WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning May 15, 2017, Issue No. 34

Milk & Cookies is TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 16 and we still need more than 150 dozen cookies.

Please signup to help at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA8A629A20-last1.

For those of you new to the school, this is a great tradition. Parent volunteers make hundreds of dozens of cookies and the school donates milk boxes. After school on May 16, parent volunteers pass out baggies of cookies and milk to each student at Woodson! In order for this to be successful, we need LOTS of help. Please sign up to donate cookies and/or to help distribute on May 16.

It's a great way to see smiling students :) Any questions, please email Shannon Murphy at shannon.murphy29@gmail.com.

In this Issue


What’s New?

  1. Career Center Seeking Volunteers
  2. Engraved Bricks - Orders Due TODAY!
  3. Senior Parents: Baccalaureate Reception Food Donations Needed
  4. Underclassmen/ Parents are Needed to Help Set-up, Serve, Clean-up at June 18 Baccalaureate Reception

Don’t Forget!

    5. Annual Woodson Art Show and Woodson Pyramid Art Show

    6. May 15, 2017, Social Media Night

    7. WeMail Guidelines

    8. Woodson Dance and Cheer Camp

    9. Workshops and Resources to Benefit Parents, Teachers and Students

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise for Seniors

Sports Highlights

Emergency Information


The calendars below contain items for the next couple weeks submitted by clubs, booster associations, and the school community. W.T. Woodson publishes the official school calendar at http://www2.fcps.edu/woodsonhs/index.html.

Athletic Calendar for May 15-20 is at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/19a8efe. Scheduled events are subject to change; consider checking the schedule before heading out: Hotline 703.503.4683 / http://www.wtwoodsonsports.org/.

Woodson Testing Calendar is at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=q8p06ke1k88668t2os0t5pnukk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

School Calendar

What’s New?

1. Career Center Seeking Volunteers

The W.T. Woodson College and Career Center is looking for volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. This is a perfect opportunity for parents of WTW Freshmen and Sophomores to help provide opportunities for WTW students as they learn what they need to know before their student starts the post-secondary search. We ask for a commitment of 2-2.5 hours/week for the academic year (and for help with a couple of big events).  Register as soon as possible and select all of the time slots that will work with your schedule at http://tinyurl.com/17-18WTW-CC-Volunteer.  Registration will close on 9 June.  Registrants will be contacted before school ends.

2. Engraved Bricks - Orders Due Today!

You are running out of time to get your brick order in and make a lasting mark for your Woodson student! Your brick order needs to be submitted by May 15 in order to be installed this school year! Engraved bricks make great graduation presents for your Seniors, or as a wonderful legacy for all the members of your family. Individual bricks cost: $100. The Brick Order form is located on the Woodson PTSO website and at http://www.woodsonptso.org/forms/2016-2017/brickOrderForm%20-%20kw.pdf. If you have questions, or for more info contact Linda Vasquez at Lfvasquez88@gmail.com or 703-268-5068.

3. Senior Parents: Baccalaureate Reception Food Donations Needed

We hope you have Sunday, June 18 Baccalaureate on your calendar! The ceremony and reception are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Woodson. After the ceremony, we will be hosting a reception in Cafeteria A for seniors and their families. We are asking senior parents to donate a dessert or other items. Signup to help at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2b0-wtwclass. 

4. Underclassmen / Parents are needed to help set-up, serve, clean-up at the June 18 Baccalaureate Reception

After the ceremony, we are hosting a reception in Cafeteria A for seniors and their families. We are asking senior parents to donate a dessert or other items, and underclassman and their parents to volunteer to set-up, clean-up and serve for the reception. Signup to help at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2b0-wtwclass

Don’t Forget!

5. Annual Woodson Art Show and Woodson Pyramid Art Show

Where- Woodson’s Auxiliary Gym

When- May 17 open from 8am – 3pm

May 18 open from 8 am – 1 pm

Special Evening Reception featuring work from the ENTIRE Woodson Pyramid May 17 6 -8pm

Show features all media and all levels; Advanced Placement students display their entire portfolio in one-of-a-kind, one person “rooms”; Woodson Art Boosters will raffle hand painted furniture created by National Art Honor Society students.

6. May 15, 2017 Social Media Night

7-8:30PM in Cafeteria A at Woodson HS. We will have counselors on hand to present the current reality of social media. We will introduce and explain to parents social media apps and sites that students are using. We’ll show you how to use it by demonstrating actual accounts.

7. WeMail Guidelines

Include “Wemail” in the subject and email your submission to woodsonWEMail@woodsonptso.org by 5pm on the Friday prior to Monday’s publication. Click Here for complete guidelines.

8. Woodson Dance and Cheer Camp

DATE: August 14, 2017 – August 18, 2017

TIME: Dance 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm; Cheer 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST: Dance $160 per child*; Cheer $160 per child*

AGES: Rising K-Rising 8th grade

WHERE: Dance Room

REGISTER EARLY to Reserve Your Space**

*Early Bird Discount: 5% discount if Registration & Full payment received by 06/23/2017

*Family Discount: 5% discount for each sibling

*Combined Camp Discount: $300 for both Dance & Cheer

**One discount only

9. Workshops and Resources to Benefit Parents, Teachers, and Students

We are committed to providing and sharing programs and information to help parents, teachers and students navigate high school and beyond. The wide range of issues includes but is not limited to: coping with stress; homework resources; special education, ADHD support, technology strategies, mental illness, suicide prevention; drug use, addiction and overdose; and under-age drinking. More information on the various organizations can be found under the PARENT RESOURCES tab on the PTSO website.

