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Principal Message

You can be expecting an email on Monday, April 13th from your child's teacher about the grade level distance learning plan for the week.  Each week you will have information about access to Blackboard, Google Classroom, choice boards and any other instructional resources needed.  In the email, you will also get an overview of the instructional focus for the week.  We look forward to our first day of Distance Learning on Tuesday, April 14.  

Shrevewood Distance Learning Schedule

Please click on the image below or access the Shrevewood Distance Learning Schedule here.  

FCPS Distance Learning Plan

FCPS is embarking on a four-tiered approach to distance learning that will begin officially following Spring Break. All work and assignments are currently optional and will not receive a grade. Our priority is to offer continued learning opportunities to all our students for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Part 1: Weekly Learning Packets

Be expecting weekly learning packets, these will continue for the remainder of the school year, all elementary students will receive a weekly learning packet in the U.S. Mail. These packets were created centrally, but teachers may reference them when new learning begins on April 14. Students are encouraged to work on these packets at home next week and beyond as independent practice.

Part 2: Virtual Teaching

Our staff has been working this week to develop a plan for ongoing instruction of our students.  Classroom teachers and specialists will be either teaching live through sites like Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or recording themselves teaching and posting links to the videos following Spring Break. More detailed information, as well as a daily schedule, will be shared next week by your child's classroom teacher.  When possible, teachers are being recommended to record any live instruction and share links with the students on blackboard so students who cannot join live may view another time. Our plan is that core instruction (community building, language arts, and math) will begin first and we will layer in additional learning opportunities as a school overtime.

Part 3:  Channel 21 Programming

Like mentioned above, our FCPS cable television channels are now broadcasting learning activities. New instructional videos are being recorded and will be added to the programming lineup shortly. Students can watch on their TV through Channel 21 or can use these links to view building level instructional programming. Channel 21 includes elementary school programmingChannel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

Part 4: Staff Office Hours

Beginning April 14, all staff will have regular virtual office hours to be available to answer student and parent questions in real-time. Staff will explore various methods of communication and accessibility for office hours and will communicate through email and post their schedule on blackboard

Advanced Academics Update Parent Access- Blackboard

If you are looking to access Parent View on SIS or Blackboard but, you haven't created an account,  click on this link to create an account through the FCPS FASTeam.  Blackboard has many great resources for your students to access during their time off.  Remember, students can access Blackboard with their FCPS username and password. 

Positivity Project- Family, Excellence, Relationships

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Wise Words 3/30

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Principal Message

Good Morning Shrevewood Family,

I just want to give you some information to start the week as our staff begins the training to transition to distance learning. First, thank you to everyone for your participation in our Virtual Spirit Week last week! I enjoyed all photos, those shared by teachers and those posted to Twitter. These small acts helped us feel connected as a community.

We are all adjusting to our new reality since the governor made his announcement on Monday.  FCPS is working OVERTIME to get distance learning ready for our students, staff, and parents.  We recognize the complications moving forward with distance learning and Shrevewood ES wants to be sure everyone is ready, supported, and has access as we embark on this new learning for all of us. Below this letter, please continue reading for additional understand around the difference between continuity of learning (through Spring Break) and distance learning (beginning April 14).

I ask you to be patient with our staff as we transition to teaching virtually – this experience is new for all of us and I am instructing the staff to go slow. I also want to remind parents that distance learning is not equal to the instruction provided during a typical school day. 

The health and safety of our staff and community is our top priority. Thank you for everything you have done to support Shrevewood ES and our community during this incredible time. 

Lastly, we will begin our laptop distribution this Thursday starting at 12 pm. If you have fill out the survey below, you will be receiving a phone call this week from a staff member to set up an appointment to come to Shrevewood ES to pick up a laptop for your student(s) in grades 3-6 only.

Stay safe and we miss you all!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Technology Needs

Here is a link to a survey that we have created to determine the needs of household access for distance learning. Please respond as soon as possible.  We would appreciate a response by the end of the day and will be reaching out to families we do not hear from on Monday.

