RAVENS' NEST 04/12/2024

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Upcoming Events

 

April 12th - Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show 6:00-8:00pm

April 17th - Virginia Purple Up! Day (Wear Something Purple)

April 17th - Spring Individual Picture Day

April 24th – 6th Grade Panoramic Photo

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Student and Family Surveys

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open for all parents/caregivers. Emails were sent to families on Sunday, March 3, by our independent partner, K12 Insight. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Feedback will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division to support student success.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by schools to fill out a paper survey or for support with completing the survey online. A link to the survey and additional information are available on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

Encuesta para los Estudiantes y la Familia

La Encuesta de participación familiar de FCPS ya está abierta para todos los padres/cuidadores. Nuestro socio independiente, “K12 Insight”, envió correos electrónicos a las familias el domingo 3 de marzo.

Se les invita a las familias a participar. Sus comentarios se utilizarán para desarrollar un plan para mejorar las asociaciones entre familias y escuelas en toda la división para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes.

La encuesta está disponible en 10 idiomas. Los padres/cuidadores pueden pasar por las escuelas para completar una encuesta en papel o para recibir ayuda para completar la encuesta en línea. Un enlace a la encuesta e información adicional están disponibles en la página web de la encuesta de participación familiar.

  Rising 7th grade students - Immunizations Notice

 

7th Grade Immunizations are now due and should be submitted to Teresa Dunbar no later than June 1st. All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Immunization records can be scanned directly to Ms. Dunbar at [email protected]

  Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024.
Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

  April is Month of the Military Child!

 

To celebrate our military connected students here at Ravensworth we will have a Spirit Week surrounding FCPS' Purple Up Day!

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday - Camo Day

Wednesday - Purple Up Day

Thursday - Stars & Stripes Day

Friday - RED Day

  Annual Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show

 

Join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show at the LBSS gym on April 12th from 6-8pm to view selected artworks from all our feeder schools including Ravensworth. There will be art, music, food, and much more! 

  Techstravaganza 2024   Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Purpose. Purpose means you have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

Purpose gives individuals the sense that they are put on this earth for a reason and that they are somehow 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, bring joy through art or music, or raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.

  PTA   PTA Open Board Positions

 

After the 2023-2024 School Year our entire Executive Board: President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions will be vacant. We cannot have a PTA without these positions filled and the state will assume control. Nominations for these positions will be held at the April 15th and June 3rd meetings. Elections will follow the close of nominations at the June 3rd Meeting.

Anyone interested in being involved in the PTA as one of these positions is urged to contact [email protected] to receive more information or start learning more about these roles.

President

  • Preside over general membership and executive board meetings
  • Meet with school leadership and develop ideas to promote the organization
  • Submit documentation necessary to the Virginia PTA and maintain the organization within the specified by-laws
  • Serve as ex-officio of all committees except the nominations committee
  • 6-8 Hours per month

Treasurer

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses in QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings as well as an annual financial report
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Submitting dues to the state organization per bylaws
  • QuickBooks Experience helpful but not necessary
  • 3-5 hours per month

Secretary

  • Record minutes of all meetings
  • Keep official copies of the state and local bylaws on file
  • Maintain a membership list in accordance with the Virginia PTA
  • 2-4 hours per month

Anyone interested in these roles can send an email to [email protected].

  PTA Meeting April 15th

At the Monday, April 15th PTA Meeting, we will be presenting, Empowering Parents to Navigate Challenges in the Digital Age.  The session will focus on understanding and addressing the challenges of technology and impacts it can have on students academically and socially. Equip yourself with valuable insights and practical strategies to foster a safe and supportive environment for your child online. Let's collaborate to navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape together. Several Ravensworth staff members and Melanie Crosby, Region 4 Family Engagement Specialist, will lead this presentation.                     

  Ravensworth Chess club is Looking for Volunteers

 

Chess Club is being held Mondays through June 3rd 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. for 2nd through 6th graders! While registration is full for this, we still need parent volunteers to assist during the program. Whether you have a passion for chess or not, your help would be appreciated so the club can run smoothly.  For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators:

Michael Alt, [email protected]

Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  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 10th - School Holiday, Eid at Fitr

April 12th - Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show 6:00-8:00pm

April 17th - Virginia Purple Up! Day (Wear Something Purple)

April 17th - Spring Individual Picture Day

April 24th – 6th Grade Panoramic Photo

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  A Message from The Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

As you are aware we sent out an eNotify message this morning.  We had to make a change to the lunch options today.  We will be able to offer the regular menu options on Monday.

We are excited about our upcoming Purple Up Spirit Week from April 15-19.  We hope your child will participate. 

Have a great weekend!

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  Student and Family Surveys

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open for all parents/caregivers. Emails were sent to families on Sunday, March 3, by our independent partner, K12 Insight. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Feedback will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division to support student success.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by schools to fill out a paper survey or for support with completing the survey online. A link to the survey and additional information are available on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

Encuesta para los Estudiantes y la Familia

La Encuesta de participación familiar de FCPS ya está abierta para todos los padres/cuidadores. Nuestro socio independiente, “K12 Insight”, envió correos electrónicos a las familias el domingo 3 de marzo.

Se les invita a las familias a participar. Sus comentarios se utilizarán para desarrollar un plan para mejorar las asociaciones entre familias y escuelas en toda la división para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes.

La encuesta está disponible en 10 idiomas. Los padres/cuidadores pueden pasar por las escuelas para completar una encuesta en papel o para recibir ayuda para completar la encuesta en línea. Un enlace a la encuesta e información adicional están disponibles en la página web de la encuesta de participación familiar.

  April is Month of the Military Child!

 

To celebrate our military connected students here at Ravensworth we will have a Spirit Week surrounding FCPS' Purple Up Day!

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday - Camo Day

Wednesday - Purple Up Day

Thursday - Stars & Stripes Day

Friday - RED Day

  Rising 7th grade students - Immunizations Notice

 

7th Grade Immunizations are now due and should be submitted to Teresa Dunbar no later than June 1st. All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Immunization records can be scanned directly to Ms. Dunbar at [email protected]

  Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

 

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024.
Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Survey results will provide a basis for quality improvement of School Health services. The data-driven process is in alignment with the FCPS Strategic planning process, and the survey results will contribute positively to the FCPS Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders.

  Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024 and will be viewable, depending on weather, in the Fairfax County area. In our area, the eclipse will begin around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m. This timing overlaps with some dismissal times and it is crucial that schools reiterate the importance of safe viewing practices. 

There has been an update to the original Solar Eclipse guidance that was shared previously. Schools should continue to encourage indirect viewing (solar projectors, pinhole projectors, watching the NASA livestream).  Direct viewing with ISO 12312-2 approved glasses is also a safe option.  It is important that any glasses used have this specific label on them. The use of sunglasses or other dark eye coverings are not approved.

We continue to encourage schools to inform their communities of proper eye safety during the eclipse. Please see references on the Solar Eclipse Resources FCPS website link.

We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon.

  Advanced Academics Information

 

You can find the Spring Advanced Academics Newsletter, including translations, posted on Schoology.  Included is an overview of services and the process for submitting referrals for school-based services to begin in the 2024-25 school year. The last day to submit referrals this year is April 15th. 

Any questions, please reach out to Andrea Trumbull, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher at [email protected].

  Techstravaganza 2024   Annual Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show

 

Join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show at the LBSS gym on April 12th from 6-8pm to view selected artworks from all our feeder schools including Ravensworth. There will be art, music, food, and much more! 

  Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humor. Humor means you like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

Humor is a sense of playfulness and lightness. It is a way of looking at and describing the world that brings laughter to people. A person with the strength of humor is skilled at seeing the funny side of things, bringing smiles and laughter to others, and identifying and communicating the absurdities in life. People with this strength don’t specifically need to be joke tellers, although many are.

  PTA   PTA Open Board Positions

 

After the 2023-2024 School Year our entire Executive Board: President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions will be vacant. We cannot have a PTA without these positions filled and the state will assume control. Nominations for these positions will be held at the April 15th and June 3rd meetings. Elections will follow the close of nominations at the June 3rd Meeting.

Anyone interested in being involved in the PTA as one of these positions is urged to contact [email protected] to receive more information or start learning more about these roles.

President

  • Preside over general membership and executive board meetings
  • Meet with school leadership and develop ideas to promote the organization
  • Submit documentation necessary to the Virginia PTA and maintain the organization within the specified by-laws
  • Serve as ex-officio of all committees except the nominations committee
  • 6-8 Hours per month

Treasurer

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses in QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings as well as an annual financial report
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Submitting dues to the state organization per bylaws
  • QuickBooks Experience helpful but not necessary
  • 3-5 hours per month

Secretary

  • Record minutes of all meetings
  • Keep official copies of the state and local bylaws on file
  • Maintain a membership list in accordance with the Virginia PTA
  • 2-4 hours per month

Anyone interested in these roles can send an email to [email protected].

  Ravensworth Chess club is Looking for Volunteers

 

Chess Club is being held Mondays through June 3rd 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. for 2nd through 6th graders! While registration is full for this, we still need parent volunteers to assist during the program. Whether you have a passion for chess or not, your help would be appreciated so the club can run smoothly.  For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators:

Michael Alt, [email protected]

Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  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

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

April 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation, Check in 2:45 pm / Orientation & Tour 3:00 pm

April 10th – School Holiday, Eid at Fitr

April 17th - Spring Picture Day

 

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Student and Family Surveys

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open for all parents/caregivers. Emails were sent to families on Sunday, March 3, by our independent partner, K12 Insight. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Feedback will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division to support student success.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by schools to fill out a paper survey or for support with completing the survey online. A link to the survey and additional information are available on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

Encuesta para los Estudiantes y la Familia

La Encuesta de participación familiar de FCPS ya está abierta para todos los padres/cuidadores. Nuestro socio independiente, “K12 Insight”, envió correos electrónicos a las familias el domingo 3 de marzo.

Se les invita a las familias a participar. Sus comentarios se utilizarán para desarrollar un plan para mejorar las asociaciones entre familias y escuelas en toda la división para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes.

La encuesta está disponible en 10 idiomas. Los padres/cuidadores pueden pasar por las escuelas para completar una encuesta en papel o para recibir ayuda para completar la encuesta en línea. Un enlace a la encuesta e información adicional están disponibles en la página web de la encuesta de participación familiar.

  Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

 

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher workdays. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

 

¡Asiste a Clases Hoy Para Tener Éxito Mañana!

Este año, las vacaciones de primavera son del 25 al 29 de marzo. Estaremos impacientes por dar la bienvenida a sus hijos a la escuela miércoles el 3 de abril. Su asistencia es muy importante. Cada día, nuestros profesores estarán enseñando, y los estudiantes estarán aprendiendo. Los estudios han demostrado que sólo dos ausencias al mes pueden causar que los estudiantes se atrasen. Terminemos este año escolar fuerte. Visite el sitio web de FCPS para recursos de asistencia.

  Rising 7th grade students - Immunizations Notice

 

7th Grade Immunizations are now due and should be submitted to Teresa Dunbar no later than June 1st. All students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to the beginning of school: Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis booster (Tdap), Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Immunization records can be scanned directly to Ms. Dunbar at [email protected]

  Updated Covid Recommendations

 

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school.

  Advanced Academics Information

 

You can find the Spring Advanced Academics Newsletter, including translations, posted on Schoology.  Included is an overview of services and the process for submitting referrals for school-based services to begin in the 2024-25 school year. The last day to submit referrals this year is April 15th. 

Any questions, please reach out to Andrea Trumbull, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher at [email protected].

  Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

 

FCPS continues to encourage indirect viewing of the solar eclipse through solar projectors, pinhole projectors, and watching the NASA livestream.  Direct viewing with ISO 12312-2 approved glasses is also a safe option.  It is important that any glasses used have this specific label on them. The use of sunglasses or other dark eye coverings are not approved.

We continue to encourage you to learn more about proper eye safety during the eclipse. Please see references on the Solar Eclipse Resources FCPS website link.

  Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

At Ravensworth, we would like to honor our military-connected-students by highlighting them on the digital slideshow in our lobby. If you are a military-connected family, please send in a picture or two of you and your child/children that showcases their life as a military kid. It does not need to be a recent photo, but we would love to see you in uniform with your child or see a photo of your family that showcases your child’s military travels.  Please email your photos to Annie Bowen [email protected]

 

  Elementary Institute for the Arts

 

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

  Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

The week from April 1st to April 5th our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Fairness. Fairness means you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.

