RAVENS' NEST 05/18/2022

Upcoming Events



May 19th – Chorus Concert at Ravensworth Elementary at 6:30 pm

May 24th – Family Engagement Night – Listening to and Learning from your stories – Library

May 26th – Band Concert at Ravensworth gym at 6:30 pm

May 26th – Strings Concert at Ravensworth gym at 7:30 pm

Jun 2nd – Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony at Lake Braddock SS Gym 6:00 pm

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Game Truck, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Parking Lot

Jun 3rd – Run 4 Ravensworth Ice Cream Party, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jun 7th – Field Day, Grades Kindergarten – 2nd

Jun 8th – Field Day, Grades 3rd – 6th


FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

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A Message from Mrs. Aspuria

Dear Ravensworth Families,             

On Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm we will be hosting a Family Engagement Night.  We want families to share how to make the Ravensworth experience inclusive of all our families.  We will be providing childcare during this meeting.  For our planning purposes, please RSVP by calling the Ravensworth Office at 703-426-3600 or send a note/email to your child’s teacher.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Erika Aspuria



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, by Monday May 23rd, so that we can use this information along with staff input as we create the class placements for the 2022-2023 school year.



Preparing for a Military Move? What Every Military Family Needs to Know

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families

June 3, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family


7th Grade Immunizations Due Now

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Dear Parent/Guardians of Sixth Graders,

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools. Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of each of the following immunizations prior to August 22, 2022:  Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), and Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY). If you have not submitted your vaccination record for 7th grade to Teresa Dunbar, please submit documentation before June 10th, 2022. Lake Braddock Middle School prefers to have immunizations for 7th grade submitted to Ravensworth prior to leaving 6th grade. You can scan this documentation to tldunbar1@fcps.edu, or you can request your physician’s office to fax directly to the school at 703-426-3697.  If you have any further questions about this requirement, please reach out to Teresa Dunbar at tldunbar1@fcps.edu or at 703-426-3600.


Updated Isolation Procedures for Students



Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

Please email Mrs. Aspuria and the attendance email if your child tests positive for Covid-19. Your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.


Bruins Summer Sports Camp



The Bruins welcome athletes of all ability levels in our camps. Athletes will be grouped by age and skill in their respective sports. We offer a balanced program of instruction in fundamentals and game competition. Our camp staff is comprised of Lake Braddock Secondary staff, alumni, and current players.

LBSS Summer Sports Camp


Book Swap – Books Needed!



Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for new reading materials?  Beginning Friday, May 6th, your child can bring their gently used books to the donation box in the front lobby.  Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be appropriate for grades PreK-6 only
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted
  • Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books will not be accepted
  • Please no board books

Please have your child(ren) bring their donated books by Friday, June 3rd.  We are looking forward to hosting the book swap the last week of school.  Thanks for your support! 


The Lost and Found is Quickly Filling Up!

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Our Lost and Found is overflowing with jackets and hoodies.  Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found if they are missing any clothes items, and please label their jackets, etc. with their names.  Once again, any items unclaimed by the end of the school year will be donated.  The Lost and Found is in the main lobby and you are welcome to look during our Family STEAM Night. 


PTA News 



We would like to announce Rachel Sutton as our new Secretary for next year, congratulations! Also, Charley Clark will be taking on the communications role! Thank you both! Looking forward to exciting things for next year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer and support Ravensworth, stay tuned!


Run 4 Ravensworth

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Thank you to everyone who donated and help support Run for Ravensworth we more than exceeded our goals and raised $31,778 for our school!

Congratulations to our Top winners!



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, May 4th


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 Your School Spirit Wear Today!



The last Spirit Wear days of the school year are coming – Field Day on June 7th (Gr K-2) and 8th (Gr 3-6).  Get your gear today and be ready!

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