RAVENS' NEST 08/12/2021


Upcoming Events

Aug 16 – Popsicles on the Playground, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (weather permitting)

Aug 19 – Open House/Meet the Teacher, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (more details below)

Aug. 23 – First Day of School – Hours 8:35 am –30 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 


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


Clinic and Medication

The Ravensworth Clinic will be open during the Open House.  Please plan to drop off any medication and paperwork to Ms. Condit during this time. 


SOL Score Reports

SOL score reports are now available in ParentVUE.  If you do not have a ParentVUE account a paper copy will be mailed to you address of record.  Please contact Mr. Bourjaily if you have any questions.


Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Ravensworth, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources.Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.



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.  Transportation plans to send an enotify message to remind parents to check their ParentView to confirm transportation details on August 13th and 19th.

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. 


Outdoor Classroom

Logan Pembleton, Boy Scout from Troop 1131, created a double-sided whiteboard, 10 chairs, painted tree stumps for seating, and refurbished a bench to give the students and teachers a nice place to hold classes outside in our new Classroom Tent.  Ravensworth sends a huge THANK YOU to Logan on completion of his Eagle Project!



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