RAVENS' NEST 06/02/2021


Upcoming Events

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

June 7 – PTA meeting 7:00 pm

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

June 8 – Yearbook distribution to virtual students, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Kiss & Ride Loop

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.


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



Laptop Returns

All students will be required to return their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at the same time.

  • ONLY the laptop and power cord need to be returned; bags will not be collected. Students can keep the laptop cases at their homes and use them next year.
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned- DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • Laptop pocket should have student ID card or student ID number & name written on paper for check-in purposes.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  • Laptop collection from in-person students will be June 9-11th at school.

Laptops collection from virtual students will be on June 14th from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.  Please come to door 1 for drop-off.


End of Year Reminder from the Health Room

  • All medications need to be picked up by 1 pm on June 11, 2021
  • Only Parents/Guardians may pick up medications
  • Medications not picked up by the designated time will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy
  • Medications can also be picked up prior to June 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

For questions and concerns please call Ravensworth ES School Health Aide, Paula Condit, @ 703-426-3610.


Registration Reminder for 2021-2022

The Student Information System (SIS) will close for registration on June 10th.  SIS will reopen and Ravensworth’s Student Information Assistant, Teresa Dunbar, will return on July 15th.  Registration will reopen July 15th.  Please go to this link https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration to request registration.  Submitting this form begins the new student registration process with Ravensworth ES. Our school Student Information Assistant will contact you with the next steps to get your new student enrolled quickly and efficiently.



ST Math:  Help Children Love Math This Summer:  A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families


Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program – Registration Now Open!

Each year, we offer MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school as well as any rising 8th graders, new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers and have some fun while getting excited about the upcoming schoolyear.

Jump Start 2021 – The Return To In-Person (A welcome opportunity for all incoming 7th grade and new 8th grade students to meet face-to-face with some of our amazing LBSS staff and socialize with fellow Bruins as we all gear up for the return to in-person schooling for students in Fall 2021.  Facility Tours, Friends, Staff Meet & Greet, Bruin Ambassador Panel, Q&A, and More!

August 9 – August 12, 2021 (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Host Site: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed)

Register Here: https://forms.gle/8YaaZutbUUpn448m8

Questions can be directed to the Middle School After-School Specialist, Jamaal Hines, jlhines@fcps.edu


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.




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.


Provide Your Feedback on FCPS’ COVID Relief Funds

Fairfax County Public Schools wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds.

The ESSER III grant will be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. Learn more about the ESSER III grant.

Sign up to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m or submit your input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form.

  • FCPS wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh 

FCPS wants your feedback on how it should spend COVID relief funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh



PTA News

Hacky Sack Winners Kicked It, Raven’s Style!

Congratulations to our Ravens who Kicked It, Raven's Style in their classrooms, bedrooms, hallways, front yards, school playground, living rooms & even on a trampoline!  Check out our awesome Ravens Kickin It: https://flipgrid.com/+mebv69ts      Our Ravens Definitely Got Skills & Style!   Congratulations to Top Hacky Sack Winner 6th grader, Fabio Urbina with 6 consecutive kicks!  And, Congratulations to all our T-shirt Winners: 


Fabio Urbina                           Augustin Cubillos                    Isaiah Guzman

Regina Navas                         Nicholas Cubillos                    Luca Dell'Omo

Lillian Seidel                            Jacob Montague                     Lucie Boland

Santiago Castellon                  Sophia McConnell                  Kian Inanloo

Elizabeth Novak                     Mackenzie Saltman                Kenneth Villarroel 


The Ice Cream Party class winner is Mrs. Villafane's 6th grade class! It was a close class race as 4 classes each had 3 student participants: Mrs. Villafane, Mrs. Archibald, Ms. Castellon & Ms. Morgan.  As such, it boiled down to the highest total number of consecutive kicks of each class participants' best take!  Mrs. Villafane had 15 kicks, Mrs. Archibald had 13 kicks and both Ms. Castellon & Ms. Morgan had 7 kicks!   Congratulations to All Students who had some fun Kicking It, Raven's Style! 




PTA Executive Board Elections VOTE meeting Mon, Jun 7th at 7:00 pm 

Log in to Join us for our final PTA general meeting of the year to vote in our Executive Board & win some fun parent appreciation prizes!  PTA has received a couple volunteers to serve as Treasurer and/or Secretary on the PTA Executive Board for SY 2021-2022.  PTA Nominating Committee will still accept volunteers/nominations right up to the time of the vote Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering & serving on the board, please contact Michele at recordingsec@ravensworthpta.org and/or log into the PTA meeting on Monday. Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started.  Meeting link to be emailed on the day of meeting.  


Parent Appreciation Prizes- “Come on Down, You’re the Next Winner!”

Log in to Win:  Mon, June 7th at 7:00 pm (aka: PTA Meeting)

Parents -- PTA appreciates YOU & we want to reward all YOUR efforts you have given to your kids & teachers this unbelievable school year!  Prizes include gift cards to Swiss Bakery, Peet's Coffee & Subway as well as some tasty treats & RES Spirit Items!   Log in & join us at our final PTA meeting of the year to be REWARDED!  Hint: Wear your best party hat, RES Spirit Wear and/or Hawaiian shirt! 


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!




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