Wise Words 10/15

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Digital Citizenship Spirit Week 

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

🌟Federal Impact Aid

🌟 Storybook Character Day

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Britepaths Financial Empowerment 

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

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

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

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

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

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

Check out the plan for the week below! 

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

Armchair Fundraiser Update

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

Raya B.           Atemi A.        Harrison P. 

Eva R.             Emelia P.       Grace B. 

Byron               Oden A.          Sahil D. 

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

Olivia R. 

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

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Federal Impact Aid

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

Please keep in mind when completing & submitting forms:

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

If you have any questions please contact Maria Giuliani, mggiuliani@gmail.com.

SWES Storybook Character Day Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

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

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

Britepaths Financial Empowerment

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

Virtual Classes/Workshops

Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register

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

One-on-One, Confidential Consulting

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

Career Training :

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

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

britepaths.org

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date

 

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Spirit Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐Pumpkin Decorating Contest⭐

October 18-20

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Storybook Character Day⭐

Friday, October 29

⭐Impact Aid Form⭐

Friday, November 5

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Wise Words 10/8

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 PTA Meeting

🌟 Updated FCPS Care Room Guidance

🌟 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

🌟 VGA Testing Makeups

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Connecting Parents & School

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

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

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

FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Document for 2021-22

Pause, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing

StreamIN/CheckIN

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Armchair Fundraiser Update

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

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

Name

Grade

Teacher

Mariia K.

Pre-K

Knittle

Carter M.

4th Grade

Tucker

Keira B.

3rd Grade

Fields

Katerina D.

2nd Grade

Grey

Kirin H.

4th Grade

Tucker

Andrés P.

6th Grade

Ice

Meera P.

3rd Grade

Jang

Olivia B.

5th Grade

Barnes

Harrison T.

1st Grade

Park

Haley R.

4th Grade

Tucker

Samantha S.

4th Grade

Murphy

Ailee C.

Kindergarten

Wilson

Colton Z.

3rd Grade

Mahon

Gerald M.

Kindergarten

Marx

Ian B.

3rd Grade

Acar

Nathan F.

3rd Grade

Acar

Shivam V.

5th Grade

Machler

Brandon W.

2nd Grade

Ribeiro

Francesca P.

Kindergarten

Crow

Callie A.

3rd Grade

Fields

 

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

PTA Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

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

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

Connecting Parents & School Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date

 

⭐Student Holiday- No School⭐

Monday, October 11

⭐Virtual FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

Google Meet Link

⭐Virtual PTA Meeting⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm

⭐VGA Makeup Testing⭐

October 13-14

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

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

Wise Words 10/1

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Update

🌟 Before and After School Programs this Fall

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Armchair Fundraiser Update

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

 

Eli B.

2nd Grade

Hearin

Ariadna C.

4th Grade

Aby

William K.

1st Grade

Gillespie

James Cooper K.

1st Grade

Dolenz

Finn R.

4th Grade

Tucker

Caleb S.

3rd Grade

Acar

Taina C.

1st Grade

Strickland

Caen J.

6th Grade

Malave

Liave J.

1st Grade

Strickland

Sophie B.

4th Grade

Tucker

Graeme

1st Grade

Strickland

James

6th Grade

Carroll

Declan K.

1st Grade

Park

Oliver H.

4th Grade

Cohen

Jeannette M.

Kindergarten

Crow/Carriker

UNG L.

4th Grade

Cohen

Mabel B.

1st Grade

Gillespie

Gracen M.

Kindergarten

Pinkerton

Jasper D.

5th Grade

Barnes

Jadon E.

3rd Grade

Fields

 

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

Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 3rd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

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

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

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date

 

⭐VGA Testing ⭐

October 5 & 7

⭐Student Holiday- No School⭐

Monday, October 11

⭐FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

⭐Armchair Fundraiser Ends⭐

Friday, October 15

⭐Digital Citizenship Week⭐

October 18-22

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

⭐SR&R Forms Due⭐

Friday, October 29

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

Wise Words 9/24

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Virginia Growth Assessment

🌟 Before and After School Programs this Fall

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 LAST CALL- Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear

🌟 Shrevewood Clothing Drive

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

This was another wonderful week at Shrevewood!  It has been so much fun seeing our school full of students who are happy and excited to be here.  Katie and I were excited to enjoy a few lunch bunches with students this week.  

It is going to be a beautiful weekend, please enjoy some time with your family and relax as best you can!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.  For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Below is the scheduled test days for Grades 3-6.  Classes will be setting up the testing environment the day before their assigned date.  Please make sure that your student has their laptop and charger packed for school!

