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November 15, 2019 Positivity Project - Gratitude 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. 

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SHREVEWOOD KISS & RIDE GUIDELINES

Most elementary schools in Fairfax County have established an area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. The Kiss & Ride is separate from the school bus area, which helps schools to avoid problems associated with cars passing buses, or cars parking in bus only zones and fire lanes. It also establishes a pedestrian traffic pattern to keep children safe. Our hope is that if all drivers cooperate with guidelines, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • All cars must follow the designated route for Kiss & Ride. See map below for further details.
  • You must display your Kiss & Ride number that you are assigned in your windshield EVERY DAY at pick up.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into four drop off zones before loading or unloading.
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Keep “good-byes” brief.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat. (Staff members can assist with car doors.)
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading unless directed to do so.
  • Do not park in the Kiss & Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Do not park in the parking lot to load or unload children.
  • All students must wear seatbelts and/or be in a carseat if appropriate. Exit Kiss & Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • As designated by Virginia Law, Shrevewood parking lot is a hands-free cell phone zone.
Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Monday, November 18

  • Fall Book Fair in Library
  • Third Grade Field Trips

Tuesday, November 19

  • Fall Book Fair in Library
  • First Grade Field Trip to the Building Museum

Wednesday, November 20 

  • Fall Book Fair in Library
  • First Grade Field Trip to the Building Museum

Thursday, November 21

  • Fall Book Fair in Library
  • K-2 Thanksgiving Luncheon

Friday, November 22

  • Fall Book Fair in Library
  • 3-6 Thanksgiving Luncheon

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November 8, 2019 Positivity Project Young Innovators Workshop Advanced Academics Thanksgiving Lunch

Click here to RSVP for Thanksgiving Lunch!

Book Fair Square One Art Guided Reading at Shrevewood

Guided reading is an important part of the reading workshop. In guided reading, teachers guide students and provide support as needed. In guided reading, teachers form groups to address the needs of readers in the class, meeting more frequently with students who need more support. Similar to independent reading, each student reads his or her copy of the text from beginning to end. Groups are adjusted based on the progress of each student. 

Guided reading lessons follow this basic structure. 

  • Book introduction: Provide a book introduction to support the construction of meaning prior to the students reading the text. 
  • Students read text: Each student reads his or her own copy of the text. Teachers listen and provide support as needed. 
  • Engage in discussion: The short discussion after a guided reading lesson is an authentic exchange of ideas. 
  • Teaching point: This is a focused piece of instruction based on the needs of the group. 
  • Word study: A short time can be spent on word work related to the text or student needs.

Readers are dynamic, guided reading groups are flexible, and text levels are approximate. A reading level is a tool for teachers; it is not a label that we assign.

Kiss & Ride

SHREVEWOOD KISS & RIDE GUIDELINES

Most elementary schools in Fairfax County have established an area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. The Kiss & Ride is separate from the school bus area, which helps schools to avoid problems associated with cars passing buses, or cars parking in bus only zones and fire lanes. It also establishes a pedestrian traffic pattern to keep children safe. Our hope is that if all drivers cooperate with guidelines, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • All cars must follow the designated route for Kiss & Ride. See map below for further details.
  • You must display your Kiss & Ride number that you are assigned in your windshield EVERY DAY at pick up.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into four drop off zones before loading or unloading.
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Keep “good-byes” brief.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat. (Staff members can assist with car doors.)
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading unless directed to do so.
  • Do not park in the Kiss & Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Do not park in the parking lot to load or unload children.
  • All students must wear seatbelts and/or be in a carseat if appropriate. Exit Kiss & Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • As designated by Virginia Law, Shrevewood parking lot is a hands-free cell phone zone.
Spelling Bee A to Z Directory Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Monday, November 11

  • Veterans Day (not a school holiday)

          Students and staff wear red, white, and blue!

