Time-Sensitive: Woodson Pyramid Community Events Tonight and Tomorrow Night

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Braddock District School Board Member - Megan McLaughlin

Contact Megan:

Phone: 571-423-1088

Cheryl Austin

Executive Admin Assistant

Today, I became aware of two Woodson Pyramid Community Events that are taking place tonight and tomorrow evening. Each one focuses on educating our families about school-related issues. Please see important details listed below.
In addition, I welcome the opportunity to promote community-related events for all of my Braddock District schools. Please email them to me so I can include them in upcoming e-newsletters.

Technology in Elementary Schools: GMU Speaker and Panel Discussion

TONIGHT: Tuesday, February 20 - 6:30 p.m.

Canterbury Woods Elementary School - Cafeteria

4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003


Do you want to know how schools are using technology in the classrooms? Come join us tonight, Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30pm in the Canterbury Woods Cafeteria and learn about how technology is used in the field of education.

Professor Jered Borup is the professor-in-charge of George Mason University's Blended and Online Learning in Schools Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs, which are devoted to preparing K-12 teachers for online and blended learning environments. 

We will also have several panel speakers from elementary schools in the Woodson pyramid including Canterbury Woods, Olde Creek and Wakefield Forest to discuss ways that technology is used in the classrooms.


Don’t miss this informative session! Questions? Email Caren Lee, vpcwespta@gmail.com.

Pizza, cookies and coffee will be provided.


Community Meeting on Current Vaping & Electronic Cigarette Trends Among Teens

TOMORROW: Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Woodson High School - Auditorium (Entrance 18)

9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031


It has come to our attention that some students and parents seem to perceive vaping as a relatively innocuous activity that is less harmful than other tobacco products. The reality is that there is a growing body of evidence that vaping can harm people, especially adolescents.


Woodson is hosting a presentation to help our community stay informed about the current vaping trends (including Juuling) this Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00pm in the Woodson Auditorium (entrance 18). Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor produced by a vaporizer or electronic cigarette. The vapor is produced from a material such as an e-liquid, concentrate, or dry herb. New devices have little to no vapor and are therefore more easily hidden.


This presentation is open to parents, faculty and staff for the entire Woodson Pyramid.


Brian Maslowski, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug instructor from the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness will be presenting the latest trends in vaping, e-cigarettes, and juuls. Mr. Maslowsk will have samples of these devices and will discuss the chemicals that adolescents use.