Shrevewood Wise Words 12/2/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Congratulations to the Shrevewood Outstanding Employee School Level Winners

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

🌟 Assessment Reporting Information

🌟 Inclusive Schools Week- December 5-9

🌟 Marshall HS Tree Sale

🌟 Winter Spirit Week!

🌟 Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

🌟 Band & Chorus Concert

🌟 iReady Winter Testing

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! There were lots of smiles on Monday morning as we returned to the building from the break. We continue to be grateful for the amazing things that are happening here. Our 2nd graders enjoyed their first field trip to Huntly Meadows Park, while 5th graders explored at Green Spring Gardens. Thank you to all of our parent chaperones who supported these learning experiences.

We are packing the next two weeks before Winter Break with lots of learning and fun activities. We will have a Winter Spirit week during the week of December 12th. More information about the spirit days can be found later in the Newsletter.

Next Thursday, FCPS will be observing Bodhi Day. A blessed Bodhi Day to all who celebrate.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Congratulations to the Shrevewood Outstanding Employee School Level Winners

Thank you to everyone who nominated staff for these awards. We are writing the nomination packets to move our school winners forward to the Marshall Pyramid Level. Any comments and specific examples you would like to share would be appreciated to assist us in writing the nominations. 

  • Outstanding Operational Employee - Heba Kamel
  • Outstanding Professional Employee - Kristen Neumeister
  • Outstanding School Based Leader - Katie Vandawalker
  • Outstanding Principal - Joshua DeSmyter
  • Outstanding Teacher - Kirsten Milhorn
  • Outstanding New Teacher - Cristin George

Please send any additional comments and specific examples to our Librarian, Kimberly Adams, at [email protected] by Wednesday, December 7th.

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Assessment Reporting Information

We hope you have enjoyed learning about your child’s progress during our 1st quarter conferences.  Your child’s teacher shared a variety of assessment information that will also be available to you for your personal records:

  • VRKP results for grade K will be sent via U.S. Mail before winter break
  • iReady grades 1-3 were sent via U.S. Mail before Thanksgiving
  • iReady grades 4-6 will be posted via SIS ParentVUE before winter break 
  • VGA results for grades 3-6 will be shared before winter break, pending score interpretation guidance from the Virginia Department of Education

At Shrevewood, we believe our children are more than any given test score.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions regarding academic progress throughout the school year.  You can find more information on assessments here, or by contacting our School Test Coordinator, Katie Vandawalker.

Inclusive Schools Week- December 5-9

Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. The week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community.”

Winter Spirit Week! Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

FCPS has announced updates to its inclement weather procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

Like last year, the first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events.

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before.

Allowing five days for inclement weather events allows time to plan ahead as best as possible to ensure everything needed to continue to serve our students and families is in place. This includes allowing for pick-up times for devices, clearing parking lots so those devices can be collected, as well as allowing teachers time to reformat their classes for a virtual format.

MiFi (Mobile Hotspot) Check-out

Schools have mobile hotspot devices (MiFi) for checkout to students who have no internet access at home. These MiFis are intended to support school-related activities only, and include internet filtering that prevents recreational uses, including Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. If your student needs a MiFi device to complete school work at home, please fill out this Google Form. Our school team will be in touch regarding distribution of these devices.

Band & Chorus Concert

Our 6th grade Band and 5th and 6th grade Chorus will have their Winter concert on Tuesday, December 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Please join us for some music selections that the students have been working hard on to perform. If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Thomas, our band teacher, or Mrs. Anuszkiewicz, our Chorus director.

iReady Winter Testing

Students in grades 1-6 will participate in the math and reading iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) for the winter window. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Supporting Others When They Struggle. This means when other people are struggling, we do our best to help them out.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • How have you experienced help from others? How did it make you feel?
  • What is one way that you can help out someone who is struggling?

“Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose.” -Goldie Hawn

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date ⭐Winter Spirit Week

Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16

⭐Band and Chorus Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

⭐Winter Break

Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2 - No School

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 11/18/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Shrevewood Online Directory

🌟 Marshall HS Tree Sale

🌟 Pies for Teachers Sign Up

🌟 Story Time African Storytelling Re-Imagined

🌟 Alcohol & the Holidays

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

This week truly was full of JOY! We had our first Positivity Project assembly focused on gratitude, winners of our Armchair fundraiser had breakfast and played BINGO with us and our whole school got to enjoy the Dino Race today. The smiles on our students' faces this week during these events really reminded us of our why and we are grateful for that.

Thank you to our PTA for their collaboration and presentation with Kaylin Daniels and Sarah Jones on the importance of building teacher and parent partnerships. We continue to strive towards open communication and building our partnerships with our families.

As a reminder, we will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Next week, all FCPS schools and offices are closed Wednesday-Friday (November 23-25) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We have much to be thankful for each day.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Shrevewood Online Directory

Membership Toolkit (formerly AtoZ connect)

The Shrevewood PTA is happy to offer an online directory to families so we can all connect! It's time to verify your family's listing in Shrevewood's online directory!

If you have used this tool in the past, go to www.shrevewoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com, log-in, and update your information! 

If you are new to this tool, please go to the website above and CREATE an account. If the email you use matches the one in the directory, you will be linked to our directory. If they don't’ match, you will need to email [email protected] from the email address you used to create an account and our Directory Chair will grant access. 

After verifying your information, you can access the directory by visiting the website (listed above) or downloading the Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android devices.