Tuesday, November 12

 

Wednesday, November 13 

 

Thursday, November 14

  • First Grade Field Trip to the National Zoo
  • SCA Spirit Day-Crazy Sock Day
  • Young Innovator Workshop, 6:00-7:15 pm

Friday, November 15

  • Fourth Grade Field Trip to Gunston Hall

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November 1, 2019

Hello Shrevewood Family,

I wanted to share a quick update with our Administration Team.  As you know, Ms. Holley is still out on short term medical leave and she is doing well. As soon as I know her specific return date, I will get the word out to you. In the meantime, I am pleased to let you know that we have a retired FCPS principal, Mrs. Rose, joining our Administration Team until Ms. Holley returns. 

Mrs. Rose is looking forward to her time at Shrevewood.  During her career with FCPS, she was a special education teacher in middle and elementary school before serving as an assistant principal and principal at three different elementary schools.  As an assistant principal in the McLean Pyramid, she and I were colleagues at neighboring schools.  Mrs. Rose is also the parent of four adult children who are all graduates of FCPS.  

When you see her around the building, please give her a warm Shrevewood welcome! 

Thank you, 
Josh DeSmyter 

Positivity Project Thanksgiving Lunch

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Kiss & Ride

SHREVEWOOD KISS & RIDE GUIDELINES

Most elementary schools in Fairfax County have established an area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. The Kiss & Ride is separate from the school bus area, which helps schools to avoid problems associated with cars passing buses, or cars parking in bus only zones and fire lanes. It also establishes a pedestrian traffic pattern to keep children safe. Our hope is that if all drivers cooperate with guidelines, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • All cars must follow the designated route for Kiss & Ride. See map below for further details.
  • You must display your Kiss & Ride number that you are assigned in your windshield EVERY DAY at pick up.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into four drop off zones before loading or unloading.
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Keep “good-byes” brief.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat. (Staff members can assist with car doors.)
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading unless directed to do so.
  • Do not park in the Kiss & Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Do not park in the parking lot to load or unload children.
  • All students must wear seatbelts and/or be in a carseat if appropriate. Exit Kiss & Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • As designated by Virginia Law, Shrevewood parking lot is a hands-free cell phone zone.
Staff Excellence Nominations

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 an employee in one or more categories. 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.

Outstanding Teacher  Outstanding New Teacher  Outstanding New Principal Outstanding Leader  Outstanding Professional Employee  Outstanding Operational Employee

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 4, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Romona Wright at rdwright@fcps.edu

Spelling Bee A to Z Directory Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Monday, November 4 

  • Student Holiday

Tuesday, November 5 

  • Student Holiday 

Wednesday, November 6 

 

Thursday, November 7

 

Friday, November 8 

  • Fall Picture Make Up Day 

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Positivity Project Book Character Day

Does your child have a favorite book?  This year we are asking students to dress up on October 31st for Book Character Day!  This will be a fun day for all students and staff to celebrate our favorite book characters! Please make sure your students are not wearing slippers or masks to school.  We also encourage students to bring in a copy of the book their character is in!  Let's make it a great day! 

Candy & Costumes

Join Mr. DeSmyter and some of the other wonderful Shrevewood Staff for candy! Bring your child dressed up and stop by for some candy from 5:15-6:15 on October 31st.  

Staff Nominations

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 an employee in one or more categories. 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.

Outstanding Teacher  Outstanding New Teacher  Outstanding New Principal Outstanding Leader  Outstanding Professional Employee  Outstanding Operational Employee

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 4, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Romona Wright at rdwright@fcps.edu

Thanksgiving Lunch

You are cordially invited to enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving lunch in the Shrevewood Café  (cafeteria) with your child. Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will have their luncheon on Thursday, November 21, 2019. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades will have their luncheon on Friday, November 22, 2019. Prices for the meals are $4.25 for all adults and guests, and $3.25 for  Shrevewood students. Federal subsidies may only be applied for enrolled students.  All other students who are guests must pay the guest fee.

