langley eNews 
1/28 /2016 

POSTPONED: the Junior Class Dinner & Junior Guidance Night scheduled for Jan 28 has been postponed. Student Services is working on an alternate date which will be announced soon.
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so. much. snow. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the snow days! While I did not see a plow until late Monday night, I am so thankful we did not lose power. The crock pot has seen more of a work out than I have for the last few days, but I have walked to Langley several times since Jonas's visit, and they have been working hard to clear the parking lotThere is just so much snow. And speaking of snow . . . remember those five snow days we needed in order to start school before Labor Day? Well, we have officially reached the  magic number! 
 
Please keep in mind that FCPS will need to apply for a waiver from the state, but Dr. Garza and the School Board have already indicated support. With the proposed pre-Labor Day calendar, students will start school Mon, Aug 29, and end on Fri, June 16. Most of the calendar would remain the same as the already-approved 2016-17 calendar. Now let ' s keep our fingers crossed for no more snow days! I think I ' m good for 2016. And, before you ask, we will not end the year early if we do not use all 12 of our "built-in" snow days.
 
~ Terri Markwart, PTSA President 

restock share's shelves together
The Langley and McLean PTSAs are jointly sponsoring a food drive to benefit SHARE of McLean. Any canned good or non-perishable donation is greatly appreciated, but you can click here for a list of suggested items. 
 
Please bring your donations to be collected during the Langley vs McLean varsity basketball games on Tues, Feb 2. Varsity girls play at 5:45 pm and varsity boys play at 7:30 pm at McLean. See you at the game! Go Saxons!
class of 2020
Rising freshman orientation  will be Wed, Feb 3 at 7 pm in the cafeteria. Topics will include graduation requirements, course offerings for freshmen (core courses and electives), honors courses vs. standard courses, schedules, and expunging courses. Sonya Williams, Director of Student Services, and Alex Mantel, school counselor, will present the program. Please feel free to print out and bring a copy of the 2016-17 freshmen course catalog.

Langley counselors will be visiting middle schools over the coming weeks and presenting this information directly to students. If you have any questions about the presentation you can email Alex Mantel at armantel@fcps.edu .
career and transition services night
Opportunities are available in FCPS to help prepare students receiving special education services for high school and beyond. Representatives from Career & Transition Services will provide information and answer your questions at this free Open House for middle and high school students receiving special education services and their parents.  

The open house is Feb 2, from 7-8:30 pm at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services at 2334 Gallows Road. Click here for more information and to register.
youth candidates for governing board
The McLean Community Center (MCC) is seeking two youth candidates to run for the 2016-17 Governing Board. The board provides oversight and guidance for MCC programs and facilities, which include the Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center.
 
Youth members will serve one-year terms. Candidates must be 15-17 years of age as of McLean Day. One youth member will be elected from the McLean HS boundary area and one from the Langley HS boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school, but they must reside in the boundary areas served by one of the schools as defined by FCPS.  Petition packets are available Jan 25 and are due Mar 25 . Click here for more information.
sports
Spring sports tryouts begin Mon, Feb 22. Click here for eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met BEFORE the first day of tryouts.

Visit langleysports.org for updated game schedule, field directions, and other information. Come out and support your fellow Saxons! Visit langleyboosters.org for membership, booster wear, Saxon sales and sponsorships. Follow us on Twitter @langleysports.org.  
boosters 
Baby, it's cold outside! Keep your favorite Saxon toasty with fleece PJ pants or a Langley hoodie!

Click on LangleyBoosters.org for the spirit wear online store.  
calendar
Jan 28 Junior class dinner and guidance night - POSTPONED
Feb 4 End of 2nd Quarter - early release
Feb 5 Student Holiday
Feb 9
Freshmen parent coffee
Fairfax Academy open house
Feb 11 Report cards to students
Feb 15
President's Day -- Holiday
Feb 16
Orchestra concert
Feb 17
Principal's coffee / PTSA meeting
Feb 20
Sadie's dance
Feb 25 Band concert

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar