Shrevewood Wise Words - 2/15/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Lockdown Drill

🌟 Save the Date: Spring Book Fair, March 4th - 8th

🌟 Shrevewood PTA Bingo Night

🌟 Family Science Night

🌟 Eating Disorder Parent Information

🌟 Lunch & Learn with Cultured Kids

🌟 FCPS Summer Camp Information

🌟 Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

This week has been great at Shrevewood, and we enjoyed spreading lots of love around the school yesterday. Thank you to all who purchased a CandyGram and also to our volunteers for supporting the CandyGram fundraiser. We are happy to report that we had over 1,500 CandyGrams distributed throughout our school to students and staff!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our PTA meeting on Tuesday. It was a pleasure to share our midyear celebrations regarding our students' growth in reading, math, and social-emotional wellness. We eagerly anticipate our upcoming PTA meetings this year, where you'll have the chance to hear directly from our resource staff about their invaluable roles at Shrevewood and the incredible support they provide to our students and staff.

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Lockdown Drill

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training. They are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. All students will participate in our second and final drill later this school year.

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

Save the Date: Spring Book Fair, March 4th - 8th

Our next Shrevewood Book Fair is fast approaching!

Students, families, and the community are invited to the Spring Book Fair on  March 4th - 8th in our library. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon! 

Family Science Night

Shrevewood and Children Family Science Lab are bringing you Family Science Night on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning! You will get to try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

To make the night a success, we need YOU! Please consider volunteering at the event to help run one of the activities! Sign up here.

Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information about eating disorders to parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades annually. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Lunch & Learn with Cultured Kids

Enjoy community and a catered lunch with Culture Kids on February 17th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cultured Kids is a nonprofit organization on a mission to unify elementary schools nationwide, starting with Fairfax County! Join founders Jonah and Michelle Goldshag, hear from educators partnered with Cultured Kids, learn more about the organization's history and vision, and be inspired to act alongside them. Register with the QR code to save your spot!

FCPS Summer Camp Information

The FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students!  For our current Kindergarten - 5th grade students, we have Tech Adventure Camp.  For our current 6th - 11th grade students, we have CTE Summer Academy.  Please see the links below for more information and how to register.

Tech Adventure Camp (Gr. K-5), July 8-22

CTE Summer Academy (Gr. 6-11), July 8-26

Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humility. Humility means you do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.

Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of humility with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget
  • Register for Superintendent Community Conversations
  • Kindergarten Registration

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

Family Science Night

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

⭐PTA Bingo Night

Friday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 2/8/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Trash or Treasure

🌟 Family Science Night

🌟 Lunch & Learn with Cultured Kids

🌟 FCPS Summer Camp Information

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

🌟 Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We would like to thank all the families who were able to attend our Parent Coffee today. Your presence and engagement are truly appreciated.

The discussion on bullying and harassment was important, and we hope you found the information shared to be helpful and informative. We believe that fostering a safe and respectful environment for our students is vital, and your active participation is instrumental in achieving this goal.

For those who couldn't make it to the session, we encourage you to review the presentation materials provided below. Your awareness and understanding of these important issues are important to our partnership.

Bullying Awareness, Prevention, & Intervention Presentation

Thank you once again for your commitment to the Shrevewood community. Enjoy the warmer weather this weekend and we look forward to another successful week of school!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Family Science Night

Shrevewood and Children Family Science Lab are bringing you Family Science Night on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning! You will get to try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

To make the night a success, we need YOU! Please consider volunteering at the event to help run one of the activities! Sign up here.

Lunch & Learn with Cultured Kids

Enjoy community and a catered lunch with Culture Kids on February 17th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Cultured Kids is a nonprofit organization on a mission to unify elementary schools nationwide, starting with Fairfax County! Join founders Jonah and Michelle Goldshag, hear from educators partnered with Cultured Kids, learn more about the organization's history and vision, and be inspired to act alongside them. Register with the QR code to save your spot!

FCPS Summer Camp Information

The FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students!  For our current Kindergarten - 5th grade students, we have Tech Adventure Camp.  For our current 6th - 11th grade students, we have CTE Summer Academy.  Please see the links below for more information and how to register.

Tech Adventure Camp (Gr. K-5), July 8-22

CTE Summer Academy (Gr. 6-11), July 8-26

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love. Love means you value close relationships with others and being close to people.

The character strength of love represents the way we think, feel, and behave towards the people with whom we have close relationships. When one person loves another person, that person: comforts and makes the other feel safe; sacrifices on the other’s behalf; supports the other during struggles; and places the others' needs ahead of their own. If you love a person, that person makes you feel safe and secure. You can be yourself with that person. You miss that person when they are not around.

