Shrevewood Summer News 7/18/24

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🌟 Summer Office Hours

🌟 Welcome, Allyson Brink!

🌟 New Student Registration

🌟 Shrevewood Supply Lists 2024

🌟 Shrevewood Open House

🌟 It's Summer Reading Time!

🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

🌟 Summer Reading Resources

🌟 Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families

🌟 Tutor.com

🌟 Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

Summer Office Hours Shrevewood Main Office Summer Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you need anything, please call the Main Office at 703-645-6600. 

Welcome, Allyson Brink!

We are thrilled to welcome Allyson Brink as our new Student Information Assistant and Registrar! Allyson started with us at Shrevewood in our Main Office last week, and she’s already a valuable asset to our team. She’s been working diligently to learn the ropes and is eager to assist our families and students as we get closer to the start of the school year. Please join us in welcoming Allyson!

New Student Registration

If you have a new student coming to Shrevewood, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email our Student Information Assistant, Allyson Brink at [email protected].

Shrevewood Supply Lists 2024

Want to cross something off of your August to-do list right now?  Check out our 2024-2025 School Supply Lists, which are updated for next school year, and have one thing less to worry about at back to school time!

Shrevewood Open House

Who: Parent and Students 

What: Open House - a time to tour the building, see your classroom, bring your school supplies, meet the teachers and help everyone prepare for a fabulous first day of school. 

When: Friday, August 16

  • 2:00-2:45 pm Last names A-M
  • 2:45-3:30 pm Last names N-Z

Where: Everyone will enter through the Main Entrance (Door 1) and exit from the cafeteria to assist with traffic flow.

It's Summer Reading Time!

This summer, if your child is attending FCPS summer school, they will have access to the library collection at the school they are attending over the summer. Otherwise, students will need to access books at the public libraries. Fairfax County Public Libraries will be holding a summer reading program for children and adults with exciting prizes for reading including tickets to Wolf Trap! Learn more and register here.

Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

  • Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Summer Reading Resources

Great news!  Students will still have access to our digital reading resources, as well as community resources available through the library.  Take a look at the list below to book your summer:

  1. The Fairfax County Public Library has tons of print, audio, and Ebook options.  Go to the website on your computer or download the Libby by Overdrive app on your tablet or phone. 
  2. MyOn has many books at a variety of levels, including many chapter books.
  • Students log in with their FCPS username and password.
  • Tumblebooks has a variety of levels, including many chapter books.
    • After signing in, click on the ebook tab for chapter bookss.
  • MackinVia is a collection of FCPS ebooks and audiobooks.
    • Students log in with their FCPS username and password.
    Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families ST Math

    All students have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR_drzeR9E

    In addition to the information listed below, it is recommended that students who are moving from a standard level math class to an honors level math class have their ST Math journey reassigned to the next grade level. 

    Family Resource Center

    Family webinars that may be worth sharing are posted on the FCPS Family Resource Center site with specific mathematics webinars posted under academics.

    VDOE

    The following resources have been curated from the Virginia Department of Education:

    VDOE Mathematics Resources for Families

    Additional resources

    The following resources are free and available for anyone to use. Please note that FCPS and the school do not have a paid subscription to either service.

    Zearn online summer math

    Khan academy summer site 

    tutor.com Summer Access

    Information about Summer Access to Tutor.com can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/tutor.dot.com-summer-access

    Click here for the 2024-2025 FCPS School Calendar

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    Shrevewood ES Open House Save the Date

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    Shrevewood Open House ST Math

    All students have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR_drzeR9E

    In addition to the information listed below, it is recommended that students who are moving from a standard level math class to an honors level math class have their ST Math journey reassigned to the next grade level. 

    Family Resource Center

    Family webinars that may be worth sharing are posted on the FCPS Family Resource Center site with specific mathematics webinars posted under academics.

    VDOE

    The following resources have been curated from the Virginia Department of Education:

    VDOE Mathematics Resources for Families

    Additional resources

    The following resources are free and available for anyone to use. Please note that FCPS and the school do not have a paid subscription to either service.

    Zearn online summer math

    Khan academy summer site 

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    Shrevewood Summer News 6/21/24

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    🌟 Summer Office Hours

    🌟 It's Summer Reading Time!

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Summer Reading Resources

    🌟 Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families

    🌟 Tutor.com

    🌟 Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

    Summer Office Hours Shrevewood Main Office Summer Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

    Shrevewood office will be closed on Friday, June 28. All FCPS Offices and Schools are closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5 for the Independence Day Holiday. 

    If you need anything, please call the Main Office at 703-645-6600. 

    It's Summer Reading Time!

    This summer, if your child is attending FCPS summer school, they will have access to the library collection at the school they are attending over the summer. Otherwise, students will need to access books at the public libraries. Fairfax County Public Libraries will be holding a summer reading program for children and adults with exciting prizes for reading including tickets to Wolf Trap! Learn more and register here.

    Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

    Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

    • Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Summer Reading Resources

    Great news!  Students will still have access to our digital reading resources, as well as community resources available through the library.  Take a look at the list below to book your summer:

    1. The Fairfax County Public Library has tons of print, audio, and Ebook options.  Go to the website on your computer or download the Libby by Overdrive app on your tablet or phone. 
    2. MyOn has many books at a variety of levels, including many chapter books.
    • Students log in with their FCPS username and password.
  • Tumblebooks has a variety of levels, including many chapter books.
    • After signing in, click on the ebook tab for chapter bookss.
  • MackinVia is a collection of FCPS ebooks and audiobooks.
    • Students log in with their FCPS username and password.
    Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families ST Math

    All students have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR_drzeR9E

    In addition to the information listed below, it is recommended that students who are moving from a standard level math class to an honors level math class have their ST Math journey reassigned to the next grade level. 

    Family Resource Center

    Family webinars that may be worth sharing are posted on the FCPS Family Resource Center site with specific mathematics webinars posted under academics.

    VDOE

    The following resources have been curated from the Virginia Department of Education:

    VDOE Mathematics Resources for Families

    Additional resources

    The following resources are free and available for anyone to use. Please note that FCPS and the school do not have a paid subscription to either service.

    Zearn online summer math

    Khan academy summer site 

    tutor.com Summer Access

    Information about Summer Access to Tutor.com can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/tutor.dot.com-summer-access

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Click here for the 2024-2025 FCPS School Calendar

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    Shrevewood Wise Words - 6/7/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Fond Farewells

    🌟 Field Day – Monday, June 10

    🌟 Yearbook Distribution

    🌟 Summer Office Hours

    🌟 It’s Summer Reading Time!

    🌟 Student Test Results Coming Soon

    🌟 Sprout School Supply Kits

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Caribbean American Heritage Month

    🌟 Pride Month

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    We would like to give a special shout-out to our exceptional ESOL team (Ms. Hoover, Ms. Avgousti, Ms. Machler, and Ms. Zvijac) for organizing a spectacular International Night. In addition, thank you to all of the staff and students for all of their hard work and contributions towards the night. The event was a vibrant celebration of our diverse cultures, and it brought our school community even closer. Thank you to all the families who attended and contributed to making the night so memorable. Your participation and contributions showcased the strength of our unity and the richness of our community's cultural heritage.

    As this is the last Wise Words newsletter this school year, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your support, dedication, and enthusiasm. Your involvement and commitment have truly made this year a success, and it has been a joy to see our community grow and thrive together.

    Wishing you all a wonderful summer filled with joy, relaxation, and memorable moments with your loved ones. Thank you once again for a fantastic year!

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Fond Farewells

    It is the time of year that we are focused on endings and beginnings.  We are ending the school year and looking forward to the beginning of summer.  Some endings are much harder for us, especially when they involve saying goodbye to some of our wonderful Shrevewood staff members.  It is with mixed feelings of sadness and affection that we bid a fond farewell to the following Shrevewood staff members:

    • Josh DeSmyter, Principal
    • Natalie Kogan, Kindergarten Teacher
    • Leo Ribeiro, 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Brittney Jang, 3rd Grade Teacher
    • Caitlin Tucker, 4th Grade Teacher
    • Lauren Cohen, 4th Grade Teacher
    • Thomas Hearin, 6th Grade Teacher
    • Kimberly Adams, Librarian
    • Maryam Rezaei, Instructional Assistant
    • Megan Smeltzer, Speech and Language Pathologist

    As the summer approaches, we could still have staffing changes. We will continue to update the community with any changes. We are already almost fully staffed for next school year. We will introduce the new staff members to you later this summer.

    Goodbyes are not forever.

    Goodbyes are not the end.

    They simply mean I’ll miss you

    Until we meet again!

    ~Author Unknown

    Field Day - Monday, June 10

    Students in our Enhanced Autism Classrooms will join Field Day during during the morning session.

    Yearbook Distribution

    Preordered yearbooks will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10.  If you did not order a yearbook and would still like to buy one, you may purchase one from the Shrevewood main office.  Yearbooks are $15.00 each (exact change only or check made out to Shrevewood E.S.) and will be sold on a first come basis. We currently have 47 yearbooks available for sale.

    Summer Office Hours

    Our summer office hours will be Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. If you need anything, please call the Main Office at 703-645-6600. 

    It's Summer Reading Time!

    This summer, if your child is attending FCPS summer school, they will have access to the library collection at the school they are attending over the summer. Otherwise, students will need to access books at the public libraries. Fairfax County Public Libraries will be holding a summer reading program for children and adults with exciting prizes for reading including tickets to Wolf Trap! Learn more and register here.

