langley eNews 
10/6 /2016 

freshmen
Have a great long weekend! Next week is Spirit Week and we hope all freshmen will participate in Tie Dye Tuesday, USA Wednesday, Hawaiian Thursday, and White-out Friday. Please remind your freshmen to pick up Homecoming t-shirts in the cafeteria during all lunches Tues - Thurs, Oct 11-13. If you haven't yet paid class dues, we ordered a few extra shirts. Bring the form and a check for $35 (payable to LHS Class of 2020) during lunches to receive a t-shirt. Forms can be found on our class webpage.
 
Save the date for our first freshman class coffee, to be held on Fri, Oct 28, 9:30 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike. 
 
sophomores
If you ordered a class t-shirt (included with class dues), your student can pick it up during lunch, Tues through Thurs. There are still a few extra t-shirts available, so show your Class of 2019 spirit and bring in your class dues (checks preferable) to receive one.
Have you been getting our Class emails?  If not, please sign-up for the Class of 2019 Google Group. To join, click the link on our PTSA Class of 2019 
class webpage.
 
juniors
Last chance to get a class t-shirt. We ordered a few extra Spirit Week T-shirts. Have your student drop off the dues form and your check at the main office ASAP. If you need another copy of the form, it is on the Langley PTSA website.  
 
seniors
Please remember to pay your class dues! Senior class dues are mandatory and must be paid before your student can receive a Spirit Week t-shirt or participate in senior year events, including field trips and graduation. The form is available on our class webpage or in your green senior folder.
 
Distribution of Spirit Week t-shirts  and any senior swag ordered will take place
during all lunches Homecoming week. Students will wear their t-shirts on Fri, Oct 14 for the  pep rally, senior panoramic photo and senior picnic. Please help with homecoming t-shirt distribution or the Senior Picnic by clicking here.

The  transcript request deadline for Early Action Nov 1 schools is Oct 6 - today! Please contact counselors with questions. 
 
Prom is  June 3, 2017 !  This is a CHANGED date.  For a list of all key senior dates visit our Class of 2017 webpage.
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notes from the ptsa president
The generosity of the Langley community never ceases to amaze me. Last week, Langley's  Glusica family donated great seats for Monday's Caps game that were raffled off to a very grateful faculty member (see the photo below). A few days later, the owners of the Hard Times Cafe, a Langley family, offered to donate their world-famous chili and cornbread to the upcoming faculty luncheon. What's more, many of you have been sending in your PTSA memberships and donations that will be used to grant requests for classroom supplies, continuing education for teachers, classroom teaching tools, technology and -- if generosity abounds -- will also provide some fun extras, like beautiful courtyard spaces and a new marquee for the school!  
 
Not only does your generosity boost morale  and make Langley a better place to go to school, it sends the message to our teachers -- who could earn a lot more money in neighboring communities -- how much we appreciate their staying put with us .  
 
If you're feeling generous, click here to join and/or donate to the PTSA online. And please email ptsalangley@gmail.com any time you have extra sports, theatre, or NSO tickets, etc., you'd like to donate to a faculty member.
 
~ Chrissie Lavin, Langley PTSA President 
spirit week is almost here! 
Tuesday kicks off Spirit Week 2016, a festive time for all students that culminates with Saturday's Homecoming Dance. The theme for this year's dance, which is organized by student leaders, is "Under the Stars." 

The dance will be held in the school gym from 8-11 pm. Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria next week for $15 or at the door for $20. If your student is on the fence about attending, assure him or her that it's a low-key, fairly informal affair. Most kids attend with a small or large group of friends. Dates are definitely optional. And they can definitely get in the swing of things with these theme days all week:

Tues, Oct 11: Tie Dye  
Wed, Oct 12: USA Day 
Thurs, Oct 13: Hawaiian Day 
Fri, Oct 14: White Out Day, Pep Rally,
Homecoming Football Game at 7 pm
 
Sat, Oct 15: Under the Stars Homecoming Dance, 8-11 pm
spirit swag
Hey, Saxons! The Arctic Fleece Quarter Zip is back in stock, just in time for fall weather. And check out four new sweatshirt styles, three new t-shirt styles, two new Langley beanies to keep those Saxon heads warm and one new car magnet! We have great new styles for students, teachers and parents.  Go to LangleyBoosters.org where you can shop 24/7 and we deliver to your door!
student services news 
Schedule change packets are now available on the Langley HS website for those students who are academically struggling in Honors and/or AP level classes and need to be considered to drop down a level. Schedule change packets will not be considered for elective changes.  World Languages are not considered an elective. Please encourage your student who might be struggling academically to have a conversation with their teacher and school counselor before completing a schedule change packet. Packets will be reviewed weekly on Tuesdays with the administrative team.
 
SIS ParentVue is a  wonderful resource for parents. Weekly progress reports will start being sent out via email on Oct 17 . Log in to your SIS ParentVue account to make adjustments and select your settings. Your student can get the mobile app , available here .
 
