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In This Week's Wise Words

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Virtual Snow Days

🌟 Calendar Reminders

🌟 Baroody Winter Camp

🌟 COVID Testing Sites

🌟 UPDATED: Shrevewood Vaccine Information

🌟 Here Comes the Bus

🌟 Cold Weather Safety

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We are thrilled to have our students back after the extended winter break. It was stunning to see how well students transitioned back to school and classroom routines on Monday and Tuesday. Despite enjoying the break, I think all were ready to get back into a typical school day. Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting Tuesday evening. We did address some questions about our Shrevewood plan to keep our students and staff safe in our building. Please use this link to access the slide deck from the PTA meeting for you to reference. As we all work diligently to keep our students and staff healthy, we want to highlight a couple of things as we learn more every day about COVID.

  • We are seeing that runny noses and sore throats are a very common first symptom of COVID in students. If your child has either of these symptoms, PLEASE keep him/her home and look into getting a COVID test.
  • Please use this list of FCPS diagnostic testing sites if you are in need of a COVID test.
  • This FCPS site will continue to be updated with the latest guidance on isolation (positive COVID test) and quarantine (close contact) information. Please bookmark it so that you have the information if/when you need it.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or celebrations.

Thank you for your continued support!

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Susie Lilburn, Assistant Principal

Virtual Snow Days

FCPS shared that our next snow day and those thereafter will be a virtual schedule. Every elementary school will start from 10:30 – 3:15. All schedule information, videos, announcements, and changes will be posted here.  This should be your one-stop-shop to supporting your child and understanding how to access learning.  See the planned schedule for our snow days above. Important information for parents:  

  • All instruction will take place through Schoology/Zoom
  • Students and staff are all expected to take laptops home with them each night to prepare for snow and quarantine instructions
  • Student attendance will be taken during morning meeting on snow days. 
  • All Shrevewood ES  students & staff will have a midday break for lunch, physical activity, and a break from screen time.
  • Students will access classroom instruction  in their classroom Schoology/Zoom link
    • Academic blocks will begin with synchronous instruction, then teachers may assign students work either on or away from their computers that relate to the content.
    • Students with disabilities will receive support in their virtual classrooms and will meet with their case manager during Small Group time using their classroom teacher’s link.
  • Students will access specials  in the All Students Schoology Course as a grade level
    • These special assignments are asynchronous with choice boards.
  • Preschool teachers will email their parents and determine an age-appropriate schedule/day for their young learners
Calendar Reminders

Monday, January 17th 

No School- MLK Holiday

Thursday, January 20th
Two Hour Early Release (End of Quarter 3)

Friday, January 21st 

No School- Teacher Work Day 

Monday, January 24th 

No School- Teacher Work Day 

Baroody Winter Camps

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps this Winter!  Registration is open and is on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close on Sunday, January 16th. Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

COVID Testing Sites for Students & Staff

FCPS is offering a COVID-19 testing program to provide screening and diagnostic testing to students and staff. For students, parental consent is required.  There are multiple testing sites across the county. Please find a complete list and schedule of testing day here

Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic Here Comes the Bus App

Due to bus driver shortages, some drivers are having to double routes. This may cause students to arrive at the bus stop later than normal. Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. If your child is a bus rider, we recommend that you download the app. A link to the app and more information can be found here.

Cold Weather Safety

We often have to consider a number of factors related to student activity outdoors during cold weather. Common sense requires us to look beyond a specific temperature and consider factors such as wind chill, whether the ground is frozen or the sun is shining, how well the children are prepared to play outdoors (jackets, gloves, and hats), what activity the children are participating in, and the length of time to be spent outside.

It is the intention of the school to hold recess during cold spells and parents should have their children prepared to play outdoors (jackets, gloves, and hats) as this decision is made by the school each day. During a NWS Wind Chill Advisory, recess will be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes for any outdoor activity. During a NWS Wind Chill Warning, we will hold indoor recess.

You can find more information about Cold Weather Safety here.

Afterschool Environmental Club

Calling all 4th – 6th graders!

Are you interested in the environment? The Shrevewood Environmental club might be for you!

The SWES Environmental club will meet on Tuesday’s after school from 4:05 to 5:00 PM in the library.

Join us to learn more about energy efficiency and how we can make our school more energy efficient!

