Shrevewood Wise Words

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 AAP Parent Information Night

🌟 Harlem Wizards at Marshall HS

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

October 2nd was National Custodian Appreciation Day, and Shrevewood staff, students, and families took time to celebrate our Shrevewood custodians this week. Throughout FCPS, custodians keep our schools clean and running well. Many thanks to our amazingly hard-working Shrevewood custodians. We couldn't do it without them. 

We had another great week of learning as we move into October. Next week will also be a busy one. 

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past, and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day. The staff will be participating in a variety of professional development and planning sessions throughout the day. The office staff will be participating in some of the professional development as well, so the main office will be closed from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday

Our second graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) next week. There is no preparation needed for this test, except to encourage your child to do their best. We also ask that you help your child get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast on those days.  . 

Have a wonderful three-day weekend.  We will see students on Tuesday, October 11. 


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Math Website for Families

Here is a website Building on Math Strategies with Families that supports math work at home. The site offers routines, tasks, and games by standard. They are engaging and reinforce students’ strengths and understanding by having math conversations (math talks) while building fact fluency. Here are also some things to remember about math:

The Six DOs for Families and Their Math Students

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework/practice — don’t do it!

AAP Parent Night


AAP Fall Newsletter

2022 Arabic AAP Newsletter

2022 Chinese AAP Newsletter

2022 English AAP Newsletter (includes updated dates)

2022 Korean AAP Newsletter

2022 Spanish AAP Newsletter

2022 Urdu AAP Newsletter

2022 Vietnamese AAP Newsletter

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures

In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car, and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at

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 and forms are available online now:  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.


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 am. 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

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 10 - No School for students, Teacher Workday

AAP Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 20 - 6:00 pm


Monday, October 24 - No School

End of the 1st Quarter

Friday, October 28 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workday

Monday, October 31 - No School for students