Parent Access- Blackboard

If you are looking to access Parent View on SIS or Blackboard but, you haven't created an account,  click on this link to create an account through the FCPS FASTeam.  Blackboard has many great resources for your students to access during their time off.  Remember, students can access Blackboard with their FCPS username and password. 

Continuity of Learning

The guidance to date provided by the Virginia Department of Education is that since school divisions cannot ensure equity in access, student instructional assignments should not be required or graded during the closure. FCPS has provided families with centralized resources to support continuity of learning. These activities can be accessed through the FCPS 24-7 and are available on the FCPS Website. When anyone logs on to FCPS 24-7 they will see a Continuity of Learning module that has links to resources for elementary students as well as resources for middle and high school students.

Ms. Paska has worked to create simple ways for our families to access digital resources. Check out these two pages devoted to distance learning resources and links. Finally, our FCPS cable television channels are now broadcasting learning activities. New instructional videos are currently being recorded and will be added to the programming lineup shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programmingChannel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

Distance Learning Plan

FCPS is embarking on a four-tiered approach to distance learning that will begin officially following Spring Break. All work and assignments are currently optional and will not receive a grade. Our priority is to offer continued learning opportunities to all our students for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Part 1: Weekly Learning Packets

Beginning Monday, March 30 and continuing for the remainder of the school year, all elementary students will receive a weekly learning packet in the U.S. Mail. These packets were created centrally, but teachers may reference them when new learning begins on April 14. Students are encouraged to work on these packets at home next week and beyond as independent practice.

Part 2: Virtual Teaching

Our staff has been working this week to develop a plan for ongoing instruction of our students.  Classroom teachers and specialists will be either teaching live through sites like Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or recording themselves teaching and posting links to the videos following Spring Break. More detailed information, as well as a daily schedule, will be shared next week by your child's classroom teacher.  When possible, teachers are being recommended to record any live instruction and share links with the students on blackboard so students who cannot join live may view another time. Our plan is that core instruction (community building, language arts, and math) will begin first and we will layer in additional learning opportunities as a school overtime.

Part 3:  Channel 21 Programming

Like mentioned above, our FCPS cable television channels are now broadcasting learning activities. New instructional videos are being recorded and will be added to the programming lineup shortly. Students can watch on their TV through Channel 21 or can use these links to view building level instructional programming. Channel 21 includes elementary school programmingChannel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming.

Part 4: Staff Office Hours

Beginning April 14, all staff will have regular virtual office hours to be available to answer student and parent questions in real-time. Staff will explore various methods of communication and accessibility for office hours and will communicate through email and post their schedule on blackboard.

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Wise Words 3/27

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Principal Message Technology Needs

Here is a link to a survey that we have created to determine the needs of household access for distance learning. Please respond as soon as possible.  We would appreciate a response by the end of the day and will be reaching out to families we do not hear from on Monday.

Parent Access- Blackboard

If you are looking to access Parent View on SIS or Blackboard but, you haven't created an account,  click on this link to create an account through the FCPS FASTeam.  Blackboard has many great resources for your students to access during their time off.  Remember, students can access Blackboard with their FCPS username and password. 

Department of Family Services Positivity Project

So, why does humor matter? For individuals, humor has important health benefits, both mental and physical. Humor stretches the mind to look at things from different perspectives, keeping people mentally agile and alert. Making people laugh also produces positive emotions and happiness for the initiator. And, when people are on the receiving end of humor, they also receive many benefits.  Scientists have shown that laughter reduces stress, promotes connection with other people, and can even improve focus. Laughter is contagious and bonds us to other people.

Humor plays an important role in helping groups of people rise above difficult circumstances and boost moral. It removes us from our present difficulties by easing tension and making life more fun. This is why athletic teams often need a jokester to help them get through tough losses and early morning fitness sessions. On a larger societal level, humor often helps downtrodden groups find cohesion and strength. This is why Simon Wiesenthal said, “Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed smile at the situation that pains them.”