Grade

Reading VGA Date

Math VGA Date

3

Sept. 28 AM

Sept. 30 AM

4

Oct. 5 AM

Oct. 7 AM

5

Sept. 28 PM

Sept. 30 PM

6

Sept. 27 AM

Sept. 29 AM

 

Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 3rd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

LAST CALL- Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear FINAL NOTICE TO ORDER!  The store closes tonight! Shrevewood Clothing Drive Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done at ardone@fcps.edu.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date

 

⭐VGA Testing ⭐

September 27, 28, 29 & 30
October 5 & 7

⭐Continuum of AAP Services⭐

Tuesday, September 28th, 5:00 pm 

Click here to access

⭐FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

⭐AAP- Level IV Screening Information⭐

Monday, October 25th, 5:00 pm 

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

Wise Words 9/17

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Before and After School Programs this Fall

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear

🌟 Shrevewood Clothing Drive

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Menus

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a good week! We were excited to see many of our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders begin band and strings this week. We also wanted to make you aware of a change in COVID notification. If we have a positive COVID case at Shrevewood ES, we will notify the community on Fridays via email through the eNotify system. We will continue to contact families directly if their child has been identified as a potential close contact to a positive COVID case. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTA meeting this week. We were able to discuss our focus for the school year and celebrate our successful beginning of the year together. Please enjoy your weekend and we look forward seeing your children next week!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Before and After School Programs this Fall!

The PTA is excited to offer before and after school programs through Baroody Camps again this Fall!  There are sports programs, STEM programs, and even a cooking class!  Registration is currently open and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will close on Sunday, October 3rd.  Please visit the program website for the schedule, program descriptions, and to register.

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 are available online for Elementary (K-6). Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to the main office prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online here. They are also posted in the Shrevewood All Parents Schoology course. Parents/guardians can login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account. Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00 pm. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. A link will be sent out to families closer to the meeting date.

Program questions may be addressed by our FLE lead teacher, Mark Shriver, or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear Shrevewood Clothing Drive Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

Please view the FCPS September AAP Newsletter here.  You will find important information about the Advanced Academic Programs in Fairfax County Public Schools.  If you would like a language translation, please email April Done at ardone@fcps.edu.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 4:00 pm for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Please check our breakfast and lunch menus for Shrevewood here

Save the Date

 

⭐Continuum of AAP Services⭐

Tuesday, September 28th 

Click here to access

 

⭐FLE Parent Preview Night⭐

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

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Wise Words 9/10

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Picture Day 

🌟 Fall 2021 iReady Assessment

🌟 Student Rights & Responsibilities

🌟 Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear

🌟 Digital Tools Parental Consent

🌟 Advanced Academics Information Series

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Menus

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

It was another great week, and we cannot wait to see all our families this evening at our PTA community picnic starting at 5:30pm. Please remember to wear your masks this evening. This will be a wonderful way for our families to get to know some of our Shrevewood staff members.

This week also marks the 20th anniversary of September 11. Shrevewood ES commemorated the 20th anniversary of September 11 with a moment of silence and connected this historic event in classroom lessons. The classroom lessons focused on gratitude for the first responders and their heroic efforts on that day. We honor all those who lost loved ones and those who served heroically.

We hope to see everyone this evening and enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Picture Day - Monday, Sept. 13

Order your school pictures today on mylifetouch.com

1. Visit mylifetouch.com

2. Enter your Picture Day ID: EVT9JXXPN

3. Order your perfect package - and don't worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

Fall 2021 iReady Assessment

Starting next week, Shrevewood will begin administering the iReady Universal Screener. The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This fall, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

Order Shrevewood Spirit Wear Digital Tools Parental Consent

At Shrevewood, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used.

❤️64% of our school population has already provided consent - THANK YOU! We really want  consent from 100% of our Shrevewood families! 💻

Click here you can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent. After reviewing these resources, please complete 🔗 this form 🔗 to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission, so the sooner we can get the permission the better!

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Kim Paska Negro (kpaska@fcps.edu) or your child's teacher you have questions or concerns. THANK YOU!

Advanced Academics Information Series

Email the referral form to April Done (ardone@fcps.edu). 