The directory is password-protected and limited to Shrevewood families and staff. At any time you may hide part or all of your contact information from the directory and you control what emails you receive from the PTA.

Questions: Email Jeff Grana, Online Directory Chair at shrevewoodd[email protected]

Marshall HS Tree Sale

I would love to invite you to my African Storytelling Reimagined sessions at Nordstroms in Tysons corner on November 19. My name is Ada and I was inspired by my children to become a children's author. A Nigerian immigrant, I wanted them to enjoy the stories that I grew up on, so my books are retellings of some of the most cherished African folktales that have been passed down orally for generations and lost to centuries of migration.  

I am touring the country with Nordstrom and I would love to invite you to attend this reading and also drive awareness of my initiative.  Since I launched, I have had and had an amazing time presenting my program around the country. In addition to reading, my sessions include geography and cultural lessons, African dance, and touch/feel interactions with authentic African artifacts. I have been featured on numerous media outlets such as Fox5 and WPGC 95.5. 

We are living in a time where diversity is so encouraged and celebrated and I know that you would love not just the story behind my books, but the geography and culture inserts included. Storytelling is a way that African elders share moral lessons with young children, and it is a treat being able to share this bit of our culture to new audiences. Please check out this brief YouTube Video showcasing my book and its features and let me know your thoughts. 

Alcohol & the Holidays

Alcohol & The Holidays

The holidays usually involve family time, games, movies, food, and possibly drinks. The holidays may involve less family members this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean less alcohol for some. Alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic and when ABC stores were deemed essential it didn’t help lower those rates (ABC News, September 29, 2020). Many people are still trying to figure out how to navigate our “new normal” since a global pandemic wasn’t on our to-do list in 2020, but we encourage you to consider a few things during these trying times. 

Questions to consider when drinking with your family:

  1. What message am I sending if I drink in excess around my underage child?
  2. Have I had conversations about responsible drinking with them?
  3. Are the conversations I have about alcohol realistic?
  4. Do my conversations with others reinforce alcohol use as a coping skill during stressful times?
  5. What messages am I sending my underage child if I allow them to drink with me or another adult in the house?

Info to consider:

“One-third of Fairfax County students (33.7%) reported drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetime, ranging from 18.8% of eighth-grade students to half of twelfth-grade students (49.4%). One in seven students (15.2%) reported drinking alcohol in the past month, ranging from 4.5% of eighth-grade students to 27.7% of twelfth-grade students.” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020)

“Female students reported higher rates of alcohol use in their lifetime (36.1% compared to 31.2% of male students), in the past month (17.1% and 13.1%, respectively), and binge drinking in the past two weeks (7.3% and 6.5%, respectively)” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020).

Resources:

Holiday Stress

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 

Substance Abuse Prevention (Spanish)

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are continuing to focus on Gratitude. Individuals with this strength are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Questions that you can discuss with your child about gratitude:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • How does it feel when someone shows gratitude towards you?
  • What is one way you showed gratitude to another person today?

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair with their classes on November 21 & 22. 

 

Parents - Set up your e-wallet to make purchasing easy! (Note: we will still take cash, checks, and credit cards.) 

1. Go to our Book Fair homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

2. Click on eWallet “GET STARTED” and then “CREATE eWALLET”

3. Sign in or create an account (if you do not already have one with Scholastic).

 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date ⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

⭐Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - No School

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 11/11/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

🌟 Shrevewood Online Directory

🌟 Pies for Teachers Sign Up

🌟 Shrevewood PTA Meeting

🌟 Dining for Dollars

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Thank you to our veteran and active service family members who came in to read to our students in their classrooms yesterday. We are grateful and honored to recognize these individuals and thank them for their service as we reflect on the importance of Veterans Day.

This week is National School Psychologists Week. Thank you to our amazing school psychologist, Sarah D'Elia, for all she does to support our students and families. 

We are looking forward to a full week of school with our students next week! We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey next week. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information. (Note that this opt out is different from the Focus Group information that families of students in grades 3-6 received yesterday).

Shrevewood Online Directory

Membership Toolkit (formerly AtoZ connect)

The Shrevewood PTA is happy to offer an online directory to families so we can all connect! It's time to verify your family's listing in Shrevewood's online directory!

If you have used this tool in the past, go to www.shrevewoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com, log-in, and update your information! 

If you are new to this tool, please go to the website above and CREATE an account. If the email you use matches the one in the directory, you will be linked to our directory. If they don't’ match, you will need to email [email protected] from the email address you used to create an account and our Directory Chair will grant access. 

After verifying your information, you can access the directory by visiting the website (listed above) or downloading the Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android devices.

The directory is password-protected and limited to Shrevewood families and staff. At any time you may hide part or all of your contact information from the directory and you control what emails you receive from the PTA.

Questions: Email Jeff Grana, Online Directory Chair at [email protected]

Pies for Teachers Sign Up

Anyway you SLICE it, Shrevewood has the best staff! Help us lighten the load for our teachers by BAKING THEM A FRESH PIE for Thanksgiving! We need LOTS of bakers to help with this. Please sign up and get your baking supplies ready! Thanks!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FA5AC22A31-pies

Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support.

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are focusing on Gratitude. Individuals with this strength are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Questions that you can discuss with your child about gratitude:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • How does it feel when someone shows gratitude towards you?
  • What is one way you showed gratitude to another person today?

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category).

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards, and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair with their classes on November 21 & 22. 

 

Parents - Set up your e-wallet to make purchasing easy! (Note: we will still take cash, checks, and credit cards.) 

