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Wise Words this Week: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟Read- A- Thon is Starting! 

🌟 Kindergarten Orientation

🌟Volunteers Needed

🌟 Class Placement Night

🌟 Update: Change in Transportation 

🌟 Resources: Talking to Students About the War in Ukraine

🌟 Environmental Club 

🌟 Matilda Jr. at Kilmer Middle School

🌟 Order Your Yearbook! 

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Date 

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

The FCPS Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Have a great weekend!

Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Susie Lilburn, Assistant Principal

Positivity Project

love of learning

You master new topics on your own or in school.
Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and
engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external
standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of
learning. They don’t need a prize or a high grade as a
reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and
improving. People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make
significant contributions to others’ understanding.

Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to
a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.

Read- A- Thon is Starting!


This year's Read-A-Thon will be March 14-25.  It's time for Shrevewood’s 2022 Read-a-Thon and BOY is it going to be a GREAT one! This year’s Roald Dahl theme will hopefully inspire the kids, and just like MATILDA, it will hopefully fuel their thirst for knowledge. Though to be a FANTASTIC success, we need you, and we hope you are willing to donate to our main fundraiser this year. 

We will be raising funds to equip every classroom with Flexible seating.  Each classroom will be provided with three special tables that are moveable.  These tables also have a dry erase capability negating the need for individual whiteboards.  They will allow for enhanced learning and assist with small group collaboration, Math and Reading workshops. 

To earn your sponsorship there won’t be a ‘DAHL’ moment at the school.

The kids will earn GOLDEN TICKETS by taking part in reading events throughout the fundraiser and be challenged by completing BINGO cards with reading tasks over the two weeks to compete in a grade-wide competition.  They also have the chance to earn additional MARVELLOUS incentives by raising money here; these include: Fidget Spinners, Ice cream vouchers and 10 tickets for BINGO.  But they need your help to reach those goals. So, please be a PEACH and put your MAGIC FINGERs into your pockets, and if we meet our school-wide fundraising goal of $15,000, the school will put on a movie and popcorn night. 

read a thon

Students can access their grade level BINGO card on SCHOOLOGY through the ALL SCHOOL course.  

Kindergarten Orientation


🌟Kindergarten Virtual Orientation🌟

March 16 



Volunteers Needed

 Cafeteria Volunteers:

Volunteers would: 

  • Monitor cafeteria during different time slots (ranging from 10:50- 2:15) 
  • Help custodians clean tables 
  • Monitor students and prompt them to line up 
  • Have fun!! 

✅Link for Sign Up Genius✅


BINGO Night Volunteers:

PTA Needs your help! We are planning an outdoor BINGO NIGHT in May and need committee members to put the event together. Please email kate.coho@gmail.com if you are interested in helping plan this event!

Class Placement Information Night

class placement

Change in Transportation for Student Dismissal

Visit our Shrevewood website for easy access to submit a change in your student's transportation for dismissal.  Please submit all changes by noon or call the main office.  

transportation change

Resources for Talking to Students About the War in Ukraine

Environmental Club Meeting

environmental club

The Shrevewood Environmental Club will be meeting Tuesday March 15 and Tuesday March 29th from 4-5PM in the library!

Want to join or have questions? Contact Colleen Wenzel ctwenzel@fcps.edu and Edward Monroe EWMonroe@fcps.edu

See Matilda Jr. at Kilmer Middle School

Kilmer Middle School’s Drama Department is excited to announce their performance of Matilda JR!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

General admission performances are Friday, March 18th (7pm), Saturday, March 19th (2pm & 7pm), Friday, March 25th (7pm) and Saturday, March 26th (2pm & 7pm)! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.kmsdrama.org (starting March 7th) or at all lunches at Kilmer Middle School the week of March 7th.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Order Your Yearbook Now!


🔗Click here to order your yearbook today! 🔗


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



March 14- 25

⭐Kindergarten Orientation⭐

Wednesday, March 16
Click here to access Orientation

⭐Class Placement Info Night⭐

Tuesday, March 22
Shrevewood Cafeteria

⭐2 Hour Early Release⭐

Thursday, March 31

Dismissal at 2:05

⭐No School- Teacher Workday⭐

Friday, April 1

⭐Spring Break⭐

Monday, April 4- Friday, April 8