentos a las bajas temperaturas, los avisos y advertencias de viento helado y los avisos meteorológicos que pueden impedir que los niños estén al aire libre. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo esté vestido apropiadamente con un abrigo y otra ropa de clima frío para que pueda disfrutar cómodamente de su tiempo al aire libre. El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ofrece algunos consejos para mantenerse seguro durante el tiempo frío.

Si necesita ayuda para proveer a su hijo de ropa para el clima frío, por favor llame a la Planificación de Servicios Coordinados (CSP) del Condado de Fairfax al 703-222-0880. El personal multilingüe puede ayudarle con cualquier dificultad que se le presente, como la alimentación, el alojamiento, el empleo, la asistencia financiera, la atención sanitaria y otras necesidades.

 

Multicultural and Language Resources for Families

 

FCPS’ Office of Family and School Partnerships would like to remind families of some of the many resources available to them:

  • Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Liaisons are available to help families speaking Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. Once registered at a school, families can contact their family liaison for assistance. 
  • Early literacy programs are available to Fairfax County residents for parents of children up to 5 years old. These programs help prepare children for school and build confidence in parents as their child’s first teacher. They also help parents become active partners in their child’s education. Programs are available in African-Heritage, Arabic, Spanish, and Korean. 
  • Parent Information Phone Lines are available in eight languages for parents who speak languages other than English. 
  • A Multilingual Family Podcast is produced by the offices of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Family and School Partnerships, and Professional Learning and Equity. It covers important information for parents in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 
  • ESOL services are available in Fairfax County not only for students, but also for adults and families. Information on Spring classes will be posted in March 2023. 

 Visit the Family Engagement webpage for more resources.

 

Recursos Multiculturales y Lingüísticos

La Oficina de Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares desea recordar a las familias algunos de los recursos disponibles para ellos.

    • Los enlaces comunitarios bilingües apoyan a los registradores de estudiantes proporcionando a las familias información sobre los servicios escolares y comunitarios que se ofrecen en el condado de Fairfax. Los enlaces están disponibles para ayudar a las familias que hablan Español, Coreano y Árabe. Una vez inscritos en una escuela, las familias pueden ponerse en contacto con su enlace familiar para obtener ayuda. 
    • Los programas de alfabetización preescolar ayudan a preparar a los niños para la escuela y a fomentar la confianza de los padres como primeros maestros de sus hijos. También ayudan a los padres a convertirse en socios activos en la educación de sus hijos. Los programas están disponibles en Árabe, Español, Coreano y Herencia Africana.
    • Las Líneas Telefónicas de Información para Padres están disponibles en ocho idiomas para los padres que hablan otros idiomas distintos del Inglés. 
    • Un Podcast Multilingüe para Familias es producido por las oficinas de Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas (ESOL), Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares, y Aprendizaje Profesional y de Equidad. Cubre información importante para los padres en Inglés, Español, Árabe y Coreano. 
    • Los servicios de ESOL están disponibles en el Condado de Fairfax no sólo para los estudiantes en las escuelas, sino también para los adultos. La información sobre las clases de primavera se publicará en marzo de 2023. 

Hay más recursos disponibles en la página web de participación familiar. 

 

Lake Braddock Curriculum Night

Instructions to access the LBMS Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation (scroll to the 7th Grade information):

7th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

 

Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will focus on Optimism. Optimism means you expect the best from the future and work to achieve it. Hope and optimism represent a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA   A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Yearbook Love Notes

 

Want to add a Love Note to your yearbook?  You can leave a Love Note for $5.00 or a Love Note with a Picture for $10.00.  If you would like to write a message to your child to be included in the yearbook, please follow these steps:

Purchase your love note in the school store on the Memberhub.

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true

Visit the google form to complete your order:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaxRX2gtxxAHPPy00jTdzyddUZwDfmFe77g8BuP-OMY1dGmA/viewform

You must complete both steps in order for your love note to be included in the yearbook.

**If you are purchasing a Love Note with Picture, photos will be printed at an approximate size of 1”x1” so please choose a photo that has your child front and center (headshot preferred over body shot).  Minimum acceptable resolution is 300 dpi.**

For questions (not submittals), contact [email protected].  Deadline is January 6th.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 12/14/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Dec 14th – PTA Spirit Night – Chipotle, 7108 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield

Dec 19th – Jan 2nd – Winter Break

Jan 5th – Lake Braddock Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

 

Dear Ravensworth Community,

Winter Break is upon us!  I wish all of you the gift of health, happiness, and time with family and friends during this holiday season.  I am thankful and honored to be working with dedicated educators, supportive parents and community members, and amazing students.  Each of you help make Ravensworth such a wonderful place to learn and grow.  Please take time to unplug, rejuvenate and rest over the two week break. 

Take good care and Happy New Year!  See you back at school on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

 

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delays.

FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/ is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Your school’s principal will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, please call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Preparación para el Clima Invernal

En caso de que el clima invernal llegue y afecte nuestra capacidad de llevar y traer a los estudiantes de manera segura, la política de clima inclemente de este año será la misma que la del año pasado. Los primeros cinco días de inclemencias del tiempo serán los tradicionales "días de nieve", sin actividades escolares. Después de esos cinco días, tendremos días de aprendizaje virtual no programados, siempre que sea posible. El aprendizaje virtual en estos días será una instrucción sincrónica (los estudiantes deben conectarse durante sus horas de clase). 

Hay varias maneras de saber si las inclemencias del tiempo afectarán la jornada escolar o laboral. El sitio web de FCPS es generalmente la primera y más rápida forma de enterarse de los cierres. Otros canales de comunicación incluyen correo electrónico, texto, sitio web, medios sociales y estaciones de noticias. Aprenda más sobre cómo se comunican los cambios de horario. Asegúrese de que su información esté actualizada en [email protected] en SIS para que reciba correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto de FCPS. 

Planee con anticipación la temporada de invierno. Marque el sitio web de FCPS, planifique para el cuidado de niños si es necesario, y sepa qué artículos puede necesitar para llevar a casa antes de un evento climático.

Mantenga a Su Hijo Bien Abrigado Durante las Actividades al Aire Libre Estaremos atentos a las bajas temperaturas, los avisos y advertencias de viento helado y los avisos meteorológicos que pueden impedir que los niños estén al aire libre. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo esté vestido apropiadamente con un abrigo y otra ropa de clima frío para que pueda disfrutar cómodamente de su tiempo al aire libre. El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ofrece algunos consejos para mantenerse seguro durante el tiempo frío.

Si necesita ayuda para proveer a su hijo de ropa para el clima frío, por favor llame a la Planificación de Servicios Coordinados (CSP) del Condado de Fairfax al 703-222-0880. El personal multilingüe puede ayudarle con cualquier dificultad que se le presente, como la alimentación, el alojamiento, el empleo, la asistencia financiera, la atención sanitaria y otras necesidades.

  Covid Testing in January

 

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3rd -5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

 

Multicultural and Language Resources for Families

 

FCPS’ Office of Family and School Partnerships would like to remind families of some of the many resources available to them:

  • Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Liaisons are available to help families speaking Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. Once registered at a school, families can contact their family liaison for assistance. 
  • Early literacy programs are available to Fairfax County residents for parents of children up to 5 years old. These programs help prepare children for school and build confidence in parents as their child’s first teacher. They also help parents become active partners in their child’s education. Programs are available in African-Heritage, Arabic, Spanish, and Korean. 
  • Parent Information Phone Lines are available in eight languages for parents who speak languages other than English. 
  • A Multilingual Family Podcast is produced by the offices of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Family and School Partnerships, and Professional Learning and Equity. It covers important information for parents in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 
  • ESOL services are available in Fairfax County not only for students, but also for adults and families. Information on Spring classes will be posted in March 2023. 

 Visit the Family Engagement webpage for more resources.

 

Recursos Multiculturales y Lingüísticos

La Oficina de Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares desea recordar a las familias algunos de los recursos disponibles para ellos.

    • Los enlaces comunitarios bilingües apoyan a los registradores de estudiantes proporcionando a las familias información sobre los servicios escolares y comunitarios que se ofrecen en el condado de Fairfax. Los enlaces están disponibles para ayudar a las familias que hablan Español, Coreano y Árabe. Una vez inscritos en una escuela, las familias pueden ponerse en contacto con su enlace familiar para obtener ayuda. 
    • Los programas de alfabetización preescolar ayudan a preparar a los niños para la escuela y a fomentar la confianza de los padres como primeros maestros de sus hijos. También ayudan a los padres a convertirse en socios activos en la educación de sus hijos. Los programas están disponibles en Árabe, Español, Coreano y Herencia Africana.
    • Las Líneas Telefónicas de Información para Padres están disponibles en ocho idiomas para los padres que hablan otros idiomas distintos del Inglés. 
    • Un Podcast Multilingüe para Familias es producido por las oficinas de Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas (ESOL), Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares, y Aprendizaje Profesional y de Equidad. Cubre información importante para los padres en Inglés, Español, Árabe y Coreano. 
    • Los servicios de ESOL están disponibles en el Condado de Fairfax no sólo para los estudiantes en las escuelas, sino también para los adultos. La información sobre las clases de primavera se publicará en marzo de 2023. 

Hay más recursos disponibles en la página web de participación familiar. 

  Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

The deadline for families to refer students for full-time Advanced Academic Program services, Level IV, is December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and materials can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and the optional parent questionnaire can be found here .

There are multiple pathways by which a student can be referred, however, if you are interested in your student being considered for the full-time program, you should submit your referral prior to the December 15th deadline.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals- Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. 

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Holiday Assistance

 

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

  Lake Braddock Curriculum Night

Instructions to access the LBMS Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation (scroll to the 7th Grade information):

7th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will focus on Self-Control. Self-Control means you have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act. Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

  PTA A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

PTA Spirit night at Chipotle

 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Ravensworth Elementary School PTA Today, December 14th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 7108 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

33% of event sale get donated to the cause.

Order online for pick up using the code: GPPPQB2 or show the flyer received in your Wednesday envelope in the restaurant.

For online orders to count towards the fundraiser, they must be placed for pickup only from the restaurant location of, and during the hours of, the fundraiser. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. $150 minimum event sales required to receive any donation.

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.00.  After January 1st, the price will increase to $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Yearbook Love Notes

 

Want to add a Love Note to your yearbook?  You can leave a Love Note for $5.00 or a Love Note with a Picture for $10.00.  If you would like to write a message to your child to be included in the yearbook, please follow these steps:

Purchase your love note in the school store on the Memberhub.

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true

Visit the google form to complete your order:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaxRX2gtxxAHPPy00jTdzyddUZwDfmFe77g8BuP-OMY1dGmA/viewform

You must complete both steps in order for your love note to be included in the yearbook.

**If you are purchasing a Love Note with Picture, photos will be printed at an approximate size of 1”x1” so please choose a photo that has your child front and center (headshot preferred over body shot).  Minimum acceptable resolution is 300 dpi.**

For questions (not submittals), contact [email protected].  Deadline is January 6th.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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

RAVENS' NEST 12/07/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Dec 8th – Cultural and Religious Observance - Bodhi Day

Nov 22nd - Dec 8th – Online Book Fair

Dec 12th – Math VGA testing 3rd Grade

Dec 13th – Math VGA testing 4th, 5th & 6th Grade

Dec 14th – PTA Spirit Night – Chipotle, 7108 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield

Dec 19th – Jan 2nd – Winter Break

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/ is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Your school’s principal will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, please call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Preparación para el Clima Invernal

En caso de que el clima invernal llegue y afecte nuestra capacidad de llevar y traer a los estudiantes de manera segura, la política de clima inclemente de este año será la misma que la del año pasado. Los primeros cinco días de inclemencias del tiempo serán los tradicionales "días de nieve", sin actividades escolares. Después de esos cinco días, tendremos días de aprendizaje virtual no programados, siempre que sea posible. El aprendizaje virtual en estos días será una instrucción sincrónica (los estudiantes deben conectarse durante sus horas de clase). 

Hay varias maneras de saber si las inclemencias del tiempo afectarán la jornada escolar o laboral. El sitio web de FCPS es generalmente la primera y más rápida forma de enterarse de los cierres. Otros canales de comunicación incluyen correo electrónico, texto, sitio web, medios sociales y estaciones de noticias. Aprenda más sobre cómo se comunican los cambios de horario. Asegúrese de que su información esté actualizada en [email protected] en SIS para que reciba correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto de FCPS. 

Planee con anticipación la temporada de invierno. Marque el sitio web de FCPS, planifique para el cuidado de niños si es necesario, y sepa qué artículos puede necesitar para llevar a casa antes de un evento climático.

Mantenga a Su Hijo Bien Abrigado Durante las Actividades al Aire Libre

Estaremos atentos a las bajas temperaturas, los avisos y advertencias de viento helado y los avisos meteorológicos que pueden impedir que los niños estén al aire libre. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo esté vestido apropiadamente con un abrigo y otra ropa de clima frío para que pueda disfrutar cómodamente de su tiempo al aire libre. El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ofrece algunos consejos para mantenerse seguro durante el tiempo frío.

Si necesita ayuda para proveer a su hijo de ropa para el clima frío, por favor llame a la Planificación de Servicios Coordinados (CSP) del Condado de Fairfax al 703-222-0880. El personal multilingüe puede ayudarle con cualquier dificultad que se le presente, como la alimentación, el alojamiento, el empleo, la asistencia financiera, la atención sanitaria y otras necesidades.

 

Multicultural and Language Resources for Families

 

FCPS’ Office of Family and School Partnerships would like to remind families of some of the many resources available to them:

  • Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by providing families with information about school and community services offered in Fairfax County. Liaisons are available to help families speaking Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. Once registered at a school, families can contact their family liaison for assistance. 
  • Early literacy programs are available to Fairfax County residents for parents of children up to 5 years old. These programs help prepare children for school and build confidence in parents as their child’s first teacher. They also help parents become active partners in their child’s education. Programs are available in African-Heritage, Arabic, Spanish, and Korean. 
  • Parent Information Phone Lines are available in eight languages for parents who speak languages other than English. 
  • A Multilingual Family Podcast is produced by the offices of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Family and School Partnerships, and Professional Learning and Equity. It covers important information for parents in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 
  • ESOL services are available in Fairfax County not only for students, but also for adults and families. Information on Spring classes will be posted in March 2023. 

 Visit the Family Engagement webpage for more resources.

 

Recursos Multiculturales y Lingüísticos

La Oficina de Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares desea recordar a las familias algunos de los recursos disponibles para ellos.

    • Los enlaces comunitarios bilingües apoyan a los registradores de estudiantes proporcionando a las familias información sobre los servicios escolares y comunitarios que se ofrecen en el condado de Fairfax. Los enlaces están disponibles para ayudar a las familias que hablan Español, Coreano y Árabe. Una vez inscritos en una escuela, las familias pueden ponerse en contacto con su enlace familiar para obtener ayuda. 
    • Los programas de alfabetización preescolar ayudan a preparar a los niños para la escuela y a fomentar la confianza de los padres como primeros maestros de sus hijos. También ayudan a los padres a convertirse en socios activos en la educación de sus hijos. Los programas están disponibles en Árabe, Español, Coreano y Herencia Africana.
    • Las Líneas Telefónicas de Información para Padres están disponibles en ocho idiomas para los padres que hablan otros idiomas distintos del Inglés. 
    • Un Podcast Multilingüe para Familias es producido por las oficinas de Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas (ESOL), Asociaciones Familiares y Escolares, y Aprendizaje Profesional y de Equidad. Cubre información importante para los padres en Inglés, Español, Árabe y Coreano. 
    • Los servicios de ESOL están disponibles en el Condado de Fairfax no sólo para los estudiantes en las escuelas, sino también para los adultos. La información sobre las clases de primavera se publicará en marzo de 2023. 

Hay más recursos disponibles en la página web de participación familiar. 

  Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

The deadline for families to refer students for full-time Advanced Academic Program services, Level IV, is December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and materials can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and the optional parent questionnaire can be found here .

There are multiple pathways by which a student can be referred, however, if you are interested in your student being considered for the full-time program, you should submit your referral prior to the December 15th deadline.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals- Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. 

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Food Drive to Support Food for Others

 

Food for other’s mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving communities and volunteers. FFO provides food for children, senior citizens, people who are sick or disabled and working poor people who struggle to obtain enough nutritious food.

This donation drive is being organized by two Ravensworth fifth grade students – Mackenzie Saltman and Ava Millender. We appreciate your collaboration.

Collection boxes are placed in the school lobby and in the SACC room until December 14th.

 

Holiday Assistance

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project – Other People Mindset:  Supporting Others When They Struggle

Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There is a Chinese saying that sums this up: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they

describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence.

Talking through a problem is a common way to help a person who is going through a tough time. When thinking about how to help them through conversation, it can be useful to (a) validate, rather than dismissing, their feelings, (b) help them reappraise the situation, and (c) *carefully* point out logic/thinking errors that may block them from healing.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA   A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

PTA Spirit night at Chipotle

 

Chipotle Fundraiser for Ravensworth Elementary School PTA, next Wednesday, December 14th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 7108 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

33% of event sales get donated to the cause.

Order online for pick up using the code: GPPPQB2 or show the flyer received in your Wednesday envelope in the restaurant.

For online orders to count towards the fundraiser, they must be placed for pickup only from the restaurant location of, and during the hours of, the fundraiser. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. $150 minimum event sales required to receive any donation.

 

Scholastic Bookfair

 

The Scholastic Book Fair has concluded for the 2022-2023 school year, and you all were amazing!!! We exceeded our goal by selling a total of 2,619 books. The money donated and proceeds from the book fair were used get every kid in the school at least one book! Likewise, 158 books were given to our fabulous teachers at Ravensworth Elementary. The leftover proceeds will be used to fill the school library with more books to be used for years to come.

If you couldn’t make it to the Book Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair which starts November 22, 2022 and ends December 8, 2022. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ravensworth.

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.00.  After January 1st, the price will increase to $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Yearbook Love Notes

Want to add a Love Note to your yearbook?  You can leave a Love Note for $5.00 or a Love Note with a Picture for $10.00.  If you would like to write a message to your child to be included in the yearbook, please follow these steps:

Purchase your love note in the school store on the Memberhub:

https://Ravensworth.memberhub.com/store

Visit the google form to complete your order at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaxRX2gtxxAHPPy00jTdzyddUZwDfmFe77g8BuP-OMY1dGmA/viewform

You must complete both steps in order for your love note to be included in the yearbook.