1. Go to our Book Fair homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

2. Click on eWallet “GET STARTED” and then “CREATE eWALLET”

3. Sign in or create an account (if you do not already have one with Scholastic).

 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 pm

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

⭐Dining for Dollars @ Ledos

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm

⭐Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - No School

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/28/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Art Teacher Update

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Shrevewood PTA Meeting

🌟 Dining for Dollars

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 The SWES Book Fair is Coming!

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Thank you to all who have attended first quarter parent-teacher conferences. We so appreciate the partnership that this time creates. We also realize that lives are very busy. If you have not been able to connect with your child’s teacher yet, please don’t give up! Teachers are willing to be flexible – holding them in person, over the phone, or via Zoom. Since teachers also lead extremely hectic lives, we ask that you extend grace and compassion as you collaborate on schedules.

We enjoyed recognizing our students and staff who won the Student and Staff of the Month for the Positivity Project character traits of perspective, integrity, and creativity.

First quarter progress reports will be sent home next Thursday for students in grades 1-6. These can also be accessed in Parent Vue on Thursday.

Next Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day. The day will be observed as a holiday for students and teachers. Next Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Art Teacher Update

Ms. Moon has resigned for personal reasons. We are diligently working on filling the position with a long term sub and hope to hire a part time art teacher by Winter Break. 

Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support.

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are focusing on Bravery. A brave person acts with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category).

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards, and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

The SWES Book Fair is Coming!

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair on November 21 & 22 with their class. 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
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Shrevewood Wise Words 10/28/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Dunn Loring Community Meeting

🌟 AAP Overview Slides

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dinning Dollars

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Book Fair

🌟 Conversing With Your Teen About Drug Use

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

It was so wonderful to see the school spirit this week! There were so many smiles and cheers from students, staff, and parents. 

As a reminder, today is the last day of the first quarter. Schools are closed for students on Monday, October 31, for a teacher workday. 

Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, are observance days in the FCPS calendar this year. Shrevewood hopes everyone who celebrates finds peace and happiness.

Have a fabulous weekend and a safe and fun Halloween if you celebrate! We will see our students on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  Our first high-volume day is Friday, October 7 (next Friday).  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Dunn Loring Community Meeting

Join us Thursday, November 10, for a community meeting to learn more about the Dunn Loring repurposing project, a Fairfax County Public Schools capital project funded by a voter-approved bond referendum. During this meeting, you will learn more about the project and design process to date and have an opportunity to share your views on the project and design process. Public feedback will be shared with the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, School Board, and FCPS staff on the community’s view of the project and design process to date. Please be aware, at this stage in the design and construction process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered. 

The November 10 community meeting will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to choose to attend in person at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church) or virtually via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided based on the availability of interpretation staff.

Please be aware, the November 10 meeting will focus on the proposed design and future construction. Boundary discussions will begin at the start of construction, which may be as early as spring 2024. We will share future engagement opportunities with the community as they are scheduled.

Register for the November 10 community meeting

Learn more about the Dunn Loring project (and sign up for email updates)

About the project

The Dunn Loring Administrative Center was originally built to address the needs of a rapidly growing population. Additions were needed throughout the 1940s and 50s as the Baby Boom generation entered elementary school in this thriving community. Needs changed and by 1978, the school was repurposed, eventually serving FCPS staff as an administrative center. As our community grows in a new era, we have the opportunity to return the building to its original purpose and support the needs of students in the surrounding community. 

The repurposing of the Dunn Loring Administrative Center will provide approximately 900 students with an elementary school rooted in history and poised to provide 21st-century learning, preparing young children for bright futures. Through this single project, FCPS supports quality education in ten other schools by relieving the pressures of increasing enrollment growth. 

AAP Overview Slides

Thank you to our families who attended our Advanced Academics Programs Overview at Shrevewood. Here are a copy of the slides for your reference.

Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Other People Mindset.

Knowing my words and actions affect others.

 

“The right word spoken at the right time can make all the difference in building people up. Choose well.” -Michael Hyatt

Remember, a person can demonstrate the Other People Mindset every single day! As you go through your day, be sure to look for opportunities where you can demonstrate that you know that your words and actions affect others.

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

Shrevewood Book Fair Save the Date Conversing with Your Teen about Drug Use

For some reason, as a culture we avoid talking about things that can be both lifesaving and life changing, such as finances, drugs, and other topics that make us uncomfortable. What do you wish you knew when you were younger that can be shared with your teenager now? Here’s a few tips for talking about drugs with your teenager. 

What to Avoid

  • Overgeneralizations/horror stories

Ex: “People who use drugs go to jail and end up homeless.” -That’s not true for most people.

  • Sharing about how you used to do drugs

Ex: “I smoked in high school, so I understand wanting to experiment.” -THC content is much higher than when you may have used marijuana. 

  • Having loose boundaries

Ex: “It’s okay if you do it at home, but not anywhere else.” -Too much room for grey area. 

What to Do

  • Have a united front

Both parents need to communicate the same message. No good cop, bad cop.

  • Recognize addiction in your family

Speak the unspoken. Share information that could help your teen make an informed decision about “playing with fire” since they’re genetically predisposed. 

  • Set a desired outcome for the conversation

What do you want your teen to understand before you get into the heavy convo?

  • Focus on health, not behavior

Avoid finger pointing, literally and figuratively.

  • Set firm expectations & boundaries

Clearly explain what is and isn’t acceptable for your household and the associated consequences. 