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Wise Words 3/23

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Dear Shrevewood Family,

I know many of you watched the news conference as Governor Northam announced that our schools would be closed for the remainder of this school year.  My heart is heavy at the thought of such an extended time away from this community.  I am at a loss for words to comfort you, yet please know that we are still highly committed to our work as educators and we are diligently working on the next steps to be ready for distance learning.

Please offer us your patience and understanding as we, like each of you, navigate uncharted waters.  In the upcoming days, we will start a new chapter in public education together as a professional learning community.  There will be a big learning curve that we will navigate together!

As we embark on this new "remote learning" mission, I am asking you to share with our teachers the gift of patience and understanding. Our staff have had very little time to prepare, yet they are professionals who are adjusting, adapting and learning to do whatever is necessary to create meaningful learning experiences for our children. As you know, learners need to feel comfortable taking risks as they try out new skills.  Our teachers work diligently to create a classroom environment that supports students as they take risks with their new learning.  

We love our children and we are ready for this challenge.  We will be bringing our absolute best and we will all learn so much together through this new challenge. 

Take care and know that I am working to support our students, staff, and community.  Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. And remember, Shrevewood is about Family, Excellence, and Relationships!

 

Sincerely,

 

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal

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Wise Words: Spirit Week

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Digital Spirit Week

Join us this week to show our Shrevewood Pride!  Please take a picture and post it on Twitter.  Make sure that you Tweet @ShrevewoodES! If you don't have a Twitter and would like to send a picture, please email one to Kim Paska at kpaska@fcps.edu.  We can't wait to see your Shrevewood Pride!  

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Wise Words 3/20

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Principal Message Parent Access- Blackboard

If you are looking to access Parent View on SIS or Blackboard but, you haven't created an account,  click on this link to create an account through the FCPS FASTeam.  Blackboard has many great resources for your students to access during their time off.  Remember, students can access Blackboard with their FCPS username and password. 

Positivity Project

So, why does fairness matter? For individuals, cultivating the character strength of fairness is correlated with highly desirable developmental outcomes. It helps people to become trustworthy friends, responsible citizens, and generally moral people.

Fairness is also essential for the good of the group. As individuals develop the capacity for moral reason they often find a strengthening of: the aptitude for self-reflection; self-awareness and self-confidence; and perspective taking (i.e. the ability to “put themselves in another’s shoes”). When taken together, these skills significantly enhance a person’s ability to solve interpersonal and group relationship problems.

 

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Parent View & Read-A-Thon

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SIS Parent View

If you are looking to access Parent View on SIS or Blackboard but, you haven't created an account,  click on this link to create an account through the FCPS FASTeam.  Blackboard has many great resources for your students to access during their time off.  Remember, students can access Blackboard with their FCPS username and password. 

Read- A- Thon

Shrevewood Families:

We're having a READ-A-THON to raise money to help our school! This engaging spring fundraising event was set to launch during school on Monday...but since we're away from Shrevewood for a while, we're firing our thrusters to point us in a new direction...to continue our Read-A-Thon—AT HOME! 

Let's SHOOT FOR THE MOON, Shrevewood!

 

WHAT DO PARENTS NEED TO DO FOR READ-A-THON?

  1. Go to the Read-A-Thon website www.read-a-thon.com/readers to activate your students account and set up a 

        Reader Page profile using the Individualized Student Reader code that is provided on their Take-Home Sheet* 

        that was sent home in your child's Thursday folder.

  1. Use the easy online tools to tell family and friends about our Read-A-Thon and ask for one-time 

        flat donations to support our read-a-thon and help our school raise money! There is no minimum and all 

        donations are welcome! 

  1. Encourage your child to track and log their own at-home reading sessions online during the Read-A-Thon 

        (March 16-27), using the easy online tools on their Reader Page! Encourage students to read as much as they can!