Fairness is the product of moral judgement — 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.

  PTA PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  RunFit Kidz

 

Are you ready to run? Are you ready to learn about nutrition and proper running technique? Then join the Ravensworth RunFit Kidz Spring Team! RunFit Kidz is the only running program in the area taught by certified fitness professionals. Our non-competitive program is a wonderful place where kids are encouraged to strive for their own personal goals, be active with friends, and build confidence. Our spring program includes the following:

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 1st – 6th .
  • Games, activities, and drills to bring running concepts alive.
  • Registration is now open
  • 7 weeks for 1hr 15min per session.
  • Thursday’s AFTER-SCHOOL starts Thursday, April 4th from 3:30 – 4:45PM.
  • 5K Celebration Run is Sunday, May 19th at Fairfax Corner.
  • $115 includes training with a nationally certified coach, entry into the chip-timed 5K, milestone tokens, commemorative RFK t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-5K festivities.
  • More information about the program, school-specific information and to register can be found at www.runfitkidz.com.
  • Register early and secure your roster spot.

For updates follow us on Twitter or Instagram @Runfitkidz

When registering, everyone is initially placed on the waitlist prior to being admitted to the program; however, space is limited.  We look forward to running with you this spring!

  Online Read-A-Thon

 

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

Mar 15th – PTA Spirit Night, Jersey Mike’s, Port Royal Rd., 4:00 – 9:00

March 20th – Author Visit (Wendy Wan)

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

April 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation, Check in 2:45 pm / Orientation & Tour 3:00 pm

April 10th – School Holiday, Eid at Fitr

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Student and Family Surveys

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open for all parents/caregivers. Emails were sent to families on Sunday, March 3, by our independent partner, K12 Insight. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Feedback will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division to support student success.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by schools to fill out a paper survey or for support with completing the survey online. A link to the survey and additional information are available on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

Encuesta para los Estudiantes y la Familia

La Encuesta de participación familiar de FCPS ya está abierta para todos los padres/cuidadores. Nuestro socio independiente, “K12 Insight”, envió correos electrónicos a las familias el domingo 3 de marzo.

Se les invita a las familias a participar. Sus comentarios se utilizarán para desarrollar un plan para mejorar las asociaciones entre familias y escuelas en toda la división para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes.

La encuesta está disponible en 10 idiomas. Los padres/cuidadores pueden pasar por las escuelas para completar una encuesta en papel o para recibir ayuda para completar la encuesta en línea. Un enlace a la encuesta e información adicional están disponibles en la página web de la encuesta de participación familiar.

  Author Visiting our Ravens

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang  will be visiting our Ravens on Wednesday, March 20th!  Wendy has written a variety of books many of which are available for checkout in our library.

“As a child, books meant freedom. If you could read in my kindergarten class, you were allowed to go to the library by yourself, and libraries were the loveliest freedom I could imagine. If I had a book, I had a companion for a long dinner with grown-ups. I could learn about anything, go anywhere, pretend to be anyone.” (Wendy Wan-Long Shang)

Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her husband, children, a cat and a dog.

To learn more about Wendy Wan-Long Shang and her books, you can visit her webpage.  If you’re interested, there are signed copies of Wendy’s books available for purchase here.

  Advanced Academics Information

 

You can find the Spring Advanced Academics Newsletter, including translations, posted on Schoology.  Included is an overview of services and the process for submitting referrals for school-based services to begin in the 2024-25 school year. The last day to submit referrals this year is April 15th. 

Any questions, please reach out to Andrea Trumbull, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher at [email protected].

  Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

 

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

 

¡Asiste a Clases Hoy Para Tener Éxito Mañana!

Este año, las vacaciones de primavera son del 25 al 29 de marzo. Estaremos impacientes por dar la bienvenida a sus hijos a la escuela miércoles el 3 de abril. Su asistencia es muy importante. Cada día, nuestros profesores estarán enseñando, y los estudiantes estarán aprendiendo. Los estudios han demostrado que sólo dos ausencias al mes pueden causar que los estudiantes se atrasen. Terminemos este año escolar fuerte. Visite el sitio web de FCPS para recursos de asistencia.

  Opioid Conversation

 

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

Únase a la Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanilo y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria para tratar la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal fentanil. El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

  Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with our school’s dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

  Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

At Ravensworth, we would like to honor our military-connected-students by highlighting them on the digital slideshow in our lobby. If you are a military-connected family, please send in a picture or two of you and your child/children that showcases their life as a military kid. It does not need to be a recent photo, but we would love to see you in uniform with your child or see a photo of your family that showcases your child’s military travels.

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected].

  Elementary Institute for the Arts

 

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

  Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Perspective. Perspective means you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.

Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  PTA Spirit Night at Jersey Mike’s

 

Mention Ravensworth ES, at the time of purchase (either in person or online in the comments), or over the phone.  The flyer is not needed for the discount.

  Online Read-A-Thon

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

Mar 15th  – PTA Spirit Night, Jersey Mike’s, Port Royal Rd., 4:00 – 9:00

March 20th – Author Visit (Wendy Wan)

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

April 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation, Check in 2:45 pm / Orientation & Tour 3:00 pm

April 10th – School Holiday, Eid at Fitr

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Calendar Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins

 

Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., when daylight saving time begins!

  Student and Family Surveys

 

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open for all parents/caregivers. Emails were sent to families on Sunday, March 3, by our independent partner, K12 Insight. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Feedback will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division to support student success.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by schools to fill out a paper survey or for support with completing the survey online. A link to the survey and additional information are available on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

 

Encuesta para los Estudiantes y la Familia

La Encuesta de participación familiar de FCPS ya está abierta para todos los padres/cuidadores. Nuestro socio independiente, “K12 Insight”, envió correos electrónicos a las familias el domingo 3 de marzo.

Se les invita a las familias a participar. Sus comentarios se utilizarán para desarrollar un plan para mejorar las asociaciones entre familias y escuelas en toda la división para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes.

