RAVENS' NEST 11/22/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Nov 22nd – PTA McDonald’s Spirit Night

Nov 22nd - Dec 8th – Online Book Fair

Nov 23rd - Nov 25th – Thanksgiving Break

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

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

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

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Thanksgiving Message From Mrs. Aspuria

 

Dear Ravensworth Families and Community,

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

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

FCPS Calendar Survey

 

Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard! 

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

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

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

 

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

 

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

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

 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

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

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

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

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

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

 

Lake Braddock Band's Holiday Concert

 

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

 

Holiday Assistance

 

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

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

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

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

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

 

Positivity Project

 

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

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

  PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Scholastic Book Fair

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

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

Order site:  ybpay.com

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 11/16/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

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

Nov 18th – Ravensworth SCA Spirit Wear Day

Nov 21st – Ravensworth SCA Cultural Day

Nov 22nd – Run for Ravensworth Reward – PJ Day

Nov 23rd - Nov 25th – Thanksgiving Break

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

Dec 2nd – Run for Ravensworth Wacky Hair Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

A message from The Principal

 

Dear Parents and Families:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy reading,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services

 

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

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services.

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

For more information, please visit the AAP FCPS website:

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

 

Lake Braddock Band's Holiday Concert

 

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

  Holiday Assistance

 

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

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

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

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

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

 

Positivity Project

 

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

To join Ravensworth PTA, go to:

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Book Fair Volunteers

 

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

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

  Run for Ravensworth Pajama Day!

 

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

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

 

Ravensworth Yearbooks!

 

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

Order site:

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

Yearbook ID Code: 4882623

School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School 

Don't delay and order your yearbook today!

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

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

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

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

 

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Mission and Vision- Family Feedback Night is Tonight

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Dear Ravensworth Families,

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

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RAVENS' NEST 11/09/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

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

Nov 10th – PTA Movie Night

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

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

Nov 14th – PTA Meeting 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

A Message from The Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

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

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

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

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Bravery Breakfast

 

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

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

 

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

Disponible Próximamente: Encuesta Sobre el Plan Estratégico para los Estudiantes

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

 

How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

 

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

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

 

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

 

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

Mantener la Salud en esta Temporada de Resfriados y Gripe

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

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

 

Holiday Assistance

 

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

https://www.echo-inc.org/ 

703-569-9610

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

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

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

 

Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

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

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

 

Positivity Project

 

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

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

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

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 11/02/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

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

Nov 4th – Impact Aid Forms due

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

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

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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,

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

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

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

 

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

Disponible Próximamente: Encuesta Sobre el Plan Estratégico para los Estudiantes

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

 

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

  Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

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

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

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

  Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Bravery Breakfast

 

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

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

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

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

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

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

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

 

Positivity Project

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

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Run for Ravensworth - it's not over yet!

 

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

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

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

Sign up today and keep those donations coming!

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

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

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 10/26/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

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

Oct 28th – Dress up as your Favorite Book Character

Oct 28th – Run 4 Ravensworth 

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

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

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

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

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

 

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 947 4625 6605

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,94746256605# US (Washington DC)

+13092053325,,94746256605# US

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

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

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

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

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

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

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

·         All results are confidential.

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

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

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

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

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

  Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

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

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

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

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

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

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

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

 

Nuestras voces, Nuestro Futuro

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

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

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

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

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

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

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

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

----------------------------------------------

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

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

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

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

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

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

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

 

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Register here:

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

Pay Here:

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

 

Ravensworth Character Day  

 

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

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

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

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

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

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

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

 

Positivity Project

 

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Run 4 Ravensworth

 

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

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

Click the link to sign up:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

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

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

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

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

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 10/19/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 4th – 21st – Socktober Charity Event

Oct 24th ­– Student Holiday (Diwali)

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

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

Oct 28th – Dress up as your Favorite Book Character

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

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

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

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

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

 

Going Home Today, October 19th

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

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

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

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

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

All results are confidential.

