langley eNews
October 11, 2018
message from the ptsa president

Need a conversation starter with your junior or senior tonight? Did you wonder about the Langley Read book, Walking to Listen? Author Andrew Forsthoefel spent the day at Langley today with your upperclassmen, speaking and hosting workshops about his 4,000 mile walk across America.
The English Department and Library coordinated the event and the PTSA was thrilled to enhance your child’s educational experience by sponsoring Forsthoefel’s visit to Langley. When your teen comes in the door tonight, ask about Walking to Listen and their day with Mr. Forsthoefel .

~ Patty Burgess, PTSA President
act practice test
Calling all sophomores and juniors! Mark your calendars for Sat, Nov 10, 9 am-1 pm. Langley is providing these students the opportunity to take a full-length, practice ACT in a simulated test environment at LHS, complete with a score report afterwards. The event is sponsored by Langley’s Academic Boosters and PTSA in conjunction with Educational Connections, Inc. Space is limited, so click here to register now!
spirit week
Spirit week is coming up! Everyone can get in the groove for Langley’s Homecoming football game against Herndon HS on Fri, Oct 26, 7 pm and the dance on Sat, Oct 27, 8 pm in the Langley Gym. The theme is Haunted Homecoming: Till Death Do Us Party, so dress the part!

Mon, Oct 22: Sleepy Hollow - Pajama Day
• Tue, Oct 23: Hiding from the Monsters - Camo Out
• Wed, Oct 24: Scare Cancer Away - Pink Out
• Thu, Oct 25: Red, White, and Boo - America Out
• Fri, Oct 26: Spooky Saxons - Class T-shirt Day

Parents, we need a few volunteers for the dance. Sign up here
marching band

Congrats to the Marching Saxons! The Langley Marching Band and Color Guard took home the trophy for General Effect in their division at the NOVA Regional Showcase of Bands, Sep 29 at Herndon HS. The 140-strong band and 19-member color guard is the largest in Langley’s history. The group is on the road next weekend, competing in the JMU Parade of Champions, where over 50 marching bands from across Virginia will compete. 
boys' golf
Congratulations to state champ Saxon Golfers! The boys’ team captured the Virginia title Tuesday for the third year in a row at the Virginia High School League golf championship, held at the Magnolia Green Golf Club in Mosely, VA.
choral fundraisers
Show your Saxon pride with Langley license plate frames! Proceeds go to the Langley Choral Guild . Final orders for frames will go in on Wed, Oct 31 . You can customize your frames, for example indicating your student's graduation year, sport or club. Click here for an ordering form and info. Questions? Connect with Sarah Kirk at or 703-403-3072.
The Langley Choral Guild also is raffling off two fantastic opportunities for learning assistance . You can choose either the SAT Success Course or 3 hours of private tutoring, generously donated by Georgetown Learning Centers . Raffle tickets for the SAT class are $25 each (an $849 value), and tickets for the 3 tutoring sessions are $5 each (a $270 value). Drawings will be held next Thu, Oct 18 at the Fall Chorus Concert but you don’t need to be there to win. More info can be found here . Questions? Contact Cindy Lund at . Good luck!
halloween candygrams
Halloween is coming up and students, teachers and staff love getting Halloween candygrams in school! The $3 chocolate and fruit candy treats will be delivered during first block on Tues, Oct 30 . To send your treat, print out and mail the candygram form here (also found on the PTSA website ). Thank you for supporting ANGP 2019 ! Questions? Email Beth Harkaway at .
honoring langley staff and faculty
To acknowledge the sustained and dedicated efforts of Langley’s staff and faculty , the PTSA Hospitality Committee hosted an Under the Tuscan Sun luncheon last Friday, featuring delicious Italian fare from Brio and homemade desserts from Langley bakers. 

Thank you to those who’ve joined the PTSA! The Langley faculty and staff champion our students, and PTSA dues make this event honoring them possible. Special thanks to Hospitality Chairs Clare Bradshaw and Susanne Partridge ; Langley’s bakers ; and committee members Karen Doody, Jennifer Feinstein, Kim Jepsen, Patty Keffer, Chrissie Lavin, Catherine Macleod, Heather Schone, Amelia Steiner and Paula Van Gorder .
winter sports tryouts: Hoops, gymnastics, swim/dive, indoor track and wrestling -- it all starts soon! Winter sports tryouts begin Mon, Nov 5 . For info on each sport’s tryout times and locations , go to this page and then check each sports’ page under News or Files . Click here for coaches’ contact info, as well as all necessary forms . All eligibility requirements must be met before the first day of tryouts

