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Uniform Store Closes Today, Tag Days, Erg Sprints, Parent On-The-Water Meeting, Boathouse Workday and more

posted Jan 23, 2020, 8:10 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Last Day to Order Uniforms - January 20!

  2. Practice Bus Is Full

  3. Tag Days

  4. Restaurant Fundraiser

  5. Erg Sprints

  6. Boathouse Workday

  7. Parent On-the-Water Meeting

  8. VASRA Workday

  9. Keep in Touch

  10. Important Dates



1. REMINDER: TODAY Is the LAST DAY to Buy a New Uniform: The WTW Crew Team uniform store closes tonight at midnight. Visit  https://wtwcrew.itemorder.com/sale to order now. Again, orders must be placed by today, January 20, 2020.


Mandatory items for purchase are the Unisuit and Cold Weather Training Top. Unis and tops are gender-specific, so make sure you order the correct gender uni and top for your rower. Optional items are also available such as a Visor, a Stevenson weathershirt, and wind pants. The weathershirt is monogrammable for an extra charge of $6.


Members of the men’s team who have unisuits and Cold Weather Training Tops from previous years that fit are not required to buy new ones. However, all women rowers will need to buy a new Unisuit and a Cold Weather Training Top because the style of both has changed this year.


Uniforms will be delivered to the Uniform/Spirit Wear Chair and will be distributed upon arrival.


Again, today is the deadline to order! So get your order in today!


2. REMINDER: Practice Bus and Carpools: For those who signed up for the after-school bus to crew practice at Sandy Run, please be sure to send the completed bus transportation agreement as soon as possible. You are only guaranteed a seat on the bus if you’ve completed the agreement in addition to your already submitted payment. Please be sure to have your form in by tomorrow, January 21st.


If you are on the practice bus, but circumstances change and you want to be removed from the bus, don’t fret! There is a waitlist so it is likely your spot will be filled, but needs to be filled in order of waitlist.  Please email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com with any questions and to get on the waitlist for the bus. 


Carpool anyone? Families have already begun organizing carpools to practice. Join the carpool channel in the parent Slack to arrange rides for practices. (Not on Slack? Email to request an invitation now.)


3. REMINDER: Tag Days: The next Tag Day is this Saturday, January 25. All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. After January 25, the remaining Tag Days are February 1 and 8 (if needed). 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


4. NEW: Restaurant Fundraiser at Mamma Lucia in Fair City Mall: Bring your hungry athlete to Mamma Lucia in Fair City Mall after Winter Conditioning Monday February 3 between 4 and 9 PM and mention Woodson Crew or bring this flyer to have a portion of the proceeds benefit the team. Tell your friends and come out for pizza, pasta and more. 


5. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Registration is open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. If you are unsure what event to enter have your athlete contact their coach.


Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


6. REMINDER: Boathouse Workday February 15: Please sign up now to volunteer for a boathouse workday to prepare for the on-the-water season to begin. We’ll need volunteers to put launches in the water, get shells rigged and cleaned, organize the cox shed and more. We’ll also need a parent with a pickup truck to help in getting fuel for the launches. We need athletes and parents to volunteer and make this workday a success. Sign up now.


And if it’s your first time visiting Sandy Run, stick around for a tour of the site to be prepared to cheer on the team when regatta season begins in March.


7. SAVE THE DATE: Parent on-the-water orientation: Join us February 6 from 7-9 PM in WT Woodson Cafeteria B. Winter conditioning is nearly over. Join us to learn what to expect from crew once the competitive regatta season starts. We will share important information for novice and returning parents alike. Board representatives, coaches, and team captains will be on hand to answer questions. Membership will have blank Parent/Student Driver forms and help parents sign US Rowing Waivers that night.


8. NEW: VASRA Workday Orientation February 15: VASRA, our parent organization, prepares the course at Sandy Run, operates concessions and manages all the people and resources to make our regattas possible. Parents have a requirement to volunteer for VASRA duties to ensure that every season is a success. The first VASRA workday of the season will be February 15, and there is an afternoon session beginning at 1 PM. This is a great way to learn what is required of the ‘river rats’ volunteer corps which prepares and maintains the buoys, starting dock and finish line for our regattas. Visit VASRA.org to learn more.