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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

Save the Date ⭐No School- MLK Day⭐

Monday, January 17

⭐2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, January 20

⭐No School Teacher Work Day⭐

Friday, January 21

⭐Vaccination Clinic⭐

January 19 4:30 - 7:00 pm

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 12/17

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School & Office Closed

The Shrevewood school and main office will be closed during winter break beginning Monday, December 20 and reopening on Monday, January 3. 

Baroody Winter Camps

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps this Winter!  Registration opens today and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, January 16th.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register

Save the Date

 

⭐Winter Break⭐

Monday, December 20- Friday, December 31

⭐No School- MLK Day⭐

Monday, January 17

⭐Quarter 2 Ends- 2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, January 20

⭐No School- Teacher Work Days⭐

Friday, January 21 & Monday, January 24

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Wise Words 12/10

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 School Office Closed 

🌟 Winter Spirit Week

🌟 Lost and Found Video Update 

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Shrevewood Vaccine Information

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

School & Office Closed

The Shrevewood school and main office will be closed during winter break beginning Monday, December 20 and reopening on Monday, January 3. 

Winter Spirit Week Lost & Found Video Update Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

November

Recording and Slides 

Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic 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

Save the Date ⭐Winter Spirit Week⭐

Monday, December 13- Friday, December 17

⭐Winter Break⭐

Monday, December 20- Friday, December 31

⭐No School- MLK Day⭐

Monday, January 17

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Wise Words 12/3

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Meet Susie Lilburn- Acting AP

🌟 Outstanding Staff Awards

🌟 Computer Science Week 

🌟 Marshall Choir- Disney in December

🌟 Winter Spirit Week

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Girls on the Run Video

🌟 Family Reunite Sessions

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 

Starting this week, students may obtain COVID-19 diagnostic testing at six drive-through sites in Fairfax County. Diagnostic testing is provided for anyone who has symptoms or is identified as a close contact of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing helps us reduce the virus’ spread and keep our schools safe places for all students to learn. I encourage you to utilize our new diagnostic testing services as needed.

Appointments are not required for diagnostic testing but families must register in the secure online portal. When you register and provide consent for your child to be tested, they will also be added to Shrevewood's screening testing pool. If you do not wish for them to be part of the weekly screening testing pool, simply log back into the online portal after your child’s test is complete and withdraw consent. 

More information about diagnostic and screening testing, including site locations and schedules, is available on our website

Please continue to be vigilant with preventative COVID practices. As a reminder, PLEASE keep your children home when they (or other family members) are not feeling well. All of these things will help keep our students coming to school and remaining healthy. On behalf of our staff and all of our Shrevewood families, thank you for doing your part.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Meet Susie Lilburn- Acting AP

We are excited to announce and welcome Mrs. Susie Lilburn to our Shrevewood family beginning on January 3rd as an interim assistant principal while Katie Vandawalker is on maternity leave. She comes to Shrevewood with a variety of teaching and leadership experience in the High School and Elementary School level. Susie has been a FLES teacher (Spanish), Student Leadership teacher and ESOL teacher at both the elementary and high school level. She is currently a Dean of a Students at Falls Church High. Susie believes in high quality instruction for all students, engaging students in meaningful learning experiences and building relationships.

PTA MemberHub

The Shrevewood PTA will be moving to a new web platform called MemberHub in the new year. Starting in January, the PTA will begin sending the weekly newsletter via MemberHub exclusively and will no longer send the newsletter to the existing listserve. To ensure you stay up to date on PTA and Shrevewood happenings, please sign up for an account with MemberHub. You do not have to join the PTA to continue receiving our communications. (But, of course, we'd love to have you as a member!) We just want to make sure your family doesn't miss out on any important information... sign up for MemberHub today!

SWES Outstanding Staff Awards

⭐Outstanding Professional Employee- April Done⭐
⭐Outstanding New Teacher- Carly Marx⭐
⭐Outstanding New Principal- Josh DeSmyter⭐
⭐Outstanding Operational Employee- Maria Giuliani⭐
⭐Outstanding Teacher- Caitlin Tucker ⭐

Computer Science Week

Computer Science Week is December 6- 10.  Students in all grade levels will be exploring the field of computer science and experience coding activities through the Hour of Code.  Check out these great resources with your student at home this week! 

