WTW PTSO WeMail for the week beginning Monday, June 11, 2018, Issue No. 39

Dear Woodson Community,

This is the final PTSO WeMail for the 2017-2018 school year. We hope to see many of you at the Cav Kickoff on Thursday, August 23rd and at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 6th. WeMails will resume no later than the first day of school on Tuesday, August 28. Check the PTSO website at http://www.woodsonptso.org/ in August for updated PTSO announcements.

Have a great summer, and congratulations to students and parents of the Class of 2018!

This Week

  • Wednesday, 6/13, 2pm: Woodson Graduation (EagleBank Arena) Livestream
  • Wednesday, 6/13, 11pm—Thursday, 6/14, 5am: Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party (Oak Marr Rec Center) VOLUNTEER | DONATE
  • Friday, 6/15, 10am early release: Last Day of School

Last Week of School Bell Schedule

Gearing up for Next School Year

  • Tuesday, 8/7–Thursday, 8/9, 8:30am–12pm daily, Rising 9th Grade Summer Transition Program
  • Thursday, 8/9, 12–1:30pm: Rising 9th Grade Family Cookout
  • Thursday, 8/23: Cav Kickoff for all Woodson Students and Families
  • Tuesday, 8/28: First day of school
  • Thursday, 9/23, 5:30pm: Back To School Night

FCPS standard calendar for school year 2018-2019 

Water Bottle Filling Stations Gift

At the final PTSO meeting June 5th, the PTSO membership voted to fund 4 water bottle filling stations as a gift to the school. The installation of these will be completed over the summer and will be enjoyed by students for many years to come.

Cav Cruise

VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS! We still need some volunteers in the 1-4 a.m. shift and to take down on Thursday morning. If you can help out, please 


If you have questions about any of the jobs, email cavcruisevolunteers@gmail.com.

FOOD DONATIONS: 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 11th or 12th (until 3pm on the 12th), or contact elissakon33@gmail for other arrangements.

REGISTRATION: Tickets are still available on a walk-in basis for $120 apiece – CASH ONLY.

Questions? Please contact cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

Choral Booster Updates

Thursday, 6/14, 6:30pm: End of the Year Banquet & Awards

Thursday, 6/21, 7:00pm: Europe Tour Farewell Concert, Providence Presbyterian Church

2018 Senior Class Information Page

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

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.

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

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.

The PTSO would like to thank it’s 2017-2018 Online Sponsors:

  • Faye Henris at Nova Digs Re/Max
  • Judy Wonus at Re/Max
  • Bit Rescue Data Recovery Services
  • Papa John’s
  • JL Tree Services
  • Merrifield Orthodontics
  • Ron Shapiro Tutoring
  • Yelena Jones at Samson Properties
  • 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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse Wins State Championship! Five different players scored seven goals in seven minutes in the state championship game against Langley giving Woodson a lead they never relinquished. Dominance on the circle was critical to allowing Woodson possessions they needed and Margaret Stephan delivered thirteen of nineteen wins. Defenders Sydney Andes (2GB), Rachel Williams (4GB), Maddie Stedham, Sarah Wilson (2GB/1DC) and Annie Reeves held Langley to their second lowest scoring for the season. Scoring came from Logan Dougherty (4G/7A), #1 in AllMet for assists, Natalie Gates (7G/2DC), Cassia Kruse (1G/3DC), Carlie Hartung (3G/4A) and Margaret Stephan (7G/13DC). The 22-11 state championship win followed a 17-10 semi-final win over Madison where Woodson had six players score seventeen goals highlighting Woodson depth of talent, including freshmen Devin Alsup (3G/1A) and Campbell Brown (1G/2A). Excellent goalie play with Mariel Russ and Catherine Gross having four saves each, two in the last 30 seconds of the halves. Congrats WTWGLAX!

Woodson State Championship Articles in Sunday’s Washington Post

Girls Tennis: “W.T. Woodson wins first girls’ state tennis championship in school history”
Girls Lacrosse: “W.T. Woodson overwhelms Langley for Class 6 girls’ lacrosse title”

Woodson Athletic Boosters would like to thank its 2017-2018 sponsors: HB Services, Elhady Orthodontics, Fairfax VW, Cruise Planners, Paisano’s Pizza, Debbie Dogrul Associates, Elevation Burger, JL Tree Service, Hard Times Café, Hunan West, Klima Orthodontics, Masterman Krogmann PC, 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)