Instructional Video at:

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

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

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

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

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

Todos los resultados son confidenciales

Acceda al video instructivo en el siguiente link:

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

 

Newsletter for Military-Connected Families

 

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

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

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

Square 1 Art

 

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

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

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

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

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

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

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

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

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

 

Socktober Charity Event

 

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

  LBSS Trunk or Treat

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

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Register here:

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

Pay Here:

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

  Ravensworth Character Day

 

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

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

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

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

 

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

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

  Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

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

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

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

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

  Positivity Project  

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

The Run 4 Ravensworth Weekend Challenge

 

Join your fellow Ravens in a Weekend Challenge! 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

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

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

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

  Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update & New Email Address

 

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

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

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

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

  Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 4th – 21st – Socktober Charity Event

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

Oct 24th ­– Student Holiday (Diwali)

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

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

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

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

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

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

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

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

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

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

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

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Nuestras voces, Nuestro Futuro

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

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

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

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

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

  Square 1 Art

 

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

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

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

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

Order by:  10/31/2022

Upload additional art if you like, using this link:

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

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

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

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

Erin Fortenberry

Square 1 Art fundraiser coordinator

Ravensworth Elementary

      Socktober Charity Event

 

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

 

Lake Braddock Feeder Night Update

 

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

  LBSS Trunk or Treat

 

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

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Register here:

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

Pay Here:

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

 

Local Resources for Food and Other Basic Needs

 

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

 

ECHO

703-569-9160

Please call for an appointment.

www.echo-inc.org

 

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

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

 

Positivity Project  

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

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

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

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

 

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

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

There are two membership options.

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

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

The Run 4 Ravensworth Memberhub site is NOW LIVE!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

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

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

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update

 

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

Volunteer Here:

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

MAH'KI

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Oct 4th – 21st – Socktober Charity Event

Oct 10th – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Oct 13th – LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night at LBSS Field Hockey Game (also Senior Night)

Oct 24th ­– Student Holiday (Diwali)

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

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

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

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Our Voices, Our Future

 

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

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

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

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

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Nuestras Voces, Nuestro Futuro

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

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

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

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

 

Model Policy Comment Period

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

Lake Braddock SS Dance Team Hip Hop Dance Clinic

 

Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Register here:

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

Pay Here:

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

 

LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night (also Senior Night)

 

Where: LBSS Field Hockey Game

When: Thursday, October 13th, arrive by 7:00 PM to hear Ravensworth ES called!

Games starts at 7:30 pm

Wear your school Spirit Wear

More details on tickets are coming

 

LBSS Trunk or Treat

 

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

 

Tutor.com

 

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

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Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de Tutor.com sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services. Los estudiantes pueden acceder a Tutor.com a través de un enlace en Schoology.  Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a [email protected].

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal program grace period ends October 6th.  If you have not re-applied by this date, you will need to pay full price for meals.

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

The online application is available and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

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Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources – Past Due

 

Please complete this as soon as possible – At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Positivity Project  

 

Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored beliefs, plans, or goals. Those demonstrating open-mindedness see the other side and fight the tendency to have a bias for their own views. And, rather than favoring the socially dominant views, they give attention to those that are less dominant.

This character strength helps individuals build knowledge about specific issues or points of view – and provide sound recommendations and advice. Open-minded people do not jump to conclusions. Instead, they seek out and examine all of the available evidence before forming an opinion.

 

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. 

 

Run4Ravensworth is Just a Few Weeks Away.  We Need Your Help!

 

Corporate Sponsors

Do you own a small business? Work with a business that loves philanthropy and our community? Work for a company that matches donations? This year the Ravensworth PTA's Run4Ravensworth fundraising goal is $15,000 and we are looking for Corporate Sponsors. To find out more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to [email protected],  and we will provide you with information to share with any company that would be interested in providing support.

Other Donations:

Do you have small toys or prizes at home that would be perfect for a treasure chest? Have a gift card that would be a perfect prize for one of our runners? Run4Ravensworth is looking for any items that could be used as incentives for our runners: toys, gift cards, coupons, and more! Your donation will be used to encourage our students to raise funds and run laps for our school.

