langley eNews 
9/28/ 2017  

Our first class coffee will be held at Cooper MS, Room 130, on Thurs, Nov 9.
If your student still has not had his/her Senior Portrait taken for the yearbook, photo make-ups will take place Oct 2 - 5  at school.  More info can be found here.
If you are not receiving our class emails, please contact Gale Sterling  at  and request to be added to the google group.

The deadline for Class Dues was last week. If you forgot to send them in to the main office, please do so soon. A limited number of extra class T-shirts were ordered and we'll allocate those based on when we receive your form, which can be found here. Thank you for supporting our class with your dues. For those who sent in dues, your student's t-shirt can be picked up during Spirit Week, Oct. 10-13. 
Notes from last week's Parent Coffee are posted  on the Class of 2019 Google Group for parents. If you didn't receive the email, please sign up to see them by following this link. Once you sign up you can view previous class emails. 

Our n ext class coffee is scheduled for Dec 6.

Our Freshman Class Dinner (for Parents & Students) is tonight, Sept 28, 6:30 - 8 pm in the Langley HS Cafeteria. 

A few volunteers are still needed to support the dinner, please sign up here or contact Peggy Flaxman
at  if you can help.
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message from ptsa president
Academics are the focus of the high school experience , but it's also important to enjoy a life away from school work. Studies show that  students who are involved in activities outside the school day --sports, arts or an academic/service club -- are happier and more successful. In the Langley community, there are many opportunities available for students to engage outside the classroom. 
Students will have a chance to learn about some of those options at Club Day, tomorrow, Fri, Sept 29. They should plan to visit Langley Hall during all lunches and learn about clubs, which are a great way to connect with peers and get involved. Click here  for a list all the clubs available at Langley. Don't see what you're interested in? Click here to find out how to start a new club. 
Students can also learn about local charitable organizations
tomorrow. Langley encourages all students to become involved with service to the community. It builds self esteem, teaches empathy and fosters a sense of belonging. Here is a list of opportunities during and after school.
If sports are what your student is looking for, we have winter and spring seasons  coming up. Click here to learn more about participation in Athletics at Langley. If your child is not interested in trying out for a team, it's a lot of fun to go and be a spectator.  I highly recommend attending games and cheering on your fellow Saxons!
Whatever it is,  I hope your children will find an activity that reduces stress and brings them joy!
~ Jennifer Feinstein, LHS PTSA President 
you make the difference
Your annual PTSA membership and donation makes all the difference at LHS.  Your support helps provide Langley's innovative teaching development, cutting-edge technology and special programs with extra materials to enhance your child's education. The PTSA suggests a $100 donation per family, but any amount is greatly appreciated. Your membership includes a printed directory, so join before they are distributed. Donate online here. It's so easy! Not sure if you've already joined/donated? You can find out by emailing our PTSA Membership chairs Jamie Loving at or Lisa Givens at .
a helping write hand
wire-bound-pad.jpg The Saxon Writing Center is up and running and ready to help your student!  If your son or daughter needs help with a writing assignment in any class -- whether it's an essay, short paragraph or research paper --  peer writing tutors are available  in room 2227 on odd days and room 2410 on even days.
student leadership opportunity
The School Board is seeking applications for the Student Leadership Development Program , open to any high school sophomore or junior in good academic standing. The program is for students interested in a future in law, government or public policy. Twelve students will be chosen to work closely with the School Board to learn how FCPS is governed and to participate on various advisory committees. The program information and application are available here
first donations very much enjoyed! 
The generosity of the Langley community is endless and goes a long way to remind our staff how much we value them! We thank the Langley families who have recently donated items for drawings for staff members who have joined the PTSA.
Have you noticed how Lea Holmes (World Languages), Anna Aslin Cohen (English), Ronnie Morrow-Drummond (Student Services), Scott McCormick (Performing Arts), Sonia Sekhon (Special Ed), and Christina Banker (Social Studies) all look a little more relaxed these days? 

That's because they are all winners of the massage gift certificates donated by The Givens Family.
Kenny Torres (Science)  was Rockin the Red last Friday night, thanks to 
The Glusica Family's
 donation of their tickets 
to the Capitals preseason game vs the St. Louis Blues. He said, "I wanted to thank...everybody in the PTSA for the amazing tickets to the Caps game! I'm having a blast at the game with my cousin!"
If you have any tickets to an event you can't use or other items to donate , please contact PTSA President  Jennifer Feinstein at .
Support the Langley Orchestra by purchasing a 2017 White House Christmas Ornament!  This ornament is a perfect holiday gift! Please click here for the form to place your order and have your ornament(s) delivered to your home.
Congratulations, Marching Saxons! In their first competition of the year, the Langley Marching Saxons won first place in their class at the Showcase of Bands competition at Herndon High School on Sept 23. They also swept the class individual caption awards of Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion, and Best Visual. The band looks to keep the momentum going at their next competition is this Sat, Sept 30, at North Stafford High School. 