For your convenience, you will be able to purchase your lunch, receive a name tag, and sign into the office using your ID when you enter the building. Please have exact change.  You must wear the name tag while in the building, and the name tag will inform the cafeteria manager that you have paid for your lunch.

We will follow the schedule listed on the back of this flyer as much as possible (it might vary depending on how quickly we can move classes through the line). Please arrive at least ten to fifteen minutes early to purchase your lunch and sign in at the office.

Reservations forms were sent home.  Please return them by October 31. 

Square 1 Art

By now, you should have received your child’s personalized order form and stickers. I hope you are as excited about your child’s artwork as much as they are!

It’s not too late to order your child’s keepsake art. The order deadline is quickly approaching. Act now to receive *free shipping, which is only available during the fundraiser sale.

Three Easy Ways to Order:

  1. Online: www.Square1Art.com/Shop
  2. Phone: 888-332-3294

Remember, your child’s access code is located on their catalog.

*All orders ship to the school.

Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.

Kiss & Ride

SHREVEWOOD KISS & RIDE GUIDELINES

Most elementary schools in Fairfax County have established an area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. The Kiss & Ride is separate from the school bus area, which helps schools to avoid problems associated with cars passing buses, or cars parking in bus only zones and fire lanes. It also establishes a pedestrian traffic pattern to keep children safe. Our hope is that if all drivers cooperate with guidelines, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • All cars must follow the designated route for Kiss & Ride. See map below for further details.
  • You must display your Kiss & Ride number that you are assigned in your windshield EVERY DAY at pick up.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into four drop off zones before loading or unloading.
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Keep “good-byes” brief.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat. (Staff members can assist with car doors.)
  • Do not pass other cars that are loading or unloading unless directed to do so.
  • Do not park in the Kiss & Ride lane and leave your car unattended.
  • Do not park in the parking lot to load or unload children.
  • All students must wear seatbelts and/or be in a carseat if appropriate.
    Exit Kiss & Ride promptly after loading or unloading children.
  • As designated by Virginia Law, Shrevewood parking lot is a hands-free cell phone zone.
Week at a Glance

Monday, October 28

  • Headstart Field Trip 

Tuesday, October 29

  • Kindergarten Field Trip (Pinkteron & Crow)
  • Fifth Grade Field Trip (Malave & Rush)

Wednesday, October 30

  • Kindergarten Field Trip (Denney & Wilson)
  • Fifth Grade Field Trip (Handy, Machler & Mitchell)

Thursday, October 31

  • Book Character Day
  • Candy & Costumes at Shrevewood,  5:15-6:15

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October 18, 2019

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Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award

We are proud to announce that Shrevewood Elementary School will be recognized with the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award.  This award is for continuing to raise the bar and closing student achievement gaps. Dr. Brabrand and Dr. Ivey will be honoring our school's outstanding performance at a Regional Principals Meeting.  

Book Fair Update

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Book Fair will now take place from November 15 – November 22. This date change will give us an opportunity to provide a variety of time slots for students and families to visit the book fair.  Please contact: Mary Thweatt at mthweatt@fcps.edu to volunteer.  

Positivity Project

Perspective: You appreciate that people see things in different ways.  You have the ability to understand the world from multiple point of views.  

Kiss & Ride

In an effort to make our Kiss & Ride line more efficient and safe for everyone, we have decided to make some adjustments to our current process.

  • Starting next week, each family will receive a number that will be used to identify your vehicle to staff members during the afternoon pick up. You will receive this number in the Kiss and Ride line.
  • A staff member will walk by each car in line and radio the numbers to another staff member in the cafeteria to signal to the students to go outside to their vehicle. Please be sure to have your number visible on your dashboard.
  • On the reverse side of your number, will be list of Kiss and Ride guidelines. We ask that you please read and follow these in order for our process to work as safely as possible.

We understand that there will be adjustment period to our new system, so we welcome any feedback or questions you might have. Do not hesitate to speak to any of the staff members at Kiss & Ride.  Ultimately, we believe working together these adjustments will help meet our goal of having a more efficient and safe Kiss & Ride.  