Hour of Code

Code Virginia- Daily Activities

Computer Science in FCPS

Marshall Choir- Disney in December

For more information please visit www.marshallhighschoolchoir.org

Winter Spirit Week ESOL Parent Coffee

لقاء أهالي الطلاب المتحدثين باللغه الانجليزيه كلغه ثانيه

نتشرف بدعوتكم لحضور لقاء عبر الانترنت يوم الجمعه العاشر من كانون الاول للتحدث عن كيفيه الاشتراك بموقع الاهالي على الانترنت (س.ي. س) لمراجعه الشهادات المدرسيه . اتبع هذا الرابط:

https://meet.google.com/voi-rrrw-kex?utm_name= 

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

November

Recording and Slides 

Girls on the Run Video Families Reunite Sessions Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic 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

Save the Date ⭐ESOL Parent Coffee⭐

Friday, December 10,  9:45 am
Click here to join

⭐Computer Science Week⭐

Monday, December 6- Friday, December 10

⭐Winter Spirit Week⭐

Monday, December 13- Friday, December 17

⭐Winter Break⭐

Monday, December 20- Friday, December 31

⭐No School- MLK Day⭐

Monday, January 17

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 11/23

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

🌟 Advanced Academics Information

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

As we enter the holiday season and look ahead to the start of 2022, I wanted to take the opportunity to share the work that our school community is involved in as part of the Marshall Pyramid within Fairfax County Public Schools.  I meet regularly with nine other principals in the Marshall Pyramid to support the ongoing work of strengthening our community and increasing student achievement.  Our pyramid is very proud to share our new logo, which will serve as a framework for creating cultures of belonging and educational excellence in each of our schools.  

The Marshall Pyramid principals are committed to cultivating a culture of belonging in which all students are valued and their strengths and interests are developed to achieve academic excellence. We model what we ask our staff and students to do with each other as principals.

  • We collaborate and problem solve.
  • We focus on creating trusting partnerships.
  • We make connections and build relationships.

Each school in the Marshall Pyramid is actively committed to building a pre-K through 12th grade framework for our students that embodies a culture of belonging and educational excellence.  We look forward to continuing to partner with our students, staff, families, and community in this endeavor and wish everyone a continued safe and happy school year.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you and your children after the break!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

On Wednesday (11/24), Thursday (11/25), and Friday (11/26)  all FCPS schools and offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a wonderful break! 

Advanced Academics Information Series

Click here to join the link for November 30.  

Referral Form & Parent Questionnaire Form Available Here

Referral Slide

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

ESOL Parent Coffee Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic Save the Date 🌟Thanksgiving Break🌟

Wednesday- Friday, November 24-26

🌟AAP Information Night🌟

Tuesday, November 30, 5 pm

Click here to join.

🌟ESOL Parent Coffee🌟

Friday, December 10,  9:45 am
Click here to join

🌟Winter Break🌟

Monday, December 20- Friday December 31

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 11/19

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

🌟 Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We want to thank Colleen Wenzel for hosting an amazing Book Fair for our students and families. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped to make it such a great success!

As we prepare for Thanksgiving next week, we remain grateful for our Shrevewood family - students, staff and parents.  I came to Shrevewood ES in August of 2019 and I have always loved and appreciated the sense of community and caring that is so much a part of the fabric of this school.  

This pandemic has challenged us and yet we have come together time and time again to overcome challenges and create new solutions and opportunities. Through this time, what stands out to me are the heartwarming and genuine acts of kindness and care from each of you.

I hope this Thanksgiving finds you and your families safe and well.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break next week!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder

On Wednesday (11/24), Thursday (11/25), and Friday (11/26) next week all FCPS schools and offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Shrevewood Vaccine Clinic ESOL Parent Coffee Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

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

Save the Date ⭐Thanksgiving Break⭐

Wednesday- Friday, November 24-26

⭐AAP Information Night⭐

Tuesday, November 30, 5 pm

⭐ESOL Parent Coffee⭐

Friday, December 10,  9:45 am
Click here to join

⭐Winter Break⭐

Monday, December 20- Friday December 31

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 11/12

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Book Fair 

🌟 Lost & Found Collection Times 

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had another fantastic week. Thank you to all of the families that attended our PTA meeting on Tuesday. Remember that our Shrevewood Book Fair begins Monday. Our students are extremely excited about the Book Fair. Today they had an opportunity to preview the books and start a wish list to take home for the weekend to share with you all.