**If you are purchasing a Love Note with Picture, photos will be printed at an approximate size of 1”x1” so please choose a photo that has your child front and center (headshot preferred over body shot).  Minimum acceptable resolution is 300 dpi.**

For questions (not submittals), contact ravensworthye[email protected].  Deadline is January 6th.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 22nd - Dec 8th – Online Book Fair

Nov 28th - Dec 2nd – PTA Book Fair in Library

Dec 2nd – Run for Ravensworth Reward – Wacky Hair Day

Dec 6th – Grade 5 Chorus Concert 6:00 pm in the gym

Dec 6th – Grade 6 Chorus Concert 7:00 pm in the gym

Dec 6th – Reading VGA testing 4th, 5th & 6th Grade

Dec 7th – Reading VGA testing 3rd Grade

Dec 12th – Math VGA testing 3rd Grade

Dec 13th – Math VGA testing 4th, 5th & 6th Grade

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

FCPS Calendar Survey

 

Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard! 

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

Encuesta del Calendario, ¡Haga Que Su Voz Sea Escuchada! 

Los padres/cuidadores de FCPS, empleados y estudiantes en los grados 7-12 recibieron una invitación por correo electrónico para tomar la Encuesta del Calendario del Año Escolar 2023-24. Esta encuesta es parte de un proceso anual para reunir información de la comunidad para ayudar a desarrollar el calendario del año escolar para el año siguiente. Por favor, complete la encuesta antes del Jueves, 1 de Diciembre, y haga que su voz sea escuchada. Para más información o ayuda para llenar la encuesta, por favor visite nuestra página web.

 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

The deadline for families to refer students for full-time Advanced Academic Program services, Level IV, is December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and materials can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th at 4:00 pm. Referral forms and the optional parent questionnaire can be found here .

There are multiple pathways by which a student can be referred, however, if you are interested in your student being considered for the full-time program, you should submit your referral prior to the December 15th deadline.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals- Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. 

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Lake Braddock Band's Holiday Concert

 

The Lake Braddock Band Program invites you to The Children's Holiday Concert and Open House on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am.

 

Food Drive to Support Food for Others

 

Food for other’s mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving communities and volunteers. FFO provides food for children, senior citizens, people who are sick or disabled and working poor people who struggle to obtain enough nutritious food.

This donation drive is being organized by two Ravensworth fifth grade students – Mackenzie Saltman and Ava Millender. We appreciate your collaboration.

Collection boxes are placed in the school lobby and in the SACC room until December 14th.

 

Holiday Assistance

 

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project

 

Kindness has been a foundation of moral and spiritual life across cultures and religions throughout history. This character strength is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion. Aristotle defined kindness as,” helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped.” Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people.

Kind people are selfless. That is why a true act of kindness is distinct from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself. An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it’s the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Scholastic Bookfair

 

Our Book Fair will take place in-person from November 28, 2022 until December 2, 2022 in the Ravensworth Elementary School Library.  Students will have an opportunity to buy books during the school day.  There will also be additional hours after school for families to visit the Book Fair too. 

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair which starts November 22, 2022 and ends December 8, 2022. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ravensworth.

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.00.  After January 1st, the price will increase to $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 22nd – PTA McDonald’s Spirit Night

Nov 22nd - Dec 8th – Online Book Fair

Nov 23rd - Nov 25th – Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28th - Dec 2 – PTA Book Fair in Library

Dec 2nd – Run for Ravensworth Reward – Wacky Hair Day

Dec 6th – Chorus Concerts 1:15 -2:00 pm Grades: K to 4th; 2:15 - 3:00 pm Grades: 1,3,5 & 6

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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Thanksgiving Message From Mrs. Aspuria

 

Dear Ravensworth Families and Community,

I want to take a moment to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Personally, I continue to be very grateful to be a part of such a supportive and caring school community. I feel confident saying that your children truly bring joy to the staff and me every day! As I walk through the halls and interact with children and hear their enthusiastic voices, I am energized and filled with renewed purpose and goals. This year my family and I will be together with our extended family in Pennsylvania, and we are excited to come together to celebrate and reconnect with one another.  Quality time focusing on family is important during the holidays and I have asked all Ravensworth staff members to keep this in mind over the break as well.  Please know that our staff will not be answering emails during the Thanksgiving break so that they can use this time to relax and recharge.  We will be ready and eager to assist you once we return.  Whatever your plans are, home or away, please have a peaceful yet festive respite and make the time to focus on your family!

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

FCPS Calendar Survey

 

Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard! 

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

Encuesta del Calendario, ¡Haga Que Su Voz Sea Escuchada! 

Los padres/cuidadores de FCPS, empleados y estudiantes en los grados 7-12 recibieron una invitación por correo electrónico para tomar la Encuesta del Calendario del Año Escolar 2023-24. Esta encuesta es parte de un proceso anual para reunir información de la comunidad para ayudar a desarrollar el calendario del año escolar para el año siguiente. Por favor, complete la encuesta antes del Jueves, 1 de Diciembre, y haga que su voz sea escuchada. Para más información o ayuda para llenar la encuesta, por favor visite nuestra página web.

 

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

 

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

Pruebas de diagnóstico de COVID después del Día de Acción de Gracias La prueba de diagnóstico de COVID estará disponible para los maestros, personal y estudiantes de FCPS en cinco lugares en el condado del 28 al 30 de Noviembre de      5 a 8 p.m. Esta prueba es para aquellos que están experimentando los síntomas de COVID o han sido expuestos a alguien diagnosticado con COVID. No se requiere una cita, pero la inscripción debe ser completada antes de la prueba. Visite la página web de las pruebas de COVID para obtener más información.

 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or email to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Lake Braddock Band's Holiday Concert

 

The Lake Braddock Band Program invites you to The Children's Holiday Concert and Open House on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am.

 

Holiday Assistance

 

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of feelings and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

Out of all 24-character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets -- and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

  PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

 

Our Book Fair will take place in-person from November 28, 2022 until December 2, 2022 in the Ravensworth Elementary School Library.  Students will have an opportunity to buy books during the school day.  There will also be additional hours after school for families to visit the Book Fair too. 

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair which starts November 22, 2022 and ends December 8, 2022. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ravensworth.

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.00.  After January 1st, the price will increase to $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site:  ybpay.com

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

The PTA is working with Mah’ki in hope to bring the club back with More Instructors & More ENERGY in the Spring of 2023.

Any questions or concerns, please email Michele at [email protected].

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 17th – Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night, 5:00 pm, Virtual

Nov 18th – Ravensworth SCA Spirit Wear Day

Nov 21st – Ravensworth SCA Cultural Day

Nov 22nd – Run for Ravensworth Reward – PJ Day

Nov 23rd - Nov 25th – Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28th - Dec 2 – PTA Book Fair in Library

Dec 2nd – Run for Ravensworth Wacky Hair Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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A message from The Principal

 

Dear Parents and Families:

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by our PTA is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.   

Our Book Fair will take place in-person from November 28, 2022 until December 2, 2022 in the Ravensworth Elementary School Library.  Students will have an opportunity to buy books during the school day.  There will also be additional hours after school for families to visit the Book Fair too. 

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair which starts November 22, 2022 and ends December 8, 2022. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ravensworth.

The countdown is on! Catch you at the Book Fair!

Happy reading,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night

 

On Thursday, November 17th, at 5:00 pm Ravensworth will be hosting a virtual Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night. On that night we will answer questions about the curriculum posted on Schoology. 

If you registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Parents can access the FLE materials anytime by following the steps below.

  1. Login to Schoology with the same username and password as your parent SIS account
  2. Locate and click on the All-Parent course tile under Course Dashboard
  3. Locate and click on the Parent Preview – FLE Instruction folder

If you need help activating your Parent SIS account, please call us at (703) 426-3600 and someone will assist you.

 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

Families who want to refer for level IV, full day advanced academic program services is due no later than December 15th. Information can be dropped off at the school office, no later than December 15th 4:00 PM or email to [email protected]

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

  • Grade 2 Universal Screener Referrals - Students in grade 2 may be identified for screening based on their performance on a universal screening assessment (e.g., CogAT, NNAT); or
  • Staff and Family Referrals - Students may be identified for screening based on a direct referral (a request) from their teachers, parent/guardian, or other person who knows and works with the student. This option is accessed by many FCPS parents who seek this level of service for their students. Approximately 70% of the students screened for full-time placement come through this pathway.

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs

 

Lake Braddock Band's Holiday Concert

 

The Lake Braddock Band Program invites you to The Children's Holiday Concert and Open House on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am.

  Holiday Assistance

 

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of feelings and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

Out of all 24-character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets -- and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to:

https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Book Fair Volunteers

 

Are you interested in volunteering for the PTA Book Fair?  We need your help!  Click on the Sign-up Genius link to see how you can volunteer between November 28th – December 2nd. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544afab29a6fd0-scholastic

  Run for Ravensworth Pajama Day!

 

We hope everyone had a great time at the movie night. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made Run 4 Ravensworth a success! We raised $22,125 for our school!  Though the fundraising is over the fun is not - we will be announcing the remaining incentive and prize winners soon! 

