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Fall Green Days, Parent Season Kick-Off, Volunteers Needed, Erg Returns & Sales, Etc.

posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:34 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 10:35 AM ]
  1. Fall Green Days Continue 
  2. Parent Season Kick-Off on October 11th 
  3. URGENT: Concessions Volunteers Needed for October 12th Woodson Football game 
  4. Craft Show Volunteers Needed 
  5. Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th 
  6. Next Restaurant Fundraiser on October 23rd 
  7. NCAA Workshop - Learn About College Athletics and Recruitment 
  8. Other Key Dates through November 
  9. Tag Days 
  10. Alumni Accomplishments 

1. REMINDER: Three More Fall Green Days! Don’t forget to 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.
  • October 9 & 11: 4:30-6:30pm 
  • October 13 Saturday from 8-10am 
Returning Rowers/ Coxswains need a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018. Turn into WTW Athletic Trainer, Rm. C158- Allow up to five (5) business days for processing.

Novice Rowers/ Coxswains need to complete the following:
  1. VHSL Physical Form
  2. Emergency Care Form
  3. Swim Test 
  4. Sign-up to attend Green Days on Sign-Up Genius
  5. Sign the USRowing Waiver (we will provide this to you once you sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius site) 
There is no shuttle bus; therefore your own transportation is required to and from all Green Day practices. See the link below for coordinating carpools. All sessions are at Sandy Run Regional Park (10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA).

REMINDER: Here is a Sign-Up Genius for Carpooling down to Sandy Run Regional Park. This is a way to connect families who are interested in carpooling. It does not ensure rides.

2. REMINDER: Parent Season Kick-off Meeting is October 11th (this Thursday) from 7-9pm in WTW HS Cafeteria B. This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us.

3. URGENT: Volunteers Needed for WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game on October 12th (this Friday). Please sign-up here. It's our turn to help with Concessions...but the good news is that you get to watch the football game while earning money for the team!

4. REMINDER: Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is available for student-athletes and parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Since this is one of our main fundraising events, we encourage all student-athletes and as many parents as possible to participate.

5. NEW: Erg Returns and Sales on October 20th. Those that rented ergs for the summer must return them between 9am-noon on October 20th (Saturday). We will also have four (4) available for sale at $300 each. If you are interested in purchasing an erg, please email wtwcrewlogistics@gmail.com prior to the 20th.

6. SAVE THE DATE: Next Restaurant Fundraiser on October 23rd (Tuesday) at Mamma Lucia. More information to come.

7. REMINDER: NCAA Workshop at College Night. If you are thinking of rowing in college, you may wish to attend this workshop. At FCPS College Night on October 15th, there will be an NCAA Workshop that will provide valuable information those looking to participate in college athletics. College Night is 7 - 9pm at Hayfield Secondary School. You can register for College Night and learn more about when the NCAA Workshop will take place that evening at https://www.fcps.edu/event/2018-fcps-college-night.

8. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:
  • October 10 - PSAT & 2 hour early release from school 
  • October 11 - Parent Season Kick-off Meeting, WTW HS Cafeteria B, 7-9pm This is for parents of both new and returning rowers/coxswains. We have made changes to the registration process and will share a lot of information about the season so please plan to join us. 
  • October 12 - WTW Concessions @ Home Football Game (sign-up here
  • October 15 - Scrip orders due (go to our website page for more information) 
  • October 20 - Erg Returns and Sales from 9am-noon, WTW HS Erg Shed 
  • October 23 - Mamma Lucia Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
  • October 27 - ACT 
  • November 2 - Quarter 1 ends and Craft Show set-up (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3) 
  • November 3 - WTW Crew Craft Show, WTW HS (Sign-up Genius link is above in #3, we also welcome you to follow and share the event on Facebook
  • November 5 & 6 - Student Holiday 
  • November 7 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • November 10 - Boathouse Workday 
  • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates as well. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew.

9. NEW: Tag Days. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

Sign-up genius now available.

We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1, December 8, 2018 and January 12, January 26, and February 2, 2019. (Please note that some dates are AM shift only!)

10. NEW: Alumni Accomplishments. Ethan Kutia and Colin McCarthy are having success on the rowing team at Ithaca College. At the 30th Annual Head of the Genesee, their boat took first place and was almost a full minute ahead of the second place boat. See the article here. Full results here. Congratulations Colin and Ethan!