RAVENS' NEST 06/08/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Jun 10th – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Dismissal at 1:20 pm

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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End of Year Message

This year we were so excited to have our Ravens back in the nest with us; in person, 5 days a week! While this year continued to be impacted by COVID, the learning, fun and friendships continued at Ravensworth ES. We were thrilled to bring back our favorite traditions like concerts, an author visit, and field days, along with adding the new tradition of welcoming back our Lake Braddock Seniors. As they walked the halls, our hearts were touched as they looked for their former teachers and gave high fives to their siblings or neighborhood friends. It is a testament to the positive relationships and community at Ravensworth ES. We look forward to what next year will bring.  Please be on the lookout for summer communications. We wish everyone a happy and healthy summer! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria and Patrick Bourjaily

#RavensWorth

 

Ravensworth Summer Reading

 

Ravens in Kindergarten through 5th grade:

The library is providing an opportunity for summer reading and other learning activities that you can begin working on after the last day of school.  This is an optional opportunity, but there is an incentive!

If you complete 5 activities in a row, sign the Bingo board, and have your parents sign it and then give it to your teacher or Mrs. Sloan by August 31st, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card.  Your name is entered for each row of 5 you complete!  Complete the whole board and your name will be entered 5 times!  The Bingo Card can be printed from the Ravensworth website or picked up from the main office.  Happy summer reading, Ravens! 

  SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

 

FCPL Summer Reading Adventure

 

Dive into Oceans of Possibilities and explore the depths of your library with FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure beginning June 10.  This year’s summer reading program offers participants two options: complete reading-and library-related activities or log time spent reading.  Both paths lead to prizes! 

FCPL offers four categories of summer reading activities: preschool, school-age, teen and adult.  Finishers in all categories receive coupons for summer treats and activities, including ticket vouchers for a Washington Nationals game, entry to Mount Vernon, outings at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, and more!  Sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Adventure online or through the Beanstack app.  Or, paper logs will be available at FCPL branches upon request beginning June 10.  FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure includes both virtual and in-person events for all ages and interests. Browse our events listing.

 

Back to School Immunization Clinics   Medication in the Clinic

The school health room would like to remind families that all medication stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on Friday, June 10, the last day of school. Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns please call the clinic aide Paula Condit at 703-426-3610.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications and Summer Meals

 

The federal waiver allowing all students to receive free and reduced-price meals is set to expire this summer.

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for SY 22-23. For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year. I encourage you to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application prior to the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer. Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, the additional benefits your child may receive, or no-cost summer meals, please contact our school 703-426-7000. We are happy to help.

 

Tutor.com – Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

 

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

 

7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to [email protected], or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at [email protected] or at 703-426-3600. After June 10th, please submit the records to Ms. Angela Santizo at Lake Braddock directly.

 

PTA News    Campus Survival Kits are BACK for the 2022-2023 School Year

 

Back by popular demand, the Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live – to order your student’s supply kit for next year click here! The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level  and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 – no shopping required!

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

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

 

New PTA Roles

We would like to announce Rachel Sutton as our new Secretary for next year, congratulations! Also, Charley Clark will be taking on the communications role! Thank you both! Looking forward to exciting things for next year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer and support Ravensworth, stay tuned!

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

The last Spirit Wear days of the school year are coming – Field Day on June 7th (Gr K-2) and 8th (Gr 3-6).  Get your gear today and be ready!

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 06/01/2022

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Upcoming Events  

Jun 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Game Truck, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Kiss & Ride Loop

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Ice Cream Party, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jun 7th – Field Day, Grades Kindergarten – 3rd, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Jun 8th – Field Day, Grades 4th – 6th, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Jun 10th – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Dismissal at 1:20 pm

 

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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  Field Days

 

Ravensworth will celebrate the end of the year on Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th on Field Days with some familiar favorites from PE.  Students will be using the field, the playground and both basketball courts/blacktops. 

Students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade will participate in Field Day on Tuesday, June 7th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. 

Students in 4th – 6th grades will participate in Field Day on Wednesday, June 8th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Parents can sign up to volunteer or come as spectators/participants.  Please know that if you come as a spectator and we don’t have enough volunteers, we may ask for your help.  This will only be necessary if we don’t have enough volunteers.  We’ll need between 15 – 30 volunteers each day.  Please use the following SignUp Genius link to volunteer for Field Day:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4EA8A72AA46-ravensworth2

We are looking forward to two fun days celebrating the end of our school year.  See you there!!!

 

FCPL Summer Reading Adventure  

Dive into Oceans of Possibilities and explore the depths of your library with FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure beginning June 10.  This year’s summer reading program offers participants two options: complete reading-and library-related activities or log time spent reading.  Both paths lead to prizes! 

FCPL offers four categories of summer reading activities: preschool, school-age, teen and adult.  Finishers in all categories receive coupons for summer treats and activities, including ticket vouchers for a Washington Nationals game, entry to Mount Vernon, outings at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, and more!  Sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Adventure online or through the Beanstack app.  Or, paper logs will be available at FCPL branches upon request beginning June 10.  FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure includes both virtual and in-person events for all ages and interests. Browse our events listing.

 

Medication in the Clinic

The school health room would like to remind families that all medication stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on Friday, June 10, the last day of school. Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns please call the clinic aide Paula Condit at 703-426-3610.

 

Preparing for a Military Move? What Every Military Family Needs to Know

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families

June 3, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

 

Tutor.com – Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

 

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

 

7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to [email protected], or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at [email protected] or at 703-426-3600. After June 10th, please submit the records to Ms. Angela Santizo at Lake Braddock directly.

 

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students

 

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

Please email Mrs. Aspuria and the attendance email if your child tests positive for Covid-19. Your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

 

Book Swap – Last Week – Books Needed!

 

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 

 

The Lost and Found is Overflowing!

 

Our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated. 

  PTA News 

 

We would like to announce Rachel Sutton as our new Secretary for next year, congratulations! Also, Charley Clark will be taking on the communications role! Thank you both! Looking forward to exciting things for next year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer and support Ravensworth, stay tuned!

  Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2, 3:25 - 4:25 pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers for This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

The last Spirit Wear days of the school year are coming – Field Day on June 7th (Gr K-2) and 8th (Gr 3-6).  Get your gear today and be ready!

