RAVENS' NEST 08/11/2023

Upcoming Events



Aug 17thOpen House, see details below

Aug 21st – Students return to school

Sept 1st & 4th – Labor Day Holiday Break, No School for Students

Sept 14th – Back to School Night (more information to follow)

Sept 25th – School Holiday - School closed


Link to 2023-2024 School Year Calendar 2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar

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Open House- Thursday, August 17th

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Kindergarten Open House, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Kindergarten Classrooms

New Student Orientation, 3:30 – 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria

Grades 1-6 Open House, 4:00 – 5:30 pm in Grades 1-6 Classrooms


Ravensworth ES Summer Reading

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Ravensworth is sponsoring a summer reading program.  To fulfill the summer reading requirements, students are encouraged to read at least 5 books.  Students may read books from home, books from the public library, or books online including from MyOn, TumbleBooks, Pebble Go, and the Ravensworth Virtual Library.

In addition, Barnes and Noble and the Fairfax County Public Libraries are also sponsoring summer reading programs.  Reading that students do for one program can count for all programs.

Students should turn in their Summer Reading Challenge form with a family member’s signature to Mrs. Scharpf, our reading teacher, no later than Friday, August 25, 2023.  Two students per class will be randomly chosen for this prize.


Absences Add Up - Plan Ahead



As we get closer to the start of school, please plan travel around the school calendar. Every day of school is important to overall academic, social and emotional progress.  

2023-24 FCPS School Year Calendar


Updated FCPS Phone Policy for Students

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Students in K-6 must keep phones silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day unless there is a medical need or emergency, or teachers have allowed the usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. 

Parents should talk to their child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations for this upcoming school year. Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users. More information about the SR&R is available online.


School Supplies for 2023-2024 School Year

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The supply lists for all grade levels for the 2023-2024 School Year are available on the Ravensworth website https://ravensworthes.fcps.edu. Please see the link below to access the supply lists directly:


You can purchase your supplies and bring them to Open House to leave in your student(s) classroom(s). 


Ravensworth is Hiring Student Monitors for 2023-2024

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Ravensworth ES is hiring student monitors for the 23-24 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email PJBourjaily@fcps.edu and use this link to apply. We are looking for candidates who can work Monday-Friday, 8:15 am- 3:40 pm.

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.  

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Hourly pay: $16.85


Dining Room Assistant 

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Ravensworth ES is hiring a dining room assistant for the 2023-2024 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is, send your/their resume to Erika Aspuria at elaspuria@fcps.edu.

 Assists students during lunch time. Supervises student clean-up, keeps order, and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications: Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children.

Hourly pay: $12.39


Substitutes Needed at Ravensworth for 2023-24



We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home family members, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference! Substitute instructional assistant pay will be $17.08 per hour and substitute teacher pay will be $19.05 per hour for the 2023-24 school year.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Erika Aspuria, Principal and apply on-line. Also, you can sign up for a virtual, one hour substitute information session here.  


Multilingual Parent Information Line

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Parent Information Phone Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Línea Telefónica de Información para Padres Disponible en Ocho Idiomas

Padres/cuidadores que hablan Amárico, Árabe, Chino, Farsi, Coreano, Español, Urdu o Vietnamita pueden llamar a una línea telefónica de información para obtener información general sobre FCPS.  Vea la lista de números de teléfono


Getting the School Building Ready!



During the last two months, the Ravensworth ES custodial team has been working to deep clean the building. This includes removing all the furniture from each classroom, stripping and waxing the floors, washing the walls, cleaning the rugs, then putting the furniture back. It's hard work and we are so appreciative of what they do to get the rooms, hallways, and shared spaces ready for our staff and students. 

Pictured above are Building Supervisor, Fredy Sierra Pavon and Custodians, Mr. Sak and Gina Lujan and temporary custodian Frances Adkison.




PTA is Seeking a New Treasurer

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The PTA is looking for someone willing to assume the role of Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. Unfortunately, our current Treasurer, Lane, is unable to continue in the position. While we will miss her in that role, it opens up a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get involved. The position includes:

  • Tracking and imputing incomes and expenses to QuickBooks
  • Creating Monthly Budget Reports and presenting them at Meetings
  • Writing checks and depositing payments received
  • Attending monthly meetings

The position demands anywhere between 2-5 hours of work per month. While an accounting background and QuickBooks experience is helpful, it is not necessary.

Anyone interested in the role can send an email to president@ravensworthpta.org. Further questions about the role may be sent to selemefamilia@gmail.org


PTA is Looking for Volunteers!



The PTA is looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Please email president@ravensworthPTA.org for information on this or any other interests you may have.


Campus Survival Kits – Buy Your School Supplies Here!


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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