langley eNews 
10/1 /2015 

freshmen
Our first Parent Coffee will be  Oct 7, 9 am at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Principal Fred Amico and Assistant Principal Mark Penn will talk about helping you and your child adjust to their first year at Langley. This will be a great forum for parents to have questions answered.

Next week is Homecoming Week. If you ordered a class t-shirt, ask your child to pick it up during lunch Mon-Wed. We still have a few extra t-shirts, so please submit your class dues form soon to reserve a shirt.

Don't miss out on Class News! Please sign up for the Class of 2019 Google group. To join, click here for our PTSA Class of 2019 website, then click on "Class of 2019 Google Group." Make sure you indicate you want to receive ALL emails sent to the group.

sophomores
Tickets can still be purchased at the discounted price for the Class Dinner and Fundraiser on Wed, Oct 14. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Come and hear David Kraus, Dean of Admissions at Davidson College, speak about preparing for college admissions. See flyer for more details.

Please send in your class dues form! For your convenience, the form can be found here
 
seniors
Please remember to pay your class dues. Dues must be paid before your student can participate in senior year events, including field trips and graduation. The form is available on our class page here. 
 
The  deadline to submit college application information contained in the Senior Handbook for Early Action is this Fri, Oct 2.  Check the Senior Handbook for details; it's been posted to our class website.
 
Distribution of Spirit Week T-shirts will take place during all lunches on Oct 5-7  ; Senior Swag on Oct 6-7. Please remind your students pick up their Spirit Week t-shirts as they will need to wear them on Thurs, Oct 8 for the pep rally, senior panoramic photo and senior picnic.  
 
We need a few volunteers to help with the  Senior Picnic
on  Oct 8. Please sign up here.

Senior field trip to Dave and Buster's is Wed, Oct 14! Permission slips were due
Sept 28. Download slips here. Please turn in all late permission forms to  Ms. Stankiewicz in room 217 ASAP!

Our first Senior Class Coffee will be Fri, Oct 16 at  Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean (use Main Office entrance, and go upstairs to Langley Hall). Please note this is a NEW LOCATION. Coffee will be served at 9:20 am, and the program begins at 9:30 am
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homecoming 2015 
Tomorrow kicks off Homecoming Spirit Week 2015!  Students will get a head start on showing their Saxon Pride when the school's Spirit Video
is shown during 7th block.

Langley students LOVE Homecoming! They go all out for Spirit Week, and over half the school attends the dance. And yes, many of them do actually dance. Most kids attend in groups, and they have a blast! Encourage your student to take part in all the Homecoming festivities listed below. 

     * Mon, Oct 5:  Mathlete vs Athlete
     * Tues, Oct 6: Rave (aka "neon," had to ask the kids about that one)
     * Wed, Oct 7: Hawaiian
     * Thurs, Oct 8:  Tie-dyed "Class of..." t-shirts for the pep rally  

The annual Powder Puff football game, Junior Girls vs. Senior Girls, is Thursday night at 7 pm. The game is open to any 11th and 12th grade girls not playing a fall sport. Students must see Ms. Hamilton or Mrs. Conrad for permission forms. Juniors have Coaches Mye, Sronce, and
Velin; seniors get Coaches Healy, Kelly, and Whitehorne. Should be an epic battle!
 
Friday, Oct 9 is a teacher workday. No school for kids! Parents, a great time to schedule doctors' appts and haircuts! Friday night at 7, it's Langley vs. Washington-Lee. Students should wear their tie-dyed class t-shirt and anything-and-everything tie dyed. 

 

The theme for Saturday's dance, which is put on by the school's student leaders, is "Under the Sea." The dance is held at the school from 8-11 pm. Tickets will be sold during lunches this week for $10. The price goes up to $15 next week, and $20 at the door. Also during lunch next week, kids will vote for the Homecoming Court, which will be recognized during halftime of the football game.

We want the kids to have an awesome week, and a fun, memorable, safe Homecoming. After this, there are only three more weeks left in the first quarter! YIKES, where did the time go?

