Shrevewood Wise Words 1/13/23

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Assistant Principal's Message

🌟 Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

🌟 Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

🌟 Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

🌟 Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Assistant Principal's Message

Hello Shrevewood Families,

In lieu of a Principal's Message this week, I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank our fearless leader, Principal DeSmyter, for all that he does for Shrevewood E.S. as Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week comes to a close. Principal Desmyter goes above and beyond each day to make sure our staff, students, and families are safe and happy. Please take a few minutes to enjoy a video of some of our students sharing why Mr. DeSmyter is such an incredible leader.

Thank you Mr. DeSmyter Video


Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon


We are excited to kick off our Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon on 02/07/2023. Our goal is to raise $17,000 for flexible seating, field trips, staff appreciation events, and Positivity Project training and to strengthen our school community.  

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning, and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.

Mark your calendars for the Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon fundraiser kicking off soon!

Key dates to remember: 

  • REGISTRATION OPENS - 01/24/2023

      Register on MYBOOSTER.COM

  • Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon Kick Off - 02/07/2023
  • Event Day - 02/15/2023

We are grateful for our Shrevewood Elementary family! Thank you for your support this year.

Girls on the Run at Shrevewood - Coaches Needed!

We need coaches to support the Spring 2023 Girls on the Run (GOTR) Season at Shrevewood! At this time, we are just recruiting coaches. Participant registration for students in grades 3 through 6 will open in February. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Shrevewood, beginning March 7. The end-of-season 5K will be the weekend of May 20-21. To learn more about coaching visit the GOTR website or email Molly Sherlock

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Calendar Reminder: Quarter End

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Thursday, January 26, for a staff development day and Friday, January 27, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar.

Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

A student transfer is valid for one year only. A parent or guardian must submit a renewal application each year for student transfer consideration. A renewal application may be submitted for students who continue to meet the same student transfer criteria as indicated on the original student transfer request. For students no longer meeting the same student transfer criteria, a new transfer request must be submitted.

All students will be considered eligible for student transfer renewal unless the principal indicates a student is not eligible for renewal or the transfer type does not allow for renewal e.g. graduating, moving from one level to another, or family relocation. 

Letters from the principal will be automatically generated from the online student transfer application in February for students eligible and not eligible for renewal and sent to the enrolling parents primary email address. 

For detailed information regarding the renewal process, please visit the Online Student Transfer Application: Renewal Process webpage

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday, March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights:

  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In-person
    • Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person
    • Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.


Next week, our Positivity Project lessons in Morning Meeting will be focusing on Social Intelligence. You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

Questions that you can discuss with your child include:

  • What does a good listener do?
  • What does being a good listener have to do with Social Intelligence?
  • What can you do to be a better listener?

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

                                                          ~Ernest Hemingway

Student Birthdays

We will be recognizing and honoring our students' birthdays monthly. For the safety of all students and staff in our building and to limit the amount of classroom disruptions, please do not send in food or toys for your child's birthday.

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 continued 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. 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 a.m. and ends at 4:05 p.m. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11:00 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

End of the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, January 25 - 2 hour early release

Teacher Workdays

Thursday, January 26, & Friday, January 27 - No school for students