RAVENS' NEST 09/29/2021

Save the Date

Upcoming Events

Sept. 30th – Back to School Family Literacy Night, virtual, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Oct 5th – PTA Fall Fun Fest – Signal Hill Neighborhood, Marshall House Ct., 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Oct 6th – International Walk to School Day & 100th Anniversary of the AAA Safety Patrols Program

Oct 11th – Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Student Holiday - School Planning Day 

Oct 19th & 20th – PTA Spirit Days – Spartan’s Family Restaurant, Curbside & Carryout all day

Oct 20th – Lifetouch Picture Day

Oct 29th – End of 1st Quarter – 2 Hour Early Release; SR&R Signature page due

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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International Walk to School Day and Celebrating 100 years of Safety Patrols

Ravensworth Elementary will be participating in the International Walk to School Day and 100th Anniversary of the AAA Safety Patrols Program on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! Join children and adults around the world to enjoy the benefits of walking and bicycling. We celebrate our current and past safety patrols and sponsors who have provided an extra sense of safety and security for our school community.  Please make sure to thank your safety patrols for volunteering and supporting Ravensworth.


Kiss and Ride

Thank you for your patience as we continue to reduce our Kiss and Ride wait time.  Please practice your car tag number with your child.  If you are unsure of your number please contact the Ravensworth front office staff. 




Positivity Project

This week the Positivity Project character trait is Open-Mindedness.  You are open-minded when you like to consider new ideas and try new things.  You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.  We are continuing to remind our students in the power of the word yet.  I may not know it yet, but I will learn it.



Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 21-22, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the weCare@school (weCare) module; or through Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.




FCPS Needs School Bus Drivers

New Incentive - New drivers will receive a $3,000 signing bonus - $1,500 after consecutive employment of 90 workdays, and $1,500 will be given after the first 180 working days (paid school days) if the driver receives a satisfactory yearly evaluation and is recommended for continued employment with FCPS Office of Transportation Services.

New Hourly Rate for School Bus Drivers - We are also excited to share that the hourly pay for bus drivers has increased to $22.91!

A $1,000 recruiting bonus is available for any FCPS or Fairfax County employee who recruits a school bus driver.  Certain conditions apply.  Applicants must be able to pass hiring and training standards and must drive for a minimum of 90 school days.  For more information, contact the Applicant Center - Connie Lovejoy at 571-423-3023.




PTA News 

PTA Fall Fun Fest – October 5th

Join us in the Signal Hill Neighborhood on Marshall House Court (cul-de-sac) from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for fun games for the kids, plus free s'mores for all and food for sale from the Little Lady Grill food truck (littleladygrill.com) and Kim's Breads (cinnamon/pumpkin bread bites/mini bundts from Ravensworth's very own Kim McAleer). Celebrate fall with friends -- Spirit Wear will also be available for sale at the event! 

*Parking available on Marshall House Ct., Lake Braddock Dr. and surrounding streets

*PTA/SCA School Supplies for Afghan Refugees also collected at the event

*Sign up to volunteer at the Fun Fest here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-ptafall


Safety Patrols & Safety Patrol Parents:

PTA's Fall Family Fun Fest (Oct. 5th 6:00 – 8:00 pm) needs patrols (& parents too) to help make this event a fun & safe experience for our RES community.  Patrol volunteer job opportunities include managing the s'mores table & (temporary) tattoo table, leading games, helping tend the fire pit, set up & clean up help, etc.  Patrols simply need to show up ready to help wearing their belt and bring a small flashlight. 

Event address: 5591 Marshall House Ct. Burke, VA 22015 

Questions??     Email:  president@ravensworthpta.org

Sign Up link:     https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-ptafall


PTA/SCA Collecting School Supplies for Afghan Refugees

The Ravensworth SCA (Student Council Association) and PTA are working to donate school supplies to Afghan Refugees in grades K-7 as an act of kindness and teaching kindness to others.  If your family would like to donate, please drop off any of the items listed below into one of our SCA boxes located in the front lobby.

Items for donation…dry erase markers, crayons, colored markers, playdoh, glue sticks, composition notebooks, tissues, pencil pouch, three prong folders, pencils, erasers, 1 box quart bags and/or gallon bags, scissors, highlighters, one inch binder, pink erasers, ruler, wide ruled notebook paper and/or loose-leaf paper, pocket folders, pencils, colored pencils, 3 x 5 index cards, scotch tape, pencil sharpener, three subject spiral notebook.




Do you have a student interested in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts?

Both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts have a pack/troop at our school.

  • Girl Scouts - Interested in Girl Scouts at Ravensworth? Join them on 9/29 at 7 pm virtually to learn more about Girl Scouts at Ravensworth ES.  You can join the Zoom meeting through this link: https://zoom.us/j/96775617716  (Meeting ID: 967 7561 7716, Passcode: 984995). They have over 10 kindergarten families that would like to get a Daisy troop started at the school and they are looking for at least two adults to help co-lead the troop.  We hope to see you there with your questions and learn more about our wonderful program for girls. Please contact Michele Randall, mrandall@gscnc.org   or call/text: 703-372-4352 with any questions.
  • Cub Scout Pack 991 is open to rising Kindergartners through 5th Graders and their first meeting of the year will be on September 13th in the Ravensworth cafeteria. This pack is open to both boys and girls. The pack meets monthly on Monday nights at 6:30 PM and organizes two family campouts each year. Kids learn new skills and participate in fun activities like hiking, relay races, and designing their own cars in the annual Pinewood Derby race.  For more information, please contact them at cubpack991@gmail.com.
  • Boy Scout Troop 991 is open to boys 10-18 (6th grade and up). They typically meet most Wednesday evenings 7-8:30pm at the Community of Christ Church in Ravensworth (5610 Inverchapel Rd). We are a boy led, active troop that camps most months. For more information please contact Scoutmaster Bill Thewes at William.Thewes@gmail.com.

Cub Scout Pack 991 and Boy Scout Troop 991 are chartered by the Ravensworth PTA. Girl Scout Troops do not require a charter to operate.




New Spirit Wear Available

Check out the PTA MemberHub website at https://ravensworth.new.memberhub.store – you can join the PTA and purchase Spirit Wear all in one spot. We have exciting new Spirit Wear items (youth and adult sizes), with limited inventory of items from years past. Contact Dori Sophia at spiritwear@ravensworthpta.org if you have any questions. Show your school spirit today!  




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