Don't forget our $2500 incentive prize - a schoolwide pajama day is Tuesday November 22nd.

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.00.  After January 1st, the price will increase to $20.00.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

Order site:

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

PTA is still working with Mah'ki in hopes to bring it back again in late April 2023.  

Any questions or concerns -- email Michele at  [email protected]

Reminder:  Teachers, Staff & Parents of registered Mah’ki students are welcome to drop in and Ignite your Energy with us on Thursdays, (now thru 11/17) after school in the gym.

 

Note: Thursday 17th's class is CANCELLED due to the teacher being unable to lead the class 

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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Mission and Vision- Family Feedback Night is Tonight

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Dear Ravensworth Families,

Don’t forgot that tonight I will be hosting a Family Feedback Night as we reimagine our school’s mission and vision statements. Please join me in the library from 6:30-7:00 PM.  We need to hear from our families as we develop our hopes and dreams for our children. 

We are very mindful that this is a busy time of the year and we want to provide multiple ways for families to participate.  In this week’s Ravens’ Nest we will provide a link as an additional way to share your feedback.

Thanks again for your continued partnership and support of your child and our school.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

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RAVENS' NEST 11/09/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 10th –Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists 8:00 – 8:30 am

Nov 10th – PTA Movie Night

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Nov 14th – Mission and Vision Family Feedback Session, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm (More details in Principal's Message)

Nov 14th – PTA Meeting 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Nov 17th – Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night 5:00 pm

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

A Message from The Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

This fall we are reimagining our school’s mission and vision statements.  Over the past few months we have been soliciting feedback from staff and students in creating a new mission and vision.  Now we need to hear from our families as we develop our hopes and dreams for our children.  Please join me on Monday, November 14th from 6:30-7:00 PM in the library to provide us feedback as part of this process. 

We are very mindful that this is a busy time of the year and we want to provide multiple ways for families to participate.  In next week’s Ravens’ Nest we will provide a link as an additional way to share your feedback.

Thanks again for your continued partnership and support of your child and our school.

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Bravery Breakfast

 

On November 10th from 8:00 – 8:30 am in the cafeteria, Ravensworth Elementary will be hosting a Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists.  Students may invite a veteran, active-duty military, or reservist to attend this special event.  We would love for our military connected students and parents to join us. We will be displaying student work honoring our military and would love it if you could wear your uniform. We will be serving donuts and juice. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Austin at [email protected] or call at 703-426-3638.

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night

 

On Thursday , November 17th, at 5:00 pm Ravensworth will be hosting a virtual Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night. On that night we will answer questions about the curriculum posted on Schoology. 

If you would like to attend, register in advance for this webinar:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FNYNkzj-Rfev5CbthhCGDA

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

Parents can access the FLE materials anytime by following the steps below.

  1. Login to Schoology with the same username and password as your parent SIS account
  2. Locate and click on the All Parent course tile under Course Dashboard
  3. Locate and click on the Parent Preview – FLE Instruction folder

If you need help activating your Parent SIS account please call us at (703) 426-3600 and someone will assist you. 

 

Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

 

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

Disponible Próximamente: Encuesta Sobre el Plan Estratégico para los Estudiantes

Pronto se les mostrará a los estudiantes este breve video informativo en la escuela y se les pedirá que completen una encuesta con sus comentarios sobre su experiencia en la escuela. Estos comentarios se utilizarán para ayudar a informar a los líderes de FCPS mientras trabajan en la planificación del futuro del sistema escolar. Los padres están invitados a que vean las preguntas de la encuesta en línea.

 

How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

 

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students.

En un proceso de planificación anual, Fairfax County Public Schools utilizan los aportes de la comunidad para desarrollar el calendario para el año siguiente. Nuestro marco para crear el calendario está disponible en línea para garantizar la transparencia, mientras trabajamos para construir un calendario que sea inclusivo y equitativo. Mire su correo electrónico para obtener un formulario de comentarios, que se compartirá con los padres, el personal y los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria. 

 

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

 

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website

Mantener la Salud en esta Temporada de Resfriados y Gripe

Aunque el nivel comunitario de COVID-19 en el condado de Fairfax actualmente está bajo, los casos de RSV, la gripe y otros virus están aumentando.

Sigue siendo importante lavarse las manos con regularidad, cubrirse al toser y estornudar, vigilar su salud a diario y quedarse en casa si está enfermo. Para obtener más consejos, visite nuestro sitio web sobre el Regreso a la Escuela.

 

Holiday Assistance

 

Is your family in need of assistance this holiday season? If so, please contact ECHO who will set up an appointment with you to discuss providing support.

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

Ravensworth will not be providing direct holiday assistance to families this year.

If you would like to donate to ECHO to support families in need, please visit their website https://www.echo-inc.org/ or call 703-569-7972.

Please contact Amity Kim, our school social worker, with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

Did you know that the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter around the 15th of each month for military-connected families? Sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on our website.

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new

 

Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Bravery. Bravery means you act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgement; the brave person must understand the risks and consequences involved in acting. According to Socrates and Plato, forethought separates acts of valor from acts of rashness. This means that bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear.

Overcoming fears is critically important in individual development, as it allows the person to do more and become more. A person can be brave every single day. For example, some people with social anxiety are brave just by leaving their house and talking with people. On a physical level, bravery allows us to overcome fears, such as swimming or playing a sport. And, on a moral level, doing what we know to be right, despite the risks, gives us the sense that we are acting on behalf of a larger purpose.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Congratulations Ravens! You Did It! We Hit $20,000!

 

The stretch goal incentive is a PTA Sponsored Movie Night which is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Bring something comfortable to sit on to watch the movie “The Bad Guys”.  This will be on the playground blacktop. 

It will be fun for the whole family! Parents/Guardians need to attend with their child - this is not a drop-off event. 

Please bring your own filled water bottles. We will be giving out Popcorn (1 bag per student while supplies last) and pizza will be available for sale.

CLICK HERE to let us know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone. You can also use the site to order a whole pizza in advance.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

PTA is still working with Mah'ki to bring two new after school sessions: Feb 2023 and again in late April 2023.  

Any questions or concerns -- email Michele at  [email protected]

Reminder:  Teachers, Staff & Parents of registered Mah’ki students are welcome to drop in and Ignite your Energy with us on Thursdays, (now thru 11/17) after school in the gym.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 11/02/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 2nd – Religious & Cultural Observation, Dia de los Muertos

Nov 4th – Impact Aid Forms due

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 10th –Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists 8:00 – 8:30 am

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

What is the Science of Reading?  Maybe you’ve heard the term or about Equitable Access to Literacy.  What does this mean for your child’s instruction? These slides from FCPS can help support your understanding about our transformation in reading and writing instruction and access to effective literacy practices that are aligned with what we now know about how the brain learns.  During our Back to School Family Literacy Night in September our teachers shared the shift from our past instructional practices.  The PowerPoints from that evening are located in the Parents folder on Schoology.

On November 9th,  you will be receiving your child’s Quarter 1 Progress Report.  In years past, FCPS used the DRA2 to provide an estimate of a student’s reading level and teachers used this information to fill an indicator bubble on the language arts progress report.  Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the bubble indicating the level of materials used for assessment will no longer appear on the progress report.  In order to provide families with specific information about your child’s current level of skill proficiency within each standard, teachers use multiple measures to assign the marks for language arts based on the 4-point Achievement Levels listed on the progress report.  Multiple measures include screening assessments, diagnostic assessments, curriculum-based assessments, resource-embedded assessments, with teacher-collected evidence of learning.  When determining marks for students, teachers consider the most current assessment data as evidence of learning.

Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher if you have any further questions.  We appreciate your continued partnership.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

 

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

Disponible Próximamente: Encuesta Sobre el Plan Estratégico para los Estudiantes

Pronto se les mostrará a los estudiantes este breve video informativo en la escuela y se les pedirá que completen una encuesta con sus comentarios sobre su experiencia en la escuela. Estos comentarios se utilizarán para ayudar a informar a los líderes de FCPS mientras trabajan en la planificación del futuro del sistema escolar. Los padres están invitados a que vean las preguntas de la encuesta en línea.

 

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

 

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1. Comentarios Sobre los Cambios Propuestos en la Educación Para La Vida Familiar (FLE)

La Junta Escolar del Condado de Fairfax está revisando los cambios recomendados en el plan de estudios de Educación para la Vida Familiar (FLE) e invita a los comentarios del público como parte del proceso de revisión. En mayo de 2022, el Comité Asesor del Currículo de Educación para la Vida Familiar (FLECAC) presentó los cambios recomendados en el currículo, que entrarán en vigor en el año escolar 2023-24. Estos cambios incluyen la adopción de la instrucción combinada de género, y la exploración de la instrucción de la identidad de género, los medios de comunicación recomendados, y otros cambios de instrucción. 

Las recomendaciones reflejan las principales investigaciones sobre educación y desarrollo infantil y el asesoramiento de expertos. Según las investigaciones citadas en las recomendaciones, estos cambios crearán un entorno de aprendizaje más inclusivo, darán lugar a un mayor rendimiento académico de los alumnos y mejorarán el clima escolar.