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

May 26th – Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 pm

May 26th – Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 pm

May 31st – Memorial Day Holiday- No school

Jun 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Game Truck, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Parking Lot

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Ice Cream Party, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jun 7th – Field Day, Grades Kindergarten – 2nd

Jun 8th – Field Day, Grades 3rd – 6th

 

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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

 

Medication in the Clinic

The school health room would like to remind families that all medication stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on Friday, June 10, the last day of school. Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns please call the clinic aide Paula Condit at 703-426-3610.

 

Preparing for a Military Move? What Every Military Family Needs to Know

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families

June 3, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

 

7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to [email protected], or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at [email protected] or at 703-426-3600.

 

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students

 

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

Please email Mrs. Aspuria and the attendance email if your child tests positive for Covid-19. Your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

 

Bruins Summer Sports Camp

 

The Bruins welcome athletes of all ability levels in our camps. Athletes will be grouped by age and skill in their respective sports. We offer a balanced program of instruction in fundamentals and game competition. Our camp staff is comprised of Lake Braddock Secondary staff, alumni, and current players.

LBSS Summer Sports Camp

 

Book Swap – Books Needed!

 

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 

 

The Lost and Found is Quickly Filling Up!

 

Our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated.  The Lost and Found is in the main lobby and you are welcome to look during our Family STEAM Night. 

 

PTA News 

We would like to announce Rachel Sutton as our new Secretary for next year, congratulations! Also, Charley Clark will be taking on the communications role! Thank you both! Looking forward to exciting things for next year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer and support Ravensworth, stay tuned!

 

Run 4 Ravensworth Prizes, Game Truck and Ice Cream Party Updates, and Principal Incentives 

 

Congratulations to everyone for your participation in R4R, and a special shout out to all our winners announced last week! Invitations for the Game Truck and Ice Cream Party will be in your Wednesday folder this week - teachers will also have a list of the invitees. The Game Truck will start at 12:30 and the Ice Cream Party will be from 2-3pm on Friday, June 3rd! Interested in volunteering for the party? Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52-run4ravensworth1

All prizes for R4R will be delivered to students in their classrooms on Friday, June 3rd! 

Also, keep an eye out for the principal incentives for meeting all our fundraising goals! 

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, May 4th. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2, 3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

The last Spirit Wear days of the school year are coming – Field Day on June 7th (Gr K-2) and 8th (Gr 3-6).  Get your gear today and be ready!

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

May 19th – Chorus Concert at Ravensworth Elementary at 6:30 pm

May 24th – Family Engagement Night – Listening to and Learning from your stories – Library

May 26th – Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 pm

May 26th – Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 pm

Jun 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Game Truck, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Parking Lot

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Ice Cream Party, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jun 7th – Field Day, Grades Kindergarten – 2nd

Jun 8th – Field Day, Grades 3rd – 6th

 

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

Dear Ravensworth Families,             

On Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm we will be hosting a Family Engagement Night.  We want families to share how to make the Ravensworth experience inclusive of all our families.  We will be providing childcare during this meeting.  For our planning purposes, please RSVP by calling the Ravensworth Office at 703-426-3600 or send a note/email to your child’s teacher.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Family Input Form for Student Placements SY 2022-2023

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below Google form, by Monday May 23rd, so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

https://forms.gle/e7bQJyMdVpnTwLHj8

 

Preparing for a Military Move? What Every Military Family Needs to Know

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families

June 3, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

 

7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to [email protected], or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at [email protected] or at 703-426-3600.

 

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students

 

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

Please email Mrs. Aspuria and the attendance email if your child tests positive for Covid-19. Your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

 

Bruins Summer Sports Camp

 

The Bruins welcome athletes of all ability levels in our camps. Athletes will be grouped by age and skill in their respective sports. We offer a balanced program of instruction in fundamentals and game competition. Our camp staff is comprised of Lake Braddock Secondary staff, alumni, and current players.

LBSS Summer Sports Camp

 

Book Swap – Books Needed!

 

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 

 

The Lost and Found is Quickly Filling Up!

 

Our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated.  The Lost and Found is in the main lobby and you are welcome to look during our Family STEAM Night. 

 

PTA News 

 

We would like to announce Rachel Sutton as our new Secretary for next year, congratulations! Also, Charley Clark will be taking on the communications role! Thank you both! Looking forward to exciting things for next year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer and support Ravensworth, stay tuned!

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Thank you to everyone who donated and help support Run for Ravensworth we more than exceeded our goals and raised $31,778 for our school!

Congratulations to our Top winners!

  Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, May 4th. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2, 3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

The last Spirit Wear days of the school year are coming – Field Day on June 7th (Gr K-2) and 8th (Gr 3-6).  Get your gear today and be ready!

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

May 11th – Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names A-K, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

May 12th – Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names L-Z, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

May 13th – PTA Movie Night at Ravensworth 7:00 pm

May 14th – Thomas Jefferson Techstravaganza

May 19th – Chorus Concert at Ravensworth Elementary's Gym at 6:30 pm

May 24th – Family Engagement Night – Listening to and Learning from your stories – More details to come

May 26th – Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 pm

May 26th – Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 pm

June 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

 

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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

 

Family Input Form for Student Placements SY 2022-2023

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below Google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

https://forms.gle/e7bQJyMdVpnTwLHj8

 

Preparing for a Military Move? What Every Military Family Needs to Know

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families

June 3, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

 

7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

 

Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to [email protected], or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at [email protected] or at 703-426-3600.

 

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students Effective May 1

 

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

Family STEAM Night, Wed, May 11th for last name letters A-K and May 12th for last name letters L-Z, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Join us for Family Steam Night in the Art Studio, Art Room Courtyard and Kindergarten Hallway for:

  • Pendulum Painting
  • Art Bot Demonstrations
  • Giant Bubbles
  • Paper Airplane Runway

If you would like to volunteer, please click the link below for Sign-up Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4CA4A922A4FD0-steam

 

Bruins Summer Sports Camp

 

The Bruins welcome athletes of all ability levels in our camps. Athletes will be grouped by age and skill in their respective sports. We offer a balanced program of instruction in fundamentals and game competition. Our camp staff is comprised of Lake Braddock Secondary staff, alumni, and current players.

LBSS Summer Sports Camp

 

Thomas Jefferson HS Techstravaganza, May 14th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 14th, Thomas Jefferson HS is hosting its annual Techstravaganza.  This is a FREE interactive STEM event for students of all ages.  Below you will find flyers with more details and registration information.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Andrea Trumbull our AART, at [email protected].

