WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning October 30, 2017, Issue No. 10

This Week

  • Friday, November 3, Funds2org Shoe Drive Collection at Varsity Football Game (Home)
  • Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm: Holiday Happenings Craft Show (Woodson Cafeterias)
  • Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm: Pippin Musical (Auditorium)
  • Sunday, November 5, 2:00 pm: Pippin Musical (Auditorium)

Florida Citrus

Please support the Woodson Band and don't miss out on some delicious fruit for yourself or your friends and family (oranges, grapefruit, apples, and pears). Go to www.FloridaIndianRiverGroves.com and use Organization code 171874, pick your favorite band member, and you can expect your delivery mid-December. Or just find any band member to order. Don't miss out on this large truck delivery!

Cav Cruise

FUNDS2ORG SHOE DRIVE: Thank you for your generosity! We now have 5,625 pairs of shoes – 75% to our goal! This fundraising effort must be completed by November 20, so please continue to collect and donate shoes to this worthy cause. We will be collecting shoes and selling Class of 2018 yard signs at the home football game on Friday, November 3. We also have a bin in the front office of the school to take shoes at any time. Contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org for more info.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We need helpers (adults or students) on Friday, November 3 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. to help load bags of shoes. We will give service hours. If you can help, please meet at the softball field scoreboard at 1:30 p.m. Any questions? Contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

GIFT CARD DONATIONS: We are seeking donations of gift cards to businesses such as Amazon, local restaurants, movie theaters, etc. Contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org for more info and to donate.

REFERENCES: If anyone knows a florist or printer who would be willing to work with us, please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

CLASS OF 2018 YARD SIGNS ($20): Contact Carolyn Hutcheson at mrschutch@aol.com to purchase.

Spirit Wear for Sale at Saturday’s Craft Show

Get your Woodson spirit wear at the Woodson Holiday Happenings Craft Show this Saturday! It's one stop holiday shopping for all your holiday gifts! Stop by our booth, we've got lots of spirit wear $15 and under - t -shirts, beanies, baseball caps, socks, drawstring bags, reusable bags, and more! Looking a bigger gift? We've also got hoodies, sweatpants, stadium blankets, spirit jerseys, 1/4 zips and wicking tees. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Can't make the craft show? You can do your holiday shopping online.

Items are ready for pick up in the Woodson Main Office within days of your order. You will receive an email when your order is ready for pick up. Any question please contact Liz Brocato at Brocatofam@gmail.com.

Holiday Happenings Craft Show -- Sat, Nov 4, 10am-4pm.

Admission is free. Click here for Details.

Pippin, Woodson’s Drama Department’s 2017 Fall Musical

WT Woodson Drama Department presents the 2017 Fall Musical – Pippin at Woodson’s Joan C. Bedinger Auditorium. Performances are; Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm, Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 9th, Friday November 10th and, Saturday, November 11th at 7:30pm, and Saturday, November 11th (understudy) at 2:00pm. Tickets are available online at http://wtwdrama.org/index.html or at the door. We are now using itickets so credit cards can be used at the door. Musical Theatre International (MTI) has classified this performance as PG-13.

Chorus Updates

  • Monday, 10/30/17, Pick up Dessert Fundraiser Orders from 5:15PM-7:00PM. All items must be picked up by 7:00PM.
  • Please join us tonight, Monday-10/30/17 for our Booster Meeting @ 7:30. Find out information about all the upcoming Chorus Events!
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017: District Chorus Auditions
  • Monday, November 13, 2017: Select Men's Pre-VMA Concert
  • Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18, 2017: Select Men's VMA Trip
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017: Noodles and Company Fundraiser: Main Street location

Woodson Ice Hockey Interest Club Updates

Woodson Ice Hockey Club will have its first meeting on Monday, Oct. 30th in room F-121, Mr. Farzan's room. We will meet immediately after school until 4:00pm. Please come by and let us know what you want to discuss and see in our meetings. We will meet every other month -- the last Monday of the month. Woodson Ice Hockey team had their first game on Monday, Oct. 23rd. We played Colgan, which is new to our league. Woodson came out fighting and we won, 3 to 1. Goalie Sam Blanton was a stone wall and saved 43 shots on goal! Our scorers for the game were Alex Buchanan, Brett Morrow (assisted by Andrews), and Payton Andrews (assisted by Morrow). Freshman Ryan Gaugler had some excellent pressure and multiple scoring chances. Senior Heather McCall was named Captain and returning as Assistant Captains are Seniors Alex Buchanan and Alex Kokkinis. Hope to see you Monday for our first meeting! The Woodson Ice Hockey Club is a member of the Capital Scholastic Hockey League and is not affiliated with Fairfax County Public Schools.

*New* Special Education Information

Future Quest: college and career conference for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them: Sat. Dec. 2, 8:00-3:00 pm, George Mason University

Future Quest is a free college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. It is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after high school. Future Quest Main Information Site with link to register: http://www.futurequestgmu.org

November Workshops, Training, Online Resources, and Support Groups

Click here for a listing of the time-sensitive opportunities for this month. This list of programs is also available on the RESOURCES page on the PTSO website along with information on other PTSO and Community programs

The W.T. Woodson PTSO is 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: parenting advice; homework resources; special education; ADHD support; coping with stress; mental health; and drug use.