  • Keep a “cool head”
  • Withhold judgment
  • Be direct
  • Be prepared for your teen’s reaction.

 

Resources:

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/free-e-cigarette-quit-program

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: https://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/courses/ATODParentPresentationRequired103119b/story_html5.html 

Knowing the signs of Substance Abuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWGxTZrpCU  

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/21/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dyslexia Awareness Month

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 Red Ribbon Week & Counterfeit Pills

🌟 Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

🌟 Federal Impact Aid Form

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We enjoyed a full week of learning this week, and it was great to see many of our families for our AAP family night last night.

In the coming weeks parents will have the opportunity to connect with their child's teacher for parent/teacher conferences. This is an opportunity for teachers to continue to work with parents as partners in their child's education and to discuss student progress during the first several weeks of school.

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, October 24, is a holiday for teachers and students.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dyslexia Awareness Month

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education is offering an informational webinar designed for Virginia teachers, administrators, and parents. Presenters are experts in the fields of dyslexia and reading.

Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

Date and time: October 26, 2022, 7–8 p.m.

This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy partnerships from the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) will be overviewed.

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Creativity. You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.

 

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." 

                    ~Pablo Picasso

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What is one way you were creative today?
  • What is a new idea that you've had this week?
  • How can creativity change the world?
Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

Red Ribbon Week & Counterfeit Pills

Not only is Halloween approaching, but October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and Red Ribbon Week is October 23- October 31. Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the DEA, is when young people pledge to live drug-free lives and show their commitment by wearing a red ribbon. Some of our very own elementary schools will be wearing red ribbons to show their respect for Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Mexican-American DEA agent, who was murdered while working to expose drug traffickers. 

Parents, you can help prevent substance use more than you know. The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions.

Now that Halloween is approaching, it’s time to remind your students that drugs are often made to entice young people to use (e.g. marijuana edibles, colorful packaging, rainbow fentanyl). The younger a person begins to use drugs, the more difficult it is for them to abstain later in life (NIH).

 

Sources & Resources:

DEA

DEA Fentanyl Gallery

Fairfax CSB Opioid Info

REVIVE Training for Opioid Overdoses     

FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Fairfax County Youth Survey

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

Sit back, relax, and donate to the Shrevewood PTA so your child can enter a raffle to win prizes including: seeing their name on the marquee, breakfast with the principal, and even race DINO DESMYTER!! That's right, Mr. Desmyter will dress up as a dinosaur to race raffle winners if we meet our goal!

This year's earnings will help fund class field trips, teacher training and flexible seating for ALL classrooms, plus Positivity Project training for staff members!

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to Shrevewood. Donate today at www.shrevewoodpta.org or send a check addressed to "Shrevewood PTA" in your child's Thursday folder.

Federal Impact Aid Form

Beginning on October 18th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Friday, October 28. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are confidential.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/14/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Multi-tiered System of Support Info

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dyslexia Awareness Month

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 AAP Parent Night

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Last week our 6th graders had a great field trip to the National Air and Space Museum, and our 4th graders are looking forward to their trip to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra performance on Monday.

On October 20th, we will be presenting the levels of Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services.  If you have a question specific to levels of service and or the Level IV screening process, you may enter your question in this link here.

Next week is Digital Citizenship Week.  It is a great opportunity for us to be reminded on how to practice elements of being a good responsible user of technology.  We did not grow up surrounded by the technology our children have access to today, so as parents and teachers, we need to help our children navigate using technology safely and learn while we are doing it. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Multi-tiered System of Support Info Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dyslexia Awareness Month

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education is offering an informational webinar designed for Virginia teachers, administrators, and parents. Presenters are experts in the fields of dyslexia and reading.

Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

Date and time: October 26, 2022, 7–8 p.m.

This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy partnerships from the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) will be overviewed.

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Integrity. You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

 

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”  

                    ~Unknown

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does integrity mean to you?
  • When is it difficult to show integrity in your day-to-day life?
  • Why is it important to show integrity in your relationships with others?
Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

AAP Parent Night

Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/nxm-euoc-qyq

AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

Sit back, relax, and donate to the Shrevewood PTA so your child can enter a raffle to win prizes including: seeing their name on the marquee, breakfast with the principal, and even race DINO DESMYTER!! That's right, Mr. Desmyter will dress up as a dinosaur to race raffle winners if we meet our goal!

This year's earnings will help fund class field trips, teacher training and flexible seating for ALL classrooms, plus Positivity Project training for staff members!

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to Shrevewood. Donate today at www.shrevewoodpta.org or send a check addressed to "Shrevewood PTA" in your child's Thursday folder.

Federal Impact Aid Form

Beginning on October 18th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Friday, October 28. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are confidential.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date 4th Grade Field Trip to Kennedy Center

Monday, October 17

AAP Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 20 - 6:00 pm

Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

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Shrevewood Wise Words

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Harlem Wizards at Marshall HS

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

October 2nd was National Custodian Appreciation Day, and Shrevewood staff, students, and families took time to celebrate our Shrevewood custodians this week. Throughout FCPS, custodians keep our schools clean and running well. Many thanks to our amazingly hard-working Shrevewood custodians. We couldn't do it without them. 

We had another great week of learning as we move into October. Next week will also be a busy one. 

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past, and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day. The staff will be participating in a variety of professional development and planning sessions throughout the day. The office staff will be participating in some of the professional development as well, so the main office will be closed from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday

Our second graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) next week. There is no preparation needed for this test, except to encourage your child to do their best. We also ask that you help your child get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast on those days.  . 