 

Thank you,

Ravensworth ES Administrative Team

(English) Techstrav Flyer.pdf

(Spanish) Techstrav Flyer.pdf

 

Values in Prevention (VIP) Camp

 

Registration for VIP Summer Camp is OPEN Now!

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5-week camp for rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee. Scholarships are available upon request, please reach out to your After-School Specialist if financial assistance is needed. Breakfast & lunch will be served each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have fun in-house field trips activities on Fridays.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation is provided to and from each middle school to South County Middle School.

 

Camp Details (flyer and application attached)

Dates: Monday, June 28, 2021 - Thursday, July 29, 2021 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1zwrQAynAVHK9aN69

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information in on the registration application – Camp will fill up fast!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Chris Woodby, After-School Specialist at South County MS, by emailing [email protected] prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 25, 2021.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing

Questions? Please contact Jamaal Hines at [email protected]

 

Book Swap- Books Needed!

 

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 

 

The Lost and Found is Quickly Filling Up!

 

In the few short weeks since spring break, our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated.  The Lost and Found is in the main lobby and you are welcome to look during our Family STEAM Night. 

 

 

Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program

 

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

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

See attached for our information flyer & registration Q/R code.

Website: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_jumpstart_program

Information:

  • Jump Start 2022: Welcome to Bruin Nation!
  • When: August 8 – August 11, 2022 (9:00am – 2:00pm); students select one day!
  • Host site: Lake Braddock Secondary School
  • Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed); pay link will be active on 5/16/22 in MySchoolBucks
  • Register Here: https://forms.gle/a2uMgwL7nzryLoh99
  • Questions or concerns can be directed to: Jamaal Hines ([email protected]), After School Specialist and Building Use Coordinator

We look forward to welcoming your rising 7th grade students to Lake Braddock Secondary School. I hope you all have a nice summer break

 

Positivity Project

Above are the five elements intended to help people understand ways to build positive relationships in their own lives: identifying and appreciating the good in others, knowing my words and actions affect others, supporting others when they struggle, cheering others’ successes, and being present and giving others my attention.

 

PTA News  PTA Movie Night – Friday, May 13th – Save the Date!

 

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 13th at 7 pm Ravensworth PTA Presents “Encanto” Please join us for a fun family movie night! Pizza will be available for sale! Bring something comfortable to sit on, this will be outside on the blacktop! Outdoor movie fun for all ages! See you there!

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Ravens - Thank you for the overwhelming support for the Run 4 Ravensworth - we are less than $1,500 away from our reach goal of $30,000! Just 3 more days to collect donations - the MemberHub website officially closes on Friday, May 13th! Many students are so close to being able to visit the Game Truck (Raise $350+) or attend the Ice Cream Party (Raise $200+), or to earn a chance to visit the Run 4 Ravensworth Treasure Chest (Raise $50+)!

The Class with the highest participation will get a Movie Party, the teacher of that class will get a Spartan’s gift card. Registering and donating any amount counts as participation. Encourage your friends to sign up so your class and teacher can win a prize. You can still collect a price just for registering, and a smencil if you collect $10. If you have not already register to participate in Run 4 Ravensworth and get those donations in for our school an earn prizes, please go to:

https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22

 

PTA Executive Board Needs a communications Director for 2022-2023

The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a communications Director or Team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at [email protected]

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May. Elections will take place at our June meeting.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, May 4th. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2, 3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY! 

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

 

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

May 9th – Rising 7th Grade Parent and Student Night at Lake Braddock SS from 6:30 – 7:00 pm

May 9th – PTA Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:00 pm

May 9th – PTA Spirit Night, Ledo Pizza, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

May 11th – Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names A-K, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

May 12th – Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names L-Z, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

May 13th – Save the Date – PTA Movie Night at Ravensworth

May 14th – Thomas Jefferson Techstravaganza

May 19th – Chorus Concert at Lake Braddock SS Theater at 6:30 pm

May 24th – Family Engagement Night – Listening to and Learning from your stories – More details to come

May 26th – Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 pm

May 26th – Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 pm

June 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

 

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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

 

Family Input Form for Student Placements SY 2022-2023

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below Google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

https://forms.gle/e7bQJyMdVpnTwLHj8

 

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students Effective May 1st

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

 

Rising 7th Grade Parent & Student Night at Lake Braddock SS, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Lake Braddock Middle School will be hosting an event for our rising 7th grade families on Monday, May 9th from 6:30-7:30 pm. This event will include a parent information session, and a separate student presentation, followed by self-guided tours of the building with Bruin Ambassador assistance.

 

Family STEAM Night, Wed, May 11th for last name letters A-K and May 12th for last name letters L-Z, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Join us for Family Steam Night in the Art Studio, Art Room Courtyard and Kindergarten Hallway for:

  • Pendulum Painting
  • Art Bot Demonstrations
  • Giant Bubbles
  • Paper Airplane Runway

If you would like to volunteer, please click the link below for Sign-up Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4CA4A922A4FD0-steam

 

Thomas Jefferson HS Techstravaganza, May 14th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 14th, Thomas Jefferson HS is hosting its annual Techstravaganza.  This is a FREE interactive STEM event for students of all ages.  Below you will find flyers with more details and registration information.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Andrea Trumbull our AART, at [email protected].

 

Thank you,

Ravensworth ES Administrative Team

(English) Techstrav Flyer.pdf

(Spanish) Techstrav Flyer.pdf

 

Tutor.com

 

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Ravensworth students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

 

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

 

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

 

Values in Prevention (VIP) Camp

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee. Scholarships are available upon request, please reach out to your After-School Specialist if financial assistance is needed. Breakfast & lunch will be served each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have fun in-house field trips activities on Fridays.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation is provided to and from each middle school to South County Middle School.

Camp Details (See flyer below)

Dates: Monday, June 28, 2021 - Thursday, July 29, 2021 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1zwrQAynAVHK9aN69

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information in on the registration application – Camp will fill up fast!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Chris Woodby, After-School Specialist at South County MS, by emailing [email protected] prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 25, 2021.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing

Questions? Please contact Jamaal Hines at [email protected]

 

  Book Swap- Books Needed!

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 

  Positivity Project

 

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

 

PTA News  PTA Meeting, Monday, May 9th, IN SCHOOL at 7:00 pm

Come join us to catch up on all things PTA! We will have a raffle for a prize for all in attendance!

