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This Week, Volunteers, Online Concussion Training, Fundraisers, Nutrition

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:18 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  1. Parent Interest Meeting and Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A 
  2. Volunteers Needed (including Sign Up Genius) 
  3. Online Concussion Training 
  4. Fundraisers 
  5. Nutrition 

Fall Green Days were very successful and it is great to see the team coming back together and welcome new team members. There are some new pictures posted on the website from Saturday. Thank you for the great pictures Mary Claire. In this email there are several updates and reminders to help student-athletes (and parents) prepare for winter conditioning and racing season. We have also updated our website with several new pieces of information including a new membership tab and a new dues and fundraising tab. Please take a moment to see what is new on the website. We have also updated the WTW Crew Handbook and will be posting it on the website before the Parent Interest Meeting. We hope the site is intuitive, but if you are looking for something in particular and are not able to find it, you can type what you are looking for into the “Search this site” bar in the upper right of the site. Also, if you visit the site often, we recommend you refresh the page to ensure you can see the most recent updates (you can use F5 to refresh).

1. THIS WEEK:
  • Please join us on this Thursday, 12 October from 7-9pm for the 2017-2018 Parent Crew Interest Meeting in the WTW High School Cafeteria B. This meeting is for all parents of rowers/coxswains (both new and returning). We have made changes to volunteer requirements and dues so please join us to learn more. Please stop by the Communications/Membership table to verify your contact information. We plan to have car magnets and decals for sale at the meeting and can accept checks or cash. 
  • Also on 12 October, we will be holding our first Family Fundraiser Dinner Night at the Fairfax Chick-fil-A (9509 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031) from 5-8pm. We hope you can join us for both events! 
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: For the Family Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A, you must tell the cashier before ordering that you are there to support WTW Crew. 
  • Scrip orders are due Sunday, 15 October (see section 4 of this email for more information). 
2. URGENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
  • 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. 
3. REMINDER: FCPS Online Concussion Training. Online concussion training is required by one parent and the rower prior to the rower participating in Winter Conditioning. Because the FCPS online program has had a few ‘glitches’ in the past, we request you complete the training ASAP. To increase your chances of the online training working the first time, please follow this guidance from FCPS: “Due to circumstances beyond our control the online verification program is not compatible with Internet Explorer nor Chrome. Please use Firefox or Safari to complete the program. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” The link for training is: https://www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics. After the rower and one parent completes the training send an email to membership at www.wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com

4. FUNDRAISING:
  • REMINDER: Fundraising made EASY! Scrip orders are due 15 October 2017. You can get re-loadable cards for many of our area retailers and grocery stores including Starbucks and Safeway. To order: pre-pay and submit your order to Kris Cole (colechips@yahoo.com) or sign-up for presto pay (preferred). This month Chipotle added $25 Gift Cards! You can order gift cards and use them at the upcoming family dinner fundraiser at Chipotle in December. Get yours today! 
    • Current Bonus Offers: 
      • Blaze Pizza - 12%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Cabela's - 14%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Del Taco - 8%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Domino’s Pizza - 11%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • L.L. Bean - 17%, 30 September- 13 October 
      • Bath & Body Works - 18%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Fridays - 10%, 7 October - 20 October 
      • Under Armour - 13%, 7 October - 20 October 
  • REMINDER: Craft Show Fundraiser. A craft show vendor is making WTW Crew oars (seen in the picture below) into hat/coat racks for now only $45 each and will donate $5 from sale of each one to the team! The blade will be red, white, and blue. The remaining part of the oar will be black and where the hooks will be located. Will hope to provide an updated picture of the new design and dimensions in next week's communication. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please contact Lesley Kowalski, Craft Show Chair, at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com.

5. 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 at Nutrition | USRowing - USRowing.