Los comentarios del público serán compartidos con el FLECAC y la Junta Escolar. El personal de FCPS y la Junta Escolar considerarán todos los comentarios pero no pueden responder a individuos. 

Aprenda más sobre los cambios recomendados en nuestro sitio web. El formulario de comentarios del público estará disponible en nuestro sitio web y estará abierto del 31 de octubre al 1 de diciembre.

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

On October 19th, FCPS sent out to all families a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

  • For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school.
  • If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the form.
  • For parents who work or live on federal property in Virginia, please fill out all sections that apply, sign and date the bottom of the form.
  • All forms must be signed and returned as soon as possible.
  • All results are confidential.

El pasado 19 de octubre, FCPS envió a todas las familias una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.  Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.

Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo.

Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3.

Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos a la brevedad posible.

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

  Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them. Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online. Los estudiantes de los grados K-2 ya no participarán en la evaluación del aprendizaje social y emocional (SEL). En su lugar, se utilizará la Escala de Calificación del Comportamiento Infantil administrada en el jardín de infancia, la asistencia existente y los datos de comportamiento para determinar la instrucción y los apoyos sociales emocionales necesarios. Los equipos escolares utilizarán estas medidas junto con las aportaciones de las familias, a medida que desarrollan su comprensión de las necesidades de los estudiantes y las estrategias para apoyarlos.

Los estudiantes de los grados 3 a 12 podrán participar en la evaluación SEL. Los equipos escolares y las familias utilizan esta información para desarrollar culturas escolares positivas y apoyar a los estudiantes académica y personalmente. Este año, los estudiantes participarán en el examen en otoño (octubre/noviembre) y en primavera (marzo).

Los padres pueden optar por que sus hijos no tomen el examen SEL. Lea más sobre SEL y las prácticas de firma en línea.

  Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

Identifying whether your child’s behaviors are normal or a warning sign of a mental health concern can be difficult. Talk to your child and pay attention to their actions. Also, consider these warning signs:

  • Increased irritability, hyperactivity, energy, and/or aggressive behavior.
  • Excessive sadness, hopelessness, or worries.
  • Loss of appetite, or significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of sleep, or too much sleep.
  • A decline in grades, school avoidance, or attendance concerns.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Withdrawal from activities and/or friends and family. 
  • Thoughts of harming themselves or others.

If you notice any of these warning signs or feel your child may be experiencing a mental health challenge, help is available. All Fairfax County public schools have at least one school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker. Please reach out to our school counselors: Todd Austin [email protected], Dana Smith [email protected], or our school social worker Amity Kim [email protected] to discuss your concerns and identify resources. Find additional information to support your child’s wellness on FCPS’ website. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis such as thoughts of harm to self or others, please take action:

  • Text NEEDHELP to 85511 for the CrisisLink hotline or call them at 703-527-4077.
  • Chat online with a specialist.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health Emergency Services at 703-573-5679.  Call 911.
  Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

Did you know that the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter around the 15th of each month for military-connected families? Sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on our website.

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new

 

Bravery Breakfast

 

On November 10th from 8:00am to 8:30am in the cafeteria, Ravensworth Elementary will be hosting a Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists.  Students may invite a veteran, active-duty military, or reservist to attend this special event.  We would love for our military connected students and parents to join us. We will be displaying student work honoring our military and would love it if you could wear your uniform.  We would also like for our military parents to consider talking about their military experience to a few of our classes after the breakfast (if interested, please answer that question in our RSVP link below).  If you choose to do this, Mr. Austin will contact you with the details. If you would like to attend, please indicate your child and his or her military parent(s) that will be attending in the RSVP link below. We will be serving donuts and juice. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Austin at [email protected] or call at 703-426-3638.

Link to RSVP… https://forms.gle/3YruUkj61EDchjpx6

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), provides clothing, grade-appropriate school supplies packaged in backpacks, household items, computers, food, and financial assistance in emergencies to families that live in Burke and the greater Springfield area.

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

If you need assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities please contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services at (703) 222-0880.

Please reach out to our school social worker, Amity Kim, for further questions regarding assistance at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Other People Mindset, Knowing that my words and actions affect others. Everything that you say and do can affect others -- and your relationships with them.

Everything we do, say, text, tweet, snap, or post can positively or negatively impact other people. Our words and our actions are our choices to make, but they can have ripple effects long after we make them. Words and actions have the power to lift others up or tear them down, but our words and actions also impact ourselves. When a group is comprised of individuals who are thoughtful about their words and actions -- individuals who show respect and consideration for the people around them -- we’re likely to have a happier and healthier culture.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Run for Ravensworth - it's not over yet!

 

Run Day was a huge success - THANK YOU!! If you have pictures to share from run day please send them to [email protected] or upload them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16CKGeo9r6CsIkiZoiayi_mA2cnSQNU7h

We are so close to our stretch goal of $20,000 and a movie night! MemberHub will stay open until Friday, November 11 for donations! There is still time to raise money for our school and win awesome prizes like a Hoverboard (generously donated by Andrew Gause's Martial Arts) and so much more!

Sign up today and keep those donations coming!

Iink:  https://app.memberhub.gives/ravensrun/Campaign/Details

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

PTA is still working with Mah'ki to bring two new after school sessions: Feb 2023 and again in late April 2023.  

Any questions or concerns -- email Michele at  [email protected]

Reminder:  Teachers, Staff & Parents of registered Mah’ki students are welcome to drop in and Ignite your Energy with us on Thursdays, (now thru 11/17) after school in the gym.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 10/26/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 26th – Family Coffee (Virtual), Presentation/ Conversation SEL/RC/P2 6:30–7:30pm

Oct 28th – Dress up as your Favorite Book Character

Oct 28th – Run 4 Ravensworth 

Oct 28th – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:20 pm

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Nov 1st – 2nd – Religious & Cultural Observation, Dia de los Muertos

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 10th –Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists 8:00 – 8:30 am

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Family Coffee – Social Emotional Learner/Responsive Classroom/Positivity Project Conversation

 

Just a reminder to join us tonight at 6:30 pm for a virtual Family Coffee.  Olivia Dowd and Jenna Hoff will share how we use Responsive Classroom and the Positivity Project to support our students Social Emotional Learning.  Please join us at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/94746256605

Meeting ID: 947 4625 6605

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,94746256605# US (Washington DC)

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We hope you’ll be able to meet with us!

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

On October 19th, FCPS sent out to all families a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

·         For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school.

·         If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the form.

  • For parents who work or live on federal property in Virginia, please fill out all sections that apply, sign and date the bottom of the form.

·         All forms must be signed and returned as soon as possible.

·         All results are confidential.

El pasado 19 de octubre, FCPS envio a todas las familias una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.  Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.

Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo.

Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3.

Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos a la brevedad posible.

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

  Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

Did you know that the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter around the 15th of each month for military-connected families? Sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on our website.

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

Fairfax County Public Schools is launching the engagement phase that will help us develop our brand new Strategic Plan

During her Community Conversations listening tour in each high school pyramid, Superintendent Michelle Reid has heard from many of you about your hopes and aspirations for our students. That feedback will become part of our proactive strategic plan that will serve as our North Star—or guide—for the future.

Starting in October, we will be inviting the entire FCPS community to engage in building our shared future. This includes hearing from our parents and caregivers, students, and broader community, as well as surveying students in grades three and above. You will have an opportunity to have your voice heard in one of many sessions (both in-person and virtual) during November and December. We encourage you to join us in this journey by actively participating in the conversation.

The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. For a more detailed overview, visit FCPS’ Strategic Planning webpage.

 

Nuestras voces, Nuestro Futuro

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax están lanzando la fase de participación que nos ayudará a desarrollar nuestro nuevo Plan Estratégico

Durante el recorrido de conversaciones comunitarias por cada pirámide en escuelas secundarias, la Superintendente Michelle Reid ha escuchado a muchos de ustedes sobre sus esperanzas y aspiraciones para nuestros estudiantes. Esa retroalimentación se convertirá en parte de nuestro plan estratégico proactivo que servirá como nuestra Estrella del Norte-o guía-para el futuro.

Comenzando en octubre, invitaremos a toda la comunidad de FCPS a participar en la construcción de nuestro futuro compartido. Esto incluye escuchar a nuestros padres y cuidadores, a los estudiantes y a la comunidad en general, así como encuestar a los estudiantes de tercer grado y superiores. Usted tendrá la oportunidad expresar su voz en una de las muchas sesiones (tanto en persona como virtualmente) durante noviembre y diciembre. Los animamos a que se una a nosotros en este viaje participando activamente en la conversación.

El objetivo es tener el plan estratégico definitivo para junio de 2023. Para un resumen más detallado, visite la página web de Planificación Estratégica de FCPS.

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

A new policy model was recently proposed by the Virginia Department of Education regarding the “privacy, dignity, and respect for all students and parents in Virginia’s Public Schools.”

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

A 30-day public comment period on the model policy began September 26 and closes October 26. You may provide feedback to the Virginia Department of Education on the new drafted policy. If you missed Superintendent Reid’s message regarding the new proposed model policy, please view it on our website

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El Departamento de Educación de Virginia propuso recientemente un nuevo modelo de politica en relación con la "privacidad, la dignidad y el respeto de todos los estudiantes y padres en las escuelas públicas de Virginia".