 

REWARDS:

  • EVERY student who creates a Reader Page profile will receive a cool SPACE-THEMED BOOKMARK!—

        no donations are necessary in order to earn a bookmark!

  • Other prizes will be announced periodically throughout the two-week Read-a-Thon by grade level, class, and/or 

        individual participation based on reader minutes and/or donations. These special motivational “contests” will be 

        announced on our SHREVEWOOD PTA FACEBOOK PAGE! (Prizes earned will be distributed upon our return 

        to school in April!)

 

*Questions—or need a Student Reader Code? Please contact Michelle Thompson, Shrevewood Read-a-Thon Chair at michelle2273@yahoo.com

 

THANK YOU for supporting our SHREVEWOOD READ-A-THON!

 

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Monday Materials Pick-Up & Laptop Info

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Dear Shrevewood Families: 

 

These are certainly unprecedented times.  As outlined by Dr. Brabrand, we will be closed for an extended period of time in the interest of greater public health. Please take this time to take care of yourselves and loved ones.  Know that our students are in the forefront of our minds.  Below are some important updates.  Please remember, for the most updated information, visit the FCPS website at www.fcps.edu.

  

The Virginia Department of Education has recommended that all public school systems provide continuity of learning programming for the next three weeks. FCPS will promote digital and online resources to FCPS students that will help student learning continue. This work will not be required nor graded.  As our teachers do not have the workday as planned on Monday, additional time will be needed to create and post class-specific plans.  For now, FCPS is recommending using the electronic resources already available to families to keep students engaged with their learning and practicing already-learned skills.  We will continue to communicate as new distance learning opportunities become available.    

Shrevewood Operations for Monday, March 16

A limited number of laptops will be available for pickup for grades 3-6 only by families that have indicated a need using our survey form.  If you have indicated that you need a device for your child, please plan on picking up the device at Shrevewood between 3:00pm and 5:30pm. If you need a device and have not communicated that to us, please fill out the survey. We have been assigned times by FCPS to allow for our limited staff resources to be stretched between schools.

Essential items may also be collected between 12pm and 5:30pm this day. We will also have the library open for check out.  Please plan on spending no more than 10 minutes with your child selecting books.  

Food Services Plan

The Food Services team has done a tremendous job mobilizing “grab and go” meals for our highest need communities. The closest school site for Shrevewood is Graham Road Elementary School (2831 Graham Road, Falls Church, VA 22042).  These meals are free for any FCPS student (no age restriction) and are available to adults for $2.00. 

 

There are resources in the community, these can be found at the bottom of that page. 

 

If your family needs additional support, please reach out directly to me Joshua DeSmyter, jjdesmyter@fcps.edu,our school counselor, Ashley Mangan, ammangan@fcps.edu,or our social worker, Molly Buchanan, mabuchanan@fcps.edu

 

Internet Access

Comcast is providing free internet to low-income families.  More information is available here. 

 

Cable Channels – Continuity of Learning

Instructional videos are being developed/recorded by FCPS Instructional Services and will be added into the lineup as they are available.

Channel 21 (HD 1021) is Elementary Programming, www.fcps.edu/tv for Live Streaming

Channel 25 (HD 1025) is Middle School Programming, www.ebmcdn.net/fcps/ch25.htm

Channel 99 is High School Programming, www.ebmcdn.net/fcps/ch99.htm

 

SACC

  • SACC will be closed for the weeks of March 16th and March 23rd.  SACC plans to offer an additional week of Spring Break services at consolidated sites the week of March 30th; and plans to offer regularly scheduled Spring Break services the week of April 6th. The system for registration for the weeks of March 30 and April 6th will be communicated to all SACC families.

How can YOU help during this time?

Links to support you during this time

Please know that I am thinking of each you - your families and children.  Being away from you for this long is hard yet the health and well being of our children, families and staff are of the utmost importance.  I'll continue to send updates as I have more information to share.  Feel free to email me with questions you may have.

