Shrevewood Wise Words 1/27/23

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

🌟 School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

🌟 Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 FCPS This Week

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the 2022-2023 school year! It's true what they say, time really does fly when you're having fun.

Thank you so much to our PTA and all of our families who donated snacks and goodies for our staff on Wednesday. It was a great way to jump start our professional learning these past two days. Our very own Dr. Price and Ms. Daniels led our instructional staff in learning more about Reflex Math during the early dismissal on Wednesday.

Today, Shrevewood was recognized with the FCPS 2022 Award of Communication Excellence. This award celebrates the creation of excellent website, newsletter, and social media content that informs and engages readers. We were honored to be only one of five winning schools, which is quite an accomplishment!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

You can now register for our Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon! Our goal is to raise $17,000 for Blacktop Upgrades, Field Trips, Staff Appreciation Events, Collaboration Space Upgrades, and Positivity Project Training. Registering is easy and free!

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM  ⭐️

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

At their January 17 work session, the School Board discussed draft calendars that were created for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Draft calendars were developed using the following criteria as a framework:

  • Federal, state, and Virginia Department of Education guidance.
  • Superintendent’s priorities.
  • School Board input.
  • Student absentee data.
  • Staff absentee data.
  • Surrounding jurisdictions’ calendars.
  • Survey results.
  • Calendar Feedback Committee input.

You may view the draft calendars and other related documents in Boarddocs. The calendars will be presented as new business during the School Board meeting on Thursday, January 26. The Board is scheduled to vote on the calendars during their meeting on Thursday, February 9. 

Watch a recording of today’s Work Session. Get information on FCPS' calendar development process.

Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

A 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 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

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday, March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. 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:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our teachers will pick and reinforce any prior Positive Project traits that fit well within the needs of their classrooms. The Positivity Project refers to this as Wildcard Week!

FCPS This Week

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

    • Community Feedback on Calendars
    • Text-to-Speech Function on Websites
    • Summer Camps Information

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

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 continued to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:05 p.m. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11:00 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 14 -  7:00 pm, Cafeteria

George Washington's Birthday and President's Day

Monday, February 20 - No School

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 1/13/23

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Assistant Principal's Message

🌟 Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

🌟 Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

🌟 Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

🌟 Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Assistant Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

In lieu of a Principal's Message this week, I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank our fearless leader, Principal DeSmyter, for all that he does for Shrevewood E.S. as Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week comes to a close. Principal Desmyter goes above and beyond each day to make sure our staff, students, and families are safe and happy. Please take a few minutes to enjoy a video of some of our students sharing why Mr. DeSmyter is such an incredible leader.

Thank you Mr. DeSmyter Video

Sincerely,

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

We are excited to kick off our Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon on 02/07/2023. Our goal is to raise $17,000 for flexible seating, field trips, staff appreciation events, and Positivity Project training and to strengthen our school community.  

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning, and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.

Mark your calendars for the Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon fundraiser kicking off soon!

Key dates to remember: 

  • REGISTRATION OPENS - 01/24/2023

      Register on MYBOOSTER.COM

  • Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon Kick Off - 02/07/2023
  • Event Day - 02/15/2023

We are grateful for our Shrevewood Elementary family! Thank you for your support this year.

Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

We need coaches to support the Spring 2023 Girls on the Run (GOTR) Season at Shrevewood! At this time, we are just recruiting coaches. Participant registration for students in grades 3 through 6 will open in February. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Shrevewood, beginning March 7. The end-of-season 5K will be the weekend of May 20-21. To learn more about coaching visit the GOTR website or email Molly Sherlock

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, January 27, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

A 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 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

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday, March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. 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:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting will be focusing on Social Intelligence. You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • What does a good listener do?
  • What does being a good listener have to do with Social Intelligence?
  • What can you do to be a better listener?

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

                                                          ~Ernest Hemingway

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 continued to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:05 p.m. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11:00 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workdays

Thursday, January 26, & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 1/13/23

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Winter VGA Schedule

🌟 Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

🌟 Last week to sign up for Before/After School Programs through 1/15

🌟 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

🌟 Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

🌟 Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Our 3rd and 4th grade students did a great job taking their Reading and Math VGA this week and our 5th and 6th graders will take their assessments next week.

As a reminder, Monday is a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We also have the end of the quarter nearing on Wednesday, January 25, which is a 2 hour early release day. Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27 are student holidays.

We hope you all have a wonderful three day weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Winter VGA Schedule Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

4

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

5

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

6

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Makeups

Friday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 20

Combined Fall and Winter VGA score reports will be delivered to families via U.S. Mail as soon as possible after all Winter VGA tests are completed. The anticipated delivery timeline is late February or early March 2023. The intention of combining this VGA reporting is to make it easier for families to view growth in the Vertical Scaled Scores (VSS) from fall to winter and to compare the student’s VSS results to the end-of-year proficiency target. More information pertaining to the VGA can be found here.

If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected]cps.edu.

Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

We need coaches to support the Spring 2023 Girls on the Run (GOTR) Season at Shrevewood! At this time, we are just recruiting coaches. Participant registration for students in grades 3 through 6 will open in February. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Shrevewood, beginning March 7. The end-of-season 5K will be the weekend of May 20-21. To learn more about coaching visit the GOTR website or email Molly Sherlock

Last week to sign up for Before/After School Programs through 1/15

Do your kids like sports? Legos? Do they have an interest in cooking? Science? 

Shrevewood PTA is pleased to offer before and after school programs again with our partner, Baroody Camps, Inc. See all of this winter's offerings here. Classes will run from January 23 - March 24.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We invite you to explore a service opportunity with your family during this Weekend of Service. FCPS is collaborating with Volunteer Fairfax for this weekend of service to provide service opportunities for all ages January 14-16. Volunteer Fairfax has updated their website and additional details can be found here.

Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, January 27, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

A 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 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

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No late applications are accepted.

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

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Next week, our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting will be focusing on the perseverance character strength. Perseverance means you complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • How have you shown perseverance in your own life?
  • Is it always easy to overcome challenges?
  • What are some examples of positive self-talk that can help you persevere?

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐VGA Testing

Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, January 20

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 1/6/23

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Winter VGA Schedule

🌟 New Year’s Resolutions

🌟 Family Math Week

🌟 Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Happy New Year! We were so excited to welcome everyone back and it was a wonderful time as staff and students returned to school for the first week of 2023. The smiles and excitement were shining throughout the building!

We jumped right back into learning and reviewing routines this week.  A new year is a great time to reset and start good habits.  If you need help setting up better routines for your house in the morning, or after school, or bedtime routines, please feel free to reach out to one of our amazing counselors who can help you develop a plan that works for your family and schedule.

We are looking forward to all of the fun and learning that the rest of the school year will bring!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Winter VGA Schedule Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

4

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

5

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

6

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Makeups

Friday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 20

Combined Fall and Winter VGA score reports will be delivered to families via U.S. Mail as soon as possible after all Winter VGA tests are completed. The anticipated delivery timeline is late February or early March 2023. The intention of combining this VGA reporting is to make it easier for families to view growth in the Vertical Scaled Scores (VSS) from fall to winter and to compare the student’s VSS results to the end-of-year proficiency target. More information pertaining to the VGA can be found here.

If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected].

New Year’s Resolutions

In December, many people will head to their local Target or Michaels to find a new planner. The crisp, fresh feeling of new paper to write new and improved goals gets some of us excited. When thinking of your goals, consider making them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound). This method breaks your goals down into specific objectives and makes it easier for you to track your progress. What goals would you like to share with your child to show them examples of healthy adult introspection? Introspection, looking within, is necessary to learn how to manage stress in a healthy manner. What regular coping skills can be implemented into your daily/weekly routine? Some goals may be physical, spiritual, financial, or emotional. Would it be easier to have serious conversations over a family dinner, or maybe regular family dinners spark joy and connection that’s often missing?

Research has shown that family therapy is the best treatment option for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol (SAMHSA). Many people use drugs to manage life’s hardships when they feel disconnected from themselves or others.The opposite of addiction is connection, and young people benefit from connection with their families. Families who have a common mission based on autonomy and openness instead of secrecy and silence thrive. Families teach young people how to manage stress when they communicate honestly and openly with one another. Learning how to manage stress early in life could be a major factor in whether or not a young person decides to use drugs.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Difference

SMART Goals Quick Overview

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse & Today’s Youth

 

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Family Math Week

ST Math is hosting family math week from January 9, 2023, until January 13, 2023. During the week of January 9, 2023, students will be encouraged to log onto the FCPS Family Math website to engage in math activities including stories that include mathematical concepts and a variety of different math games from around the world. All activities are available in English and Spanish. 

To learn more about ST Family Math Nights check out this video.

Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

FCPS has announced updates to its inclement weather procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

Like last year, the first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events.

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before.

Allowing five days for inclement weather events allows time to plan ahead as best as possible to ensure everything needed to continue to serve our students and families is in place. This includes allowing for pick-up times for devices, clearing parking lots so those devices can be collected, as well as allowing teachers time to reformat their classes for a virtual format.

MiFi (Mobile Hotspot) Check-out

Schools have mobile hotspot devices (MiFi) for checkout to students who have no internet access at home. These MiFis are intended to support school-related activities only and include internet filtering that prevents recreational uses including Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. If your student needs a MiFi device to complete school work at home, please fill out this Google Form. Our school team will be in touch regarding distribution of these devices.

Next week, our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting will be focusing on the prudence character strength. Prudence means you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • Where have you seen people make and follow a plan to achieve their goal?
  • What short term goals will you need to achieve in order to work towards one of your larger goals?
  • What might distract you from achieving your goal, and how can you deflect that?

“Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned." -Cicero

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐VGA Testing

Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, January 20

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 12/16/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Office Hours for Winter Break

🌟 Winter VGA Schedule

🌟 Holiday Drive - Thank You!

🌟 COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

🌟 Family Math Week

🌟 Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

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

As we approach winter break, we hope that you are able to enjoy some down time and fulfilling time with friends and family. It sounds like there is a little chance that we might even enjoy some winter weather over the break.