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

Un período de 30 días de comentarios públicos sobre la política modelo comenzó el 26 de septiembre y se cierra el 26 de octubre. Usted puede dar su opinión al Departamento de Educación de Virginia sobre el nuevo plan de política redactado. Si se perdió el mensaje del Superintendente Reid sobre la nueva política modelo propuesta, por favor, véalo en nuestro sitio web

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them.

Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March).

Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

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Los estudiantes de los grados K-2 ya no participarán en la evaluación del aprendizaje social y emocional (SEL). En su lugar, se utilizará la Escala de Calificación del Comportamiento Infantil administrada en el jardín de infancia, la asistencia existente y los datos de comportamiento para determinar la instrucción y los apoyos sociales emocionales necesarios. Los equipos escolares utilizarán estas medidas junto con las aportaciones de las familias, a medida que desarrollan su comprensión de las necesidades de los estudiantes y las estrategias para apoyarlos.

Los estudiantes de los grados 3 a 12 podrán participar en la evaluación SEL. Los equipos escolares y las familias utilizan esta información para desarrollar culturas escolares positivas y apoyar a los estudiantes académica y personalmente. Este año, los estudiantes participarán en el examen en otoño (octubre/noviembre) y en primavera (marzo).

Los padres pueden optar por que sus hijos no tomen el examen SEL. Lea más sobre SEL y las prácticas de firma en línea.

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

Identifying whether your child’s behaviors are normal or a warning sign of a mental health concern can be difficult. Talk to your child and pay attention to their actions. Also, consider these warning signs:

  • Increased irritability, hyperactivity, energy, and/or aggressive behavior.
  • Excessive sadness, hopelessness, or worries.
  • Loss of appetite, or significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of sleep, or too much sleep.
  • A decline in grades, school avoidance, or attendance concerns.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Withdrawal from activities and/or friends and family. 
  • Thoughts of harming themselves or others.

If you notice any of these warning signs or feel your child may be experiencing a mental health challenge, help is available. All Fairfax County public schools have at least one school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker. Please reach out to our school counselors: Todd Austin [email protected], Dana Smith [email protected], or our school social worker Amity Kim [email protected] to discuss your concerns and identify resources. Find additional information to support your child’s wellness on FCPS’ website. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis such as thoughts of harm to self or others, please take action:

  • Text NEEDHELP to 85511 for the CrisisLink hotline or call them at 703-527-4077.
  • Chat online with a specialist.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health Emergency Services at 703-573-5679.  Call 911.
  Square 1 Art

 

Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Get a head start and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!

Simply search for your child's art using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/artwork/Search

and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online at:

https://www.square1art.com/contact/

 

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

The LBSS Dance Team is hosting a Hip Hop Dance Clinic on October 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for students ages 5-12.  Learn and perform a tricky dance with the Dance Team and get a free t-shirt and treat!  The cost is $40.

Register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QHXEvuEw6lTMm3vGkF3W2fK9QZMLHK8j6z7PknW-ZYo/viewform?edit_requested=true         

Pay Here:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain.action

 

Ravensworth Character Day  

 

To celebrate our school-wide love of reading and our Run for Ravensworth, students are encouraged to dress up as a favorite book character on Friday, October 28th.

Students should bring a copy of a book that includes the character they are representing. The book must be one that the child has either read or listened to an adult read.

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

  • Characters must be age appropriate and from elementary or middle-grade level books.
  • Costumes may not involve book or other horror-type elements
  • No weapons of any kind or masks that cover the entire face
  • Costumes must allow students to take care of personnel needs, sit at desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day, including appropriate shoes for PE, recess, and Run for Ravensworth.
  Bravery Breakfast

 

On November 10th from 8:00am to 8:30am in the cafeteria, Ravensworth Elementary will be hosting a Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists.  Students may invite a veteran, active-duty military, or reservist to attend this special event. 

We would love for our military connected students and parents to join us. We will be displaying student work honoring our military and would love it if you could wear your uniform.  

We would also like for our military parents to consider talking about their military experience to a few of our classes after the breakfast (if interested, please answer that question in our RSVP link below).  If you choose to do this, Mr. Austin will contact you with the details. If you would like to attend, please indicate your child and his or her military parent(s) that will be attending in the RSVP link below. We will be serving donuts and juice. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Austin at [email protected] or call at 703-426-3638.

 

Link to RSVP… https://forms.gle/3YruUkj61EDchjpx6

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), provides clothing, grade-appropriate school supplies packaged in backpacks, household items, computers, food, and financial assistance in emergencies to families that live in Burke and the greater Springfield area.

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

If you need assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities please contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services at (703) 222-0880.

Please reach out to our school social worker, Amity Kim, for further questions regarding assistance at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Creativity. Creativity means you come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.

Creative people can look at the world in original ways. They are open to new experiences and have an imaginative and independent thought process. They generate lots of different ideas and can pursue them with energy and enthusiasm. Creativity is a process that takes courage. Anytime you share your original ideas with the world, you risk being criticized or even ostracized.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Ravens you did it! We reached our school wide goal of $15,000. If we reach $20,000, we will get a PTA sponsored movie night! 

There are still more chances to win! Did you know it's free to register for the run AND you receive a temporary tattoo just for signing up? 

Click the link to sign up:

https://app.memberhub.gives/c/41ff44

PLUS sign up before Thursday at midnight and you will be entered in a raffle to win 4 one day tickets to Six Flags. Tickets will be given Friday after the Run. 

The Run 4 Ravensworth is this Friday any student dressed as a book character will be entered into our prize raffle. We look forward to seeing you on Friday! GO RAVENS!

We are still looking for help on race day, please click the link to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52-run4ravensworth2

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

Do you love to draw, color, or create! The 2022-2023 Ravensworth Elementary Yearbook needs your masterpiece to set the tone for this amazing school year. The theme is Ready, Set, Ravens.

Submissions must be an original artwork piece from the student, sized 8" x 10". A submission box is located outside the front office and will be open until October 28, 2022.

Classrooms will choose their favorite piece to grace the cover of the Yearbook. Don't miss your chance to make an impression! Have fun and good luck.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

PTA is still working with Mah'ki to bring two new after school sessions: Feb 2023 and again in late April 2023.  

Any questions or concerns -- email Michele at  [email protected]

Reminder:  Teachers, Staff & Parents of registered Mah’ki students are welcome to drop in and Ignite your Energy with us on Thursdays, (now thru 11/17) after school in the gym.

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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RAVENS' NEST 10/19/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 4th – 21st – Socktober Charity Event

Oct 24th ­– Student Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 25th – Lake Braddock SS Trunk or Treat, 6-7:00 pm on the blacktop, $5 per family

Oct 26th – Family Coffee (Virtual), Presentation/ Conversation SEL/RC/P2 6:30–7:30pm

Oct 28th – Dress up as your Favorite Book Character

Oct 28th – Run 4 Ravensworth (more details to come)

Oct 28th – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:20 pm

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Nov 1st – 2nd – Religious & Cultural Observation, Dia de los Muertos

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 10th –Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active-duty military, and reservists 8:00 – 8:30 am

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Going Home Today, October 19th

Beginning on Wednesday, October 19th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school.

If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the form.

For parents who work or live on federal property in Virginia, please fill out all sections that apply, sign and date the bottom of the form.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Friday, October 21st.

All results are confidential.

Instructional Video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3yaNyr3Yc0

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Comenzando el 19 de octubre, FCPS estará pidiendo a todas las familias que llenen una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.  Devolver esta forma es importante porque la información de esta encuesta resulta en una subvención adicional de $3 millones cada año del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros públicos del Condado de Fairfax.  

Por cada niño en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, coloque la fecha y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo.

Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no aplican para usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la sección 3.

Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos antes del 4 de noviembre.

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

Acceda al video instructivo en el siguiente link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3yaNyr3Yc0

 

Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

Did you know that the Office of Family and School Partnerships sends out a newsletter around the 15th of each month for military-connected families? Sign up for that newsletter (under “Division Administration News and Updates” then “Professional Learning & Family Engagement”) or other topics on our website.

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

Fairfax County Public Schools is launching the engagement phase that will help us develop our brand new Strategic Plan

During her Community Conversations listening tour in each high school pyramid, Superintendent Michelle Reid has heard from many of you about your hopes and aspirations for our students. That feedback will become part of our proactive strategic plan that will serve as our North Star—or guide—for the future.

Starting in October, we will be inviting the entire FCPS community to engage in building our shared future. This includes hearing from our parents and caregivers, students, and broader community, as well as surveying students in grades three and above. You will have an opportunity to have your voice heard in one of many sessions (both in-person and virtual) during November and December. We encourage you to join us in this journey by actively participating in the conversation.

The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. For a more detailed overview, visit FCPS’ Strategic Planning webpage. Nuestras voces, Nuestro Futuro

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax están lanzando la fase de participación que nos ayudará a desarrollar nuestro nuevo Plan Estratégico

Durante el recorrido de conversaciones comunitarias por cada pirámide en escuelas secundarias, la Superintendente Michelle Reid ha escuchado a muchos de ustedes sobre sus esperanzas y aspiraciones para nuestros estudiantes. Esa retroalimentación se convertirá en parte de nuestro plan estratégico proactivo que servirá como nuestra Estrella del Norte-o guía-para el futuro.