    Student Test Results Coming Soon

    You will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

    How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

    Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

    New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

    In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

    The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

    Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

    Sprout School Supply Kits Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

    Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

    • Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Caribbean American Heritage Month

    During June, FCPS celebrates the rich diversity of immigrants of Caribbean heritage and honors the many contributions they have made to our nation. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States who were born in the Caribbean or are of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month.

    Pride Month

    In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals fighting to live freely and authentically. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • End-of-Year Reminders
    • Summer Resources
    • SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

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

    Save the Date Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Kindergarten Play Dates

    Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.

    Thursday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m.

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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    Shrevewood Wise Words - 5/30/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Yearbook Distribution

    🌟 Band and Chorus Concert - Tuesday, June 4

    🌟 Field Day Volunteers Needed

    🌟 Student Test Results Coming Soon

    🌟 BOGO Book Fair

    🌟 Sprout School Supply Kits

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    🌟 International Night – June 6th

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    🌟 Jewish American Heritage Month

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    Today, we successfully concluded the remainder of our SOL retakes. We are incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work our students and staff have demonstrated throughout this process. Our scores reflect the collective effort and commitment of our entire school community.

    We look forward to sharing a comprehensive overview of our end-of-year data at the upcoming PTA meeting next Monday. Your presence and support at this meeting are highly valued, as we celebrate our achievements as a school.

    As we approach the end of the school year, we have a series of wonderful events to look forward to at Shrevewood including International Night, Field Day, 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony, and end of year class parties.

    This is an exciting time of year, and we are eager to celebrate all that we have accomplished together. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Yearbook Distribution

    Preordered yearbooks will be distributed to students on Monday, June 10.  If you did not order a yearbook and would still like to buy one, you may purchase one from the Shrevewood main office.  Yearbooks are $15.00 each (exact change only or check made out to Shrevewood E.S.) and will be sold on a first come basis (quantity is limited).  Sales will begin June 3 in the Front Office.

    Band and Chorus Concert - Tuesday, June 4

    Our 5th and 6th grade Band and Chorus will have their Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kilmer Middle School gym. Please join us for the evening concert at Kilmer MS for some music selections that the students have been working hard on to perform. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Thomas, our band teacher, or Mrs. Anuszkiewicz, our Chorus director.

    Field Day Volunteers Needed

    Shrevewood Field Day is coming soon! Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 10. We are in need of volunteers to make the day run smoothly! Please consider signing up for either the AM or PM session on this Sign Up Genius.

    Student Test Results Coming Soon

    Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

    How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

    Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions. 

    New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

    In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

    The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

    Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

    BOGO Book Fair

    Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

    Our final Book Fair will be at the Shrevewood Library from May 28-31.

    Friday, May 24 – Book Fair Set Up

    Tuesday, May 28-May 31 – Open all school day for sales

    Volunteers Needed – https://tinyurl.com/swesbookfairvolunteer

     

    Visit our Book Fair homepage:

    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodbookfair 

    Go online to:

    • volunteer to help
    • create your eWallet
    • access online shopping

     

    We Need Volunteers!

    https://tinyurl.com/swesbookfairvolunteer

     

    Sprout School Supply Kits Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

    Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

    • Thursday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    International Night - June 6th Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Next week, our classrooms will use our Positivity Project meetings to spiral back and review previously taught character strengths including purpose, appreciation of beauty and excellence, enthusiasm, and leadership.

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • School Board Adopts 2025 Budget
    • Online Campus Summer Registration
    • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

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

    Save the Date PTA Meeting

    Monday, June 3 - 7:00 p.m.

    Shrevewood Library or Zoom

    Band and Chorus Concert

    Tuesday, June 4 - 7:00 p.m.

    Kilmer Middle School Gymnasium

    International Night

    Thursday, June 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 5/23/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Field Day Volunteers Needed

    🌟 BOGO Book Fair

    🌟 Sprout School Supply Kits

    🌟 Girls on the Run Donations

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    🌟 International Night – June 6th

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    🌟 Jewish American Heritage Month

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who attended the 4th grade field trip to Mount Vernon this week. Despite the warm weather, the kids had an incredible learning experience and a lot of fun! Additionally, our students thoroughly enjoyed the Brain Wash Academy assembly (see pictures above) on Monday. They were fully engaged, excited, and enthusiastically cheering for their classmates.

    This week, we completed our SOL testing, with the exception of a few retakes scheduled for next week. Special kudos to our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Daniels, for her hard work, meticulous preparation, and coordination, which made the SOLs a tremendous success. We are immensely proud of all our Shrevewood Owls!

    We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Field Day Volunteers Needed

    Shrevewood Field Day is coming soon! Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 10. We are in need of volunteers to make the day run smoothly! Please consider signing up for either the AM or PM session on this Sign Up Genius.

    BOGO Book Fair

    Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

    Our final Book Fair will be at the Shrevewood Library from May 28-31.

