langley eNews
October 17, 2019
from the ptsa president
Langley is fortunate to have engaging teachers, a dedicated staff, a visionary administrative team and a beautifully renovated facility. Your PTSA membership aids this wonderful environment, providing valuable resources that support our students and teachers throughout the year. To name a few of the enrichments your PTSA membership has supported, this week we were thrilled to fund these items:

  • CTE computer monitors for technology and engineering ed classrooms
  • Human anatomy overlays and skeleton 
  • USB document camera for creating Blackboard instructional videos 
  • Broadcast video display, mic and mic boompole kit
  • Professional musicians to accompany our orchestra in three of its concerts

Thank you for joining the Langley PTSA and supporting these activities. Haven’t joined yet? Please click here to join the PTSA and support these and other enrichments. 

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year to see how your PTSA membership benefits the Langley student body.

~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
fur, fins & feathers
All are invited to the Langley Orchestra’s Fur, Fins and Feathers concert next Tues, Oct 22, 7pm in the Langley Auditorium. The animal-themed concert is free and family-friendly.

Come early and enjoy deserts before the concert, including Krispy Kreme donuts that will be for sale.
dine with the crew
Take a break for dinner and support Langley Crew! Plan on Panera (8365 Leesburg Pike) for dinner next Wed, Oct 23, 4 pm-8 pm. Dine in or carry out — just bring this flyer or show it on your phone.

In each of the last eight years, Langley Crew has had at least one Virginia state championship boat! Crew is 100 percent funded by dues and donations, and funds help repair and purchase our equipment. For more information, visit the Langley Crew website.
poinsettia time
The girls' lacrosse team is holding its second annual holiday poinsettia fundraiser. These beautiful poinsettias are available for purchase in four vibrant colors ( red, white, pink and marble) and two convenient sizes. Six-inch pots are $15 and eight-inch pots are $25.

Delivery is set for the first week of December — just in time to help decorate your home for the holidays. To order, connect with any girls’ lacrosse player or email Orders will be taken until Tues, Oct 29.
mock act & sat
Sophomores and juniors are invited to register for a mock ACT on Sat, Nov 16, 9 am and a mock SAT on Sat, Nov 23, at 9 am. The Langley Academic Boosters, in conjunction with Educational Connections, Inc., is hosting the opportunity to take these full-length practice tests in a simulated test environment at Langley, complete with a score report afterwards.

Space is limited, so sign up soon. Click here for the ACT and here for the SAT. Questions? Email
help our school nurse
Each year, sophomores and new students receive vision and hearing screenings and Langley’s health clinic needs help to facilitate the screenings. 

Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon time periods on Thurs, Nov 7 and Fri, Nov 8. Come meet other parents and Langley staff, enjoy some coffee and help out our health staff! Click here to sign up. Thank you for your help!
saxons, did you know …
The Princeton Review test prep company comments that “the link between success and stress has become so strong in some students’ minds that they view stress as proof that they’re good students. They humble-brag about how late they stayed up last night writing a paper or how many hundreds of flashcards they made. The key is to shift your focus from what you’re studying to how you’re studying.“ 

Click here for tips to improve your study strategies.
news by class
Parents are invited to our first Freshman Class Forum next Wed, Oct 23, 9:30 am-11 am in the Langley Lecture Hall. Student Services Director Braden Peterson will speak on the theme, ”who am I and where am I going?" He’ll offer tips and hints to aid the transition to high school, and how you as a parent can help your student thrive at Langley.

Parents, have you paid your student’s Class of 2023 dues? Class dues help fund our parent forums and freshman treat days throughout the year. Class dues are collected each year, and in future years are critical to fund your student’s prom and graduation events. Please pay your Class of 2023 dues via
governor's school
Attention Langley 10th and 11th graders, the Virginia Governor’s School is opening the application process for its four-week summer 2020 programs. These selective programs are aimed at those looking for a challenging and rewarding summer experience in visual/performing arts, humanities, agriculture, math/science/tech or life science/medicine.

The selection process is competitive, as most attendees are above the 90th percentile in their class rank and their scores on standardized tests. Mrs. Malone is holding informational meetings for interested sophomores and juniors next Tues, Oct 22 during Saxon Time in the Langley Lecture Hall and next Wed, Oct 23, 3:15 pm in the Langley Career Center. 

Visit the Governor’s School website for more info and contact Mrs. Malone at or 703-287-2732 with questions.
fcps college events
The FCPS College Fair and College Night is this weekend. FCPS offers high school students and parents chances to meet with colleges and universities to share info and answer questions about their institutions. Reps from nearly 400 colleges and universities are on hand at these events. The events also feature workshops to help with the college admissions process . Click  here to register.
FCPS College Fair   
Fair Oaks Mall 
Sun, Oct 20, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm 
FCPS College Night
Hayfield SS
Mon, Oct 21, 7 pm-9 pm
get involved!

Langley and our PTSA needs you! Whether you can help with a one-time opportunity or can offer a few hours a month, the PTSA has enjoyable and rewarding volunteer opportunities open and available.

membership/fundraising: Join Annette Bellino to help with membership and fundraising. The year is off to a great start!

staff appreciation: The Langley PTSA puts together events and tokens of appreciation for our incredible custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Anastasia Karloutsos would love your help with any of these events.

Please contact Laura Skeen at to learn more.
upcoming events
Oct 20: College Fair, 7:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall
Oct 21: College Night, 7 pm, Hayfield SS
Oct 22: Governor's School Interest Meeting, Saxon Time
Oct 22: Orchestra Concert, 7 pm
Oct 23: Freshman Class Forum, 9:30 am
Oct 23: Governor's School Interest Meeting, 3:15 pm
Oct 23: Crew Fundraiser, 4 pm-8 pm
Oct 30: Saxon Service
Nov 4: No School
Nov 5: No School
Nov 11: Winter Sports Tryouts Begin
Nov 12: Band Concert, 7 pm
Nov 13: PTSA General Membership Meeting, 9:30 am
Nov 16: Mock ACT, 9 am
Nov 23: Mock SAT, 9 am
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