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Parent Meeting Deck, Countdown to On-the-Water Practices, Boathouse Workday, Parent Social and more

posted Feb 18, 2020, 12:31 PM by Anne Fernandez   [ updated Feb 18, 2020, 12:31 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Parent On-the-Water Meeting Info

  2. Membership Forms

  3. Carpool Plans

  4. Spring Break Bus Poll

  5. VASRA Signup

  6. Parent Social

  7. Restaurant Night at Chipotle

  8. Away Regatta Meeting 

  9. Nutrition Info

  10. Keep in Touch

  11. Important Dates

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold Saturday morning to help get the team ready to take to the water in just six days! 

1. REMINDER: Parent on-the-water orientation: If you missed the parent on-the-water orientation earlier this month, you can download the presentation here. If you have questions, ask in Slack and a board member will help out. 

2. REMINDER: Membership Forms: The Woodson Crew Membership team is working hard to make sure every athlete can get on the water next week. Please be sure all your membership registration forms are turned in ASAP. This includes parent and student driver forms and student emergency care forms which must be turned in to the membership team. This also includes parent and student online concussion safety training confirmation forms and a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2019, which must be turned in to the Woodson trainer's office, Room C158. 

3. REMINDER: Carpools: Parents continue to organize carpools for getting to practice at Sandy Run. If you’re not on the bus and you want to find out if a carpool can help get your athlete to the water, join the carpool channel in the parent Slack today. (Not on Slack? Email to request an invitation now.)

And if your student is on the bus, you must fill one bus chaperone slot. We are in urgent need of a parent chaperone for Wednesday, March 4th as well as several dates later in the season. Please sign up now

4. NEW: Spring Break Bus Poll: There’s still time to head over to the parent Slack and look for the poll to tell us if you’d be interested in a spring break bus. Your interest will tell us whether renting a bus is viable for spring break 2020. If so, we’ll send out more information next month. 

5. REMINDER: VASRA Requirement: Every family has a requirement to help support our parent organization, VASRA, which helps make our regattas possible. You can sign up now to work the concession booth, drive a launch during the regatta, staff the finish line or support the recovery dock. Sign up now to make sure we fulfill our obligation to VASRA and have a great 2020 season.

6. REMINDER: Parent Social: Get to know the other parents of Woodson Crew before the season gets under way. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with the coaches as well as other crew parents, both returning and new. We’re grateful to the McCarthy family for hosting this event Friday, February 28 from 7 to 10 pm at their home, 4003 Hunting Pines Court in Fairfax. We will be raffling off some FUNdraising items including passes for Flight trampoline park, Pev’s Paintball and the Cave Gaming Center. This is a heavy appetizer & dessert, BYO-adult beverage event for parents only! Sign up now to bring join us and bring something to share.

7. NEW: Restaurant Night at Chipotle March 10: Help the team raise money and get full by joining us Tuesday March 10 from 4-8 PM at Chipotle on Pickett Road, right by the school. Bring this flyer when you stop by Chipotle for dinner!

8. REMINDER: Parent Away-Regatta Info Session: Once the athletes are on the water, it’s time to start thinking about our away regatta schedule. We’ll hold an information session on our away regatta schedule to answer all your questions Wednesday, March 11 from 7 to 9 PM in Woodson Cafeteria B. Our first ‘travel’ regatta — and the first one for our novice rowers — is by invitation at St. Andrews School in Middletown, DE. The other away regattas are the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia, PA and SRAA Nationals (pending qualification) in Camden, NJ. Learn more at the info session next month.

9. REMINDER: Nutrition Info: Your rower will be eating a lot more once we shift to one-the-water practices. Here’s a good overview of the best way to prepare for feeding your hungry athlete.

10. 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.


11. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • February 24, On the water practice begins

  • February 28, Parent Social, 4003 Hunting Pines Court in Fairfax

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

  • March 10, Restaurant fundraiser at Chipotle

  • March 11, Away Regatta Parent Information Session

  • March 21, Polar Bear Regatta (Returning rowers only), Sandy Run Regional Park

  • March 28, St. Andrews Invitational Regatta, Middletown, DE

  • April 4, Walter Mess Regatta, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • April 11, Darryl Winslow Regatta, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • April 18, Ted Phoenix Regatta, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • April 25, Al Urquia Regatta, Sandy Run Regional Park

  • May 2, Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association State Championship (Day 1), Sandy Run Regional Park

  • May 9, Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association State Championship (Day 2), Sandy Run Regional Park

  • May 15-16, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • May 22-23, SRAA National Championships, Camden, NJ