    Friday, May 24 – Book Fair Set Up

    Tuesday, May 28-May 31 – Open all school day for sales

    Volunteers Needed – https://tinyurl.com/swesbookfairvolunteer

     

    Visit our Book Fair homepage:

    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/shrevewoodbookfair 

    Go online to:

    • volunteer to help
    • create your eWallet
    • access online shopping

     

    We Need Volunteers!

    https://tinyurl.com/swesbookfairvolunteer

     

    Sprout School Supply Kits Girls on the Run Donations

    The Girls on the Run (GOTR) are collecting item donations to the New Hope Housing center in Falls Church. The donation box can be found at the front of the school. The girls all share a passion for helping the homeless, and wanted to collect and share donations to help those in need. You can view items in need through the website, or directly through New Hope’s Amazon wish list. The items most in need are:

    - New men’s and women’s underwear (they have lots of socks!)

    - Cleaning products (bleach, Lysol, paper towels, etc.)

    - New t-shirts (undershirts)

    - Entertainment (art supplies, DVDs, games, etc.)

    Any donations are greatly appreciated! Please contact [email protected] for questions about the donations and/or getting involved in GOTR!

    The Girls on the Run (GOTR) are collecting item donations to the New Hope Housing center in Falls Church. The donation box can be found at the front of the school. The girls all share a passion for helping the homeless, and wanted to collect and share donations to help those in need. You can view items in need through the website, or directly through New Hope’s Amazon wish list. The items most in need are:

    - New men’s and women’s underwear (they have lots of socks!)

    - Cleaning products (bleach, Lysol, paper towels, etc.)

    - New t-shirts (undershirts)

    - Entertainment (art supplies, DVDs, games, etc.)

    Any donations are greatly appreciated! Please contact [email protected] for questions about the donations and/or getting involved in GOTR!

    Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

    Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

    • Thursday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    International Night - June 6th Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Next week, our classrooms will use our Positivity Project meetings to spiral back and review previously taught character strengths including purpose, appreciation of beauty and excellence, enthusiasm, and leadership.

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

    Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. 

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE
    • Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance
    • Student Testing Results Coming Soon

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

    Save the Date Memorial Day Holiday

    Monday, May 27

    International Night

    Thursday, June 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 5/16/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Field Day Volunteers Needed

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    🌟 International Night – June 6th

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Parent Input re: Class Placement

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    🌟 Jewish American Heritage Month

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    Despite the rain, we have had a wonderful week full of learning and fun here at Shrevewood! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who joined our kindergarten classes on their field trip to the Hidden Pond Nature Center. We are proud of the hard work our students have put into their Math SOLs this week. Looking ahead, we have an exciting assembly scheduled for Monday with the Brainwash Academy, as well as events like International Night and Field Day as we approach the end of the school year. More information about these events can be found in the newsletter.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Field Day Volunteers Needed

    Shrevewood Field Day is coming soon! Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 10. We are in need of volunteers to make the day run smoothly! Please consider signing up for either the AM or PM session on this Sign Up Genius.

    Rising Kindergarten Summer Assessments

    This summer our Kindergarten teachers will be hosting three dates and times for assessments. Assessments will be completed by a kindergarten teacher in the school library and will take about 20 minutes. Please use this link to sign up for a date and time that works best for your family.

    Kindergarten Assessment schedule:

    • Thursday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    International Night - June 6th Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Parent Input re: Class Placement

    We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process.  While we do not accept requests for individual teachers by name, we encourage parents to share information school staff should be aware of to aid in the process of creating classes for the 2024-2025 school year. Keep in mind parent input is one source of information used to create classes. Classes are not finalized until mid-August.

    If you have multiple children at Shrevewood, please fill out a separate form for each child. Please submit your input by Friday, May 17, so your submission can be considered prior to conversations with school staff. Thank you!

    Shrevewood ES Class Placement: Parent Input

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      •  
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    Next week, our classrooms will use our Positivity Project meetings to spiral back and review previously taught character strengths including purpose, appreciation of beauty and excellence, enthusiasm, and leadership.

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

    Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. 

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Family Life Education Materials Available for Review
    • 2024-25 School Year Budget Update
    • Free Student Bus Passes

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

    Save the Date Brainwash Academy Assembly

    Monday, May 20

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    International Night

    Thursday, June 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 5/9/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 PTA Meeting on 5/14  @ 7:00 p.m.

    🌟 International Night – June 6th

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Parent Input re: Class Placement

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    🌟 Jewish American Heritage Month

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    As we approach the end of our Staff Appreciation Week, we're compelled to express our gratitude to our exceptional staff for their dedication to our students here at Shrevewood. Each day, they go above and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on our school and the lives of our students.

    Additionally, we extend heartfelt appreciation to our incredibly generous PTA, parents, and community members. Your contributions, whether through donated goodies or volunteering precious time, have been instrumental in making this week truly special for our staff. Together, we celebrate and honor their invaluable efforts in shaping our school community.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    PTA Meeting on 5/14 @ 7:00 p.m.

