WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, Issue No. 38

Underclass and Senior Parents: Support our Seniors and their Parents!

Volunteers are Desperately Needed!

6/10 Baccalaureate 

  • Donate Finger Food for this Sunday’s Baccalaureate Reception on
  • Senior Parents, if you have not RSVP’d ONLINE for the Baccalaureate Service, we need you to do so TODAY. Please RSVP HERE no later than June 5th if at all possible.

 6/13-6/14 All Night Grad Party (CAV CRUISE)

  •  Volunteer at Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party for Seniors 
  • Donate Food and Drink for Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party for Seniors
  • Register your child now! $100 per ticket. ALL ONLINE AND MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 AT 11:59 p.m. 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.

(More details about each event are in their specific articles below).

This Week

  • Tuesday, 6/5, 6pm: PTSO Meeting (Room G120, near Cafeteria B)
  • Tuesday, 6/5, 7pm: Spring Chorus Concert (Woodson Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, 6/6: Deadline for online and mail-in Cav Cruise registrations at $100 (Register your child now!) Ticket Prices increase to $120 on 6/7
  • Thursday, 6/7, 3-7pm: Cheer Fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie (9650 Main Street, Fairfax)
  • Sunday, 6/10, 2 pmWoodson Baccalaureate (Woodson Auditorium) RSVP and Donate Food for the Reception

Woodson AP, SOL, and Exam Testing Calendar

 Underclass parents, mark your calendars:

Thursday, August 23rd - Cav Kickoff

Tuesday, August 28th - First day of school

Thursday, September 6th - Back To School Night at 5:30pm 

The PTSO Meeting is THIS Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm in G120

Please note the time change to 6pm and location change to room G120 (near Cafeteria B)!

We have several items requiring a vote and need a quorum–please attend. (Parking will be so much easier!) We’ll also hear from Principal Floyd. Parents, teachers, and students are invited.

Baccalaureate--THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, 2pm in the Woodson Auditorium

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.


In order to accurately plan, we encourage everyone who is attending to RSVP at https://baccalaureate2018.eventbrite.com by June 5. Even if you’ve told us verbally that you plan to attend, we still need you to RSVP online using the link provided.

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. It's also the only time for seniors to wear their cap and gown at Woodson; a photographer will be available after the program.


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

The Cav Cruise (Woodson’s All Night Grad Party) is in jeopardy of a major scale back

We know that graduation is on a work night, but we are now at a critical juncture where the scale of the party is in jeopardy of needing to be reduced due to lack of volunteers. We really do not want to have to do this, however, we are short 100 volunteers. We need the cooperation of ALL CLASSES to make this happen. It is great fun for the volunteers, as well as the seniors, and the time goes by very fast. 


If you have questions about any of the jobs, email cavcruisevolunteers@gmail.com. Many thanks to those who have already signed up to help!

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. 


If you purchased a gift card (thank you!), please contact Elissa Kon to arrange delivery. FOOD/DRINK DROP OFF: Please drop off non-perishable donations at the WTW teachers' lounge, in the main office, on June 7, 8, 11, or 12th (until 3pm on the 12th), or contact elissakon33@gmail for other arrangements.

REGISTRATION: Register your child now! $100 per ticket. 

ALL ONLINE AND MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 AT 11:59 p.m. 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.

Questions? Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

Tropical Smoothie Fundraiser to Support Woodson Cheer

Please support the cheer program on Thursday, June 7th from 3-7pm at Tropical Smoothie at 9650 Main Street, Fairfax. Bring in this flyer or just tell them you are supporting Woodson Cheer.

Choral Booster Updates

Please join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Tuesday, June 5th at 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, June 14th Chorus End of the Year Celebration and Banquet.

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.

Woodson Student in the News

Braddock Supervisor Cook’s “Braddock Beacon” reports that Woodson student Charisma Henry was awarded the Citizen of the Month for June 2018. Click here to read about her award on page 6.

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.

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 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


With their state championship win, W.T. Woodson’s Women’s Junior Eight and Women’s Lightweight Eight qualified for SRAA, an invitational regatta and competed against boats from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona,DC, Virginia and other states.

The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) placed 1st in their heat with the second fastest time in the W-LT-8 heats advancing them to the finals! They fought hard in the finals missing third place by less than one second but are a respectable 4th in the Nation. Congratulations to J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) placed 5th in their heat. Even though they did not advance to the semi-finals, they remain the fastest boat from Virginia! We congratulate C. Moore, N. Curtis, A. Pesansky, C. Middleton, S. Boucher, I. Kogan, N. Moran, J. Heimbigner, and L. Benjelloun (Coxswain).

Girls Varsity Soccer

Occoquan 6C Region Champions!!!! With consecutive 2 – 0 gritty victories at TC Williams and at rival South County, the Lady Cavaliers were crowned region champs. In the TC game, Allison Kumar blocked a clearing kick by the Titans goalie, the ball popped out, and Kate Herz headed it in from 10 yards out for the 1 to 0 lead. In the 2nd half, Chloe Dawson connected on a free kick from 30 yards out that hit the cross bar and bounced off the goalie’s back and into the net. Faith Stynchula and Emily Wiggins shut down the two Titan Division 1 commits and Jordan Silkowitz had some tremendous saves throughout. In the championship game against the Stallions, Wiggins leapt over the moon and back on a corner kick from Dawson and headed one in with 28 minutes left in the game. With 14 minutes left, Sydney Kulenguski drew a free kick, and scored on a header off a scrum in front from the free kick taken by Faith Stynchula.  The Cavaliers will host Chantilly on Tuesday, June 5 in the Virginia State quarterfinals.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Congratulations to WTWGLAX for their Regional Championship win over West Potomac 26-9! WestPo scored first and kept it competitive until, at 8-7 with three minutes left, WTW had a five-goal run to end the half 13-7. Logan Dougherty had a season high nine goals with three assists and Margaret Stephan had a season-high twelve draw-controls. WTW had another strong win in the first round of state playoffs against Herndon 23-6. The Cavs dominated possession with nineteen draw-controls, nine take-aways and not a single turnover. Cassia Kruse (5G) and Devin Alsup (4G) scored season-high goals. Defenders Sydney Andes, Rachel Williams (1A), Maddie Stedham, Sarah Wilson and Annie Reeves were outstanding in protecting goalies Mariel Russ and Catherine Gross. Scoring for the week came from Logan Dougherty (13G/10A), Natalie Gates (10G), Cassia Kruse (7G), Carlie Hartung (3G/3A), Sara Cordia (1G), Margaret Stephan (8G/3A), Devin Alsup (4G), Campbell Brown (4A) and Morgan Peterson (2G).

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its sponsors Sun Design, 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)