This morning FCPS sent out a message to all families offering the COVID Vaccines to elementary students. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, at nine clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Shrevewood is one of the nine clinics that will be offering the Vaccine.  No appointment is necessary at these school-located clinics, and all vaccinations are free. A parent, or other responsible adult, is required to attend with their child.

Shrevewood ES will be offering the Vaccine:

Wednesday December 15 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Gym

Wednesday January 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Gym

We hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Outstanding Employee Awards 📣LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS📣

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, 🔗please complete the nomination through this Google form link 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 link 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); librarians are included in this category

🌟Outstanding New Principal🌟

Eligibility: Has up to 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

🌟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 

The deadline to submit a nomination is October 29th - November 12th.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Paska Negro at [email protected]

Shrevewood Book Fair

Scholastic eWALLETS make it easier to send your child to the book fair to shop- click here to set up an e-wallet account to make shopping at the book fair stress free!

Lost and Found ESOL Parent Coffee Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

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

Save the Date ⭐SWES Book Fair⭐

Monday 11/15- Friday 11/19 

⭐Book Fair- After School Hours⭐

Tuesday, November 16,  5:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, November 18,  5:00-7:00 pm

⭐Lost & Found Collection⭐

Tuesday, November 16,  5:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, November 18,  5:00-7:00 pm

⭐Thanksgiving Break⭐

Wednesday, November 24-26

⭐AAP Information Night⭐

Friday, November 30, 5 pm

⭐ESOL Parent Coffee⭐

Friday, December 10,  9:45 am
Click here to join

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

🌟Outstanding Employee Awards 🌟

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🌟Outstanding Employee Awards🌟

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, 🔗please complete the nomination through this Google form link 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 link 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); librarians are included in this category

🌟Outstanding New Principal🌟

Eligibility: Has up to 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

🌟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 

The deadline to submit a nomination is October 29th - November 12th.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Paska Negro at [email protected]

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Wise Words 11/5

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Book Fair 

🌟 Parking on Shreve Road

🌟 Verify PTA Directory

🌟 ESOL Parent Coffee

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Community clinics and local pediatricians have started administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11. FCPS asked local pediatricians to talk about some of the questions families have about the vaccine. In this short video  we learn how the vaccine works and its safety.

Want a say in the development of the school calendar? FCPS will be holding a virtual Calendar Development Webinar on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m., on Zoom to discuss how the 2022-23 school year calendar is being developed, and for participants to provide feedback on a series of questions related to this process.

FCPS is offering this community engagement opportunity in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

Please register online to attend the Calendar Development Webinar and indicate if you will need an interpreter. You will receive the webinar link on November 8, from “Office of Communication and Community Relations.”

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, 🔗please complete the nomination through this Google form link 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 link 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); librarians are included in this category

🌟Outstanding New Principal🌟

Eligibility: Has up to 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

🌟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 

The deadline to submit a nomination is October 29th - November 12th.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Paska Negro at [email protected]

Shrevewood Book Fair

SWES BOOK FAIR 11/15-11/19

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Shrevewood the week of November 15 through November 19!

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to help run our book fair! Please view this sign up if you are interested in helping out. Thank you!

School Day Shopping

Students will be able to shop the book fair when they come to library with their class during their regular school day schedule. Check with your child’s specials schedule.

Set Up an e-Wallet!

*A safe and simple way to add funds for your child to shop. Click here to access e-wallet accounts.

Parking on Shreve Road

To ensure student safety, please make sure that students and/or parents are not leaving their cars on Shreve Road.  Please stay in the Kiss and Ride line until you get to the drop off zone.  

Verify PTA Directory Information

The PTA is happy to provide the Shrevewood community with an easy-to-use online directory. You should have received an email asking you to verify your family’s information. Please follow the instructions in that email to ensure that the directory has the most up-to-date information for your family. If you did not receive an email or have any questions, please contact the directory chair at [email protected]. Thank you!