    Join us for our May PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Shrevewood Library or via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88616512842

    International Night - June 6th Rising Kindergarten Summer Playdates Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Parent Input re: Class Placement

    We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process.  While we do not accept requests for individual teachers by name, we encourage parents to share information school staff should be aware of to aid in the process of creating classes for the 2024-2025 school year. Keep in mind parent input is one source of information used to create classes. Classes are not finalized until mid-August.

    If you have multiple children at Shrevewood, please fill out a separate form for each child. Please submit your input by Friday, May 17, so your submission can be considered prior to conversations with school staff. Thank you!

    Shrevewood ES Class Placement: Parent Input

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      •  
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    Next week, our school community will focus on a review of the 24 character strengths and the Other People Mindset

    Over the course of this year, we have gained an understanding and appreciation of the 24 character strengths that are in all of us. Every 1–2 weeks we learned about a different character strength or Other People Mindset element. This knowledge has helped us build strong relationships with other people and become our best selves. People who have strong positive relationships do five things consistently — these are the five practices of the Other People Mindset. 1. Recognize the good in other people, 2. Recognize that everything you say or do affects other people, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer people on when they succeed, 5. Remain present when giving people your attention. People who have a strong Other People Mindset are able to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with others.

    This year, our school community has deliberately and consistently taught students that relationships are important and that positive relationships are cultivated through character and the Other People Mindset. We have experienced firsthand how positive relationships help us become happier, healthier, and more resilient.

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

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

    Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. 

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
    • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
    • 2025 FCPS Budget

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

    Save the Date Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    PTA Meeting

    Tuesday, May 14 - 7:00 p.m. in Library or via Zoom

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    International Night

    Thursday, June 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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    Shrevewood Wise Words - 5/3/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Green Team Parent Volunteers Needed

    🌟 International Night – June 6th

    🌟 Health Room Notice

    🌟 Parent Input re: Class Placement

    🌟 Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    🌟 Jewish American Heritage Month

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    It may have been a short week, but the warm weather and sunshine brought bright spirits to Shrevewood Elementary. Our 6th grade students enjoyed a thrilling visit to Kilmer Middle School for their orientation. They are buzzing with excitement about their upcoming transition! Huge congratulations to Harry, Jadon, Charlotte, Eli, Emily, and Josie for showcasing their incredible work and experiences with the Global Classroom Project at the GCP Showcase at Robinsons Secondary School! We are incredibly proud of these students and their dedication, and we extend a special thank you to Ms. Daniels, Ms. Jones, Ms. Tucker, and Ms. Pinkerton for their continuous support and enrichment of these young minds through these learning opportunities.

    Next week, students in grades 3-6 will be participating in the Reading SOL testing. Please ensure your child brings their laptop and charger to school on testing days. Encourage a good night's sleep the night before the test to ensure they feel well-rested and ready to shine. Our dedicated teachers and students have been working diligently all year long. We have full confidence in their capabilities and know they will succeed in these assessments.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Green Team Parent Volunteers Needed

    Attention Parents:  The Green Team is looking for a couple of parents to help cut old textiles into strips.  Please contact April Done at [email protected] if you are interested.  This volunteer job can be completed at school or from home. 

    International Night - June 6th Health Room Notice

    The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

    Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

    Parent Input re: Class Placement

    We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process.  While we do not accept requests for individual teachers by name, we encourage parents to share information school staff should be aware of to aid in the process of creating classes for the 2024-2025 school year. Keep in mind parent input is one source of information used to create classes. Classes are not finalized until mid-August.

    If you have multiple children at Shrevewood, please fill out a separate form for each child. Please submit your input by Friday, May 17, so your submission can be considered prior to conversations with school staff. Thank you!

    Shrevewood ES Class Placement: Parent Input

    Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is May 6th-10th, and we are SO excited to celebrate our Owl*Stars with a fun-filled week of meals, custom coffee deliveries, a smoothie truck, games, raffle prizes, snack carts, and more! Thank you for all of your generous donations of both items and your time in order to make the week a success.

    Please use the SAW website to keep up-to-date on how to participate in the week's events (e.g., spirit days, Hall of Fame printout) and volunteer opportunities.

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      •  
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Leadership. Leadership means you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.

    Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

    For individuals, leadership is a way to achieve what you know is important, as groups of people invariably achieve more than individuals. If you want to achieve your vision for the future, you need to inspire others to join you. As an individual’s ability to lead develops, so does that person’s confidence and sense of self-efficacy.

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

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

    Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. 

