RAVENS' NEST 13/04/2022

Upcoming Events



April 18th – 22nd – Ravensworth Spirit Week

April 20th – Purple Up Day

April 21st June 2nd – Mah'Ki - High Vibin Music, Dance & Movement class

April 25th – Yearbook order deadline

April 27th – Screen on The Green at Lake Braddock Secondary School

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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Save The Date!  Purple Up Spirit Week is next week! April 18-22

Purple Up! Day - Month of the Military Child


April is the month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, our military connected children. Help Ravensworth ES recognize and support our military students by participating in the Purple Up Spirit Week! Check out the flyer in your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.  Purple is the combination of Army Green, Marine Corps Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Space Force Blue.


Standards of Learning (SOL)

SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Patrick Bourjaily and Melissa Keller.



Spring Screening for School-Based AAP Services for 2022-23



Please read the Spring AAP Newsletter at the following link Spring Screening for School-Based AAP for information regarding Spring Screening for School-Based (Levels II-III) AAP Services for school year 2022-23.


Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families



  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families


Positivity Project



Fairness means that you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect. Fairness is complex. That’s because it is the product of moral judgment – the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach.

Justice reasoning emphasizes the use of reason and logic. In justice reasoning, fairness is determined by objectively weighing what is right or wrong, as determined by a group, society, or universal ethical principles. Care reasoning, by contrast, emphasizes care and compassion. This approach uses concepts like empathy – and understanding and accounting for the needs, interests, and well-being of another person – when making moral decisions.


PTA News 



Last chance to order a 2021/2022 YEARBOOK is April 25th!!!!! 



The deadline for ordering a 2021/2022 Ravensworth Yearbook is on April 25th, 2022.  This deadline can not be extended.  If you would like a yearbook and have not yet ordered one, you can order by clicking on the following link:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobNumber=4882622.

The Ravensworth ES ID code is 4882622. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karin Floyd at karin.b.floyd@gmail.com


Run 4 Ravensworth



Hi, Ravens! It's here, it's here - create your profile at:  https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22  starting TODAY to raise money for the Run 4 Ravensworth! So many great prizes - and our first prize is a Nintendo Switch and Principal for a Day! Help us reach our school-wide goal of $20,000 - sign up and start raising money today! 

Interested in volunteering for Run Day on Friday, April 29?!? Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/.../10c0e4fa9a623a1fec52....

Parents - we need your help! Do you own a small business? Work with a business that loves philanthropy and our community? Work for a company that matches donations? This year the Ravensworth PTA's R4R fundraising goal is $20,000 and we are looking for Corporate Sponsors! To find out more about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation please visit https://app.memberhub.gives/runravens/Campaign/Details Please feel free to share this with any companies that would be interested in providing support! 

If you have any questions before the big day, please reach out to ravensrun@ravensworthpta.org! Go Ravens


Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day!



We need 2 volunteers for Wednesday, April 27, 2022, for Class Group and Spring Individual Pictures. The volunteers will receive a $14.99 voucher for Lifetouch for half day, and (2) $14.99 vouchers for a full day. You would be helping to direct classes to cameras, check for students wearing jackets, students with crazy hair, etc. Please email president@ravensworthpta.org to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your help!


PTA Executive Board Needs a Secretary & Communications Director for 2022-2023


The PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for positions on the PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 school year! We are in need of a secretary and a communications director or team. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for open board positions, please contact the nominations committee at nominationsravenspta@gmail.com

Current Board Officers are happy to answer any questions & assist getting you started. Our nomination committee will be present at the meeting on Monday, April 11 and we will be taking nominations until May.

Elections will take place at our June meeting. While all positions accept nominations each year per the PTA bylaws, we must have a nomination for secretary. As of right now, we do not have a secretary for next year and we must fill this position in order to have a PTA at Ravensworth.

The job of Secretary involves keeping records of the bylaws, attending monthly meetings, taking notes and minutes at meetings and uploading them to Memberhub, as well as any other tasks that are asked of you to help the board as a team. We work closely together and the work is always delegated evenly, if not done together. Lastly, helping organize events and attending events to help them run smoothly.

Communications Director is the person (or team of people) who put out our weekly PTA newsletter, post to our PTA social media and Memberhub.

If you are interested in helping out in other ways or have new ideas for 2022-2023, please let us know. There are several beloved programs & projects that need volunteers and/or a chairperson. Thank you for considering the gift of your time to keep our Ravensworth community strong! #RavensWorth.


Mah’Ki – FREE After School Energy Release with Music, Dance & Movement


Thursdays, April 21 – June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

PTA is super excited to bring to RES After School: Mah'Ki -- a new High Energy Outlet for the entire RES Community! Mah'Ki's Instructor (Asuka Bom of Kazaxe) leads High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement created for kids yet encourages multigenerational participation!  RES PTA is proud to sponsor this FREE 7 week, fun High Vibing class!   You've GOT to Check THIS Out!  

Mah'Ki -- High Vibing Music, Dance & Movement class

Thursdays, April 21 - June 2, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

FREE to ALL RES Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

*Students must be registered by April 18: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1

*Student registration is currently limited to 50, no limit to adults

*We NEED 2 PTA volunteers each week:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki

*If student is Kindergarten or 1st grade: parent/guardian *must* participate alongside

*Bring full water bottle & ear plugs if desired and Dress Comfy to MOVE 

*Check In: Gym    Pick Up: Blacktop/gym door near playground

*Parents, Teachers, Staff may drop in & join the fun any Thursday

Mah'Ki Needs 2 Parent Volunteers per week For This to Work Well :)  Thursdays, 4/21-6/2,  3:15pm -4:35pm


JUST SIGN UP & SHOW UP!  If you plan on participating anyway and/or are a parent of a kindergartener or 1st grader who *must* be participating alongside, please sign up in the volunteer space.  Volunteers will simply help with attendance check in & check out as well as being an adult presence to assist as needed.   An hour of your time means the world to our RES commUNITY! 


Join the PTA or Renew Your Membership


Now is the time to join the PTA or renew your membership!  Your annual membership fees directly support the programs at the school. You can join the PTA here https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store  ($10 individual and $20 family).


Get You School Spirit Wear Today!



Show your school spirit and support the Ravensworth PTA—purchase your spirit wear in the MemberHub store anytime: https://ravensworth.memberhub.com/store; youth and adult sizes available. Contact spiritwear@ravensworthpta.org if you have any questions. Show your pride for the Ravensworth Ravens all year long!  


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