langley eNews 
10/5/ 2017  

seniors
We need some volunteers to help with the  Senior Class picnic on Fri, Oct 13. Please sign up here, if you can help.

We could also use a few more volunteers to help with homecoming t-shirt distribution on  Oct 10 and 12. Sign up here to help.

We need help with the senior slideshow. If you're interested, please contact  Ana Carvajal at  acarvajal@mac.com Send photos of the Class of 2018 (group shots are preferred), and identify students in the photo, if possible. Send all photos to  lhs2018photos@gmail.com .

Our first Senior Class Coffee will be held at Cooper MS, Room 130, on Thurs, Nov 9.

juniors
The deadline is passed for Class Dues. If you forgot to send them in to the main office, please do so soon. A limited number of extra class T-shirts were ordered and we'll allocate those based on when we receive your form, which can be found here. Thank you for supporting our class with your dues. For those who sent in dues, your student's t-shirt can be picked up during lunchtime throughout Spirit Week, Oct. 10-13. 
 
sophomores
Spirit Week begins Tue, Oct 10! Sophomores who ordered a class t-shirt, can pick theirs up during lunch on Tues, Oct 12 or Thurs, Oct 14. Alternatively, sophomores can pick-up class shirts Wed and Fri in Ms. Baker's classroom, Rm 2208. (Ms. Baker is an English teacher and the Class of 2020 Class Sponsor.) If you've not submitted class dues and t-shirt order yet, we ordered some extras , so it's not too late! Bring your completed form and check to the cafeteria. The form can be found here on the class webpage.

Save the date for our first Sophomore Parent Forum on  Wed, Oct 25 9:30-11 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 
6715 Georgetown Pike , McLean VA 22101 . Speakers include Principal Fred Amico, Class Administrator and Renovation Lead Jim Robertson, and our new Director of Student Services, Davina Johnson. Join us for sophomore-specific updates on all aspects of Langley.

freshmen
Although the deadline for class dues has passed, if you forgot to send them into the main office, please do so soon. A limited number of extra class t-shirts were ordered and we'll allocate those based on when we receive your form, which can be found here. Thank you for supporting our class with your dues. For those who sent in dues, your student's t-shirt can be picked-up during Spirit Week, Oct 10-13
 
We still need to fill eight chaperone and coat-check slots at the Homecoming Dance. The shifts are just a short 1.5 hours long. Sign up here, if you can help!
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message from ptsa president
The buzz about Homecoming is growing louder!  Student leadership will soon announce theme days for Spirit Week which kicks off next Tuesday, right after the Columbus Day Holiday, and culminates with the dance on Saturday. Check the class Twitter accounts for the latest updates: @Langley2018, @langley_2019, @Langley_2020. (Freshman twitter will be coming soon.)  Watch for class t-shirts to be distributed during lunches next week.
 
The Homecoming game vs. Yorktown  will be played next Fri night at 7 pm. The disco-themed dance will be held Sat night, 8-11 pm, at the school. Tickets are for sale during lunches this week for $10 and next week for $15, so buy early. Most kids attend in groups, and they have a great time!
 
Remember, Wednesday is PSAT day for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. They will be released early at 1 pm. 
Seniors 
will have the option to come in and work with their English teachers on their college essays.
 
Looking forward to a fabulous and safe Homecoming week!  Go Saxons!
   
~ Jennifer Feinstein, LHS PTSA President 
peer tutoring
If students have questions or are struggling in a class, their teacher is always the first stop for help.  All teachers are available Wednesday after school, which is late bus day (bus departs at 4:45 pm), and during Saxon Time. Additionally, most teachers are available other days and times. Students should check with their teacher for the best time to meet. Also, most academic departments offer peer tutoring through their Honor Societies. Here's how to sign up: 

Science: Request a tutor from Ms. Lindner (room 2626). Give her your name, e-mail and the subject in which you need help.

English:  Request a tutor from your teacher. For extra help with writing assignments of any kind, the Saxon Writing Center is open during all lunches every day (odd days in room 2227 or even days in room 2410).

Math, French, Spanish, German: Request a peer tutor from your teacher.
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History:  Contact Mr. Henry (T 13).

Latin: See Dr. Tannenbaum.

Russian:  Talk to Kapitan (Dr. Cukierman).
 
