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Fall Green Days, Craft Show Volunteers Needed, Parent Info Night, Other Key Dates

posted Oct 7, 2019, 12:03 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Continue This Week

  2. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  3. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  4. Seeking Graphic Artist Assistance

  5. VASRA Concession Lead Needed

  6. Key Dates

  7. Nutrition Info

  8. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment

  9. Keep in Touch




1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Continue This Week. We’re excited to see so many athletes joining us for fall Green Days. Saturday’s cool morning weather felt great. Thank you! Remember, Green Days run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until October 19th (full schedule below). Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. If you’re coming to your first ever green day practice to learn about Crew, please make sure you come on a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The remaining fall Green Days are:

 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test (See below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 

 

2. NEW: WTW Crew Craft Show! The Craft Show is one of our most important fundraising opportunities and a great chance for parents and athletes to get volunteer credit. We urgently need help promoting the show this weekend (10/12) at the Fairfax Fall Festival. If you can’t join us for the craft show, this is a great way to support the event. Sign up here


We also need volunteers to support the Craft Show bake sale and help vendors get set on the day of the show. You can learn more about the craft show here and sign up now to volunteer.


3. COMING SOON: Parent Information Session: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


4. NEW: Graphic Artist Help Needed: If you’ve got graphic design skills and your own equipment, the crew boosters need you. We have some design needs and would love to work with a crew parent who wants to help. Get in touch with the VP for Communication about volunteering at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. Thanks!


5. NEW: VASRA Concession Stand Operator Position Open: If you have small business and/or small team leadership skills, VASRA — the organization which operates our regattas — needs someone to lead the management of the two concession stands at the course during events. The previous manager prepared detailed instructions, and will be available to meet with a new concessions lead to help guide them in this primary profit-earning duty for VASRA. This is a great way to help WTW Crew and all the competitors participating in our rowing season. If you want to know more, contact Joe Hester, Woodson's VASRA representative, at wtwcrewvasra@gmail.com.



6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Cafeteria B, Woodson High School

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Holiday Happenings Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School

  • November 8, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Shop all day at AC Moore

  • November 9, WTW Crew Fundraiser: Flippin’ Pizza

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.



7. REMINDER: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.


8. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


9. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com

Fall Green Days, More Swim Tests, Restaurant Fundraiser, Launch Driver Training, Student Interest Meeting, Craft Show Volunteers Needed, Other Key Dates

posted Oct 5, 2019, 8:31 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Continue This Week

  2. More Swim Tests

  3. Restaurant Fundraiser on Thursday October 3

  4. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  5. Student Interest Meeting on Wednesday, October 2

  6. Craft Show Volunteers Needed

  7. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  8. Keep in Touch

  9. FCPS College Night

  10. Key Dates

  11. Nutrition Info



1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Continue This Week. We had a great first week of fall Green Days (even though it didn’t feel much like fall)! Thank you! Remember, Green Days run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until October 19th (full schedule below). Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. If you’re coming to your first ever green day practice to learn about Crew, please make sure you come on a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The remaining fall Green Days are:

 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test (See below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


2. NEW: By popular demand, another swim test date! At the request of many, we’ve scheduled an additional date for novice rowers to take a swim test. Come this Sunday, October 6 from 3-4 PM for the final opportunity this fall to take a swim test and participate in Green Days. 


Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. Sign up here to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)


3. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser: Join us at Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax this Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 8 PM for another WTW Crew Fundraiser. Be sure to bring or show this flyer to make sure the team benefits from your meal!


4. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


5. NEW: Student Interest Meeting: Have a rower with questions about Crew or can’t make it to Green Days? W.T. Woodson Crew Head Coach Bryan Tylander will hold a student information sessions this Wednesday, October 2, at Woodson, in Cafeteria B from 3 PM to 4 PM. Come with your questions! If your fall is packed with other sports or activities, remember that Green Days are a great way to get to know crew but are optional. Winter conditioning for Crew begins in November and we begin on-the-water practices in February, so there’s time to find out if crew is right for you!  