Staff Nominations

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 an employee in one or more categories. 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.

Outstanding Teacher 
Outstanding New Teacher 
Outstanding New Principal
Outstanding Leader 
Outstanding Professional Employee 
Outstanding Operational Employee

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 4, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Romona Wright at rdwright@fcps.edu

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use. Parents can also choose to sign up to receive text messages from Common Sense Media with Tips for Health Tech Balance (for children ages 3-8).  

Resources and Suggested Activities for Each Day’s Theme

Monday: Families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

Tuesday: Students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. Try some of these ideas:

  • Consider making phone-free zones in your home.
  • Promote better sleep by disconnecting from screens at least one hour before bedtime and charging your phone outside of the bedroom.
  • Change your phone’s notification settings to minimize distractions or try some of these suggestions. 

Wednesday: On this day, students and families are encouraged to think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Encourage students to favor the active use of technology for creation over passive consumption. Try some of these ideas:

  • Use Common Sense Media’s App Reviews to learn about your child’s favorite games and apps and what you might need to teach them in order to use it safely.
  • Students are also encouraged to experiment with computer coding at home. Code.org has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.

Thursday: Students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. Try some of these ideas:

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these 5 questions with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.
  • Consider Common Sense Media’s reviews of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.

Friday: Students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. Try some of these ideas:

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family.
  • Take on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together. 
Shreve Road VDOT

Shreve Road Community Working Group - Representatives Meeting

Tuesday, October 22 - 6:30pm

Shrevewood Elementary Cafeteria

As a leader in a community association or volunteer with the Shreve Road Community Working Group, we'd like to invite you to a meeting about next steps in our discussions with VDOT. To help address community concerns, VDOT has agreed to review a list of issues along Shreve Road and discuss possible improvements. The outcome of the meeting will be a consensus document to present to VDOT.  Prior to the meeting we will share a draft document that includes items collected through a community survey and shared by neighbors.  

During the meeting, we will also share an update about VDOT plans to make signage changes along Shreve and results of the community survey.  

Book Character Day

Does your child have a favorite book?  This year we are asking students to dress up on October 31st for Book Character Day!  This will be a fun day for all students and staff to celebrate our favorite book characters! 

Washington Nationals Pride

The Washington Nationals are going to the World Series. This is the first time since 1933 that there will be a World Series in DC. The series will start on Tuesday night (10/22). So, to show the pride that Shrevewood has for the Washington Nationals we are having “Nats Day” at Shrevewood on Tuesday, October 22nd. Students and teachers are encouraged to wear their Washington Nationals shirts to school to cheer on the Nats! 

Advanced Academics Meeting Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Digital Citizenship Week!

Monday, October 21

  • Daily Focus: Wear your thinking cap and reflect on your technology use and habits.
  • AAP Parent Information Sessions, 11-12 and  6:30-7:30

Tuesday, October 22

  • Daily Focus: Exercise your healthy tech habits.
  • Washington Nationals Pride Day 

Wednesday, October 23

  • Daily Focus: Focus on how you can use technology to CREATE.

Thursday, October 24

  • Daily Focus: Focus on using high quality media.

Friday, October 25

  • Daily Focus: Take a break from screens.

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October 11, 2019

Dear Shrevewood Families,

I would like to update you on Ms. Holley and the plan for next week. Ms. Holley is out on short term medical leave and she is doing well. As soon as I know her specific return date, I will get the word out to you. In the meantime, I am pleased to let you know that we have an experienced assistant principal coming over next week to help me with the operations of the school.  Mr. Andrew Pratt, is currently a veteran assistant principal at Mason Crest Elementary School and I welcome his support next week.  If you see him around the building, please give him a warm Shrevewood welcome!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Fall Fun Fair

Please join us for the annual Fall Fun Fair on Saturday, October 19th, from 3-6pm.  There will be games, face painting, a cake walk, and food trucks!  Admission is free, but in order to play the games, you will need to purchase a wristband for $8 in advance through the PTA Website Store or $10 at the door. Avoid the lines and get your wristband early!