This meeting will also take submissions for 2022-2023 PTA officers, so don’t forget to nominate yourself or someone you know!!!

We can’t wait to see you all there! Ravensworth PTA Movie Night is coming soon!!! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 13th for our outdoor movie night! More information coming soon! Pizza and fun on a Friday night! We look forward to seeing all the Ravensworth families and enjoying the time together!

 

PTA Spirit Night – Ledo Pizza, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Our next spirit night of the year will be at Ledo Pizza (8324 Old Keene Mill Road, West Springfield, VA 22152) on Tuesday, May 9th. They are generously offering 20% of sales to support our PTA. Takeout orders are included as well. Call ahead for takeout and mention Ravensworth PTA.

 

PTA Movie Night – Friday, May 13th – Save the Date!

 

Ravensworth PTA Movie Night is coming soon!!! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 13th for our outdoor movie night! More information coming soon! Pizza and fun on Friday night! We look forward to seeing all the Ravensworth families and enjoying the time together!

 

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd – 6th

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon and we need your help to make it happen!!

Monday – Motivation Monday

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday

Wednesday – Winning Wednesday

Thursday – Thank You Thursday

Friday – Flower Friday

We have a Sign-up Genius below and all donations will be collected at 5591 Marshall House Ct in the Signal Hill neighborhood and 5616 Rathbone Pl in the Ravensworth Farm neighborhood! Let’s show our teachers some love!!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FAEA72BA1FD0-teacher

for donations until Friday, May 13th, so remind your family and friends to send in their donations! 

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Ravens - what a fantastic Run 4 Ravensworth on Friday! We ran SO many laps - our team is currently hard at work counting up the lap totals! We have raised almost $25,000 for our school ... and there is still time to raise money and qualify to win amazing prizes - Register to participate in Run 4 Ravensworth! | MemberHub NOW to join the fun! MemberHub will be open

 

PTA Executive Board Needs a Secretary & Communications Director for 2022-2023

 

The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a Secretary and a Communications Director or Team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at [email protected]

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May.

Elections will take place at our June meeting. While all positions accept nominations each year per the PTA bylaws, we must have a nomination for secretary. As of right now, we do not have a secretary for next year and we must fill this position in order to have a PTA at Ravensworth. 

The job of Secretary involves keeping records of the bylaws, attending monthly meetings, taking notes and minutes at meetings and uploading them to Memberhub, as well as any other tasks that are asked of you to help the board as a team. We work closely together and the work is always delegated evenly, if not done together. Lastly, helping organize events and attending events to help them run smoothly.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, May 4th. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2, 3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

 

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

April 28th – Grade 6 Reading SOL

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

May 2nd & May 3rd – Eid al Fitr

May 4thth – Bike and Roll to School Day

May 9th- Rising 7th Grade Parent and Student Night at Lake Braddock SS from 6:30-7:30 PM

May 11th- Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names A-K 6:30-7:30 PM

May 12th- Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names L-Z 6:30-7:30 PM

May 13th- Save the Date- PTA Movie Night at Ravensworth

May 19th- Chorus Concert at Lake Braddock SS Theater at 6:30 PM

May 24th- Family Engagement Night- Listening to and Learning from your stories- More details to come

May 26th- Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 PM

May 26th- Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 PM

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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Family Input Form for Student Placements SY 2022-2023

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below Google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

Ravensworth ES Family Input Form

 

Tutor.com

 

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Ravensworth students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

 

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

 

Parents Volunteers needed

 

Parents,

We are looking for parent volunteers to help support a temporary SOL schedule change.  Our volunteers would support our 3rd Grade classrooms for 30 minutes.  

We need 4 volunteers per day from 11:45-12:15 p.m..  Please check-in with the office 5 minutes before the scheduled time.

May 4th

May 5th

May 11th

May 12th

Sign-up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4EA8A72AA46-classroom

We appreciate your support.

 

Ravensworth ES Volunteers

 

It’s important to take the time to say thank you to our school volunteers. Volunteers have only so much time to give and Ravensworth ES gladly accepts any help that you have been able to offer. Your contributions are important and your hard work matters.  “Thank you” doesn’t feel like enough, but it truly sums up how we feel about our volunteers!  Your support has added to Ravensworth ES in so many ways.  We are so very thankful for your time and energy!

 

Values in Prevention (VIP) Camp

 

Registration for VIP Summer Camp is OPEN at 2:30pm TODAY!

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee. Scholarships are available upon request, please reach out to your After-School Specialist if financial assistance is needed. Breakfast & lunch will be served each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have fun in-house field trips activities on Fridays.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation is provided to and from each middle school to South County Middle School.

 

Camp Details (flyer and application attached)

Dates: Monday, June 28, 2021 - Thursday, July 29, 2021 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1zwrQAynAVHK9aN69

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information in on the registration application – Camp will fill up fast!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Chris Woodby, After-School Specialist at South County MS, by emailing [email protected] prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 25, 2021.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing

Questions? Please contact Jamaal Hines at [email protected]

 

Positivity Project

 

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

 

PTA News  PTA Meeting, Monday, May 9th, IN SCHOOL at 7:00 pm

Come join us to catch up on all things PTA! We will have a raffle for a prize for all in attendance!

This meeting will also take submissions for 2022-2023 PTA officers, so don’t forget to nominate

yourself or someone you know!!! We can’t wait to see you all there!

Ravensworth PTA Movie Night is coming soon!!! Mark your calendars for Friday, May

13th for our outdoor movie night! More information coming soon! Pizza and fun on a

Friday night! We look forward to seeing all the Ravensworth families and enjoying the

time together!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd – 6th

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon and we need your help to make it happen!!

Monday – Motivation Monday

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday

Wednesday – Winning Wednesday

Thursday – Thank You Thursday

Friday – Flower Friday

We have a Sign-up Genius below and all donations will be collected at 5591 Marshall House Ct in the Signal Hill neighborhood and 5616 Rathbone Pl in the Ravensworth Farm neighborhood! Let’s show our teachers some love!!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FAEA72BA1FD0-teacher

  Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Hi, Ravens! WOW! We are over $15,000 and 75% of the way to our goal of $20,000 for our school! Register: https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22  NOW to join the fun! So many great prizes just for signing up - temporary tattoos!- and raising just $10 - Smencil! - or raising $50 - choose something from our treasure chest! See you on Friday for Run Day! 

Interested in volunteering for Run Day on Friday, April 29?!? Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52....