6. NEW:  Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. This is one of our most important fundraising events. We need help spreading the word at events in October as well as closer to the craft fair and on the big day. We encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate in this event. 


7. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


8. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


9. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


10. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 2 - Student Interest meeting, 3-4 PM, Cafeteria B, W.T. Woodson High School

  • October 2 - W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters Board meeting, 7-9 PM, Room C-123, W.T. Woodson High School

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Noodles and Co restaurant fundraiser, 4-8 PM (bring flyer above)

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Launch Driver Training, 10:30-12:30, Sandy Run Regional Park (Sign up above)

  • October 6 - Make up Swim Tests, 3-4 PM, Audrey Moore REC Center (Sign up above)

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Cafeteria B, Woodson High School

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School



11. REMINDER: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.

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Fall Green Days, Restaurant Fundraiser, Launch Driver Training, Other Key Dates

posted Sep 23, 2019, 9:56 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Begin This Week

  2. Restaurant Fundraiser on Thursday October 3

  3. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  4. Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 17

  5. Keep in Touch

  6. FCPS College Night

  7. Key Dates

  8. Nutrition Info


1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start This Week. Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. Everyone should SIGN UP HERE so we have a head count for Green Days! 


The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


2. NEW: Restaurant Fundraiser: Join us at Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 8 PM for another WTW Crew Fundraiser. Be sure to bring or show this flyer to make sure the team benefits from your meal!


3. REMINDER: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited to the first six people to sign up and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


4. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us.


5. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


6. REMINDER: NCAA at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 21st, the NCAA will have a table and people available to discuss participation in college athletics. College Night is 7 to 9 PM at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about the event here.


7. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • September 24 - Fall Green Days begin, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 26 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 28 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Noodles and Co restaurant fundraiser, 4-8 PM 

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Launch Driver Training, 10:30-12:30, Sandy Run Regional Park (Sign up above)

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Woodson High School Cafeteria B

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • November 2, WTW Crew Craft Show, W.T. Woodson High School


8. NEW: It is never too early to prepare for winter conditioning and the racing season.  In addition to physical training, nutrition is a key part of such preparation.  Here is some information on nutrition basics for gaining lean mass for athletes. USRowing also has a lot of good information on its website.

Fall Green Days, Launch Driver Training, Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting, Other Key Dates

posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days Start on Tuesday, Sept 24

  2. Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5

  3. Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, Oct 17

  4. Other Key Dates

  5. Keep in Touch


It was great to see so many student-athletes at the swim tests this weekend. And thank you for joining us at the Chipotle fundraiser Tuesday. Be sure to join us for the next restaurant fundraiser at Noodles & Co on October 3 from 4 to 8 PM.


1. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start Next Week. Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Completed Swim Test

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to new rowers who sign up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 



2. NEW: Launch Driver Training on Saturday, October 5th. Launch drivers have the best seats on the Occoquan, carrying referees down the course right behind your athlete’s boat. Woodson must deliver launch drivers to participate in the local regattas, or our team will be fined. WE NEED YOU! All are welcome and anyone can learn.


Coach Tylander will teach a Launch Driver class on Saturday, October 5th from 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours).  Attendance is limited to the first six people to sign up and is open to any WTW Crew parent/guardian – anyone can learn. So become a Launch Boat Driver, qualify to meet a VASRA volunteer requirement, and follow the racers down the course! Sign up here!


3. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9 PM for the 2019-2020 Parent’s Season Kick-off Meeting in the WT Woodson High School Cafeteria B. This is for parents of new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have a lot of information to share about the registration process and other changes this season so please plan to join us. New 



4. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • September 19 - Back to School Night, W.T. Woodson High School — Woodson Crew will be answering questions in the cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 

  • September 24 - Fall Green Days begin, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 26 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 28 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Noodles and Co restaurant fundraiser, 4-8 PM 

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Launch Driver Training, 10:30-12:30, Sandy Run Regional Park (Sign up above)

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 14 - Columbus Day, Student Holiday

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - WTW Crew Parent Information Session, 7-9 PM, Woodson High School Cafeteria B

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park



5. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 

Chipotle Fundraiser TUESDAY, Fall Green Days, Parent Interest Meeting

posted Sep 9, 2019, 8:09 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,

In this email (details below):