If you’re traveling, may your travels be safe and smooth. If you’re staying home, may your time be happy and hopeful.

From the Shrevewood family to your family, we wish you the happiest of holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2023.

With kindness and appreciation and looking forward to a fresh new calendar year,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Office Hours for Winter Break

Our offices will be closed during Winter Break and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Winter VGA Schedule Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

4

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

5

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

6

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Makeups

Friday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 20

To learn more information about the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit this website. The parent notification of testing memo can be found here. If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected].

Holiday Drive - Thank You!

Thank you to all of those who donated to our Holiday Drive. Your generous gifts have made a huge impact in the lives of our students and their families and we are grateful for all of the donations that were made. Thank you to our PTA for organizing the Holiday Drive and a special thanks goes to Kate Coho and Darlene McNerney for their support! 

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Family Math Week

ST Math is hosting family math week from January 9, 2023, until January 13, 2023. During the week of January 9, 2023, students will be encouraged to log onto the FCPS Family Math website to engage in math activities including stories that include mathematical concepts and a variety of different math games from around the world. All activities are available in English and Spanish. 

To learn more about ST Family Math Nights check out this video.

Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

FCPS has announced updates to its inclement weather procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

Like last year, the first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events.

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before.

Allowing five days for inclement weather events allows time to plan ahead as best as possible to ensure everything needed to continue to serve our students and families is in place. This includes allowing for pick-up times for devices, clearing parking lots so those devices can be collected, as well as allowing teachers time to reformat their classes for a virtual format.

MiFi (Mobile Hotspot) Check-out

Schools have mobile hotspot devices (MiFi) for checkout to students who have no internet access at home. These MiFis are intended to support school-related activities only, and include internet filtering that prevents recreational uses, including Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. If your student needs a MiFi device to complete school work at home, please fill out this Google Form. Our school team will be in touch regarding distribution of these devices.

When we return from Winter Break, our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting will be focusing on the optimism character strength. Individuals with optimism expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • What is something in your life that could benefit from a more optimistic perspective?
  • How can it sometimes be difficult to have optimism?
  • What are some words or phrases you can use when you want to be more optimistic or spread your optimism to others?

Hope is being able to see that there is light

despite all of the darkness.“ -Desmond Tutu

FCPS News

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

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

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

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐Winter Break

Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2 - No School

⭐VGA Testing

Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, January 20

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 12/9/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Winter Spirit Week!

🌟 Winter VGA Schedule

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

🌟 Mental Health, Coping & Addiction

🌟 Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

🌟 Band & Chorus Concert

🌟 iReady Winter Testing

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

The cold weather is here, and the first official day of winter is approaching soon. Thank you parents in advance for ensuring students are dressed appropriately for the weather and outdoor recess. Please remember to stay tuned to inclement weather updates on the local news channels, Channel 21, or on the FCPS website.  If you haven’t already done so, this is a good time to update your child’s emergency care card and have an alternate plan in place if the weather causes school to open later, dismiss early, or close for the day.

As a reminder, all parent referrals for AAP Level IV are due by next Wednesday (12/15). No late referrals will be accepted.

We look forward to our SWES Spirit Week next week, our band and chorus concert, and closing out 2022 strong!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Winter Spirit Week! Winter VGA Schedule Shrevewood VGA Schedule

Grade

Reading

Math

3

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

4

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 11

5

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

6

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Makeups

Friday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 20

To learn more information about the Virginia Growth Assessment, please visit this website. The parent notification of testing memo can be found here. If you have any questions about the VGA, please email Katie Vandawalker at [email protected].

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Mental Health, Coping & Addiction

One in four Americans suffers from a mental illness. Almost 3 in 5 people with mental illness will receive no treatment or medication. In 2019, an estimated 47.6 million adults (19% of the country) had a mental illness, but only 43% received any kind of mental health care (Johns Hopkins). There are many reasons why a person may turn to drugs or alcohol initially, including using these mind-altering substances as a coping mechanism for stress, difficult emotions, physical ailments, and other issues. Drugs and alcohol can provide a temporary respite from reality and everyday life. They can enhance pleasure and decrease inhibitions and anxiety.  Drug use can be an unhealthy coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms are habits formed over time that serve to help a person manage situations or stress levels. Not all coping mechanisms are maladaptive or destructive; however, addiction is both.

Before using drugs as a coping strategy here are some recommendations for a healthier mindset. The goal is to identify the “void” or issue and work towards healing. In the meantime, experts recommend diet and exercise as great places to start. See your Primary Care Physician and a therapist if needed. Quality sleep is also a major factor in a healthy mind. Surround yourself with good people and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Resources:

Substance Use Disorder info

FCPS Social Work

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Email: [email protected]

Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

FCPS has announced updates to its inclement weather procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

Like last year, the first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events.

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before.

Allowing five days for inclement weather events allows time to plan ahead as best as possible to ensure everything needed to continue to serve our students and families is in place. This includes allowing for pick-up times for devices, clearing parking lots so those devices can be collected, as well as allowing teachers time to reformat their classes for a virtual format.

