RAVEN'S NEST 05/19/2021


Upcoming Events

May 28 – Last day to turn in 30 second Hacky Sack Flipgrid Video

May 28 – Last day to return library books

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday- No school

June 3 – LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, BBCU link

June 8 – Virtual School Day (Primary Election Day at FCPS Schools)

June 10 – 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, LBSS Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 11 – Last Day of School – 2 Hour Early Release, 1:30 p.m.


Attention Band and Strings Families:


All students’ Strings Instruments need to be returned to Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, May 24th between 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Door #1


All Virtual students’ band instruments need to be returned to Ravensworth Elementary on Monday, May 24th between 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Door #1.


If you cannot make that time, please let Ms. Fraser or Dr. Mincer know so you can arrange an alternate time.


In person Band students will return their instruments immediately following their last class this week.


Let us know if you have any questions.


Thank you,


Ms. Fraser and Dr. Mincer




LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night

The LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent once you have registered (below).  Join us at this parent only event to learn about:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

Use this link to register: Parent Night Google Sign-up


All Library Books Due – Friday, May 28th

We ask all students to please search for and return any school library books by Friday, May 28th.  Students can locate their checkout list by signing-in to the library catalog.  In the top right corner, click on “Log-In.”  On the following screen, select “Log in using your account with Fairfax County Public Schools.”  Then, click on the three horizontal lines located in the top left corner.  Select “checkouts” in the drop-down menu and the checkout list will display.  Please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Sloan, jasloan@fcps.edu , if you have any questions or need assistance.  Thank you for helping to gather books for return.  Books may be returned to the black bins throughout the school (outside the library doors, in the Kindergarten hallway, and in the lobby under the glass display case) and will be picked up by Mrs. Sloan, or may be dropped off in the blue bin outside the school by Door 1 during school hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.  Please call our Office if you need assistance with drop-off (703) 426-3600.


Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?  Do you know a family who is new to our neighborhood?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Ravensworth website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration


Student Intent Forms for Families NOT Returning to FCPS the 2021-22 School Year

For families NOT returning to a Fairfax County Public School in the fall of 2021, please complete and return the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form ASAP. Forms should be sent to tldunbar1@fcps.edu. You may access the form on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Ravensworth’s Registrar, Teresa Dunbar.


Student Placements for 2021-2022

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2021-2022 school year ahead of time.  The staff at Ravensworth Elementary works hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Mrs. Aspuria by May 28th.  Please do not list teacher names.  Rather, describe the classroom academic learning environment in which your child learns best.




Immunization Requirement Updates

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will require new school entry immunizations. All grade levels will be affected by these additional immunizations.

Required for School Entry:

  • A minimum of two doses of Hepatitis (A) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, Kindergarten students must have two doses of Hepatitis A.
  • A minimum of two doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine are required: For SY 2021/2022, 7th grade students must have one dose and 12th grade students must have one dose. 
  • A minimum of one dose of Rotavirus (RV) vaccine is required: One dose is required for students less than eight months of age.


Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book.  These books will include information about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.



PTA News

PTA Needs a Treasurer & Secretary for SY 2021-2022; Elections Vote will occur on June 7th at 7:00 pm

Our Ravensworth PTA needs you to consider stepping up into the Executive Board.  PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations right up to the time of voting at our next & final PTA general meeting of the school year on Mon, June 7th at 7:00 pm.  If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for either of these open board positions, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org  by June 7th. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.    

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2021-2022, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson.  PTA is also looking to create an outdoor classroom committee.   Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.




Hacky Sack Class Ice Cream Party– Kickin’ It, Ravens Style

Hacky Sack Class Ice Cream Party for Class with most Hacky Sack Videos submitted!

The PTA is excited to see your Hacky Sack skills & tricks on Flipgrid!  The 3rd -6th grade class with the most participation of Hacky Sack videos submitted will win a class Ice Cream Party!  Yummy!  Be sure to submit your videos by Friday, May 28th to Flipgrid:   https://flipgrid.com/baf71a63   for your chance to win ice cream and 1 of 16 Ravensworth Rockstar T-shirts!  

Parents:  Your help is needed:  Friday, 5/21 --  Monday, 5/24 

Please help record a Hacky Sack video of your student & have them upload the video THIS WEEKEND/MONDAY while they have their laptops at home! This is the last weekend students will have their laptop at home before the Contest is over May 28th.  You are welcome to upload hacky sack videos via other devices as you are able.   


Outdoor Classroom PTA Committee Needed

PTA is seeking to form an Outdoor Classroom Committee.  RES is receiving a large tent from FCPS for the fall and we'd love to have a white board & tree stumps ready to utilize for our students & teachers at the start of the coming school year!  If you, or your organization or group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.)  are interested in helping to make an outdoor classroom a reality for RES please contact Megan:  president@ravensworthpta.org


School Spirit Item

Check out the latest item added to the Spirit Wear Store - removable laptop stickers! There are three options to buy -

1- Purchase for $5 and pick up at a set spirit wear pickup date.

2- Purchase for $5.50 and have your sticker mailed to you.

3- Purchase for $2.50 and have a sticker given to a Ravensworth Staff member!

Visit https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store/store to purchase!


If You’ve Not Already Joined Memberhub, Check it Out Here Now!


You do not have to be a PTA member to join the free Everyone Hub or your classroom Hubs.  These hubs are for you to utilize to make connections & easily stay connected to your specific RES communities.  PTA uses the Everyone hub to help keep you up to date & reminded about PTA Happenings.  To Ensure you receive all PTA emails & have access to the RES Online Directory, purchase your PTA Membership ($10 Indiv/$20Family) here:  https://ravensworth.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships




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


and the school’s accounts are

https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and