WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Monday, March 12, Issue No. 27

This Week

  • Tuesday, 3/13, 7pm: PTSO Meeting (Woodson Library)
  • Wednesday, 3/14, 7pm: Woodson Chorus Pre-Assessment Concert (Woodson Auditorium)
  • Thursday, 3/25, 5-9pm: Noodles and Company Fundraiser to support Woodson Lacrosse (Main Street, Fairfax location)
  • Friday, 3/16, 6:30-9:30pm: Community Service Opportunity (Fairfax Villa Elementary School)
  • Saturday, 3/17, 8:30am-1:30pm: Car Wash to support Girls Lacrosse (in front of Woodson)
  • Sunday, 3/18, 5pm: WTW Winter Guard “Into the Light” Performance (Woodson Main Gym)

PTSO Meeting is THIS Tuesday, March 13th

The PTSO meeting is this Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm in the 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 other Woodson Admin will attend. In addition to other key PTSO committee reports, Spring Grant Proposals will be discussed and voted on.

Next Year’s PTSO—Will You Help?

We’re making progress finding volunteers, thanks to parents who continue to contact us, AND to those who have agreed to serve! While you may run for any PTSO position, please click here for an updated listing of anticipated vacancies. Consider volunteering! It’s a great way to be involved in our community and make a difference. You may also sign up/indicate your interest on the google form listing of vacancies; a board member will contact you to follow-up.

There is Still Time to Buy a Brick and Make a Lasting Mark for Your Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school, between the main entrance and the auditorium, has plenty of room for engraved bricks for you to remember your special student or as a wonderful legacy for all the members of your family. They make great graduation presents for Seniors too! Orders must be received by May 15th to be included and installed in this year’s order so don’t wait!  Individual bricks cost: $100. Click here to print a brick order form. If you have questions, or for more info contact Linda Vasquez at Lfvasquez88@gmail.com or 703-268-5068.

Cav Cruise

The last day to sign up for the Cav Cruise at the reduced rate of $75 is Sunday, March 25th.

On March 26, the price jumps to $100. BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

SAVE THE DATE! The Cav Cruise Kick Off will be on Tuesday, April 3. More information to follow.

Choral Booster Updates

  • Please come and support the Woodson Chorus at their Pre-Assessment Concert on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 7pm in the Woodson Auditorium.
  • Choral Assessment for our District will be held @ Woodson on Friday, March 16, 2018, & Saturday, March 17, 2018.
  • Wednesday, March 21-25, 2018, Spring Trip to Orlando. Check Blackboard for your check in time.

Noodles and Co. Fundraiser to Support Woodson Lacrosse

Woodson Lacrosse is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. on Main Street, Fairfax from 5-9pm on Thursday, March 15th.

Mention “Lacrosse fundraiser” with cashier and 25% of proceeds come back to the team.

Lacrosse Car Wash--Saturday March 17th

Woodson Girls Lacrosse Is looking forward to washing all dirty cars on Saturday, March 17th from 830am--1:30pm in front of Woodson. Please stop by!

International Night

Mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, April 5th for Woodson's first International Night.  The evening will include performances and food samplings from all the different cultures represented here at Woodson.

The Culture Club is hosting this event and needs volunteers to help.  They are hoping to have a surplus donation of foods from various ethnic groups to make this  For more information or to find out how to support this event, please email wtwfortheculture@gmail.com or Lorenzo Simms, club sponsor at lsimms1@fcps.edu.

Woodson Winter Guard Takes 1st Place

Until the tutelage of a new coach as of only November, Teresa Jarowoski, the W.T. Woodson Winter Guard took 1st Place at the Atlantic Indoor Association Winter Guard Competition at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia, on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Woodson Winter Guard held their flags in sync at the same consistent height earning them their highest score of 68.8.

All are invited to see the guard perform "Into the Light" Sunday March 18th at 5pm in the main gym at W.T. Woodson HS.


X2VOL Volunteer Hours Tracking System - Student Training Opportunity

Wednesday March 21st and April 18th in F105 after school. Fairfax County provides schools with a digital tool for tracking volunteer hours called x2VOL, and WTW is using it. Woodson now tracks volunteer hours for both service learning, which may result in a service learning cord worn at graduation, and general community service hours, which may result in a diploma seal for excellence in civics and education given by the Virginia State Board of Education. Students should take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to use x2VOL. Information from the March 9, 2018 Career Center Newsletter.

A 6-minute video about x2VOL is available at http://www.ebmcdn.net/fcps/fcps_video_viewer.php?viewnode=b6fc74a452351.

March Parent/Student/Teacher 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. When other events become available they will also be posted at: https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/.

WeMail Information

Content submitted should be related to W.T. Woodson High School. Please 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: JL Tree Services, Merrifield Orthodontics, Ron Shapiro Tutoring, Yelena Jones at Samson Properties.

Sports Highlights


Congratulations to the Varsity Precisionettes! Last week they competed at the Contest of Nationals Competition in Orlando, Florida, and placed 2nd in Pom, 6th in Hip Hop, and 7th in Jazz. Way to Go! 

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors: Paisano’s Pizza, Debbie Dogrul Associates, Elevation Burger, JL Tree Service.

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.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)