Shrevewood Wise Words 1/27/23

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon

🌟 School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

🌟 Student Transfer Renewal Applications Open February 15

🌟 Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

🌟 FCPS This Week

🌟 Positivity Project

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message


Hello Shrevewood Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the 2022-2023 school year! It's true what they say, time really does fly when you're having fun.

Thank you so much to our PTA and all of our families who donated snacks and goodies for our staff on Wednesday. It was a great way to jump start our professional learning these past two days. Our very own Dr. Price and Ms. Daniels led our instructional staff in learning more about Reflex Math during the early dismissal on Wednesday.

Today, Shrevewood was recognized with the FCPS 2022 Award of Communication Excellence. This award celebrates the creation of excellent website, newsletter, and social media content that informs and engages readers. We were honored to be only one of five winning schools, which is quite an accomplishment!

Have a fabulous weekend!


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon


You can now register for our Shrevewood Dance-a-Thon! Our goal is to raise $17,000 for Blacktop Upgrades, Field Trips, Staff Appreciation Events, Collaboration Space Upgrades, and Positivity Project Training. Registering is easy and free!

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM  ⭐️

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

At their January 17 work session, the School Board discussed draft calendars that were created for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Draft calendars were developed using the following criteria as a framework:

  • Federal, state, and Virginia Department of Education guidance.
  • Superintendent’s priorities.
  • School Board input.
  • Student absentee data.
  • Staff absentee data.
  • Surrounding jurisdictions’ calendars.
  • Survey results.
  • Calendar Feedback Committee input.

You may view the draft calendars and other related documents in Boarddocs. The calendars will be presented as new business during the School Board meeting on Thursday, January 26. The Board is scheduled to vote on the calendars during their meeting on Thursday, February 9. 

Watch a recording of today’s Work Session. Get information on FCPS' calendar development process.

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 teachers will pick and reinforce any prior Positive Project traits that fit well within the needs of their classrooms. The Positivity Project refers to this as Wildcard Week!

FCPS This Week

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • Community Feedback on Calendars
    • Text-to-Speech Function on Websites
    • Summer Camps Information

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

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

⭐PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 14 -  7:00 pm, Cafeteria

George Washington's Birthday and President's Day

Monday, February 20 - No School