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Mar 22nd – Ramadan Begins at Sundown (Religious/Cultural Observance)
Mar 22nd– PTA Spirit Day, Taco Bamba, Fairfax (use code RESPTA)
Mar 23rd – Ramadan continues with daily fast and nightly prayer until Apr 21st (Religious/Cultural Observance)
Apr 3rd – 7th – Spring Break
Apr 13th – 2 Hour Early Release
Apr 13th – Kindergarten Orientation
2:45 – 3:00 pm – Sign-in and self-guided tours
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Parent Orientation/Rising Kindergartener in classrooms
4:00 – 4:15 pm – Self-guided tours
Apr 14th – Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
Apr 17th – PTA General Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Apr 20th – Eid al Fitr Begins at Sundown, ends at sundown Apr 21st (Religious/Cultural Observance)
Apr 21st – Teacher Workday (Student Holiday)
Apr 26th – Spring Individual Pictures
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.Religious and Cultural Observance - Ramadan
This year, the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, March 22. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year, a time for spiritual discipline for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Mohammed. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.
Ramadan begins with a half “O Day” on March 22, followed by an O Day on March 23. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Half O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those days. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.Ramadan Accommodations
All students at Ravensworth are offered an alternate space during the lunch period instead of the cafeteria during Ramadan. Teachers will be checking in with students to learn their preference prior to the start of Ramadan. Parents are also welcome to contact their child’s teacher to share their request and any questions or concerns.Proposed Updates to the SR&R
Proposed Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities The Department of Special Services will be hosting two virtual meetings for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. Please join one of the meetings below via Zoom (click the date to register):
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well.
Beginning Monday, March 20, families and staff will also be able to provide feedback on proposed updates to the SR&R via a short survey. Please stay tuned for details. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.
Actualizaciones Propuestas a los Derechos y Responsabilidades del Estudiante
El Departamento de Servicios Especiales tendrá dos reuniones virtuales para la comunidad de FCPS con respecto a las actualizaciones propuestas a la Regulación de Derechos y Responsabilidades del Estudiante (SR&R). Por favor, únase a una de las reuniones a continuación a través de Zoom (haga clic en la fecha para registrarse):
- Lunes, 27 de Marzo, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de conocer las actualizaciones sugeridas y hacer preguntas a través de Zoom Chat. Habrá interpretación en español. También estará disponible un intérprete certificado para personas sordas.
A partir del lunes, 20 de Marzo, las familias y el personal también podrán dar su opinión sobre las actualizaciones propuestas para el SR&R a través de una breve encuesta. Por favor manténgase en sintonía para más detalles. Visite el sitio web de FCPS para más información.Survey of Preschool Children
We are starting to prepare for the 2023-24 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2023 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Ravensworth next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar Teresa Dunbar, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]
Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Ravensworth. Feel free to pass this form along or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-426-3600 for more information. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey.
A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child. For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website
Our Kindergarten Orientation will be Thursday, April 13 at 3:00 pm.FCPS Early Childhood and PreK Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools offers programs for the youngest learners:
- PreK is for students 3-4 years old whose parents meet income requirements. Space is limited, and priority is given to 4 year olds to help them prepare for kindergarten.
- Early Head Start is for infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers who meet income requirements.
- Early Literacy Programs and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) work with parents to help prepare their children for school.
Community liaisons are available to assist families with the registration process and answer any questions. For more information, visit the Early Childhood Registration webpage.
Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space
The FCPS Trust Policy supports a continued commitment to foster a caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families in our schools. The policy ensures that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials.
Programas Preescolares y de Primera Infancia de FCPS
Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax ofrecen programas para los estudiantes más jóvenes a través de varios programas.
- PreK es para estudiantes de 3-4 años cuyos padres cumplen los requisitos de ingresos. El espacio es limitado, y se da prioridad a los niños de 4 años para ayudarles a prepararse para el kindergarten.
- “Early Head Start” es para bebés, niños pequeños y mujeres embarazadas que cumplan los requisitos de ingresos.
- Los programas de Alfabetización Temprana e Instrucción en el Hogar para Padres de Niños en Edad Preescolar (HIPPY) trabajan con los padres para ayudarles a preparar a sus hijos para la escuela.
Los enlaces comunitarios están disponibles para ayudar a las familias con el proceso de inscripción y responder a cualquier pregunta. Para más información, visite la página web de Inscripción para la Primera Infancia "Early Childhood ".