 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal

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Wise Words COVID-19 Update

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Dear Shrevewood Family,

The Shrevewood ES building will be open on Monday, March 16 to allow students and staff the ability to gather materials and belongings, if needed. We know that many of you have questions about how this will work for our community. 

We will be sharing more details with you on Sunday morning about picking up any materials and checking out technology, if needed. We are so proud of our school for rallying together for the support and safety of our community. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter
Principal

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Wise Words 3/13

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March 13, 2020

Good Morning Shrevewood Family,

I know many of you have questions about what the next few weeks will be looking like for your children.  As FCPS communicated earlier this week, they have been working on a plan for distance learning.  Though we have never implemented a distance learning plan, a Shrevewood ES team spent the last two days working on what that could look like and will continue to do so today.  FCPS will be putting out more guidance about the phases of the plan and what the support will look like.  Please continue to read Dr. Brabrand’s and FCPS’ communication as those contain the most up to date information.

Here is a link to a survey that we have created to determine the needs of household access for distance learning.   Please respond as soon as possible.  We would appreciate a response by the end of the day and will be reaching out to families we do not hear from on Monday.

The office will be open today from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Once we know what Monday will look like we will communicate those office hours as well. Please know that in the next few days, we will be communicating to you our Shrevewood specific plan for distance learning.  

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter
Principal

 

PTA- Bingo Night

We are sad to announce that Bingo Night is canceled. We want to be proactive and keep everyone healthy and feel that this is the best for our community. We want to thank the Bingo committee for all of their hard work leading up to this night. We will be administering refunds for pre-purchased items, but we ask that you are patient with the process. If you have any questions please contact ptaboardshrevewood@gmail.com

Positivity Project- Love of Learning

So, why does love of learning matter?

Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.

On a group level, love of learning is crucial. The best leaders have an insatiable desire to learn. It’s love of learning that compelled Benjamin Franklin to fly a kite and make significant advances in electricity. It’s love of learning that led Nelson Mandela to study Afrikaans - the language of his oppressors - and read a smuggled copy of Shakespeare, while locked in Robben Prison. And it’s only by learning and experimenting that we continue to grow.

Shrevewood Spotlight- Take a Look Inside Math Workshop Read-A-Thon

The Countdown to Read-A-Thon has begun...so get ready to BLAST OFF with our Shrevewood PTA Spring Fundraiser! This exciting, two-week Read-A-Thon fundraising event (March 16th-March 27th) will encourage our students' reading efforts while raising money to help our school—at the same time!

More information on how to register your reader online and reach out to family and friends for donations was sent home in your student's THURSDAY Folder 

Digital Citizenship Night Week at a Glance

Monday, March  16

  • Teacher Work Day- No School for Students 

Tuesday, March 17 

  • Read- A- Thon

Wednesday, March 18

  • Read-A-Thon

Thursday, March 19

  • Read- A- Thon

Friday, March 20 

  • Read- A- Thon
  • Spring Picture Day 

 

Save the Date

April 13, 2020

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 2-4 

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COVID- 19 Shrevewood Update

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Dear Shrevewood Family, 

 

We know that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind.  Please know that Shrevewood Elementary School is following all of the guidelines put in place by FCPS in conjunction with the Health Department.  If you have not been reading the communication from Dr. Brabrand, please do so as it contains the most up to date information.  In an effort to keep the information up to date and streamlined, we have not been repeating or re-sending the information included in those emails.  Here is a link to the FCPS web page dedicated to COVID-19 that is constantly being updated.  We would also encourage you to be careful about the conversations you are having in earshot of your children; we want to ensure we protect them from any information that could be misinterpreted or create anxiety.  

In collaboration with our PTA, we have decided to be proactive and cancel our  BINGO Night on Saturday.  Please know that we want to make sure that we are focusing on the health and safety of our school and the greater Shrevewood community.  