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. And here’s a guide to getting on Slack once you do.

 

10. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 1, Erg Sprints

  • February 3, WTW Restaurant Fundraiser at Mamma Lucia in Fair City Mall

  • February 5, WTW Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting, 7-9 PM, Woodson Cafeteria B

  • February 8, Tag Day (if needed)

  • February 15, Boathouse Workday, 9 AM

  • February 15, VASRA Workday, 1 PM

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

  • February 28, Save the Date - Parent Social (Details forthcoming)

  • March 4, WTW Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

Uniform Store Open, Tag Days, Erg Sprints, Parent On-The-Water Meeting, Boathouse Workday and more

posted Jan 14, 2020, 12:21 PM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Uniform Store is Open

  2. Practice Bus Is Full

  3. Tag Days

  4. Erg Sprints

  5. Boathouse Workday

  6. Parent On-the-Water Meeting

  7. VASRA Workday

  8. Keep in Touch

  9. Important Dates


Thanks to everyone who helped make the first pre-season pasta dinner a success, and a special thank you to the Michelson Family for hosting the event.


1. NEW: Uniform Store Is Open: The WTW Crew Team uniform store is now open at https://wtwcrew.itemorder.com/sale. Orders must be placed by January 20, 2020.


Mandatory items for purchase are the Unisuit and Cold Weather Training Top. Unis and tops are gender-specific, so make sure you order the correct gender uni and top for your rower. Optional items are also available such as a Visor, a Stevenson weathershirt, and wind pants. The weathershirt is monogrammable for an extra charge of $6.


Members of the men’s team who have unisuits and Cold Weather Training Tops from previous years that fit are not required to buy new ones. However, all women rowers will need to buy a new Unisuit and a Cold Weather Training Top because the style of both has changed this year.


Contact Uniform/Spirit wear chair Monica Perry at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com if you’re not sure what size to order for your athlete and would like to set up a time to try on some of the sample uniforms.


Uniforms will be delivered to the Uniform/Spirit Wear Chair and will be distributed upon arrival.


Again, the deadline to order is January 20, 2020! So get your order in today!


2. REMINDER: Practice Bus and Carpools: For those who signed up for the after-school bus to crew practice at Sandy Run, please be sure to send the completed bus transportation agreement as soon as possible. You are only guaranteed a seat on the bus if you’ve completed the agreement in addition to your already submitted payment. Please be sure to have your form in by January 21st.


If you are on the practice bus, but circumstances change and you want to be removed from the bus, don’t fret! There is a waitlist so it is likely your spot will be filled, but needs to be filled in order of waitlist.  Please email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com with any questions and to get on the waitlist for the bus. 


Carpool anyone? Families might want to consider carpooling, whether they hope to get off the practice bus waitlist or not. Be sure to head over to the carpool channel in the parent Slack to arrange rides for practices. (Not on Slack? Email to request an invitation now.)


3. REMINDER: Tag Days: The next Tag Day is Saturday, January 25. All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. After January 25, the remaining Tag Days are February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


4. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Registration is open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. As Coach Tylander reminded families, “if your child has any interest in rowing in college this is the best way to get the attention of college coaches. Doing a 2000m erg test is almost always unpleasant, but it stinks a little bit less if you do it with several hundred people cheering for you. If you are unsure what event to enter have your athlete contact their coach.”


Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


5. NEW: Boathouse Workday February 15: Please sign up now to volunteer for a boathouse workday to prepare for the on-the-water season to begin. We’ll need volunteers to put launches in the water, get shells rigged and cleaned, organize the cox shed and more. We’ll also need a parent with a pickup truck to help in getting fuel for the launches. We need athletes and parents to volunteer and make this workday a success. Sign up now.


And if it’s your first time visiting Sandy Run, stick around for a tour of the site to be prepared to cheer on the team when regatta season begins in March.


6. SAVE THE DATE: Parent on-the-water orientation: Join us February 6 from 7-9 PM in WT Woodson Cafeteria B. Winter conditioning is nearly over. Join us to learn what to expect from crew once the competitive regatta season starts. We will share important information for novice and returning parents alike. Board representatives, coaches, and team captains will be on hand to answer questions. Membership will have blank Parent/Student Driver forms and help parents sign US Rowing Waivers that night.


