WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Monday, March 19, Issue No. 28

This Week

  • Wednesday, 3/21, after school: X2VOL training (F105)
  • Sunday, 3/25: the last day to sign up for the Cav Cruise (All Night Grad Party for Seniors) at the reduced rate of $75 (register here)
  • Monday 3/26/18 -- Monday, 4/2/18: No School
  • Tuesday, 4/3: Cav Cruise Kick-off (volunteer to help here)
  • Thursday, 4/5: International Night at Woodson

 The next WeMail will go out Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  

Cav Cruise

The last day to sign up for the Cav Cruise at the reduced rate of $75 is Sunday, March 25th! On March 26th, the price jumps to $100.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

We need volunteers to help with Cav Cruise kick-off on Tuesday, April 3rd!

Please click here to help.

CLASS OF 2018 YARD SIGNS ($20): Celebrate your senior’s big moment! Only 20 left! Contact Carolyn Hutcheson at mrschutch@aol.com to get yours before they are gone.

VOLUNTEERS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13: We will need MANY volunteers at Cav Cruise. Please think about how you can help at this fantastic event. Sign Up Genius to come soon!

Questions? Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org. 

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. For more information or to find out how to support this event, please email wtwfortheculture@gmail.com or club sponsor Lorenzo Simms at lsimms1@fcps.edu 

Next Year’s PTSO—Will You Help?

We’re making a lot of 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.

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, still 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.

Choral Booster Updates

Spring Chorus Trip: Wednesday, 3/21-Sunday 3/25. Check-in times & Itinerary on Blackboard.

X2VOL Volunteer Hours Tracking System - Student Training

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.

Prom Dresses

Does your teen need a prom dress? If so, you're in luck! Mrs. Sussy Tomer, Woodson's Parent Liaison, has collected formal dresses to give to students in need. Please have your child ask for a pass to stop by Room E108 (across from the attendance office) to pick out a free dress. Mrs. Tomer is in her office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-1:00pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-2:30pm.

Also, if you have a prom/formal dress or party shoes that you are no longer going to use, please bring them to Ms. Tomer so that she can add them to the collection.

Please contact Mrs. Tomer at setomer@fcps.edu or 703-503-4792 if you have any questions.

2018 Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 21st, at Hayfield Secondary School

Mark your calendars now for the 13th annual FCPS Special Education Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 8am to 3pm at Hayfield Secondary School. Go to the Special Education Conference website for further information and to register for conference workshop sessions.  

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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.

Sports Highlights

Boys Varsity Lacrosse

On Tuesday, March 13, Cavaliers down Oakton. Cavs took early 2-0 lead on Hoffman goals. Solomon scored and assisted Yost. Bower and Solomon scored around 2 Cougar goals for 6-3 lead. Garlepp saved point-blank shot. Hoffman added goal off Phan’s skip pass. Garlepp’s 2 saves kept Cougars at bay. Solomon scored and assisted Farr. Bower and Fruchterman extended lead to 11-5 heading into 4th. Cuviello and Cryblskey won faceoff. Bower scored before Cougars responded with 2 goals. Hoffman scored 4th goal. Solomon scored easily against man defense. Oakton’s cut lead to 14-10. Solomon assisted Fruchterman for 15-10 final. Cryblskey’s 7 GBs led team. Stedham, Magee, and Duer played outstanding defense supporting Garlepp’s 11 saves.  Solomon led offense with 4 goals, 5 assists. Hoffman 4 goals, Bower 3 goals, Fruchterman 2 goals and assist. Yost had goal and assist. Farr had goal and Phan an assist.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

The Cavs had a strong start to their season against Oakton this week. Woodson scored first during the second minute of the game but Oakton answered back on a breakaway. The teams traded goals in what appeared to be a competitive game that was tied 4-4 after ten minutes. But the offense tightened up their passing and worked hard on the ride and the defense improved positioning on double teams and started pressuring the ball outside the arc to give Woodson a 7-4 lead at half-time. The Cavs dominated the second half scoring ten goals to Oakton’s one for a final score of 17-5. The majority of the Cavs goals were assisted demonstrating great teamwork and ball movement. Goals were scored by Natalie Gates (4), Logan Dougherty (1), Carlie Hartung (2), Maddie Stedham (1), Margaret Stephan (6), Campbell Brown (2) and Katherine Friedman (1).

Boys JV Lacrosse

After two scrimmages, the boys’ JV Lacrosse season officially started on last Tuesday in a game against Oakton High School. While the final score (4-10) resulted in the first loss of the season, the Cavaliers played hard and as a team through the last second of the game. Sean Gibson and Jack Cooke each scored once and Thomas Eby hit the net twice. The Cavs will face Patriot HS at home on Friday (16 March) and will play away against South County HS April 6th. The full schedule is posted on https://wtwoodsonsports.org/- plan to cheer on the Cavaliers this season!

WTW Girls Varsity Soccer

On Monday, March 12, the girl’s varsity soccer team opened the 2018 campaign with a 0–0 tie against the McLean Highlanders. It was a cold evening capped off by a snow flurry. The defense, led by center back Faith Stynchula stood strong and limited the Highlanders to a few scoring chances that were deftly thwarted by keeper Jordan Silkowitz. Defender Marin Kulenguski “megged” 2 different Highlander players and stopped any McLean momentum (to the loud cheers of the boys varsity team watching). The Cavaliers opened the 2nd half with lots of pressure, but it wasn’t to be. Injuries kept a number of players on the sidelines for the game, but the team hopes to be closer to full strength when they host the South County Stallions on Tuesday, March 20 and the Thomas Jefferson Colonials on Thursday, March 22. It’s going to be a great season – go Cavaliers!!!

Boys Varsity Soccer

WTW Varsity Soccer started off the season with a victory against McLean. It was a highly anticipated game, with first year Coach Sean Burke at the helm, ten Seniors, and a host of talented underclassmen. The first half had both teams going head-to-head with no score, thanks to a great save by Goalie Eli Smolen in the 18th minute, and strong defense lead by Will Noecker, and backed up by Tyler French, Ethan Robey and Owen Williams. In the 2nd half, Fabio Salido entered the game and changed the tempo of Woodson’s play. He gracefully moved the ball up the left flank to Daniel Kang, who took a winning shot, resulting in a 1-0 lead for Woodson. Midfielders Pierre Richard and Bruno Da Silva helped to hold McLean at bay the remainder of the game, and Goalie Connor Brennan made a super save, solidifying Woodson’s 1st victory on the road.

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors: Hard Times Café, Hunan West, Klima Orthodontics, Masterman 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.)

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