Odyssey of the Mind

Shrevewood Odyssey of the Mind teams are forming now for students in grades K-6! Do you know a kid who is talented or creative? Likes to tinker or build? Odyssey of the Mind is a creative and collaborative problem-solving program. Teams work together to solve challenges, then share their solution in competition. Limited spaces are available. Contact Tiffany and Kym at ootmshrevewood@gmail.com for more information or to sign-up.

Kiss and Ride

There are some new additions to our Kiss and Ride line!  Please be on the look out for our new directional signs. 

More information about family numbers for Kiss and Ride will be coming soon.

Book Character Day

Does your child have a favorite book?  This year we are asking students to dress up on October 31st for Book Character Day!  This will be a fun day for all students and staff to celebrate our favorite book characters! 

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 14 

  • No School for Students

Tuesday, October 15 

  • Girls on the Run, 7:45- 9:15
  • FLE Viewing Night, 6-8 
  • PTA Meeting, 7- 8:30 

Thursday, October 17

  • Girls on the Run, 7:45- 9:15

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October 4, 2019 Positivity Project

We love having the Positivity Project here at Shrevewood!  Do you want to learn more about the Positivity Project?  Take a look at this video to gain a better understanding of what the Positivity Project focuses on.   

Odyssey of the Mind

Do you know a kid who is talented or creative? Likes to tinker or build? Join us for a hands-on Info session and a hands-on introduction to Shrevewood's Odyssey of the Mind (OM) community.  Learn what it takes to be on a creative and dynamic OM team. Free coach training and team meetings are provided to anyone who forms a team. So, what are you waiting for? Start your odyssey and be a part of something wonderfully different! Contact ootmshrevewood@gmail.com

Book Fair

Shrevewood need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Shrevewood’s Book Fair will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019 during the school day and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00pm.

Your help is needed for set up, sales, and packing up. Please consider helping by signing up through the link below. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.manageSignUp#/21312252/slots/

International Night

Come out to Shrevewood on Thursday for this great event to learn about cultures from all around the world.  We hope to see you there!  

Sign up to help with the show, decorate and/or cleanup  here.

Week at a Glance

Tuesday, October 8 

  • Girls on the Run- 7:45 

Thursday, October 10

  • Girls on the Run- 7:45 
  • International Night- 6:00-7:15 

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POSITIVITY PROJECT

Shrevewood is proud to be a Positivity Project (P2) school. The Positivity Project empowers America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.  This is done through weekly lessons in the classroom on different character strengths.  Each week, we will announce the strength for the upcoming week through the News You Choose.  Next week, our character trait will be “Open-Mindedness”.

Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored beliefs, plans, or goals. Open-minded individuals are able to weigh all evidence fairly, when it is available. They see the other side and fight the tendency to have a bias for their own views. And, rather than favoring the socially dominant views, they give attention to those that are less dominant.

This character strength helps individuals build knowledge about specific issues or points of view – and provide sound recommendations and advice. Open-minded people do not jump to conclusions. Instead, they seek out and examine all of the available evidence before forming an opinion. #otherpeoplematter  

CREATIVE & CRITICAL THINKING

Active learners are always questioning. Students who take responsibility for asking their own questions become more productive and engaged in their learning processes. Metacognition, or thinking about thinking, involves questioning our individual learning processes. Such questioning helps us solve problems by developing, implementing, and evaluating plans of action. Guiding the development of thinking skills in all students empowers them, increases their independence, and helps them develop to their maximum potential. Children always have a wealth of questions – encourage questioning in your child and work with them to find answers.

To see a video about questioning in the elementary school please visit: https://youtu.be/bILMHautucc

QUESTIONS KIDS WILL ANSWER
  1. Who made you smile today?
  2. What new fact did you learn today?
  3.  Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?