ESOL Parent Coffee Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

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

Save the Date ⭐PTA Meeting⭐

Friday, November 9, 7 pm 

⭐Student 2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, November 11

⭐SWES Book Fair⭐

Monday 11/15- Friday 11/19 

⭐Book Fair- After School Hours⭐

Tuesday, November 16,  5:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, November 18,  5:00-7:00 pm

⭐Thanksgiving Break⭐

Wednesday, November 24-26

⭐AAP Information Night⭐

Friday, November 30, 5 pm

⭐ESOL Parent Coffee⭐

Friday, December 10,  9:45 am
Click here to join

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Wise Words 10/29

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Federal Impact Aid

🌟 Fall Picture Day Retake

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Dismissal Reminders

🌟 Community Review of Basal Instructional Resources

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

This was another fantastic week at Shrevewood!  As the first quarter comes to an end, we already have so much to celebrate together. Our teachers and families are all working together to make this the best year possible. Thank you for all the wonderful messages for Principal appreciation month. I really enjoy our community and your continued support to ensure that Shrevewood is the very best school for your children.

Many students dressed up today for Favorite Book Character Day and they enjoyed a short day with fun activities. We hope that everyone enjoys a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, 🔗please complete the nomination through this Google form link 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 link 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); librarians are included in this category

🌟Outstanding New Principal🌟

Eligibility: Has up to 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

🌟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 

The deadline to submit a nomination is October 29th - November 12th.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Paska Negro at [email protected]

Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, 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 school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Learn more on from this video.  

Fall Picture Day Retake Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

 See the resources before if you missed our AAP Information Sessions: 

September 
Recording and Slides 

October 
Recording and Slides  

Dismissal Reminders

To ensure student safety, please make sure that students and/or parents are not leaving their cars on Shreve Road.  Please stay in the Kiss and Ride line until you get to the drop off zone.  

Community Review of Basal Instructional Resources

Language Arts
Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Science 

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K - 8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

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

Save the Date

 

⭐No School- Teacher Workdays⭐

Monday, November 1
Tuesday, November 2

⭐Impact Aid Forms Due⭐

Friday, November 5

⭐Fall Picture Make Up Day⭐

Friday, November 5

⭐PTA Meeting⭐

Friday, November 9

⭐Student 2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, November 11

⭐AAP Information Night⭐

Friday, November 30, 5pm

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Wise Words 10/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Dunking DeSmyter Video

🌟 Federal Impact Aid

🌟 Storybook Character Day

🌟 Fall Picture Day Retake

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

As we close out our Digital Citizenship Spirit Week, we want to thank everyone for their participation! We also want to make sure all families are aware of a website called Common Sense Media. This website is a resources for families that provides reviews of movies, books, apps, and games, as well as helpful articles and tips for helping students navigate the digital world. Check it out here!

As you consider purchasing devices for your students at home, there are many resources out there to help. Here are a compilation of many resources that you might find helpful.

The key to helping our students stay safe and make good choices in the digital world is having a shared responsibility between home and school! Thank you for being a support to your children!

Katie and I would also like to thank you for your continued support of our school.  During the Armchair Fundraiser we were able to raise over $18,000 for Shrevewood.  We are so excited to be able to use these funds to support instruction for all students.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Dunking DeSmyter Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, 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 school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Learn more on from this video.  

SWES Storybook Character Day Fall Picture Day Retake Student Rights & Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians please review this year’s SR&R document online click here

Print copies are not yet available, and we will have a limited supply for those who request a paper copy.  To request a paper copy, please email Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal ([email protected]).

We also encourage you to review the Quick Guide that provides summarized information specific to the elementary level. 

After reviewing these documents, please complete the acknowledgement form in SIS Parent VUE.  If you need to create a Parent VUE account, please click here

If you would like to complete a paper version of the acknowledgement form, please click here, print, sign and return to school by October 29, 2021. 

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

              If you missed our AAP Information Session on September 28, please review the slides and the recording.  You’ll hear about the levels of services provided to all of our students at Shrevewood ES.    

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher) at [email protected].

Click here to access Level IV Screening Meeting on Tuesday, October 26th. 

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

Save the Date

 

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Tuesday, October 26, 5:00 pm 

Click here to access meeting

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Storybook Character Day⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Impact Aid Forms Due⭐

Friday, November 5

⭐Fall Picture Make Up Day⭐

Friday, November 5

⭐Student 2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, November 11

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Wise Words 10/15

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Digital Citizenship Spirit Week 

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

🌟Federal Impact Aid

🌟 Storybook Character Day

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Britepaths Financial Empowerment 

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We had another busy week of learning! It was great to see many families at our PTA meeting earlier this week. We are so grateful for our supportive Shrevewood PTA Board and all the parent volunteers. Our school and community partnership is one of the things that makes Shrevewood so special!