If you can't make it to see them at a competition, check them out during halftime at the next home football game!
cross country:  This past weekend the cross country team took 31 athletes to Hershey, PA for an invitational meet. The race course was extremely difficult with several rolling hills, and ending with a very steep dirt hill. Our varsity girls team finished 19th out of 40 teams while our varsity boys team finished 22nd out of 38 teams. We had two breakout performances from sophomore Claire Johnson and freshman Jackson Frankel, who were the first to finish in their respective JV races. This weekend we race in the Plains for the Octoberfest meet!
field hockey:  Langley Field Hockey looks to keep their undefeated season going as they have their last two regular season games at home this week. On Sept 26, 12 seniors were recognized and celebrated for their contributions to the Langley field hockey program over their four years. 

girls' basketball:  Fall workouts will be available  to any students interested in playing basketball this winter.  The full workout calendar can be found here. Contact Coach Baker at, if you have any questions. 
indoor track and field: 
Pre-season workouts for Indoor Track & Field will take place every Mon and Wed 
from 3:30 - 5:30 pm beginning Mon, Sept 18 - Nov 1 (excluding Columbus Day). All interested students are welcome, whether or not they plan to participate in track and field. Students must have a physical form on file in the Activities Office to participate. Please bring an Emergency Care Card to the workout as well. Contact Coach Diller for more information:
student directory final reminder
Thank you to those families who have verified their information for the student directory. If you haven't done this yet, please sign in and verify your family and student information by the  end of the day today, Thurs, Sept 28 . This is your last opportunity to make changes or corrections before the directory is printed. If you do not want to be included in the directory, you must opt out after logging in to your account.
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. Thank you for updating your information today. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact
declutter & donate those old electronics
Are old cell phones, videogames, computers, cameras, calculators and other outdated electronics cluttering your home?  Now, they have a purpose again! Donate them and the proceeds will support Langley students and staff. Simply complete this online donation form, pack and ship, using a pre-paid shipping label that is emailed to you, and your tax deductible receipt and donation is sent after resale (within 30-60 days). It's just that easy! Click here to learn more about our program. Please help our cause today!
special ed pta general membership meeting
The first quarterly General Membership Meeting of the Fairfax County Special Ed PTA will be on Tues, Oct 10, 6:30 - 9 pm at the Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, 1st Floor Cafe. Guest speakers include the new Superintendent of FCPS, Dr. Scott Brabrand; the new Assistant Superintendent of FCPS's Department of Special Services, Teresa Johnson, and the Director of FCPS's Office of Special Education Instruction, Dr. Irene Meier. Seating is limited; please RSVP by clicking here.
service learning opportunities
McLean Community Center - Harvest Happenings: Sat,  Sept 30, 8 am-4 pm St. Luke Catholic School,  7005 Georgetown Pike.  Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, the event itself, and tear down. For more information and a volunteer application, please contact Juliana Thatcher at

MPAartfest:  Sun, Oct 1, 10 am-5 pm McLean Central Park (intersection of Rt. 123 and Old Dominion Drive). Additional volunteer opportunities are available Sept 29 and 30. Sign up by clicking here

AAUW Book Club:  Oct 6-8,  Spring Hill Rec Center. The McLean Area branch of the American Association of University Women is looking for high school volunteers to help at their 48th annual used book sale. Volunteers are needed on Fri from 3-7 pm, Sat from 10 am-6 pm and Sun from 12-4 pm. Please apply through our email address:

2nd Annual Saxon Spirit Slam: Sat, Oct 7, 4:15 pm The Langley Cheerleading Program will host the second annual Saxon Spirit Slam. Volunteers are needed to be  time keepers, score tabulators, warm-up room monitor . For more information, contact  Marc Brooks  at .

McLean 5K, Run with the Warriors:  Oct 7, 8 am.  McLean Square at CENTURY 21 New Millennium,  6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 . Register to run by clicking  here .

Virginia Tech Maker Festival:  Sat, Oct 28, 10 am - 4 pmVa Tech No Va Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA. Volunteers are needed to assist with this 4-H activities and engineering events, including scientific experiments and interactive demonstrations. Volunteer application can be found here.

Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now):  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.
Sept 28
Freshman class dinner
Sept 29
Club Day
Oct 9 Student holiday
Oct 11 PSAT
Oct 13 Homecoming Game
Oct 14 Homecoming Dance
Oct 18 Choral Concert
Oct 24 Orchestra Concert

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