Thank you for supporting our Shrevewood Family!

 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal 

 

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March 6, 2020 Positivity Project- Social Intelligence

So, why does social intelligence matter?

Social intelligence helps individuals build relationships – and is important to numerous aspects of a person’s life. It allows an individual to form friendships and alliances. And, it assists a person against being taken advantage of. People with social intelligence can “read” other people’s faces and know what motivates them. Social intelligence builds over time and as a person ages. In this sense, it is similar to the character strength of perspective.

On a group level, social intelligence is what allows us to function as humans. We are social beings and rely on each other’s cooperation. By understanding ourselves and other people, we can find ways to collaborate for mutual benefit. Strong leaders often possess social intelligence in abundance. In order to motivate people, leaders must form relationships and inspire others to want to do what needs to be done.

Shrevewood Spotlight PTA- Bingo Night

You're Invited!

Shrevewood's Family Bingo Night

Saturday, March 14, 5-8:30pm

Shrevewood Cafeteria & GYM

PRE-PURCHASE YOUR PIZZA, BINGO CARDS, & RAFFLE TICKETS

TODAY! http://shrevewoodelementary.ch2v.com/content.asp?PageID=6

Click here to RSVP to the event and take a sneak peek at the bingo and raffle prize list! http://evite.me/92X9UvzC4G

Read-A-Thon

The Countdown to Read-A-Thon has begun...so get ready to BLAST OFF with our Shrevewood PTA Spring Fundraiser! This exciting, two-week Read-A-Thon fundraising event (March 16th-March 27th) will encourage our students' reading efforts while raising money to help our school—at the same time!

More information on how to register your reader online and reach out to family and friends for donations will be sent home in your student's THURSDAY folder on March 12th! 

Digital Citizenship Night

Marshall Pyramid

 Supporting Students in a Digital World: 

Bridging Technology from Home to School

Kilmer Middle School

March 18, 2020 | 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Join all the Marshall Pyramid schools for this special night! 

This event will provide information for families on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology as well as highlighting what types of learning experiences our students are having in our classrooms.

If your child is in 4th grade or higher, they can join you at this event. Child care will be provided for children ages 5-10.

Are you coming? Do you need childcare for children ages 5 to 10?  Do you need translation?  

Please let us know in this form, so we can plan accordingly.

Evening Agenda
  • 6:15 - 6:30 p.m. - Child Care Drop Off
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Introductions and Keynote
  • 6:50 - 7:15 p.m. - Breakout Session One

Digital Safety | FCPSOn 1:1 in Marshall High School | Healthy Tech Habits | Evaluating Information

  • 7:20 - 7:45 p.m. - Breakout Session Two

Digital Wellness | FCPSOn 1:1 in Marshall High School | Healthy Tech Habits | Evaluating Information| Cyber Security

  • 6:50 - 7:45 p.m. - Marshall Pyramid Share Fair

See how Marshall Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

7:50 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. - Student Panel and Closing

 

We hope to see you there!

Week at a Glance

Monday, March  9

Tuesday, March 10 

  • PTA Meeting, 7 pm 

Wednesday, March 11

Thursday, March 12 

Friday, March 13 

Saturday, March 14 

  • BINGO Night, 5 - 8:30
Save the Date

April 13, 2020

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 2-4 

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February 28, 2020 Read Across America Week Shrevewood Spotlight Shrevewood Art Show PTA Digital Citizenship Night

Marshall Pyramid

 Supporting Students in a Digital World: 

Bridging Technology from Home to School

Kilmer Middle School

March 18, 2020 | 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Join all the Marshall Pyramid schools for this special night! 

This event will provide information for families on how to help students develop a healthy relationship with technology as well as highlighting what types of learning experiences our students are having in our classrooms.

If your child is in 4th grade or higher, they can join you at this event. Child care will be provided for children ages 5-10.

Are you coming? Do you need childcare for children ages 5 to 10?  Do you need translation?  