Have a wonderful three-day weekend.  We will see students on Tuesday, October 11. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

AAP Parent Night AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car, and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 10 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

AAP Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 20 - 6:00 pm

Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

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Wise Words 9/30/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Substance Abuse Prevention (SAPS) Introduction

🌟 Social and Emotional Learning Screener Update

🌟 Schoology/Clever Tech Support at Home

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Harlem Wizards at Marshall HS

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 National Hispanic Heritage Month

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We had a fabulous week here at Shrevewood with our students and staff and can't believe October starts tomorrow! Our learning and community continues to grow every single day and your children continue to do incredible things in their classrooms.

October is a month of awareness. LGBTQIA+ History Month is recognized in October nationwide. We acknowledge and celebrate that LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families are an integral component of our nation. October is also Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia. We honor those with disabilities and promote equal opportunities for all. 

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4. Tuesday is noted as a half-day religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar, Wednesday, October 5, is a holiday for teachers and students. Wishing all who observe the holiday a meaningful Yom Kippur.

We hope you stay dry and have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that support math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DO’s for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

Positivity Project

This past week, our school community focused in our Positivity Project morning meetings on the Other People Mindset. The Other People Mindset is when you are with other people, you are present and give them your full attention.

"Life is what happens when you put down your phone."

-Kid President

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS)

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Update

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them.

Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March). 

Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

Schoology/Clever Tech Support at Home

Need to access Schoology or Clever at home? Follow these instructions. If you need help, reach out to Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]), our School Based Technology Specialist.

AAP Parent Information Night AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 10 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

⭐AAP Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 20 - 6:00 pm

⭐Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

⭐End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28

⭐Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 9/23/22

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Principal's Message In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Shrevewood ES Spirit Wear

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Before & After School Programs this Fall!

🌟 Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 National Hispanic Heritage Month

🌟 SR&R Reminder – Due Date 9/30

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Dates

Dear Shrevewood Families,

It is hard to believe that we are finishing the fifth week of school and are almost to October! There are not enough words to share our gratitude for how hard the Shrevewood staff are working to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students each day. The smiles on the faces of our students say it best!

Thank you to all of our parents who attended our PTA meeting and ESOL Parent Coffee this week. We value our parent partnerships and really enjoyed seeing you all at these events.

Please remember that Monday (9/26) is a student holiday/professional workday for teachers. Monday is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. For those celebrating Rosh Hashana, Shanah Tovah!

Have an amazing weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that support math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DO’s for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

Positivity Project

This past week, our school community focused in our Positivity Project morning meetings on Open-Mindedness. Open-Minded individuals like to consider new ideas and try new things. They examine things from all sides and don't jump to conclusions.

"A mind is like a paracute. It doesn't work if it is not open."

-Frank Zappa

AAP Parent Information Night Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are  sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 2nd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

Students in 3rd and 4th grade will participate in the VGA on Tuesday and Thursday next week. Please remind your child to bring their laptop and charger to school on Monday so that we can prepare our classrooms for testing.

To learn more information about the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit this website. The parent notification of testing memo can be found here. If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected]

 

Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

4

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

5

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

6

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

Makeups

Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 30

 

AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website

SR&R Reminder - Due Date 9/30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please email our Assistant Principal, Katie Vandawalker, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date 5th & 6th Grade VGA

Tuesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 29

Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Monday, September 26 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 10 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 9/9/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Before & After School Programs this Fall!

🌟 Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 National Hispanic Heritage Month

🌟 SR&R Reminder – Due Date 9/30

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We had a busy and successful week here! Students are learning and having rich conversations with their classmates, everyone was dressed to impress for Picture Day yesterday, and the hallways and classrooms were filled with all of our wonderful families for Back to School Night on Tuesday.

Next week, we are looking forward to seeing our families at our first PTA Meeting of the year on September 20th and at our ESOL Parent Coffee on September 23rd. Have a fantastic weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

ESOL Parent Coffee Positivity Project

This past week, our school community focused in our Positivity Project morning meetings on Curiosity. Curiosity means you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • How is curiosity the opposite of judgement?
  • How do you feel when you discover something new? Learn something new?
  • What are some things you fear? How can curiosity replace that fear?
AAP Parent Information Night Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are  sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 2nd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

Students in 3rd and 4th grade will participate in the VGA on Tuesday and Thursday next week. Please remind your child to bring their laptop and charger to school on Monday so that we can prepare our classrooms for testing.

To learn more information about the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit this website. The parent notification of testing memo can be found here. If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected]

 

Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

4

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

5

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

6

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

Makeups

Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 30

 

AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website

SR&R Reminder - Due Date 9/30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please email our Assistant Principal, Katie Vandawalker, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 am. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Save the Date 3rd & 4th Grade VGA

Tuesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 22

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

⭐ESOL Parent Coffee

Friday, September 23, 9:45 am - 11:00 am

5th & 6th Grade VGA

Tuesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 29

Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Monday, September 26 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 10 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 9/9/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Picture Day – September 15

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Before & After School Programs this Fall!

🌟 Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

🌟 Opt Out Flier Now Online

🌟 Cub Scout Join Scouting Night

🌟 SR&R Reminder

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Room Parent Sign Up

🌟 PTA Staff Potluck

🌟 Digital Resources Parent Permission

🌟 Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday, September 13th at Back to School Night. Our evening will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm. We are going to offer 2 sessions to better accommodate families with multiple children. Here is the timing for the evening:

  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm: Session 1
  • 6:40 pm - 6:50 pm: Transition Time
  • 6:50 pm - 7:30 pm: Session 2

Our Specialists will be located in the cafeteria and will be available to discuss their classrooms and curriculum during both sessions.