         4. What challenged you today?

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCY

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child. 

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Shrevewood need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Shrevewood’s Book Fair will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019 during the school day and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00pm.

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Week At A Glance

Monday, September 30th

  • Odyssey Of The Mind Parent Meeting, 6pm Library

Tuesday, October 1st  

  • CogAT Testing begins 3rd – 6th

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • CogAT Testing begins 2nd grade
  • International Night Rehearsals, 8am Gym

Thursday, October 3rd

  • PTA Armchair Fundraiser Kickoff & Dining for Dollars @Pizzeria Orso 11am-9pm

Friday, October 4th 

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Positivity Project

Shrevewood is proud to be a Positivity Project (P2) school. The Positivity Project empowers America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.  This is done through weekly lessons in the classroom on different character strengths.  Each week, we will announce the strength for the upcoming week through the News You Choose.  Next week, our character trait will be “Teamwork”.

For individuals, teamwork often means deferring or delaying individual accomplishments in order to ensure that the group maintains a high level of success. Their commitment to the larger group effort makes them both good teammates and citizens. The positive feelings associated with being part of a larger whole can be highly beneficial and combat selfishness and egotism. Our ability to work effectively within group structures is tied directly to the group’s ability to succeed. In schools and workplaces across the world, commitment to teamwork and to the “greater good” helps further learning and achievement for all group members. Maintaining the idea that “Other People Matter” is essential to any successful team environment.  #otherpeoplematter  

Advance Academics Parent Information Meetings

Topic: Continuum of Services

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Shrevewood ES

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Room 217)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Library)

Topic: Identification & Screening Processes

Monday, October 21, 2019 – Shrevewood ES

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Room 217)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Library)

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session October 14, 2019

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

Event Information

Monday, October 14, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A

Individuals interested in attending should register here.

International Night 

Save the Date:  Shrevewood’s International Night will be held on October 10, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Auditions for the International Night cultural show will be held on September 25th at 8:00 am in the gym.  In last week’s Thursday folder, a flyer went home with a participation slip. Fill out the participation slip and send it to school if your child is interested in auditioning.  Questions can be emailed to:  kaolsen@fcps.edu

Sign up to help with the show, decorate and/or cleanup  here.

Health Room Volunteer Training Opportunity      

Shrevewood welcomes volunteers to help provide care for our students and assist with administrative duties.This one-time training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department and is required for anyone volunteering in the school Health Room. Pre-registration is not required. Parking is available on the top two levels of the parking garage behind the building for a maximum of 2 hours.

Tuesday, October 15th 

Annandale District Office

Heritage Building:7611 Little River Turnpike

Suite 400E (East Wing) 

Annandale, VA 22003. 

3rd Floor Conference Room from

9:30AM – 11:30AM 

Phone:  703-534-8343.

FCPS 2019-20 Calendar

Take a moment to review the FCPS 2019-20 Calendar which includes student holidays.

Lice Resources for Parents and Guardians

The beginning of the school year is a great time to provide information to parents and guardians regarding head lice and its treatment. Although lice do not spread disease, they can be a nuisance and cause great concern in the community.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. These documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

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Positivity Project

Shrevewood is proud to be a Positivity Project (P2) school. The Positivity Project empowers America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.  This is done through weekly lessons in the classroom on different character strengths.  Each week, we will announce the strength for the upcoming week through the News You Choose. Next week, our first character trait will be “curiosity”.   #otherpeoplematter  

Year At A Glance

Have you ever wondered about what topics your child will learn about during the 2019-2020 school year?  The FCPS K-6 Year at a Glance provides a high-level understanding of what topics across Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies will be taught throughout the year.  Each grade level document is linked below for easy access.