As you might know, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Click here to apply.

Lastly, we want to thank our staff, students, and families for continuing to follow the health and safety mitigation strategies. We have seen a drastic decrease in our COVID numbers this week and we appreciate your partnership and dedication to keeping your children safe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

Next week, October 18 - 22, is Digital Citizenship Week! During this week, we take the time to review what it means to be safe, responsible, and respectful when using technology. This year’s theme is Social Emotional Well Being. At Shrevewood we will be celebrating by having a Spirit Week, sharing on the morning news and learning all about digital citizenship and wellness in morning meeting.  

Check out the plan for the week below! 

If you are on Twitter, we'd love to see pictures of your kids participating in our Spirit Week! Just be sure to use the hashtag #FCPSdigcit and tag @ShevewoodES.

Armchair Fundraiser Update

We did it! We raised $17,773 …surpassing our goal! We will Dunk Mr. DeSmyter next Friday, October 22. Look for details on our website on how you can watch! The final raffle winners who get a chance to throw a ball to dunk the principal are:

Raya B.           Atemi A.        Harrison P. 

Eva R.             Emelia P.       Grace B. 

Byron               Oden A.          Sahil D. 

Minhlong H.      Lula Q.      Aymeric P.      Dayton B.     Henry T.     Mia R. 

Olivia R. 

Thank you to all the families who donated. We are always blown away by the generosity of our community. Your donations will go right back into our school community supporting programming and learning for our kids. 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Federal Impact Aid

The completion of the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid is critical for FCPS to obtain its share of federal funds. Surveys were sent home with students this week! Please fill and return to school by November 5th!

Please keep in mind when completing & submitting forms:

  • Section 1 or 2 must be filled in COMPLETELY or the Section 3 checkbox must be marked.
  • Signature and Date are a MUST!
  • The date must be on or after October 8, 2021.
  • No faxes or copies are allowed. Originals only.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Giuliani, [email protected].

SWES Storybook Character Day Student Rights & Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians please review this year’s SR&R document online click here

Print copies are not yet available, and we will have a limited supply for those who request a paper copy.  To request a paper copy, please email Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal ([email protected]).

We also encourage you to review the Quick Guide that provides summarized information specific to the elementary level. 

After reviewing these documents, please complete the acknowledgement form in SIS Parent VUE.  If you need to create a Parent VUE account, please click here

If you would like to complete a paper version of the acknowledgement form, please click here, print, sign and return to school by October 29, 2021. 

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

              If you missed our AAP Information Session on September 28, please review the slides and the recording.  You’ll hear about the levels of services provided to all of our students at Shrevewood ES.    

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher) at [email protected].

Britepaths Financial Empowerment

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo) are offering many services by phone and internet (eg. Zoom, Google) in the interest of safety during COVID-19. Here is a list of free virtual one-on-one consulting and workshops to help with your personal finances, job search and more, and how to access them:

Virtual Classes/Workshops

Call 703.704.6101, email [email protected], or Click Here to register

  • 5 y 19 octubre: Talleres Finanzas y Crecimiento Profesional, Martes de 6:30-7:30p, con AHC Inc. haga clic aquí
  • Oct. 7: Is Bankruptcy Right for You? Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia Click Here
  • Oct. 12 & 26: Personal Finance & Career Building Workshops, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30p, with AHC, Inc. Click Here
  • Oct. 20: Free Legal Assistance Wednesdays, 6-8p, with Fairfax Law Foundation, also offered Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 Click Here
  • Oct. 20: Credit Report Review Clinic, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30p, also offered Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 Click Here 
  • Oct. 21: Tax Debt Relief Clinic, Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, also offered Nov. 18 & Dec. 16 Click Here

One-on-One, Confidential Consulting

  • Financial Coaching: Speak confidentially with a volunteer financial coach over the phone or Internet. Call 703.704.6101, email [email protected], or Click Here to register. Click Here for Information.
  • Workforce/Job Readiness Coaching: Free, confidential consulting to help you refresh your resume, polish your interviewing skills and more via phone or internet. Contact Sally Meyer at [email protected].  Click Here for Information.
  • Small Business Consulting: Schedule a confidential appointment to speak with a professional who will provide guidance with emergency loans, help create a business plan and develop effective strategies. Call 703.704.6101, email [email protected], or Click Here to register.
  • Tax Preparation Consulting: Available by appointment. Preparation of prior year tax returns, amendments, counseling on tax issues. For tax filing assistance, must have access to a computer to complete TurboTax filing. Call 703.704.6101 or email [email protected] to schedule.
  • NEW: Food Entrepreneur Consulting: Available by appointment, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 703.704.6101, email [email protected], or Click Here to register. Flyer: Englishespañol