 

Yearbook Cover Contest

 

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

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

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update

 

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

Volunteer Here:

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

MAH'KI

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

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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RAVENS' NEST 09/28/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 28th – AAP Parent Information Night – Cafeteria 5:30 pm

Sep 30th – Wear Green to School to Promote Recycling Efforts

Oct 3rd – PTA General Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Oct 5th – No School – Yom Kippur

Oct 10th – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Oct 13th – LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night at LBSS Field Hockey Game (also Senior Night)

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

Oct 31st – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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

Nov 8th – School Holiday, Election Day

Nov 11th – Student Holiday, School Planning Day

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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

 

Message from the Principal

 

Dear Families,

We will be hosting the Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Parent Informational Meeting tonight in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm.  Andrea Trumbull, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), will not be able to facilitate the meeting due to a family emergency.  Mary Keane, AART at King’s Park ES will be leading the meeting.  Ms. Keane is very knowledgeable about school-base services and Level IV identification process.  She knows all about Keene Mill ES (Level IV) and Lake Braddock Secondary School.  We know that Ms. Keane will be an excellent source of information. 

 

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Advanced Academics (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting

 

A parent information meeting will be held at Ravensworth on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The AART will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. Questions can be directed to Andrea Trumbull, AART, at [email protected].

 

Wear Green for Recycling on Friday, September 30th

 

Ravensworth will be recycling classroom paper in blue classroom recycling bins. Students will take the classroom recycling bins to Mr. Austin.  Mr. Austin will then place an earth icon on the “Stack the Earths” board.  Those classes that participate in the “Stack the Earths” game will receive some recognition or a small reward when the earths reach the dotted line on the board.  We will also recycle cafeteria trays in the blue cafeteria trash cans. 

Join us to celebrate recycling by wearing green on Friday, September 30th!

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

 

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify Shahenil Grealish, Public Health Nurse at 703-426-3610, so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

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¿Cuándo debe quedarse mi hijo en casa? Ya sea que los estudiantes falten a la escuela por enfermedad como por cualquier otra razón, faltar a la escuela conlleva una pérdida de aprendizaje. Ayude a su hijo a tener éxito animándole a faltar el menor número de días posible. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo se quede en casa si está enfermo. ¿Cuándo debe su hijo quedarse en casa? Visite nuestra página web para obtener ideas útiles sobre las ausencias y sobre cómo colaborar con su hijo y con el colegio. Si su hijo tiene una enfermedad crónica, asegúrese de notificar a Shahenil Grealish, Enfermera de Salud Pública al 703-426-3610 para que se le pueda proporcionar asistencia si la necesita. Mantenga una línea de comunicación abierta con la enfermera de salud pública de su escuela, y llame a la escuela tan pronto como sepa que su hijo va a estar ausente e informe al personal de la escuela por qué y por cuánto tiempo. ¡Asista hoy, logre mañana!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

 

LBSS Pyramid Feeder Night (also Senior Night)

 

Where: at LBSS Field Hockey Game

When: Thursday, October 13th, arrive by 7:00 PM to hear your school be called.

Games starts at 7:30 PM

Wear your school Spirit Wear.

More details on tickets are coming.

 

Tutor.com

 

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

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Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de Tutor.com sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services. Los estudiantes pueden acceder a Tutor.com a través de un enlace en Schoology.  Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a [email protected].

 

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application is available and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you can set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, please call 571-423-3000 for information. FCPS is offering weekly virtual information sessions on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

Positivity Project

 

Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork and citizenship often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources to further group goals and help toward the greater good.

  PTA A Message from our PTA

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

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

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*

Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!

 

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

 

MAH’KI Update

 

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

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

MAH'KI

Thursdays, Oct 13 - Nov 17

3:25 - 4:25 pm

In the Gym

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

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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

RAVENS' NEST 09/21/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 23rd – Lake Braddock Homecoming Parade 4:45 – 5:15 pm

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

Sep 28th – AAP Parent Information Night – Cafeteria 5:30 pm

Oct 5th – No School – Yom Kippur

Oct 10th – Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

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.