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 4:00 pm for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Please check our breakfast and lunch menus for Shrevewood here

Save the Date ⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, September 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Monday, September 13th

⭐Continuum of AAP Services⭐

Tuesday, September 29th 

Click here to access

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Wise Words

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Health & Safety Follow Up 

🌟 Back to School PTA Picnic

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Kiss & Ride

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Menus

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Family,

Thank you to those who visited our Health and Safety meeting and the Virtual Back to School Night. We had an amazing turnout for both presentations. The slide deck for the Health and Safety meeting along with the questions are linked in the section below. If we did not answer your questions, please feel free to schedule a phone conference with me. We appreciate your continued collaboration as we work together to make sure that we have a safe and successful school year!

For those celebrating Rosh Hashana next week, Shanah Tovah!

Please remember that there is no school on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. 

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Health and Safety Community Meeting Follow Up

As a follow up to our Health and Safety Community Meeting yesterday, please access the slides and pre-asked questions/answers here.  If you would like to learn more about FCPS protocol, please explore the FCPS Health and Safety Guidance Document.  When we have more information to share with the community, we will schedule another Community Meeting.  

Back to School PTA Picnic - September 10

The PTA has decided to postpone our Back to School Picnic to September 10 from 5:30-7:30PM.

We plan to hold the same, fun event on September 10 with Raffles, DJ, and fun with your Shrevewood friends. Mark your calendar right now!

If you ordered a pizza, we will transfer your purchase to September 10. If you would like to cancel your order, please email ptaboardshrevewood@gmail.com by September 8.

We hope everyone had a great first week back at school and we look forward to being together in a couple of weeks. Please head to our website shrevewoodpta.org to JOIN the PTA and to learn more about what we do. Thank you for your support of Shrevewood!

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 4:00 pm for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Kiss & Ride
  • Please register using the link below if you are planning to pick your student(s) up at the end of the day at Kiss & Ride. If you have already been assigned a Kiss & Ride number, you will need to still fill out the Google Form.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR KISS & RIDE

⭐Please remember to follow these important Kiss and Ride rules⭐

  • School staff must be present before your student can exit the vehicle
  • Vehicles must be in the Kiss & Ride lane before students exit the vehicle
  • Parents/Guardians must remain in the vehicle during drop-off and pick-up
  • Upon arrival in the Kiss and Ride pick up line, please hold up your number for the school staff to visibly see
Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Please check our breakfast and lunch menus for Shrevewood here

Save the Date ⭐Labor Day- No School⭐

Friday, September 2 
Monday, September 6

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, September 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Monday, September 13th

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Back to School Night & Health & Safety Meeting

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⭐Back to School Night Tonight⭐

5:30-6:00 PM

Health & Safety Community Meeting: Access meeting here 

6:00-7:30 PM

Virtual Back to School Night Teacher Presentations 


**All parents should have been emailed a link from your child's teacher.  If you did not receive a link, please email Kim Paska Negro (kpaska@fcps.edu )

 

 

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Positive Staff COVID Case

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Dear Shrevewood Staff and Community:

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), this letter is to inform you an employee on site at Shrevewood Elementary School has reported testing positive for COVID-19. 

The FCHD will identify and communicate with close contacts of this individual and tell them what action to take, such as testing or quarantine. 

If you do not receive a call from the Health Department, you have not been identified as a close contact to this case. A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for equal to or greater than 15 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception states students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least three feet apart and consistently wearing masks (adults are not included in this exception).

When the FCHD has completed its contact tracing and investigation of this case, FCPS will send an email to notify you the FCHD has closed the case.

If you have questions, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays). 

FCPS maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/fcps-confirmed-covid-19-case-reporting. This provides information on our division health metrics and COVID-19 cases. 

Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware as we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/stop-spread

 

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/#COVID-19-resources

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal

 

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Health & Safety Meeting with Mr. DeSmyter

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Dear Shrevewood Parents/Guardians,

In order to provide our teacher’s with the opportunity to focus on the academic information related to Shrevewood during Back to School Night, I want to offer a time and space for you to have your questions answered about our health and safety protocols before meeting with your child’s classroom teacher. Please join me on Thursday, September 2nd from 5:30 – 6:00 pm on this Google Meet link for a brief presentation about what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff here at Shrevewood. If you have any questions you would like to submit prior to this meeting, please fill out this Google Form by the close of business on Wednesday, September 1st. I look forward to virtually seeing you all on Thursday!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal

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Wise Words

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Heather Gillespie & Riana Dolenz

🌟 Back to School PTA Picnic - Postponed

🌟 Back to School Night Information

🌟 Student Illness Procedures

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Homework Policy

🌟 Kiss & Ride

🌟 Beginning of the Year Forms

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Family,

We have had a wonderful start to the year! Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we work through first week logistical challenges. We promise to continue communicating necessary updates so that we can make our arrival and dismissal processes as safe and efficient as humanly possible. We have simply loved having children back at school and have truly appreciated how diligent families and students have been wearing their masks. We all want to stay in school and we know how much wearing masks will help!

Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast for this evening, our Back to School Picnic has been postponed to September 10th. More information is below in Wise Words.

Please see important information below about our Virtual Back to School Night on September 2nd. Lots more details coming soon from your child’s teacher.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter & Katie Vandawalker

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

Hello Shrevewood, my name is Heather Gillespie.  I’m very excited to be starting my 6th year of teaching at Shrevewood in first grade! I am a PBL, technology, and equity focused educator! Outside of the classroom I spend a lot of time with my family and close friends!

My name is Riana Dolenz (she/her) and I am ecstatic to empower students to grow into friendly and caring humans! Originally, I am from Kansas and have a love for sunflowers. I love watching and attending sporting events, especially women’s soccer (Go Spirit and USWNT!). Some other activities I enjoy: cooking for others, spoiling my dog “Remi”, homemaking cards, and watching superhero movies.

This is my 6th year teaching and previously taught in 4th grade. In May, I graduated with my Master’s Degree focusing on Designing Digital Learning in Schools from George Mason University. I am looking forward to building relationships with students, staff, and families within the Shrevewood community. 

🍎Shrevewood First Grade Team🍎
Heather Gillespie
Riana Dolenz
Katelyn Strickland
Grace Park

Back to School PTA Picnic - POSTPONED

The weather forecast for this evening has a 60% chance of storms and a Flash Flood watch has been issued for our area. Because of this, the PTA has decided to POSTPONE our Back to School Picnic to September 10 from 5:30-7:30PM.

We plan to hold the same, fun event on September 10 with Raffles, DJ, and fun with your Shrevewood friends. Mark your calendar right now!

If you ordered a pizza, we will transfer your purchase to September 10. If you would like to cancel your order, please email ptaboardshrevewood@gmail.com by September 8.

We hope everyone had a great first week back at school and we look forward to being together in a couple of weeks. Please head to our website shrevewoodpta.org to JOIN the PTA and to learn more about what we do. Thank you for your support of Shrevewood!

Back to School Night

Shrevewood will host a virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm.

Your child’s teacher will send you a Google link to their session. The sessions will be “live” with the teacher and there will be opportunities for questions and answers. All sessions will be recorded and links will be provided to families who are unable to attend the live session.

All classroom teachers will be sending out Google Meet links to their virtual Back to School Night presentations by Tuesday, August 31st.  If you do not receive an email from the teacher, please reach out to the teacher and/or the front office.

Student Illness Procedures
  • If your student is experiencing COVID-like symptoms/illness, please do not send them to school until they are symptom free. In order to return to school, your student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • While at school, students demonstrating any of the following symptoms will be sent home from school:   Fever (100.4 or greater) - Chills – Cough – Shortness of breath – Loss of taste/smell – Sore throat – Fatigue – Muscle aches – Runny Nose/Congestion – Stomachache – Diarrhea – Nausea/Vomiting – Headaches.  The parent/guardian will be notified and a SICK STUDENT NOTIFICATION and RETURN to SCHOOL FORM  will be sent home. 
  • Unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. 
  • Fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home until your vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.
Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 4:00 pm for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Homework Policy
  • Shrevewood is starting a no homework policy for all students this school year.
  • Students will be assessed throughout the year in class and should still study and review their classwork to prepare for these assessments.
  • We encourage all of our students to continue to read daily.
Kiss & Ride
  • Please register using the link below if you are planning to pick your student(s) up at the end of the day at Kiss & Ride. If you have already been assigned a Kiss & Ride number, you will need to still fill out the Google Form.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR KISS & RIDE

  • Vehicles must be in the Kiss & Ride lane before students exit the vehicle
  • School staff must be present before your student can exit the vehicle
  • Parents/Guardians must remain in the vehicle during drop-off and pick-up
  • Upon arrival in the Kiss and Ride pick up line, please hold up your number for the school staff to visibly see.
Beginning of the Year Forms

Complete Emergency Care Card now Electronically in weCare

In ParentVUE, you can access the weCare module to update emergency care information and health information.  Each school year parents need to verify the information in weCare for each student.  We are required to have this completed at the start of each school year to meet regulations. Forms are due by August 23, 2021.