Have a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you at the Back to School picnic this evening!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Picture Day - September 15

Click on the image below to begin your Picture Day preorder. Type in our Picture Day ID: EVTHP6S26 once you visit the website.

If your child is absent from school on September 15, we will have makeups later this fall.

Positivity Project

This past week, our school community focused in our Positivity Project morning meetings on Teamwork. You like exploration and discovery. You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

                    ~Helen Keller

Questions you might enjoy talking about with your child:

  • Think about a time you were part of a successful team? How did that feel?
  • Have you ever been a part of an unsuccessful team? How did THAT feel?
  • What actions can you take to be a positive team member?
AAP Parent Information Night Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are  sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 2nd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA)

To learn more information about the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit this website. The parent notification of testing memo can be found here. If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected]

 

Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

4

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 22

5

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

6

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 29

Makeups

Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 30

 

Opt-Out Flier Now Online

The 2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms flier is now online . The Spanish version is also available. Other translations will be added as they become available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms.

Please note that this is not the Family Life Education (FLE) opt-out. This flier provides information for parents on FCPS’ policies regarding:

  • Parents’ rights to inspect, and to consent or opt out, before their child participates in certain surveys administered to students.
  • Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum.  
  • FCPS’ maintenance, retention, and disclosure rules regarding student scholastic records including parents and eligible students’ rights to inspect such records, to request amendment to such records and to opt out of disclosure of directory information about the student. 
  • FCPS’ disclosure of student information for graduation photographs or other commercial purposes and the right of parents and eligible students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers to military recruiters and the right of parents and students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • Parents’ right to opt out of any physical examination of their child not required by state law. 
  • The FCPS school counseling program and parents’ right to opt out their child from participation in academic, career, and/or social or emotional counseling.
  • Student participation in the Library Equity Access Pass Project, and the rights of parents to refuse participation in the program.
  • Parents’ rights to opt out of their child’s access to Tutor.com.   
  • Student participation in the Social and Emotional Learning Screener and the rights of parents to opt out of the Screener.
  • The process by which parents and students may file complaints if they believe their rights as referenced above have been violated.
Cub Scout Join Scouting Night

Looking for an adventure? Cub Scout Pack 1537 is open to boys and girls in grades K-5. Learn more at Join Scouting Night on Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm in the Shrevewood Elementary cafeteria. Sample activities, learn more about our program, and join our pack! Pack 1537 is open to students at neighboring schools and homeschoolers as well. Meetings take place Wednesday evenings at Shrevewood throughout the school year.  Questions? Email [email protected] and visit https://pack1537.org to learn more and sign up.

SR&R Reminder

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please email our Assistant Principal, Katie Vandawalker at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Room Parent Sign Up

The 2022 - 2023 school year is here! Do you want to get involved in the Shrevewood Community and help classroom teachers at the same time? Sign up to be a Room Parent!  

What is a Room Parent? A Room Parent can be any adult caregiver or family member interested in helping a specific class.

Each classroom will have one or more parent/adult volunteer(s) that will help make life easier (and sometimes more fun!) for the classroom teachers.  Some possible examples: getting the word out about PTA events, helping teachers find volunteers when needed, celebrating birthdays/Teacher Appreciation Week and more!

You can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/5wqr2wfVM5mvyt9e8.  If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Gillotte, the Room Parent Coordinator, at [email protected].

PTA Staff Potluck

Help us provide some yummy food for our hardworking staff before Back to School night! Sign up to bring food so that teachers can eat and prepare for the evening. Please read the directions carefully: bring labeled food to school between 4:30 and 4:45 on September 13 and deliver it to the conference room. Thanks for your support in showing our appreciation for our staff!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4eaead2aa1f58-potluck

Digital Resources Parent Permission

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

In order for students use certain applications at school, parents need to sign the Digital Consent form. After reviewing the resources, please complete this form to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this school year. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-outs listed there.  Parents that do not have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Save the Date ⭐Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Thursday, September 15

3rd & 4th Grade VGA

Tuesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 22

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5th & 6th Grade VGA

Tuesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 29

Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Monday, September 26 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 9/1/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Picture Day – September 15

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 COVID/Health Updates for Families

🌟 Opt-Out Flier Now Online

🌟 Cub Scout Join Scouting Night

🌟 SR&R Reminder

🌟 Student Birthday Policy

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Room Parent Sign Up

🌟 Back to School Picnic

🌟 PTA Staff Potluck

🌟 Digital Resources Parent Permission

🌟 Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We had another amazing week together here at Shrevewood! We welcomed our new PreK students and enjoyed seeing their smiles throughout the building. Our students and teachers are working together and getting used to their classroom structures and routines, and having fun with their learning! We are continuing our focus on building strong classroom communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Next Friday, September 9th, we will be having a SWES Spirit Day! Our staff will be wearing our Shrevewood gear and we encourage your children to wear Shrevewood gear or our school colors (blue and white)!

We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable long Labor Day weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, September 6th.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Picture Day - September 15

Save the date for our picture day on Thursday, September 15th. More details will be sent soon! We are in need of parent volunteers to help throughout the day to assist the Lifetouch staff. If you are interested in volunteering, please email our office assistant, Vicky Vien at [email protected]

Positivity Project

This past week, our school community focused in our Positivity Project morning meetings on the Other People Mindset. Our classroom communities will continue these conversations throughout the year as we explore the 24 character strengths together.