Career Training :

Avenues to Career Training (ACT) Healthcare is a free virtual eight-week training session that includes job-readiness skills with the enrichment of math, reading and writing that are contextualized for healthcare for Fairfax County residents. Click Here for Information on ACT-Health. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

britepaths.org

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

Save the Date

 

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Spirit Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐Pumpkin Decorating Contest⭐

October 18-20

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Storybook Character Day⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Impact Aid Form⭐

Friday, November 5

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Wise Words 10/8

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 PTA Meeting

🌟 Updated FCPS Care Room Guidance

🌟 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

🌟 VGA Testing Makeups

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Connecting Parents & School

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

Many of you already know that we have had an increase in positive COVID cases in the last two weeks here at Shrevewood. Katie and I have been working extremely hard to answer your questions and provide you with the information that you need. We continue to evaluate our practices here and adjust as we gather feedback from our community and our teachers. At this time, we are not seeing specific trends with the data. The cases here in the last two weeks have been sporadic. 

Below you will find some helpful links that will provide you with the answers to many of your frequently asked questions:

FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Document for 2021-22

Pause, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing

StreamIN/CheckIN

We wanted to also give you some updates on some of the adjustments that we have made specifically to Shrevewood’s COVID safety protocols:

  • Suggesting that students wear mask while at recess
  • Change in cafeteria seating to ensure at least 6 feet between all students
  • Teachers are only pulling 3 students at a time for small group instruction
  • Students are spaced at least 3 feet apart on the carpet, and the whole class is not on the carpet at one time

In closing, with the increase in cases in our school and community, we are asking our families to be mindful of the safety mitigation strategies that you are practicing at home in order to keep your children safe. This is a community effort to keep our students in school. On Tuesday at our virtual PTA meeting, we will provide additional details and information, and also have time for you to ask any other questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Armchair Fundraiser Update

Just about a week left to reach our goal! We need to raise $15,000 by Friday, October 15 in order to DUNK DESMYTER on October 22 and we are getting so close! We have raised $12, 848 as of this morning!. Remember to DONATE TODAY to help us reach our goal and to have a chance to win in the last raffle to have a chance to throw the ball that soaks the principal!

The winners of the raffle this week who will have their names on the marquee are: 

Name

Grade

Teacher

Mariia K.

Pre-K

Knittle

Carter M.

4th Grade

Tucker

Keira B.

3rd Grade

Fields

Katerina D.

2nd Grade

Grey

Kirin H.

4th Grade

Tucker

Andrés P.

6th Grade

Ice

Meera P.

3rd Grade

Jang

Olivia B.

5th Grade

Barnes

Harrison T.

1st Grade

Park

Haley R.

4th Grade

Tucker

Samantha S.

4th Grade

Murphy

Ailee C.

Kindergarten

Wilson

Colton Z.

3rd Grade

Mahon

Gerald M.

Kindergarten

Marx

Ian B.

3rd Grade

Acar

Nathan F.

3rd Grade

Acar

Shivam V.

5th Grade

Machler

Brandon W.

2nd Grade

Ribeiro

Francesca P.

Kindergarten

Crow

Callie A.

3rd Grade

Fields

 

If we reach our $15,000 goal by October 15, we will DUNK DESMYTER on October 22! All donations will be entered into raffles for breakfast with the principal, your name on the marquee, or a chance to throw a ball to dunk the principal. Raffle winners will be announced each Friday!

