langley eNews 
11/30 / 2017  

juniors
Join us for our Class Parent Coffee next week, Dec 6, 9:30 am at Cooper MS, Room 130. Please park and enter in the back of the school. 

Our speaker, Hannah Wolff, LHS College and Career Specialist, will help parents understand what steps students should be taking now in the college process. You'll also hear updates from Principal Amico and from PTSA leadership. Can't make the coffee but have a question or topic you'd like addressed? Send it to langley2019questions@gmail.com, and we'll include the answer when we send our coffee recap to our parent GoogleGroup. 

We're  still looking for volunteers to help with the coffee. If you'd like to help, visit our Class Sign-up Genius here

Have you bought tickets to the junior class dinner on Feb 27? You can confirm that at the Parent Coffee and if not, purchase them there.

sophomores
Our Sophomore Class Dinner and Student Services Program will be Wed, Dec 13, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Langley Cafeteria. Catering is by Moby Dick, House of Kabob. Our program speakers (Hannah Wolff, LHS College and Career Specialist, and Lauren Wagner, George Mason University Admissions Office) will be sharing their perspectives on Best Fit colleges and what sophomores and their families can do now to help find and prepare for that Best Fit. The goal is to prompt family conversation over Winter Break and provide enhanced perspective for students and parents as they attend Curriculum Night on Jan 4 and complete Junior course selection shortly thereafter.

We still need volunteers the evening of our Class Dinner.  Sign up here if you can help.
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a message from the president
I hope all your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Tomorrow is the first day of December, always a busy month full of social gatherings and holiday activities. Consider avoiding the expense and stress of getting to the Kennedy and Verizon Centers during this time and enjoy the many events happening right here at Langley High School!

The season kicks off this weekend with the Choral Renaissance Feaste on Dec 1 and 2. On Dec 5 the Orchestra will be joined by our Russian students for a Russian-themed concert. Dec 7 is the Jazz Band concert and the Choral Concert will take place Dec 12. The season wraps up with the Winter Band Concert on Dec 14. Parking is free, it's a shorter commute than heading downtown, and all the seats are great!

Turning to the sports arena, a Varsity basketball double-header vs Marshall is scheduled on Fri, Dec 8 with the girls starting at 5:45 pm and the boys at 7:30 pm. For the full Winter sports schedule, including Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Swim & Dive and Indoor Track, click here

We have so many talented students at Langley! I hope you will take advantage of all our community has to offer.

~ Jennifer Feinstein, LHS PTSA President
outstanding teacher of the year!
Last chance to nominate a Langley teacher for  Outstanding Teacher of the Year! Take a moment to describe the talent, effort, and enthusiasm that makes your favorite teacher outstanding. But hurry! Polls close today , Nov 30 . Click here to nominate.
yearbook orders
Have you pre-ordered your yearbook? Prices increase on December 1. 
Click here to order today!!
fine arts news
orchestra concert: You are invited to join the  Langley  Orchestra and  celebrate the year-end with "SLAVA," our celebration of Russian music and culture . The concert will be next Tues, Dec 5 at 7 pm in the Auditorium and is free of charge. We hope you will join us for a night full of lovely Russian music and appreciation!
langley fundraisers
saxon stage: Enjoy dinner at the McLean Chipotle on Mon, Dec 4 from 4-8 pm, at 6707 Old Dominion. Simply mention Saxon Stage or LHS Drama and we'll earn 50% of the proceeds

dance team: Take a night off from cooking on Tues, Dec 5. Pick up dinner at Crust Pizza in Vienna and support your Langley Dance Team! Crust Pizza (located at 8415 Old Courthouse Rd, Vienna) will donate 10% of all dine in and carry out orders that night for everyone who mentions Langley Dance Team.  Mark your calendars for dinner out Dec 5! Langley Dance Team thanks you for your support!

orchestra: Support the Langley Orchestra with your purchase of a 2017 White House Christmas ornament! Ornaments are $23 each and are a perfect holiday/hostess gift.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the LHS Orchestra!  Download the order form here.  Contact maryswelch@verizon.net
spirt wear item of the week
Looking for a great gift for a friend, a teacher, a coach or a student?  Look no further!  This item of the week is a sure pleaser!  Our custom Langley Saxons Tervis Water Bottle holds both hot and cold liquids, is dishwasher safe, and can be yours for just $25.  To place an order, go to langleyboosters.org.
service learning opportunities
McLean Woman's Club: Sun, Dec 3. Volunteers are needed to clip greens from bushes at designated homes in Great Falls. The greenery will be used to decorate homes on the house tour held on December 7. Volunteers should meet at Deli Italiano in Great Falls at 10:30 am Sunday and should bring a pair of heavy duty gloves and large clippers, if possible. Volunteers should also bring a paper so that they can get a signature and verification for their volunteer hours. Questions? Contact Nancy Matisoff at nancymatisoff@gmail.com.

SHARE of McLean:  Sat, Dec 2, 9:30 am - 5 pm
Giant FoodStore.  Please join the fun and help our neighbors in need this holiday season!  Volunteers are needed to greet and hand out flyers to incoming shoppers at  Giant Food Store in McLean.  Volunteers are also needed for sorting and loading on the truck. Sign up here .

Sat, Dec 9, 12-4 pm.  McLean Baptist Church.  Volunteers are needed to accept, sort and box incoming donations from people picking up their Christmas tree.  This job will be outside, so please dress warmly.  Sign up here.
historic vmea performance 
The Langley Wind Symphony gave a spectacular performance at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) annual conference on Nov 17. The group masterfully performed 10 pieces, spanning a wide range of musical styles and genres.  Audience members, which included music teachers and students from throughout the state, were enthralled and visibly moved by the experience. Performances at this event are by invitation only, and the Wind Symphony earned this honor -- the first VMEA invitation in school history -- on the strength of their phenomenal Spring Assessment/Music for All performances last March. Links to videos of the VMEA performance can be found on the Langley Band website.
Congratulations to Mr. Martin, Ms. Singer, Mr. Harrington, and all the students in the Wind Symphony!
calendar
 Dec 1 & 2   Renaissance Feaste, 7 pm 
 Dec 5   Orchestra concert, 7 pm 
 Dec 6   Junior parent coffee, 9:30 am 
 Dec 7   Band concert 
 Dec 12   Choral concert 
 Dec 13   Sophomore class dinner, 6:30-8:30 pm 
 Dec 14   Band concert 
 Dec 18   Start of winter break 
 Jan 2   Back to school! 
   
For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page