Shrevewood Wise Words




Shrevewood is proud to be a Positivity Project (P2) school. The Positivity Project empowers America's youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.  This is done through weekly lessons in the classroom on different character strengths.  Each week, we will announce the strength for the upcoming week through the News You Choose.  Next week, our character trait will be “Open-Mindedness”.

Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored beliefs, plans, or goals. Open-minded individuals are able to weigh all evidence fairly, when it is available. They see the other side and fight the tendency to have a bias for their own views. And, rather than favoring the socially dominant views, they give attention to those that are less dominant.

This character strength helps individuals build knowledge about specific issues or points of view – and provide sound recommendations and advice. Open-minded people do not jump to conclusions. Instead, they seek out and examine all of the available evidence before forming an opinion. #otherpeoplematter  


Active learners are always questioning. Students who take responsibility for asking their own questions become more productive and engaged in their learning processes. Metacognition, or thinking about thinking, involves questioning our individual learning processes. Such questioning helps us solve problems by developing, implementing, and evaluating plans of action. Guiding the development of thinking skills in all students empowers them, increases their independence, and helps them develop to their maximum potential. Children always have a wealth of questions – encourage questioning in your child and work with them to find answers.

To see a video about questioning in the elementary school please visit:



  1. Who made you smile today?
  2. What new fact did you learn today?
  3.  Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?

         4. What challenged you today?

New This Year: FCPS Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday Camps

Need something fun, engaging, and academic for your child (grades 3-8) to do during teacher workdays? FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) has the solution, with a full-day, affordable camp. Introduce your child to a foreign language and related cultural culinary activities taught by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. Each day is a new adventure!

Camp dates: October 14, November 4-5, and December 23. Camps start at 9 a.m. with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m., and after-care from 3:30-6 p.m. Sign up for all four days and receive a discount. To apply this bundle discount, call the ACE registration office at 703-658-1201.

Camp offerings and prices may be viewed on the ACE website by clicking on K-12 Classes and Camps. Registration may be completed online, by phone at 703-658-1201, by mail, or in person.


Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child. 


Shrevewood need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Shrevewood’s Book Fair will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019 during the school day and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00pm.

Your help is needed for set up, sales, and packing up. Please consider helping by signing up through the link below.

Dining for Dollars

Week At A Glance

Monday, September 30th

  • Odyssey Of The Mind Parent Meeting, 6pm Library

Tuesday, October 1st  

  • CogAT Testing begins 3rd – 6th

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • CogAT Testing begins 2nd grade
  • International Night Rehearsals, 8am Gym

Thursday, October 3rd

  • PTA Armchair Fundraiser Kickoff & Dining for Dollars @Pizzeria Orso 11am-9pm

Friday, October 4th