gymnastics tryouts: Nov 5, 6 and 9 from 6-8 pm, Marshall High School. Click here for additional gymnastics tryouts info.
Practices --
Tuesday : 6-9 pm @ McLean
Wednesday : 6-8 pm @ McLean
Friday : 7-9 pm @ Marshall
Saturday : 8:30-11:30 am @ Marshall (optional)
ads for grads
Attention Senior Parents! Congratulate your grad by purchasing a 1/4 or 1/2 page ad in their last Langley yearbook. Senior ads, often accompanied by a few favorite family photos and inspirational quotes, are a wonderful way to honor your student. To submit an ad, click here  and enter Langley’s order number (4159). Deadline is Nov 21 , but please help our Shire Yearbook staff by submitting them early.
thank you
Langley’s Student Services Department sends a big shout out to Julie Hohl, Peggy Flaxman and the Academic Boosters for providing refreshments for the Saxon Fall Academic Awards and for making Langley Hall so inviting for the event!
saxons, did you know...
...the juice used in vaping is toxic to immune cells and wrecks their effectiveness.
news by class
If you have not paid your Class of 2019 dues, do so as soon as possible through MySchoolBucks or contact Class Treasurer Ann Haley at Senior class dues are mandatory and must be paid to participate in graduation. Please don’t wait until the last minute — dues payments create the funds available for senior class activities throughout the year. Not sure if you paid? Check the list of unpaid senior dues posted outside the main office.
Please submit your photos from fall sports and activities for our senior slide show! Photos should be composed of juniors at LHS activities, so gather juniors together at an event for a great picture and send us your best shot! Email them to and note the name and date of the event on the subject line. For examples, check out our class page here.
Come out for our first Sophomore Parent Forum on Fri, Oct 12 at 9:30 am in the Langley Lecture Hall . Student Services Director Braden Peterson will explain Naviance , the college readiness tool that will help sophomores plan their LHS classes and consider colleges. Our Class Administrator, Jim Sykes , and class parents will highlight events in the year ahead. Please come to the back lot after 9 am for parking. 
Join us for the Freshman Class Parent Forum on Thu, Oct 25, 9:30-11 am, in the LHS Lecture Hall. Our program Who am I, Where am I Going? will include a presentation on Naviance, the program for volunteering and academic and career planning. Hannah Wolff, Career and College Counselor, and Betsy Shomaker, Department of Student Services, will walk us through this important tool for parents and students.
are you in?

Our PTSA membership is growing, and we want you with us! Membership is a click away. In a minute or less, you can support all the programs of the PTSA: technology, teacher appreciation, classroom teaching tools, fine arts and much more. Not sure if you've joined this year? We’ve made it easy! Click here to verify that you’re a member. If not, join today using this link. Thanks for your support!
service learning and community opportunities
5K for Mental Health
Turner Farm Park
925 Springvale Road, Great Falls
Sat, Oct 20, 9-11 am

The Becky Love Foundation , a family charity in Great Falls, is hosting a 1k and 5k run to promote awareness for mental health and support bereavement camps for kids who have lost a loved one. Click here to register. We hope our friends from the Langley community can join us!
Rise Against Hunger McLean
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1545 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean
Sat, Nov 3

Registration is open for the next meal packaging event. The goal is 300,000 meals. Come see how good it feels to help this cause-- we’ll need 1000+ volunteers over the course of 3 shifts:

Shift 1: 8am – 10:30am -- sets the tone for the day
Shift 2: 11am – 1:30pm -- most heavily enrolled; packages the greatest number of meals
Shift 3: 2pm – 4:30pm -- finishes the meal packaging and assists with clean-up

Please visit this webpage to register.
Questions about the FCPS service learning system, x2vol ? Need help setting up an account, finding opportunities, or logging hours? Click here  for step-by-step instructions. 
upcoming events
Oct 12: Sophomore Parent Forum, 9:30 am
Oct 18: Saxon Service Time, Choral Concert
Oct 25: Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30 am
Oct 26: Homecoming Football Game
Oct 27: Homecoming Dance
Oct 30: Orchestra Concert
Nov 2: End of 1st Quarter
Nov 3: It’s Academic Team, NBC Channel 4 at 10:30 am
Nov 5-6: No School for Students (Teacher Work Days)
Nov 7: National Honor Society Inductions
Nov 10: ACT Practice Test (Optional)
Nov 12: Meet the Coach Night
Nov 13: Band Concert 
Nov 14: Principal Coffee/PTSA General Membership Meeting, 9:30 am
Nov 15: Sophomore Class Dinner
Langley PTSA Communications Committee:
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple

S ubmit items by Tuesdays noon for publication on Thursdays to <>   
The PTSA eNews is published by volunteers who present only news that pertains to FCPS, LHS & PTSA. Any opinions expressed therein are those of the submitter & not necessarily those of FCPS, LHS or PTSA.