MiFi (Mobile Hotspot) Check-out

Schools have mobile hotspot devices (MiFi) for checkout to students who have no internet access at home. These MiFis are intended to support school-related activities only, and include internet filtering that prevents recreational uses, including Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. If your student needs a MiFi device to complete school work at home, please fill out this Google Form. Our school team will be in touch regarding distribution of these devices.

Band & Chorus Concert

Our 6th grade Band and 5th and 6th grade Chorus will have their Winter concert on Tuesday, December 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Please join us for some music selections that the students have been working hard on to perform. If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Thomas, our band teacher, or Mrs. Anuszkiewicz, our Chorus director.

iReady Winter Testing

Students in grades 1-6 will participate in the math and reading iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) for the winter window next week (December 12 - December 16). More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we will be focusing on the self-control character strength. Individuals with self-control have the ability to control their emotions and behaviors and think before they act.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • How do you define self-control?
  • What are some ways to demonstrate self-control?
  • Why is it important to have self-control?

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius

FCPS News

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

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

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

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐Winter Spirit Week

Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16

⭐Band and Chorus Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

⭐Winter Break

Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2 - No School

⭐VGA Testing

Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, January 20

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 12/2/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Congratulations to the Shrevewood Outstanding Employee School Level Winners

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

🌟 Assessment Reporting Information

🌟 Inclusive Schools Week- December 5-9

🌟 Marshall HS Tree Sale

🌟 Winter Spirit Week!

🌟 Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

🌟 Band & Chorus Concert

🌟 iReady Winter Testing

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! There were lots of smiles on Monday morning as we returned to the building from the break. We continue to be grateful for the amazing things that are happening here. Our 2nd graders enjoyed their first field trip to Huntly Meadows Park, while 5th graders explored at Green Spring Gardens. Thank you to all of our parent chaperones who supported these learning experiences.

We are packing the next two weeks before Winter Break with lots of learning and fun activities. We will have a Winter Spirit week during the week of December 12th. More information about the spirit days can be found later in the Newsletter.

Next Thursday, FCPS will be observing Bodhi Day. A blessed Bodhi Day to all who celebrate.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Congratulations to the Shrevewood Outstanding Employee School Level Winners

Thank you to everyone who nominated staff for these awards. We are writing the nomination packets to move our school winners forward to the Marshall Pyramid Level. Any comments and specific examples you would like to share would be appreciated to assist us in writing the nominations. 

  • Outstanding Operational Employee - Heba Kamel
  • Outstanding Professional Employee - Kristen Neumeister
  • Outstanding School Based Leader - Katie Vandawalker
  • Outstanding Principal - Joshua DeSmyter
  • Outstanding Teacher - Kirsten Milhorn
  • Outstanding New Teacher - Cristin George

Please send any additional comments and specific examples to our Librarian, Kimberly Adams, at [email protected] by Wednesday, December 7th.

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening - DEADLINE December 15

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Assessment Reporting Information

We hope you have enjoyed learning about your child’s progress during our 1st quarter conferences.  Your child’s teacher shared a variety of assessment information that will also be available to you for your personal records:

  • VRKP results for grade K will be sent via U.S. Mail before winter break
  • iReady grades 1-3 were sent via U.S. Mail before Thanksgiving
  • iReady grades 4-6 will be posted via SIS ParentVUE before winter break 
  • VGA results for grades 3-6 will be shared before winter break, pending score interpretation guidance from the Virginia Department of Education

At Shrevewood, we believe our children are more than any given test score.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions regarding academic progress throughout the school year.  You can find more information on assessments here, or by contacting our School Test Coordinator, Katie Vandawalker.

Inclusive Schools Week- December 5-9

Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. The week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community.”

Winter Spirit Week! Virtual Snow Days & MiFi Devices

FCPS has announced updates to its inclement weather procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

Like last year, the first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events.

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning.

During weather events, FCPS must consider power outages, technical connection issues, and whether students have access to devices that they may not have taken home the night before.

Allowing five days for inclement weather events allows time to plan ahead as best as possible to ensure everything needed to continue to serve our students and families is in place. This includes allowing for pick-up times for devices, clearing parking lots so those devices can be collected, as well as allowing teachers time to reformat their classes for a virtual format.

MiFi (Mobile Hotspot) Check-out

Schools have mobile hotspot devices (MiFi) for checkout to students who have no internet access at home. These MiFis are intended to support school-related activities only, and include internet filtering that prevents recreational uses, including Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. If your student needs a MiFi device to complete school work at home, please fill out this Google Form. Our school team will be in touch regarding distribution of these devices.

Band & Chorus Concert

Our 6th grade Band and 5th and 6th grade Chorus will have their Winter concert on Tuesday, December 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Please join us for some music selections that the students have been working hard on to perform. If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Thomas, our band teacher, or Mrs. Anuszkiewicz, our Chorus director.

iReady Winter Testing

Students in grades 1-6 will participate in the math and reading iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) for the winter window. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we 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.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • How have you experienced help from others? How did it make you feel?
  • What is one way that you can help out someone who is struggling?

“Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose.” -Goldie Hawn

FCPS News

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

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

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

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐Winter Spirit Week

Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16

⭐Band and Chorus Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

⭐Winter Break

Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2 - No School

⭐Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16 - No School

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 26 & Friday, January 27 - No school for students

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 11/18/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Shrevewood Online Directory

🌟 Marshall HS Tree Sale

🌟 Pies for Teachers Sign Up

🌟 Story Time African Storytelling Re-Imagined

🌟 Alcohol & the Holidays

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

🌟 FCPS News

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

This week truly was full of JOY! We had our first Positivity Project assembly focused on gratitude, winners of our Armchair fundraiser had breakfast and played BINGO with us and our whole school got to enjoy the Dino Race today. The smiles on our students' faces this week during these events really reminded us of our why and we are grateful for that.

Thank you to our PTA for their collaboration and presentation with Kaylin Daniels and Sarah Jones on the importance of building teacher and parent partnerships. We continue to strive towards open communication and building our partnerships with our families.

As a reminder, we will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

Next week, all FCPS schools and offices are closed Wednesday-Friday (November 23-25) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We have much to be thankful for each day.

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Shrevewood Online Directory

Membership Toolkit (formerly AtoZ connect)

The Shrevewood PTA is happy to offer an online directory to families so we can all connect! It's time to verify your family's listing in Shrevewood's online directory!

If you have used this tool in the past, go to www.shrevewoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com, log-in, and update your information! 

If you are new to this tool, please go to the website above and CREATE an account. If the email you use matches the one in the directory, you will be linked to our directory. If they don't’ match, you will need to email [email protected] from the email address you used to create an account and our Directory Chair will grant access. 

After verifying your information, you can access the directory by visiting the website (listed above) or downloading the Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android devices.

The directory is password-protected and limited to Shrevewood families and staff. At any time you may hide part or all of your contact information from the directory and you control what emails you receive from the PTA.

Questions: Email Jeff Grana, Online Directory Chair at [email protected]

Marshall HS Tree Sale

I would love to invite you to my African Storytelling Reimagined sessions at Nordstroms in Tysons corner on November 19. My name is Ada and I was inspired by my children to become a children's author. A Nigerian immigrant, I wanted them to enjoy the stories that I grew up on, so my books are retellings of some of the most cherished African folktales that have been passed down orally for generations and lost to centuries of migration.  

I am touring the country with Nordstrom and I would love to invite you to attend this reading and also drive awareness of my initiative.  Since I launched, I have had and had an amazing time presenting my program around the country. In addition to reading, my sessions include geography and cultural lessons, African dance, and touch/feel interactions with authentic African artifacts. I have been featured on numerous media outlets such as Fox5 and WPGC 95.5. 

We are living in a time where diversity is so encouraged and celebrated and I know that you would love not just the story behind my books, but the geography and culture inserts included. Storytelling is a way that African elders share moral lessons with young children, and it is a treat being able to share this bit of our culture to new audiences. Please check out this brief YouTube Video showcasing my book and its features and let me know your thoughts. 

Alcohol & the Holidays

Alcohol & The Holidays

The holidays usually involve family time, games, movies, food, and possibly drinks. The holidays may involve less family members this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean less alcohol for some. Alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic and when ABC stores were deemed essential it didn’t help lower those rates (ABC News, September 29, 2020). Many people are still trying to figure out how to navigate our “new normal” since a global pandemic wasn’t on our to-do list in 2020, but we encourage you to consider a few things during these trying times. 

Questions to consider when drinking with your family:

  1. What message am I sending if I drink in excess around my underage child?
  2. Have I had conversations about responsible drinking with them?
  3. Are the conversations I have about alcohol realistic?
  4. Do my conversations with others reinforce alcohol use as a coping skill during stressful times?
  5. What messages am I sending my underage child if I allow them to drink with me or another adult in the house?

Info to consider:

“One-third of Fairfax County students (33.7%) reported drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetime, ranging from 18.8% of eighth-grade students to half of twelfth-grade students (49.4%). One in seven students (15.2%) reported drinking alcohol in the past month, ranging from 4.5% of eighth-grade students to 27.7% of twelfth-grade students.” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020)

“Female students reported higher rates of alcohol use in their lifetime (36.1% compared to 31.2% of male students), in the past month (17.1% and 13.1%, respectively), and binge drinking in the past two weeks (7.3% and 6.5%, respectively)” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020).

Resources:

Holiday Stress

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 

Substance Abuse Prevention (Spanish)

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are continuing to focus on Gratitude. Individuals with this strength are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Questions that you can discuss with your child about gratitude:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • How does it feel when someone shows gratitude towards you?
  • What is one way you showed gratitude to another person today?

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair with their classes on November 21 & 22. 

 

Parents - Set up your e-wallet to make purchasing easy! (Note: we will still take cash, checks, and credit cards.) 

1. Go to our Book Fair homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

2. Click on eWallet “GET STARTED” and then “CREATE eWALLET”

3. Sign in or create an account (if you do not already have one with Scholastic).

 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

FCPS News

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

    • FCPS Calendar Survey
    • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
    • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
    • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

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

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date ⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

⭐Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - No School

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

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

🌟 Shrevewood Online Directory

🌟 Pies for Teachers Sign Up

🌟 Shrevewood PTA Meeting

🌟 Dining for Dollars

🌟 Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Thank you to our veteran and active service family members who came in to read to our students in their classrooms yesterday. We are grateful and honored to recognize these individuals and thank them for their service as we reflect on the importance of Veterans Day.