On a group level, love is vital for the wellbeing of society. The world is endlessly interconnected. We are all dependent upon each other for survival and happiness. Love produces positive feelings, which help negate loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Without love, we cannot form strong relationships with our families, friends, or communities. A world without love is a dangerous world.

To practice and encourage the character strength of love with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date National School Counseling Week & Spirit Week

Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

Family Science Night

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 2/1/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 School Counseling Spirit Week

🌟 Trash or Treasure

🌟 Family Science Night

🌟 Parent Coffee

🌟 FCPS Summer Camp Information

🌟 Traveling Players Camps

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

🌟 Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

The 3rd quarter is off to a great start! It has been a phenomenal week here at Shrevewood with plenty of learning opportunities for our students. We are looking forward to our Family Science Night coming up on February 22nd. We are still in need of volunteers, so please sign up here if you can help out. It will be a fun and engaging night for all!

Next week is National School Counseling Week, and we will have a Spirit Week to celebrate all of the wonderful things that both Ms. Winston and Mr. Frantz do for our school every single day. The information for the Spirit Days can be found within the newsletter.

If you have not yet seen the next episode of Ms. Vivi's "My First Year" series, you can check out episode 4 here.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

School Counseling Spirit Week! Family Science Night

Shrevewood and Children Family Science Lab are bringing you Family Science Night on Thursday, February 22, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning! You will get to try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

To make the night a success, we need YOU! Please consider volunteering at the event to help run one of the activities! Sign up here.

Parent Coffee

Save the Date for our 2nd parent coffee of the school year on Thursday, February 8th, at 10:00 am in the Library. Our discussion will be focused on bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

FCPS Summer Camp Information

The FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning engaging summer enrichment programs for students!  For our current Kindergarten - 5th grade students, we have Tech Adventure Camp.  For our current 6th - 11th grade students, we have CTE Summer Academy.  Please see the links below for more information and how to register.

Tech Adventure Camp (Gr. K-5), July 8-22

CTE Summer Academy (Gr. 6-11), July 8-26

Traveling Players Camps Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Cheering Others’ Successes. This means when other people succeed, I am happy for them and cheer them on.

Being happy for other people when they succeed isn’t always everyone’s initial reaction. Often, it’s easy to become jealous or envious of others’ victories -- or even to experience schadenfreude, which is deriving pleasure from witnessing (or learning about) another person’s misfortune. People who have these reactions to the success or misfortune of others are colloquially known as “haters.” It’s important to note that these are natural emotions and in small doses can be helpful in allowing us to see what we care about -- and motivate us to pursue those goals.

But making a commitment towards cheering on other people’s successes can be a great way to improve our own health, happiness, and relationships. People can take active steps to be more genuinely happy for the achievements of others. Ways to do this include; telling others about the success of your modest friend; noticing when your reaction to a sibling’s success is envy or jealousy -- and asking yourself why that is; reminding yourself that appreciating the excellence in another is a character strength; asking your successful teammates and classmates what they do to prepare for games or tests.

Being supportive of people who succeed is good for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being and when people cheer each other on it begins a reciprocal process that forges stronger relationships. Those relationships are the foundation for a strong culture in teams, schools, and businesses.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Superintendent to Present Fiscal Year 2025 Budget
  • Here Comes the Bus App
  • Career Exploration Event for High School Students

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date National School Counseling Week & Spirit Week

Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9

Parent Coffee

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

Family Science Night

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 1/25/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Family Science Night

🌟 Save the Date! Parent Coffee

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

🌟 Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We cannot believe that we are already half way through the school year! We are thrilled with the progress our students are making every single day and look forward to all of the growth and excitement in the 3rd and 4th quarter.

Yesterday, our 2nd grade students did an incredible job sharing their poems at the Poetry Slam in our cafeteria. We were so proud of the work our teachers did to support their students through the writing process and prepare them for reading the poems aloud in front of ALL of the other 2nd grade students. Kudos to the 2nd grade team!

As a reminder, Shrevewood will be closed for students tomorrow for a teacher workday. We will see our students next Monday, January 29, for the start of the third quarter. We are looking forward to a full week of school together!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Family Science Night

Shrevewood and Children Family Science Lab are bringing you Family Science Night on Thursday, February 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning! You will get to try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

To make the night a success, we need YOU! Please consider volunteering at the event to help run one of the activities! Sign up here.