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • FCPS Summer Extravaganza
    • Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders
    • No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

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

    Save the Date Teacher Workday

    Friday, May 3 - No school for students

    Grade 3 and 4 Reading SOL

    Tuesday, May 7

    Grade 5 and 6 Reading SOL

    Wednesday, May 8

    Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    International Night

    Thursday, June 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 4/25/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Green Team Parent Volunteers Needed

    🌟 Parent Input re: Class Placement

    🌟 Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Earth Month at Shrevewood

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to take a moment to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude for the invaluable contributions of our front office staff. Mrs. Janice Melchiorre, Mrs. Tammy Dozier, and Ms. Vicky Vien work tirelessly behind the scenes and their dedication and hard work are the foundation of our school's daily operations. From managing schedules and coordinating events to providing warm welcomes and essential support, they play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our school. When you are at Shrevewood next, please take a moment to recognize the outstanding contributions of this team to our school's success.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Green Team Parent Volunteers Needed

    Attention Parents:  The Green Team is looking for a couple of parents to help cut old textiles into strips.  Please contact April Done at [email protected] if you are interested.  This volunteer job can be completed at school or from home. 

    Parent Input re: Class Placement

    We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process.  While we do not accept requests for individual teachers by name, we encourage parents to share information school staff should be aware of to aid the process of creating classes for the 2024-2025 school year. Keep in mind parent input is one source of information used to create classes and classes are not finalized until mid-August.

    If you have multiple children at Shrevewood, please fill out a separate form for each child. So that your submission can be considered prior to conversations with school staff, please submit your input by Friday, May 17. Thank you!

    Shrevewood ES Class Placement: Parent Input

    Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th - 10th, and our committee is hard at work arranging meals, games, raffle prizes, and more! Please sign up to help show our Shrevewood Owl*Stars how much we appreciate them and make the week a success!

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

    To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024.

    Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Earth Month at Shrevewood SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      •  
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

    This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

    Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

    Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm means you approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

    Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Those who demonstrate enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. Look for these people to recruit new group members and generate ideas.

    For groups, enthusiasm can be directly tied to high levels of success, happiness, and achievement. Enthusiasm is contagious. One person’s enthusiasm can spark others to think, speak, and act with more energy and conviction. Groups that are enthusiastic about tasks are much more likely to spend longer periods of time in service to the group’s overall goals.

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

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Community Forums on Middle School Start Times
    • Weigh in on School Health Services
    • FCPS Shines Bright With Continued ENERGY STAR® Recognition

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

    Save the Date Grade 3 and 4 Reading SOL

    Tuesday, May 7

    Grade 5 and 6 Reading SOL

    Wednesday, May 8

    Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 4/18/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟 Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Earth Month at Shrevewood

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us for our Celebration of Learning last night. The atmosphere at the school was vibrant, filled with excitement and joy. It was a pleasure to hear about the remarkable learning experiences taking place here at Shrevewood each and every day. Last night was a perfect representation of our three core beliefs of Family, Excellence, and Relationships. We deeply appreciate your ongoing partnership in this educational journey for your child.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th - 10th, and our committee is hard at work arranging meals, games, raffle prizes, and more! Please sign up to help show our Shrevewood Owl*Stars how much we appreciate them and make the week a success!

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

    To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024.

    Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Earth Month at Shrevewood SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      •  
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

    This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

    Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

    Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence means you notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

    Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. There are three types of goodness in which positive psychology focuses: physical beauty (e.g. a sunset, a song, or building); an exceptional skill or talent; and moral goodness (e.g. a character strength). Appreciation of beauty can generate awe; appreciation of a skill can generate admiration; and appreciation of moral goodness can generate moral elevation. All of these feelings (awe, admiration, and moral elevation) help us forget ourselves and find increased joy and meaning in the world. 

    Appreciating excellence and beauty helps an individual experience positive emotions and connect to the world around them. It’s an outward facing strength, meaning the individual is focused on the world outside their head. Not only is the individual outwardly focused, but often deeply absorbed in a sense of awe or admiration, freeing them to forget anxieties and troubles. It's also associated with other strengths, such as gratitude, curiosity, love of learning, and purpose.

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

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Spring Assessments
    • Family Conference
    • Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

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

    Save the Date 6th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia

    Friday, April 19

    Grade 3 and 4 Reading SOL

    Tuesday, May 7

    Grade 5 and 6 Reading SOL

    Wednesday, May 8

    Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    Field Day

    Monday, June 10

    6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m.

    Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 12 - 2 hour early release

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 4/11/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟Celebration of Learning - April 17

    🌟 Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    🌟 Spring Spirit Wear Sale

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Earth Month at Shrevewood

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    We invite you to join us next Wednesday, April 17, for our Celebration of Learning. Our students and staff are thrilled to showcase and discuss the remarkable learning taking place in our classrooms. The Kona Ice truck will be on-site for purchase. Drop by anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to witness and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our Shrevewood students.