 

Advanced Academics (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting

 

A parent information meeting will be held at Ravensworth on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The AART will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. Questions can be directed to Andrea Trumbull, AART, at [email protected].

 

  Rosh Hashanah (Student Holiday/Professional Work Day)

 

Monday, September 26th , is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

 

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school.

If your child has a chronic illness, make sure to notify Shahenil Grealish, Public Health Nurse at 703-426-3610, so that assistance can be provided if needed. Keep an open line of communication with your school public health nurse and call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why and for how long. Attend today, Achieve Tomorrow!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

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¿Cuándo debe quedarse mi hijo en casa?

Ya sea que  los estudiantes falten a la escuela por enfermedad como por cualquier otra razón, faltar a la escuela conlleva una pérdida de aprendizaje.

Ayude a su hijo a tener éxito animándole a faltar el menor número de días posible. Sin embargo, asegúrese de que su hijo se quede en casa si está enfermo. ¿Cuándo debe su hijo quedarse en casa? Visite nuestra página web para obtener ideas útiles sobre las ausencias y sobre cómo colaborar con su hijo y con el colegio.

Si su hijo tiene una enfermedad crónica, asegúrese de notificar a Shahenil Grealish, Public Health Nurse at 703-426-3610 para que se le pueda proporcionar asistencia si la necesita. Mantenga una línea de comunicación abierta con la enfermera de salud pública de su escuela, y llame a la escuela tan pronto como sepa que su hijo va a estar ausente e informe al personal de la escuela por qué y por cuánto tiempo. ¡Asista hoy, logre mañana!

[email protected] or call tel:703-426-3636

 

Tutor.com

 

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

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Los estudiantes de FCPS continúan teniendo acceso ilimitado a servicios de tutoría en línea en vivo, 24/7, 1 a 1 a través de Tutor.com sin costo para las familias durante el SY 22-23. La participación de los estudiantes es opcional y los padres / tutores pueden optar por que sus estudiantes no accedan a los servicios. La información detallada y las preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el sitio web de Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services. Los estudiantes pueden acceder a Tutor.com a través de un enlace en Schoology.  Se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo iniciar sesión y acceder a un tutor a las familias a través de lo siguiente: Primaria - Cómo funciona y Media y alta - Cómo funciona. Las preguntas no respondidas en los recursos publicados pueden enviarse a [email protected].

 

  Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Lake Braddock Homecoming Parade!

 

  Staffing Opportunities

 

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you can set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, please call 571-423-3000 for information. FCPS is offering weekly virtual information sessions on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

PTA   A Message from our PTA

 

Ravensworth ES PTA is pleased to announce the use of Memberhub.  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. 

 

MAH’KI’ is Back - Registration is open!

 

PTA is super excited to bring back MAH'KI as a FREE after school program for students in 1st -6th grade for 6 weeks this fall!  Join our Awesome Instructor to Ignite & Amplify Your Energy to High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement!  Bring a full water bottle & Dress to MOVE!  Limited to 25 students. PTA is looking to offer this free 6 week program again in the winter and/or spring as well. 

MAH'KI

Thursdays, Oct 13 - Nov 17

3:25 -4:25 pm

In the Gym 

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

*Parents-due to limited space, please ensure your student wants to participate prior to registering each student. Registration link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a8a929a6fdc16-mahki

*Two (2) PTA/Parent volunteers are required at each session. Volunteer here: 

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

 

  Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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

RAVENS' NEST 09/14/2022

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, (2 sessions, 6:00 and 6:50 pm)

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

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.

 

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages

 

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

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

Learn more about receiving other FCPS communications in other languages.

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

 

Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

Back to School Family Literacy Night- September 15th

 

We are looking forward to hosting our first in-person Back to School Family Literacy Night.  Families will go to their child’s morning teacher’s classroom where they will learn and practice skills to support their child’s literacy development.  Rotation one will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 6:40 pm.  Rotation two will begin at 6:50 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Families who are unable to attend can access the materials and information on Schoology after September 21st.  We hope to see you there.