Save the Date! Parent Coffee

Save the Date for our 2nd parent coffee of the school year on Thursday, February 8th at 10:00 am in the Library. Our discussion will be focused on bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness means you forgive those who have done wrong and you accept that people make mistakes.

Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another’s perspective.

The ability to reconcile differences and move forward positively is a trait of any effective group. When people work together, conflict is inevitable. However, when people value each other’s contribution and believe in the group’s goal, they become more capable of moving past conflict toward genuinely positive behavior. A group member’s willingness to forgive imperfections of both other members and the group as a whole contribute to overall success.

To practice and encourage the character strength of forgiveness with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

Parent Coffee

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

Family Science Night

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 1/18/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Family Science Night

🌟 Save the Date! Parent Coffee

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

🌟 Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We have seen our first snowfall of 2024 (yay!) and even colder temperatures this past week. With the possibility of more winter weather ahead, please be sure to keep a close eye on the news and www.fcps.edu when snow is in the forecast for any school closures or delays.

As a reminder, next Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher workday.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Family Science Night

Shrevewood and Children Family Science Lab are bringing you Family Science Night on Thursday, February 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery, and science learning! You will get to try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

To make the night a success, we need YOU! Please consider volunteering at the event to help run one of the activities! Sign up here.

Save the Date! Parent Coffee

Save the Date for our 2nd parent coffee of the school year on Thursday, February 8th at 10:00 am in the Library. Our discussion will be focused on bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

Student Transfer Renewal Application Opens February 15

student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal in the Online Student Transfer Application Admin View or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage.

Elementary Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Social Intelligence. Social intelligence means you are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

Social intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It is distinct from a person’s IQ or “book smarts.” It includes an individual’s ability to understand, and act on, the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people. This type of intelligence can take place “in the moment” of face-to-face conversations but also appears during times of deliberate thinking. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

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

To practice and encourage the character strength of social intelligence with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Receives $16 Million to Buy More Electric Buses
  • Science Fair Judges Needed
  • How Families Can Help Fight Opioid Misuse

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

Parent Coffee

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.

Presidents' Day (No School)

Monday, February 19

Family Science Night

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

School Planning Day

Tuesday, March 5 - No school for students

Spring Break (No School)

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 1/11/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Baroody Winter Registration

🌟 Save the Date! Parent Coffee

🌟 🗓️ Calendar Reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

January can be a busy month, and we also know that Mother Nature can throw in some wintry weather as well in January. Many of the weather teams are predicting that we will see some wintery weather/snow/ice in January and February. 

A reminder that FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days - there will be no virtual learning days when school is closed due to bad weather. FCPS explains that Weather Cancellation Procedures on the webpage. 

Eleven snow days are built into the existing FCPS calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will allow us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Baroody Winter Registration

Baroody Winter registration is currently open and closes Sunday, 1/14, at 11:59 p.m. Programs will run from 1/22-3/15. Check out the schedule and register here.

Save the Date! Parent Coffee

Save the Date for our 2nd parent coffee of the school year on Thursday, February 8th at 10:00 am in the Library. Our discussion will be focused on bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

🗓️ Calendar Reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

FCPS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The holiday marks the birthday of King, who was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. The movement protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer with Give Together FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children ages 5-12 in service learning. 

Students ages 13-18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Perseverance. Perseverance means you complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

The concept of perseverance can most often be found in one’s active pursuit of overcoming obstacles. Perseverance is a uniquely human characteristic that identifies an individual’s ability to spend long periods of time devoted to a single goal or set of goals. People demonstrating high levels of perseverance can handle significant, sometimes repeated, setbacks in pursuit of goals.

Those who persevere through setbacks often reap the benefits of the success gained by refusing to give up. Sometimes, this comes with the added benefit of increased knowledge and skill as a result of the work needed to achieve. A single group member’s ability or willingness to persevere can substantially impact those working with them and the team. Groups that show high levels of perseverance can achieve goals they may not have believed possible.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perseverance with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Tutor.com Helps with More Than Homework
  • Gap Year Fair
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date PTA Meeting

RESCHEDULED DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

Monday, January 15

End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

Parent Coffee

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 am

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 1/4/24

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Baroody Winter Registration

🌟 FCPS Family Math Week

🌟 No Virtual Learning on Snow Days This Winter

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

Happy New Year! We've had a wonderful start to 2024. It's been a joy to have everyone back at school. From traveling overseas, to ice skating and watching movies with siblings, we have truly enjoyed hearing about all the fun things that you did during Winter Break.

