Wise Words 4/29/2022


Wise Words this Week: 

🌟 Principal's Message 

🌟 Teacher Appreciation Week

🌟 BINGO Night & Bake Sale

🌟 Class Placement Information Night

🌟 Transportation Delays Monday, 5/1

🌟 P2: Leadership

🌟 Project Lift

🌟 Shrevewood SOL Schedule

🌟 Volunteers Needed

🌟 Attendance 

🌟 Save the Date 

Principal's Message

Dear Shrevewood Families,

We had a very exciting week this week! We welcomed rising kindergarteners and their families to Shrevewood with guided tours on Tuesday evening. Many classes took a field trip to see Marshall High School's production of Frog & Toad. If you have not seen it yet, we highly recommend you visit. There are many showtimes this weekend and it is a funny, entertaining and kid-friendly production. Sixth Graders also took a trip to Philadelphia on Thursday to visit historic sites and connect their learning to real life places.

We hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Susie Lilburn, Assistant Principal

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday!

The PTA’s Appreciation Committee is celebrating the amazing staff at Shrevewood throughout the week, but we need YOUR help to make this week extra special. Aside from our wonderful classroom teachers, the week celebrates every single staff member that helps to make Shrevewood great! Please consider expressing your family's thanks to all staff (office/admin, custodial/facilities, and our many specialists) in any way possible. 

Help to make the week SUNsational by participating in one or more of the activities below!

SIGN-UP HERE: Gratitude Expressions

Teachers & staff will love walking into the school on Monday!  As they exit their cars, the sidewalks will be beaming with positive messages, and we will really touch their hearts when they see the front entrance adorned with posters of thanks and the conference room decorated as a beach oasis. Come by Saturday or Sunday to help decorate our sidewalks!


These are some suggestions of ways your student and family can contribute to celebrating Shrevewood’s staff. If you have other ideas or would like to show your appreciation in different ways – please feel free! 

Let's really spoil our teachers with our gratitude and appreciation for all their hard work every day for our kids and families!


BINGO Night & Bake Sale

Please join us on May 13th for a BINGO Night hosted by the PTA at Shrevewood. BINGO will start at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. The 6th Grade Class will also be hosting a Bake Sale during BINGO.

Need dinner the night of the event?  Make it easy and order pizza here. 

Have a sweet tooth? The 6th grade class will be hosting a cash Bake Sale to fundraise for their promotion celebration. Please show your support!  Also, if you would like to contribute to their Bake Sale, please sign up!  Any donations are appreciated


Transportation Delays May 2nd

The bus driver shortage continues to be a challenge for school systems across the nation, including FCPS. On Monday, May 2, we anticipate additional delays due to employee absences in observance of the holiday.

Please visit the Bus Delay Website https://busdelay.fcps.edu/ and, if registered, monitor bus route updates on the Here Comes the Bus app. If your child’s bus is more than 30 minutes late, you will receive an eNotify message via email or text. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Class Placement Information Night


Positivity Project

Next week we will begin learning about LEADERSHIP.

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.


Project Lift

Project Lift

SOL Schedule


* Students in Advanced Math in Grades 5 & 6 will take their advanced grade level math tests on the date listed for their current school grade level (e.g. Grade 5 Advanced Math students will take the Grade 6 Math SOL on May 18 when their grade level tests.)              

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



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

⭐Grade 3 Reading SOL⭐

Tuesday, May 3

⭐Grade 5 Reading SOL⭐

Tuesday, May 4

⭐Grade 4 Reading SOL⭐

Tuesday, May 5

⭐BINGO Night⭐

Friday, May 13th

⭐Class Placement Info Night⭐

Thursday, May 19th

⭐No School⭐

Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day