langley eNews 
5/11 / 2017  

seniors
Last call for senior photos! We want to have a photo of each senior in the end of year senior video. Group shots are preferred. Send to lhs2017photos@gmail.com.
Submission deadline is just two weeks away, on  May 26.

juniors
Do you know a Langley junior whose dedication to volunteerism is exemplary? Reflecting LHS's emphasis on service, the PTSA Service Award recognizes and awards $500 to a student in his or her junior year who has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism, and who is committed to making a difference in our community. Please take a minute to fill out a nomination form to recognize someone you think has made a special difference. Finalists will be reviewed and selected by a committee of Langley administrators. Please click this link for more information.

sophomores
A sophomore parents' Facebook page has been started. If you are on Facebook, search for Langley Class of 2019 Parents and ask to join the group.

in case you missed it
Presented at the last Principal's Coffee/PTSA meeting, Hannah Wolff's presentation, "Trends in College Admissions," can be found on the home page of the PTSA website, ptsalangley.org.
 
Our next and final Principal's Coffee/PTSA General Membership Meeting of the school year will be on Wed, May 31, 9 am, in the Chorus Room.  
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a message from the ptsa president
Generosity abounds at Langley. You see it in the effort and enthusiasm our students put into their service work (click here to nominate a deserving junior for the prestigious PTSA Service Award). You also see it in our parent community whenever there is a need. 
 
Many thanks to all you Saxon parents who contributed to staff appreciation gift cards. With your help, we reached our goal and will present every one of our faculty members with a $25 gift card at tomorrow's sure-to-be-fabulous PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon
 
Additional thanks to families who donated to LHS's National English Honor Society (NEHS) book drive. NEHS's advisor Ms. Chern is delighted to report that the Langley community donated more than 3,000 books, which will be given to Cunningham Park ES for their summer program, and to K.I.D.S, an organization that supports Vietnamese street children who cannot afford to attend school.   
 
There are many more opportunities to showcase your generous Saxon Spirit this spring. We are still in need of volunteers for our June 6th Career Fair, which offers students a glimpse into a wide range of professions -- click here to sign up. We are also in need of volunteers for the All Night Grad Party (ANGP), which keeps our new graduates safe while they're having a blast (click here to sign up). Relay for Life and Prom will also be seeking helping hands in the coming weeks. 
Wind up the school year with a few more good deeds!

~ Chrissie Lavin, PTSA President
thank you to our cafeteria staff!
Last week was School Nutritional Employees Week, which the PTSA celebrated with some tasty treats for Langley's cafeteria staffers. Thanks to PTSA Appreciation Week Chairs Kim Saxenian and Mary Lusk for putting a smile on the face of our nutritional employees. 
share your career with kids
LHS is hosting its 6th annual Career Fair on Tue, June 6 from 8:30-11 am. It's a great opportunity for students to learn about the academic and career paths for a variety of professions. The industry and professional categories we'd like featured include the Performing Arts, Broadcast, Media, Hospitality, Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Public Relations, Government, Law Enforcement, Military, Non-Profits, Medical, Science, Engineering and Information Technology. If you're passionate about what you do, and able to share information about your chosen profession and/or industry at the career fair, please complete this form and and we'll provide you with additional information.
service learning opportunity
Stamp Out Hunger - Sat, May 13
Two shifts of volunteers are needed for unloading and sorting of food donations with SHARE in McLean. Shift #1 runs  3-5 pm and  Shift #2,   4:30-6:30 pm. Click here to sign up. 
academic summer camps
We want our children to have down time during the summer and a true break from school work, but here are a few opportunities to keep the brain cells firing. You can make sure your students are well prepared for the start of the new school year:
 
Math Boot Camp, July 17 - Aug 11, 9 am - 1 pm, McLean HS, click here for flyer, click here for FAQs.
 
College Application Workshop for Class of 2018, July 24-26 or July 31 - Aug 2, 9 am - 1 pm, McLean HS, click here for flyer.
thanks for the books!
Langley's National English Honor Society wishes to thank the Langley community for donating more than 3,000 books to their book drive. The books will be donated to Cunningham Park ES for their summer program and to K.I.D.S, an organization that supports Vietnamese street children who cannot afford to attend school. A special thank you to families from Mrs. Jewell's 3rd period class who collected an impressive 1,000 books. Well done!
info on NVCC -- tonight!
The NVCC Annandale Campus is hosting an Open House on Thur, May, 11 from 5-8 pm on the Annandale Campus in the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building (CA Building). The event will provide students and parents/guardians with information on several of the academic and student service departments, and includes break-out info sessions with more details. Free parking is available in Student "B" lots beginning at 4:30 pm. No registration required.  Students interested in NVCC are encouraged to attend! 

Two campus tours will be available at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and two break-out information sessions will be offered from 6:30-7 pm and 7-7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.
anti-college drinking presentation
As the tragic news that came out of Penn State recently shows, college kids need to hear again and again the message that drinking can be deadly. Parents will be glad to hear that again LHS and the Family Network Committee will present HAZE: Perils of the College Drinking Culture on Mon, May 15 for all senior students in the Auditorium. The program, hosted by the Unified Prevention Coalition, includes the award-winning powerful (and graphic) documentary, HAZE, followed by a panel discussion with local experts and extensive Q & A. The discussion with students after the film is critical, so that key prevention messages about underage and binge drinking and related consequences are covered. Also discussed will be practical tips to help students handle situations they may encounter.
 
The students will be dismissed from their 1st block classes at 9:35 am for this MANDATORY program, which will begin at 9:45 am. Parents are welcome to attend but are requested to sit in the rear of the auditorium.
colleges that change lives
Colleges That Change Lives will host a college fair in the DC area on  Mon, May 22 at 7 pm at the Washington Hilton. Colleges expected to attend include:  Beloit College, Cornell College, Denison, Reed, Rhodes, St. Olaf, just to name a few. Event details are available online here.
the big disconnect
McLean's Safe Community Coalition (SCC) presents  The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, featuring best-selling author Dr. Steiner-Adair on  Wed, May 17 at 7:30 pm at Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean. 

Dr. Steiner-Adair, a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will discuss how technology is affecting our children and our family relationships. Her talk will offer insights and advice to help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they face the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Tickets, $20, are available here.
registration now open for hs academic summer programs
Registration has begun for the CPS Summer Online Campus which includes offerings such as Economics and Personal Finance, STEM Camp, Institute for the Arts, Credit Recovery and much more. Students should register for the programs based on the grade they are in currently. For more information, follow this link.   
calendar
May 15
Parking hang tag applications available
May 16
SOL testing begins
May 17 Parenting in the Digital Age, 7:30 pm, Temple Rodef Shalom
May 19
Band concert, 7 pm
May 20
Relay for Life
May 25
Saxon Service, Saxon Time
May 26
Two-hour Early Release
May 27
It's Academic on NBC, 10:30am
May 29
Memorial Day Holiday
June 1
Choral concert, 7 pm
June 5
Parking hang tag application deadline
June 6
Career Day, 8:30 - 11 am, Langley High School 
Orchestra concert, 7 pm

For additional details about these events, visit the Langley calendar