WeMail for February 12th, Issue no. 21

PTSO Meeting

Please join us tonight for the next PTSO meeting, Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodson library.  Come meet Dr. Hewan our new Assistant Principal.  He oversees the 10th graders, World Languages and Fine and Performing Arts.

Mock SAT/ACT is back!

Saturday, February 23rd, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Woodson Cafeterias A+B

Mindworks Educational Services is providing this fundraising opportunity. With all changes to the SAT, it is more important than ever to have experts on your side. Cost is $15 when paid by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21st by 5:00 p.m. or $20 at the door on the day of testing.

Click here to register for Mock SAT or ACT Testing on February 23!

Score Report Seminar:   Wednesday, March 20th from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Cafe A)

Valentine's Milk & Cookies

Thursday, February 14th - We still need more cookies!  A Woodson fan favorite, Milk & Cookies is a fun Woodson tradition to celebrate our students with milk and cookies and show them positive community support.  We needs lots of help from parents to make this event happen. 

Please visit the SignUp Genius to sign-up to bring cookies and/or to help us pass out cookies at school dismissal.  We need around 300 dozen to make sure we have enough cookies for all, so please donate generously! The PTSO donates the milk for this event. 

For any questions, please email:  WTWmilkncookies@gmail.com.

ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

If you missed Angst at Woodson, watch this important documentary at Fairfax High School on February 20th at 6:30 p.m.  This documentary, produced by IndieFlix, is for all parents and guardians of students in grades K-12 and students over the age of 13.  There will be Spanish and Korean translation available.

Choral Booster Updates

All-Virginia Chorus Auditions: Thursday, 2/14/19

District Chorus Rehearsal: Thursday, 2/14/19

District Chorus:  Friday, 2/15/19 & Saturday, 2/16/19

Spring Sports Tryouts

Physicals must be submitted to the Activities Office (C103 door #3) by 3:00 p.m. Thursday February 14th. First Day of Tryouts for Spring Sports is February 18th.

Woodson's International Night

Woodson's For the Culture Club will be hosting the second annual International Night on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodson Auditorium.

This night is dedicated to celebrating the diverse backgrounds and culture of all Woodson students and family members. We encourage parents to become involved in the night by providing ethnic food for the potluck.  Other opportunities for participation include performing traditional dance or song, or wearing traditional attire in the fashion show.

We would love for the Cavalier community to be more involved in this event as it promotes cultural appreciation, acceptance and an opportunity to learn more about the world around us.

Finally, if any senior students are in need of volunteer hours, the Culture Club's sponsors Mrs. Adams and Ms. Black would provide service hours for the time spent in making decorations after school. If there are any questions feel free to contact us at wtwforthecultureclub@gmail.com.

Color Guard

Woodson Color Guard

Congratulations to the Woodson Color Guard.  They came in 1st Place in their first competition of the season at Potomac High School

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 bricks for you to remember your special student(s).  Engraved bricks are intermixed with regular paver bricks.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  The Brick Order form is located on the Woodson PTSO website, scroll down to the engraved brick section. 

Questions: Contact Katherine Gilbert at Katherineg710@verizon.net

Proud to be a Cavalier T-Shirt Sale

Support the Class of 2020 by purchasing a white long sleeve t-shirt, perfect for the winter sports season. You can buy a shirt on visiting myschoolbucks.com for $20. Shirts can be picked up in F105 anytime.

Contact Stephanie Pollack (sepollack@fcps.edu) or Kate Wright (kwright@fcps.edu) with questions.

Grad Lawn Signs

Don’t forget your 2019 Woodson Grad Lawn Sign!  Contact merifarling@hotmail.com to get yours now!  Only $20 and all funds from the sale of these signs supports the Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!

Grad Sign

Volunteers needed for AP Testing

Woodson’s Student Services Department is in search of parent volunteers for this year’s AP testing. This is another great opportunity to volunteer during the school day! Training will be provided.

AP exams will take place from May 6th – May 17th. There are two test sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Morning test sessions require proctors to be present from 7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (approximately). Afternoon test sessions require proctors to be present from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (approximately).

