WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Monday, May 7, 2018, Issue No. 34

This Week

Woodson AP, SOL, and Exam Testing Calendar 

The PTSO Meeting is THIS Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm in the Library 

The May PTSO meeting is Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm in the Woodson Library. In addition to hearing from Dr. Floyd and committee members, we will be voting on next year’s PTSO officers and committee chairs; click here for the 2018-2019 PTSO Slate. The candidates listed volunteered to fill positions being vacated after this year, and they are running unopposed. If you would like to place your name on the ballot to serve on the PTSO next year, it's not too late. Nominations will be accepted from the floor on May 8th; please attend! Parents, teachers, and students are invited.

Last Week for Brick Sales!

This is the FINAL reminder to get your brick order submitted in time to make a lasting mark for your Woodson student! Your brick order must be submitted by May 15 in order to be installed this school year before graduation! Engraved bricks make great graduation presents for your Seniors, or as a wonderful legacy for all the members of your family. Individual bricks cost: $100. Click here to download and print the Brick Order form (also located on the PTSO Web Site). If you have questions, or for more info contact Linda Vasquez at Lfvasquez88@gmail.com or 703-268-5068.

Cav Cruise

PHOTOS! Want to have your senior featured in the Cav Cruise and Baccalaureate slide shows? Send up to 3 pictures of your senior during their high school years to cavcruisephotos@woodsonptso.org. Group shots are fantastic, but please check with the other people in the picture before sending. The slide show will be shown at Baccalaureate and Cav Cruise and uploaded to a cloud site. The deadline for pictures is midnight, Sunday, May 20.

WE STILL NEED OVER 150 VOLUNTEERS (mostly in the wee hours and the morning of Thursday, June 14). A big thank you to those of you who have signed up, but we need LOTS more! Volunteering is available to ALL PARENTS regardless of what class your child is in. Underclass parents, please sign up to help set up and take down so that senior parents can enjoy their children’s graduations. SIGN UP TO HELP HERE! If you have questions about any of the jobs, please let us know at cavcruisevolunteers@gmail.com.

DONATIONS: WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND FOOD GIFT CARD DONATIONS (grocery store, Chick Fil A and/or Papa Johns pizza). Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

REGISTRATION: Register your child now! $100 per ticket for the best post-graduation party on the planet! http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

Questions? Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org. 

2018 Senior Class Information Page

There is a new page dedicated to news and information for the 2018 Senior Class. To find out all about the end-of-year events for seniors, including Saturday’s prom, please visit https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/academics/senior-class-information.

Choral Booster Updates

Please join us tonight, Monday, May 7, 2018 for our Chorus Booster Board Meeting @ 7:15pm. Immediately following will be a parent information meeting for the Europe 2018 Trip.

Precisionette Dance Team News

Precisionette Dance Team Try-Outs: Calling rising 9th – rising 12th grade dancers!! May 22nd – 24th (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 5:30-7:30pm. Come on out and try-out for our Varsity Precisionette Dance Team. Flyer and Required Forms Here. Questions contact: Coach Caitlin Childress, caitlinlee55@gmail.com.

August Dance & Cheer Camp-August 13-17, 2018 Registration Open! Come dance your heart out, learn new dances, skills & technique with the award-winning Woodson Precisionettes AND learn new cheers with the talented Woodson Cheerleaders. REGISTER EARLY and receive a discount!! Questions contact: Mary Beth Quick 4quick@verizon.net or Meredith Gelman meredithgelman@hotmail.com. Flyer and Registration Here.

DATE: August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018

TIME: Dance 9:00am–1:00pm; Cheer 1:00pm–5:00pm

COST: Dance $160 per child*; Cheer $160 per child*

AGES: Rising K-Rising 8th grade

REGISTER EARLY to Reserve Your Space!!

*Early Bird Discount: 5% discount ($152)

Registration & Full payment received by 06/15/2018

*Family Discount: 5% discount ($152 for each additional sibling)

*Combined Camp Discount: $300 for both Dance & Cheer

**One discount applies

Sports Physicals for 2018-2019

The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson on Monday, May 7th. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2018-2019 school year. VHSL Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) form version FEB2017 will be accepted. This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department. The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online: https://www.fcps.edu/node/33735.

WeMail Information

Content submitted should be related to W.T. Woodson High School. Please include “Wemail” in the subject (no spaces, no hyphens), 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.

Special Education

May Workshops, Training, Online Resources, and Support Groups for Parents, Teens, and Teachers

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/.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) PRESENTATION: "A Better Way: Positive Options for Behavior Challenges in Community, School, and Home"

Tuesday, May 8th, 7-8:30

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library

14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA 20169

The impulsivity, hyperactivity, and emotional volatility of individuals with ADHD and similar challenges causes problems in school, family, and community settings. There are alternatives to punishment that result in better outcomes for youth and adults. During this session, presenters will discuss the challenges, traditional ways of handling them, and options for supporting students more positively, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and Restorative Justice. Presented by: Neil and Linda Swanson, ADHD Coaches, Free To Be Coaching; Carolyn Lamm, Supervisor of Student Services Support, Fauquier County Public Schools; Vickie Shoap, Restorative Justice Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools

Please register here.


Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression among children and adolescents is common but frequently unrecognized. Depression can be a significant barrier to learning and well-being. However, it is treatable and there are resources available to help children and families who are struggling. Join Dr. Michael Axler, FCPS Senior Supervising Psychologist, to learn important information about depression including signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and available resources.

Register now!
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)


Strategies and Supports for Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a child or teen has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. The thoughts are called obsessions and the behaviors are called compulsions. Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Neuroscience, Inc., for this important workshop.

Register now!
Friday, May 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. - noon
Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA 


Free Parent Program – Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:30-8:00PM

Frost MS is offering a FREE parent workshop offered by local Clinical Psychologist, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator – Rachel Bailey! Ms. Bailey will be sharing information on Helping Students Who Are Perfectionists….OR Have NO Motivation At All. 

Participants will learn:

  • What perfectionists and students who don’t seem to care at all have in common
  • Simple, practical strategies that will help children who are pushing themselves too hard…or not pushing hard enough
  • What to do when school stress is affecting your relationship with your child
  • Support for dealing with challenges during times of transitions 

For planning purposes, please use the following link to indicate your plans to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/TCXHPl6sq2FslEiD3

For more information on Ms. Bailey, please visit: www.rachel-bailey.com.

Any questions, please contact Frost MS Student Services at 703-426-5026. 

Sports Highlights

Girls Varsity Soccer

The Lady Cavaliers secured first place in the conference with home wins over West Springfield (2 – 0) and Lake Braddock (1 – 0). Against the Spartans, Emily Wiggins gave the Cavaliers the lead in the first half with a blast to the upper left corner from the 18-yard line. Wiggins then sealed the game with less than 2 minutes left with a header off a corner kick from Chloe Dawson. In another rivalry game, the Lake Braddock Bruins were relentless, rarely giving the Cavaliers the space they needed to generate offense. In the second half, off another Dawson corner kick, Bella Hite battled the defenders and back healed a loose ball past the Bruins keeper to give the Cavaliers the boost they needed. Cavaliers keeper Jordan Silkowitz stymied any chances with solid footwork and booming goal kicks in both games.

Boys Varsity Soccer

Woodson Boys Varsity Soccer had a great week! On May 1st, Woodson played West Springfield and won 3-0. Daniel Kang had a hat trick, with assists by George Richard and Andrew Blystone. Will Noecker moved from Center Back to Midfield and made a huge difference in the play of the game. On May 3rd, Woodson played Lake Braddock, and were victorious in a big way, winning 7-1. Still plagued with injuries, Woodson displayed its depth, with all three Sophomores scoring goals. Harrison Tun scored two goals; Luke Schneider and George Richard each scored one. Daniel Kang claimed two goals, and Andrew Blystone scored a fantastic goal! Tadhg Owen’s strong play up front contributed to several of Woodson’s goals. Hiroki Cook, Max Abduhalikov, Andrew Linares-Sejas and JP Seibold gave it their all! With one more Conference game to go, Woodson is at the top of the group with a 7-2-2 record.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Woodson ended the regular season strong with an 18-8 win over conference rival Robinson. Robinson scored first while Woodson took some time settling into their offense. On a break-away Margaret Stephan (6G/2TA) got on the board followed by Campbell Brown (2G), Natalie Gates (4G/7DC) and Devin Alsup (2G/4DC). The offense kept pressuring for an 8-3 half-time lead. In the second half Carlie Hartung (3G/1A) scored three and Gates scored two off the draw. Defenders Sydney Andes, Rachel Williams, Maddie Stedham, Sarah Wilson, Annie Reeves and Sabrina Fasold were outstanding in double teaming drivers and shutting down Robinson’s four D1 commits. Logan Dougherty, ranked second in AllMet for assists, had four assists and two take-aways. Cassia Kruse was strong on the circle with three draw-controls and one take-away and Katherine Friedman scored one. Woodson went undefeated in the conference earning a bye in conference playoffs and a spot in Regional playoffs.


Seven runs in the fourth inning led Woodson past West Springfield 13-4 on Tuesday (5/1). Courtney Farzan, Angel Brown, Sarah Rice, Jenny Riquelme, Grace Conklin, and Mackenzie Williams each drove in runs during the inning. Jhamy Carey was the winning pitcher and surrendered four runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out four. Woodson tallied 12 hits. Rylee Burton, Jacey Carey, Riquelme, and Corinne Burke each managed multiple hits.

Woodson lost to Robinson on Senior Night this Friday (5/4) by a score of 14-3. Woodson did not give up and put up three runs in the sixth inning to end the shutout. Sarah Rice, Jenny Riquelme, and Rylee Burton all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Riquelme led the Cavaliers with two hits in three at bats. Jhamy Carey took the loss. Before the game, the team celebrated the two seniors, Grace Conklin and Mackenzie Williams.

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors Nicely Done Kitchens, Turnpike Basketball, MindWorks, Oh George Tables and Taphouse. 

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)