WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Mon, Nov 27, 2017, Issue No. 14

This Week

  • Wednesday, 11/29, 10am and 7pm: Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert (10am show in the Main Gymnasium, 7pm show in the Auditorium)
  • Thursday, 11/30, 10am Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert (Main Gym)
  • Thursday, 11/30, 7pm: Partners for Safe Teen Driving Parent/Teen Driving Seminar (Cav Hall)

Orchestra Winter Concert

Enjoy the Orchestra's Winter Concert featuring several holiday favorites on Wednesday, December 6, at 7pm in the Auditorium. Admission is free and there will be seasonal treats and punch in the lobby afterward.

Support WTW Technology and Student Course Material Needs!

Purchase a W.T. Woodson Holiday Ornament and/or W.T. Woodson Peel & Stick Wall Decals through your MySchoolBucks account.

  1. Brighten Up Your Holiday Season with Your W.T. Woodson Holiday Ornament! Great stocking stuffer for a Woodson alumni or graduating senior. Click here to order. Please come to the Main Office to pick up your purchase.
  2. W.T. Woodson Peel & Stick Wall Decals are great for decorating any Woodson student's room with school spirit! Click here to order. Please come to the Main Office to pick up your purchase.

Information is also available at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/wt-woodson-holiday-gift-ideas.

Toys for Tots Collection - December 4-8

Please join W.T. Woodson Basketball as we support Toys for Tots! Donate a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy to help less fortunate children during the holiday season. Donated toys may be dropped off at Coach Rastogi’s classroom, L116, from Monday, December 4, through Friday, December 8. We will also be collecting toys and monetary donations on Friday, December 8, at 7:30 at the Girls' Varsity game. The Marines will be coming to the December 8th game to receive the toys - please show how generous the Woodson community is during this holiday season! If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne at ysfuji4@hotmail.com.

Woodson Spirit Wear Makes Great Holiday Gifts!

Give your favorite Cavalier a great holiday gift! We have lots of great deals under $20 - including crew socks, long and short sleeve shirts, assorted hats, and more! Plus hoodies, sweat pants, flannels, and other great gift options. Come shop with us at the Red Jenkins basketball tournament from 4 - 7:30 on Saturday Dec. 2nd - or - if you can't make the tournament, you can always shop online. Orders must be placed by Dec. 14 for pick up before school closes for the holidays. Any questions, contact Liz Brocato at Brocatofam@gmail.com.

December Workshops, Training, and 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.

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.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Attention all 10th grade students and their parents. The next Partners for Safe Teen Driving parent/teen seminar at Woodson is coming up on Thursday, November 30th. The program starts at 7:00 PM and will be in Cavalier Hall. Please note the venue change from the Auditorium to Cav Hall. If the teen and their parent are planning on coming, you do not need to preregister. Just show up before 7:00 PM because the program will start promptly. The PTSO will be selling “Student Driver” magnets before the presentation, so come early to allow for parking AND magnet shopping! The next program after November 30th is Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Questions? Please contact John Duffy at jdduffy@fcps.edu.

Key Club Sponsors Winter Blood Drive on December 7, 2017

The Winter Blood Drive will be held on December 7th in the Aux Gym. All students are able to sign up and participate by either finding a Key Club Member in the Cafeterias during all lunches or by going directly to Ms. Elva Card's classroom in G106. Students are required to be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110lbs. All students are also required to have a parental consent form signed. Inova needs 250 units a day, just for regular needs in this area, so we are hoping to supply a large amount of those units! The Attendance Office will be monitoring students’ attendance.

Woodson Ice Hockey Interest Club Updates

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Woodson Hockey Team had their first home game on Friday, Nov. 17th. It was so great to see so many kids come out and support Woodson Hockey Team. It really helped the team keep their momentum going! Despite the awesome crowd and amazing efforts, we lost to Washington-Lee 8 to 4. Sean Stamp had a great shot on goal but the glove of the Washington Lee goalie was just too fast. Our goalie Nik Filip had some amazing saves. Alex Buchanan crashed the net to score our first goal and final goals were scored by the duo of Payton Andrews and Brett Morrow. Our next game is at home against TC Williams on Friday, Dec. 1st at 9 pm at Mt. Vernon Rec Center! Woodson Ice Hockey club is part of the Capital Scholastic Hockey League (CSHL) it is not affiliated with FCPS.


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WeMail Information

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The PTSO would like to thank its online sponsors: Linda Halstead at Cruise Planners, Fairfax Dental Group, HairQueens in Home Head Lice & Nit Removal, Kay Lee at Lee Group Real Estate, L.L.C.

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.)