7. NEW: VASRA Workday Orientation February 15: VASRA, our parent organization, prepares the course at Sandy Run, operates concessions and manages all the people and resources to make our regattas possible. Parents have a requirement to volunteer for VASRA duties to ensure that every season is a success. The first VASRA workday of the season will be February 15, and there is an afternoon session beginning at 1 PM. This is a great way to learn what is required of the ‘river rats’ volunteer corps which prepares and maintains the buoys, starting dock and finish line for our regattas. Visit VASRA.org to learn more.


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. And here’s a guide to getting on Slack once you do.

 

9. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 1, Erg Sprints

  • February 5, WTW Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day (if needed)

  • February 15, Boathouse Workday, 9 AM

  • February 15, VASRA Workday, 1 PM

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

  • February 28, Save the Date - Parent Social (Details forthcoming)

  • March 4, WTW Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

Uniform Store Open, Tag Days Saturday, Swim Test Sunday, Boathouse WorkDay

posted Jan 11, 2020, 7:59 AM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Uniform Store Open

  2. Pre-Season Pasta Dinner

  3. Tag Days Saturday
  4. Swim Test Sunday

  5. Boathouse Workday

  6. VASRA Workday



1. NEW: Uniform Store Is Open: The WTW Crew Team uniform store is now open at https://wtwcrew.itemorder.com/sale. Orders must be placed by January 20, 2020.


Mandatory items for purchase are the Unisuit and Cold Weather Training Top. Unis and tops are gender-specific, so make sure you order the correct gender uni and top for your rower. Optional items are the Visor, Stevenson weathershirt, and BlastPant.

The weathershirt is monogrammable for an extra charge of $6.


Members of the men’s team who have unisuits and Cold Weather Training Tops from previous years that fit are not required to buy new ones. However, all women rowers will need to buy a new Unisuit and a Cold Weather Training Top because the style of both has changed this year.


If you’re not sure what size to order for your athlete, samples will be available to try on during Tag Day on January 11 at 8703 Braeburn Dr., Annandale, VA 22003. If you cannot make this date, contact Uniform/Spirit wear chair Monica Perry  at wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com to schedule some time to try on the sample items.


Uniforms will be delivered to the Uniform/Spirit Wear Chair and will be distributed upon arrival.


Again, the deadline to order is January 20, 2020! So get your order in today!



2. REMINDER: Pre-Season Pasta Dinner, Is Tomorrow Friday January 10: Please sign up for tomorrow’s pre-season pasta dinner and consider contributing an entree. The Woodson Crew team leadership council this year has helped organize a pre-season pasta dinner, modeled on the ones we will have on Fridays before home regattas. Families should go here to get details, sign up and note what they will bring. 


3. REMINDER: Tag Day This Saturday January 11: Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. The remaining dates are January 25, and February 1 and 8. All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Please sign up now.


4. NEW: Boathouse Workday February 15: Please Save the Date for a boathouse workday to prepare for our on-the-water season to begin. We’ll need volunteers to put launches in the water, get shells rigged and cleaned, organize the cox shed and more. We’ll also need a parent with a pickup truck to help getting fuel for the launches. Look for a sign-up genius soon.


5. NEW: VASRA Workday Orientation February 15: VASRA, our parent organization, helps prepare the course at Sandy Run and makes our regattas possible. Parents have a requirement to volunteer for VASRA duties to ensure that every season is a success. The first workday of the season will be February 15, and there is an afternoon session beginning at 1 PM. This is a great way to learn what is required of the ‘river rats’ volunteer corps which prepares and maintains the buoys, starting dock and finish line for our regattas. Visit VASRA.org to learn more.   


Thank you.

Pre-season Pasta Dinner This Friday, Tag Days This Saturday, Erg Sprints and More

posted Jan 6, 2020, 5:56 AM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Pre-Season Pasta Dinner

  2. Practice Bus Is Full

  3. Swim Test

  4. Tag Days

  5. Winter Conditioning

  6. Erg Sprints

  7. Spirit Wear

  8. Keep in Touch

  9. Important Dates



To all Crew Families, New and Old, Happy New Year!