La encuesta está disponible en 10 idiomas. Los padres/cuidadores pueden pasar por las escuelas para completar una encuesta en papel o para recibir ayuda para completar la encuesta en línea. Un enlace a la encuesta e información adicional están disponibles en la página web de la encuesta de participación familiar.

  Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

 

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

  ¡Asiste a Clases Hoy Para Tener Éxito Mañana!

Este año, las vacaciones de primavera son del 25 al 29 de marzo. Estaremos impacientes por dar la bienvenida a sus hijos a la escuela miércoles el 3 de abril. Su asistencia es muy importante. Cada día, nuestros profesores estarán enseñando, y los estudiantes estarán aprendiendo. Los estudios han demostrado que sólo dos ausencias al mes pueden causar que los estudiantes se atrasen. Terminemos este año escolar fuerte. Visite el sitio web de FCPS para recursos de asistencia.

  Opioid Conversation

 

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

Únase a la Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanilo y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria para tratar la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal fentanil. El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

  Ramadan

 

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity, and good deeds. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.

March 11 is a religious and cultural observance day. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances during the school year. There is school on observance days, however, tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be scheduled. See the school year calendar.

  Author Visiting our Ravens

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang  will be visiting our Ravens on Wednesday, March 20th!  Wendy has written a variety of books many of which are available for checkout in our library.

“As a child, books meant freedom. If you could read in my kindergarten class, you were allowed to go to the library by yourself, and libraries were the loveliest freedom I could imagine. If I had a book, I had a companion for a long dinner with grown-ups. I could learn about anything, go anywhere, pretend to be anyone.” (Wendy Wan-Long Shang)

Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her husband, children, a cat and a dog.

To learn more about Wendy Wan-Long Shang and her books, you can visit her webpage.  If you’re interested, there are signed copies of Wendy’s books available for purchase here.

  Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with our school’s dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

  Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected].

  Elementary Institute for the Arts

 

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

  Spring Sport Kickoff at LBSS   Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others. It’s important to deliberately work to identify and appreciate others’ character strengths.

Identifying and appreciating the good in others is a core tenet of the Other People Mindset. This isn’t always what comes naturally. Often, it’s easier to blame others for our problems or find flaws in others to use as excuses for our own jealousy, bitterness, or resentment. The problem is that this negativity usually leads to problems -- for ourselves, for the other person, and for our relationships.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  PTA Spirit Night at Jersey Mike’s

 

Mention Ravensworth ES, at the time of purchase (either in person or online in the comments), or over the phone.  The flyer is not needed for the discount.

  Online Read-A-Thon

 

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

March 4th – 8th – Read Across America

March 20th – Author Visit (Wendy Wan)

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

April 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation, Check in 2:45 pm / Orientation & Tour 3:00 pm

April 10th – School Holiday, Eid at Fitr

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  A Message from The Principal

 

Hi Ravensworth Families,

We had another wonderful week of learning.  Today our students started their day with Chua Martial Arts as part of a cultural arts assembly arranged by the Ravensworth PTA.  Our students enjoyed a demonstration of the Lion Dance performance which included percussion, movement, and martial arts.  The Lion Dance is a ritual in Chinese tradition believed to bring good fortune and happiness.  To learn more, visit www.chuamartialarts.com or search for Chua Martial Arts on social media.  Thank you to the Ravensworth PTA for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity.

Next week we’re excited to celebrate Read Across America.  Check out the schedule below for more information regarding our theme for each day. 

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  Student and Family Surveys

 

Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

 

Este Domingo Busque la Encuesta de Compromiso Familiar de FCPS

Padres/cuidadores recibirán la Encuesta de Participación Familiar de FCPS el domingo, 3 de marzo, de parte de una firma de investigación independiente llamada K12 Insight. Por favor participe - su opinión es importante para ayudar a informar y mejorar las prácticas para ayudar y apoyar mejor a nuestros estudiantes.

Completar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y nuestra escuela. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los estudiantes pueden contar con una variedad de beneficios que incluyen una mejor preparación para la escuela, mayor rendimiento escolar, mejores habilidades sociales y conducta, y una mayor probabilidad de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. 

La encuesta durará entre 10 y 15 minutos para completar y estará disponible en 10 idiomas. Para más información, visite la página web de la Encuesta de Participación Familiar. ¡Su opinión es importante!

  Opioid Conversation

 

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online

 

Únase a la Conversación Comunitaria sobre el Fentanil y Otras Drogas

Una conversación comunitaria para tratar la crisis de los opioides en el Norte de Virginia y las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax se llevará a cabo el miércoles 18 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8 p.m., en el auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria Lake Braddock. Por favor entre por la puerta #14. 

¡Todos los participantes recibirán un curso gratuito de REVIVE! Narcan durante el evento y aprenderán sobre los servicios de apoyo actualmente disponibles dentro de FCPS y el Condado de Fairfax.   

Esta conversación les proporcionará a las familias, al personal y a los estudiantes valioso conocimiento sobre los peligros de las drogas y el mortal Fentanil. El material discutido es adecuado para estudiantes de 6º a 12º grado. Juntos, como comunidad, pretendemos explorar estrategias de colaboración para minimizar el impacto de estas sustancias nocivas y, con demasiada frecuencia, mortales.

Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación y de Lenguaje de Signos Americano. También se proporcionarán servicios de cuidado de niños y transporte, según sea necesario. Aprenda más sobre el evento y regístrese en línea.

  Calendar Reminder - Student Holiday March 5

 

Friendly reminder to families that earlier this school year, Tuesday, March 5 was changed to a student holiday and teacher workday. This is due to the large number of school locations used as polling locations for the Virginia primary. 

  Lost and Found

 

Speaking of the Lost and Found - All lost and found items will be in the lobby of the school from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, March 5th - March 8th. Please stop by and find your student’s missing items. Any items not picked up by March 8th will be collected and donated.

  Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected].

