RAVENS' NEST 04/27/2022

Upcoming Events



April 28th – Grade 6 Reading SOL

April 29th – Run 4 Ravensworth PTA Fundraiser

May 2nd & May 3rd – Eid al Fitr

May 4thth – Bike and Roll to School Day

May 9th- Rising 7th Grade Parent and Student Night at Lake Braddock SS from 6:30-7:30 PM

May 11th- Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names A-K 6:30-7:30 PM

May 12th- Family STEAM Night at Ravensworth for Last Names L-Z 6:30-7:30 PM

May 13th- Save the Date- PTA Movie Night at Ravensworth

May 19th- Chorus Concert at Lake Braddock SS Theater at 6:30 PM

May 24th- Family Engagement Night- Listening to and Learning from your stories- More details to come

May 26th- Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 PM

May 26th- Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 PM

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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Family Input Form for Student Placements SY 2022-2023

We value and welcome your insights regarding your child's learning needs, as well as peer considerations.  Please fill out the below Google form so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.

Ravensworth ES Family Input Form





We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to onlinetutoring@fcps.edu.

This new service will help many Ravensworth students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 


Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times


Parents Volunteers needed




We are looking for parent volunteers to help support a temporary SOL schedule change.  Our volunteers would support our 3rd Grade classrooms for 30 minutes.  

We need 4 volunteers per day from 11:45-12:15 p.m..  Please check-in with the office 5 minutes before the scheduled time.

May 4th

May 5th

May 11th

May 12th

Sign-up using the link below.


We appreciate your support.


Ravensworth ES Volunteers

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It’s important to take the time to say thank you to our school volunteers. Volunteers have only so much time to give and Ravensworth ES gladly accepts any help that you have been able to offer. Your contributions are important and your hard work matters.  “Thank you” doesn’t feel like enough, but it truly sums up how we feel about our volunteers!  Your support has added to Ravensworth ES in so many ways.  We are so very thankful for your time and energy!


Values in Prevention (VIP) Camp



Registration for VIP Summer Camp is OPEN at 2:30pm TODAY!

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee. Scholarships are available upon request, please reach out to your After-School Specialist if financial assistance is needed. Breakfast & lunch will be served each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have fun in-house field trips activities on Fridays.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation is provided to and from each middle school to South County Middle School.


Camp Details (flyer and application attached)

Dates: Monday, June 28, 2021 - Thursday, July 29, 2021 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1zwrQAynAVHK9aN69

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information in on the registration application – Camp will fill up fast!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Chris Woodby, After-School Specialist at South County MS, by emailing cwwoodby@fcps.edu prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 25, 2021.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing

Questions? Please contact Jamaal Hines at jlhines@fcps.edu


Positivity Project



Purpose. This strength gives individuals the sense that they are connected with humanity or the universe. People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. That reason can have all kinds of variety. It could be to create a unique invention, to bring joy through art or music, or to raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.


PTA News 


PTA Meeting, Monday, May 9th, IN SCHOOL at 7:00 pm

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Come join us to catch up on all things PTA! We will have a raffle for a prize for all in attendance!

This meeting will also take submissions for 2022-2023 PTA officers, so don’t forget to nominate

yourself or someone you know!!! We can’t wait to see you all there!

Ravensworth PTA Movie Night is coming soon!!! Mark your calendars for Friday, May

13th for our outdoor movie night! More information coming soon! Pizza and fun on a

Friday night! We look forward to seeing all the Ravensworth families and enjoying the

time together!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd – 6th



Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon and we need your help to make it happen!!

Monday – Motivation Monday

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday

Wednesday – Winning Wednesday

Thursday – Thank You Thursday

Friday – Flower Friday

We have a Sign-up Genius below and all donations will be collected at 5591 Marshall House Ct in the Signal Hill neighborhood and 5616 Rathbone Pl in the Ravensworth Farm neighborhood! Let’s show our teachers some love!!!



Run 4 Ravensworth



Hi, Ravens! WOW! We are over $15,000 and 75% of the way to our goal of $20,000 for our school! Register: https://app.memberhub.gives/c/runravens22  NOW to join the fun! So many great prizes just for signing up - temporary tattoos!- and raising just $10 - Smencil! - or raising $50 - choose something from our treasure chest! See you on Friday for Run Day! 

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! 


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

Mah'Ki has opened up 15 more slots for student participants!

Thursdays, 4/28 - 6/2,  3:25 - 4:25pm, K-6 grade welcome, FREE

*Kinders & 1st graders must have a parent participate alongside

Ignite & Amplify your energy to high vibing music, dance & movement!  This isn't your typical dance class!  Come VIBE with us!   Meet after school in the Gym with your full water bottle.  Parents- pick up at the Gym door near the playground. 

SIGN UP by 9pm Wed, April 27.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BACAB23A20-mahki1


Mah'Ki Needs Parent Volunteers For This to Work Well  

Thursdays, 4/28 - 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/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

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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

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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