1. NEW: Pre-Season Pasta Dinner, Is This Friday January 10: The Woodson Crew team leadership council this year has helped organize a pre-season pasta dinner, modeled on the ones we will have on Fridays before home regattas. Families should go here to learn more, sign up to attend and bring a dish to this potluck-style get-together. The dinner begins at 7 on January 10 at the home of the Michelson Family, 4916 Tarheel Way in Annandale.


2. REMINDER: Practice Bus Is Full: If you’re already signed up for the after-school bus to crew practice at Sandy Run, please be sure to send the completed bus transportation agreement and go here to submit your payment as soon as possible. Otherwise, please email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com to get on the waitlist and be sure to get on the carpool channel in the parent Slack if you need to arrange a ride for practices. 


3. REMINDER: Swim Test This Sunday: If your athlete has never had a swim test, they must complete this one-time confirmation of swimming ability before beginning on-the-water practice next month. We’re having the final pre-season swim test Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 2 PM at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Sign up here!


4. REMINDER: Tag Days Resume this Saturday: This Saturday, January 11, is the first Tag Day fundraiser of 2020. All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. The remaining dates are January 25, and February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


5. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning: Winter conditioning schedule will resume today, Monday January 6th at Woodson. Here is the schedule winter conditioning:


Mondays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Tuesdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Wednesdays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Thursdays

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Fridays:

Full Team 3:30-5:30  (2 hr)


6. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Although the early-bird discount has ended, registration is still open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. As Coach Tylander reminded families, “if your child has any interest in rowing in college this is the best way to get the attention of college coaches. Doing a 2000m erg test is almost always unpleasant, but it stinks a little bit less if you do it with several hundred people cheering for you. If you are unsure what event to enter have your athlete contact their coach.”


Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


7. REMINDER: Spirit Wear Orders. If you still need to pick up Spirit Wear orders, you can do so January 11 during the Tag Day hours at the home of WT Woodson Crew Sportswear Chair Monica Perry, 8703 Braeburn Drive in Annandale. Email wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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: Other Key Dates:

  • January 8, Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • January 10, Pre-season Pasta Dinner

  • January 11, Tag Day, Spirit Wear Pickup

  • January 12, Swim Test, 2 PM at Audrey Moore REC Center

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 5,  Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Spirit Wear Ready for Pickup, Swim Test, Keep in Touch

posted Dec 20, 2019, 8:23 AM by Anne Fernandez

Hello and happy holidays,


A few items for today:


1. REMINDER: Spirit Wear Orders. Spirit wear orders are in! Items can be picked up on these dates:


Today, Friday, December 20 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 22 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am

Sunday, December 29 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 11 during Tag Day hours


All pickups can happen at the home of WTW Crew Sportswear Chair Monica Perry:

8703 Braeburn Dr.

Annandale, VA 22003


2. NEW: Swim Test: If there are athletes who have never had a swim test with a coach, we’re having the final pre-season swim test January 12, 2020, at 2 PM at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Sign up here!


3. 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 

 

4. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • December 20: Sportswear pickup, see info above.

  • December 21: Sportswear pickup

  • December 22: Sportswear pickup

  • December 23: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • December 29: Sportswear pickup

  • January 2-3: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • January 11, Tag Day (Sportswear pickup included)

  • January 12, Swim Test, Time and location TBD

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins


Thank you.

Holiday Letter-Writing, Practice Bus, Erg Sprints, Spirit Wear and More

posted Dec 16, 2019, 9:53 AM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Practice Bus

  2. Holiday Letter-Writing

  3. Winter Break Winter Conditioning

  4. Amazon Smile

  5. Erg Sprints

  6. Spirit Wear

  7. Keep in Touch

  8. Key Dates



1. REMINDER: There is one seat remaining on the practice bus: Once that seat is filled we will begin a waitlist for seats as they open up. Go here to register and email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com to get on the waitlist. If you’re registered for the bus, please send completed bus transportation agreements in as soon as possible. All the info is at the link above. Thank you!


2. THANK YOU: Holiday Fundraising Letters: Thank you to the rowers who wrote fundraising letters to family and friends! For any who missed it (or would like to write even more!), the prompts we used can be found here. If email or texting is more your style, feel free to include this video (thanks to Alicen Myers' mom!) in your note to anyone who may want to support our team.