There are other forms linked below that parents may print and drop off in the main office or send with your child. Questions related to any forms may be directed to our Registrar, Maria Giuliani (mggiuliani@fcps.edu).

Save the Date ⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00-7:30 pm

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, September 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Picture Day⭐

Monday, September 13th

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Shrevewood ES Lunch Communication

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Dear Shrevewood Parents/Guardians,

We are planning for and excited about our strong return to school tomorrow Monday, August 23. Thank you to all the families that attended our open house last week. Recently, I’ve received several questions about students eating lunch at school, so I wanted to provide our plans for lunchtime this year.

  • All students will eat lunch in the cafeteria.
  • The lunch schedule runs from 11:00 - 2:00 each day.
  • Students will be in assigned seats and encouraged to remove their masks only when actively eating or drinking.
  • Most students will be seated at cafeteria tables in every other seat and not directly across from another student as much as possible.
  • Classes will have snack time outdoors (weather permitting).
  • Time is built into the schedule for the custodians to do additional cleaning and disinfecting in between class lunches.
  • No more than two grade levels will be in the cafeteria at a time.
  • All students will have time to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after lunch.
  • We have added four air purifiers to the cafeteria.
  • We have also added increased supervision to help monitoring our mask mandate.

As always, safety is our number one priority as a school community. We want to reassure you that we will keep you in the loop with any adjustments or updated information regarding our school safety and procedures. We’re looking forward to seeing our students tomorrow morning. The doors to our school will open at 9:05 am.  Kindergarten families are welcome to walk their child down to class on the first day only. Masks are required for all visitors. We can’t wait to see all our children tomorrow morning!

As always, thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter

Principal

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Wise Words

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Sarah Jones & Kym Falkler

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Student Transportation Information

🌟 Beginning of the Year Forms 

🌟 Digital Tools Parental Consent

🌟 Logging into Schoology for Parents

🌟 Save the Dates

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

Hello everyone, my name is Ms. Jones and I am so excited to be teaching here at Shrevewood this year! I have been teaching 5th grade for 4 years in North Carolina, and I absolutely adore teaching young scholars and helping them become the best versions of themselves. I also love reading, traveling, the beach, and riding my horse Marcelo! I cannot wait to be a part of the amazing Shrevewood community! 

🍎Shrevewood Fifth Grade Team🍎
Sarah Jones
Dawn Barnes
Darryl Handy
Kristen Machler

I have nine years of teaching experience, teaching 2nd grade in Boston, 5th grade in Chicago, and 1st grade in FCPS.  I have been at home with my two kids Addie (3rd grade) and Pax (1st grade) for the last nine years.  I have loved being a parent at Shrevewood and I am overjoyed to be a teacher there now too!  In my free time I love to do craft projects, especially quilting!  

🍎Shrevewood Reading Team🍎
Kym Falkler
Emily Zuppert

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 4:00 pm for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

ShrevewoodElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

Or the online attendance form:

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

Student Transportation Information

In preparation for the first day of school on Monday, parents are asked to review their student’s bus route assignments using their SIS ParentVue account. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page. Remember to arrive at the bus stop a few minutes early in the morning.

All students will be assigned a number when dropped off at Kiss and Ride or the Walkers pick up and drop off location which will be their assigned number for the school year. Students will also have a tag placed on their backpack with their assigned number to be used during pick up. Please make sure to drop off and pick up in the designated areas shown on the map below. 

Beginning of the Year Forms

Complete Emergency Care Card now Electronically in weCare

In ParentVUE, on August 19th, you can access the weCare module to update emergency care information and health information.  Each school year parents need to verify the information in weCare for each student.  We are required to have this completed at the start of each school year to meet regulations. Forms are due by August 23, 2021.

There are other forms linked below that parents may print and drop off in the main office or send with your child. Questions related to any forms may be directed to our Registrar, Maria Giuliani (mggiuliani@fcps.edu).

Digital Tools Parental Consent At Shrevewood Elementary, our teachers use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.  

Included on this page is also a 🔗 link to a form 🔗 where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Kim Paska Negro (kpaska@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.  THANK YOU!

Logging Into Schoology for Parents

Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system.  Here is what you need to know now:
          • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: 
             http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS   
          • Use your SIS/ParentVUE login information to login to Schoology:
             https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on              the right login page.

Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology          

          • Schoology Snippets (short videos on how to navigate Schoology):
             https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/support/videos
          • The Schoology Parent Resource Kit:
             https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents/welcome
          • More information for families, including resetting passwords and to                    request technical support: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/parents
          • Students use their regular FCPS login information to login. Student                    resources for Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology/students

Save the Date ⭐Kindergarten Playdates⭐

Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am

⭐First Day of School⭐

Monday, August 23rd 

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Dr. Brabrand Resuming Town Hall

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Dr. Brabrand Resuming Town Halls

Dr. Brabrand will be hosting two virtual community Town Halls this week:

Monday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m. (In English) where he will be joined by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Fairfax County Health Department. The Town Hall will focus on returning to five full days of in-person instruction for the new school year and layered prevention strategies that will be implemented to help keep students and staff safe. Watch the Town Hall on FCPS’ website or on Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11). Please send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or ask your question live during the event by calling 1-800-231-6359.

 

Tuesday, August 17, from 6-7 p.m. (In Spanish) 

The superintendent will answer questions about returning to five full days of in-person learning and measures to help keep everyone safe for a strong return to school. The Town Hall will be streamed live on FCPS Facebook en Español. Please email your questions to ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu. You may also send us a message on our Facebook page or leave it in the “Comment” section during the Town Hall.

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🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Abigail Zarro & Hailey Nowacek

🌟 Beginning of the Year Forms 

🌟 Digital Tools Parental Consent

🌟 Schoology Introduction

🌟 Dr. Brabrand Town Hall Meetings

🌟 Before & After School Clubs

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Updates

🌟 Class Placement Distribution 

🌟 School Supplies

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Family,

We hope that this letter finds each of you enjoying the last weeks of your summer break and that you have found time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and perhaps even get in some traveling.  We are very much looking forward to reconnecting with each of you and hearing about your adventures!

As a reminder, all students will start school in-person on Monday, August 23. We are excited to see all our students!

As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, our commitment to you is to maintain our efforts on our core beliefs as a school of Family, Excellence, and Relationships. Our school improvement plan is finished, and we are continuing to stay focused on high-quality tier 1 instruction, continuing to develop our strong collaborative learning teams and ensuring that we have a positive, equitable, caring culture at Shrevewood Elementary School.  As we continue with the Portrait of a Graduate as our vision for our students in FCPS, we seek innovative ways to develop our students into communicators, collaborators, global citizens, creative and critical thinkers and goal-directed and resilient individuals. We will renew our commitment to high levels of student engagement in the classroom with a focus on the workshop model for reading, writing and math.  We are also excited about continuing our efforts as a Positivity Project school.  As a Positivity Project school, we will continue to teach our students how to identify, appreciate, and articulate the character strengths in themselves and others.  

Today, we welcomed back our entire staff to begin our work together and prepare for our students to come back in-person on August 23. They will be participating in professional development on engaging instruction, relationship building (commitment to connecting with each individual child), and technology fluency. 

Below is an outline of the important dates for information about the start to the school year. We look forward to connecting with our families through our in-person open house and virtual Back to School Night September 2.

Wednesday, August 18

Kindergarten Open House @11:00 am in the Shrevewood cafeteria

Thursday, August 19

Open House for grades 1-6 last names starting with A-L @ 11:00am-11:45am

Open House for grades 1-6 last names starting with M-Z @ 12:00pm-12:45pm

Thursday, September 2

6:00pm-7:30pm Virtual Back to School Night

First PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 14

7:00pm-8:00pm in the cafeteria for in-person and we will be offering a virtual option to attend this year as well.

In closing, we are very excited to embark on this new school year together and to fuel our life and work with positive energy!  It is our sincere desire to ensure that this school year begins with you having all the support necessary and we bring excellence to all our families.  If there are questions or needs that we have not addressed, please do not hesitate to let us know.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House and Back to School Night!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter & Katie Vandawalker

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

Hi! My name is Abigail Zarro. I am 23 years old and graduated from Penn State in 2020. We Are!! This will be my second year teaching. I am originally from Bucks County, PA, but I have decided to move on down to Arlington, VA for the wonderful opportunity to work in FCPS. When I'm not teaching, some of my favorite things to do are exercise, listen to music, and lounge on the beach. I also love to be surrounded by friends! Although I am sad to leave my Kindergarteners and hometown behind in PA, I am overwhelmed with excitement to build new relationships with the students, staff, and parents of the Shrevewood Elementary community 😄

🍎Shrevewood Sixth Grade Team🍎
Abigail Zarro
John Ice
Jessica Carroll
Robin Malave

My name is Hailey Nowacek and I am the new music teacher at Shrevewood ES this year! I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and have been making music for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite things to do include traveling, hiking in National Parks, reading, performing in pit orchestras, petting animals, and making dad jokes. I am so excited to be part of the Shrevewood family and to continue assisting students in finding joy and passion in life and music!

