WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Issue No. 37

This Week

  • Wednesday, 5/30, 7pm: Orchestra Concert (Auditorium)
  • Friday, 6/1: Yearbook distribution (Room D205).
  • Friday, 6/1: Reimbursements and Reports for Spring Grants due to Grants@WoodsonPTSO.org

Athletic Calendar May 29-June 1

Woodson AP, SOL, and Exam Testing Calendar

The FCPS standard calendar for school year 2018-2019 

The Final PTSO Meeting for this Year is Next Week, Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm

Mark your calendar! The May PTSO meeting is next Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm in the Woodson Library. It’s a week earlier than the customary 2nd Tuesday of the month. (We didn’t want any conflicts with graduation on June 13th!) Parents, teachers, and students are invited.

Orchestra Concert – Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm

The Orchestra year-end concert is Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm in the WTW Auditorium. Come out and enjoy orchestra selections and senior solos as we showcase the talent of all four WTW Orchestras. Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the concert.

Baccalaureate: RSVP and Signup to Donate Finger Foods

Seniors and Families of Seniors! You won't want to miss your 2018 Baccalaureate, planned by Seniors and sponsored by the PTSO on Sunday, June 10 at 2pm in the Woodson Auditorium. Baccalaureate is an interfaith, inclusive program with music and inspirational messages to the Senior class. It's a wonderful opportunity for reflection on your achievements and on the future as you move toward the next chapter of your life. Be sure to RSVP at https://baccalaureate2018.eventbrite.com. It's also the only time for seniors to wear their cap and gown at Woodson; a photographer will be available after the program.

Parents of Seniors: The PTSO is asking for donations of finger foods for the reception after Baccalaureate. Please sign up on the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2b0-wtwclass1 Thank you!


Cav Cruise

REGISTRATION: Register your child now! $100 per ticket. TICKET PRICES WILL INCREASE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 7! Online and mail-in registrations must be received by Wednesday, June 6. After June 6, tickets will only be available on a walk-in basis for $120 apiece – CASH ONLY. If you register online but fail to pay by June 6, you will be charged $120 at the door.

FOOD DONATIONS: WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF FOOD, BEVERAGE, FOOD GIFT CARD DONATIONS (grocery store, Chick Fil A and/or Papa Johns pizza) AND MONETARY DONATIONS from friends, families, and/or businesses. SIGN UP TO HELP HERE! If you purchased a gift card (thank you!), please contact Elissa Kon at elissakon33@gmail.com to arrange delivery.

VOLUNTEERS: WE STILL NEED OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS, primarily during the 1:00-4:00 a.m. shift during the event and take down on Thursday morning. 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, email cavcruisevolunteers@gmail.com. Many thanks to those who have already signed up to help with this important event.

Questions? Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

Futbol4Ethiopia Service Project

On Saturday, June 2nd, Woodson Freshman Yonas Amha will be showing the movie Lamb to raise funds for his service project, Futbol4Ethiopia. Futbol4Ethiopia provides free futbols, AKA soccer balls, to children in Ethiopia. The 2018 event is a follow-up to the one he did in 2014 where over $9,000 worth of soccer balls went to children in Ethiopia. For further information, please visit his website at www.futbol4ethiopia.com.

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.

Yearbook distribution is Friday, June 1st!

After Tuesday, May 29th, there will be no yearbook sales until distribution day and the price will be $90.00, so act now!

Yearbooks will be distributed in school on Friday, June 1st. Students should plan to stop by the publications lab (Room D205) to pick up their books!

To order a yearbook go to My School Bucks (https://www.myschoolbucks.com/) or send in a check for $80 made out to W.T. Woodson High School (with your child's name and "yearbook" on the memo line). Cash and money orders will also be accepted.

Cash, checks and money orders should go to Mrs. Koby in D 211. Email ewkoby@fcps.edu with any questions.

Choral Booster Updates

Please join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Tuesday, 6/5/18 @ 7pm in the auditorium. Doors open at 6:45pm. Check email from Charms for more information.

Students, please check blackboard for rehearsal dates/times.

Monday, 6/14/18 Chorus End of the Year Celebration and Banquet.

June 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/.

We are committed to providing and sharing programs and information to help parents, teachers and students navigate high school and beyond. The wide range of programs address a variety of issues that include but are not limited to: ADHD, Special Needs, coping with stress; parenting advice, homework resources; suicide prevention; drug use, addition and overdose; and underage drinking.

PE Uniforms for 2018-2019 on Sale

The WTW Physical Education Department is currently selling uniforms for next school year. In addition to the base options which have been for sale for the last 10+ years, we have added some upgraded options. Upgrades include - Badger and Under Armour shirts and shorts. New options are also available for Personal Fitness and Advanced PE classes only. Orders for these upgraded items will only be available for ordering during 2, limited time windows. The first window of opportunity for ordering the upgraded items is now through Saturday, June 30th. The next window will be from Monday, August 20th through Friday, September 7th.

Upgraded items can only be purchased online through CCI screen printing. To view the options, please visit https://wtwpespringsummer18.itemorder.com.

All orders placed over the summer will be delivered to W.T. Woodson and can be picked up during CAV kick off and the first week of school. Base PE uniform options will still be available for sale at school in limited quantities. If you have any questions please email Woodson Health and PE teacher, Matthew Redmond at mdredmond@fcps.edu.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. Adults play a critical role in fostering assets that lead to positive mental health in children. See what you can do to help promote resiliency in youth

See more mental health and wellness tips for students.