Contributions can be sent to our mailing address (WT Woodson Crew Boosters, PO Box 2881  Fairfax, VA 22031) or online at wtwcrew.org under 'donate'.


Please direct any questions to Kim Sandino at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com or 703-862-4158. Thank you!


3. UPDATE: Winter Break Winter Conditioning: Coaches will host winter conditioning over the holiday break in the usual location from 9 to 11 AM on the following revised dates: December 23, January 2 and 3. (NOTE: We will NOT have winter conditioning at Woodson on 12/24 as the school will be closed.)


4. REMINDER: Amazon Smile: As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping, you can still support the crew team by using Amazon Smile. If you haven’t already designated Crew as the charity you support when you shop through Amazon Smile, head over here and click “Yes, change my charity.” Then be sure to start at smile.amazon.com to do all your holiday shopping. Thanks!


5. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Registration is open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


6. REMINDER: Spirit Wear Orders. Spirit wear orders will be ready this week. We will send a special email with pickup details as soon as everything arrives. Watch your inbox and Slack later in the week for pickup days and times. Thank you!

 

7. 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 

 

8. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • December 23: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • January 2-3: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 12, Swim Test, Time and location TBD

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Thank you, Registration + Practice Bus, Winter Break Winter Conditioning, Holiday Letter-Writing, Erg Sprints

posted Dec 12, 2019, 1:49 PM by Anne Fernandez

Good morning,


In this email (details below):


  1. Thank you

  2. Registration Is Still Open

  3. Get On the Practice Bus

  4. Holiday Letter-Writing

  5. Winter Break Winter Conditioning

  6. Amazon Smile

  7. Erg Sprints

  8. Spirit Wear

  9. Keep in Touch

  10. Key Dates


1. THANK YOU: Thank you to everyone who helped make our #GivingTuesday a success and who joined us for our restaurant fundraiser Tuesday at Noodles & Co. While our athletes and coaches work hard to deliver a great season on the water, the WTW Crew Boosters and our families are responsible for setting dues and raising funds to make that possible. We’re so grateful for the families, alumni and extended community that make this team successful. If you or someone you know is looking to do some end-of-year giving to a nonprofit organization like the Woodson Crew Boosters, please share our campaign with them


2. REMINDER: Team registration still open. Complete the first five steps of registration to join the team in Winter Conditioning at Woodson. Rowers must complete the full registration process no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. Everything you need to know about registration and the Crew season — including exactly what forms need to be filled and where to deliver them as well as all the deadlines — are outlined on our website. The early-bird rates are gone but you can still register for the team.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


3. REMINDER: Practice bus signup is open, but very few seats remain. The Woodson Crew Boosters Association coordinates bus transportation between W.T. Woodson High School and Sandy Run Regional Park for on-the-water practices beginning in February. The fee for the bus is on top of regular dues. Only eight seats remain on the practice bus so register now and complete your payment via Paypal and send signed Bus Transportation Agreement no later than January 21, 2020. The fee per crew member is $530 for the 2020 season. Act fast!   


4. REMINDER: Holiday Fundraising Letters: Reminder that this week, our athletes will take a few minutes before Winter Conditioning to send some letters to friends and family about Crew. The boys will set up in the cafeteria on Monday December 9 and the girls will do so on Tuesday December 10. Please arrive at 4:30 pm and bring contact information (street address and zip code, or email) for a handful of friends or family members who may be interested in supporting your team — as well as any spare stationery, cards, or envelopes. Students will spend 20 minutes writing quick personal notes before the kids begin their workout. This is our last big fundraising push before we get on the water in February. Please direct any questions to Kim Sandino at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com or 703-862-4158. Thank you!


5. NEW: Winter Break Winter Conditioning: Coaches will host winter conditioning over the holiday break in the usual location from 9 to 11 AM on the following dates: December 23 and 24, January 2 and 3.


6. NEW: Amazon Smile: You can support the crew team when you do your holiday shopping this year by using Amazon Smile. If you haven’t already designated Crew as the charity you support when you shop through Amazon Smile, head over here and click “Yes, change my charity.” Then be sure to use smile.amazon.com to do all your holiday shopping. Thanks!


7. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Registration is open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


8. REMINDER: Spirit Wear Orders. Thank you for your spirit wear orders. Items will arrive mid-December, and we will announce the pickup dates in a future edition of this email and on the parent Slack channel. Uniforms ordered last year can be picked up at this time as well. Look for more information on uniforms for the 2019-20 season later this month.

 

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 

 

10. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • December 9-10, Holiday letter-writing at winter conditioning

  • December 23-24: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • January 2-3: winter break winter conditioning, 9-11 AM

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Giving Tuesday, Noodles and Co Fundraiser, Registration + Practice Bus, Winter Conditioning, and Tag Days

posted Dec 3, 2019, 4:48 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday

  2. Head to Noodles and Co 4-8 PM tomorrow 

  3. Winter Conditioning

  4. Registration Is Still Open

  5. Get On the Practice Bus

  6. Last Tag Day of 2019

  7. Holiday Letter-Writing

  8. Erg Sprints

  9. Spirit Wear

  10. Key Dates



1. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday is Tomorrow, December 3. Giving Tuesday is a global phenomenon, designed to bring people together on one day in support of good causes after the hubbub and bargain hunting of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For Woodson Crew, it’s a great time to remind friends of the sport, alumni families and others what it takes to make each season a success. Since we don’t receive funds from the school, we rely on the hard work of volunteers, your registration fees, and fundraising activities like Tag Days and restaurant nights to keep Woodson Crew afloat. Giving Tuesday is a great time to recognize and support that work. If you know someone with a connection to crew as a sport or the Woodson Crew team, share our campaign with them



2. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser at Noodles & Co. Bring this flyer and your appetite to Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax between 4 and 8 PM TOMORROW, TUESDAY December 3rd and help Woodson Crew. Noodles and Co. will graciously donate 25% of the cost of your meal to the team. Have a hungry rower who just finished Winter Conditioning? Here’s your solution.


3. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning: Returning rowers started working out at Woodson last month and novice rowers begin winter conditioning tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3rd. Here is the schedule for winter conditioning:


Mondays

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Tuesdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Wednesdays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Thursdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Fridays:

Full Team 3:30-5:30  (2 hr)



4. REMINDER: Team registration still open. Complete the first five steps of registration to join the team in Winter Conditioning at Woodson. Rowers must complete the full registration process no later than February 20th to participate in on-the-water activities. Everything you need to know about registration and the Crew season — including exactly what forms need to be filled and where to deliver them as well as all the deadlines — are outlined on our website. The early-bird rates are gone but you can still register for the team.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


5. REMINDER: Practice bus signup is open. The Woodson Crew Boosters Association coordinates bus transportation between W.T. Woodson High School and Sandy Run Regional Park for on-the-water practices beginning in February. The fee for the bus is on top of regular dues. Only a few seats remain on the practice bus so register now and complete your payment via Paypal and send signed Bus Transportation Agreement no later than January 21, 2020. The fee per crew member is $530 for the 2020 season. Act fast!   


6. REMINDER: Final Tag Day of 2019 is this Saturday — Tag Days Resume in January: All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. The next Tag Day is this Saturday, December 7. The remaining dates are January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


7. NEW: Holiday Fundraising Letters: In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we would like to invite extended families and friends to contribute to our fundraising goal! Our athletes will take a few minutes from Winter Conditioning to send some letters on Monday December 9 (boys) and Tuesday December 10 (girls) in the cafeteria. Please arrive at 4:30 pm and bring contact information (street address and zip code, or email) for a handful of friends or family members who may be interested in supporting your athlete. We will spend 20 minutes writing quick personal notes before the kids begin their workout. Aside from Tag Days, this is our last big fundraising push before we get on the water. Please direct any questions (or mismatched stationery, cards, or envelopes!) to Kim Sandino at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com or 703-862-4158. Thank you!


8. NEW: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Registration is open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com


9. NEW: Spirit Wear Orders. Thank you for your spirit wear orders. Items will arrive mid-December, and we will announce the pickup dates in a future edition of this email and on the parent Slack channel. Uniforms ordered last year can be picked up at this time as well. Look for more information on uniforms for the 2019-20 season later this month.


