WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning June 5, 2017, Issue No. 37

Dear Woodson Community,


Support Our Graduating Seniors & Families! 

Volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson. We need your help – Senior Parents AND Underclassmen (community service hours AND Junior/Sophomore/Freshman parents.

 Donate Food and Drink at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-food  


PTSO Meeting is TONIGHT Monday, June 5, 7pm in the Woodson Library

We try to share as much information as possible through the WeMail, but there is no substitute for face-to-face discussions and opportunities to ask questions. Key committee members attend as well as Principal Poole. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about End-of-Year events and other opportunities.This will be the final PTSO meeting of the school year. Parents, teachers, and students are invited to attend.

In this Issue


What’s New?

  1. Attention Senior Parents
  2. Cavalier Chronicle Spring Newsletter
  3. Choral Booster Updates
  4. Dance Team Car Wash
  5. Free Family Movie Night: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
  6. Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen!

Don’t Forget!

     7. Career Center Seeking Volunteers

     8. College Survival Kits for Class Of 2017

     9. Seniors: PTSO Baccalaureate– Sunday, June 18, 2017

    10. WeMail Guidelines

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

Sports Highlights

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise for Seniors 2017

Emergency Information


The calendars below contain items submitted by clubs, booster associations, and the school community. W.T. Woodson publishes the official school calendar, which includes the ODD/EVEN Calendar and the Testing Calendar at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/.

The bell schedule for June 19-23 is at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/june-19-june-23-bell-schedule.

Athletic Calendar for Girls Tennis and Boys Lacrosse is at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/19f9d42. Scheduled events are subject to change; consider checking the schedule before heading out: Hotline 703.503.4683 / http://www.wtwoodsonsports.org/.

School Calendar

  • 6/5, (end of school day): Deadline to order yearbook for $80.Yearbook price increases to $90 on June 6. Cash/check only.
  • 6/5, 7pm: PTSO Meeting (Library)
  • 6/9, 6-8:30pm: Screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (4031 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030) Register
  • 6/18, 9:30am-2pm: Car Wash to Benefit the Dance Team (Woodson near the Weight Room and Dance Room entrance)
  • 6/18, 2-4pm: Baccalaureate Service and Reception (Auditorium and Café A)  RSVP and Volunteer
  • 6/18, 4pm: Graduation Seat Raffle Deadline.Ticket sales will close at 4:00 Tickets will be sold before and after Baccalaureate.
  • 6/19, 5:30-7:30pm: Athletic Physicals for 2017-2018 (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/19b3ba8)
  • 6/20, 2pm: Graduation (Eagle Bank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax)
  • 6/20, 11pm-5am: All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise (Oak Marr Rec Center) Register and Volunteer

What’s New? 

1. Attention Senior Parents

If your Senior is registered for the All Night Cav Cruise Graduation Party, PLEASE remind them to pick up their Cav Cruise T-Shirt if they haven't already. The last in-school distribution day is Thursday, JUNE 8th during all lunch periods in Cafeteria A. (T-shirts that haven't been claimed will be waiting for them upon arriving to the Cav Cruise Party.) The goal is for all students who registered by Friday, May 26th to claim their shirts on June 8th. Thank you for helping to spread the word and Congratulations on their upcoming graduation!

2. Cavalier Chronicle Newsletter

The Spring Issue is online at http://www.woodsonptso.org/pdf/Cav%20Chronicles%20PTSO%20Newsletter%20May%202017%20-%20Finalrev1.pdf. Information includes helpful details about Cav Cruise, Baccalaureate, and End-of-Year PTSO Programs.

3. Choral Booster Updates

Monday, 6/5/17 Chorus End of the Year Celebration and Banquet.

4. Dance Team Car Wash

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Woodson (near the weight room and dance room entrance)

Come out and help support the Dance Team!

5. Free Family Movie Night: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

This Friday, June 9 from 6:00-8:30 pm
4031 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

Families are invited to a Friday evening Movie Night, with light dinner served! Children will enjoy a supervised G-rated movie while next door, parents, caregivers and interested older youth screen the new documentary Resilience. Afterwards a panel of Fairfax County agency professionals will share efforts in our community to build resilient families and children.

Download the movie flyer and register here.

6. Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen

After the Baccalaureate Service, we will be hosting a reception in Cafeteria A for seniors and their families, and we need your help to make our Baccalaureate Reception a success. We are still seeking an underclassman parent to oversee our reception during the program so that our parents with seniors can enjoy the event. Additionally, we still need MANY 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! 