Japanese:  Request a tutor from Sensei Scronce.
spread the word about the ptsa
PTSA memberships and donations directly benefit your student  by providing  special programs, supplemental materials and cutting-edge equipment that would not be possible otherwise. Your membership also includes a printed directory, so sign up before they are distributed.  Use the new online form to join today by simply clicking here

Thanks for your support! Questions? Contact PTSA Membership chairs Jamie Loving at   jamie.loving@verizon.net or Lisa Givens at  lisa.givens@ymail.com .
student leadership opportunity
The School Board is seeking applications for the Student Leadership Development Program , open to any high school sophomore or junior in good academic standing. The program is for students interested in a future in law, government or public policy. Twelve students will be chosen to work closely with the School Board to learn how FCPS is governed and to participate on various advisory committees. The program information and application are available here
sports
cross country:  The Plains Octoberfest Festival was the site for  several LHS Top 20 podium finishes for the girls' team :
 
Anna Spear: 16th Varsity
Sarah DiMeglio: 20th Freshmen/Sophomore JV
Lizzie Gersony: 13th Junior/Senior JV
Sarah Buckingham: 15th Junior/Senior JV
 
Join the wrestling team! All experience levels welcome. First day of practice is Wed, Nov 8, 3:30 pm in Aux Gym. Contact jrmeye@fcps.edu with questions.

Winter sports tryouts start Mon, Nov 6 .   Click here  for eligibility information. All requirements must be met before the first day of tryouts to be eligible to participate.
have you joined the cause network yet?
It's easy to support LHS through your everyday activities. To download the app today, click here. Then, link your grocery cards, or shop for that homecoming dress or those Halloween decorations through the app! Your purchases will automatically earn money for our school.  You can also link through the PTSA website  here .  Please join the Cause Network and start making a difference today.


calling all bakers!
checkerboard-cookies.jpg The LHS Hospitality Committee is looking for bakers to provide goodies for the staff luncheons/receptions we are hosting on Oct 17, Oct 20, Feb 9 and May 4. It's an easy way to contribute, and teachers and staff truly appreciate it! Contact Karen Doody, kdoody418@gmail.com, with questions or to sign up.
powered by food
*NEW* Powered by Food  features the delicious lunches our cafeteria will serve in the upcoming week. Tell your student what's dishing so they don't miss out on their favorites! 
 
The featured lunch on Thurs, Oct 12, is soft beef tacos! Mouthwatering beef taco meat  (you won't believe it's low-fat , but it is) topped with shredded cheddar cheese , served in a shell of ultra-soft, whole grain flatbread (a tidy container for this otherwise messy lunch).
special ed pta general membership meeting
The first quarterly General Membership Meeting of the Fairfax County Special Ed PTA will be on Tues, Oct 10 , 6:30-9 pm at the Gatehouse Administration Center,  8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, 1st Floor Cafe. Guest speakers include the new Superintendent of FCPS, Dr. Scott Brabrand; the new Assistant Superintendent of FCPS's Department of Special Services, Teresa Johnson, and the Director of FCPS's Office of Special Education Instruction, Dr. Irene Meier. Seating is limited; please RSVP by clicking here.
service learning opportunities
AAUW Book Club:  Oct 6-8,  Spring Hill Rec Center. The McLean Area branch of the American Association of University Women is looking for high school volunteers to help at their 48th annual used book sale. Volunteers are needed on Fri from 3-7 pm, Sat from 10 am-6 pm and Sun from 12-4 pm. Please apply through our email address: aauwbookfair@gmail.com.
 
2nd Annual Saxon Spirit Slam: Sat, Oct 7, 4:15 pm The Langley Cheerleading Program will host the second annual Saxon Spirit Slam. Volunteers are needed to be  time keepers, score tabulators, warm-up room monitor . For more information, contact  Marc Brooks  at  drbrooks@fcps.edu . 
 
McLean 5K, Run with the Warriors:  Oct 7, 8 am.  McLean Square at CENTURY 21 New Millennium,  6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 . Register to run by clicking  here . 
 
Virginia Tech Maker Festival:  Sat, Oct 28, 10 am - 4 pmVa Tech No Va Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA. Volunteers are needed to assist with this 4-H activities and engineering events, including scientific experiments and interactive demonstrations. Volunteer application can be found here.

Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now):  Sat, Nov 4, 8 am-4:30 pm   at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean.  The goal is to package 300,000 meals.  This will require  more than   1000 volunteers spread over three 2.5 hour shifts.  It also will also require that Rise Against Hunger McLean  raise  $87,000
($.29 per meal)  in advance of the event to pay for the ingredients for the meals. Click  here  to volunteer or donate. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours and is  fun and rewarding for the entire family.
calendar
Oct 9
Student holiday
Oct 11
PSAT, 1 pm early release
Oct 13 Homecoming Game, 7 pm
Oct 14 Homecoming Dance, 8-11 pm
Oct 18 Choral Concert, 7 pm
Oct 18 
Academic Awards, Saxon Time
Oct 24 Orchestra Concert, 7 pm
Oct 25 
Sophomore Parent Forum, 9:30-11 am
Oct 26 
Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30-11 am
Nov 3 
First grading period ends
Nov 6/7 
Student Holidays, no school
Nov 9 
Senior Class Coffee, 9 am

For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page