RAVENS' NEST 10/06/2021

Save the Date

Upcoming Events

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 28th – Trunk or Treating at 5:30 pm & Movie Night at LBSS – Halloweentown, 6:30 pm

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

Nov 1st & 2nd – Teacher Workdays; Dia de los Muertos

Nov 4th – Religious Observance - Diwali

Nov 11th – 2 Hour Early Release

Nov 29th – Dec 3rd – PTA Book Fair - Library

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar




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.



Positivity Project

This week’s Other People Mindset trait is Being Present and Giving Others My Attention.  This element of the Other People Matter Mindset is so important today due to the increasing number of distractions vying for our time and attention. Phone calls, text messages, emails, social media notifications all have the dangerous capacity to pull us away from the present moment and what’s most important – our relationships with other people.  Parents can learn more about P2 https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!



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.


Please be Considerate of Our Neighbors and Buses

If you are parking on the streets adjacent to Ravensworth ES to walk and pick up your child, please be aware of and do not block the driveways of our surrounding homes.

Also, if you are in the Kiss and Ride line along Nutting Dr., please leave an opening at the Bus Loop exit so that buses can exit the Bus Loop in a timely manner.  Thank you for your patience and observance of these two requests.




Trunk or Treating and Movie Night at LBSS

On Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm Lake Braddock SS is hosting a Movie Night.  The movie title is Halloweentown. Bring chairs and blankets and come enjoy this event during Homecoming week.  The cost will be $5.00 each family.  Prior to the Movie Night students can participate in the Trunk or Treating event beginning at 5:30 pm.



PTA News 

PTA THANKS Patrols, Volunteers, BSA Troop 1965 and all Fun Havers!

THANK YOU EVERYONE for coming out & having fun last night at our Fall Family Fun Fest! What a turn out!   PTA extends a Special Thank You to our RES Safety Patrols & other student and parent volunteers who helped set up, lead games, ensure safety & s'more fun for everyone!  Thanks especially also, to Kiersten Schmitt of BSA troop 1965 for helping ensure fire safety at our fire pit!  Fall Fun Fest would not have been a success without ALL of YOU!  Thank you!!


Because Curious Minds Need to Know ----- How Many Candies Were in Those Jars! 

Candy Corns = 200   

Reese's = 21   

Lollipops = 33 

Pumpkins = 52 

Corn/Pumpkin Mix = 60 

It was close!  A few even had exact guesses!  Some had multiple winning guesses that forced the winners to be put into a drawing to determine the candy prize winner!  Congratulations to all for some great estimations!  


Candy Corns Winners:           Kiki, Ms. Enrique's class and Myra, Ms. Green's class

Reese's Winner:                     Sydney, Ms. Morgan's class

Corn/Pumpkin Mix Winner:     Hadley, Mr. Kye's class

Lollipops Winner:                    Chloe, Ms. Scanlan's class

Pumpkins Winner:                   Liam, Ms. Enrique's class 


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.




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