Shrevewood Wise Words 10/14/22

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Multi-tiered System of Support Info

🌟 Picture Day – Make Up Nov. 4

🌟 Dyslexia Awareness Month

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Math Website for Families

🌟 AAP Parent Night

🌟 AAP Fall Newsletter

🌟 Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

Last week our 6th graders had a great field trip to the National Air and Space Museum, and our 4th graders are looking forward to their trip to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra performance on Monday.

On October 20th, we will be presenting the levels of Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services.  If you have a question specific to levels of service and or the Level IV screening process, you may enter your question in this link here.

Next week is Digital Citizenship Week.  It is a great opportunity for us to be reminded on how to practice elements of being a good responsible user of technology.  We did not grow up surrounded by the technology our children have access to today, so as parents and teachers, we need to help our children navigate using technology safely and learn while we are doing it. 


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal 

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Multi-tiered System of Support Info


Picture Day - Makeup Nov. 4


Dyslexia Awareness Month

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Virginia Department of Education is offering an informational webinar designed for Virginia teachers, administrators, and parents. Presenters are experts in the fields of dyslexia and reading.

Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

Date and time: October 26, 2022, 7–8 p.m.

This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy partnerships from the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) will be overviewed.

Positivity Project




Next week, we are focusing on Integrity. You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.


“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”  



Questions you might enjoy talking about:

  • What does integrity mean to you?
  • When is it difficult to show integrity in your day-to-day life?
  • Why is it important to show integrity in your relationships with others?

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


Google Meet link:

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

Shrevewood PTA's 2022 Armchair Fundraiser

Sit back, relax, and donate to the Shrevewood PTA so your child can enter a raffle to win prizes including: seeing their name on the marquee, breakfast with the principal, and even race DINO DESMYTER!! That's right, Mr. Desmyter will dress up as a dinosaur to race raffle winners if we meet our goal!


This year's earnings will help fund class field trips, teacher training and flexible seating for ALL classrooms, plus Positivity Project training for staff members!

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to Shrevewood. Donate today at or send a check addressed to "Shrevewood PTA" in your child's Thursday folder.

Federal Impact Aid Form

Beginning on October 18th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Friday, October 28. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned. All results are confidential.

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

4th Grade Field Trip to Kennedy Center

Monday, October 17

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