The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating, and exemplifying the character strengths in us all. People who have strong positive relationships do five things consistently - these are the five practices of the Other People Mindset. 1. Recognize the good in other people, 2. Recognize that everything you say or do affects other people, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer people on when they succeed, 5. Remain present when giving people your attention. People who have a strong Other People Mindset are able to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with others.

COVID/Health Updates for Families

Please do not send your child to school if there are any signs or symptoms of being ill. We can keep students and staff healthy if we all do our part by staying home when not feeling well. The  FCPS Health and Safety Guidance document continues to be updated with the latest information and guidance for families.

Opt-Out Flier Now Online

The 2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms flier is now online . The Spanish version is also available. Other translations will be added as they become available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms.

Please note that this is not the Family Life Education (FLE) opt-out. This flier provides information for parents on FCPS’ policies regarding:

  • Parents’ rights to inspect, and to consent or opt out, before their child participates in certain surveys administered to students.
  • Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum.  
  • FCPS’ maintenance, retention, and disclosure rules regarding student scholastic records including parents and eligible students’ rights to inspect such records, to request amendment to such records and to opt out of disclosure of directory information about the student. 
  • FCPS’ disclosure of student information for graduation photographs or other commercial purposes and the right of parents and eligible students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers to military recruiters and the right of parents and students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • Parents’ right to opt out of any physical examination of their child not required by state law. 
  • The FCPS school counseling program and parents’ right to opt out their child from participation in academic, career, and/or social or emotional counseling.
  • Student participation in the Library Equity Access Pass Project, and the rights of parents to refuse participation in the program.
  • Parents’ rights to opt out of their child’s access to Tutor.com.   
  • Student participation in the Social and Emotional Learning Screener and the rights of parents to opt out of the Screener.
  • The process by which parents and students may file complaints if they believe their rights as referenced above have been violated.
Cub Scout Join Scouting Night

Looking for an adventure? Cub Scout Pack 1537 is open to boys and girls in grades K-5. Learn more at Join Scouting Night on Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm in the Shrevewood Elementary cafeteria. Sample activities, learn more about our program, and join our pack! Pack 1537 is open to students at neighboring schools and homeschoolers as well. Meetings take place Wednesday evenings at Shrevewood throughout the school year.  Questions? Email [email protected] and visit https://pack1537.org to learn more and sign up.

SR&R Reminder

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please email our Assistant Principal, Katie Vandawalker at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Student Birthday Policy

As an administrative team we will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Room Parent Sign Up

The 2022 - 2023 school year is here! Do you want to get involved in the Shrevewood Community and help classroom teachers at the same time? Sign up to be a Room Parent!  

What is a Room Parent? A Room Parent can be any adult caregiver or family member interested in helping a specific class.

Each classroom will have one or more parent/adult volunteer(s) that will help make life easier (and sometimes more fun!) for the classroom teachers.  Some possible examples: getting the word out about PTA events, helping teachers find volunteers when needed, celebrating birthdays/Teacher Appreciation Week and more!

You can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/5wqr2wfVM5mvyt9e8.  If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Gillotte, the Room Parent Coordinator, at [email protected].

Back to School Picnic

Help kick off the new school year at the PTA’s Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 9th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. (If it rains, we’ll reschedule for the following Friday, September 16th.)

A DJ will spin some tunes while you set up your picnic blankets/chairs for an outdoor dinner with Shrevewood students, staff, and families. Bring your own food or enjoy PAKOS Fresh Mex Food Truck (pre-order or walk-up; accepting cash or credit). Then, stop by the Kona Ice truck for a refreshing shaved ice treat!

In order to make this event a success, we need your help! Please sign up to help with set up, clean up, or prize table. 

*Always head to shrevewoodpta.org for all sign ups and information!

PTA Staff Potluck

Help us provide some yummy food for our hardworking staff before Back to School night! Sign up to bring food so that teachers can eat and prepare for the evening. Please read the directions carefully: bring labeled food to school between 4:30 and 4:45 on September 13 and deliver it to the conference room. Thanks for your support in showing our appreciation for our staff!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4eaead2aa1f58-potluck

Digital Resources Parent Permission

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

In order for students use certain applications at school, parents need to sign the Digital Consent form. After reviewing the resources, please complete this form to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this school year. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-outs listed there.  Parents that do not have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Save the Date Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2 - No School

Monday, September 5 - No School

PTA Back to School Picnic

Friday, September 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Thursday, September 15

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Monday, September 26 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

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Wise Words 8/26/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Picture Day – September 15

🌟 SR&R Reminder

🌟 Student Birthday Policy

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Room Parent Sign Up

🌟 Back to School Picnic

🌟 PTA Staff Potluck

🌟 Digital Resources Parent Permission

🌟 Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

What a wonderful start to the 2022-2023 school year we have had this week! Katie and I have enjoyed seeing all of your children and witnessing the relationships and community that are being built in the classrooms across the school. These first 20 days of school are very important to how we operate as a school. Our focus is to build strong classroom communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Our teachers are working hard on teaching, reteaching, and reinforcing routines and structures so that we can keep students engaged and learning at a high level throughout the entire school year. We look forward to a joyful school year together! Have a fabulous weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Picture Day - September 15

Save the date for our picture day on Thursday, September 15th. More details will be sent soon! We are in need of parent volunteers to help throughout the day to assist the Lifetouch staff. If you are interested in volunteering, please email our office assistant, Vicky Vien at [email protected]

SR&R Reminder

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please email our Assistant Principal, Katie Vandawalker at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Student Birthday Policy

As an administrative team we will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.At[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Room Parent Sign Up

The 2022 - 2023 school year is here! Do you want to get involved in the Shrevewood Community and help classroom teachers at the same time? Sign up to be a Room Parent!  