 

Advanced Academics (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting

 

A parent information meeting will be held at Ravensworth on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The AART will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. Questions can be directed to Andrea Trumbull, AART, at [email protected].

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

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Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources that we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS ParentVUE account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA is pleased to announce the use of Memberhub.  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. 

 

MAH’KI’ is Back!!

PTA is super excited to bring back MAH'KI as a FREE after-school program for students in 1st – 6th grade for 6 weeks this fall!  Join our Awesome Instructor to Ignite & Amplify Your Energy to High Vibin’ Music, Dance & Movement!  Bring a full water bottle & Dress to MOVE!  Watch for registration to open on Wed, Sept 21st.   Limited to 25 students.  *Parents – due to limited space, please ensure your student wants to participate prior to registering each student.

MAH'KI

Thursdays, Oct 13th – Nov 17th

3:25 – 4:25 pm

In the Gym 

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

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 14th – School Individual Picture Day

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

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.

 

Safety Drills During the School Year

 

Every school in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan in place. Keeping students and staff safe is a priority. We practice a number of safety drills throughout the school year, including lockdown drills which helps us know what to do if there is a potentially violent intruder inside the school or on school property.

Today, our school conducted a lockdown drill and teachers talked to students to prepare them for the drill. As a part of our safety training, we also show students a video regarding lockdown drills so students would know what a lockdown looks like in the school.

I am very proud of our students today. They listened to directions and the drill was conducted in a calm and orderly fashion. Our students did a great job, and I encourage you to discuss the drill with them.  Additional guidance on discussions with your child about lockdown drills can be found in the Parent/Guardian tip letter, as well as on the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page.

Our emergency preparedness plans have been developed in coordination with the FCPS Office of Safety and Security, local law enforcement, emergency management officials, and FCPS mental health professionals. The plans are regularly reviewed and updated and include procedures on how to respond to critical incidents such as fires, tornadoes, and other events. Students and staff regularly practice safety drills.

I will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at our school. If you have questions, please call or contact the school office.  I appreciate your continued support in these matters.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

Patriot Day

Let’s all wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 9th in honor of Patriot Day on Sunday, September 11th.

Connect on social media!

🔗 Post pictures of your family in red, white, and blue on Facebook and tag our school Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary).

🔗 Feel free to tweet photos of you and your family in red, white, and blue. Tag @RavensworthES and use the hashtag #RavensWorth to connect with other Ravensworth families on Twitter.

We can't wait to see your patriotic pictures!!!

https://twitter.com/RavensworthES

and

#RavensWorth

 

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 14th

You should have received a Lifetouch picture order form in your child’s Wednesday folder last week.  Please order your photos online or by completing the form and returning to school before September 14th. 

In the past, Lifetouch provided combs and baby wipes for students to use prior to taking their picture.  Unfortunately, Lifetouch will not be providing these items this year.  If you would like to send a small comb with them to school that day, we will have volunteer parents there to help your child look their best.  Please remind your child not to share combs with other children.

 

Back to School Family Literacy Night

 

We are looking forward to hosting our first in-person Back to School Family Literacy Night.  Families and their child(ren) will go to several 10- 15 minute sessions to learn about ways they can support their child’s literacy skill development.  Rotation one will begin at 6:00 PM and Rotation two will begin at 6:50 PM. Families who are unable to attend can access the materials and information on Schoology after September 21st.  We hope to see you there.

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing or standing in the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.  

 

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

 

Advanced Academics (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting

 

A parent information meeting will be held at Ravensworth on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The AART will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. Questions can be directed to Andrea Trumbull, AART, at [email protected].

  COVID Diagnostic Testing

 

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

 

Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS   PTA   A Message from our PTA

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

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

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*

Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Ravensworth Back to School Bash and Movie Night

 

Ravensworth PTA presents their Back to School Bash and Movie Night on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 pm.  Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream will be available for sale.  Please bring your own filled water bottles for movie night.  Bring something comfortable to sit on to watch the movie, “Minions:  Rise of Gru”.  This will be on the playground blacktop.  Outdoor movie fun for all ages!