Parents - we 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? This year the Ravensworth PTA's R4R fundraising goal is $20,000 and 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/runravens/Campaign/Details Please feel free to share this with any companies that would be interested in providing support! 

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

 

PTA Executive Board Needs a Secretary & Communications Director for 2022-2023

 

The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a secretary and a communications director or team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at [email protected]

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May.

Elections will take place at our June meeting. While all positions accept nominations each year per the PTA bylaws, we must have a nomination for secretary. As of right now, we do not have a secretary for next year and we must fill this position in order to have a PTA at Ravensworth.

The job of Secretary involves keeping records of the bylaws, attending monthly meetings, taking notes and minutes at meetings and uploading them to Memberhub, as well as any other tasks that are asked of you to help the board as a team. We work closely together and the work is always delegated evenly, if not done together. Lastly, helping organize events and attending events to help them run smoothly.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, from April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, April 27.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

 

Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:15pm -4:35pm

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

 

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in/out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get You 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!  

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

April 25th – Yearbook order deadline

April 26th – Grade 4 & 5 Reading SOL Day 1

April 27th – Grade 4 & 5 Reading SOL Day 2

April 27th – Screen on The Green at Lake Braddock Secondary School,

                    5pm food trucks, 6pm movie begins

April 28th – Grade 6 Reading SOL

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

May 2nd & May 3rd – Eid al Fitr

May 4thth – Bike and Roll to School Day                  

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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  A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We have a lot of exciting things going on at Ravensworth Elementary.

On Thursday, April 21 we will recognize our Military Connected Students during a ceremony being held at 8:00 AM at the outdoor classroom.  Families were contacted last week via email about the special event.

On Wednesday, April 27 we will have Spring Individual and Class Pictures.

On Friday, April 29 the PTA is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year with our Run for Ravensworth.  

We are looking forward to many more fun activities and events this spring.

 

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Tutor.com  

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Ravensworth students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

 

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

 

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

 

Parents Volunteers needed

 

Parents,

We are looking for parent volunteers to help support a temporary SOL schedule change.  Our volunteers would support our 3rd Grade classrooms for 30 minutes.  

We need 4 volunteers per day from 11:45-12:15 p.m..  Please check-in with the office 5 minutes before the scheduled time.

May 4th

May 5th

May 11th

May 12th

Sign-up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4EA8A72AA46-classroom

We appreciate your support.

 

Ravensworth ES Volunteers

 

It’s important to take the time to say thank you to our school volunteers. Volunteers have only so much time to give and Ravensworth ES gladly accepts any help that you have been able to offer. Your contributions are important and your hard work matters.  “Thank you” doesn’t feel like enough, but it truly sums up how we feel about our volunteers!  Your support has added to Ravensworth ES in so many ways.  We are so very thankful for your time and energy!

 

Standards of Learning (SOL)

 

SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Patrick Bourjaily and Melissa Keller.

  Screen on The Green at Lake Braddock Secondary School

 

  Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

 

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

Positivity Project

 

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

 

PTA News    Last chance to order a 2021/2022 YEARBOOK is April 24th!!!!! 

The deadline for ordering a 2021/2022 Ravensworth Yearbook is on April 25th, 2022.  This deadline can not be extended.  If you would like a yearbook and have not yet ordered one, you can order by clicking on the following link:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622.

The Ravensworth ES ID code is 4882622. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karin Floyd at [email protected]

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Hi, Ravens! Have you signed up and started collecting donations for Run 4 Ravensworth? Sprint to create your profile at : https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22  to join the fun! So many great prizes - and our first prize is a Nintendo Switch and Principal for a Day! Help us reach our school-wide goal of $20,000 - sign up and start raising money today! 

Interested in volunteering for Run Day on Friday, April 29?!? Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52....

Parents - we 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? This year the Ravensworth PTA's R4R fundraising goal is $20,000 and 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/runravens/Campaign/Details Please feel free to share this with any companies that would be interested in providing support! 

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day!

 

We need 2 volunteers for Wednesday, April 27, 2022, for Class Group and Spring Individual Pictures. The volunteers will receive a $14.99 voucher for Lifetouch for half day, and (2) $14.99 vouchers for a full day. You would be helping to direct classes to cameras, check for students wearing jackets, students with crazy hair, etc. Please email [email protected] to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your help!

 

PTA Executive Board Needs a Secretary & Communications Director for 2022-2023

 

The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a secretary and a communications director or team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at [email protected]

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May.

Elections will take place at our June meeting. While all positions accept nominations each year per the PTA bylaws, we must have a nomination for secretary. As of right now, we do not have a secretary for next year and we must fill this position in order to have a PTA at Ravensworth.

The job of Secretary involves keeping records of the bylaws, attending monthly meetings, taking notes and minutes at meetings and uploading them to Memberhub, as well as any other tasks that are asked of you to help the board as a team. We work closely together and the work is always delegated evenly, if not done together. Lastly, helping organize events and attending events to help them run smoothly.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

PTA is super excited to bring to RES After School: Mah'Ki -- a new High Energy Outlet for the entire RES Community! Mah'Ki's Instructor (Asuka Bom of Kazaxe) leads High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement created for kids yet encourages multigenerational participation!  RES PTA is proud to sponsor this FREE 7 week, fun High Vibing class!   You've GOT to Check THIS Out!  

Mah'Ki -- High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement class

Thursdays, April 21 - June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

FREE to ALL RES Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

*Students must be registered by April 18: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

*Student registration is currently limited to 50, no limit to adults

*We NEED 2 PTA volunteers each week:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki

*If student is Kindergarten or 1st grade: parent/guardian *must* participate alongside

*Bring full water bottle & ear plugs if desired and Dress Comfy to MOVE 

*Check In: Gym    Pick Up: Blacktop/gym door near playground

*Parents, Teachers, Staff may drop in & join the fun any Thursday

Mah'Ki Needs 2 Parent Volunteers per week For This to Work Well :)  Thursdays, 4/21-6/2,  3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in & check out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY!  

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get You 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!  

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

April 18th – 22nd – Ravensworth Spirit Week

April 20th – Purple Up Day

April 21st June 2nd – Mah'Ki - High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement class

April 25th – Yearbook order deadline

April 27th – Screen on The Green at Lake Braddock Secondary School

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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Save The Date!  Purple Up Spirit Week is next week! April 18-22

 

April is the month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, our military connected children. Help Ravensworth ES recognize and support our military students by participating in the Purple Up Spirit Week! Check out the flyer in your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.  Purple is the combination of Army Green, Marine Corps Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Space Force Blue.