Proporcionando un Espacio Seguro y Acogedor
La Política de Confianza de FCPS apoya un compromiso continuo para fomentar una cultura de cuidado y se esfuerza por proporcionar un espacio seguro, acogedor e inclusivo para todos los estudiantes y familias en nuestras escuelas. La política garantiza que los estudiantes y las familias de FCPS puedan acceder a los beneficios y servicios de FCPS sin temor a que la información sea revelada, directa o indirectamente, a los funcionarios federales de inmigración.Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…
There’s an easy five-step process outlined for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten:
- Determine eligibility.
- Identify your local school.
- Gather documents.
- Fill out forms.
- Schedule an appointment.
After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.
Inscripción para el Kindergarten: Es tan fácil como 1-2-3...
Los padres que deseen matricular a sus hijos al Kindergarten deben seguir un sencillo proceso de cinco pasos:
- Determinar la elegibilidad.
- Identifique su escuela local.
- Reunir documentos.
- Rellenar los formularios.
- Programar una cita.
Después de la cita en la escuela (el estudiante y uno de los tutores deben estar presentes), el estudiante estará listo para la orientación, Bridge to Kindergarten, o cualquier otro evento introductorio que cada escuela pueda organizar. Más información sobre el proceso de inscripción.
Ravensoworth’s Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, April 13th at 3:00 pm.FCPS Purple Up!
April is the Month of the Military Child and Virginia’s Purple Up! Day is Wednesday, April 19.Our Salad Bar is Returning on March 27th
The salad bar is returning! Beginning March 27, we will have our salad bar back. This will be an adjustment for our students, and we are looking for a few parent volunteers to help the first couple of days. If you are willing to help please sign up using this link:
The 19th annual Techstravaganza is going to be held at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA on May 13, 2023, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free, food will be for sale, here is the registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tjhsst-techstravaganza-2023-tickets-465757552377\ More information about the event can be found on our website at http://tjtechstrav.org/6th Grade Promotion
Please save the date! Ravensworth is very excited to announce the 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held June 15th at Lake Braddock Secondary School in the Little Theater from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. You will enter Door 14 to access the ceremony. See you then!SoCo Summer Strings
Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings (formally Stallion Summer Strings) is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 10th-21st from 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.
Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.
You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1st-June 9th so sign up soon!New Language Translation Feature on Websites
Language Translation on FCPS Websites
In a continued effort to prioritize access for our diverse communities, FCPS is launching a language translation feature that will be available on every division and school webpage. The feature has been added to the header at the top of the page and will scroll with the user as they navigate the page. Learn more about our new translation feature.
Traducción de Idiomas en los Sitios Web de FCPS En un esfuerzo continuo para priorizar el acceso a nuestras diversas comunidades, FCPS está lanzando una función de traducción de idiomas que estará disponible en cada página web de división y escuela. La función se ha agregado al encabezado en la parte superior de la página y se desplazará con el usuario a medida que navega por la página. Obtenga más información sobre nuestra nueva función de traducción.Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
Every year, absences increase in the weeks before and after spring break. Please make sure your child is in school every day until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. Visit our website for more attendance resources.
¡Asista hoy, logre mañana!
Cada año, las ausencias aumentan en las semanas antes y después de las vacaciones de primavera. Por favor, asegúrese de que su hijo está en la escuela todos los días hasta que comiencen las vacaciones. ¡La enseñanza continúa hasta el último día antes de las vacaciones! Por favor visite nuestro sitio web para más recursos sobre la asistencia.Tutor.com - Free for Students
FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from Tutor.com through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.
Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video:
Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in English
Tutor.com in FCPS: How it Works in SpanishPositivity Project
This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Perspective. Perspective means you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.
Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.
To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.PTA A Message from our PTA
Ravensworth ES PTA uses Memberhub for enrollment. Memberhub is a custom-made software for PTA’s that puts all our resources onto one platform. Best of all, Memberhub allows you to share your contact information with other PTA members and connect with other families in the same class and grade as your children.
To join Ravensworth PTA, go to: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
There are two membership options.
Family Membership: $20.00 (two adults)*, Single Membership: $10.00 (one adult)*
*A small processing fee will be added to each transaction
Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with directions on how to set up your profile on Memberhub.Ravensworth Yearbooks!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT. THE LAST DAY TO ORDER IS APRIL 23rd. Want to have all the memories the school year brings? The time has come to order your Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbooks. The price of the yearbook is $20.00. Take advantage of the savings and order your yearbook today!
Order site: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
Yearbook ID Code: 4882623
School Name: Ravensworth Elementary School
Don't delay and order your yearbook today!Ravensworth Chess Club – Register Now!
The Ravensworth Chess Club is accepting registrations. Chess club meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to grades 2-6. No chess experience necessary. Chess teaches valuable skills such as discipline, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Register at https://chessctr.org/ravensworth/ Contact Mr. Terry Smith at [email protected] with any questions.Get Your School Spirit Wear Today!
Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!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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