langley eNews 
9/14/ 2017  

In order for your student to get a Senior Class t-shirt for Spirit Week and the class photo, your class dues must be paid and the registration form returned by Wed, Sept 20. The form was in your student's Back-To-School Packet and can be downloaded from the PTSA website. The form and your check can be mailed in or dropped off by your student at the main office. 

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

Senior Swag order deadline is Sept 22; click here to order.

If you're not receiving class emails, contact and ask to be added to the Google group.

The Junior Class Car Wash is ready to go! Come to the Great Falls Exxon on Sat, Sept 16, 8:30 am-12:30 pm to support our Juniors as they raise funds for fun events this year.  Your car will thank you.
Class dues and registration are due Thurs, Sept 21. You can find an online copy of the form on the Class of 2019 webpage. It can be dropped off in the main office by your student. Be sure to s
end in your dues to guarantee a class t-shirt for Spirit Week.

Our first Parent Coffee is Mon, Sept 18 at 9:30 am at Cooper MS, Room 130.  Join us as we welcome our new Director of Student Services, Davina Johnson, and hear the latest news from Mr. Amico, Mr. Penn and Ms. Johnson. Please park and enter in the back of the school.

If you're not receiving Class of 2019 emails, please sign-up for our GoogleGroup for parents by following this link.

We received an extension for Spirit Week class t-shirt orders. Please have your student bring the class form/dues to the Main Office by Fri, Sept 15 to ensure we order the correct number of shirts/sizes. The form can be found here.

Key dates and info are in the Sophomore Class Letter You can always find relevant information and dates on the class webpage

Upcoming dates for parents:

Sept 25, 7 pm sharp: Sophomore Parent/Teen Driver's Education Program in Auditorium

Oct 25, 9:30-11 am: First Sophomore Parent Forum at St. John's Episcopal Church

If you didn't receive a class email on Sept 5, please contact If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

Last chance to order Class of 2021 Homecoming t-shirts is tomorrow, Fri, Sept 15. Click here for the form, which may be dropped off in the front office.
Get your Saxon sunglasses, o
ur Class of 2021 fundraiser. Stop by the freshman table at Langley's home football game tomorrow night and purchase a pair for $5.

Our Class of 2021 D inner  will be held on  Thurs, Sept 28, 6:30-8pm in the Langley cafeteria, for parents and students. 

The first Class of 2021 Coffee will be held on Thurs, Oct 26, 9:30-11 am at Cooper MS, Room 130.
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notes from the ptsa president: so much info!
The start of the school year often comes with information overload! Now that you've had a few weeks to settle in, keep in mind these ways to  stay up-to-date on what's happening around Langley.
Principal's Coffee and PTSA General Membership Meeting: Mark your calendar for  Wed, Sept 27 at 9 am, Cooper MS. See below for more details.
PTSA website:  Visit and take some time to look around! From class news to college admissions guidelines to links to student organizations, it's a great resource for all LHS parents.
Class events: Check your class page on the PTSA website, as well as the sidebar of this newsletter, for upcoming dates, including class coffees and class dinners. Be sure you've signed up for your class mailing list. These are all important ways to get class-specific news and updates and connect with parents in your grade level.
eNews: And of course you have this newsletter! We do our best to include details about everything happening around the school.  We count on our community for submissions,  so if you'd like to share news of your student's clubs or sports, let us know. Anyone can submit an item by writing to
Langley HS website: Information from LHS administration can be found here. Find the latest news, announcements and details about academics, activities and much more.
If you take advantage of these resources, you should be able to find the answers to almost any question about life at Langley. Still can't find the answer?  Please let me know at .

~ Jennifer Feinstein, LHS PTSA President
the state of langley
We hope to see everyone at the Principal's Coffee and PTSA General Membership Meeting, Wed, Sept 27 at 9 am, Cooper MS . All are welcome. We'll quickly run through PTSA business, then spend the rest of the time hearing from Principal Amico and other administrators about the "State of Langley," including the latest update on the renovation. Additional PTSA meeting dates are  Nov 15, Jan 17, Mar 14 and May 23.
we really need a reflections volunteer!
Imagine being showered with amazing artwork, writing and other arts achievements! The chair of the Reflections committee is still an open position, so that person surrounded by student art could be you. LHS students year after year submit wonderful works and enjoy great success, sometimes all the way to the national level. But without parent support, we won't be able to offer the program this year.
TONIGHT at 6:30 pm is the training reception for all the Reflections chairs in Fairfax County. Won't you consider being our parent coordinator this year? Send an email to if you're interested, even if you're not able to go to the training tonight. No experience is necessary; the local PTSA will provide all the info you need.  Our Langley artists need you! More information about the program is available here.
honor society apps due very soon
Science Honor Society applications for new and returning members are due by Fri, Sept. 22. Click here for the application.  Juniors and seniors interested in applying for the National Honor Society can access the application packet by enrolling in the Langley NHS Google Classroom page using code 50wqv2g . The application and teacher recommendations are due by Fri, Sept 22 . For more info, click here . S end any questions to Ms. Conner, , or Ms. Stankiewicz, .
how about being a volunteer tour guide?
Are you looking for a flexible, occasional volunteer opportunity? Become a parent tour guide for new and visiting families considering Langley as a potential high school for their student. You'll be contacted by email as requests are submitted to the school and you may choose the tours that work with your schedule. If you have any questions about this easy, unique volunteer opportunity, please contact  Mary Welch at .
share with our staff
Do you have tickets to a theater or sporting event you can't use? Gifts or certificates you've received but could pass on?  Consider donating these items to a staff member! The PTSA wants to let our hard-working LHS staff members know we appreciate them by hosting periodic drawings for prizes  for those who have joined the PTSA. Donations can be offered at the last minute. If you can't use those tickets to the theater, baseball game or concert, contact Jennifer Feinstein, .
orchestra car wash + ornaments
Want a shiny car this weekend? The Langley Orchestra can help you out this Sat, Sept 16! Orchestra students -- known to have great hands -- will wash cars from 9:30 am-4 pm at the McLean BP station at the intersection of  Old Dominion and Chain Bridge Road. Donations will be collected to support our award-winning LHS Orchestra.