As we jump into the new year, our teachers have done a great job of reviewing routines and procedures this week. A new year is a great time to reset and to start good habits. We look forward to seeing the growth of our students throughout the remainder of the school year.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Baroody Winter Registration

Baroody Winter registration is currently open and closes Sunday, 1/14, at 11:59 p.m. Programs will run from 1/22-3/15. Check out the schedule and register here.

FCPS Family Math Week

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights the week of January 8, 2024, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content will be available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families  an opportunity to experience  math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content will be available completely free on the website starting January 8, 2024. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1,000,000 minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

⛄ No Virtual Learning on Snow Days This Winter

FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days for the 2023-24 school year. There will be no virtual learning when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available online and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into FCPS’ existing calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will enable us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Prudence. Prudence means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

Prudence is the ability to do the right thing for the right reason, at the right time. It’s a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive -- more a strength of the head than of the heart.

Prudence supports effective individual self-management. Whether aspiring for an athletic record, academic grade, or purchasing a car, foresight and planning are necessary. However, even with a plan, long-term goals can only be obtained by overcoming those impulses and desires that steer you away from your goals. Prudence provides the wisdom to know which character strength to leverage, at which time, to achieve your desired end state.

To practice and encourage the character strength of prudence with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Winter Resources for Families
  • Academy Open Houses
  • Virtual Math Week Coming Soon! 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date PTA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

Monday, January 15

End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Baroody Winter Registration | 12/15

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Office Closed for Winter Break

🌟 December AAP Highlights

🌟 Baroody Winter Registration | 12/15

🌟 🔢 Virtual Math Week: Save the Date

🌟 ⛄ No Virtual Learning on Snow Days This Winter

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

This week has been full of joy, spirit, and so much enthusiasm! We want to thank everyone who attended our Winter Band and Chorus concert earlier this week. Kudos goes to Ms. Thomas, Mr. Dever, Ms. Anuszkiewicz, and Ms. Nowacek for preparing our students and organizing such a beautiful concert.

As we prepare to embark on this well-deserved break, we encourage everyone to take this time to rest, rejuvenate, and spend quality moments with loved ones. We are asking our staff to disconnect from email over the Winter Break until we return on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Looking ahead to the new year, we will continue to foster an environment of kindness, understanding, and growth within our school community and will strive for excellence in all that we do.

Finally, on behalf of the entire Shrevewood family, we wish you a peaceful and joyful Winter Break. May it be filled with laughter, love, and moments that create lasting memories.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Office Closed for Winter Break

Our offices will be closed during Winter Break and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.

December AAP Highlights

skills and strategies from kindergarten to 6th grade!  Here are just a few photos that provide a glimpse of the kind of AAP resources, activities, and experiences our students are engaged in day in and day out. 

--Socratic Seminars – 6th graders discussing how the American space program has changed over time when reviewing past Presidential speeches using analysis wheels to prepare for the seminar.

--Strategy Lab – 3rd and 4th graders engaging in collaborative board games to develop strategy skills.

--Small Groups – 1st – 5th graders utilizing creative and critical thinking strategies to design original ideas with elaboration.

--STEAM with Dash Robots – Kindergarteners learning to code their robots to “run, run, as fast as they can…” to move the “Gingerbread Robot” past the obstacles.

Baroody Winter Registration | 12/15

Baroody Winter registration opens Friday, 12/15, at 4 p.m. and closes Sunday, 1/14, at 11:59 p.m. Programs will run from 1/22-3/15. Check out the schedule and register here.

🔢 Virtual Math Week: Save the Date

Get ready for Virtual Math Week, Monday, January 8, through Friday, January 12, 2024. Save the date for a week filled with stories, games, and math activities, presented in English and Spanish for families with students in kindergarten through sixth grade. 

This free experience is designed to make math fun for the whole family. Learn more about FCPS Math Week.

⛄ No Virtual Learning on Snow Days This Winter

FCPS will be returning to its previous procedure for snow days for the 2023-24 school year. There will be no virtual learning when school is closed due to bad weather. 

During snow days, students may still access Tutor.com, complete any supplemental learning opportunities recommended by their teachers, and view educational programming (available online and on public access television channels):

Eleven snow days are built into FCPS’ existing calendar. Eliminating virtual learning days will enable us to maximize students’ in-person learning and provide equitable access to instruction and student services.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

When we return from Winter Break, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Optimism. Optimism means you expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Optimism represents a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future-oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. Despite setbacks, they keep a positive attitude and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieving their goals.