~ Terri Markwart,  PTSA President
parent volunteers for hc 
The Homecoming Dance is coming together beautifully, but the students in the Leadership class who plan and host still need a little help from parents. Take tickets or check coats -- and get a brief, privileged parental view into the dance. (Tell your kids you won't have time to embarrass them because they'll only see you for 30 seconds on the way in.) Please visit this  SignUp Genius and volunteer. This year's theme is "Under the Sea."
directory verification 
Did you receive your link to the directory? Student data for this year's directory is being verified online.

All registered students are already included in the directory. You should have received an email from Langley HS Directory which includes your login information and link to the directory website. If you haven't received this email, please contact langleydirectory@gmail.com right away (please do not reply to the school). This means we don't have a valid email address for you and will be glad to assist you with updating your account. If you registered for school after Sept 15, we need to add you to the directory.

All students are included in the directory. It's very important that you sign in and verify your family and student information as soon as possible. You must log in to make changes or corrections before the directory is printed. If you don't want to be included in the directory, you must opt out after logging in to your account. All data not verified will print as is.
 
Thank you for taking the time to update your information. The deadline to verify your information or opt out of the directory is Oct 9. For questions or assistance, email langleydirectory@gmail.com.
halloween treats 
Halloween CandyGrams are a fun way to send a treat to your favorite student(s) or faculty members. They are only $5 each. Proceeds support the 2016 All-Night Graduation Party (ANGP), an all-night, fun-filled event designed to celebrate this milestone with a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free graduation night party for the Class of 2016.

Click here for full details and an order form, or download it from your class page on the PTSA website. Orders must be received by Oct 26! Make someone your sweetie with your support of ANGP!
sports
more golf greats: Langley's girls' golf team won the Liberty District Girls Golf Championship!


cheer: JV and Varsity cheer teams traveled to Richmond this past Saturday to compete in the Cosby Cheer Challenge.  Varsity placed 3rd overall with a fantastic performance! Great job, both teams!
 
dance: Support the dance team in the following fundraisers! Proceeds will be used to travel to the Nationals Dance Competition in Florida:
  • Enjoy delicious fall treats at our bake sale on Sat, Oct 17 from 11 am til 4 pm at the Great Falls Safeway and the McLean CVS
  • Eat at the Silver Diner in Tysons on Oct 21 from 5-8 pm as the dance team "runs the diner"
  • Get your dance team t-shirt "Here for the Half-time Show," at the front entrance to football games
field hockey: The Lady Saxons (4-3 in regular season play) were runners-up in this fall's Herndon Invitational Tournament in early September, losing a heartbreaking final 1-0 to Herndon after three convincing victories in earlier matches. Midfielder Morgan Kuligowski, was named the tournament's MVP, and she, along with Mackenzie Regen and Jackie Kotoriy, won All-Tournament Team honors. Oct 7 is Senior Night for field hockey!

Visit langleysports.org for updated game schedules, 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.
the wild truth 
Purposely coinciding with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,  Carine McCandless, Fairfax County native and author of The Wild Truth, is speaking Thurs, Oct 1 at 6 pm at the TJHSST Auditorium (6560 Braddock Road). The public is invited. Ms. McCandless's brother, Chris McCandless, was the subject of Jon Krakauer's 1996 book Into the Wild. Proceeds from her book will go to Shelter House for victims of domestic violence. For more information on Ms. McCandless and her motivation for writing The Wild Truth, click here
shop and raise money for lhs 
Please take a few minutes to enable Langley to earn money while you shop. All the info and helpful links you need are outlined below. We have several programs in place; each one has its own rules and sign-up process. Contact Elizabeth Trumbull at elizabeth.trumbull@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

introducing amazon smile for ptsa: You asked for it . . . regular Amazon shoppers, link your Amazon account to the Langley PTSA Amazon Smile account. We'll receive 0.5% on all qualifying purchases if you purchase via smile.amazon.com. It's easy to use and does not have the restrictive limitations on qualifying purchases associated with our Amazon affiliate program. To link your Amazon account, click here and follow the prompts.