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

We are looking forward to a full week of school with our students next week! We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey next week. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information. (Note that this opt out is different from the Focus Group information that families of students in grades 3-6 received yesterday).

Shrevewood Online Directory

Membership Toolkit (formerly AtoZ connect)

The Shrevewood PTA is happy to offer an online directory to families so we can all connect! It's time to verify your family's listing in Shrevewood's online directory!

If you have used this tool in the past, go to www.shrevewoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com, log-in, and update your information! 

If you are new to this tool, please go to the website above and CREATE an account. If the email you use matches the one in the directory, you will be linked to our directory. If they don't’ match, you will need to email [email protected] from the email address you used to create an account and our Directory Chair will grant access. 

After verifying your information, you can access the directory by visiting the website (listed above) or downloading the Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android devices.

The directory is password-protected and limited to Shrevewood families and staff. At any time you may hide part or all of your contact information from the directory and you control what emails you receive from the PTA.

Questions: Email Jeff Grana, Online Directory Chair at [email protected]

Pies for Teachers Sign Up

Anyway you SLICE it, Shrevewood has the best staff! Help us lighten the load for our teachers by BAKING THEM A FRESH PIE for Thanksgiving! We need LOTS of bakers to help with this. Please sign up and get your baking supplies ready! Thanks!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FA5AC22A31-pies

Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support.

Advanced Academics Full Time Screening

AAP Referral and Parent Questionnaire links below:

Level IV Referral Form

Parent Questionnaire

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are focusing on Gratitude. Individuals with this strength are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Questions that you can discuss with your child about gratitude:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • How does it feel when someone shows gratitude towards you?
  • What is one way you showed gratitude to another person today?

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category).

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards, and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

Shrevewood Fall Book Fair! November 28-December 2

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair with their classes on November 21 & 22. 

 

Parents - Set up your e-wallet to make purchasing easy! (Note: we will still take cash, checks, and credit cards.) 

1. Go to our Book Fair homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

2. Click on eWallet “GET STARTED” and then “CREATE eWALLET”

3. Sign in or create an account (if you do not already have one with Scholastic).

 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date PTA Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 pm

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

⭐Dining for Dollars @ Ledos

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm

⭐Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 - No School

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/28/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Art Teacher Update

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Shrevewood PTA Meeting

🌟 Dining for Dollars

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 The SWES Book Fair is Coming!

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Thank you to all who have attended first quarter parent-teacher conferences. We so appreciate the partnership that this time creates. We also realize that lives are very busy. If you have not been able to connect with your child’s teacher yet, please don’t give up! Teachers are willing to be flexible – holding them in person, over the phone, or via Zoom. Since teachers also lead extremely hectic lives, we ask that you extend grace and compassion as you collaborate on schedules.

We enjoyed recognizing our students and staff who won the Student and Staff of the Month for the Positivity Project character traits of perspective, integrity, and creativity.

First quarter progress reports will be sent home next Thursday for students in grades 1-6. These can also be accessed in Parent Vue on Thursday.

Next Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day. The day will be observed as a holiday for students and teachers. Next Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus.

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus.

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus.

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Art Teacher Update

Ms. Moon has resigned for personal reasons. We are diligently working on filling the position with a long term sub and hope to hire a part time art teacher by Winter Break. 

Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14, & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support.

Positivity Project

Next week in our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting, we are focusing on Bravery. A brave person acts with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category).

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards, and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

The SWES Book Fair is Coming!

Students and families will be able to purchase books from our school book fair November 28-December 2. 

Students will browse the fair on November 21 & 22 with their class. 

Please sign up to volunteer at the fair. No experience is necessary and you can sign up for a one hour shift (or more)! Our fair will only be successful with your help!

Learn more at the book fair website.  

Contact Mrs. Adams in the library for more information.

By email: [email protected] or phone: 703-645-6611   

Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodelemschool1

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

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

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/28/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Substitute Bonus Incentive

🌟 Dunn Loring Community Meeting

🌟 AAP Overview Slides

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dinning Dollars

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

🌟 Shrevewood Book Fair

🌟 Conversing With Your Teen About Drug Use

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

It was so wonderful to see the school spirit this week! There were so many smiles and cheers from students, staff, and parents. 

As a reminder, today is the last day of the first quarter. Schools are closed for students on Monday, October 31, for a teacher workday. 

Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, are observance days in the FCPS calendar this year. Shrevewood hopes everyone who celebrates finds peace and happiness.

Have a fabulous weekend and a safe and fun Halloween if you celebrate! We will see our students on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Substitute Bonus and Incentive Program

Work More-Earn a Bonus!!

FCPS has developed a bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required jobs.  For each millstone you will earn a bonus.  If you meet all 3 milestones, your total bonus will be $900.00.  Bonuses will be paid quarterly.