Optimism is not about wearing rose-colored glasses and rolling over when the going gets tough. It’s about staying focused on the good in any situation -- allowing you to be aware of opportunities and accountable for your emotions. Optimists are strong leaders. They find meaning in hardship and can create a vision for the future. Optimists are inspiring; their example is contagious. And, by sharing and achieving their vision -- despite setbacks -- they help us all achieve more.

To practice and encourage the character strength of optimism with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Winter Resources for Families
  • Academy Open Houses
  • Virtual Math Week Coming Soon! 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date ⭐Winter Break (No School)

Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday (No School)

Monday, January 15

End of the 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Friday, January 26 - No school for students

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Shrevewood Wise Words - 12/7/23

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Winter Spirit Week

🌟 Winter Band and Chorus Concert

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Lost & Found

🌟 🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

🌟 Girls on the Run

🌟 PTA Holiday Drive

🌟 AAP Information & Referrals

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

It’s hard to believe that Winter Break is just over one week away. We will be busy here at Shrevewood with a good deal of fun packed into our school calendar over the next week. Please note that we made a slight adjustment to our Winter Spirit Week. The flyer below has the updated schedule.

Thank you for all that attended our Dining for Dollars event at Ledo Pizza last night! We appreciate the support!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Winter Spirit Week Winter Band and Chorus Concert

The Shrevewood Winter Band and Chorus Concert is on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kilmer Middle School gymnasium. If you plan to attend, please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early to find a parking spot near doors 2 and 3 or doors 15 and 16. The Shrevewood Music department is looking forward to seeing you there!

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Lost & Found

Our lost and found collection is overflowing, and we need your help to make sure these items find their way home! Please stop by the cafeteria when you are here to claim any items that might belong to you. All items not collected before Winter Break will be donated.

🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and follow recommendations for when to keep them home due to illness. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance webpage for more tips.

Girls on the Run

The Shrevewood based Girls on the Run (GOTR) team is collecting winter coats to support the Providence District Winter Gear Drive until winter break.  Please feel free to send in gently used coats/vests and have your student(s) place them in the blue and white box (with gold lettering) right inside the main doors of the school building. We appreciate your support in helping keep our community warm this winter. Thank you to those who already donated.

PTA Holiday Drive

'Tis the season for giving, and what better way than to participate in the PTA Holiday Drive going on now through December 8th! There will be a bin in front of the school for donations. You also can donate via the Amazon wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/shrevewooddrive

AAP Information & Referrals

Thank you to the families who joined us for the AAP Parent Information Sessions on October 18.  If you were unable to come to one of the sessions, you may access the information presented in the slides linked here. Slides in Spanish are available in two parts: Spanish part 1 and Spanish part 2.

You may use this link to locate all AAP Forms, including translated referrals for Spanish, Farci, Korean, Chinese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We have the English forms linked below for easy access.

Here is the AAP Full Time Services Referral Form. The Parent Questionnaire is only necessary when referring for Full Time Services.  Only students in 2nd-7th grade may be referred for Full Time Services. AAP Full Time Services referrals are due to April Done no later than December 15th. 

Students in K-6th may be referred for Subject Specific Differentiated Services and Part Time Services designated referral form.   

Finally, you will also find the AAP Program of Services Chart.  This chart provides an overview of the services provided.

If you have further questions about any of this information, please contact April Done at [email protected].

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Self-Control. Self-control means you can 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 can limit impulsive behavior. They are able to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. Self-control does not mean a lack of thoughts, feelings, or impulses; it just means you have command over them.

A group’s ability to demonstrate self-control often appears in the form of “self-monitoring.” This means the individuals demonstrate honesty with one another about successful group practices. When things are unsuccessful, group members can adjust roles in the interest of overall group success. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of self-control with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Snow Days
  • Winter Break Reminder
  • Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date Winter Band and Chorus Concert

Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 PM

Kilmer Middle School Gymnasium

Grades 3 & 4 Math VGA

Tuesday, December 12

Grades 5 & 6 Math VGA

Wednesday, December 13

⭐Winter Spirit Week

Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15

⭐Winter Break (No School)

Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday (No School)

Monday, January 15

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words - 12/1/23

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Winter Spirit Week

🌟 Dining for Dollars

🌟 Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

🌟 Lost & Found

🌟 🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

🌟 Girls on the Run

🌟 PTA Holiday Drive

🌟 AAP Information & Referrals

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Thank you to all of the parent chaperones who supported our students on their field trips this week! We are grateful for your partnership and support of these learning experiences.