    With April being School Library Month and National Library Week occurring April 7-13, we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize Shrevewood's Librarian, Mrs. Kimberly Adams. From recommending the perfect book to planning and facilitating engaging lessons for all student, Mrs. Adams goes above and beyond to enrich the lives of our students and foster a love of learning. She is not just the keeper of books; she is a champion of curiosity and advocate for literacy for all who walk through our library doors. Thank you, Mrs. Adams!

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Celebration of Learning - April 17 Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Owl*Stars

    Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th - 10th, and our committee is hard at work arranging meals, games, raffle prizes, and more! Please sign up to help show our Shrevewood Owl*Stars how much we appreciate them and make the week a success!

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Internal Survey

    The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

    To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians of FCPS students. Parents/guardians will be asked for feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community. The survey will be distributed electronically via FCPS This Week. The survey window is April 15 - April 26, 2024.

    Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

    Spring Spirit Wear Sale

    The spring spirit wear sale is ON! This will be your last chance this school year to purchase awesome Shrevewood gear! Orders are due by noon on April 12th.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Earth Month at Shrevewood SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      • ✨New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage.
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

    This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

    Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

    Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Purpose. Purpose means you have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

    Purpose gives individuals the sense that they are put on this earth for a reason and that they are somehow connected with humanity or the universe. People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. That reason can have all kinds of variety. It could be to create a unique invention, bring joy through art or music, or raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.

    Having a clear sense of purpose in life and believing that you’re connected to a larger meaning gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life -- and are more fulfilled.

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

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • School Health Services Satisfaction Survey
    • Webinars and Events for Families
    • FCPS Is One of the Best Communities for Music Education

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

    Save the Date Grade 5 Integrated Reading & Writing SOL

    Tuesday, April 16

    Purple Up Day

    Wednesday, April 17

    Celebration of Learning

    Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    6th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia

    Friday, April 19

    Grade 3 and 4 Reading SOL

    Tuesday, May 7

    Grade 5 and 6 Reading SOL

    Wednesday, May 8

    Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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

    Shrevewood Wise Words - 4/4/24

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    🌟 Principal's Message

    🌟Advanced Academic News

    🌟 Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    🌟 PTA Meeting

    🌟 Spring Spirit Wear Sale

    🌟 Rising Kindergarten Registration

    🌟 Earth Month at Shrevewood

    🌟 SOL Schedule

    🌟 Month of the Military Child

    🌟 The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    🌟 Updated COVID Recommendations

    🌟 Staff Appreciation Week

    🌟 Dining for Dollars – April 10

    🌟 Prearranged Absences

    🌟 📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

    🌟 April is Autism Acceptance Month

    🌟 National Arab American Heritage Month

    🌟 National Muslim American Heritage Month

    🌟 The Positivity Project

    🌟 Change in Transportation Protocol

    🌟 Procedures when you come to join your children for lunch

    🌟 🤒 When a Student Should Stay Home From School

    🌟 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    🌟 FCPS News

    🌟 Save the Date

    Principal's Message

    Dear Shrevewood Families,

    We trust you and your family enjoyed a rejuvenating Spring Break and are now ready for an exciting 4th quarter of school. A heartfelt thank you to all the families who joined us today for our Kindergarten Orientation event. If you were unable to attend, please refer to the newsletter for details on registering your child for the 2024-2025 school year.

    With the weather warming up and summer approaching, we rely on your support to ensure all our Owls are present and engaged in learning every day. This quarter promises a wealth of exciting learning opportunities and events, and we want all our students to be part of these experiences. Let's make the most of this spring together!

    Sincerely,

    Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

    Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

    Solar Eclipse at Shrevewood

    A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04PM and end around 4:32PM, with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20PM.

    While witnessing such a celestial event can be awe-inspiring and educational, it is crucial that we prioritize the safety and well-being of our students above all else. Shrevewood will not be sending students outside to view the eclipse. Instead of viewing the eclipse outside, students and staff will be provided with the NASA livestream link as an option to safely observe the eclipse.

    There will be some overlap of the expected window and Shrevewood dismissal. Students will be reminded to not stare at the sun, and we ask that parents remind their children that it is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. 

    FCPS has a page that shares information about Solar Eclipses at https://www.fcps.edu/solar-eclipse

    Advanced Academic News

    Please see the AAP Spring 2024 Newsletter linked below. The newsletter is in English and is also translated into Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, & Vietnamese.

    Spring 2024 AAP Newsletter

    Shrevewood Yearbook Orders

    Our 2023-2024 Shrevewood yearbooks are for sale for $15! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, use the link and user ID below.

    Buytheyearbook.com

    User ID: 720126

    PTA Meeting

    Join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. Our School Based Technology Specialist, Kaylin Daniels, will be presenting about instructional technology and our technology expectations here at Shrevewood. We will meet in the Shrevewood Library or you can join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85454091117.

    Spring Spirit Wear Sale

    The spring spirit wear sale is ON! This will be your last chance this school year to purchase awesome Shrevewood gear! Orders are due by noon on April 12th.