🍎Shrevewood Music Team🍎
Hailey Nowacek
Emily Anuszkiewicz

Beginning of the Year Forms

Complete Emergency Care Card now Electronically in weCare

In ParentVUE, on August 19th, you can access the weCare module to update emergency care information and health information.  Each school year parents need to verify the information in weCare for each student.  We are required to have this completed at the start of each school year to meet regulations. Forms are due by August 23, 2021.

There are other forms linked below that parents may print and drop off in the main office or send with your child. Questions related to any forms may be directed to our Registrar, Maria Giuliani (mggiuliani@fcps.edu).

Digital Tools Parental Consent At Shrevewood Elementary, our teachers use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.  

Included on this page is also a 🔗 link to a form 🔗 where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Please reach out to our School Based Technology Specialist, Kim Paska Negro (kpaska@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.  THANK YOU!

Schoology Introduction

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

Here is what you need to know now:
• Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard
Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
• Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
• Schoology works with Google Drive
• You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
• You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
• Parent accounts will be available in mid-August (login information to come soon)
• Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
            o Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
            o Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to                             Schoology:https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make                       sure you are on the correct login page.

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

• your child's class
• your child’s assignments
• your child’s calendar
• teacher comments, scores, and feedback

We are asking that you:
• Make sure you have registered for a SIS/ParentVUE account:
http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
• Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

Look for the next communication about how to login to Schoology coming soon! 

Dr. Brabrand Town Hall Meetings

Monday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m. (In English) where he will be joined by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Fairfax County Health Department. The Town Hall will focus on returning to five full days of in-person instruction for the new school year and layered prevention strategies that will be implemented to help keep students and staff safe. Watch the Town Hall on FCPS’ website or on Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11). Please send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or ask your question live during the event by calling 1-800-231-6359.

Tuesday, August 17, from 6-7 p.m. (In Spanish) 

*After viewing the FCPS Town Hall, if you have questions specific to Terraset, please take a minute to fill out this simple google form so that we can get your questions answered and shared with our families.

Before and After School Programs

The PTA is excited to resume before and after school programs through Baroody Camps this Fall.  Please complete this survey by August 20th to help us gauge interest and determine what types of programs to offer.  

Breakfast and Lunch Update

Breakfast and a hot lunch will be offered to ALL students for free.  Note that we may request information at the beginning of each week in order to estimate the volume of meals needed ~ stay tuned for more information.  Students may purchase some items a la carte.  Additional information regarding lunches can be found at this link

Class Placement Information

🏫 UPDATE: Due to updates with our Student Information System (SIS), new teachers will not be available in the system until August 13th.  Therefore we need to push back the distribution date for class placement.  Families will receive their student's class placement via eNotify during the week of  August 16th.  The information will also be viewable in ParentVue on Thursday, August 19th.

School Supply List

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

Save the Date ⭐Kindergarten Playdates⭐

Sunday, August 15th at 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am

⭐1st Grade Playdate⭐

Sunday, August 1st at 10:00 am

⭐SWES Open House⭐

Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 18, 11-12
Grades 1-6: Thursday, August 19
Last Names A-L: 11:00-11:45
Last Names M-Z: 12:00-12:45

Popsicles will be provided by our PTA at the

conclusion of your designated Open House session.

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, August 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2, 6:00-7:30 pm

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🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Lauren Cohen & Ioanna Avgousti 

🌟 Class Placement Distribution Update

🌟 School Supplies

🌟 Save the Dates

 

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

Hello Shrevewood Owls and families! My name is Lauren Cohen and I am so excited to start my teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at Shrevewood Elementary School. 

I grew up in Ashburn, Virginia and attended elementary, middle, and high school in Loudoun County. I went to James Madison University where I earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a minor in Elementary Education in 2020. I attended JMU for graduate school as well and recently graduated this past May with a Master of Arts in Teaching. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, traveling, shopping, hiking, practicing yoga, and cooking.

I look forward to forming meaningful bonds with my students and their families. I hope to inspire my students to love learning and to become the best versions of themselves.

