Ravens' Nest- July 7, 2021

Upcoming Events

July 12- Summer School begins

Aug. 23 – First Day of School

Sept. 3rd & 6th – School Holidays (Labor Day) – All FCPS Offices Closed

Plan Ahead – 2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar 


Summer School- Begins Monday, July 12th

Families should have received communication confirming their child’s registration via email in June.  Here are some reminders:

Summer Program Dates:  July 12 – 30, 2021_____________

Summer Program Hours:  8:55 am – 12:55 pm__________

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Students will eat in classrooms.

Kiss and Ride students can enter building at Door #3 at 8:50 am.  

Students arriving by bus can enter building at Door #1 at 8:50 am.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  You can reach the Ravensworth office at 703-426-3600 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Wendy Casual

Summer Site Director


Updated Mask Guidance for FCPS Summer School – Students and Families

Mask chart


Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28 through August 6, 2021. This opportunity will be shared simultaneously with parents via News You Choose.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation or leaving a message at 571-423-4276.


Laptop return


Laptop Returns

All students should have returned their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at this time.  Please call 703-426-3600 to arrange to turn in any laptops at this 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.


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 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.


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.



PTA News

PTA Executive Board Officers 2021-2022

Congratulations to our newly elected Ravensworth ES PTA officers:

Megan Farinholt- President

Amanda Mundy- Secretary

Lane Seleme- Treasurer

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


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