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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! 

Shrevewood Spotlight Science & Engineering Fair

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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Two Hour Early Release: Shrevewood

Good Morning.

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a 2 Hour Early Release today due to the anticipated snow and possible hazardous driving conditions later today. Because of this early release, Shrevewood ES will dismiss at 2:05 PM this afternoon. More information about the early release procedures including details about SACC and after-school activities can be found here.

Please anticipate that your students will be walking home or arriving at their bus stop two hours earlier than the regular schedule. All other regular dismissal procedures will remain in place at Shrevewood.

Our staff will be working hard this afternoon to ensure a safe trip home from school for all of our students.We will reach out to you throughout the day if there are any additional updates. 

Thank you,

Joshua DeSmyter & Tylea Holley 

 

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Happy Retirement to Joan Dean

Joan Dean, Shrevewood's Administrative Assistant, is retiring!  She has been a staple of the Shrevewood community for over 22 years.  We are grateful for our time with her and her service to making Shrevewood the wonderful school that it is.  Joan is looking forward to retirement and spending time with her family.  We wish Joan all the best! 

Advanced Academics Winter Break

We wish all of our Shrevewood Family a wonderful Winter Break!  We look forward to seeing everyone back again on January 6, 2020.  

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December 13, 2019 Family Engagement Survey Positivity Project- Self Control

You have the ability to control your emotions
and behaviors. You think before you act.
Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control
are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. They understand that through discipline and restraint, there are greater, long-term goals that they can accomplish. Self- control is related to prudence, in that people with this strength are able to implement extended planning techniques in pursuit of difficult task completion. Self- control does not mean a lack of thoughts, feelings, or impulses; it just means you have command over them.

Hour of Code

So many students enjoyed coding this past week and asked if they can code at home!  Access these great coding activities at home with the Hour of Code.

Advanced Academics Inclement Weather Information

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.   

Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Monday, December 16 

  • FLE Grades 5 & 6

Tuesday, December 17  

  • FLE Grades 5 & 6

Wednesday, December 18 

  • FLE Grades 5 & 6

Thursday, December 19 

Friday, December 20 

Winter Break is December December 23- January 3.  We will see everyone back at Shrevewood on Monday, January 6!

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December 6, 2019 Family Engagement Survey Positivity Project ESOL Parent Coffee

Parents of ESOL students:

Shrevewood is having the first ESOL Parent Coffee of the school year on Friday December 13th from 9:30 am -11:00 am in the library.  Please join us for coffee, breakfast treats and conversation.  The topics to be discussed will be information on the upcoming WIDA test and homework resources for your students.  Look out for the flyer in Thursday folders and we hope to see you there!

Best,

ESOL team

 

اولياء أمور طلاب ESOL:

سوف تحصل في شريفيوود أول قهوة ESOL Parent Coffee للعام الدراسي يوم الجمعة 13 ديسمبر من الساعة 9:30 صباحًا حتى الساعة 11:00 صباحًا في المكتبة. يرجى الانضمام إلينا لتناول القهوة ، ووجبات الإفطار والمحادثة. الموضوعات التي ستتم مناقشتها هي معلومات حول اختبار WIDA القادم ومصادر للمساعده في الواجب المنزلي لطلابك. ابحث عن الاعلان في مجلدالخميس ونأمل أن نراكم هناك!

 

Padres de estudiantes de ESOL:

Shrevewood estamos teniendo el primer Café para Padres de ESOL del año escolar el viernes 13 de diciembre de 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. en la biblioteca. Únase a nosotros para café, golosinas para el desayuno y conversación. Los temas que se discutirán serán información sobre la próxima prueba WIDA y recursos de tarea para sus estudiantes. ¡Busque el volante en las carpetas de los jueves y esperamos verlo allí!

Atentamente,

Equipo de ESOL

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is December 9-13!  Students will be celebrating coding at school, will you join them in coding at home?  Check out these great learning activities from the Hour of Code.

Advanced Academics Shrevewood Food Drive Inclement Weather Information

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, December 9 

Tuesday, December 10 

  • Shrevewood PTA Winter Social at Caboose Commons, 7 pm 

Wednesday, December 11 

  • Winter Concert, 7 pm 

Thursday, December 12 

  • Interim Reports go home 
  • Geography Bee, 4:30 pm   
  • FLE Grades 5 & 6 

Friday, December 13 

  • ESOL Parent Coffee, 9:30 am 
  • FLE Grades 5 & 6 

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November 22, 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. 

ESOL Parent Coffee

Parents of ESOL students:

Shrevewood is having the first ESOL Parent Coffee of the school year on Friday December 13th from 9:30 am -11:00 am in the library.  Please join us for coffee, breakfast treats and conversation.  The topics to be discussed will be information on the upcoming WIDA test and homework resources for your students.  Look out for the flyer in Thursday folders and we hope to see you there!

Best,

ESOL team

 

اولياء أمور طلاب ESOL:

سوف تحصل في شريفيوود أول قهوة ESOL Parent Coffee للعام الدراسي يوم الجمعة 13 ديسمبر من الساعة 9:30 صباحًا حتى الساعة 11:00 صباحًا في المكتبة. يرجى الانضمام إلينا لتناول القهوة ، ووجبات الإفطار والمحادثة. الموضوعات التي ستتم مناقشتها هي معلومات حول اختبار WIDA القادم ومصادر للمساعده في الواجب المنزلي لطلابك. ابحث عن الاعلان في مجلدالخميس ونأمل أن نراكم هناك!

 

Padres de estudiantes de ESOL:

Shrevewood estamos teniendo el primer Café para Padres de ESOL del año escolar el viernes 13 de diciembre de 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. en la biblioteca. Únase a nosotros para café, golosinas para el desayuno y conversación. Los temas que se discutirán serán información sobre la próxima prueba WIDA y recursos de tarea para sus estudiantes. ¡Busque el volante en las carpetas de los jueves y esperamos verlo allí!

Atentamente,

Equipo de ESOL

Advanced Academics Take Home Reading Bag Program

Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will be participating in the Shrevewood Take-Home Reading Bag Program! Research shows that reading a large number of books helps students to become better readers and that students need access to books at their own level. The goal of Take-Home Reading Bags is to get children into the “groove” of reading by providing books at a comfortable reading level to read at home. Reading at this level promotes the fluency and comprehension.  These books have been introduced in guided reading and your child should be able to read them with minimal support.  Students are responsible for bringing their books back and forth between home and school daily.

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.
Shrevewood Spotlight Week at a Glance

Monday, November 25

Tuesday, November 26

Wednesday, November 27 

  • No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 

Thursday, November 28

  • No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 

Friday, November 29

  • No School- Thanksgiving Holiday 

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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. 

Advanced Academics Thanksgiving Lunch 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.
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

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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

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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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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 

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

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