Shrevewood Wise Words 3/3/23

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Read Across America Spirit Week!

🌟 Math at Home! Series #5

🌟 Salad Bar Returns to Shrevewood on March 14!

🌟 SOL Schedule

🌟 Celebration of Learning

🌟 Kindergarten Orientation – Save the Date!

🌟 International Social-Emotional Learning Day

🌟 TJ Techstravaganza

🌟 Picture Day – Monday, March 6

🌟 Reminder about Cell Phone Use

🌟 FCPS This Week

🌟 Student Birthdays

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Save the Date

Principal's Message


Hello Shrevewood Families,

Yesterday was Read Across America Day, which was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. Next week at Shrevewood, we look forward to celebrating together as a school community with a Spirit Week (see details below).

Have a wonderful weekend!


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal


Math at Home! Series #5

A message from our Math Specialist, Dr. Price:

Here at Shrevewood we want to share and extend the things we are learning at school with fun activities at home. This is part 5 of the “Math at Home!” series.  I hope the information shared about websites, activities and/or games from FCPS and the FCPS math department were useful. I look forward to seeing you at our “Celebration of Learning” night on April 25, 2023 so you can see what the students have been learning in math.


Salad Bar Returns to Shrevewood on March 14!

salad bar

Watch the Salad Bar Video Here .

SOL Schedule

sol schedule

Above is our SOL schedule for this Spring. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school on a day when they are testing. If you have any questions about SOL testing, please contact Katie Vandawalker at

Celebration Of Learning


Kindergarten Orientation - Save the Date!

We will host our Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, April 13th, from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. More details to come!

Use this Sign Up to schedule a registration appointment for your soon to be Wise Owl. If you have a neighbor or friend with a rising Kindergarten student, please pass along this information!

International Social-Emotional Learning Day

Today is International Social-Emotional Learning Day! This is a chance to celebrate the work your child is doing to build important life skills like setting goals, handling big feelings, being kind to others, and solving problems. We also want to thank you for supporting your child’s social-emotional development. You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and we appreciate all you’re doing for them. Want to learn more about social-emotional learning? Watch this video from Committee for Children:

English Video

Spanish Video

TJ Techstravaganza


Picture Day - Monday, March 6


Reminder about Cell Phone Use

In elementary school, kindergarten-sixth grade students' phones must be silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day. Watches that serve a dual purpose (e.g., smart watch) may be worn; however, phone features (e.g., texting, Internet, calls, etc.) are to be off during the school day. Students are prohibited from using phones, smart watches, tablets, and other mobile devices in restrooms, the cafeteria, and at recess unless there is a true emergency.  The full SR&R can be accessed online at:

FCPS This Week

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

  • STEM and Early Childhood Education
  • Upcoming Instructional Career Fair
  • Alumni Offer Advice to Students

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

Picture Day

Monday, March 6

Read Across America Spirit Week

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10