Don't Forget: VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) Special Education Parent Survey Closes Tomorrow

From Joanna Ladino, PTSO Special Education Chair: Please take the time to fill out this short survey which closes on Halloween! Your voice is wanted and needed.

In an effort to ensure that the Commonwealth of Virginia continues to achieve success in special education compliance, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is planning a series of trainings for local educational agencies (school divisions) ...entitled "Back to Basics." The VDOE understands that parents, advocates, and other community stakeholders have first-hand knowledge of concerns and issues when engaging in the special education process. Thus, we invite you to participate in and complete the following survey. Your input will be used to inform the VDOE of additional topics of regulatory compliance and IEP development that should be included in the "Back to Basics" initiative. Click here for the survey, which will close on Halloween


Pre-Order Your WTW Student Directory Today!

PTSO Student/Staff Directories will be available shortly. To ensure that we don’t underestimate or overestimate the number of directories we need to print, the PTSO is encouraging all families to pre-purchase your copy.

Join the PTSO and order a student directory.

Order a student directory only.

Questions? Please email Alan Anderson at vp2@woodsonptso.org.

Precisionette Dance Camp November 6-7, 2017 (student holidays) 9-1pm

Calling all K-8: Come dance your hearts out with the award-winning W. T. Woodson Precisionettes. Have fun learning dances, dance technique, dance games and crafts. **Middle Schoolers** Come learn what it takes to be a Precisionette! Dance Team Prep will give you a taste for the skills needed to make one of our teams; 12+ will receive a skills assessment and suggestions for strengthening individual technique. We are extending the Early Bird price through October 27th, reserve your spot now! Click here for info. Questions? Contact Mary Beth Quick, 4quick@verizon.net or Meredith Gelman, meredithgelman@hotmail.com.

WeMail Information

Include “Wemail” in the subject and email submissions to woodsonWEMail@woodsonptso.org by 5pm on the Friday prior to Monday’s publication (by 5pm on the Thursday prior if you have an attachment). Click Here for complete guidelines.

The PTSO would like to thank its online sponsors for 2017-2018: JL Tree Services, Merrifield Orthodontics, Ron Shapiro Tutoring, Yelena Jones at Samson Properties.

Sports Highlights


10/24 vs. Robinson (Senior Night): Three days after the Disney Homecoming, the volleyball team had a senior night that felt like it was straight out of a Disney movie. Freshmen and JV teams both hung on to beat Robinson 2-1 and get the crowd fired up. And what a crowd it was - big thanks to the Woodson community for coming out and filling the gym with incredible energy! The Varsity team brought their A-game to win 3-0 in an epic Robinson rematch (25-21, 25-22, 26-24). Congratulations to our amazing seniors, who played great all night! #2 Elizabeth Pugsley, #7 Maddi Jack, #9 Gabi Lyons, #10 Brenna Gannon, #15 Sophia Mackin, and #20 Hannah McHale.

10/26 vs. Fairfax: In the last regular season games, all 3 volleyball teams swept Fairfax! Freshmen won 2-0 and finished their season with a winning record. JV won 2-0 to end the season with an impressive 14-2-1 record. Varsity clinched their first place spot in the conference (25-20, 25-16, 25-15), giving them a bye for the first round of playoffs. District semi-finals will be at Woodson on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7PM so come cheer on the Lady Cavs!

Varsity Field Hockey

Margaret Stephan and the Woodson Varsity field hockey team took approximately two and one half minutes to get the first goal against the Robinson Rams. Candace Schourek added to the tally, 2-1 CAVs! The highlight for the Lady Cavaliers at the District final came post-match when Seniors Emma Hartzler and Rachel Williams, as well as Bella Hite and Olivia Rummel were named to the all-district first team. In game1 regions against JEB Stuart, Hartzler got four goals. Senior Rachel Lansbury, Williams, and Amanda Houttekier each got one, 7-0 CAVs! Against TC Williams for game2, the Lady Cavs were on the front foot. Stephan initiated the scoring with an attack that had her 1v1 with the goalie. Hite and Lansbury each got a goal with another Stephan goal in between. Goalkeeper Cailen Bownas maintained the shut-out late into the game with impressive saves, 4-1 CAVs!=

Girls Cross Country

This week, on Thursday, the Girls’ Cross Country team competed at the 6A Patriot Conference race at Burke Lake. Placing 4th overall and qualifying for the Regional meet next week, the team saw some amazing performances. Our number one finisher, Naylle Pando, broke 19 minutes for the first time with a time of 18:54!

Boys Cross Country

This week, on Thursday, the Boys’ Cross Country team competed at the 6A Patriot Conference race at Burke Lake. They placed 3rd overall, meaning they get to move onto regionals next week. Their number one scorer, Jack Leech, placed 3rd overall in the race with a time of 15:39.

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors: Hard Times Café, Hunan West, Klima Orthodontics, Masrterman Krogmann PC.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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; TTY dial 711 (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.)