 

Standards of Learning (SOL)

SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Patrick Bourjaily and Melissa Keller.

  Spring Screening for School-Based AAP Services for 2022-23

 

Please read the Spring AAP Newsletter at the following link Spring Screening for School-Based AAP for information regarding Spring Screening for School-Based (Levels II-III) AAP Services for school year 2022-23.

 

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

 

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

Positivity Project

 

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

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

 

PTA News    Last chance to order a 2021/2022 YEARBOOK is April 25th!!!!! 

 

The deadline for ordering a 2021/2022 Ravensworth Yearbook is on April 25th, 2022.  This deadline can not be extended.  If you would like a yearbook and have not yet ordered one, you can order by clicking on the following link:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622.

The Ravensworth ES ID code is 4882622. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karin Floyd at [email protected]

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

Hi, Ravens! It's here, it's here - create your profile at:  https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22  starting TODAY to raise money for the Run 4 Ravensworth! So many great prizes - and our first prize is a Nintendo Switch and Principal for a Day! Help us reach our school-wide goal of $20,000 - sign up and start raising money today! 

Interested in volunteering for Run Day on Friday, April 29?!? Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52....

Parents - we 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? This year the Ravensworth PTA's R4R fundraising goal is $20,000 and 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/runravens/Campaign/Details Please feel free to share this with any companies that would be interested in providing support! 

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day!

 

We need 2 volunteers for Wednesday, April 27, 2022, for Class Group and Spring Individual Pictures. The volunteers will receive a $14.99 voucher for Lifetouch for half day, and (2) $14.99 vouchers for a full day. You would be helping to direct classes to cameras, check for students wearing jackets, students with crazy hair, etc. Please email [email protected] to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your help!

 

PTA Executive Board Needs a Secretary & Communications Director for 2022-2023

 

The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a secretary and a communications director or team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at [email protected]

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May.

Elections will take place at our June meeting. While all positions accept nominations each year per the PTA bylaws, we must have a nomination for secretary. As of right now, we do not have a secretary for next year and we must fill this position in order to have a PTA at Ravensworth.

The job of Secretary involves keeping records of the bylaws, attending monthly meetings, taking notes and minutes at meetings and uploading them to Memberhub, as well as any other tasks that are asked of you to help the board as a team. We work closely together and the work is always delegated evenly, if not done together. Lastly, helping organize events and attending events to help them run smoothly.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

PTA is super excited to bring to RES After School: Mah'Ki -- a new High Energy Outlet for the entire RES Community! Mah'Ki's Instructor (Asuka Bom of Kazaxe) leads High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement created for kids yet encourages multigenerational participation!  RES PTA is proud to sponsor this FREE 7 week, fun High Vibing class!   You've GOT to Check THIS Out!  

Mah'Ki -- High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement class

Thursdays, April 21 - June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

FREE to ALL RES Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

*Students must be registered by April 18: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

*Student registration is currently limited to 50, no limit to adults

*We NEED 2 PTA volunteers each week:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki

*If student is Kindergarten or 1st grade: parent/guardian *must* participate alongside

*Bring full water bottle & ear plugs if desired and Dress Comfy to MOVE 

*Check In: Gym    Pick Up: Blacktop/gym door near playground

*Parents, Teachers, Staff may drop in & join the fun any Thursday

Mah'Ki Needs 2 Parent Volunteers per week For This to Work Well :)  Thursdays, 4/21-6/2,  3:15pm -4:35pm

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

JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in & check out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY! 

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get You 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!  

 

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

 

 

March 30th – Kindergarten Orientation in person option 6:45 to 8:00pm (Cafeteria)

March 31st – 2 Hour Early Release (Students Dismiss at 1:20 pm)

April 1st – Teacher workday (Student Holiday)

April 4th- 8th – Spring Break

April 20th – Purple Up Day

April 21st June 2nd – Mah'Ki - High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement class

April 27th – Screen on The Green at Lake Braddock Secondary School

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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Don’t Forget to Take the Family Engagement Survey!

 

Deadline Sunday, April 3

Family engagement is an essential part of building a caring culture that will foster student success. Your voice is a critical part of that effort.

Our Family Engagement Survey is a great opportunity for you to let us know how our schools can best serve your family.

Survey Participation (k12insight.com)

All responses are confidential. 

 

April is Month of the Military Child

 

 

Each year, our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.  The recognition is part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger who established the commemoration in 1986.  During the month, one day is selected as the day to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” and all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth (MCY).  Why purple?  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.  This year, Purple Up! Day is April 20.

FCPS and Ravensworth is proud to recognize all military-connected children this April during Month of the Military Child. Each year we join our country in celebrating the resiliency of military-connected children for their tremendous service and sacrifice at home in the U.S. and overseas.

 

Standards of Learning (SOL)

 

SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Patrick Bourjaily and Melissa Keller.

  Arrival and Dismissal

 

Several of our neighbors have reached out about our families blocking their driveways with their cars during arrival and dismissal.  Please be mindful of where you park when coming to the school.  The safest way to drop off and pick up your child from school is through our Kiss and Ride.  Thank you for your support.

 

Lost and Found

 

 

At the end of each quarter items from Ravensworth Lost and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school on March 31st from 7:45 am to 1:30 pm. Items not claimed by March 31st will be sent to donation.

 

Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form

 

 

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE, or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. You should have received this information by mail.  Please submit an opt-out form via ParentVUE or return the hard copy opt-out forms to your child’s teacher by April 1st.

 

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

 

 

We are starting to prepare for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022, are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Ravensworth next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Teresa Dunbar, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Ravensworth. Feel free to pass this form along or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-426-3600 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at   https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

An in-person Kindergarten Orientation will take place today in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:00pm.

 

Spring Screening for School-Based AAP Services for 2022-23

 

 

Please read the Spring AAP Newsletter at the following link Spring Screening for School-Based AAP for information regarding Spring Screening for School-Based (Levels II-III) AAP Services for school year 2022-23.

 

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

 

 

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

Positivity Project

 

 

Humor can have a dark side, depending on how it’s used. Some humor is mean-spirited and bullying. The strength of humor that the character strength focuses on is that which raises the spirits of other people.