    Rising Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please fill out this new student intake form to begin the registration process. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child who will be turning five on or before September 30th, please pass along this information!

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please email [email protected].

    Earth Month at Shrevewood SOL Schedule

    Our Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are coming up in April and May.

    These assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The content tested varies by grade level. See below for the scheduled dates this Spring.

    Grade 3:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 4:
    • 📖 Reading: Tuesday, May 7
    • 🧮 Math: Tuesday, May 14
    Grade 5:
    • Integrated Reading & Writing: Tuesday, April 16
      • ✨New this year: Students taking the grade 5 or grade 8 SOL Reading test will complete an integrated reading and writing (IRW) component. The IRW component has one non-fiction reading passage followed by 4-6 multiple-choice/technology-enhanced items and an “invitation to write” based on the passage.
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
    • 🔬 Science: Tuesday, May 21
     Grade 6:
    • 📖 Reading: Wednesday, May 8
    • 🧮 Math: Wednesday, May 15
     Retakes:
    • Students scoring 375-399 will be eligible for a retake May 28-31.

    If you have any questions about SOL tests, please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Kaylin Daniels ([email protected]).

    Month of the Military Child

    We invite the Shrevewood community to recognize the resilience of our military-connected children during April, the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take this opportunity to celebrate our military-connected children and thank them for their service as part of a military family.

    Throughout April, FCPS schools will celebrate MOMC through various special events and activities to recognize military-connected youth. One of the most visible displays of support for military-connected youth occurs on Purple Up! Day, a day dedicated to showing appreciation by wearing purple – to represent the combined colors of branches of the military.  Please join FCPS for Purple Up! Day on April 17, 2024, as we proudly wear purple as a sign of our appreciation.  

    The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

    This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

    Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

    Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website

    Updated COVID Recommendations

    In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

    The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

    New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

    Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

    Should I Send My Child to School?

    Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

    Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

    Staff Appreciation Week

    Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is May 6th-10th and our PTA committee is hard at work arranging meals, games, raffle prizes, and more! Please visit the PTA Staff Appreciation Week website to see the different ways to support and sign up to help show our Shrevewood owl-stars how much we appreciate them and make the week a success!

    Dining for Dollars - April 10 Prearranged Absences

    Parents are encouraged to minimize student absences during school hours and to plan family trips and vacations during school holidays. If a student will be absent for more than one day, parents should submit a prearranged absence request, so teachers and administrators are alerted to the absence reasons and a plan to handle missed work is developed. Requests for prearranged absences for longer than one school day must be submitted to the school office within a reasonable time (three to five school days in advance) for the principal to review. Prearranged absence requests for periods longer than five school days must be reviewed to prevent student absences from becoming chronic and to avoid withdrawal from school. Student absences can have a significant impact on learning, and priority must be given to ensure that students attend school regularly. 

    📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

    FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.

    Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

    April is Autism Acceptance Month

    This year, the National Institute of Mental Health is providing resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  These resources highlight and focus on inclusivity and connectedness and honor the unique perspectives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    ASD is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. 

    Autism Acceptance Month Resource List

    Calendar of Self-Paced Learning Opportunities (from the Applied Behavior Analysis Team)

    National Arab American Heritage Month

    FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

    National Muslim American Heritage Month

    Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

    Techstravaganza 2024

    Next week, our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humor. Humor means you like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

    Humor is a sense of playfulness and lightness. It is a way of looking at and describing the world that brings laughter to people. A person with the strength of humor is skilled at seeing the funny side of things, bringing smiles and laughter to others, and identifying and communicating the absurdities in life. People with this strength don’t specifically need to be joke tellers, although many are.

    Humor plays an important role in helping groups of people rise above difficult circumstances and boost morale. It removes us from our present difficulties by easing tension and making life more fun. This is why athletic teams often need a jokester to help them get through tough losses and early morning fitness sessions. On a larger societal level, humor often helps downtrodden groups to find cohesion and strength. This is why Simon Wiesenthal said, “Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed smile at the situation that pains them.”

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

    Change in Transportation Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    Breakfast and Lunch

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

    Free and Reduced-Price Status

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

    FCPS News

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

    • Month of the Military Child
    • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
    • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

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

    Save the Date Eid Holiday (No School)

    Wednesday, April 10

    Grade 5 Integrated Reading & Writing SOL

    Tuesday, April 16

    Purple Up Day

    Wednesday, April 17

    Celebration of Learning

    Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    6th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia

    Friday, April 19

    Grade 3 and 4 Reading SOL

    Tuesday, May 7

    Grade 5 and 6 Reading SOL

    Wednesday, May 8

    Grade 3 and 4 Math SOL

    Tuesday, May 14

    Grade 5 and 6 Math SOL

    Wednesday, May 15

    Grade 5 Science SOL

    Tuesday, May 21

    Click here for the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

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