 

10. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • December 3, Winter Conditioning begins for new rowers

  • December 3, Giving Tuesday

  • December 3, 4-8 PM, WTW Crew Fundraiser at Noodles & Co.

  • December 4, Crew Board Meeting, 7 PM, C123, W.T. Woodson High School

  • December 7, Tag Day

  • January 11, Tag Day

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

Registration Remains Open, Practice Bus Info, Winter Conditioning, Tag Days, Giving Tuesday, Noodles

posted Nov 25, 2019, 5:54 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Good morning,


In this email (details below):

  1. Register Now to Join Winter Conditioning

  2. Practice Bus Registration Now Open

  3. Mandatory Tag Days — Signups Open

  4. Winter Conditioning

  5. Giving Tuesday

  6. Restaurant Fundraiser at Noodles and Co.

  7. Key Dates


1. REMINDER: Registration is still open. Complete the first five steps of registration to join the team in Winter Conditioning at Woodson. Winter Conditioning for new rowers begins Tuesday, December 3rd. Rowers must complete the full registration process no later than February 20th, 2020 to participate in on-the-water activities. Everything you need to know about registration and the Crew season — including exactly what forms need to be filled and where to deliver them as well as all the deadlines — are outlined on our website. The early-bird rates are gone but you can still register for the team.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the W.T. Woodson Crew Membership team at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com.


2. NEW: Practice bus signup is open - The Woodson Crew Boosters Association coordinates bus transportation between W.T. Woodson High School and Sandy Run Regional Park for on-the-water practices beginning in February. The fee for the bus is on top of regular dues. Last year, every seat on the bus was reserved, so seats are available through this registration process on a first-come, first served basis. Order of registration is based on the date of payment. Register now and complete your payment no later than January 21, 2020 via Paypal. The fee per crew member is $530 for the 2020 season. Half the seats in the bus are already reserved so sign up soon!


3. REMINDER: Mandatory Tag Days: All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to participate in at least Tag Days. The next Tag Day is next Saturday, December 7. The remaining dates are January 11 and 25, and February 1 and 8. 


Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  


4. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning: Returning rowers started working out at Woodson last week and novice rowers will join them beginning on December 3rd. Here is the schedule winter conditioning:


Mondays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Tuesdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Wednesdays: 

Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Thursdays: 

Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Fridays:

Full Team 3:30-5:30  (2 hr)


5. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday is December 3. We are reaching out to Crew Alumni, Friends and Family to join us in marking #GivingTuesday and joining in the global season of giving. If you know someone with a connection to crew as a sport or the Woodson Crew team, share our campaign with them


6. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser at Noodles & Co. Bring this flyer and your appetite to Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax between 4 and 8 PM Tuesday December 3rd and help Woodson Crew. Noodles and Co. will graciously donate 25% of the cost of your meal to the team. Have a hungry rower who just finished Winter Conditioning? Here’s your solution.


Here’s a blurb you can copy and paste into your own social channels (or your neighborhood NextDoor):


Help the Woodson Crew team mark Giving Tuesday and raise money for a great 2020 season with dinner at the Fairfax Noodles & Co. Bring your appetite Tuesday December 3rd between 4 and 8 PM and show this flyer when you order.

Practice Bus Registration Now Open

posted Nov 23, 2019, 6:35 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 23, 2019, 6:36 AM ]

As promised Monday, the practice bus registration is now open. 


Unless you opted out of the practice bus when you registered for crew, you must complete practice bus registration, review the bus registration agreement and pay for the bus here. To be fully registered you must return the completed form and complete payment before the deadline, January 21st, 2020. Last year there was a wait list for the practice bus so register early to ensure your rower gets a seat on the bus. 


The bus will transport athletes from W.T. Woodson to Sandy Run for practice beginning February 24. The bus will run on all practice days through the season as long as school is in session. If school is cancelled for weather or any other reason, practice is cancelled and the bus will not run. The cost of the bus for the season is $530 and is payable by a PayPal link on the registration page.


Be on the lookout for a separate sign-up for a Spring Break practice bus. 


Finally, each student’s parent must sign up to chaperone the bus at least once during the season. The sign-up to chaperone the bus is here.


If you have any questions about registering for the practice bus, email the VP for Activities at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.


Thank you. 

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