For individuals, humor has important health benefits, both mental and physical. Humor stretches the mind to look at things from different perspectives, keeping people mentally agile and alert. Making people laugh also produces positive emotions and happiness for the initiator. And, when people are on the receiving end of humor, they also receive many benefits. Scientists have shown that laughter reduces stress, promotes connection with other people, and can even improve focus. Laughter is contagious and bonds us to other people.

 

PTA News 

 

  Run 4 Ravensworth

 

 

Hi, Ravens! Run 4 Ravensworth is coming April 29, 2022!  Parents - we 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? This year the Ravensworth PTA's R4R fundraising goal is $20,000 and 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/runravens/Campaign/Details Please feel free to share this with any companies that would be interested in providing support! 

The MemberHub website will go live for students on April 13, 2022 - more information to come soon! 

Interested in volunteering for Run Day on Friday, April 29?!? Sign up here! (Ravensworth Elementary School PTA: Run 4 Ravensworth Volunteers (signupgenius.com))

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

 

Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement

 

Thursdays, April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

PTA is super excited to bring to RES After School: Mah'Ki -- a new High Energy Outlet for the entire RES Community! Mah'Ki's Instructor (Asuka Bom of Kazaxe) leads High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement created for kids yet encourages multigenerational participation!  RES PTA is proud to sponsor this FREE 7 week, fun High Vibing class!   You've GOT to Check THIS Out!  

Mah'Ki -- High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement class

Thursdays, April 21 - June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

FREE to ALL RES Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

*Students must be registered by April 18: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

*Student registration is currently limited to 50, no limit to adults

*We NEED 2 PTA volunteers each week:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki

*If student is Kindergarten or 1st grade: parent/guardian *must* participate alongside

*Bring full water bottle & ear plugs if desired and Dress Comfy to MOVE 

*Check In: Gym    Pick Up: Blacktop/gym door near playground

*Parents, Teachers, Staff may drop in & join the fun any Thursday

 

PTA Yearbook

 

 

Want to capture those memories? Childhood doesn't last forever!  Celebrate this year at Ravensworth Elementary School by ordering your 2021-2022 Ravensworth Yearbook. (Price is $20).  You can order by clicking on the following link:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622.

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

 

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Get You 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!  

 

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

 

 

March 23rd – Parent Seminar: What is ESSER Funding?  Learn about Ravensworth’s School Improvement and Innovation Plan from 7:00-8:00 PM in cafeteria

March 25th – Spring Spirit Wear Day 

March 26th – FCPS Special Education Conference (see below)

March 29th – Kindergarten Orientation virtual option 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom)

March 30th – Kindergarten Orientation in person option 6:45 to 8:00pm (Cafeteria)

March 31st – 2 Hour Early Release (Students Dismiss at 1:20 pm)

April 1st  – Teacher workday (Student Holiday)

April 4th- 8th – Spring Break

April 21st – June 2nd  – Mah'Ki - High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement class

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

 

A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

I am excited to share a new resource that will soon be available to all Ravensworth students to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. An email including the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information was sent on March 22nd. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home by mail. 

For additional information, see below or visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

Several of our neighbors have reached out about our families blocking their driveways with their cars during arrival and dismissal.  Please be mindful of where you park when coming to the school.  The safest way to drop off and pick up your child from school is through our Kiss and Ride.  Thank you for your support.

 

Lost and Found

 

 

At the end of each quarter items from Ravensworth Los and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school during the week of March 28 from 7:45 am and 4:30 pm. Items not claimed by March 31st will be sent to donation.

 

Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form

 

 

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. You will receive this information in your child’s Wednesday folder.  Please submit an opt-out form via ParentVUE or return hard copy opt-out forms to your child’s teacher by April 1st.

 

FCPS Special Education Conference

 

 

Register Now for the FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference on March 26

FCPS’s 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

  • Parents and community members will be able to register online.
  • FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.
  • Individuals needing foreign language interpretation (Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean), American Sign Language (ASL), or Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) interpreters for the live sessions may request this on the registration form. 

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register

 

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

 

 

We are starting to prepare for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022, are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Ravensworth next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Teresa Dunbar, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Ravensworth. Feel free to pass this form along or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-426-3600 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

A virtual Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for March 29th from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Zoom. On March 30th, an in person option will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:00pm. Both presentations will be the same.

 

Spring Screening for School-Based AAP Services for 2022-23

 

 

Please read the Spring AAP Newsletter at the following link Spring Screening for School-Based AAP for information regarding Spring Screening for School-Based (Levels II-III) AAP Services for school year 2022-23.

 

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

 

 

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

Positivity Project

 

 

Prudence means that you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices. Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. 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.

Prudence is not simply being excessively cautious or self-restrained. And, while it is often exemplified through individual financial savings, prudence applies to all parts of life. Philosophers have discussed the strength for millennia. Aristotle wrote about phronesis or “practical wisdom” which allows us to properly use other character strengths. And, according to Dr. Chris Peterson, the Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas “named prudence as the principle wisdom, with bravery subordinate to it. It is prudence that provides the wisdom to assess danger; bravery then allows reason to prevail despite fear.”

 

PTA News 

 

  Run 4 Ravensworth

 

 

Hi, Ravens! Are you ready for Run 4 Ravensworth? It’s coming on Friday, April 29th, and we are getting excited!  Similar to the Read-a-thon, we are using MemberHub and YOU can have your VERY OWN web page to share with friends and family for donations and to track your donation raising progress! Get a fun prize just for signing up online! We have some great prizes up for grabs for the top fundraisers, including a Nintendo Switch and Amazon gift cards. You can come to an ice cream party and raffle if you raise $175 or more, and play in a video game truck if you raise at least $300.  MemberHub will be accessible starting April 13 and you have until May 13 to turn in donations if you want to be eligible for prizes. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions before the big day! Go Ravens! 

 

PTA Yearbook

 

 

Want to capture those memories? Childhood doesn't last forever!  Celebrate this year at Ravensworth Elementary School by ordering your 2021-2022 Ravensworth Yearbook. (Price is $20).  You can order by clicking on the following link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

 

 

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Mah'Ki !!!    (What?!?!??)  

 

PTA is super excited to bring to RES After School: Mah'Ki -- a new High Energy Outlet for the entire RES Community! Mah'Ki's Instructor (Asuka Bom of Kazaxe) leads High Vibin' Music, Dance & Movement geared to kids while encouraging multigenerational participation!  RES PTA is proud to sponsor this FREE 7 week, fun High Vibin' class!   You've GOT to Check THIS Out!  *stay tuned for registration info!  

