RAVENS' NEST 06/09/2021

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Upcoming Events

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. (Office closed from 2:00-3:00 pm)

June 11 – SCOOPS Ice Cream Truck- PTA Fundraiser (more information below)

June 14 – Virtual Students to return school laptops, Door 1, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

 

A Message from the Principal

It is so hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived. This school year has been unique and has required flexibility, resiliency and perseverance from students, families and staff. Our families and PTA stepped up to partner with us to ensure our students were as successful as possible. Our students have definitely mastered many new skills this year – their technology skills are certainly far beyond where they would have been in a typical school year. Our teachers have learned a great deal as well and will carry that learning forward to enhance the instruction for all of our students.

We are planning for students to return for five full days of in-person learning in August. However, we are still awaiting information on large events we typically host, such as Back to School Night, New Student Orientation Events and Open House. Once we have additional information, we will share this with our families. The first day of school is Monday, August 23, 2021.

Final report cards will be mailed out next week to all students. Official SOL scores for students who took these assessments in grades 3-6 will be mailed by Virginia Department of Education to families sometime prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year.

We wish you and your family a restful summer break and look forward to seeing our students and families again in August. If your family is departing the Ravensworth community, we hope you will stay in touch. We will continue to take great pride in the accomplishments of our students.  

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

 

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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 9th – 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 1:00 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.

 

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 go to this link https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/student-services/student-registration to begin the registration process.  Our registrar, Teresa Dunbar, will be in touch with you.

 

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.

 

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Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

FCPS has announced the bell schedules for schools for the fall. Ravensworth will be returning to our traditional bell schedule. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will be 8:35 AM – 3:20 PM. 

Morning arrival will be from 8:20 AM – 8:35 AM and dismissal will begin at 3:20 PM.

 

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PTA News

NEW PTA Executive Board Officers

 

Congratulations to our newly elected Ravensworth ES PTA officers Amanda Mundy as Secretary and Lane Seleme as Treasurer.  Megan Farinholt was re-elected as President.  PTA extends our gratitude for your willingness to volunteer & serve in these critical roles for our Ravensworth ES community!   Congratulations & Thank you!

 

PTA extends our appreciation and gratitude to Sarah Archer Beck and Michele Smith for their gracious time & efforts this past year serving on the Executive PTA Board.  Thank you! 

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The SCOOPS Truck is Coming!

The SCOOPS truck will be selling prepackaged bars!  10% of the proceeds go to Ravensworth Elementary School PTA.  They will accept cash, credit cards and contactless payments.  The SCOOPS truck will be at the following locations Friday, June 11th:

Lake Braddock Dr. & Point Longstreet Way              4:00 – 5:00 pm

Parliament Dr. & Flint Tavern Pl.                                5:00 – 6:00 pm

In front of Ravensworth Elementary School              6:00 – 7:00 pm

In front of Ravensworth Farm Pool                            7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

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Campus Survival Kits are BACK!

Get a head start on the 2021-22 school year by pre-purchasing your child’s school supplies - order online by July 15thCampus Survival Kits Overview

In cooperation with the Ravensworth PTA, Campus Survival Kits has assembled a Kit of all necessary supplies for one low price! Avoid the stores and get all the supplies you need! You’ll receive a complete set of the exact supplies identified by your child’s teacher. All brands, sizes, colors and styles have been designated by your child’s teacher. Your child’s personal supplies will be delivered in a custom Ravensworth Elementary drawstring backpack. Kits will be delivered to the school and will be available in your child’s classroom. The items identified as community supplies (tissues, wipes, etc.) will be delivered directly to your child’s teacher for easy collection and storage. Your child’s personal supplies will be pre-labeled per the specific instructions provided by the teacher (if applicable). AND... Based on the number of students who purchase a Kit, your child’s school will receive FREE refills on select items in January. To order your kit, please visit Ravensworth Elementary School Supply Kits — Campus Survival Kits and Insta-Kits

 

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!

 

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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