PTA Meeting

Join us October 12 at 7PM for our Monthly PTA meeting! We will hear an update and have our questions answered from our Administrative team about Shrevewood's COVID safety procedures. Join here

Venga a la segunda reunión mensual de los padres el 12 de octubre a las 7:00. Escucharemos una actualización sobre los procedimientos de seguridad del COVID de Shrevewood y nuestro equipo administrativo responderá nuestras preguntas. El enlace aparecerá AQUÍ

Updated: FCPS Guidance for Student Sent Home with COVID-like Illness

Please review the updated guidance from FCPS for students who are sent home from the CARE Room with COVID-like illness:

FCPS GUIDANCE FOR STUDENT SENT HOME FROM THE CARE ROOM WITH COVID-like ILLNESS 

Please note that students may return to school if their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND:

  • The family has provided documentation of a negative COVID-19 test (home COVID tests are accepted for return-to-school clearance). PCR and rapid COVID-19 tests are acceptable. It is recommended that a lab verified test be provided, OR
  • The family has provided a note from their healthcare provider after a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing them to return to school.
VGA Testing Makeups

Students in grades 3-6 who were absent for their Math and/or Reading Virginia Growth Assessment will be tested during our makeup testing sessions on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14. Please email Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal, at [email protected] with any questions.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians please review this year’s SR&R document online click here

Print copies are not yet available, and we will have a limited supply for those who request a paper copy.  To request a paper copy, please email Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal ([email protected]).

We also encourage you to review the Quick Guide that provides summarized information specific to the elementary level. 

After reviewing these documents, please complete the acknowledgement form in SIS Parent VUE.  If you need to create a Parent VUE account, please click here

If you would like to complete a paper version of the acknowledgement form, please click here, print, sign and return to school by October 29, 2021. 

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

              If you missed our AAP Information Session on September 28, please review the slides and the recording.  You’ll hear about the levels of services provided to all of our students at Shrevewood ES.    

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher) at [email protected].

Connecting Parents & School 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

Save the Date

 

⭐Student Holiday- No School⭐

Monday, October 11

⭐Virtual FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

Google Meet Link

⭐Virtual PTA Meeting⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm

⭐VGA Makeup Testing⭐

October 13-14

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 Before and After School Programs this Fall

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Armchair Fundraiser Update

Thank you Shrevewood families! We are well on our way to our goal and DUNKING Mr. DeSmyter. As of today, we have raised $5,390! Remember to DONATE TODAY to help us reach our goal! Have you sent the link to your family and friends? Consider if they would like to support your child’s school as well! Every donation gets us closer to our GOAL! And don’t forget EVERY donation is entered into our prize raffles. The winners from the Week 1 Drawing (Breakfast with Mr. DeSmyter, Date TBD) are:

 

Eli B.

2nd Grade

Hearin

Ariadna C.

4th Grade

Aby

William K.

1st Grade

Gillespie

James Cooper K.

1st Grade

Dolenz

Finn R.

4th Grade

Tucker

Caleb S.

3rd Grade

Acar

Taina C.

1st Grade

Strickland

Caen J.

6th Grade

Malave

Liave J.

1st Grade

Strickland

Sophie B.

4th Grade

Tucker

Graeme

1st Grade

Strickland

James

6th Grade

Carroll

Declan K.

1st Grade

Park

Oliver H.

4th Grade

Cohen

Jeannette M.

Kindergarten

Crow/Carriker

UNG L.

4th Grade

Cohen

Mabel B.

1st Grade

Gillespie

Gracen M.

Kindergarten

Pinkerton

Jasper D.

5th Grade

Barnes

Jadon E.

3rd Grade

Fields

 

If we reach our $15,000 goal by October 15, we will DUNK DESMYTER on October 22! All donations will be entered into raffles for breakfast with the principal, your name on the marquee, or a chance to throw a ball to dunk the principal. Raffle winners will be announced each Friday!

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 3rd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Parents and Guardians please review this year’s SR&R document online click here

Print copies are not yet available, and we will have a limited supply for those who request a paper copy.  To request a paper copy, please email Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal ([email protected]).

We also encourage you to review the Quick Guide that provides summarized information specific to the elementary level. 

After reviewing these documents, please complete the acknowledgement form in SIS Parent VUE.  If you need to create a Parent VUE account, please click here

If you would like to complete a paper version of the acknowledgement form, please click here, print, sign and return to school by October 29, 2021. 

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done ([email protected]). 

              If you missed our AAP Information Session on September 28, please review the slides and the recording.  You’ll hear about the levels of services provided to all of our students at Shrevewood ES.    

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done (Advanced Academics Resource Teacher) at [email protected].

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

Save the Date

 

⭐VGA Testing ⭐

October 5 & 7

⭐Student Holiday- No School⭐

Monday, October 11

⭐FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

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

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