Ravensworth Elementary School Parent Teacher Association

/ AsociaciĆ³n de Padres y Maestros

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SNACKS NEEDED FOR STAFF WORK DAY - JAN 27
The PTA is planning a snack table for the Ravensworth teachers and staff next week for the Staff Work Day. Sign up at the site below and drop off your yummy treat in front of the school between 7:30AM – 8:30AM on Monday, January 27 or tomorrow (Friday, Jan 24) in the donation box located in the front lobby near the art display.

Click HERE to sign up.

Reach out to Christina Wu if you have questions or if you can volunteer to help out at the event.


PTA SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR VOICE
A one-page survey went out in the Wednesday folders this week. Click HERE to view the survey. Please send it back with your student(s) as soon as possible. The PTA will discuss the results at our General Meeting scheduled for February 3 (February 24 weather delay). More information on the General Meeting will be available soon.


PTA BYLAWS REVISION & GENERAL MEETING - FEB 3
Every five years, the PTA is required to conduct a bylaws revision and our bylaws are due for a revision this year. A PTA committee has reviewed our current bylaws and proposed some changes to the bylaws in accordance with Virginia PTA guidance. Thank you to everyone that volunteered to serve on this committee. 

These proposed bylaws have been approved by the PTA Executive Board and are now available on PTA Business tab. We will discuss the new bylaws at our General Membership meeting on February 3 at 6:00PM and voting on the new bylaws will open at that time.


LEARN ABOUT THE GROWING USE OF E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING AMONG FCPS STUDENTS - FEB 3
At our General Meeting on February 3 at 6:00PM, we will have a guest speaker from the FCPS Office of Student Safety & Wellness to provide an important presentation on the growing use of e-cigarettes and vaping among students.

Vaping is a growing national epidemic that affects children as young as those in elementary school. In Fairfax County an estimated 1 in 5 children have “vaped” in the past 30 days. Our voices are especially important! Prevention of vaping is best taught at an early age. Short, frequent discussions have a lasting impact on our child’s choices and help prepare them for life in middle school.

Let’s help stop the vaping epidemic in its tracks. Join us at the General Meeting to learn what vaping is, what e-cigarette devices look like and how they work, and tips on talking with kids.


RAVENSWORTH COMPUTER & CODING CLUB
The PTA is partnering with STEM exCEL to offer 3 classes this spring - including a new class for Kindergartners. 
 
Website Design (Grades 3-6, Thursdays 3:30-4:30PM)
Intro to Computer Science & Coding (Grades 1-4, Fridays 3:30-4:30PM)
Kinder-Tech (Grades K, Fridays 3:30-4:30PM)
 
Click HERE to view the flyer. You can register and learn more HERE. For questions, contact jodiconstantino@yahoo.com.


RAVENSWORTH CHESS CLUB
Chess Club is now enrolling for the spring session! Chess Club is open to grades 2-6 and meets on Wednesdays after school starting in February. All levels welcome! Beginners will learn the basics while advanced students learn strategy, then groups break up for tournament-style play, with a focus on improving skills and good sportsmanship. Check your Wednesday folder for registration info or click HERE.
 
For questions, contact chessclub@ravensworthpta.org.


BE A PART OF THE RAVENSWORTH BEE!
Ravensworth PTA invites students in Grades 1-6 to be part of the Ravensworth Spelling Bee! 

Click HERE to register. 

Following registration you will receive an email containing more Bee details and word lists. It’s ok not to study but your child will likely have more success if he or she practices the word lists beforehand. The winner of our school spelling bee will be awarded a free one-year online subscription to Britannica Encyclopedia. The winner will also be invited to compete in the Fairfax County Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 16.

When -
Primary Bee - Wednesday, February 5 (Grades 1-3) from 6:00-8:00PM
Senior Bee - Thursday, February 6 (winner of Primary Bee and Grades 4-6) from 6:00-8:00PM
**Snow dates - February 12 and February 13**

Questions?  Interested in helping?  Please contact Nicole at npalko@msn.com.


LAKE BRADDOCK PTSA BRUIN 5K AND CUB 1K FUN RUN
Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS) PTSA is excited to offer their second annual Bruin 5K & Cub 1K on Saturday, March 28! This family fitness-focused event will be run on the LBSS school grounds and in the adjacent Lake Braddock Community. There will be a fitness fair before, during and immediately after the event and music throughout the course. Proceeds will help the PTSA in sponsoring activities and events for LBSS students and their families. 
 
Each entrant can designate Ravensworth to receive $3 of their registration fee, proceeds of which will go to the Ravensworth PTA. 
 
Click HERE to register.


RAVENSWORTH PTA DIRECTORY UPDATE
In May 2018, Governor Northam approved HB-1 Scholastic records, prohibiting access to directory information, which establishes that “no school shall disclose the address, phone number, or email address of a student”. As a result, the PTA will no longer be printing a student directory.  


 

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