Career Center Volunteers Needed

Many or our Woodson Career Center (CC) parent volunteers are graduating this year. CC volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn about the post-secondary research and the application process during their volunteer shifts.

Parents of rising 9th and 10th grade students especially benefit because they will feel more comfortable when it is time for their students to embark on post-secondary research. To provide consistency, volunteers are asked to commit to a shift for an entire academic year. Interested parents can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/CC-Volunteer-18-19.

Register by or before Monday, June 4th for best consideration. 

Eating Disorder Information

If you missed reading the information about Eating Disorders detailed in Dr. Floyd’s “Woodson Weekly” from Friday, 5/18, click here

Rising 9th Grade Summer Transition Program

The Woodson Summer Transition Program is designed to help welcome and transition rising 9th graders and their families to W.T. Woodson High School.In this program, students will learn to navigate the building, participate in Q&A sessions with current students and teachers, experience peer-building activities and simulated classroom lessons. Through all of these activities, students will become adjusted to the culture of W.T. Woodson High School.

When & Where is the Summer Transition Program?

The Woodson Summer Transition Program will be daily Tuesday, August 7th through Thursday, August 9th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at W.T. Woodson High School.

There will be a student and family cookout at the conclusion of the program on Thursday, August 9th from 12:00-1:30pm.

For more information and to register, please go to the Class of 2022 information page at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/academics/class-2022.

Precisionette Dance & Cheer Camp - August 13-17, 2018

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 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Cheer 1:00 pm – 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

WeMail Information

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The PTSO would like to thank its online sponsors JL Tree Services, Merrifield Orthodontics, Ron Shapiro Tutoring, Yelena Jones at Samson Properties.

Sports Highlights

Girls Varsity Soccer

The Lady Cavaliers advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 6, Region C tournament with victories over the Colgan Sharks (4 – 0) and the Forest Park Bruins (1 – 0). Despite a delayed start against the Sharks, the Cavaliers came out firing on all cylinders. Caroline Poole, on a pass from Sydney Kulenguski, scored 5 minutes in. Seven minutes later Poole returned the favor setting up Kulenguski. In the 2nd half, goals by Chloe Dawson and Allison Kumar off a rebound from Nicole Walch’s shot, sealed the home victory. In the second round of the tournament, the Bruins game was tight. In the first half, a diving save by keeper Jordan Silkowitz shifted momentum to the Cavaliers. With ~ 8 minutes left in the first half, Allison Kumar blasted a shot over the head of the Bruins goalie for the 1 – 0 lead. The Cavaliers defense suffocated Bruins attackers in the second half as the Cavaliers held on for the road win.

Boys Varsity Soccer

Woodson Boys Varsity Soccer played Forest Park in its Regional opener. Another nail biting thriller; it was a complete team effort. Tremendous play was had by Noecker, Smolen, Owen, Raff, and the defensive line including French, Falvo, Todd and Owens. Kang scored a goal in the second half, then Forest Park answered back with two back to back goals. Almeida then assisted Pierre Richard who scored to tie the game. In the third Overtime, Kang assisted Tun who scored a fantastic goal, giving Woodson the 3-2 Win. Woodson took on West Potomac on May 23rd in the second round of Regionals. In spite of the multiple crossbars Woodson hit, the multiple saves by Goalie Smolen, and the passionate play by Falvo, Tun, Kang, French and Todd, Woodson lost the game 0-1. It was a heartbreaking loss, especially for the ten Seniors who played their last Woodson Game.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

The Cavs had two decisive wins this week against South County in the regional quarter-final and TC Williams in the regional semi-final to earn spots in the regional final on Tuesday and the first round of state playoffs on Friday.  In both games, goalies Mariel Russ, Catherine Gross and Kelly Gross had a combined twelve saves and contributed to twenty-three clears.  In the 21-5 win over SoCo defender Rachel Williams crossed over for a goal and Woodson won nineteen draw-controls.  In the 23-2 win against TC Williams twelve players scored and sixteen, including Sarah Wilson, Sydney Andes, Kate Torgeson and Michaela Whearty, had ground balls.  Cassia Kruse had a nice take-away from the goalie that she translated to a goal.  Additional scoring for the week came from Sara Cordia, Morgan Peterson, Natalie Gates, Logan Dougherty, Devin Alsup, Campbell Brown, Margaret Stephan, Carlie Hartung, Katherine Friedman, Sarah Leaming and Zoe Hite.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse

The Cavs beat Colgan 20-6 and West Potomac 17-4. The Cavs dominated Colgan taking a 14-1 halftime lead. The game featured a school record 10 goals by Solomon. Fruchterman added 3. Hoffman, Bower, Morris, Wright, Cuviello, and Andrew also scored. Garlepp shut down the Sharks in goal. The West Potomac game found the Cavs tied at 3 after the 1stquarter. The offense surged and the defense clamped down to dominate the rest of the game. Fruchterman and Hoffman had 4 goals each, Solomon had 4 assists. Morris, Farr, Wright, and Burns each scored. Sloan had 2 assists. Yost was everywhere getting groundballs, weaving upfield for clears, and scoring 3 times. The defense of Stedham, Duer, and Magee supported by Cryblskey, Phan, Yost, Farr, Swanton, Kang, Bower, Erwin, and Wright combined to allow 2 shots in the 2nd half. Phan, Cuviello, Burns, Leftcourt, and Duer won 16 of 25 faceoffs.

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)