WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning Mon, Nov 13, 2017, Issue No. 12

This Week

  • Monday, 11/13, 7:30pm: Select Men's Ensemble Pre-VMA (Virginia Music Educators) Concert (Woodson Auditorium)
  • Tuesday, 11/14, 7pm: PTSO Meeting (Woodson Library)
  • Thursday, 11/16, 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Mock Exam Score Report Session (Woodson Lecture Hall)
  • Saturday, 11/18, 8am-12noon: Funds2org Shoe Drive Drop-off/Collection (Woodson Door 5)

The PTSO Monthly Meeting is TOMORROW, Tuesday, Nov 14, 7pm in the Woodson Library

Parents, teachers, and students are invited. 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. Principal Floyd and key committee members attend, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about special programs and other opportunities. The Woodson-PTSO Grant Committee will present the Fall Grant Requests for approval.

Mock Exam Score Report Session - Thursday, Nov 16, 7pm in the Woodson Lecture Hall

If your student took the PTSO ACT/SAT Mock Exam on Sat, Oct 28, you will receive your child’s score analysis and packet at Mindworks’s presentation for parents this Thursday, 11/16 at 7pm in the Woodson Lecture Hall. If you have any questions, please email Yelena Jones at yelenajones@yahoo.com.

Cav Cruise

FUNDS2ORG SHOE DRIVE: Thank you for your generosity! We are 88% to our goal! The final day to donate is Monday, November 20 – WE ARE ALMOST THERE! We will be having our last shoe drop-off on Saturday, November 18 at Door 5 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We also have a bin in the front office of the school through Monday, November 20. Contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org for more info.

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.

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

Staff Self-Care

We had our first Staff Self-Care Day, November 2, favorite among Woodson Staff. Healthy food, loving dogs, mindfulness and seated yoga are offered during the 2-hour lunch period with the purpose of providing our staff with just a few minutes of calm. We want to send out a huge thank you to our community partners: Banyan Tree Grill (near Peets and Chipotle) for the amazing healthy Indian Cuisine-check them out!! Also, thanks to Caring Angels, a fantastic organization that provides highly trained, affectionate and caring dogs that share their love with people in need. All the handlers are dedicated volunteers that give their time to support this mission.

If you are interested in volunteering to help “host” the next Staff Self-Care, the dates are February 22 and April 20, 2018. It’s just a 2-hour commitment with a big impact. Please contact Mary Beth Quick, mbquick@heartandsoulyogava.com or 4quick@verizon.net to sign up to help.

Precisionette Poinsettias and Holiday Wreaths and Other Dance Team News

Looking for the perfect gift or perfect decoration for the holidays? The Woodson Precisionettes are selling poinsettias and holiday wreaths as a fundraiser to help them get to Nationals Dance Competition in Orlando Florida. These are all locally grown and will be available for pick up December 2nd in the dance room. Please help support the team. Click here for the order form with all the details

P-Nettes Give Back. During last week's Dance Camp (which was a huge success!), the Precisionettes, along with sponsor Trader Joe's of Fairfax, collected 145 pounds of canned goods to help support local organization Food For Others! Way to go dancers and campers! We CAN make a difference. Click here for pictures

Chorus Updates

  • 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

LAST CHANCE to save $20 on the 2017-2018 Yearbook!

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5278 or call 1.866.287.3096. 

Woodson Ice Hockey Interest Club Updates

Friday, November 17th - Hockey Spirit Day; show your hockey spirit by wearing your favorite hockey team's jersey. First home game for the Woodson Ice Hockey team is this Friday, Nov. 17th! We are playing Washington-Lee at Mt. Vernon Rec. Center, 2017 Belle View Blvd., Annandale, VA. Puck drop is 5:15 pm. Woodson Ice Hockey club is part of the CSHL it is not affiliated with FCPS.


Holiday Tunes For Tots Concerts

It's that Holiday time of year! Please join the W.T. Woodson Band for the annual Holiday Tunes performances. The Holiday Tunes for Tots concerts consist of a holiday music performance, joined by seasonal and all-around favorite characters. Show times are on Wednesday, November 29th at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Thursday, November 30th at 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. shows will be held in the Main Gymnasium, and the 7 p.m. show will be held in the Auditorium. Admission is $5.00. Questions? Contact Anne Reed at 703-273-4357 or holidaytunesfortots@gmail.com. 

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!

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: Faye Henris at Nova Digs Re/Max, Judy Wonus at Re/Max, Bit Rescue Data Recovery Services, Papa John’s.

Sports Highlights

Varsity Field Hockey

In the State quarter-final, the Woodson Varsity field hockey team was paired with James Madison. The Lady Cavaliers were up for the challenge. Just over three minutes into the match, senior Emma Hatsler got the first goal of the evening. Madison evened the score at one a piece. Zoe Hite then took her chances and hit the back of the net. At half-time, it was 2-1. Cailin Bownas was called into action several times. Cavs win 2-1

In the semi-final of the State championship, Cavaliers maintained a solid defense under heavy pressure from Westfield through the first half. Off a corner, Westfield launched a rocket shot putting them ahead at half-time,1-0 Westfield.

After the break, Woodson got back on the front foot. The Cavs put the Westfield defense under pressure numerous times, but shots were just shy of target. Excellent contest. Final score, 2-0 Westfield.

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors: HB Services, Elhady Orthodontics, Fairfax VW, Cruise Planners

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.)