7. 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.

8. College Survival Kits for Class Of 2017

Campus Survival Kits is offering parents the opportunity to purchase certificates for college care packages that can be redeemed in the fall after your graduating senior heads to campus. When you purchase the certificates, the Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party will receive 15% of each sale right now. You can even purchase multiple certificates if you have more than one child in college, and it's also a great option for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives to support their favorite student and helps us in the process…just make sure you order by June 14 and specify Woodson HS as the all night grad party to receive the credit. BUY NOW: http://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ang/grad

9. Seniors: PTSO Baccalaureate– Sunday, June 18, 2017

Please come celebrate our graduating seniors at the interfaith Woodson PTSO Baccalaureate and reception on Sunday, June 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Woodson! All seniors and WTW faculty and staff should have received their invitations. This program is free to all. Please RSVP and include your senior in your RSVP. Senior families, we are seeking food donations for the reception following the program. Clear Here to Volunteer.

10. WeMail Guidelines

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

11. 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 

Quick Links:

Register:  http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

Volunteer  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson.

Donate Food & Drinks: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-food

Donate Cash: http://www.woodsonptso.org/donate-to-cav-cruise.html

Graduation Ticket Raffle: http://www.woodsonptso.org/graduationraffle.html

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yguQ_Oaur0

Web Site: http://www.woodsonptso.org/cavalier-cruise.html

Cav Cruse Planning Team Emails:

Director: Sue Taylor, cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org

Fundraising & Publicity: Meghan Tidwell, cavcruisefundraising@woodsonptso.org

Photos: Maribeth Luftglass, cavcruisephotos@woodsonptso.org

Reservations: Tu'lann Von Christierson & Diane Chan, cavcruisereservations@woodsonptso.org

Treasurer: Linda Vasquez, cavcruisetreasurer@woodsonptso.org

Volunteer Coordinators: Nanci Pedulla and Margaret Scheele: cavcruisevolunteers@woodsonptso.org

Sports Highlights

Boys Lacrosse

Nearly three months ago, the Cavs began their season losing 11-3 in a scrimmage at Patriot. Just last week Patriot defeated Cavs 12-11 at Woodson. Heading back to Patriot, the Cavs were determined and confident they would win. The Cavs trailed 1-0 early but Miller scored twice and Solomon, Bower, and Yost added goals for 5-1 lead. The Patriots cut lead to 5-3 before Solomon and Miller each scored twice and Bower added goal for 10-4 lead. Patriots cut deficit to 10-5 before Phan won face-off and scored with 40 seconds in 3rd quarter. In 4th, Shin won all 4 faceoffs and defense allowed 3 shots with Bower, Miller, and Solomon scoring for 14-5 final. The defense of Heisley, Eby, Stedham, Magee, and Duer limited the high powered Patriot attack to 16 shots. Kim 11 saves. Shin 12 face-off wins. The Cavs play in the State Semis on Tuesday at 7pm at Colonial Forge.


WTW Crew represented Woodson and the state of Virginia well at the SRAA National Championship Regatta last weekend, as 36 Cavalier rowers and coxswains qualified to compete in 4 top Varsity Eights events! Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 4th in their heat and 24th overall, the 3rd highest placing Virginia boat in this category. Women’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 4th in their heat and 23rd overall, 4th out of all Virginia entries, capping off a solid season, Woodson's first in this top competitive event in nearly 10 years. Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ placed 5th in their heat, only 0.5 seconds shy of qualifying for semi-finals. They were 14th overall, the highest placing Virginia boat in this category! Women’s Lightweight 8+ was having the best race of their season and clearly in second with open water when an unseen log fouled their lane, shearing off their rudder, forcing them to stop. Ladies you represented Woodson with amazing grace. Congratulations to our Seniors rowing in their final WTW regatta: Sierra Boucher, Gwen Cameron, Sara Chan, Hannah Fisher, Liz Giglia, Gabi Hayes, Brooke Leech, Erica Schneider, Larry Cai, Miles Knight, Joe Korn, Adrian Michel, Jack Ning, and Trevor von Christierson! http://www.wtwcrew.org/

Thanks to our Boosters: Hard Times Café,Pride A/C & Heating Co, Hunan West, Turnpike Basketball.

Emergency Information 

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711