Looking for a perfect gift for Christmas? Order your White House ornaments now. Your ornament purchase ($23 each) will be a great help to LHS Orchestra and a wonderful gift for someone special. But don't wait too long -- we do sell out! Use this form to place your order. Contact Mary Welch,, with questions. 
everyday shopping makes a difference
Support Langley High School PTSA through your everyday activities. Grocery shopping, online shopping, booking travel, and even donating electronics and vehicles can raise money that supports Langley HS students and staff. Join the
causenetwork and start making a difference today.

and don't forget grocery cards!
The Giant and Harris Teeter grocery card programs are now open! Link your cards through the PTSA website or causenetwork.

moving day help needed
The renovation at Langley keeps progressing! New computer labs will be made available in September. We could use some helping hands  to ensure the transition happens quickly, and the students can start using the new spaces immediately. The move will occur on Fri, Sept 22, 7 am (note that this is a Planning Day and the students will not be at school). Please click on this  link  if you have some time to share.
Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Virginia Volleyball Showcase in Richmond over Labor Day weekend. 

cross country: The team had an Invitational this weekend at Burke Lake Park, a 3 mile race. The top 15 runners in each race received a medal. Each race had more than 200 runners, with more than 20 teams participating. The weather was perfect for racing. Here's how our top finishers placed:  Freshmen boys, Jack Ellinger 15th; f reshmen girls, Lilly Fowler 7th;  JV boys, Connor Graves 9th;  JV girls, Maya Snyder 2nd, Sarah DiMeglio 6th, Claire Johnson 12th, Sarah Buckingham 13th; v arsity girls, Anna Spear 11th.
Our top time for the day was by Max Poster who clocked a 16:58 (5:40/mile pace). Around 5-10 seconds behind were Forrest Johnston, Iggy Miagkov and Mason Greenblatt. They placed in the 70th and 80th range for 300 runners. This illustrates how difficult and competitive the varsity boys race can get!
Our varsity girls team finished eighth out of 31 teams. Runners were Anna Spear, Victoria Stark, Leila Zavar, Sophie Brzezinski, Amelia Patton, Michelle Ascrizzi, Zoe DeTrani, Anna Krause-Steinrauf.  Our freshmen boys finished eighth out of 28 teams. Runners were Jack Ellinger, Luke Flaxman, Samuel Isaac, Joseph Massaro, Tommy Zavrel, Jackson Frankel, Denis O'Hara, William Kiser, Temur Zavar, Gabe Krieger, Parsa Habib, Max Barksdale.
girls' basketball: Fall workouts will be available to any students interested in playing basketball this winter. The full workout calendar can be found here. Please contact Coach Baker if you have any questions.

winter track and field: Pre-season workouts for indoor track & field will take place  every Mon and Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm beginning Mon, Sept 18 through Wed, Nov 1. All interested students are welcome, whether or not they plan to participate in track and field. Contact Coach Diller for more information: .
cheer on your fall athlete:  Order your fall sport yard sign now by clicking here. Deadline for the yard sign order is tomorrow, Fri, Sept 15.
rise against hunger
Join the mission to end hunger by 2030. Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as  Stop Hunger Now) will host a meal packaging event on  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.
advertise your business to the lhs community
There's still time to advertise in this year's Student Directory. Ad space is available throughout the printed directory and in the mobile directory app. To place your ad or for more information, please contact  Lori Mankin at A to Z Directories at . Click here for pricing. For other directory questions, contact .
Sept 18
Junior parent coffee, 9:30 am
Sept 22
Student holiday (strategic planning)
Sept 25
Driver's Ed program, doors close at 7 pm sharp
Sept 27
Principal's coffee & PTSA membership meeting, Cooper MS Room 130, 9 am
Sept 28
Freshman class dinner
Sept 29
Club Day

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