Ravensworth Elementary School Parent Teacher Association

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The College Funding Coach is going to be coming to Ravensworth ES to provide us with a workshop on some of the best strategies for you to begin saving for that ever increasing cost of college tuition. We will be meeting in the library, on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00PM.

The PTA is excited to announce an afterschool dance program run by Velocity Dance. The program will be held on Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30PM from March 29 - May 17. The cost of the program is $80. The classes will include Jazz, Hip Hop and much more! Contact velocitydanceva@gmail.com or visit www.velocitydanceva.com for more information.

Ravensworth PTA is hosting a CANDY LAND spring dance on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please join us from 6:00 - 8:00PM in the RES gym and cafeteria for music, dancing, games and sweet refreshments. We need your help to make the night a success, so please consider volunteering part of your time. http://signup.com/go/dCpqw4  Pre-order pizza is available through the volunteer link. Please order in advance! We will not be selling additional pizza on the night of the dance.  

STEAM MUSEUM ASSEMBLY (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)
Ravensworth PTA welcomes the STEAM Museum Assembly on Monday, April 3, 2017. The students are encouraged to explore the activity stations at their own pace and what appeals to them. We need parent volunteers to make this assembly a success! We need 36 volunteers in order to run all the stations. If we do not get enough volunteers we will not be able to have all the activities. Please sign up here to volunteer http://signup.com/go/z1AKdA. Grades K, 3-6 will be attending this assembly on April 3rd. Grades 1-2 attended the Sky Dome Assembly and have another assembly scheduled for June. Stay tuned for details.  
STEAM Museum | Hands-On School Assembly Program
The Lake Braddock Area School Counselors are sponsoring a speaker on “Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Positive Self-Esteem and Teaching Tools for Success.” This is a free event that takes place on Thursday, March 23rd from 7:00 to 8:30PM at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Parents will learn about the qualities that differentiate resilient children, how to teach children the tools they need to handle challenges, and simple strategies that will improve your child’s self-esteem so that they believe they can handle any obstacle they face. Please see the attached flyer for more details. If you would like to know more, please contact either Todd Austin or Kimberly O'Connor at 703-426-3600.

New this spring! The PTA is excited to introduce three Computer and Coding clubs through STEM exCEL. Please see the website for more information about each class stemexcel.org/ravensworth. Classes are filling up- don't delay! As of 3/19 there are only 2 spots left in Intro to Game Design, 5 spots left in Minecraft Modding and 13 spots left in Digital Arts. Please click HERE see more information about each course and registration. Please click HERE to view the flyer.

The day 4th graders have been waiting for all year is rapidly approaching! Please help the 4th grade team make Colonial Day a success by volunteering your time and/or providing much-needed supplies. Click HERE to view the sign-up page.
Remember to use our Amazon link whenever you make a purchase on Amazon onine, and Amazon donates a percentage directly to the Ravensworth PTA. So far this year, you're shopping has earned us $458.49!
GIANT A+ REWARDS = $1,835.13
If you haven't already - please visit the Giant website to link your store card to Ravensworth Elementary. You get card member prices on your groceries, and your school earns rewards from Giant (you can even support more than one school). It's a win-win! Our A+ Rewards total for this year is already more than $1,800!

Our goal is to have every kid in the yearbook more than once! To do that we need your help collecting pictures. Please upload candids from school events, clubs, spirit days, field trips and/or GRACE art. Upload 1-5 pictures. Pictures cannot be edited once they are uploaded. No dark or blurry pictures. It is VERY helpful if you enter the teacher’s name in the description box so that they end up on the correct class page!

Visit community.lifetouch.com
and enter the code: LXLYWH

If you have many pictures to share, put them on a disk, use Dropbox, and let the yearbook volunteer know.

Would you like that pile of mulch in your driveway distributed and spread around your yard?  Would you also like to support your local Boy Scout Troop 991?  You can do both - please visit Boy Scout Troop 991 web site for more information -  http://www.troop991.com. Boy Scout Troop 991 is accepting donations to spread mulch you already purchased and had delivered to your property.

We lived up to our name – Outdoor Adventures – when we camped at Camp Rodney along the majestic Chesapeake Bay waterfront! Not only was it quite breathtaking to visit, but we were able to hone our scouting skills in addition to having a blast with our fellow friends and scouts. This month, we’re beginning our plans for the best part of scouting: summer camp! We will also be finalizing our activities for the next months that include not just camping, but service projects and much more…

Come join us - Boy Scouts: 6th – 12th grade boys. 
Visit us Wednesday nights - 7:30PM @ Ravensworth Elementary.

Troop 991 is boy led, sponsored by the Ravensworth Elementary PTA and lives and scouts in your neighborhood!  Learn more about us at: http://www.troop991.com/

Contact Scoutmaster Bill Mitchell @ 703-321-8072 or mitchwt@cox.net if you are interested… Or come by and see for yourself what you’re missing!

Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to help our school earn money. As an incentive for bringing in Box Tops we are having a Box Top Competition! The competition will be in 3-month increments running September-November, December-February and March-May. At the end of each period, the class with the most Box Tops will win a prize! In addition, the class with the most Box Tops for the entire year will win a party at the end of the year. Send your Box Tops in labeled with your teacher's name and grade so that your class gets credit! There is a collection box in the lobby. There is a Box Top competition poster in the cafeteria, check often to see if your class is in the lead!

Get out and explore with your family this year! The Fourth Grade Annual Pass provides fourth grade students and their families with free admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters. There are many places to visit right here in our local area. The pass is good now through August 31, 2017. Visit the Every Kid in a Park website at https://everykidinapark.gov for more information and to print a voucher for your free pass.



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