Please let us know in this form, so we can plan accordingly.

Evening Agenda
  • 6:15 - 6:30 p.m. - Child Care Drop Off
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Introductions and Keynote
  • 6:50 - 7:15 p.m. - Breakout Session One

Digital Safety | FCPSOn 1:1 in Marshall High School | Healthy Tech Habits | Evaluating Information

  • 7:20 - 7:45 p.m. - Breakout Session Two

Digital Wellness | FCPSOn 1:1 in Marshall High School | Healthy Tech Habits | Evaluating Information| Cyber Security

  • 6:50 - 7:45 p.m. - Marshall Pyramid Share Fair

See how Marshall Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

7:50 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. - Student Panel and Closing

 

We hope to see you there!

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 2 

  • Read Across America- Wear a fun hat 

Tuesday, March 3

  • No School 

Wednesday, March 4 

  • Read Across America- Wear funky clothes 

Thursday, March 5 

  • Read Across America- Wear college gear 

Friday, March 6 

  • Read Across America- Wear blue and red 
  • Student Art Show, 5:30-7:30
Save the Date

April 13, 2020

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 2-4 

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February 21, 2020 Positivity Project- Enthusiasm Shrevewood Spotlight Shrevewood Art Show PTA Digital Citizenship Night Literacy Night Week at a Glance

Monday, February 24 

  • Spelling Bee Grades 3-6, 6 pm  

Tuesday, February 25

Wednesday, February 26

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28

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February 14, 2020 Positivity Project Shrevewood Spotlight PTA Digital Citizenship Night Literacy Night Week at a Glance

Monday, February 17 

Tuesday, February 18

Wednesday, February 19 

  • Spelling Bee K-2, 6:00 

Thursday, February 20

  • Science and Engineering Workshop, 4:15 

Friday, February 21

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February 7, 2020 Positivity Project- Love PTA

Check out this video from the Shrevewood PTA informing you about the upcoming Parents Night Out and Silent Auction! 

Shrevewood Spotlight Digital Citizenship Night Literacy Night Week at a Glance

Monday, February 10 

Tuesday, February 11

  • PTA Meeting 7:00 

Wednesday, February 12 

Thursday, February 13

  • Science and Engineering Workshop 4:15-5:15 

Friday, February 14 

  • Clubs & Candid photos day 

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January 31, 2020

Hello Shrevewood Family,

 

We wanted to update you on a staff adjustment in our school. Mary Thweatt, our school librarian, has decided to move into an instructional assistant position for the remainder of the school year. We are excited for Mary and we are glad she has continued to be a apart of our Shrevewood Family.

Instruction will continue in the library with a long-term substitute until we find a great new librarian for Shrevewood ES.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Josh & Tylea 

Visitor Management System

Shrevewood, along with all FCPS schools, use a visitor management system in the main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.  You will need your government issued photo identification (Driver's License, DMV issued ID, Passport, Military ID) each time you enter the building or are on the fields during school hours. 

PTA

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Shrevewood Spotlight

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Digital Citizenship Night Literacy Night Week at a Glance

Monday, February 3

Tuesday, February 4

  • Dining for Dollar at Ledo Pizza, 5-9 

Wednesday, February 5

  • Dining for Dollar at Ledo Pizza, 5-9

Thursday, February 6 

  • Science and Engineering Workshop, 4:15-5:15

Friday, February 7 

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January 24, 2020 Visitor Management System

Shrevewood, along with all FCPS schools, use a visitor management system in the main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day.  You will need your government issued photo identification (Driver's License, DMV issued ID, Passport, Military ID) each time you enter the building or are on the fields during school hours. 

PTA

Check out this video from the Shrevewood PTA informing you about the upcoming Parents Night Out and Silent Auction! 