Kindergarten 

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Stay In Touch

Social Media: Follow @ShrevewoodES on Twitter 

Email Updates: Sign up for Shrevewood News You Choose to receive weekly updates

On the web: Check out the Shrevewood Homepage

and FCPS website for updates

SIS Parent Account

The SIS Parent Account provides online access for parents to information about your child’s attendance, health, school and calendar, class schedule, student performance, and demographic data.  If you have not yet activated your SIS Parent Account, you can follow the steps at this link to register: 

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

International Night Auditions

Auditions for the International Night cultural show will be held on September 25th at 8:00am in the gym.  In this week’s Thursday folder, a flyer went home with a participation slip. Fill out the participation slip and send it to school if your child is interested in auditioning.  Questions can be emailed to:  kaolsen@fcps.edu

Save the Date:  Shrevewood’s International Night will be held on October 10, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night

FLE Parent Preview Night is to include all grade levels, K-6.  Parent preview night will be on October 15th in the café from 6-7pm.

Opt out forms available at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710

Advance Academics Parent Information Meetings

Topic: Continuum of Services

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Shrevewood ES

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Room 217)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Library)

Topic: Identification & Screening Processes

Monday, October 21, 2019 – Shrevewood ES

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Room 217)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Library)

Next Week

Monday, September 16th - Picture day for Staff and Students

Tuesday, September 17th - Dining for Dollars at Sweet Frog

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September 6, 2019 

Thank you for a fantastic start to the 2019 - 2020 school year!  We had another great week with welcoming parents into the school during both Back to School nights. We are enjoying seeing all our returning students and meeting our new students and families. 

Telephone Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

FCPS language lines are available in eight different languages to assist parents who do not speak English as their first language. A school system employee will respond to your call in your preferred language within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. The caller will provide you with the requested information, arrange for you to speak with the appropriate school employee, or connect you with the resource that you are looking to find.

To use the parent information phone lines please call:

Amharic: 571-423-4957

Arabic: 571-423-4952

Chinese: 571-423-4953

Farsi: 571-423-4954

Korean: 571-423-4951

Spanish: 571-423-4950

Urdu: 571-423-4955

Vietnamese: 571-423-4956

English: English speakers may call any line for assistance

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms have been included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education. Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to Shrevewood by September 13th.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at Shrevewood or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Student Attendance

We want your children in school with us! Research has shown that absences have a negative effect on a student's future. The image to the right illustrates a pretty amazing stat. Students who miss 2 days of school each month (18 days total) are less likely to graduate from high school. Our proactive approach will include a letter sent home when your student misses more than 10% of the school year. Please know that these letters are not a judgement, but as information to share. Our goal is to work with and support our families to create a plan that will increase student attendance. If you have any questions regarding the letters, please feel free to contact us.

Fundamental Math Games Available for Home Access

ORIGO Fundamentals Games are now available for students and parents to access at home. 

 

Accessing ORIGO Slate Fundamentals Games

  1. Have your child Login to Blackboard 24/7 
  2. Select the eCART tab
  3. Go to ES Digital Resources
  4. Click on the link for ORIGO Slate Fundamentals

5. Click on the slate button

6. Click on the start button and select 

7. Select the game you are searching by clicking on the name of the game

Library Volunteers Needed

Sign up to visit the library during your child’s library time (or any time!).  Support students with locating books they are interested in.  Assist the librarian reshelf books and keep the library running smoothly. Contact Shrevewood’s librarian, Ms. Thweatt, at mthweatt@fcps.edu

Health Room Volunteer Training Opportunity

Shrevewood welcomes volunteers to help provide care for our students and assist with administrative duties. On Tuesday, October 15th at Annandale District Office,Heritage Building:7611 Little River Turnpike Suite 400E (East Wing) Annandale, VA 22003, 3rd Floor Conference Room from 9:30AM – 11:30AM. Phone:  703-534-8343.  This one-time training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department and is required for anyone volunteering in the school Health Room.  Pre-registration is not required. Parking is available on the top two levels of the parking garage behind the building for a maximum of 2 hours.

Dining For Dollars

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

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