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise 2017 - June 20, 11pm-5am at Oak Marr Rec Center

It takes over 300 volunteers to make Cav Cruise a success. Sign-up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities the day before, during, and after the Cav Cruise for senior and underclass parents, and underclass students (earn your community service hours). Additional details regarding each opportunity as well as points of contact are included at the Sign-up Genius site. 

Send your senior's photos (.jpg format) or questions to Maribeth Luftglass at cavcruisephotos@woodsonptso.org. 

Register your graduate today at: http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

Visit http://woodsonptso.org/cavalier-cruise.html often for updates.

Sports Highlights 

Boys Soccer

The varsity boys' soccer team traveled to battle the Generals of Washington-Lee high school for their final regular season match. The Cavaliers rewarded the travelling fans with arguably their best performance of the season. On offense, the midfield of senior Luis Gutierrez, and juniors V Almeida and Daniel Park effectively moved the ball around the field. Senior Brandon Metzler caused problems all night on the left side for the W-L defense. Junior Kevin Todd and sophomore James Barata were solid on the right side of defense. The score was locked at 0 a piece into the second half, until Almeida broke out of midfield into the attacking third, split the defenders with a sublime ball that senior Nate Rummel ran onto and, smooth as you like, put low past the goalie into net. W-L got one back. Final score, 1-1. Play-offs begin Monday at Woodson at 7:30PM against Mt Vernon.

Girls Lacrosse

The Cavs had a decisive 21-4 win over West Springfield in the district semi-final. Senior Emma Vinall, named Patriot District Player of the Year, led the team with 7 goals and 9 draw controls. Friday’s District Championship game against WestPo was played in the cold and constant rain. The Cavs started strong scoring 6 goals before WestPo finally got on the board after twelve minutes. Half-time score was 10-3. The draw was unpredictable but Woodson won 20 of 29. Defenders Sydney Andes, Rachel Williams (2 take-aways), Georgia Rafter and Sarah Wilson with Goalie Mariel Russ held WestPo to fewer goals than their first game of the season. Every mid-fielder and attacker contributed goals showing great teamwork and depth in the Woodson team: Emma Vinall (5G/2A/8DC), Logan Dougherty (3G/1A), Natalie Gates (1G/5DC), Margaret Stephan (3G/1A/6DC) Carlie Hartung (3G/2A), Meredith Mackay (1G), Cassia Kruse (1G). Final score for the district championship 17-11.

WTW Crew Are State Champions!

On Saturday, WTW Crew was not hindered by the rain in the VSRC Day 1 Regatta. All three WTW boats advanced to the finals, and all Woodson boats captured medals in the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships! The Men’s 3rd Varsity 8+ won the Gold by open water, defeating 2nd place Yorktown and 3rd place Oakton by 5+ seconds! Congrats to Brandon Snyder, Michael Yi, James Mullet, Rory McAlevy, Wyn Adams, Katon Zhang, Nick Shawley, Sam Muras, and Avery Whittle (coxswain). And what a way for seniors Michael & Wyn to go out in their final race on the Occoquan! The Men’s Novice 8+ finished 2nd in their qualifying heat, then rowed a great race in the Grand Final to win Silver, defeating Oakton, Broad Run, TC Williams, and West Springfield handily! Congrats to Beau Sandino, Heston McClintick, Joseph Bishop, Walter Kowalski, Le Chen, William Mullet, Zachary Borja, Mason Phalan, and Krish Soni (coxswain). The Women’s Novice 8+ won their qualifying heat, then rowed impressively in the Grand Final to win Bronze, defeating West Springfield, W&L, and Lake Braddock handily! Congrats to Jocelyn Phipps, Rachel Mailand, Meng Li, Lauren Ollis, Abigail Pesansky, Nicole Curtis, Natalie Moran, Jules Heimbigner, and Evelyn Baltz (coxswain).

JV Softball

Our 3 games this week were our last, and we ended the season with a 10-4 record! Way to go Cavs! Our first one against West Springfield was a nail biter. In a back and forth game, Jayne Pilch's hot bat brought Avery Pfeiffer home to tie up the score 7-7. Abby Ritchie's triple extended our lead 12-8. In the bottom of the last inning, Georgia Kokkinis' unassisted double play preserved the 14-13 victory! Against T.C. Williams, Rosie Millett effortlessly hit the ball to centerfield to bring us within one run. Sara Mink and Avery Pfeiffer executed a perfect rundown to get a crucial out. We did lose 3-9 despite our great effort! Our last game of the season was against West Potomac. Laura Humes' bat brought in two runs to bring us within 1 run. Sarah Mink hit one to the fence for a double, and Georgia Kokkinis' diving stop and put out at first base stifled West Potomac's inning. Unfortunately our effort was not enough to win. Thank you to Coach Cordo, Coach Taylor, players and parents for making the season a great season!

Thanks to our Boosters: Nicely Done Kitchens, Paisano’s Pizza, Pride A/C & Heating Co, S&T Title, The Meat House, Turnpike Basketball, Wisley Greco & Assoc.

Emergency Information 

Call 911 in case of a life-threatening emergency; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077

(CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

CrisisText: Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703 573-5679

(The Woodburn Center offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)