  1. Chipotle Fundraiser TUESDAY, Sept. 10

  2. Fall Green Days Start Sept 24

  3. Swim Tests Saturday and Sunday, Sept 14-15

  4. Keep in touch: Slack and Social Media

  5. Parent Interest Meeting on Oct 17


It was great to welcome so many student-athletes at the Swim Test on Saturday. If you weren’t able to make it, there are two more Swim Tests scheduled for 2-3 PM Saturday and Sunday at Audrey Moore REC Center Pool. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our championship team and look forward to welcoming all of our student-athletes, returning and novice, for a great 2019 - 2020 season!


1. REMINDER: Chipotle Fundraiser Please join us tomorrow, TUESDAY, September 10 for our first restaurant fundraiser of the season at Chipotle from 4-8 PM. The address is 9506 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031. 


  • Online orders are not included in fundraiser total, only in-store purchases count

  • Make sure you show one of the attached fundraiser flyers (hard copy or on your phone) and tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for a WTW Crew fundraiser before you pay! If you don’t tell the cashier, we won’t get credit for the sale

  • Gift cards purchased during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

 


2. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Start Sept 24. Click here to learn more about Green Days. Sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain.

  • September: 24,26: 4:30-6:30pm

  • September 28 Saturdays from 8-10am  

  • October: 1,3,8,10: 4:30-6:30pm

  • October 5 &12 Saturdays from 8-10am 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

 

Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:

 

  1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

  2. Emergency Care Form 

  3. Swim Test (see dates and Sign-Up Genius below)

  4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

  5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to everyone who signs up for Fall Green Days).

 

There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 

 

3. REMINDER: Swim Tests: All novice rowers must attend one Swim Test session before participating in Green Days. Swim tests will be held from 2 to 3 pm Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15.

 

Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. Use this Sign-Up Genius to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)


4. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


5. SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on October 17 from 7-9pm to learn more about the WT Woodson Crew team for the 2019-2020 season. This parent interest will be held at W.T. Woodson High School in Cafeteria B. This meeting is for parents of new rowers/coxswains, as well as returning rowers. 

Sept Board Meeting, Chipotle Fundraiser, Fall Green Days, and Other Key Dates

posted Sep 3, 2019, 11:15 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Hello,


In this email (details below):

  1. Board Meeting Sept 4

  2. Chipotle Fundraiser September 10

  3. Fall Green Days Start Sept 24

  4. Swim Test

  5. Help us grow!

  6. Other Key Dates


We hope everyone is having a great start to the school year and enjoyed the long holiday weekend! It is going to be a great 2019-2020 season! Soon enough we’ll be on the water for our fall Green Days and winter conditioning will be right around the corner. 


1. NEW: September Board Meeting. The September 4th Board Meeting, like all board meetings, is a General Association Meeting open to general, associate, honorary, and auxiliary WTW Crew Boosters Association members. The meetings are normally held the first Wednesday of each month (though times vary during the summer months) in room C-123 at W.T. Woodson High School, from 7 to 9 PM.



2. NEW: Chipotle Fundraiser Please join us NEXT TUESDAY, September 10 for our first restaurant fundraiser of the season at Chipotle from 4-8 PM. The address is 9506 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031. 

  • Online orders are not included in fundraiser total, only in-store purchases count

  • Make sure you show one of the attached fundraiser flyers (hard copy or on your phone) and tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for a WTW Crew fundraiser before you pay! If you don’t tell the cashier, we won’t get credit for the sale

  • Gift cards purchased during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count


3. REMINDER: Fall Green Days Schedule and Sign-Up Genius: Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Swim Test (see dates and Sign-Up Genius below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to everyone who signs up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 



4. Swim Tests: All novice rowers must attend one Swim Test session before participating in Green Days. Swim tests will be held from 2 to 3 pm Saturday September 7, Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15. 


Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. Use this Sign-Up Genius to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)


5. Help Woodson Crew grow! Know someone who might be interested in joining the team? There are lots of ways to start They can get a VHSL physical and attend Green Days (dates above) to give crew a try. Parents, you know other folks that are looking for a great experience for their student-athlete as well. Please use your networking channels (other teams, PTSO, volunteer connections, work, other coaches, places of worship, community centers or swimming pools) to promote our team and this rewarding sport. We will have a table at Back to School Night on Sept. 19th so all parents with questions can stop by for a visit there or at Cav Kickoff with their student. 


6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • September 4 - Crew Board Meeting, W.T. Woodson High School, room C-123, 7-9:00pm

  • September 7 - Swim Test, Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00pm (sign-up here, including one parent volunteer)

  • September 10 - Chipotle Restaurant Night!  4-8pm. Bring and show flyer (see above)

  • September 14 - Swim Test, Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00pm (sign-up here, including one parent volunteer)

  • September 15 - Swim Test, Audrey Moore Pool, 2-3:00pm (sign-up here, including one parent volunteer)

  • September 19 - Back to School Night, W.T. Woodson High School

  • September 24 - Fall Green Days begin, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 26 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • September 28 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 1 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 3 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 5 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 8 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 10 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 12 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 15 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 17 - Fall Green Days continue, 4:30-6:30 PM, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • October 19 - Fall Green Days continue, 8-10 AM, Sandy Run Regional Park

Fall Green Days, Swim Tests, USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll

posted Aug 27, 2019, 5:32 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Fall Green Days 

  2. Swim Tests

  3. USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll

  4. Recruiting: Help Us Grow W.T. Woodson Crew


Welcome back to school and to the 2019-2020 season!  


1. Fall Green Days Schedule and Sign-Up Genius: Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:


1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Swim Test (see dates and Sign-Up Genius below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to everyone who signs up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


2. Swim Tests: All novice rowers must attend one Swim Test session before participating in Green Days. Swim tests will be held from 2 to 3 pm Saturday September 7, Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15. 


Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA. Use this Sign-Up Genius to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)



3. REMINDER: Seniors, here is the 2019-20 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll application information. Applications can be sent in now and all nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 6, 2019. Candidates will be selected based on their ranking of the academic criteria. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for either Honorable Mention or Honor Roll. 


4. We all love W.T. Woodson Crew!  Let’s grow our team together. Share the enthusiasm for your team by taking every opportunity to speak to other students and encouraging them to join the team. They can sign up here for more information or stop by one of the Fall Green Days (dates above) to give crew a try. Parents, you know other folks that are looking for a great experience for their student-athlete as well. Please use your networking channels (other teams, PTSO, volunteer connections, work, other coaches, places of worship, community centers or swimming pools) to promote our team and this rewarding sport. We will have a table at Back to School Night on Sept. 19th so all parents with questions can stop by for a visit there or at Cav Kickoff with their student.

Green Days Continue, Team Recruitment, Swim Tests, USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll

posted Aug 19, 2019, 10:40 AM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Summer Green Days Continue

  2. Fall Green Days Schedule and Sign-Up Genius

  3. Swim Tests

  4. USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll

  5. Recruiting: Help Us Grow W.T. Woodson Crew


1. REMINDER: Green Days Week Two Next week: An opportunity before school starts to get back into the swing of things with your fellow returning rowers. The river has been perfect for rowing. Sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius for each day you will be attending a Green Day and annotate if you are a rower or a coxswain.


  • August: 20 and 22 from 5-7 pm and Saturday August 24 from 8-10 am (Athletes must have a VHSL Physical Form turned in to the trainer’s office at Woodson — see info below)


2. Fall Green Days Schedule and Sign-Up Genius: Returning rowers and new recruits are welcome to participate in fall Green Days. Coaches ask that novice rowers attend their first Green Day on either a Tuesday or a Saturday to receive an on-the-water orientation with one of our coaching staff. The fall Green Days are:

 

  • September 24 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 8 to 10 am 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

  • Saturdays in October: 5, 12, and 19 from 8 to 10 am 



Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Please turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158. Allow up to 5 business days for processing. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.


Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:

1. VHSL Physical Form turned in to the WTW Athletic Trainer’s office, rm C158 at Woodson. If you are turning in your forms and wish to participate in a Green Day immediately, request a yellow acknowledgement slip at the trainer’s office.

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Swim Test (see dates and Sign-Up Genius below)

4. Sign-up to attend Fall Green Days on Sign-Up Genius

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will email a link to this document to everyone who signs up for Fall Green Days).


There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


3. Swim Tests: All novice rowers must attend one Swim Test session before participating in Green Days. Swim tests will be held from 2 to 3 pm Saturday September 7, Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15. 


Swim Tests are held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Va. Use this Sign-Up Genius to let us know which date you’ll attend. (We also need one parent volunteer at each session. If you can help out, sign up at the same Sign-Up Genius link above.)



4. REMINDER: Seniors, here is the 2019-20 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll application information. Applications can be sent in now and all nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 6, 2019. Candidates will be selected based on their ranking of the academic criteria. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for either Honorable Mention or Honor Roll. 


5. NEW: We all love W.T. Woodson Crew!  Let’s grow our team together. Share the enthusiasm for your team by taking every opportunity to speak to other students and encouraging them to join the team. They can visit us at Cav Kickoff and attend Green Days (dates above) to give crew a try. Parents, you know other folks that are looking for a great experience for their student-athlete as well. Please use your networking channels (other teams, PTSO, volunteer connections, work, other coaches, places of worship, community centers or swimming pools) to promote our team and this rewarding sport. We will have a table at Back to School Night on Sept. 19th so all parents with questions can stop by for a visit there or at Cav Kickoff with their student. 



5. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • August 22 - Cav Kickoff, W.T. Woodson High School, 11:30am

  • August 26 - First Day of School

  • September 7 - Swim Test at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 2-3 pm

  • September 10 - Restaurant Fundraiser @ Chipotle, 4-8pm!! (Flyer in next week’s email!)

  • September 14 - Swim Test at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 2-3 pm

  • September 15 - Swim Test at Audrey Moore Rec Center, 2-3 pm

  • September 19 - Back to School Night, W.T. Woodson High School

  • October 17 - Crew Parent Interest Meeting, W.T. Woodson High School, room TBD, 7 pm

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Green days begin next week. Sign up now!

posted Aug 8, 2019, 6:03 AM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,

In this email:

1. Returning Rowers and Coxswains: Green Days begin next week

2. Thank you

3. Fall Green Days

1. Green Days begin next week! Green Days are out-of-season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes at Sandy Run. Let's gear up for the coming season! 

Rowers and Coxswains are encouraged to attend as many Green Days as able, but there is no need to commit to all of them. The full Green Days schedule and a sign-up genius will be announced soon. The August dates, for returning rowers only, are set:

  • Weeknights: August: 13, 15, 20, 22 from 5-7 pm

  • Saturdays: August 17 & 24 from 8-10 am 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to 5 business days for processing. Hopefully, returning rowers or coxswains did this in June when sports physicals were held at the school.

2. Thanks for a great boathouse workday: Thank you to all the volunteer rowers and family-members who made the boathouse workday speedy and efficient. We were able to get launches in the water and shells set for the first Green Day next week.

3. September and October Green Days: Final plans are being made for dates for additional fall Green Days. These will be held after swim tests (required for new team members). Both returning rowers and students exploring the sport are welcome at fall Green Days but will need a swim test and other paperwork including a VHSL physical. More information will be available soon, including an expanded sign-up genius for fall Green Days.

Communications Update, Leadership Council & Board Members, Boathouse Workday, Green Days, Summer Health and Fitness Tips, USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll

posted Jul 26, 2019, 6:30 AM by Anne Fernandez

Hello,

In this email (details below):

  1. Summer Communications Update

  2. 2019-2020 Leadership Council and Board of Directors

  3. Boathouse Workday

  4. Late Summer/Fall Green Days

  5. Summer Health and Fitness Tips

  6. USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll


1. This is your July WTW Crew email and we will resume weekly emails on Monday, August 5th. We hope everyone is having a happy and healthy summer and we look forward to seeing you on the water again soon! For anyone no longer wanting to receive WTW Crew emails, please contact the Vice President for Communications at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


2. Reminder: As a reminder, the 2019-2020 Leadership Council for the women’s team is: Abby Pesansky, Jenny Park, Jillian Michelson, Leila Benjelloun, and Sophia Welsh. The leadership council for the men’s team is: Walter Kowalski, Mason Phalan, Reid Rizk, and Beau Sandino.