  Military and Family Support Centers

 

Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education, and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:

  • Deployment support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle. Learn more about deployment support.
  • Relocation assistance to help you prepare for an upcoming move and get settled into your new location. Learn more about the military Relocation Assistance Program.
  • Confidential non-medical clinical counseling provides support for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with grief and deployment adjustments Learn more about confidential non-medical counseling.
  • Personal and family life education assists with developing knowledge and skills to help you navigate your mobile military life.
  • Personal financial readiness assists you and your family in building and maintaining your financial readiness.
  • Employment assistance supports career exploration, education, training and licensing, career connections and employment readiness for military spouses, transitioning service members, and other family members. Learn more about the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO.
  • Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs and locating and connecting to services and programs available both on and off your installation.
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR services provide lots of ways for you to connect with friends and others for entertainment, rest and relaxation — all at reduced or no cost. Learn more about MWR programs and services.
  • The Transition Assistance Program provides the information, skills, and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. Learn more about transition assistance programs and resources.

Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:

Exceptional Family Member Program

Family Advocacy Program

New Parent Support Program

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Author Visiting our Ravens

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang  will be visiting our Ravens on Wednesday, March 20th!  Wendy has written a variety of books many of which are available for checkout in our library.

“As a child, books meant freedom. If you could read in my kindergarten class, you were allowed to go to the library by yourself, and libraries were the loveliest freedom I could imagine. If I had a book, I had a companion for a long dinner with grown-ups. I could learn about anything, go anywhere, pretend to be anyone.” (Wendy Wan-Long Shang)

Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her husband, children, a cat and a dog.

To learn more about Wendy Wan-Long Shang and her books, you can visit her webpage.  If you’re interested, there are signed copies of Wendy’s books available for purchase here.

  Ramadan

 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

  Read Across America

 

March 4th through March 8th is Read Across America Week - a national celebration of books and reading.  To recognize Read Across America, Ravensworth will be participating in reading theme days.

The theme days for March 4th through March 8th will be:

Monday - Hats off to reading!  Wear a hat.

Tuesday - No School/Student Holiday

Wednesday - Reading is active!  Wear your favorite activewear or sportswear. 

Thursday - Words are everywhere! Wear a readable shirt that has words on it.

Friday - Cozy up with a good book!  Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.

  Spring Sport Kickoff at LBSS   Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

 

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Online Read-A-Thon

 

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

March 5th - No school, Teacher Workday

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

April 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation, Check in 2:45 pm / Orientation and Tours  3:00 pm

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Calendar Reminder - Student Holiday March 5

 

Friendly reminder to families that earlier this school year, Tuesday, March 5 was changed to a student holiday and teacher workday. This is due to the large number of school locations used as polling locations for the Virginia primary. 

  Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected].

  Military and Family Support Centers

 

Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education, and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:

  • Deployment support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle. Learn more about deployment support.
  • Relocation assistance to help you prepare for an upcoming move and get settled into your new location. Learn more about the military Relocation Assistance Program.
  • Confidential non-medical clinical counseling provides support for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with grief and deployment adjustments Learn more about confidential non-medical counseling.
  • Personal and family life education assists with developing knowledge and skills to help you navigate your mobile military life.
  • Personal financial readiness assists you and your family in building and maintaining your financial readiness.
  • Employment assistance supports career exploration, education, training and licensing, career connections and employment readiness for military spouses, transitioning service members, and other family members. Learn more about the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO.
  • Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs and locating and connecting to services and programs available both on and off your installation.
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR services provide lots of ways for you to connect with friends and others for entertainment, rest and relaxation — all at reduced or no cost. Learn more about MWR programs and services.
  • The Transition Assistance Program provides the information, skills, and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. Learn more about transition assistance programs and resources.

Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:

Exceptional Family Member Program

Family Advocacy Program

New Parent Support Program

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Author Visiting our Ravens

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang  will be visiting our Ravens on Wednesday, March 20th!  Wendy has written a variety of books many of which are available for checkout in our library.

“As a child, books meant freedom. If you could read in my kindergarten class, you were allowed to go to the library by yourself, and libraries were the loveliest freedom I could imagine. If I had a book, I had a companion for a long dinner with grown-ups. I could learn about anything, go anywhere, pretend to be anyone.” (Wendy Wan-Long Shang)

Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her husband, children, a cat and a dog.

To learn more about Wendy Wan-Long Shang and her books, you can visit her webpage.  If you’re interested, there are signed copies of Wendy’s books available for purchase here.

  Ramadan

 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

  Celebrating Achievements of African Americans

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. FCPS Social Studies provides information and suggested activities and resources to support teaching and learning Black and African American history. This Black History 180 document supports the celebration of Black History Month in February, as well as every other school day. 

Black history is American history. Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round, and Black History Month is one opportunity to honor these diverse and important stories. 

Learn more about Black History Month. Get information about other heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  Read Across America

 

March 4th through March 8th is Read Across America Week - a national celebration of books and reading.  To recognize Read Across America, Ravensworth will be participating in reading theme days.

The theme days for March 4th through March 8th will be:

Monday - Hats off to reading!  Wear a hat.

Tuesday - No School/Student Holiday

Wednesday - Reading is active!  Wear your favorite activewear or sportswear. 

Thursday - Words are everywhere! Wear a readable shirt that has words on it.

Friday - Cozy up with a good book!  Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.

  Tech Adventure Camp

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The Tech Adventure Camp website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  CTE Summer Academy

 

Registration is open from February 1st to June 7th, 2024. You can register online through The CTE Summer Academy  website.

There are limited number of seats for this camp, so register early to guarantee a spot.

For questions, please contact the CTE department, at [email protected].

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love of Learning. Love of learning means you master new topics on your own or in school.

Those with a 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 of a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.

Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Online Read-A-Thon

 

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

You will receive written instructions on how to access and authorize your child's private account on Wednesday, February 28th. Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

ant to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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

RAVENS' NEST 02/16/2024

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Upcoming Events

 

Feb 19th – President’s Day Holiday

Feb 28th – March 24th – Ravensworth Online Read-A-Thon

March 5th - No school, Teacher Workday

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

Student safety is a top priority at Ravensworth ES.  We have become aware of safety concerns that are occurring during arrival and dismissal.  To ensure the safety of all students, please follow these procedures.

If students are arriving at school by car, they must be dropped off at Kiss and Ride for their safety.  Please do not park across Nutting Drive and cross where there is not a crosswalk.  We have observed several instances of students almost being struck by a bus or car while crossing the street in front of the school.

Please do not park in front of driveways.  We have received complaints from residents in the neighborhood that they are unable to access their homes.

Thank you for your help in making arrival and dismissal safe for all students. 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  Military and Family Support Centers

 

Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education, and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:

  • Deployment support to assist you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle. Learn more about deployment support.
  • Relocation assistance to help you prepare for an upcoming move and get settled into your new location. 
  • Confidential non-medical clinical counseling provides support for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with grief and deployment adjustments Learn more about confidential non-medical counseling.
  • Personal and family life education assists with developing knowledge and skills to help you navigate your mobile military life.
  • Personal financial readiness assists you and your family in building and maintaining your financial readiness.
  • Employment assistance supports career exploration, education, training and licensing, career connections and employment readiness for military spouses, transitioning service members, and other family members. Learn more about the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO.
  • Information and referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs and locating and connecting to services and programs available both on and off your installation.
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR services provide lots of ways for you to connect with friends and others for entertainment, rest and relaxation — all at reduced or no cost. 
  • The Transition Assistance Program provides the information, skills, and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. Learn more about transition assistance programs and resources.

Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:

New Parent Support Program

  Check-ins and Attendance

 

Please remember, if your child arrives after 8:35 AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Eating Disorder Parent Information

 

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

  Author Visiting our Ravens

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang  will be visiting our Ravens on Wednesday, March 20th!  Wendy has written a variety of books many of which are available for checkout in our library.

“As a child, books meant freedom. If you could read in my kindergarten class, you were allowed to go to the library by yourself, and libraries were the loveliest freedom I could imagine. If I had a book, I had a companion for a long dinner with grown-ups. I could learn about anything, go anywhere, pretend to be anyone.” (Wendy Wan-Long Shang)

Wendy lives in northern Virginia with her husband, children, a cat and a dog.

To learn more about Wendy Wan-Long Shang and her books, you can visit her webpage here.  There will be signed copies of Wendy’s books available ahead of her visit.  A link with ordering details will be coming soon!

  FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  Ramadan

 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

  Celebrating Achievements of African Americans

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. FCPS Social Studies provides information and suggested activities and resources to support teaching and learning Black and African American history. This Black History 180 document supports the celebration of Black History Month in February, as well as every other school day. 

Black history is American history. Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round, and Black History Month is one opportunity to honor these diverse and important stories. 

Learn more about Black History Month. Get information about other heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  Family Resource Center

 

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias

¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humility. Humility means you do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.

Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Online Read-A-Thon

Read for Ravensworth is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier! 

You can find out more about Readafun by visiting: ReadaFun Long Explainer (youtube.com)

You will receive written instructions on how to access and authorize your child's private account on Wednesday, February 28th. Participation in the fundraising portion of this event is optional and we hope that every student will participate by READING!

https://www.readafun.com/

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 15th - Spanish Immersion Lottery closes at 4:00 pm

Feb 19th – President’s Day Holiday

March 5th - No school, Teacher Workday

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd - No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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  Check-ins and Attendance

 

Please remember, if your child arrives after 8:35 AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

  Ramadan

 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

  FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Celebrating Achievements of African Americans

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. FCPS Social Studies provides information and suggested activities and resources to support teaching and learning Black and African American history. This Black History 180 document supports the celebration of Black History Month in February, as well as every other school day. 

Black history is American history. Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round, and Black History Month is one opportunity to honor these diverse and important stories. 

Learn more about Black History Month. Get information about other heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  Family Resource Center   Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias

¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love. Love means you value close relationships with others and being close to people.

The character strength of love represents the way we think, feel, and behave towards the people with whom we have close relationships. When one person loves another person, that person: comforts and makes the other feel safe; sacrifices on the other’s behalf; supports the other during struggles; and places the others' needs ahead of their own. If you love a person, that person makes you feel safe and secure. You can be yourself with that person. You miss that person when they are not around.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 5th – PTA General Membership Meeting 7:00 to 8:00 pm Cafeteria

February 5th – 9th - No Name Calling Week

Feb 7th – Progress Reports to go Home in Wednesday Folders

Feb 8th – Virtual Family Coffee at 6:30 pm, Empowering Parents to Navigate Challenges in the Digital Age (more details to come)

Feb 15th - Spanish Immersion Lottery closes at 4:00 pm

Feb 19th – President’s Day Holiday

March 5th - No school, Teacher Workday

March 25th - 29th - No School, Spring Break

April 1st -2nd- No school, Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day

 

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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  A Message from The Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

It is hard to believe that this week we started the third quarter.  We are kicking off No Name Calling Week on Monday, February 5th.  No Name-Calling Week is a nationwide effort to teach students about the harmful impacts of name-calling and provide positive community building opportunities to help prevent bullying.  Teachers will incorporate activities and discussions based on the daily theme in their morning meetings each day.  The them for Monday, February 5th, What’s In a Name?.  Over the weekend, please discuss with your child how they got their name and why it is special.  A flyer with more details will be coming home on Monday afternoon. 

On Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a virtual family coffee.  Our topic is Empowering Parents to Navigate Challenges in the Digital Age.  Our session will focus on understanding and addressing the challenges of technology and impacts it can have on students academically and socially. Equip yourself with valuable insights and practical strategies to foster a safe and supportive environment for your child online. Let's collaborate to navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape together.  Registration is required for this event. Use this link to register https://forms.gle/9MFXoqXciT6WTqYV7 The deadline for registration is Feb 8th at 12 p.m.  A Zoom link will be sent on February 8th by 12:30 p.m.

We hope to see you virtually on Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm for our family coffee.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Family Resource Center

 

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias

¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  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 the Lobby of the school from February 5th to February 9th. Items not claimed by March 31st will be sent to donation.

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Cheering Others’ Successes. This means when other people succeed, I am happy for them and cheer them on.