Comenzando en octubre, invitaremos a toda la comunidad de FCPS a participar en la construcción de nuestro futuro compartido. Esto incluye escuchar a nuestros padres y cuidadores, a los estudiantes y a la comunidad en general, así como encuestar a los estudiantes de tercer grado y superiores. Usted tendrá la oportunidad expresar su voz en una de las muchas sesiones (tanto en persona como virtualmente) durante noviembre y diciembre. Los animamos a que se una a nosotros en este viaje participando activamente en la conversación.

El objetivo es tener el plan estratégico definitivo para junio de 2023. Para un resumen más detallado, visite la página web de Planificación Estratégica de FCPS.

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

A new policy model was recently proposed by the Virginia Department of Education regarding the “privacy, dignity, and respect for all students and parents in Virginia’s Public Schools.”

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

A 30-day public comment period on the model policy began September 26 and closes October 26. You may provide feedback to the Virginia Department of Education on the new drafted policy. If you missed Superintendent Reid’s message regarding the new proposed model policy, please view it on our website

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El Departamento de Educación de Virginia propuso recientemente un nuevo modelo de politica en relación con la "privacidad, la dignidad y el respeto de todos los estudiantes y padres en las escuelas públicas de Virginia".

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

Un período de 30 días de comentarios públicos sobre la política modelo comenzó el 26 de septiembre y se cierra el 26 de octubre. Usted puede dar su opinión al Departamento de Educación de Virginia sobre el nuevo plan de política redactado. Si se perdió el mensaje del Superintendente Reid sobre la nueva política modelo propuesta, por favor, véalo en nuestro sitio web

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them. Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

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Los estudiantes de los grados K-2 ya no participarán en la evaluación del aprendizaje social y emocional (SEL). En su lugar, se utilizará la Escala de Calificación del Comportamiento Infantil administrada en el jardín de infancia, la asistencia existente y los datos de comportamiento para determinar la instrucción y los apoyos sociales emocionales necesarios. Los equipos escolares utilizarán estas medidas junto con las aportaciones de las familias, a medida que desarrollan su comprensión de las necesidades de los estudiantes y las estrategias para apoyarlos.

Los estudiantes de los grados 3 a 12 podrán participar en la evaluación SEL. Los equipos escolares y las familias utilizan esta información para desarrollar culturas escolares positivas y apoyar a los estudiantes académica y personalmente. Este año, los estudiantes participarán en el examen en otoño (octubre/noviembre) y en primavera (marzo).

Los padres pueden optar por que sus hijos no tomen el examen SEL. Lea más sobre SEL y las prácticas de firma en línea.

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

Identifying whether your child’s behaviors are normal or a warning sign of a mental health concern can be difficult. Talk to your child and pay attention to their actions. Also, consider these warning signs:

  • Increased irritability, hyperactivity, energy, and/or aggressive behavior.
  • Excessive sadness, hopelessness, or worries.
  • Loss of appetite, or significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of sleep, or too much sleep.
  • A decline in grades, school avoidance, or attendance concerns.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Withdrawal from activities and/or friends and family. 
  • Thoughts of harming themselves or others.

If you notice any of these warning signs or feel your child may be experiencing a mental health challenge, help is available. All Fairfax County public schools have at least one school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker. Please reach out to our school counselors: Todd Austin [email protected], Dana Smith [email protected], or our school social worker Amity Kim [email protected] to discuss your concerns and identify resources. Find additional information to support your child’s wellness on FCPS’ website. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis such as thoughts of harm to self or others, please take action:

Go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health Emergency Services at 703-573-5679.  Call 911

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

Square 1 Art

 

Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Get a head start and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!

Simply search for your child's art using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/artwork/Search

and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online at:

https://www.square1art.com/contact/

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

 

Socktober Charity Event

 

Ravensworth ES is collecting new socks for people in need, to support Lake Braddock SS.  This event has been a huge success in the past.  We help make a huge difference in people’s lives.  Please help us make this event a success!

  LBSS Trunk or Treat

Please join us at Lake Braddock SS for Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  This event will be held on the blacktop.  Costumes are encouraged!  Cost is $5 per family.

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

The LBSS Dance Team is hosting a Hip Hop Dance Clinic on October 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for students ages 5-12.  Learn and perform a tricky dance with the Dance Team and get a free t-shirt and treat!  The cost is $40.

Register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QHXEvuEw6lTMm3vGkF3W2fK9QZMLHK8j6z7PknW-ZYo/viewform?edit_requested=true         

Pay Here:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain.action

  Ravensworth Character Day

 

To celebrate our school-wide love of reading and our Run for Ravensworth, students are encouraged to dress up as a favorite book character on Friday, October 28th.

Students should bring a copy of a book that includes the character they are representing. The book must be one that the child has either read or listened to an adult read.

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

  • Characters must be age appropriate and from elementary or middle-grade level books.
  • Costumes may not involve book or other horror-type elements
  • No weapons of any kind or masks that cover the entire face
  • Costumes must allow students to take care of personnel needs, sit at desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day, including appropriate shoes for PE, recess, and Run for Ravensworth.
  Bravery Breakfast

 

On November 10th from 8:00am to 8:30am in the cafeteria, Ravensworth Elementary will be hosting a Bravery Breakfast to honor our veterans, active duty military, and reservists.  Students may invite a veteran, active duty military, or reservist to attend this special event.  We would love for our military connected students and parents to join us. We will be displaying student work honoring our military and would love it if you could wear your uniform.  We would also like for our military parents to consider talking about their military experience to a few of our classes after the breakfast (if interested, please answer that question in our RSVP link below).  If you choose to do this, Mr. Austin will contact you with the details. If you would like to attend, please indicate your child and his or her military parent(s) that will be attending in the RSVP link below. We will be serving donuts and juice. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Austin at [email protected] or call at 703-426-3638.

Link to RSVP… https://forms.gle/3YruUkj61EDchjpx6

  Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), provides clothing, grade-appropriate school supplies packaged in backpacks, household items, computers, food, and financial assistance in emergencies to families that live in Burke and the greater Springfield area.

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

If you need assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities please contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services at (703) 222-0880.

Please reach out to our school social worker, Amity Kim, for further questions regarding assistance at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

  Positivity Project  

 

This week our school community is focusing on the character strength of Integrity. Integrity means you are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. People with integrity practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values. They have the courage not to follow the crowd if it means going against their beliefs. Integrity is closely aligned with the terms of honesty and authenticity. People with integrity tell the truth and have alignment in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Integrity is vital to individual growth. It is correlated with a multitude of psychological well-being measures. Harmony in your feelings, thoughts, and actions makes you better able to personally grow and achieve goals. Authenticity and a lack of pretense make you more likable and trusted by others, meaning your relationships will benefit.

To practice and encourage the character strength of integrity with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

The Run 4 Ravensworth Weekend Challenge

 

Join your fellow Ravens in a Weekend Challenge! 

Any class that raises $750 OR MORE in donations for the Run 4 Ravensworth Weekend Challenge will earn a classwide donut party!  All donations earned between 12:01 AM Friday, October 21st and 11:59 PM Sunday October 23rd will count towards your class's Fundraising total and your student's individual total. All Students receive a small prize just for registering on the fundraising website! 

https://app.memberhub.gives/ravensrun/Campaign/Details

Please volunteer your time on Run Day - Friday, October 28th. Sign up using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52-run4ravensworth2

Run4Ravensworth is also still looking for any items that could be used as incentives for our runners: small toys, prizes, gift cards, coupons, and more! Your donation will be used to encourage our students to raise funds and run laps for our school.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

Do you love to draw, color, or create! The 2022-2023 Ravensworth Elementary Yearbook needs your masterpiece to set the tone for this amazing school year. The theme is Ready, Set, Ravens.

Submissions must be an original artwork piece from the student, sized 8" x 10". A submission box is located outside the front office and will be open until October 28, 2022.

Classrooms will choose their favorite piece to grace the cover of the Yearbook. Don't miss your chance to make an impression! Have fun and good luck.

  Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

PTA is still working with Mah'ki to bring two new after school sessions: Feb 2023 and again in late April 2023.  

Any questions or concerns -- email Michele at  [email protected]

Reminder:  Teachers, Staff & Parents of registered Mah’ki students are welcome to drop in and Ignite your Energy with us on Thursdays, (now thru 11/17) after school in the gym.

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

  Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 4th – 21st – Socktober Charity Event

Oct 18th – LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night  Volleyball Game 6:30 pm

Oct 24th ­– Student Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 25th – Lake Braddock SS Trunk or Treat, 6-7:00 pm on the blacktop, $5 per family

Oct 26th – Family Coffee (Virtual), Social Emotional Learning at Ravensworth, 6:30 pm

Oct 28th – Run 4 Ravensworth (see details below)

Oct 28th – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:20 pm

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Nov 1st – 2nd – Religious & Cultural Observation, Dia de los Muertos

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 10th- Bravery Breakfast- celebrating our Veterans and Active Military (more details to follow)

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

Fairfax County Public Schools is launching the engagement phase that will help us develop our brand new Strategic Plan

During her Community Conversations listening tour in each high school pyramid, Superintendent Michelle Reid has heard from many of you about your hopes and aspirations for our students. That feedback will become part of our proactive strategic plan that will serve as our North Star—or guide—for the future.