Please contact Kathleen Guinee, Assessment Coach, at kpguinee@fcps.edu or 703-503-4805 if you are able to volunteer to proctor. As always, we greatly appreciate the support from our PTSO! Thank you!

Winter Sports Highlights

A coach or parent representative from each sports team is invited to submit weekly highlights to share with the school community. Please keep entries under 150 words and submit each Saturday by noon to nancylparks@gmail.com.

Girls Basketball (12-10)

The Cavs concluded District play with two home games this week. On Monday, February 4, the Cavs blew out Robinson, 58-35. Freshman phenom Eunice Yoon tied a WTW record with eight three pointers on her way to an incredible 26-point performance.  Maggie McGuire scored 10, Natasha Pacheco 9, Abby Pesansky 8, Sarah Wilson 3, and Anna Wiggins 2. On Friday, February 8, hot-shooting Fairfax defeated the Cavs, 53-43. Eunice Yoon again led the Cavs with 18, hitting six more threes. Natasha Pacheco added 7, Maggie McGuire and Amelia Noca 5, and Abby Pesansky and Allie Maahs 3. Sarah Wilson and Sabrine Hussein chipped in with a free throw apiece. The District playoffs begin on Monday, February 11. The Cavs will get an immediate chance for a rematch as they face Fairfax on the road at 5:45 PM.  Anything is possible in the evenly-matched Patriot District.  Go Cavs!

Swim & Dive

Congratulations to the WTW Swim and Dive teams on their strong showings at Regions. The divers started things off right with seven top-10 performances, 5 heading to States, and the Women's Region Champion. Combining for 102 points, the divers set both teams up for success in the swimming portion. On 2/9, finals started off with a bang, with the Men's 200 medley relay winning in a school and Region record, automatic All American time, AND an all-time VA top 8 time. In the end, the women fought hard to repeat as Region Runners-Up, and the Men—2019 OCCOQUAN REGION CHAMPS—claimed either team's first swim/dive Region title since 1993. In all, there were 4 new team records set, 5 Region Records broken, and 5 individual/relay Region Champions. We also now have 5 individuals who have qualified for States for the first time, and have all 6 relays heading to States, as well as 15 total individuals competing at States. Way to go WTW Swim and Dive. We couldn't be prouder!

Track and Field

Track and Field - 2019 Patriot District Champions!

Congratulations to the boys team for winning the Patriot District Championships for a 2nd consecutive year. Many of our girls also had an outstanding meet.  WTW is sending one of its largest groups ever to the Regional Championships - 32 athletes! We are very proud of our girls 4x400m, 4x800m relay and individuals Chloe Bowes (500m), Erin Hopewell (1000m, 1600m), Caroline Pool (1000m, 1600m), Annie Schaefer (1000m, 1600m), Naylle Pando (1600m, 3200m), Bridget Cassata (55mH) and Katerina Rahman (high jump). Our boys who qualified to Regionals include Cheng Xing (55m, long jump, triple jump), Joey Dobrydney (300m, 500m), Sean Duble (300m, 500m), Thor Brodniak (500m), Tyler French ( 1000m, 1600m), Colin Moar (1000m), Aslan Abrishami-Azar (1600m), Jackson Leech (1600m, 3200m), Luke Schneider (1600m), Cameron Schwartz (long jump, triple jump), Chris Cogliano (triple jump), Liam Hull (high jump), Liam Meyn (high jump), Jack Burrer (pole vault), Sam Lee (shot put) as well as boys 4x200m, 4x400m and 4x800m relays.  Due to inclement weather, the Regional Championships have been rescheduled for February 13 and 14 at PG SportsPlex in Maryland.

WT Woodson Crew:

The registration deadline to join the crew team for Spring 2019 is Saturday, February 16th. All registration requirements must be met prior to that date and can be found on our website http://www.wtwcrew.org/home/registration.  

Food Pantry Update

Thank you for your generosity! The PTSO food pantry is now fully stocked. We appreciate it! No more donations are needed until further notice. The pantry is for distribution to students by school counselors, clinicians and administrators only.

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