langley eNews 
5/31 / 2018  

juniors
We're looking for volunteers on the evening of  June 5 and morning of June 6 to help as the junior parents host the Senior Families' Breakfast. Visit the Sign-Up Genius  here to help out.
 
ANGP also needs junior parents to help with clean-up at McLean Sport & Health, very early morning June 7. Sign up here, and stay for the free breakfast provided to all volunteers. The better the job we do now, the better our Class of 2019 ANGP will be.
 
If you are interested in coordinating next year's Baccalaureate, please contact
Maura Bollinger,
mauraecb@verizon.net. Without a coordinator, Baccalaureate '19 cannot move forward.


sophomores
Sophomore parents: Please complete a five question  survey (less than two minutes to complete) to share your feedback on sophomore parent communication and events (class dinner, parent forums, etc). Thanks!
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quick links
  Langley PTSA
Communications Committee
 
Caran McKee
Helen Miller 
Jane Riddle
  Anne Whipple
 
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message from the ptsa president
Alongside their traditional academics, Langley kids learned a lot about serving their community this year. Students were offered 19 activities on 13 days throughout the school year t hrough the Saxon Service program. Our students logged an astounding 3500+ hours of service.
 
These important service learning opportunities would not be possible without the assistance of many wonderful volunteers. We thank all those who supported this effort:
 
Student leaders who assisted with each of the service activities were Nicole Haley, Adrienne Malcolm, Brandon Liao, Gillian Morrissey, Alex Paul, Lily Kleinknecht, Michelle Ascrizzi, Crestienne DeChaine, Ryan Herberg, Ale Van Scoyoc, Eliza Young, Annie Xing, Ananya Amirthalingam, Shreya Papnja  and Seline Torkamboor .
 
Parent volunteers included Ann Haley, Cindy Gersony, Ahalya Sharma, Bryson Donoghue, Heidi Appel, Deb Drain, Jennifer Feinstein, Vigi Kripanandan, Nancy Deng, Chrissie Lavin, Lois Peterson, Laura Carlisle, Liz Holzapfel, Marielle ter Horst, Patty Burgess, Beth Harkaway, Helen Chiang, Kristen Bae and Rebecca Castagna.
 
Our thanks to Effie Hoffman with Case for Smiles and to the Langley faculty who hosted and supported the activities in their rooms , as well as the administration who made Saxon Service possible each week, including Betsy Jones, John Santosuosso, Nancy Ayoub, Mark Rogers, Mary Vitale  and Fred Amico .
 
A very special thank you to our PTSA Family Network co-chairs Betsy Shomaker and Julie Hohl for their dedication in seeing to all the details that make this program a success!
 
These 18 organizations were the beneficiaries of LHS volunteer hours: Arlington Animal Welfare, Martha's Table, Embry Rucker, Central Union Mission, UN World Food Program, Crayon Initiative, Active Duty Military Notes, Cranes for Cancer, Cards for Kids, Case for Smiles, Days for Girls, Second Story, Village of Hope, Jill's House, Craft Love, Language Learning, Camp Noah and Children's Health Awareness (CHAPS).
 
Please remember that Saxon Service is always in need of used crayons, clean t-shirts, yarn, sewing machines, plastic knives and disposable plastic tablecloths. Donations can be dropped off in Student Services any time between now and the start of school in August.
 
Congratulations to our Langley students for giving so much time to support others!

~ Jennifer Feinstein, PTSA President
saxons, did you know?
Only 41% of seniors surveyed in 2016-17 felt that their parents had clear rules about alcohol and drug use, and only 46% of them believed that their parents felt that alcohol use by minors was wrong.

This regular enews feature gives an important piece of info on drugs, alcohol or mental wellness. We hope these messages serve as conversation starters about substance use, stress and decision-making with your teen and family.
arriba!
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The LHS Orchestra will present  "Arriba!" tomorrow, June 1 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. All are invited to attend this celebration of Latin American music from our talented student-musicians.

langley read
The Langley Read is a schoolwide read that encourages conversations throughout the school based on a common theme. The Langley Read community (students, faculty, staff and families) read the selected book over the summer and come prepared to discuss and utilize the book throughout the year.

The 2018-2019 theme for the Langley Read is Building Bridges.

The 9th and 10th grade selection is Every Day  by David Levithan . The 11th & 12th grade selection is Walking to Listen by Andrew Forsthoefal.

Some copies will be available in the Langley Library as well as at Fairfax County Public Libraries.
angp notes
ANGP ticket sales have gone online thru midnight, June 6, for all you last-minute shoppers. Click this link, or go to the Langley ANGP webpage and use the yellow "ANGP Online Payment" button in the upper-right corner. Online tickets cost $85, plus a $2.17 online processing fee.
 
It takes a village-and-a-half to host ANGP! More than 80 parents have committed their night of June 7-8 to this event. They need about 40 more parents  to fill out their numbers. Hey - it's the last thing LHS will ask of you (for this kid, at least), and it's actually fun to be in the trenches with your friends, your kids, and their friends, one last time. Sign up  here , now.
graduation is next week!
graduation_cap.jpg Graduation week schedule:  
  • Monday: 10 am is a mandatory rehearsal in LHS stadium.
  • Tuesday: Hershey Park trip. Students arrive 8:15 am and should be returning to LHS around 6 pm. Permission slips handed in?
  • Wednesday: Senior Family Breakfast "Open House" from 8:30-9:15 am, followed by Class Award Ceremony and Video. Park at Langley Fork Park and get the shuttle bus to and from LHS. Mandatory graduation rehearsal and ticket distribution for students immediately following.
  • Thursday: Students must be at school at 2:45 pm for bus to DAR Constitution Hall for 5 pm graduation ceremony.
Yearbooks will be available for pickup during lunches in the cafeteria on graduation rehearsal days (June 4th and 6th). "Congratulations, Graduate" yard signs still available for pickup. If you ordered a sign, you can pick it up anytime as follows: Families in McLean, 1110 Raymond Ave, McLean; families in Great Falls, Reston, Herndon or Vienna, 11622 Rolling Meadow Dr, Great Falls.
get your meds back
All medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 11 am on June 15.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that prescription medication must be picked up by the parent or guardian; it cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a student may transport over-the-counter medication to and from the school health room. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide,  Maha Mossad , at mmossad@fcps.edu.
so you're 18 . . .
The Virginia State Bar has put together  a helpful pamphlet  which walks you through the privileges you gain and the legal responsibility you incur when you turn 18. It includes topics ranging from voter registration and credit to rental agreements and contracts. It's an excellent reference for young adults heading off to college or into employment. There is also a new website devoted to the topic.  
calendar
June 1 Career Fair at LHS
June 3 Baccalaureate
June 7 Graduation
June 7-8 All-Night Grad Party, McLean Sport & Health
June 15 Last day of school! Dismissal at 10:10 am.
   
For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page