Starting in October, we will be inviting the entire FCPS community to engage in building our shared future. This includes hearing from our parents and caregivers, students, and broader community, as well as surveying students in grades three and above. You will have an opportunity to have your voice heard in one of many sessions (both in-person and virtual) during November and December. We encourage you to join us in this journey by actively participating in the conversation.

The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. For a more detailed overview, visit FCPS’ Strategic Planning webpage.

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Nuestras voces, Nuestro Futuro

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax están lanzando la fase de participación que nos ayudará a desarrollar nuestro nuevo Plan Estratégico

Durante el recorrido de conversaciones comunitarias por cada pirámide en escuelas secundarias, la Superintendente Michelle Reid ha escuchado a muchos de ustedes sobre sus esperanzas y aspiraciones para nuestros estudiantes. Esa retroalimentación se convertirá en parte de nuestro plan estratégico proactivo que servirá como nuestra Estrella del Norte-o guía-para el futuro.

Comenzando en octubre, invitaremos a toda la comunidad de FCPS a participar en la construcción de nuestro futuro compartido. Esto incluye escuchar a nuestros padres y cuidadores, a los estudiantes y a la comunidad en general, así como encuestar a los estudiantes de tercer grado y superiores. Usted tendrá la oportunidad expresar su voz en una de las muchas sesiones (tanto en persona como virtualmente) durante noviembre y diciembre. Los animamos a que se una a nosotros en este viaje participando activamente en la conversación.

El objetivo es tener el plan estratégico definitivo para junio de 2023. Para un resumen más detallado, visite la página web de Planificación Estratégica de FCPS.

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

A new policy model was recently proposed by the Virginia Department of Education regarding the “privacy, dignity, and respect for all students and parents in Virginia’s Public Schools.”

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

A 30-day public comment period on the model policy began September 26 and closes October 26. You may provide feedback to the Virginia Department of Education on the new drafted policy. If you missed Superintendent Reid’s message regarding the new proposed model policy, please view it on our website

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El Departamento de Educación de Virginia propuso recientemente un nuevo modelo de politica en relación con la "privacidad, la dignidad y el respeto de todos los estudiantes y padres en las escuelas públicas de Virginia".

https://doe.virginia.gov/support/gender-diversity/2022-model-policies-on-the-privacy-dignity-and-respect-for-all-students-town-hall.pdf

Un período de 30 días de comentarios públicos sobre la política modelo comenzó el 26 de septiembre y se cierra el 26 de octubre. Usted puede dar su opinión al Departamento de Educación de Virginia sobre el nuevo plan de política redactado. Si se perdió el mensaje del Superintendente Reid sobre la nueva política modelo propuesta, por favor, véalo en nuestro sitio web

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them. Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

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Los estudiantes de los grados K-2 ya no participarán en la evaluación del aprendizaje social y emocional (SEL). En su lugar, se utilizará la Escala de Calificación del Comportamiento Infantil administrada en el jardín de infancia, la asistencia existente y los datos de comportamiento para determinar la instrucción y los apoyos sociales emocionales necesarios. Los equipos escolares utilizarán estas medidas junto con las aportaciones de las familias, a medida que desarrollan su comprensión de las necesidades de los estudiantes y las estrategias para apoyarlos.

Los estudiantes de los grados 3 a 12 podrán participar en la evaluación SEL. Los equipos escolares y las familias utilizan esta información para desarrollar culturas escolares positivas y apoyar a los estudiantes académica y personalmente. Este año, los estudiantes participarán en el examen en otoño (octubre/noviembre) y en primavera (marzo).

Los padres pueden optar por que sus hijos no tomen el examen SEL. Lea más sobre SEL y las prácticas de firma en línea.

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

Identifying whether your child’s behaviors are normal or a warning sign of a mental health concern can be difficult. Talk to your child and pay attention to their actions. Also, consider these warning signs:

  • Increased irritability, hyperactivity, energy, and/or aggressive behavior.
  • Excessive sadness, hopelessness, or worries.
  • Loss of appetite, or significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of sleep, or too much sleep.
  • A decline in grades, school avoidance, or attendance concerns.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Withdrawal from activities and/or friends and family. 
  • Thoughts of harming themselves or others.

If you notice any of these warning signs or feel your child may be experiencing a mental health challenge, help is available. All Fairfax County public schools have at least one school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker. Please reach out to our school counselors: Todd Austin [email protected], Dana Smith [email protected], or our school social worker Amity Kim [email protected] to discuss your concerns and identify resources. Find additional information to support your child’s wellness on FCPS’ website. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis such as thoughts of harm to self or others, please take action:

  • Text NEEDHELP to 85511 for the CrisisLink hotline or call them at 703-527-4077.
  • Chat online with a specialist.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health Emergency Services at 703-573-5679.  Call 911.
  How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/caregivers who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

  Square 1 Art

 

Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Get a head start and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!

Simply search for your child's art using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/artwork/Search

and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload

If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online at:

https://www.square1art.com/contact/

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

      Socktober Charity Event

 

Ravensworth ES is collecting new socks for people in need, to support Lake Braddock SS.  This event has been a huge success in the past.  We help make a huge difference in people’s lives.  Please help us make this event a success!

 

Lake Braddock Feeder Night Update

 

Due to the impending weather and most certain downpour, the Lake Braddock Pyramid has rescheduled the pyramid event indoors for 10/18/22. We hope to see you there!

  LBSS Trunk or Treat

 

Please join us at Lake Braddock SS for Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  This event will be held on the blacktop.  Costumes are encouraged!  Cost is $5 per family.

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

The LBSS Dance Team is hosting a Hip Hop Dance Clinic on October 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for students ages 5-12.  Learn and perform a tricky dance with the Dance Team and get a free t-shirt and treat!  The cost is $40.

Register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QHXEvuEw6lTMm3vGkF3W2fK9QZMLHK8j6z7PknW-ZYo/viewform?edit_requested=true         

Pay Here:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain.action

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), provides clothing, grade-appropriate school supplies packaged in backpacks, household items, computers, food, and financial assistance in emergencies to families that live in Burke and the greater Springfield area.

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

If you need assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities please contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services at (703) 222-0880.

Please reach out to our school social worker, Amity Kim, for further questions regarding assistance at [email protected] or (703) 426-3682.

 

Positivity Project  

This element of the Other People Matter Mindset is so important today due to the increasing number of distractions vying for our time and attention. Phone calls,

text messages, emails, social media notifications all have the dangerous capacity to pull us away from the present moment and what’s most important – our relationships with other people. How dangerous is this? Very.

When I’m with other people, I’m present and give them my full attention.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment.  Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub. 

 

The Run 4 Ravensworth Memberhub site is NOW LIVE!

 

Register today to start collecting donations. This year we have more school wide and class incentives. Help us make our stretch school-wide goal of $20,000 - and the whole school will have a PTA sponsored movie night!  Check your Wednesday Folders for all the details about our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Parents - we still need your help! Do you own a small business? Work with a business that loves philanthropy and our community? Work for a company that matches donations? We are looking for Corporate Sponsors! To find out more about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation please visit:

https://app.memberhub.gives/ravensrun/Campaign/Details

Run4Ravensworth is also still looking for any items that could be used as incentives for our runners: small toys, prizes, gift cards, coupons, and more! Your donation will be used to encourage our students to raise funds and run laps for our school.

Looking for other ways to help? Please volunteer your time on Run Day - Friday, October 28. Sign up at Ravensworth Elementary School PTA: Run 4 Ravensworth Volunteers:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52-run4ravensworth2

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]! Go Ravens! 

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

Do you love to draw, color, or create! The 2022-2023 Ravensworth Elementary Yearbook needs your masterpiece to set the tone for this amazing school year. The theme is Ready, Set, Ravens.

Submissions must be an original artwork piece from the student, sized 8" x 10". A submission box is located outside the front office and will be open until October 28, 2022.

Classrooms will choose their favorite piece to grace the cover of the Yearbook. Don't miss your chance to make an impression! Have fun and good luck.

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.

 

MAH’KI Update

 

The 25 spaces available for Mah'ki were filled in less than 1 day!  PTA is working with Mah'ki to bring this opportunity again in Feb 2023 and late April 2023.  Mah'ki is working to train additional instructors in hopes to allow for an increase in the number of student participants for the next sessions. We are grateful for the interest & thank you for your support. We do need (2) PTA/parent volunteers to assist with the check in & check out at each class to help keep this program sustainable.

Volunteer Here:

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

MAH'KI

Thursdays, Oct 13 - Nov 17, 3:25 - 4:25 pm, In the Gym

*All Teachers & Staff and Parents of registered students are welcome to drop in & join the FREE Fun any Thursday!

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

Sign in with your existing Amazon account and select Ravensworth Elementary PTA as the organization you would like to support.  Also, be sure to select to use this while shopping from the app!  It is one of the easiest ways to help our school earn money for our programs for both students and teachers.  It does not cost extra and is the same a shopping on Amazon as you would normally do!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ravensworth PTA.

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

Are you connected to Ravensworth Elementary School and the Ravensworth PTA on social media? The PTA’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

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