The Credit Exam for World Languages is designed to assess students' native language proficiency and enable them to earn one or two credits toward fulfilling the world languages requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma. You'll find info here about the exam, which will be given at Herndon HS on Nov 15; at Falls Church HS on Nov 16; and at West Potomac HS on Nov 17. Students should see their school counselor to register for the credit exam. Registration closes at 4 pm on Oct 19, 2016. 
a treat for a teacher 
The PTSA thanks the Glusica family for donating tickets to Monday night's Washington Capitals game against the St. Louis Blues. The tickets were raffled off to interested faculty members and won by Abhi Kaur . Ms. Kaur is a new physics teacher at Langley this year. She raved, "It was a fun game. We won!" 
final reflections deadline 
Is that Reflections entry ready? The final deadline has been extended to Tues, Oct 11. All the wonderful entries should be turned in to Ms Stark in Room 118 by the end of school that day. Your student can use the long weekend to be creative!
sports  
football: On Thurs, Oct 6, from 2-10 pm, stop by Deli Italiano  for an afternoon slice, post practice wings, family pasta dinner, or late night pizza ! The Deli is giving back a portion of all Thursday night sales to our football program . Come support your Saxons and enjoy a wonderful meal.

field hockey: Come out and support LHS field hockey at their last home game on  Oct 13! We'll be honoring our seniors that night at  7:30 pm. Let's celebrate their incredible season together!

dance team: Support the Dance Team at our fall fundraisers! Proceeds will help fund our trip to Nationals Competition next spring.
Silver Diner and raffle fundraiser, Wed Oct 26, 6-9 pm at the Tysons Corner Silver Diner
Bake Sale, Sat Nov 5 at McLean CVS and Great Falls Safeway
fine arts 
orchestra: The  Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Experience Tysons Showcase & Open House on Wed, Oct 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. The event, sponsored by Tysons Partnership and Fairfax County, will feature tastings provided by local restaurants and displays on development and transportation in Tysons. It will be held at BASIS Independent, 8000 Jones Branch Drive. Come out to support our orchestra and hear some beautiful music!
 
marching band: The Marching Saxons  headed to Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Oct 1 for the Marine Corps Invitational . Despite a steady soaking rain, the band gave a fine performance that earned them first place in their division. 

Marching in the rain! 
 
are you verified? 
Did you receive your link to the directory? All student data for this year's directory is currently being verified online; all registered students are 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 have not received this email, contact langleydirectory@gmail.com  right away. That means that we do not have a valid email address for you, but we'll be glad to assist you with updating your account. If you registered for school after Sept 26, we will need to add you to the directory.
 
It is very important that you sign in and verify your family and student information as soon as possible. This is your opportunity to make changes or corrections before the directory is printed. Also, if you do not want to be included in the directory, you must opt out after logging in to your account.
 
AGAIN, all students are included in the directory. You must log in to make changes or opt out. All data not verified will print as is. 
 
The deadline to verify your information or opt out of the directory is Oct 9, 2016. If you should have any questions or need assistance, please contact langleydirectory@gmail.com. Thank you for taking the time to update your information. 
beyond the campaign rhetoric 
Please join the Great Falls Citizens Association's town hall meeting to hear two important local issues -- the meals tax and the "right to work" proposals -- debated on Oct 11 at 7:30 at the Great Falls Grange. (Additional parking at the GF Library.)    
 
The meals tax debate will have Supervisor Pat Herrity opposing the meals tax proposed referendum and Supervisor John Faust supporting the referendum. 
 
The proposed Virginia constitutional amendment on "right to work" will be debated by James Young, staff attorney at the National Right to Work Foundation (supporting) and Dan Duncan, president of the Northern VA Central Labor Council (opposing). 
quick note on the meals tax 
In an effort to clear up some misinformation, FCPS Board Chair Sandy Evans and Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova recently released a short statement on the proposed meals tax:

* The meals tax is intended to diversify county revenue and to supplement and not supplant support for school and county services.

* The meals tax would create a new revenue source, paid by diners in Fairfax County who are county residents, tourists, and workers who live in neighboring jurisdictions.

* The School Board has committed that its share, estimated to be almost $70 million in new funding, will be used primarily to address teachers' salaries, which have lagged behind neighboring communities.

* Almost $30 million would be available to address general county services or capital improvements such as in public safety, mental health services, libraries, and parks, as well as providing for property tax relief.

calendar
Oct 7 Student Holiday
Oct 10 Columbus Day
Oct 12 New Family Coffee, 9:30 am
Oct 14 Homecoming Game
Oct 15 Homecoming Dance
Oct 19
PSAT, Senior Ethics Day, 2-Hour Early Release
Oct 20
Academic Awards, 9:45-10:15
Oct 25
Choral Concert, 7 pm
Oct 27
Orchestra Concert, 7pm
Oct 28
Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30-11 am

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar