RAVENS' NEST 05/31/2023GovDelivery5 days 16 hours ago
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June 1st– Spirit Day, Raven Theme Thursday - Ravens spirit wear or Blue & Gold
June 1st – Chorus Concert Grades 5th & 6th Ravensworth Blacktop 6:00 pm
June 2nd– Spirit Day, Fabulous Friday - Dress in your most fabulous outfit
June 2nd – PTA End of the Year Bash, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Blacktop (more details to come)
June 6th – Band Concert, Grades 5th & 6th, Ravensworth gym, 6:15 pm
June 6th – Strings Concert, Grades 5th & 6th, Ravensworth gym, 7:30 pm
June 8th – Strings Concert, Grade 4th, Ravensworth gym, 6:15 pm
June 13th – Field Day, Grades K – 2nd
June 14th – Field Day, Grades 3rd – 6th
June 15th – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock, 6:00 pm
June 16th – Last Day to Pick up Medication from Health Room
June 16th – Last Day of School, 2-Hr Early Release
Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar
Because of technical difficulties, if any link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.Making the Transition to Middle School
Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and child. In a recent episode of FCPS multilingual podcast, En Pocas Palabras, learn ways to ease the transition including:
- Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
- Getting to know middle school culture.
- Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
- Offering emotional support to your child.
- Reiterating your family values and expectations.
- Staying involved in your child’s school.
The podcast is available in Arabic, English, Korean, and Spanish. Listen and subscribe.
La Transición a la Escuela Intermedia
Hacer la transición de la escuela primaria a la escuela intermedia puede ser un momento emocionante e inquietante para un padre y su hijo. En un episodio reciente del podcast multilingüe de FCPS, En Pocas Palabras, aprenda maneras de facilitar la transición incluyendo:
- Entender los cambios en el desarrollo de su hijo.
- Conocer la cultura de la escuela intermedia.
- Fomentar la independencia, pero permaneciendo disponible.
- Ofrecer apoyo emocional a su hijo.
- Reafirmar sus valores y expectativas familiares.
- Participar en la escuela de su hijo.
El podcast está disponible en Árabe, Inglés, Coreano y Español. Escuche y suscríbase.Health Room Medication Pick Up by June 16th
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed per policy. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by FCPS, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick-up the medication before student dismissal time on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room.School Library Books - Due June 2nd
This is a reminder to gather all school library books for return by June 2nd. Students can log-in to their school library account (https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810) to view their checkouts. Select the option: “Login using your account with - sign in with Google” (@fcpsschools.net), and then click on “My Stuff.”
We hope that all students will be successful in searching for and returning library books. We understand that books are sometimes misplaced. Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Boyd, [email protected], if there are any books that are not located. Thank you for your help!INOVA Free School Physicals and Immunizations
Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) and Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) are now scheduling appointments in June, July, and August to provide children ages 5 and up with FREE school physicals and immunizations to begin the 2023-24 School Year. This will take place at the Inova Cares Clinic for Children in Herndon, Manassas, and Falls Church.
PHC will be on site to screen and enroll qualifying families in Medicaid/FAMIS and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare providers.
Flyer for Insured and Inova Patients
Flyer for Medicaid or Uninsured PatientsField Day Volunteers Needed
Ravensworth Elementary will have Field Day from 9:00 am – 11:00 am on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 13th (Grades Kindergarten – 2nd)
Wednesday, June 14th (Grades 3rd – 6th),
We would like to request volunteers arrive at the school at 8:00 am, and remain until approximately 12:00 pm to help with equipment and review procedures.
Parent volunteers will be in charge of a station during the event (along with other volunteers). Adults will remain at their station throughout Field Day, as students rotate through. Students will remain at the activity for approximately 10 minutes before rotating.
Please consider volunteering for this activity using this link:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].ST Math Summer Learning: Supporting your Elementary Student
In collaboration with the FCPS Family Resource Center, the Math Office is offering a free webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 7-8 p.m. This webinar is designed to provide families of students currently in grades K-6 with resources to continue their math learning over the summer utilizing ST Math. During this session participants will learn how to log on and navigate the tool, discuss how students can work more independently, and how families can support their students.
Please register at: ST Math.Elementary Institute for The Arts
Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts (EIFTA). EIFTA is a weekly arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades and will be held 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 website for more information or email [email protected].The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award
The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) is sponsoring an award to honor the legacy of Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Bussey by celebrating the efforts and impact of those who work to redress inequitable systems and practices in FCPS. This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.
Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by June 15, 2023. The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.
More information and the nomination form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website.Ravensworth Farm Looking for New Logo
The Ravensworth Farm Civic Association Board would like to announce a contest to discover a logo to be the header of the new Ravensworth Farmer newsletter and the RFCA Website, starting in October 2023. This contest is open to all Ravensworth Farm residents and students of Ravensworth Elementary School and will have a cash prize. Submissions are now open and can be remitted to: [email protected] no later than August 31, 2023.PTA A Message from our PTA
Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment. Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.
To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
There are two membership options.
Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*
*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction
Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub.Extra Yearbooks
If you did not order a yearbook and would still like one, we will have a few available on a first come first serve basis. Please send $20 to the front office as a cash or check made out to Ravensworth PTA. We will need your child's name and homeroom teacher. They will get their yearbook when all yearbooks are passed out during the last week of school.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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