new process for giant fundraising: Giant no longer allows third parties to link their cards to schools. So, we're counting on you to link your cards! Please click here and enter the first three letters of your last name and your Giant card number. If you don't know it, call the Giant hotline at  1-877-366-2668, option 2. Langley's school ID is 01995. Please register your card by  Oct 9 when the Giant A+ School Rewards program begins for this year. Every purchase you make at Giant earns money for Langley. Last year, we earned over $13K with only 430 cards registered. This year, our goal is $15K with 500 cards registered. Take five minutes to register your card today! Please ask your family, friends and neighbors to link their cards to Langley as well.  

harris teeter: VIC cards must be re-linked each year. If you didn't provide your VIC card number as part of the AtoZ Directory process, please link your card today! If you know your VIC card number you can re-link the card here. Langley's school ID is 5420. If you don't know your VIC card number, email the last name and phone number associated with your card to lhs.ptsa.fundraising@gmail.com and we will link it for you. If you prefer, you may call Harris Teeter at 1-800-432-6111, option 2. Earnings have started for Harris Teeter, so please link your card today! Last year we earned $1800 with 170 cards linked. Our goal for this year is $2500 with 250 cards linked.

safeway: Unfortunately, Safeway has discontinued their school rewards program. If possible, please shop at Giant with your card linked to Langley so we can continue to earn money from the dollars you spend on groceries!

target red card: If you have a Target Red Card, please click here to link your card to Langley. Our school ID is 103662. This program will only continue through May 2016, but we appreciate every dollar contributed between now and then. Langley earns 1% of all purchases made using your linked Red Card.
share your opinion  
LHS is going through an external review for re-accreditation through the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Colleges and universities value this accreditation as part of their admission process, and it is important to our community as it validates the performance of our school.

As part of this re-accreditation process, Langley is conducting a parent survey which will be used to help assess our overall academic program and guide our decisions in making improvements. The administration values your opinion. Please take the time to complete this survey by clicking  here. Your responses to this survey will be anonymous, and your honest opinion is appreciated. The survey window closes Oct 16. And thank you!  
what happens after graduation  
Future Quest 2015 is a free college and career event for middle school and high school students with disabilities, their families, and adult professionals who work with them. Future Quest features more than 70 sessions and exhibits related to successful life after high school such as:  Options After High School, Self-Advocacy, College Support, Assistive Technology, and many others.

The Resource Fair will give participants the opportunity to browse community supports and services and better understand available resources as they transition to life after high school. Future Quest 2015 will be held  Sat, Nov 14, 8 am-3 pm in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax campus of  George Mason University. For more information and to register, please click  Future Quest
fairfax county election news  
fairfax county meet and greet candidate forum: On Wed, Oct 14 at 7 pm, at the McLean Community Center, all certified candidates campaigning for office in the district have been invited to a question-and-answer session. Presented by the Fairfax County Council of PTAs and the League of Women Voters, the forum will allow interaction with the candidates. For more information, click here
 
meet county and dranesville candidates: On Mon, Oct 19 at 6:30 at The Grange on Georgetown Pike, meet candidates for Dranesville and At-large School Board members. Candidates for other county positions such as Clerk, Commonwealth Attorney and Sheriff will also be present. 
calendar
Oct 2 Senior Early Decision deadline for Langley paperwork
Oct 6
Q1 interims
Oct 7
Freshman parent coffee, 9 am
Oct 9
Student holiday  
Homecoming football game, 7 pm
Oct 10
Homecoming Dance
Oct 12
Columbus Day holiday
Oct 14
PSAT / 2-hour dismissal
Senior field trip
Sophomore class dinner
Oct 16
Senior parent coffee, 9:30 am
Oct 18 FCPS College Night, Fair Oaks mall, 7:30-9:30 pm
Oct 19 FCPS College Night, Hayfield school, 7-9 pm
Oct 22 Choral Concert, Providence Baptist Church
Oct 26 NCAA informational meeting, McLean HS, 7:30 pm
Oct 28
Principal's coffee and PTSA meeting, 9 am at Cooper MS
Oct 30
Two-hour early dismissal
Nov 2-3
Student holidays (teacher workdays)