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

 

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

 

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

 

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

.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 31st – PTA General Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, cafeteria

Sep 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 14th – School Individual Picture Day

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sep 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

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.

  Labor Day (Holiday)

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Feria por el Dia del Trabojo (Feriado) El viernes, 2 de septiembre, y el lunes, 5 de septiembre, son días festivos del Día del Trabajo para todos los empleados y estudiantes de FCPS. Esperamos que todos tomen el fin de semana largo para celebrar un comienzo fuerte del año escolar y disfrutar tiempo con familia y amigos. Vea el calendario completo del año escolar 2022-23.

  ONE DAY LEFT to sign-up for Band and Strings!

Greetings Ravens!  Only one day left to sign-up for Band or Strings! If you haven’t already signed up, please do so by September 1st. CLICK HERE to access the Band and Strings sign-up form.

As always, feel free to reach out to Dr. Mincer or Mr. J with any questions you have about Band or Strings. 

[email protected]

[email protected]

  Arrival and Dismissal

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.  

  Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill.

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

  COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

  Text Messages for Parents

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 14th

You should receive a Lifetouch picture order form in your child’s Wednesday folder today.  Please order your photos before September 14th. 

In the past, Lifetouch provided combs and baby wipes for students to use prior to taking their picture.  Unfortunately, Lifetouch will not be providing these items this year.  If you would like to send a small comb with them to school that day, we will have volunteer parents there to help your child look their best.  Please remind your child not to share combs with other children.

  Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

[ENGLISH - SPANISH - ARABIC - CHINESE - FARSI - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS

 

PTA Ravensworth ES PTA General Meeting

Ravensworth PTA will hold its first General Meeting Wednesday, August 31st from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Please join us!

 

A Message from our PTA

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

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

There are two membership options.

Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*

Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*

*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction

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

 

Ravensworth Back to School Bash and Movie Night

Ravensworth PTA presents their Back to School Bash and Movie Night on Friday, Sep 9th at 7:00 pm.  Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream will be available for sale.  Please Bring your own filled water bottles for movie night.  Bring something comfortable to sit on to watch the movie, “Minions:  Rise of Gru”.  This will be on the playground blacktop.  Outdoor movie fun for all ages!

 

Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!

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

 

Help Support Ravensworth ES While You Shop

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

 

Follow Ravensworth on Social Media

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug 29th – Superintendent Community Conversation, Lake Braddock SS, 6:30 – 7:30 pm see information below

Aug 31st – PTA General Meeting, 7:00 -8:00 pm cafeteria

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 9th – PTA Back to School Bash & Movie Night, Blacktop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 9th – Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Teacher Workday)

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.

 

First Week is a Success!

 

So many friends have reconnected and new friendships have begun! At Ravensworth ES each morning all students start their day with a Morning Meeting.  This is a opportunity for students to get to know their classmates and teacher as well as prepare for the day ahead. 

Each week you can anticipate an email from your child's teacher with classroom updates and information about current learning. Staying connected is important and we value your partnership!

 

Superintendent Community Conversation

 

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Lake Braddock Secondary School on August 29, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please Register Here [SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

To ensure safe routines in and out of the building, students and families are to remain in the designated areas at both arrival and dismissal. Crossing the bus loop on foot or by car presents a safety concern.

 

COVID Updates  

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review the Health and Safety Guidance on the FCPS website.

 

Text Messages for Parents

 

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

 

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights. Please look for an email that you should have received August 18 in which FCPS shared the Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. If you have children at different grade levels, please read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

 

Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established.

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Area 2 Transportation Office at 703-446-2050.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

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Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Parents Night Out at Lake Braddock SS   WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS ParentVUE account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA News  A Message from our PTA

Ravensworth ES PTA is pleased to announce the use of Memberhub.  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 and become part of the student directory 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. 

 

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

 

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sep 15th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sep 23rd – School Spirit Wear Day (or wear school colors, blue and yellow)

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

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A Message from the Principal

 

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for our Open House/Meet the Teacher event.  We will welcome our Kindergarten students and their families from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Our Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation will be from 3:00-4:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Grades 1-6 Open House will be at the following times: Last names A-K from 4:00-4:45 PM and Last names L-Z from 4:45-5:30 PM.  Come meet your teacher and drop off any classroom supplies at this time.  Our PTA will also be there selling Ravensworth Spirit Wear.

The first day of school is Monday, August 22nd. Our bell schedule is 8:35 AM – 3:20 PM. Any student arriving after 8:35 AM must be walked into the main office by an adult (we want to make sure they are not marked absent and that they get to class safely).  If need be, parents can walk their child to the door of the classroom on the first day.  If you need to talk to the teacher, please plan to do so at another time – they will be busy greeting students!  Similar to last year, we will be opening our doors to students at 8:20 AM.  If your child plans to eat breakfast at school, they will enter the building, purchase a breakfast, and eat in the cafeteria.

We can’t wait to begin our new year together!

Sincerely,

 

Erika Aspuria

Principal

  Registration

 

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [email protected]

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

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Immunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (deadline August 28th/click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected].

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

 

At Ravensworth ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Ravensworth Digital Resources Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

School Supply Lists

 

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found at https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists.  Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Food and Nutrition Services Career Opportunities

 

  WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for the 2022-2023 school year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! Families who put their order in this week may see a delivery delay.

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

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

 

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

 

Aug 17th – You should hear about your child’s classroom placement by this date

Aug 18th – Kindergarten Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 New Student Orientation, cafeteria, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Aug 18th – Grades 1-6 Open House/Meet the Teacher, classrooms

  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Last names A-K) and
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm (Last names L-Z)

Aug 22nd – First Day of School

Sept 2nd & 5th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Sept 26th – Student Holiday – Rosh Hashanah (Professional Workday)

Plan Ahead – 2022-2023 Standard School Year Calendar 

 

Registration

 

We need all new families and kindergarten families to register as soon as possible. Complete registration is critical to our school being fully staffed. Find out more about registration https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration or contact Ms. Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or at [email protected]

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

 

For the last two years free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact Ravensworth ES at 703-426-3600.

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Immunizations

 

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, please know that some Immunizations are required for public school entry (deadline August 28th / click the link). We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact our registrar Teresa Dunbar at 703-426-3600 or [email protected]

 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

 

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

 

School Supply Lists

 

Our 2022-23 school supply lists can be found at: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/academics/supply-lists.  Kindergarteners will be utilizing ipads this year. Headphones purchased for kindergarteners should go over the student’s ears and should have a standard straight jack.

 

Staffing Opportunities

 

Classroom Monitors: Ravensworth is looking for several classroom monitors for the 2022-2023 school year. Monitors will work Monday – Friday from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM on the days students are in school. Monitors will be responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings (classrooms, lunch, recess, specials). Teachers will provide directions/assignments for monitors and students. Please email Patrick Bourjaily, Assistant Principal, if you’re interested in this opportunity and apply here.

Substitute Teachers: FCPS and Ravensworth will need substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants this year. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, you are able to set parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant, FCPS is offering virtual information sessions. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • August 10, 17, 24, 31

Sign up for the information session here.

 

Food and Nutrition Services Career Opportunities

 

  WeCare is now available!

[email protected] is now available in your SIS Parent View account.  Parents/Guardians can update contact information and emergency contacts in weCare.  You can login with your SIS ParentVUE username and password, clicking on FCPS Links, then selecting the link for [email protected] 

Using [email protected] is also an easy way to ensure that yor emergency contact information is current so that the emergency communication system, eNotify, will have the most up-to-date information available in order to contact you in the event of an emergency.

If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page

We hope you will take a few moments to utilize this additional opportunity to be involved in your child’s academic career in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

PTA Campus Survival Kits – Still Available

 

The Ravensworth Campus Survival Kits website is live - to order your students supply kit for the 2022-2023 school year click here: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ravensworth The kit contains all of the necessary supplies for their grade level and is delivered directly to their classroom in August 2022 - no shopping required! Families who put their order this week may see a delivery delay.

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

Get your school supplies shopping out of the way now and order your Campus Survival Kits.

 

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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