We will be packing the next two weeks before Winter Break with plenty of learning and fun activities for everyone in the building. We are excited to have a Winter Spirit week during the week of December 11th. More information can be found below in the Wise Words. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Winter Spirit Week Dining for Dollars Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Per the weather reports, the cold winds of winter are blowing in this week. Throughout the winter weather, FCPS and Shrevewood monitor the weather for very low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. At this time, it is our intention to have outdoor recess opportunities this week. 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and/or other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing our Social Worker, Heather Colby ([email protected]), can assist you. You can also call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

Lost & Found

Our lost and found collection is overflowing, and we need your help to make sure these items find their way home! Please stop by the cafeteria when you are here to claim any items that might belong to you. All items not collected before Winter Break will be donated.

🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and follow recommendations for when to keep them home due to illness. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance webpage for more tips.

Girls on the Run

The Shrevewood based Girls on the Run (GOTR) team is collecting winter coats to support the Providence District Winter Gear Drive until winter break.  Please feel free to send in gently used coats/vests and have your student(s) place them in the blue and white box (with gold lettering) right inside the main doors of the school building. We appreciate your support in helping keep our community warm this winter. Thank you to those who already donated.

A huge congrats to all the girls for successfully completing the GOTR 5K on Sunday, November 19. It was a great season. Also, keep your eyes out for announcements for the spring season.

PTA Holiday Drive

'Tis the season for giving, and what better way than to participate in the PTA Holiday Drive going on now through December 8th! There will be a bin in front of the school for donations. You also can donate via the Amazon wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/shrevewooddrive

AAP Information & Referrals

Thank you to the families who joined us for the AAP Parent Information Sessions on October 18.  If you were unable to come to one of the sessions, you may access the information presented in the slides linked here. Slides in Spanish are available in two parts: Spanish part 1 and Spanish part 2.

You may use this link to locate all AAP Forms, including translated referrals for Spanish, Farci, Korean, Chinese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We have the English forms linked below for easy access.

Here is the AAP Full Time Services Referral Form. The Parent Questionnaire is only necessary when referring for Full Time Services.  Only students in 2nd-7th grade may be referred for Full Time Services. AAP Full Time Services referrals are due to April Done no later than December 15th. 

Students in K-6th may be referred for Subject Specific Differentiated Services and Part Time Services designated referral form.   

Finally, you will also find the AAP Program of Services Chart.  This chart provides an overview of the services provided.

If you have further questions about any of this information, please contact April Done at [email protected].

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Supporting Others When They Struggle. This means when other people are struggling, we do our best to help them out.

Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence. Everyone faces tough days and needs support, and this support leads to a chain of prosocial behavior that makes us feel good about ourselves and our group.

To practice and encourage the character strength of supporting others with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • How FCPS Announces Weather Closings
  • Keeping Your Child Warm
  • Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date Grades 3 & 4 Reading VGA

Monday, December 4

Grades 5 & 6 Reading VGA

Wednesday, December 6

Grades 3 & 4 Math VGA

Tuesday, December 12

Grades 5 & 6 Math VGA

Wednesday, December 13

⭐Winter Spirit Week

Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15

⭐Winter Break (No School)

Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday (No School)

Monday, January 15

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

Shrevewood Wise Words - 11/16/23

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Lost & Found

🌟 🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

🌟 PTA Shrevewood Spirit Wear Sale

🌟 PTA Holiday Drive

🌟 Girls on the Run Winter Gear Drive

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 20-December 1

🌟 2023-24 Shrevewood Employee Awards

🌟 AAP Information & Referrals

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We have already had an incredible week at Shrevewood, and we still have our Mad Science Holidaze assembly to look forward to tomorrow! Thank you so much to all of the families and friends who joined us for our Thanksgiving lunch yesterday. It was heartwarming to see all of the smiles throughout the cafeteria. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped make the event a great one! And thank you to the kindergarten and 1st grade families for your patience and flexibility as we worked through the delay to the start of our event. We appreciate you all. We have much to be thankful for each and every day!

We will not send out a Wise Words newsletter next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday break. As a reminder, Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 22, through Friday, November 24. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27. We wish you and your family a joy filled time together!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Lost & Found

Our lost and found collection is overflowing, and we need your help to make sure these items find their way home! Please stop by the cafeteria when you are here for the Book Fair to claim any items that might belong to you. All items not collected before Winter Break will be donated.

🧼 Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses often rise this time of year. It is important for students to wash their hands regularly and cover their coughs and sneezes. Please monitor your child’s health daily and follow recommendations for when to keep them home due to illness. Visit FCPS' Health and Safety Guidance webpage for more tips.