If you work 50 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $200.00 bonus

If you work 100 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $300.00 bonus

If you work 150 substitute jobs within a school year, you will earn a $400.00 bonus

Work on a High-Volume Day and You will receive Premium Pay!!

FCPS has identified high-volume days.  When you work on a high-volume day, your hourly pay will increase to 1.5 times your regular hourly pay.  Our first high-volume day is Friday, October 7 (next Friday).  All you need to do is accept a job in SmartFind Express and your pay rate will be adjusted for that day. 

High Volume Days

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 17

Friday, February 24

Friday, March 10

Friday, March 17

Friday, March 24

Friday, March 31

Friday, April 21

Friday, April 28

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Dunn Loring Community Meeting

Join us Thursday, November 10, for a community meeting to learn more about the Dunn Loring repurposing project, a Fairfax County Public Schools capital project funded by a voter-approved bond referendum. During this meeting, you will learn more about the project and design process to date and have an opportunity to share your views on the project and design process. Public feedback will be shared with the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, School Board, and FCPS staff on the community’s view of the project and design process to date. Please be aware, at this stage in the design and construction process, no major changes may be made but small adjustments may be considered. 

The November 10 community meeting will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to choose to attend in person at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church) or virtually via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Language interpretation will be provided based on the availability of interpretation staff.

Please be aware, the November 10 meeting will focus on the proposed design and future construction. Boundary discussions will begin at the start of construction, which may be as early as spring 2024. We will share future engagement opportunities with the community as they are scheduled.

Register for the November 10 community meeting

Learn more about the Dunn Loring project (and sign up for email updates)

About the project

The Dunn Loring Administrative Center was originally built to address the needs of a rapidly growing population. Additions were needed throughout the 1940s and 50s as the Baby Boom generation entered elementary school in this thriving community. Needs changed and by 1978, the school was repurposed, eventually serving FCPS staff as an administrative center. As our community grows in a new era, we have the opportunity to return the building to its original purpose and support the needs of students in the surrounding community. 

The repurposing of the Dunn Loring Administrative Center will provide approximately 900 students with an elementary school rooted in history and poised to provide 21st-century learning, preparing young children for bright futures. Through this single project, FCPS supports quality education in ten other schools by relieving the pressures of increasing enrollment growth. 

AAP Overview Slides

Thank you to our families who attended our Advanced Academics Programs Overview at Shrevewood. Here are a copy of the slides for your reference.

Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dining for Dollars - November 15

Join us in Dining for Dollars on

Monday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 15, from 4-9pm each night. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.

Take the night off from cooking and grab dinner at Ledo Pizza. You can eat in or take out. Make things easy on yourself before attending Tuesday's PTA meeting!

Mention Shrevewood at pick up and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Shrevewood PTA.

Thank you for your support

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Other People Mindset.

Knowing my words and actions affect others.

 

“The right word spoken at the right time can make all the difference in building people up. Choose well.” -Michael Hyatt

Remember, a person can demonstrate the Other People Mindset every single day! As you go through your day, be sure to look for opportunities where you can demonstrate that you know that your words and actions affect others.

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Shrevewood Elementary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form.  You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

 

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on November 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Coreen Pinkerton at [email protected] or Kimberly Adams at [email protected]

Shrevewood Book Fair Save the Date Conversing with Your Teen about Drug Use

For some reason, as a culture we avoid talking about things that can be both lifesaving and life changing, such as finances, drugs, and other topics that make us uncomfortable. What do you wish you knew when you were younger that can be shared with your teenager now? Here’s a few tips for talking about drugs with your teenager. 

What to Avoid

  • Overgeneralizations/horror stories

Ex: “People who use drugs go to jail and end up homeless.” -That’s not true for most people.

  • Sharing about how you used to do drugs

Ex: “I smoked in high school, so I understand wanting to experiment.” -THC content is much higher than when you may have used marijuana. 

  • Having loose boundaries

Ex: “It’s okay if you do it at home, but not anywhere else.” -Too much room for grey area. 

What to Do

  • Have a united front

Both parents need to communicate the same message. No good cop, bad cop.

  • Recognize addiction in your family

Speak the unspoken. Share information that could help your teen make an informed decision about “playing with fire” since they’re genetically predisposed. 

  • Set a desired outcome for the conversation

What do you want your teen to understand before you get into the heavy convo?

  • Focus on health, not behavior

Avoid finger pointing, literally and figuratively.

  • Set firm expectations & boundaries

Clearly explain what is and isn’t acceptable for your household and the associated consequences. 

  • Keep a “cool head”
  • Withhold judgment
  • Be direct
  • Be prepared for your teen’s reaction.

 

Resources:

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/free-e-cigarette-quit-program

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: https://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/courses/ATODParentPresentationRequired103119b/story_html5.html 

Knowing the signs of Substance Abuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWGxTZrpCU  

 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

⭐Book Fair

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2

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Shrevewood Wise Words 10/21/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Digital Citizenship Spirit Week

🌟 Calling All Veterans

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dyslexia Awareness Month

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 Red Ribbon Week & Counterfeit Pills

🌟 Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

🌟 Federal Impact Aid Form

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

We enjoyed a full week of learning this week, and it was great to see many of our families for our AAP family night last night.