Thursdays,   April 21  - June 2,   3:25 -- 4:25 pm

FREE to ALL RES Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

*Need 2 PTA volunteers each week: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki

*If student is Kindergarten or 1st grade: parent/guardian must participate alongside

*Bring full water bottle, Dress Comfy to MOVE & Ear plugs if desired

*Students must be registered (stay tuned!)

*Check In: Gym    Pick Up: Blacktop/gym door near playground

*Parents, Teachers, Staff may drop & join the fun any Thursday

 

Show Your School Spirit on March 25th!

 

 

Let’s kick off Spring by showing our school spirit – wear your Spirit Wear on Friday, March 25th! Place your order by March 22nd to get your items in time for Spirit Wear Day: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store (youth and adult sizes available). Contact Dori Sophia at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

 

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

 

 

March 18th – Read 4 Ravensworth PJ Day 

March 23rd - Parent Seminar: What is ESSER Funding?  Learn about Ravensworth’s School Improvement and Innovation Plan. From 7:00-8:00 PM in cafeteria

March 25th - Spring Spirit Wear Day 

March 26th - FCPS Special Education Conference (see bellow)

March 29th - Kindergarten Orientation virtual option 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom)

March 30th - Kindergarten Orientation in person option 6:45 to 8:00pm (Cafeteria)

March 31st - 2-Hour Early Release (Students Dismiss at 1:20 pm)

April 1st - Teacher work day (Student Holiday)

April 4th- 8th – Spring Break

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

  A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

Dear Ravensworth Families,

News reports of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia have caused fear and anxiety for many families in our community for many different reasons. Some are worried about friends and family living overseas, or the potential of a loved one who serves our country being sent overseas. Others fear escalation that could impact the safety of nearby countries and the global economy.

News coverage can also be triggering for families who have experienced violence here at home or war in other parts of the world. Many of our own FCPS families have left countries in conflict, fleeing war and violence, often leaving loved ones behind in the process of seeking safety. This comes at a time when our country is still recovering from a pandemic that has disrupted our daily lives for two years.

Across FCPS, we stand in solidarity with all nations in conflict, seeking freedom from war, violence and oppression. We are here to be a safe space for our children to speak freely about their concerns and to provide support for families who are struggling.

As parents and caregivers, there are things you can do at home to support your children. The American Psychological Association suggests that you process your own emotions first so that you can talk calmly with your child. Anticipate their questions and start by asking what they have heard and how they feel about it.

Reassure your child that they are safe and to focus on the helpers. Just like a trusted adult at school, there are humanitarian workers, world leaders and others who are busy working on a solution to resolve this conflict. Children can be helpers too - give them the opportunity to do so in an age appropriate way. For young children, that may simply involve drawing pictures, writing notes about peace, or making friends with a student who is new to their school. 

Monitor media exposure and ask your older children what they have seen or heard on social media. This is an opportunity to talk about ways to distinguish between reliable news sources and misinformation.

Finally, give your child ways to manage stress such as breathing exercises or short walks. If your child needs additional help, please do not hesitate to reach out to our counselors: Todd Austin [email protected] or Dana Smith [email protected] who can check in with your child at school. 

Thank you for being a part of our school community and know that we are here to support your family in any way that you need.

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Arrival and Dismissal

Several of our neighbors have reached out about our families blocking their driveways with their cars during arrival and dismissal.  Please be mindful of where you park when coming to the school.  The safest way to drop off and pick up your child from school is through our Kiss and Ride.  Thank you for your support.

 

Lost and Found

 

At the end of each quarter items from Ravensworth Los and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school during he week of March 28 from 7:45 am and 4:30 pm. Items not claimed by March 31st will be sent to donation.

 

FCPS Special Education Conference

 

 

Register Now for the FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference on March 26

FCPS’s 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

  • Parents and community members will be able to register online.
  • FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.
  • Individuals needing foreign language interpretation (Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean), American Sign Language (ASL), or Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) interpreters for the live sessions may request this on the registration form. 

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register

 

Special STEM Session for Grades 3-6 Students

 

 

The Future Brighter has arranged a special STEM session with the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) team on Friday, March 18th, from 4:15 - 5:15 pm ET. They will talk about fun science topics to spark interest in students possibly wanting to pursue a career in that field. Here is a link to learn more about them: https://www.llnl.gov/

The LLNL team is also giving away gift bags with a NIF (National Ignition Facility) comic book and a 101 Great Science Experiments book - making this a must-sign-up event! Here is a link to sign up for this event: https://tinyurl.com/LLNL2022

 

Lulu Delacre visiting Ravensworth Elementary

 

 

Bilingual author, speaker, and New York Times bestselling illustrator of children’s books, Lulu Delacre will be visiting our K-3 students on Wednesday, March 23rd!  We’re so excited to have the opportunity to hear from a talented author/illustrator!  Lulu aims to empower Latinx children by instilling pride in their heritage while also working to create books that expand the horizons of those unfamiliar with Latino culture to help foster understanding.  Lulu was born in Puerto Rico and developed a love of creating art at an early age.  After attending school in Puerto Rico and then in France, she knew she wanted to illustrate children’s books and dreamed of creating books inspired by her heritage.  We’re very grateful to the PTA for making this special event possible!  If you’d like to learn more about Lulu Delacre’s books, you can find them here.

 

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

We are starting to prepare for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022, are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Ravensworth next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Teresa Dunbar, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Ravensworth. Feel free to pass this form along or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-426-3600 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

A virtual Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for March 29th from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Zoom. On March 30th, an in person option will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45 to 8:00pm. Both presentations will be the same.

 

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

 

 

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

Positivity Project

 

 

Those who exemplify love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize or a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.

People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make significant contributions to others’ understanding.

 

PTA News    PTA Yearbook

 

Want to capture those memories? Childhood doesn't last forever!  Celebrate this year at Ravensworth Elementary School by ordering your 2021-2022 Ravensworth Yearbook. (Price is $20).  You can order by clicking on the following link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622

 

Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership

 

Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store ($10 individual and $20 family).

 

Show Your School Spirit on March 25th!

 

 

Let’s kick off Spring by showing our school spirit – wear your Spirit Wear on Friday, March 25! Place your order by 3/22 to get your items in time for Spirit Wear Day: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store (youth and adult sizes available). Contact Dori Sophia at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

 

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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