Shrevewood Spotlight: New Staff Literacy Night Week at a Glance

Monday, January 27

  • Teacher Work Day- No School for Students 

Tuesday, January 28 

  • Teacher Work Day- No School for Students 

Wednesday, January 29

  • Start of Quarter 3

Thursday, January 30 

  • Science & Engineering Workshop, 4:15-5:15

Friday, January 31 

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January 17, 2020 Marshall Pyramid Chorus

The Shrevewood Chorus performed at the Marshall High School Pyramid concert.  These students got to perform alongside singers from Kilmer Middle School and Marshall High School.  Their performance made Shrevewood proud! 

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Shrevewood Science and Engineering Fair 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 

Grades K-6 

Science and Engineering Fair Workshops begin Thursday, January 23rd after school.  

Interested in participating in the science fair but you aren't sure where to begin?  Or you just want to have some dedicated time to focus on your project? Come join us after school in the library to get ready for the 5th annual Shrevewood Science and Engineering Fair.  

Workshop Dates:  January 23 & 3, February 6, 13 & 27, March 12 & 19. 
Time: 4:15-5:15 
Location: Shrevewood Library 

**All students need parent's permission to attend the workshops.  Please look in your Thursday Folder for a printed flyer or click here to complete an online form.   

Inclement Weather Notification

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 20

  • Martin Luther King Jr.  Holiday- No School 

Tuesday, January 21 

Wednesday, January 22 

Thursday, January 23 

  • Science and Engineering Workshop- 4:15-5:15
  • Strings Winter Concert- 7:00 

Friday, January 24 

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January 10, 2020

Dear Shrevewood Family, 

If you have been around Shrevewood this week, you might have already heard the great news.  Our Assistant Principal, Ms. Tylea Holley, is back! Ms. Holley and I were able to go around to every classroom to give her a warm welcome.  Shrevewood is excited to have Ms. Holley back with us!    

We hope that all of our families enjoyed the winter break. We have some wonderful events planned for our community the second part of this school year. If you not completed the parent engagement survey below, please take some time share your voice. We would really appreciate your feedback! 

Please enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter 
Principal 

Family Engagement Survey Science & Engineering Fair

Shrevewood Science and Engineering Fair 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 

Grades K-6 

Interest/Informational Meeting: Thursday, January 16th,  4:15-5:00 in the Library for parents and students 

Science and Engineering Fair Workshops begin Thursday, January 23rd after school.  

Interested in participating in the science fair but you aren't sure where to begin?  Or you just want to have some dedicated time to focus on your project? Come join us after school in the library to get ready for the 5th annual Shrevewood Science and Engineering Fair.  

Workshop Dates:  January 23 & 3, February 6, 13 & 27, March 12 & 19. 
Time: 4:15-5:15 
Location: Shrevewood Library 

**All students need parent's permission to attend the workshops.  Please look in your Thursday Folder for a printed flyer or click here to complete an online form.   

Inclement Weather Notification

When FCPS cancels or delays the opening of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, staff, students, and parents are notified in multiple ways as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS' official Twitter account, @fcpsnews (with the blue check mark), is where you'll first see closing or delay announcements. That's because we've found Twitter to be the fastest, most effective method of disseminating news. Additional communication channels used to announce a delayed opening or closure include FCPS’ public website, email, text, Facebook, local television and radio stations, and Channel 21. Subscribers to the Delayed Openings and School Closings email on News You Choose will also be notified.

Please keep in mind that there may be a delay from the time messages are transmitted to them being received by users. More than 588,000 emails and texts are being transmitted during every weather closure or delay. However, FCPS has no control over how long it takes cell and internet service providers to distribute emails and texts to customers.

Please view FCPS' Weather Cancellation Procedures page for more information on weather closings and delays.   

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 13 

Tuesday, January 14 

Marshall Pyramid Choral Concert 

Wednesday, January 15 

IOWA Testing (6th AAP Math)

Thursday, January 16 

Geography Bee (Second Grade)

Science & Engineering Fair Interest Meeting- 4:15 

Friday, January 17 

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