PTA Shrevewood Spirit Wear Sale

Get your Shrevewood merch in time for the holidays! Our online spirit wear store is open until noon on 11/29 - order now!

PTA Holiday Drive

'Tis the season for giving, and what better way than to participate in the PTA Holiday Drive going on now through December 8th! There will be a bin in front of the school for donations. You also can donate via the Amazon wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/shrevewooddrive

Girls on the Run Winter Gear Drive

The Shrevewood based Girls on the Run (GOTR) team is collecting winter coats to support the Providence District Winter Gear Drive.  Please feel free to send in gently used coats/vests and have your student(s) place them in the blue and white box (with gold lettering) right inside the main doors of the school building.  We appreciate your support in helping keep our community warm this winter.  

A special good luck to all of our Girls running in the GOTR 5K this Sunday. Also, keep your eyes out for announcements regarding the GOTR spring season.  

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 20-December 1

The Fall Book Fair is coming!  November 20 and 21 are browsing days for students only, and we will begin sales after the Thanksgiving Break from November 27-December 1.  Volunteers will be needed, and the link to sign up is here:  https://bit.ly/2023bfvolunteer.   E-Wallets are the preferred method of payment.  More details will be coming home in students’ folders this week.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information: [email protected]

Each year FCPS strives to recognize outstanding staff throughout the county. This is an opportunity to recognize staff in any and all capacities. Both staff and community members can nominate Shrevewood Staff. You do not need to nominate for all categories. To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee please complete your nomination through this Google Form by November 17. 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 listed in the form.

If you have any questions, contact Kimberly Adams ([email protected]) or Coreen Pinkerton ([email protected]).

AAP Information & Referrals

Thank you to the families who joined us for the AAP Parent Information Sessions on October 18.  If you were unable to come to one of the sessions, you may access the information presented in the slides linked here. Slides in Spanish are available in two parts: Spanish part 1 and Spanish part 2.

You may use this link to locate all AAP Forms, including translated referrals for Spanish, Farci, Korean, Chinese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We have the English forms linked below for easy access.

Here is the AAP Full Time Services Referral Form. The Parent Questionnaire is only necessary when referring for Full Time Services.  Only students in 2nd-7th grade may be referred for Full Time Services. AAP Full Time Services referrals are due to April Done no later than December 15th. 

Students in K-6th may be referred for Subject Specific Differentiated Services and Part Time Services designated referral form.   

Finally, you will also find the AAP Program of Services Chart.  This chart provides an overview of the services provided.

If you have further questions about any of this information, please contact April Done at [email protected].

With next week being a short week, we will continue to focus on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude means you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Gratitude is the quality of expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion, because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

Out of all 24 character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness, and optimism. And, the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets -- and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

To practice and encourage the character strength of gratitude with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Student Food Show
  • Veterans Day Celebrations
  • State Music Honors

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Save the Date Mad Science Fall Assembly

Friday, November 17

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 20 - Friday, December 1

⭐Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

⭐Winter Break (No School)

Monday, December 18 - Monday, January 1

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday (No School)

Monday, January 15

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Shrevewood Wise Words - 11/9/23

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🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Armchair Fundraiser Ending!

🌟 PTA Holiday Drive

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 20-December 1

🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

🌟 Thanksgiving Lunch

🌟 2023-24 Shrevewood Employee Awards

🌟 Picture Retakes – November 13th

🌟 AAP Information & Referrals

🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

🌟 Impact Aid

🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

🌟 The Positivity Project

🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

As we approach Veterans Day tomorrow, we want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to the brave individuals who have served and continue to serve our country. Veterans Day is a time to honor the sacrifices made by these heroes and to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy because of their dedication and courage. To our Shrevewood families who have veterans among them, we extend a heartfelt thank you for the sacrifices you and your loved ones have made.

This week is National School Psychologists Week. Thank you to our amazing school psychologist, Betty Zemichael, for all she does to support our students and families. 

The 2nd quarter is off to a very strong start and we are looking forward to a full week of school with our students next week!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Armchair Fundraiser Ending!

The Armchair Fundraiser is coming to a close this week and we're 75% of our way to our goal! Please consider donating. Gifts will fund an additional assembly, field trips, staff appreciation events, and a Shrevewood t-shirt for every teacher!