Being happy for other people when they succeed isn’t always everyone’s initial reaction. Often, it’s easy to become jealous or envious of others’ victories -- or even to experience schadenfreude, which is deriving pleasure from witnessing (or learning about) another person’s misfortune. People who have these reactions to the success or misfortune of others are colloquially known as “haters.” It’s important to note that these are natural emotions and in small doses can be helpful in allowing us to see what we care about -- and motivate us to pursue those goals.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  Food Insecurity Resources   PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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

 

Feb 2nd– Spirit Day-Wear your College Shirt or School Colors

Feb 5th – PTA General Membership Meeting 7:00 to 8:00 pm Cafeteria

Feb 7th – Progress Reports to go Home in Wednesday Folders

Feb 8th – Virtual Family Coffee at 6:30 pm, Empowering Parents to Navigate Challenges in the Digital Age (more details to come)

Feb 19th – President’s Day Holiday

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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  Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather is here! As temperatures drop, please be sure to send your children with coats and outerwear to keep them warm for outdoor activities.  Bringing these additional items to and from school means that the Lost & Found is growing!  Please be sure to label your child's items and encourage them to check the Lost & Found in cafeteria for any missing items.

Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

  Snow Days

 

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtual en Días de Nieve Este Invierno

Para el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

  FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Wellness Wednesdays

We know the winter months can be hard to get up and moving.  We are excited to launch Wellness Wednesdays from now until Spring Break.  During our news show on Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to get moving in their classrooms.  Our teachers will be incorporating movement into their lessons through movement and brain breaks.  We are looking forward to seeing our Ravens moving this winter.

  Family Resource Center

 

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias

¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  Food Insecurity Resources

 

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness means you forgive those who have done wrong, and you accept that people make mistakes.

Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another’s perspective.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

Want to have all the memories the school year brings?  The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $18.50.  Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today! 

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 01/19/2024

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Upcoming Events

 

Jan 19th - Religious and Cultural Observance, Orthodox Epiphany

Jan 24th – Dual Language Immersion Program Parent Info Meeting 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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

Jan 26th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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  Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather is here! As temperatures drop, please be sure to send your children with coats and outerwear to keep them warm for outdoor activities.  Bringing these additional items to and from school means that the Lost & Found is growing!  Please be sure to label your child's items and encourage them to check the Lost & Found in cafeteria for any missing items.

Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

  Snow Days

 

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

 

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtuales en Días de Nieve Este Invierno

Para el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

  FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

 

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  Wellness Wednesdays

 

We know the winter months can be hard to get up and moving.  We are excited to launch Wellness Wednesdays from now until Spring Break.  During our news show on Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to get moving in their classrooms.  Our teachers will be incorporating movement into their lessons through movement and brain breaks.  We are looking forward to seeing our Ravens moving this winter.

  Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

 

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22nd. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first-grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. 

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

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend the informational meeting at the Ravensworth cafeteria on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm.  Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

Inscripción en el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. Los estudiantes actuales de pre-kínder pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kínder, y los estudiantes actuales de kínder pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25.

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

Los padres que estén interesados en los programas DLI en FCPS son invitados a asistir a una reunión informativa en su escuela, la cual se efectuara el 24 de enero de 2024. Los detalles sobre el acceso a las reuniones virtuales estarán disponibles en la página de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas para la fecha de la reunión.

Más información sobre los programas DLI y la inscripción.

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Family Resource Center

 

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

 

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias ¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  Food Insecurity Resources

 

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

 

Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

  Positivity Project

 

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Social Intelligence. Social intelligence means you are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

Social intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It is distinct from a person’s IQ or “book smarts.” It includes an individual’s ability to understand, and act on, the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people. This type of intelligence can take place “in the moment” of face-to-face conversations but also appears during times of deliberate thinking. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

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

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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

RAVENS' NEST 01/12/2024

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Upcoming Events

 

Jan 15th – School Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – School Holiday

Jan 17th – PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Jan 19th - Religious and Cultural Observance, Orthodox Epiphany

Jan 24th – Dual Language Immersion Program Parent Info Meeting 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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

Jan 26th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather is here! As temperatures drop, please be sure to send your children with coats and outerwear to keep them warm for outdoor activities.  Bringing these additional items to and from school means that the Lost & Found is growing!  Please be sure to label your child's items and encourage them to check the Lost & Found in cafeteria for any missing items.

Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

  Snow Days

 

Snow Days This Winter

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtuales en Días de Nieve Este Invierno

Para el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

  Outstanding Employee Recognitions

 

Outstanding New Teacher- Elsy Arias, Grade 2 Spanish Immersion Teacher

Outstanding Teacher- Maggie Stem, Special Education Teacher and Special Education Department Chair

Outstanding Professional Employee- Jessica Scharpf, Reading Teacher

Outstanding Operational Employee- Ricardo Bermudez, Office Assistant

Congratulations to these individuals!  We are so thankful to have them as part of the Ravensworth Family.  We appreciate the multiple ways that they go above and beyond to make our school community such a special place.

  Wellness Wednesdays

We know the winter months can be hard to get up and moving.  We are excited to launch Wellness Wednesdays from now until Spring Break.  During our news show on Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to get moving in their classrooms.  Our teachers will be incorporating movement into their lessons through movement and brain breaks.  We are looking forward to seeing our Ravens moving this winter.

  Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

 

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22nd. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first-grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. 

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

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

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

Inscripción en el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. Los estudiantes actuales de pre-kínder pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kínder, y los estudiantes actuales de kínder pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25.

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

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

Más información sobre los programas DLI y la inscripción.

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

 

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Traffic on Nutting Drive  

Reminder about Nutting Drive

There have been reports by parents, community members and staff of cars making U-Turns on Nutting Drive during arrival and dismissal.  Making U-Turns on Nutting Drive is illegal, compromises the safety of students and community member, and must stop.

In addition, parents and students have been seen not using crosswalks.  This is a dangerous activity and needs to end.  The safest way to drop off your child is in Kiss and Ride!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation obeying traffic laws and making Ravensworth ES a safer place for all.

  Family Resource Center

 

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

 

Recursos Gratuitos para las Familias

¿Sabía usted que las familias pueden tener acceso a seminarios en línea gratuitos, consultas confidenciales, una biblioteca de préstamos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos a apoyar el éxito de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo aquellos con problemas de aprendizaje, necesidades especiales y discapacidades? 

 

¡Aprenda más sobre el Centro de Recursos Familiares (FRC) de FCPS! 

Sea el primero en enterarse de los nuevos talleres inscribiéndose en el boletín del FRC.

