WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning June 12, 2017, Issue No. 38

The PTSO Baccalaureate is THIS Sunday. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The free interfaith Woodson PTSO Baccalaureate and reception is THIS Sunday, June 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Woodson! ALL seniors and their families are invited. If you have not already RSVPed for the ceremony, please RSVP (and include your senior).

As of June 9, only 35 of 126 volunteers needed to help at the reception have signed up. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please volunteer to help at the reception or to donate a food item. Please sign up here to help.

Email bacc@woodsonptso.org with questions. 


All Night Grad Party (Cav Cruise)

Volunteer. We need your help – Senior Parents AND Underclassmen (community service hours AND Junior/Sophomore/Freshman parents.

Donate Food and Drink.


Visit the Cav Cruise Web Page for more information.


In this Issue


What’s New?

  1. Graduation Seat Raffle

Don’t Forget!

     2. Cavalier Chronicle Newsletter

     3. College Survival Kits for Class Of 2017

     4. Dance Team Car Wash

     5. WeMail Guidelines

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

Sports Highlights

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise for Seniors 2017

Emergency Information


The W.T. Woodson official school calendar includes the Final Exam Schedule.

The bell schedule for June 19-23.

School/PTSO Calendar: items submitted by clubs, booster associations, and the school community.

  • 6/14: Deadline to order the College Survival Kits
  • 6/17, 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 
  • 6/19, 5:30-7:30pm: Athletic Physicals for 2017-2018
  • 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
  • 6/23, 10:15am: Students released/last day of school
  • 8/25: Cav Kick-off
  • 8/28: First Day of School 

What’s New? 

1. Graduation Seat Raffle

Graduation is close. Avoid the hassle of going early to save seats for Graduation!!

We are raffling 3 sets of 14 prime seats on each side (each half of the alphabet)! Raffle drawing will take place on the evening of June 18. Raffle tickets are $5 each, 6 for $25 and 12 for $50. You can order tickets by clicking here. Ticket sales will close at 5:00 on June 18. Tickets will be sold before and after Baccalaureate. Click here to order online.

Don’t Forget! 

2. Cavalier Chronicle Newsletter

Information in the newsletter’s spring issue includes helpful details about the Baccalaureate Ceremony and Reception and the All Night Grad Party (Cav Cruise).

3. 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. 

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. 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.

6. 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

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:  State Champions!

The Cavaliers faced South County for the State Championship on Saturday.  The Stallions started quickly, scoring twice before Solomon and Bower answered. The Stallions and Cavs traded goals to end the first quarter 3-3.  The Cavs Yost, Miller, and Hoffman scored before Stallions tallied with 11 seconds in first half. Cavs took a commanding lead with Miller scoring 3 and Solomon adding 1 for a 10-5 lead after 3 quarters. South County wasn’t finished and scored a flurry of 4 goals in 2 ½ minutes getting within 2 and had a man-advantage. Kim’s great save and Yost’s steal stemmed the tide. There were many critical saves and possessions for the next few minutes with key plays, by Kim, Eby, Yost, Olson, Heisley, and Duer. Solomon then hit Yost who drilled a shot extending the lead to 3. Stallions scored with 1:51 and drew a penalty. With the game on line Stedham had a steal and clear. Solomon held ball for all but 8 seconds and our Cavaliers are the STATE CHAMPS!

Thanks to our Boosters: Nicely Done Kitchens, Jl Tree Service, MindWorks.

Emergency Information

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

Feeling super stressed? Worried about a friend’s mental health—or your own? Get tips to help manage your emotions and see what to do if you are in crisis

How to help a friend in crisis? Remember the "ACT" acronym: Acknowledge, Care, Tell.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

You are Not Alone

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)

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 Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, 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.)