Wise Words 2/4


In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 SWES Yearbook

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 PTA Meeting

🌟 2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

🌟 Valentine's Day

🌟 Cultured Kids

🌟 After School Environmental Club

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We hope everyone had a great week as we all returned to our normal schedule/routines. 

We wanted to remind everyone that you have a unique opportunity to help FCPS select important learning resources. These reviews do not happen frequently, so selected resources will be in classrooms for years and are a significant financial investment. 

Resources for elementary language arts are being reviewed through February 28. Interested individuals can review and provide feedback on digital resources online. Physical texts can be reviewed at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center in the lobby. Please ask about the books at the reception desk from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. In-person review hours will be extended to 7 p.m. on February 3, 10, 17, and 24. You are encouraged to review both sets of resources for the full catalog of resources under review. Learn more about the elementary language arts resource review here.

Have a great weekend!

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Susie Lilburn, Assistant Principal

SWES Yearbook 2021-2022


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Positivity Project


What does it look like: Humble people do not show off or brag about what they have or their accomplishments. People with humility think less of themselves and more of others.
Why it matters: Humility is an important leadership quality that allows us to acknowledge our mistakes and be open to suggestions for improvement. True humility is a sign of strength; it is a quiet confidence in who you are.

PTA Meeting

Join the next PTA Meeting, February 8 7PM.

Mary Smith will join us to talk about anxiety in kids and how to help your child process anxiety. Zoom link available at shrevewoodpta.org. We hope you can join us!

2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete this form and return it no later than March 1, 2022. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Shrevewood families who do not have children currently attending school.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 1, 2022. Should you have any questions please contact our SIA/Registrar, Maria Giuliani.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up!  Some classes might be celebrating with cards or a special snack.  If you do not want your student to participate, please reach out to your student's teacher to discuss and create a plan for what they can do instead.  Thank you! 

Cultured Kids

Each month our Shrevewood Students participate in a Cultured Kids Morning Meeting.  Cultured Kids has great resources for parents designed to strengthen parent-child and family-school relationships.  Check out the resources here

Afterschool Environmental Club

environmental club

If your child is  a member of the Environmental Club, these are our next upcoming meeting dates!

Questions send to Colleen Wenzel at ctwenzel@fcps.edu, and Edward Monroe at  ewmonroe@fcps.edu.

Back to School Special Vaccine Clinic



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

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

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600


Or the online attendance form:


Save the Date

⭐PTA Meeting⭐

Tuesday, February 8

⭐Student Holiday- No School⭐

Monday, February 21

⭐ No School- Staff Development Day⭐

Monday, February 21