What is a Room Parent? A Room Parent can be any adult caregiver or family member interested in helping a specific class.

Each classroom will have one or more parent/adult volunteer(s) that will help make life easier (and sometimes more fun!) for the classroom teachers.  Some possible examples: getting the word out about PTA events, helping teachers find volunteers when needed, celebrating birthdays/Teacher Appreciation Week and more!

You can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/5wqr2wfVM5mvyt9e8.  If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Gillotte, the Room Parent Coordinator, at [email protected].

Back to School Picnic

Help kick off the new school year at the PTA’s Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 9th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. (If it rains, we’ll reschedule for the following Friday, September 16th.)

A DJ will spin some tunes while you set up your picnic blankets/chairs for an outdoor dinner with Shrevewood students, staff, and families. Bring your own food or enjoy PAKOS Fresh Mex Food Truck (pre-order or walk-up; accepting cash or credit). Then, stop by the Kona Ice truck for a refreshing shaved ice treat!

In order to make this event a success, we need your help! Please sign up to help with set up, clean up, or prize table. 

*Always head to shrevewoodpta.org for all sign ups and information!

PTA Staff Potluck

Help us provide some yummy food for our hardworking staff before Back to School night! Sign up to bring food so that teachers can eat and prepare for the evening. Please read the directions carefully: bring labeled food to school between 4:30 and 4:45 on September 13 and deliver it to the conference room. Thanks for your support in showing our appreciation for our staff!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4eaead2aa1f58-potluck

Digital Resources Parent Permission

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

In order for students use certain applications at school, parents need to sign the Digital Consent form. After reviewing the resources, please complete this form to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this school year. 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-outs listed there.  Parents that do not have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Save the Date Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2 - No School

Monday, September 5 - No School

PTA Back to School Picnic

Friday, September 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Thursday, September 15

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Monday, September 26 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

Yom Kippur Holiday

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

 

To find out more about this year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 8/19/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Emergency Care Card Forms

🌟 Room Parent Sign Up

🌟 School Supply List

🌟 Girls on the Run Registration is Open!

🌟 Digital Resources Parent Permission

🌟 Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

What a joy it was being back together with our students and families today at Open House! We loved seeing all of you and cannot wait to see the wonderful things our students achieve this school year.

We have a lot of information to share today in the Wise Words in order to prepare for Monday. As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. As we begin a new year, please be patient as buses may run later than usual and the Kiss and Ride line will be longer. We will work together to ensure a safe return to school for all.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 
Breakfast & Lunch Reminders  

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

https://shrevewoodes.fcps.edu/attendance-form

Emergency Care Card Forms

Emergency Care Card Forms are important in helping us contact you in case of an emergency. Parents can help by assuring that the school has the most up-to-date information. 

Please update any information by using [email protected], via your SIS ParentVue account (located under “FCPS Links” when you log in to https://sisparent.fcps.edu/), then you click on the [email protected] section.  Once you have verified the information is correct, you will “Send the Form” and you are all set.  Please see the weCare website for more detailed information about how to complete this form. 

Families who are unable to complete the form online will receive a preprinted copy which will need to be updated and returned with a signature.  When you submit information via [email protected], you do NOT have to submit a signed paper form.

For your convenience, many FCPS forms (such as the Emergency Care form and medication forms) can be found on the FCPS website, using the search function and keywords: general registration forms. Choose the form you need, complete it, print it, and send it in with your child. This will save time if you need to complete forms for more than one child. Once you print the form for one child, click “reset” and all the parent information will remain the same.

Emergency Care Card Forms updates/verification are due the first day of school. 

Room Parent Sign Up

The 2022 - 2023 school year is here! Do you want to get involved in the Shrevewood Community and help classroom teachers at the same time? Sign up to be a Room Parent!  

What is a Room Parent? A Room Parent can be any adult caregiver or family member interested in helping a specific class.

Each classroom will have one or more parent/adult volunteer(s) that will help make life easier (and sometimes more fun!) for the classroom teachers.  Some possible examples: getting the word out about PTA events, helping teachers find volunteers when needed, celebrating birthdays/Teacher Appreciation Week and more!

You can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/5wqr2wfVM5mvyt9e8.  If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Gillotte, the Room Parent Coordinator, at [email protected].

School Supply List

Check out your student's grade level supply list for this upcoming school year! CLICK HERE to get your student ready.

Girls on the Run Registration is Open!

Registration will open for Girls on the Run at Shrevewood from August 15th - September 6th. You can sign up your 3rd-6th grader and even volunteer to be a parent coach.

Registration Link:

https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/Fall22programreg

The running season will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the upper field from 7:45am-9:05am from September 13th-November 20th.

For questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

Digital Resources Parent Permission

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-outs listed there.  Parents that do not have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Save the Date Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2 - No School

Monday, September 5 - No School

PTA Back to School Picnic

Friday, September 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website

7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 | Main Office: 703-645-6600
Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

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