  Food Insecurity Resources

 

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

  Positivity Project

 

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Perseverance. Perseverance means you complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

The concept of perseverance can most often be found in one’s active pursuit of overcoming obstacles. Perseverance is a uniquely human characteristic that identifies an individual’s ability to spend long periods of time devoted to a single goal or set of goals. People demonstrating high levels of perseverance can handle significant, sometimes repeated, setbacks in pursuit of goals.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza

 

Enjoy a great family dinner while raising money for Ravensworth PTA Spirit Night on January 17th, 2024, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

The organizer receives 10% of die-in sales for each flyer presented. Your group also receives 10% of takeout and online orders when mentioning the fundraiser. For online orders please use code: “Fundraiser” to receive proper credit. Call ahead for takeout (703) 451-5336.

If any staff or parents order catering the entire week of the fundraiser, our organization will get 10% of the checkout total. Bring a friend and tell your neighbors too!

All proceeds go to Ravensworth PTA Spirit Night.

  Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

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

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882624

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

Order deadline:  April 19, 2024

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, starting September 18th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We can offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

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

  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

 

Jan 9th – PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Jan 15th – School Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Jan 17th – PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Jan 24th – Dual Language Immersion Program Parent Information Meeting 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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

Jan 26th – Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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

  Virtual Math Week

 

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights the week of January 8, 2024, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content will be available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content will be available completely free on the website starting January 8, 2024. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at any time for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1 million minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

  Preparing for Winter Weather

 

Winter weather is here! As temperatures drop, please be sure to send your children with coats and outerwear to keep them warm for outdoor activities.  Bringing these additional items to and from school means that the Lost & Found is growing!  Please be sure to label your child's items and encourage them to check the Lost & Found in cafeteria for any missing items.

Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

  Snow Days

 

For the current school year, FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days — there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available virtually and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

No Habrá Aprendizaje Virtual en Días de Nieve Este Invierno

Para el año escolar actual, FCPS volverá a su procedimiento anterior para los días de nieve - no habrá días de aprendizaje virtual cuando la escuela esté cerrada debido al mal clima. Durante los días de nieve, los estudiantes todavía pueden tener acceso a Tutor.com, completar cualquier oportunidad de aprendizaje suplementaria recomendada por sus maestros, y ver programación educativa (disponible virtualmente y en canales de televisión de acceso público):

    • Instrucción para la Escuela Primaria: Red Apple 21.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Intermedia: Canal 25.
    • Instrucción para la Escuela Secundaria: Canal 99.

Once días de nieve están incorporados en el calendario existente de FCPS. Eliminando los días de aprendizaje virtual nos permitirá maximizar el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes y proveer acceso equitativo a la instrucción y servicios estudiantiles.

  Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

 

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22nd. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first-grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. 

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

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend the informational meeting at the Ravensworth cafeteria on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm.  Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

 

Inscripción en el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas

La inscripción para la lotería en todo el condado para los programas de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLI) se abrirá el lunes 22 de enero. Los estudiantes actuales de pre-kínder pueden aplicar para el programa de inmersión de kínder, y los estudiantes actuales de kínder pueden aplicar para los programas de inmersión de primer grado para el año escolar 2024-25.

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

Los padres que estén interesados en los programas DLI en FCPS pueden asistir a una reunión informativa en su escuela el dia 24 de enero de 2024 a las 6:30 pm en la cafeteria. Los detalles sobre el acceso a las reuniones virtuales estarán disponibles en la página de inscripción de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas para la fecha de la reunión.

Más información sobre los programas DLI y la inscripción.

  Kindergarten Registration is Open and It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

 

There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register your child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process

 

Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...

Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos: 

  1. Determinar la elegibilidad. 
  2. Identifique su escuela local.  
  3. Reunir documentos.  
  4. Rellenar los formularios.  
  5. Programar una cita.

Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.

  Traffic on Nutting Drive

 

Reminder about Nutting Drive

There have been reports by parents, community members and staff of cars making U-Turns on Nutting Drive during arrival and dismissal.  Making U-Turns on Nutting Drive is illegal, compromises the safety of students and community member, and must stop.

In addition, parents and students have been seen not using crosswalks.  This is a dangerous activity and needs to end.  The safest way to drop off your child is in Kiss and Ride!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation obeying traffic laws and making Ravensworth ES a safer place for all.

  Food Insecurity Resources

 

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Recursos de Inseguridad Alimentaria para Familias

La inseguridad de alimentos afecta a más de 60,000 residentes del Condado de Fairfax. Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a aquellos que necesitan asistencia alimentaria. Averigüe cómo recibir u ofrecer apoyo en el sitio web del Condado de Fairfax, o consulte con su Guía de Recursos de Servicios Humanos para obtener asistencia con los alimentos, ropa, vivienda y otros servicios.

  Positivity Project

 

Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Prudence. Prudence means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

Prudence is the ability to do the right thing for the right reason, at the right time. It’s a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive -- more a strength of the head than of the heart.

Prudence supports effective individual self-management. Whether aspiring for an athletic record, academic grade, or purchasing a car, foresight and planning are necessary. However, even with a plan, long-term goals can only be obtained by overcoming those impulses and desires that steer you away from your goals. Prudence provides the wisdom to know which character strength to leverage, at which time, to achieve your desired end state.

  Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24

 

We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  

  PTA   PTA Open Board Position

 

The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and inputting incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to [email protected]. Further questions about the role may be sent to [email protected]

  PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza

 

Enjoy a great family dinner while raising money for Ravensworth PTA Spirit Night.

The organizer receives 10% of die-in sales for each flyer presented. Your group also receives 10% of takeout and online orders when mentioning the fundraiser. For online orders please use code: “Fundraiser” to receive proper credit. Call ahead for takeout (703) 451-5336.

If any staff or parents order catering the entire week of the fundraiser, our organization will get 10% of the checkout total. Bring a friend and tell your neighbors too!

All proceeds go to Ravensworth PTA Spirit Night.

  Chess Club

 

Chess Club will be held every Monday in the Cafeteria, starting September 18th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, except for days where school is closed or there is early release. We are able to offer this program through partnership with the U.S. Chess Center. Chess club is $130 per semester and includes a club t-shirt and snacks during the meet-ups. Registration can be done through the following link:   https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/

For more information contact Ravensworth club parent coordinators Michael Alt, [email protected]  or Alexandra Parresol, [email protected]  or the U.S. Chess Center, [email protected]

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  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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