Ravens' Nest- August 6, 2021

Upcoming Events

Aug 10 - All Grades – Popsicles on the Playground (weather permitting), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Aug 19 – Open House/Back to School Night, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (more details below)

Aug. 23 – First Day of School – Hours 8:35 am – 3:20 pm

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

Sept. 30th- Back to School Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30 PM

Oct 10 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Student Holiday - School Planning Day 

Plan Ahead – 2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar 


A Message from the Principal

Dear Ravensworth Families,

The Ravensworth staff and I hope you are enjoying your summer and are beginning to think about the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  We have been working hard throughout this summer to prepare for the return of all our students to a full-time school experience.  It certainly is exciting to know that the building will be full of children once again, ready to learn, and eager to continue their educational journey.  Our goal for this school year is to ensure a safe and welcoming environment that will support the needs of all children.  We realize that our Ravens are returning to school with varying experiences following the COVID-19 pandemic and our staff is committed to supporting each student by name and need. In addition to supporting our students, we will also continue to strengthen our community partnership with all families.  Your support and partnership throughout the pandemic’s educational experience was critical to our student’s success and we intend to continue our work together.  I am proud of the active involvement of our community, which is a key component that makes Ravensworth successful.

Our bell schedule for this school year will return to the pre-COVID schedule of 8:35 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. More information will be forthcoming to families of students who are eligible for transportation in the coming weeks.  Additionally, all families will be receiving information about classroom assignments directly from Ravensworth prior to Open House.  We are diligently working to place all students as we continue to receive new student registrations daily. 

Once again, our Ravensworth Staff is excited to have all our Ravens returning to the nest soon.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer and take care.


Erika Aspuria




Planning to Have Your Child Ride the Bus?

Eligible riders needing transportation may review student route assignment by accessing ParentVue any time after August 9th, or by contacting your transportation or school office. Additions and adjustments will be made weekly. All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation, even those whose parents did not complete the FCPS Transportation Survey.

During the school year, changes to your intent can be made at any time with Ricardo Bermudez or Sheryl Hall in our front office if the need for transportation changes. 


New Student Orientation

Our school counselors, Mr. Austin and Ms. Smith, will host a welcome orientation for new Ravensworth families and students in Grades 1 – 6 prior to Open House on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm. 


Open House – Thursday, August 19, 2021

Students are invited to visit the school, meet their classroom teachers, drop off school supplies, and deposit funds in their lunch accounts. Please plan to wear a mask. 

The Open House schedule will be:

Kindergarten Only 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First – Sixth Grade 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Support Ravensworth and Logan

I am Logan Pembleton. I'm working on my Outdoor Classroom Eagle Project with a goal to be completed before the next school year starts. Many of you may have attended Ravensworth Elementary School or have siblings that still go to school there. I would like your help to build a double-sided whiteboard, 10 chairs, painting tree stumps for seating, and refurbishing a bench to give the students and teachers a nice place to hold classes outside. 

The Project will be on two days in different locations. Please come to one or both days if you are able. Lunch will be provided.  

Saturday, August 7th 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

My House: 9016 Fox Lair Dr., Burke, VA 22015 

We will be cutting materials and preparing the projects

Sunday, August 8th 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Ravensworth ES: 5411 Nutting Dr., Springfield, VA 22151

We will be sanding, painting and assembling the final projects

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 11th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Items to bring:

  • Clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • Water (this is a MUST)
  • Work Gloves
  • Face Mask (not required)
  • Work Shoes
  • Safety Glasses (we have a few that we can lend but not many)

I know many of you will be at summer camp the week before my project and I hope you will still have time to help. Any amount of help is appreciated. Family and friends are welcome, remember volunteer hours are available for the time you help out. 

RSVP to me at loganpembleton@gmail.com and please tell me which days you can help.

Thank you,

Logan Pembleton


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!


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 https://www.facebook.com/ravensworthelementarypta and the school’s accounts are https://www.facebook.com/RavensworthElementary and https://twitter.com/RavensworthES