🍎Shrevewood Fourth Grade Team🍎
Caitlin Tucker
Rasheed Abdullah 
Rachel Murphy
Lauren Cohen

My name is Ioanna Avgousti, I was born and raised in Athens Greece where I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Sociology from Panteion University. I came to the US in 2016 where I started teaching Pre-K students the Greek Language as well as the English Language. Teaching is my life’s passion and therefore I continued my professional development by attending the Career Switcher Program specializing in ESOL. I chose ESOL because my background allows me to relate with all of our students who come from foreign countries and I strongly believe I will become a great advocate for them and their families.

I am really excited to join the amazing team of Shrevewood Elementary as an ESOL teacher because of its excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the excellent behavior of its pupils. Shrevewood Elementary offers the perfect opportunity for me to use and hone my skills to support pupils who are new to the country both academically and socially so that they can integrate quickly and positively into the school community

 

🍎Shrevewood ESOL Team🍎
Nadeen Zoorba
Cassandra Hoover
Nala Chehade 
Ioanna Avgousti

Class Placement Information

🏫 UPDATE: Due to updates with our Student Information System (SIS), new teachers will not be available in the system until August 13th.  Therefore we need to push back the distribution date for class placement.  Families will receive their student's class placement via eNotify during the week of  August 16th.  The information will also be viewable in ParentVue on Thursday, August 19th.

School Supply List

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

Save the Date ⭐Kindergarten Playdates⭐

Sunday, August 15th at 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am

⭐1st Grade Playdate⭐

Sunday, August 1st at 10:00 am

⭐SWES Open House⭐

Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 18, 11-12
Grades 1-6: Thursday, August 19
Last Names A-L: 11:00-11:45
Last Names M-Z: 12:00-12:45

Popsicles will be provided by our PTA at the

conclusion of your designated Open House session.

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, August 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

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🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Megan Pearcy & Debbie Fields, 3rd Grade Teachers 

🌟 Class Placement

🌟 School Supplies

🌟 Save the Dates

 

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

Hi, my name is Megan Pearcy and I will be a third grade teacher at Shrevewood this year. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with my undergraduate and masters degree. My masters degree is in Elementary Education. The beginning of the school year is my favorite time of the year. I love meeting my new students, getting to know them, and igniting the excitement for the new year!

Hello Shrevewood!  I'm Debbie Fields, I live in Fairfax with my husband of 29 years.  We have three adult children who also live in the area.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing music, reading, and taking walks with our dog “Fletch.”  Through the years I have taught preschool, kindergarten, and first and third grades.  As a long-term substitute at Shrevewood last year I saw what a great school and community it is, and now i am very excited to be a part of the team as a full-time, 3rd grade teacher! 

 

🍎Shrevewood Third Grade Team🍎
Megan Pearcy 
Debbie Fields
Terri Mahon
Sobeilly Guadalupe 
Linda Acar

Class Placement Information

Families will receive their student's class placement via eNotify on Wednesday, August 11th! The information will also be viewable in ParentVue on Thursday, August 19th.

School Supply List

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

Save the Date ⭐Kindergarten Playdates⭐

Sunday, August 15th at 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am

⭐1st Grade Playdate⭐

Sunday, August 1st at 10:00 am

⭐SWES Open House⭐

Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 18, 11-12
Grades 1-6: Thursday, August 19
Last Names A-L: 11:00-11:45
Last Names M-Z: 12:00-12:45

Popsicles will be provided by our PTA at the

conclusion of your designated Open House session.

⭐PTA Back to School Picnic⭐

Friday, August 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

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🌟 Shrevewood Staff Spotlight: Carly Marx, Kindergarten

🌟 School Supplies

🌟 Save the Dates

 

Shrevewood Staff Spotlight

My name is Carly and I am a recent graduate from George Mason University with my Master's in Early Childhood Education. I received my undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from JMU and worked in recruiting for three years before deciding to return back to school to follow my dream to become a teacher. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being active outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling to the beach. I am most excited about Shrevewood's mission to build relationships with the surrounding community and families. Family is so important to me and I can't wait to meet everyone on the Shrevewood team! 

🍎Shrevewood Kindergarten Team🍎
Carly Marx
Coreen Pinkerton
Jackie Wilson
Candice Crow

School Supply List

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

Save the Date ⭐Kindergarten Playdates⭐

Sunday, August 15th at 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am

⭐SWES Open House⭐

Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 18, 11-12
Grades 1-6: Thursday, August 19
Last Names A-L: 11:00-11:45
Last Names M-Z: 12:00-12:45

⭐Virtual Back to School Night⭐

Thursday, September 2, 6:00-7:30

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

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