Learn more and donate here: https://shrevewoodes.memberhub.com/w/armchair

PTA Holiday Drive

'Tis the season for giving, and what better way than to participate in the PTA Holiday Drive going on now through December 8th! There will be a bin in front of the school for donations. You also can donate via the Amazon wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/shrevewooddrive

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 20-December 1

The Fall Book Fair is coming!  November 20 and 21 are browsing days for students only, and we will begin sales after the Thanksgiving Break from November 27-December 1.  Volunteers will be needed, and the link to sign up is here:  https://bit.ly/2023bfvolunteer.   E-Wallets are the preferred method of payment.  More details will be coming home in students’ folders next week.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information: [email protected]

Change in Transportation Protocol

If playdates are planned, the Shrevewood office team must receive notifications from the parents of all students involved.  Playdate notifications may be made via the online Change in Transportation Form or via an email sent to [email protected]. For any changes in transportation, please make sure to contact the office no later 3:00 pm.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Student meals are $3.25, additional meals for any family members attending can be purchased for $4.75.

Student meals will be charged to student accounts. Please make sure your child has money on their MySchoolBucks lunch account. Families can pay for their meal ($4.75) with cash or check. We are not able to charge guest meals to the student account. Exact change or a check will be required for purchasing a family member meal.

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up using this link. 

Volunteers will be helping with visitor check-in and meal serving.  Do not sign up during your child’s lunch block. 

Each year FCPS strives to recognize outstanding staff throughout the county. This is an opportunity to recognize staff in any and all capacities. Both staff and community members can nominate Shrevewood Staff. You do not need to nominate for all categories. To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Outstanding Employee please complete your nomination through this Google Form by November 17. 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 listed in the form.

If you have any questions, contact Kimberly Adams ([email protected]) or Coreen Pinkerton ([email protected]).

Picture Retakes - November 13th

If your student was absent or if you purchased an original photo day package and want a retake, your student can retake their photo on Monday, November 13th. Students will need to return their package to the photographer during their session. Legacy will automatically order a package with their retake image.

AAP Information & Referrals

Thank you to the families who joined us for the AAP Parent Information Sessions on October 18.  If you were unable to come to one of the sessions, you may access the information presented in the slides linked here. Slides in Spanish are available in two parts. Spanish part 1 and Spanish part 2.

You may use this link to locate all AAP Forms, including translated referrals for Spanish, Farci, Korean, Chinese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We have the English forms linked below for easy access.

Here is the AAP Full Time Services Referral Form. The Parent Questionnaire is only necessary when referring for Full Time Services.  Only students in 2nd-7th grade may be referred for full time services. AAP Full Time Services referrals are due to April Done no later than December 15th. 

Students in K-6th may be referred for Subject Specific Differentiated Services and Part Time Services designated referral form.   

Finally, you will also find the AAP Program of Services Chart.  This chart provides an overview of the services provided.

If you have further questions about any of this information, please contact April Done at [email protected].

Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch:
  • Enter at Door 1 and report to the Main Office. 
  • Using a government issued photo ID, you must sign-in and receive a visitor sticker. 
  • Please ensure you are wearing the visitor sticker at all times. 
  • Report directly to the cafeteria. 
  • Enjoy lunch with your children. 
  • Return to the main office to check-out using your sticker. 
  • Lunch visitors should not go to the classroom or recess, so our daily schedule and routines can continue for our students. 
  • We ask that you not bring fast food for lunch. 
  • Please do NOT bring any food to share with other children, due to safety protocols and allergies.
Impact Aid

The Impact Aid programs and grants are designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally connected students.

The survey will be made available to FCPS families online through Parent Vue beginning October 16, 2023.

After that, families who have not completed the survey will have a printed copy sent home with each child after October 31st and due back by November 17, 2023.

If you are in need of a Parent Vue account, please reach out to Sebastian Brennan, [email protected].

🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

Whether students miss school because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss.

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to attend as many days as possible, but do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. Visit FCPS’ website for information on when you should keep your child at home.

If your child has a chronic illness, please notify his/her teacher, so assistance can be provided if needed. Please contact us as soon as you know your child will be absent.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits.

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude means you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Gratitude is the quality of feelings and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

Out of all 24 character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And, the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets -- and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

To practice and encourage the character strength of gratitude with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can also write a check to Shrevewood Food Services and deliver it to our Food Services Manager. During the school year, you can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.   A new application must be filled out each new school year. Forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.  

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • 2023 School Bond Referendum Passed
  • Students Named National Merit Commended Scholars
  • SAT/PSAT School Day Scores

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

Save the Date Picture Retakes

Monday, November 13

3rd Grade Field Trip

Tuesday, November 14

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 14

Thanksgiving Lunch

Wednesday, November 15

Mad Science Fall Assembly

Friday, November 17

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 20 - Friday, December 1

⭐Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

 

Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

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