Also as a reminder, your WTW Crew Boosters 2019-2020 Board is: 

Julie Middleton - President

Lesley Kowalski - VP for Activities

Tarek Rizk - VP for Communications

Mona Malaveetil - Secretary

Suzy Peeler - Treasurer

Jenn Ros and Sue Moore - Membership Chairs

Kim Sandino - Fundraising Chair

Susan Burger - Volunteer Chair

Warren Stump and Brian Michelson - Equipment/Logistics Chairs

Monica Perry - Uniform/Spirit Wear Chair

Joe Hester - VASRA Representative

Anne Fernandez - Webmaster


Find out how to contact the board on the website.


3. NEW: Boathouse Workday Volunteers Needed. Our first boathouse workday will be Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-noon. We are looking for parents and student-athlete volunteers to assist. Please sign-up here if you are able to assist.


4. NEW: Green Days start in August. Green Days are out-of-season opportunities for coaches to instruct their student athletes at Sandy Run. Let's gear up for the coming season! 


Rowers and Coxswains are encouraged to attend as many Green Days as able, but there is no need to commit to all of them. The full Green Days schedule and a sign-up genius will be announced soon. The August dates, for returning rowers only, are set:


  • Weeknights: August: 13, 15, 20, 22 from 5-7 pm

  • Saturdays: August 17 & 24 from 8-10 am 


Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to 5 business days for processing. Hopefully, returning rowers or coxswains did this in June when sports physicals were held at the school.

 

Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:

1. VHSL Physical Form

2. Emergency Care Form 

3. Swim Test (More info forthcoming)

4. Sign-up to attend Green Days (Sign-Up Genius forthcoming)

5. Sign the US Rowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site)


There is no shuttle bus for Green Days; your own transportation is required. All sessions are at Sandy Run (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA). 


4. Summer Health and Fitness Tips. Here are USRowing nutritionist suggestions for your consideration.

  • Good nutrition is essential to any sport, but the energy demands of rowing make the types of food and their amounts important. Pay attention to the food breakdown of meals and snacks, choosing wholesome foods most of the time (90%), and Fun Foods occasionally (10%) as follows:

    • Lean protein sources (lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and eggs) 

    • Low fat dairy/non-dairy sources (lower fat or skim milk, soy milk, low fat yogurt, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheeses)

    • Fruit (fresh, frozen, dried and 100% juices)

    • Vegetables (fresh, frozen, and low sodium canned)

    • Whole grains (cold and hot cereals, pasta, rice, bread/bagels/rolls, and crackers)

    • Healthy fats (plant oils such as olive, canola, safflower; avocado; nuts and seeds; fatty fish)

    • Fun Foods (candy, cookies, ice cream, chips and French fries)

  • One of the easiest ways to ensure a balanced and healthy meal is to divide your plate as follows: ¼ protein, ¼ grains, ¼ fruit, ¼ vegetables, with milk on the side and petite portions of healthy fats.

  • Food timing, or when the rower eats, is just as important. Make sure the rower is getting enough nutrition by following a schedule with eating, aiming to eat meals and snacks every 3-4 hours. Skipping or delaying meals can translate to inadequate nutrition and reduced performance.

  • Bottom Line: Young rowers are unique because they are still growing—which is a calorie demand in its own right. Coupled with rowing, energy and nutrient needs are a prime concern for proper growth, minimizing fatigue, and optimal performance.


5. NEW: Seniors, here is the 2019-20 US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll application information. Applications will be accepted until – September 6, 2019. All nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 6, 2019. Candidates will be selected based on their ranking of the academic criteria. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for either Honorable Mention or Honor Roll. In the past, approximately 40-50% of the nominees earned an award. Full information and the academic criteria are available at the US Rowing website.

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