In the coming weeks parents will have the opportunity to connect with their child's teacher for parent/teacher conferences. This is an opportunity for teachers to continue to work with parents as partners in their child's education and to discuss student progress during the first several weeks of school.

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness. Monday, October 24, is a holiday for teachers and students.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Digital Citizenship Spirit Week Calling All Veterans

Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we would love to welcome and celebrate our veterans that are connected to Shrevewood. If you have a veteran or active service member in your family, we want to welcome you to come and read to your child's classroom on Thursday, November 10th. Extended family veteran or active service members are also welcome! If you are interested in participating, please sign up using this Sign Up Genius link. Thank you for your service.

Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dyslexia Awareness Month

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education is offering an informational webinar designed for Virginia teachers, administrators, and parents. Presenters are experts in the fields of dyslexia and reading.

Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

Date and time: October 26, 2022, 7–8 p.m.

This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy partnerships from the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) will be overviewed.

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Creativity. You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.

 

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." 

                    ~Pablo Picasso

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What is one way you were creative today?
  • What is a new idea that you've had this week?
  • How can creativity change the world?
Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

Red Ribbon Week & Counterfeit Pills

Not only is Halloween approaching, but October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and Red Ribbon Week is October 23- October 31. Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the DEA, is when young people pledge to live drug-free lives and show their commitment by wearing a red ribbon. Some of our very own elementary schools will be wearing red ribbons to show their respect for Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Mexican-American DEA agent, who was murdered while working to expose drug traffickers. 

Parents, you can help prevent substance use more than you know. The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions.

Now that Halloween is approaching, it’s time to remind your students that drugs are often made to entice young people to use (e.g. marijuana edibles, colorful packaging, rainbow fentanyl). The younger a person begins to use drugs, the more difficult it is for them to abstain later in life (NIH).

 

Sources & Resources:

DEA

DEA Fentanyl Gallery

Fairfax CSB Opioid Info

REVIVE Training for Opioid Overdoses     

FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Fairfax County Youth Survey

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Ally Jacobi, MSW

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

Sit back, relax, and donate to the Shrevewood PTA so your child can enter a raffle to win prizes including: seeing their name on the marquee, breakfast with the principal, and even race DINO DESMYTER!! That's right, Mr. Desmyter will dress up as a dinosaur to race raffle winners if we meet our goal!

This year's earnings will help fund class field trips, teacher training and flexible seating for ALL classrooms, plus Positivity Project training for staff members!

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to Shrevewood. Donate today at www.shrevewoodpta.org or send a check addressed to "Shrevewood PTA" in your child's Thursday folder.

Federal Impact Aid Form

Beginning on October 18th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Friday, October 28. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are confidential.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8 - No School

Veterans Day/School Planning Day

Friday, November 11 - No School for students

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Attendance: 703-645-6666 | Web | Twitter

Shrevewood Wise Words 10/14/22

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In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Multi-tiered System of Support Info

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dyslexia Awareness Month

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 AAP Parent Night

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Last week our 6th graders had a great field trip to the National Air and Space Museum, and our 4th graders are looking forward to their trip to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra performance on Monday.

On October 20th, we will be presenting the levels of Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services.  If you have a question specific to levels of service and or the Level IV screening process, you may enter your question in this link here.

Next week is Digital Citizenship Week.  It is a great opportunity for us to be reminded on how to practice elements of being a good responsible user of technology.  We did not grow up surrounded by the technology our children have access to today, so as parents and teachers, we need to help our children navigate using technology safely and learn while we are doing it. 

Sincerely,

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Multi-tiered System of Support Info Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4 Dyslexia Awareness Month

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education is offering an informational webinar designed for Virginia teachers, administrators, and parents. Presenters are experts in the fields of dyslexia and reading.

Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

Date and time: October 26, 2022, 7–8 p.m.

This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy partnerships from the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) will be overviewed.

Positivity Project

 

 

Next week, we are focusing on Integrity. You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

 

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”  

                    ~Unknown

 

Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does integrity mean to you?
  • When is it difficult to show integrity in your day-to-day life?
  • Why is it important to show integrity in your relationships with others?
Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

https://www.mathstrength.org/about/family-connections

AAP Parent Night

Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/nxm-euoc-qyq

AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

Sit back, relax, and donate to the Shrevewood PTA so your child can enter a raffle to win prizes including: seeing their name on the marquee, breakfast with the principal, and even race DINO DESMYTER!! That's right, Mr. Desmyter will dress up as a dinosaur to race raffle winners if we meet our goal!

This year's earnings will help fund class field trips, teacher training and flexible seating for ALL classrooms, plus Positivity Project training for staff members!

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to Shrevewood. Donate today at www.shrevewoodpta.org or send a check addressed to "Shrevewood PTA" in your child's Thursday folder.

Federal Impact Aid Form

Beginning on October 18th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Friday, October 28. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are confidential.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  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 and 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.

Attendance

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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600

[email protected]

Or the online attendance form:

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

Save the Date 4th Grade Field Trip to Kennedy Center

Monday, October 17

AAP Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 20 - 6:00 pm

Diwali

Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students

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

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