langley eNews
September 19, 2019
from the ptsa president
Saxon Service is back at Langley! Langley is the only high school with a service-learning program embedded in our curriculum . LHS is committed to promoting service, believing it builds a sense of community and promotes self-esteem while making meaningful contributions to others. Saxon Service occurs eight times over the year Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25 and Apr 29

Fifteen activities will be available at our first Saxon Service next Wednesday , including making sandwiches and blankets for the homeless, sorting old crayons to make new crayons for pediatric patients, knitting and crocheting blankets for young mothers and more!  Encourage your student to participate and earn service hours toward their service learning cord.

Want to show your service commitment by volunteering for Saxon Service? Adult volunteers are needed from 8:30 am-10:30 am . Please contact Betsy Shomaker at  if interested.

~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
crayon initiative
The Crayon Initiative is the spotlight activity at Saxon Service next week. Based in California, the Crayon Initiative collects used crayons, melts them down, creates new ones and distributes them to pediatric hospitals. Last year, Langley collected 300 pounds of used crayons and sorted and packaged them for shipment. That translated to about 1,500 new 8-crayon packets for sick children! Click  here to watch a video about the Crayon Initiative.

Students need a pass for Saxon Service. Students, sign up with the QR code link using your FCPS Schools email address or go to Student Services in advance. See you next Wednesday!
Participating in Saxon Service next week? To ensure your service hours are counted , log into  x2Vol from your  Naviance page. Saxon Service is listed on the My Opportunities link —  click the date you participated and a verification request is automatically sent. Questions? Contact Betsy Shomaker at or 703-287-2723.
homecoming tickets
Get your tickets!  Let's Glow Crazy! Homecoming Dance tickets are on sale during lunch in the Cafeteria this week and next. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door . Tickets must be presented to enter the dance. 

Bringing a guest from another school?  Pick up a guest form at the ticket table. The dance is Sat, Sept 28, 8:30 pm-10:30 pm in the Main Gym .
spirit week
Get ready for Spirit Week all next week, starting Mon, Sept 23 ! The theme is Country , so dress the part! 

  • Mon - Country Club/Preppy Day
  • Tues - Tour the Country/Tacky Tourist Day
  • Wed - Country Western/Cowboy Day
  • Thurs - This Country/USA Day
  • Fri - Saxon Country Day!

Wear your class t-shirts and come out to the stadium for the football game Fri at 7 pm!
get your copy of the LHS directory
Have you joined the PTSA this year? Don’t wait — join by Oct 1 in order to reserve your print copy of the 2019-20 Student Directory . We can’t guarantee printed directories for members who join after that date. 

In addition to this important resource, your membership and donation supports innovative teaching development, cutting-edge technology, special programs and extra materials that enhance your child's education.
Click  here to join and donate online, or send a check written to Langley PTSA and this  form   to Langley HS, Attn PTSA Membership, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA  22101.

Thanks for your support! 
national honor society
Juniors and seniors , want to join the National Honor Society ? Applications are due Sat, Sept 28 . Log into your school Google accounts to access and submit the application. You’ll need the NHS Google Classroom code  lwwttdv.   

Questions? Contact Mrs. Conner at or Ms. Stankiewicz at .
act and sat practice tests
There’s still time to sign up for a practice ACT this Saturday ! The Langley Academic Boosters and Educational Connections, Inc. is hosting a mock ACT and SAT at Langley in a real-test environment, with score reports available afterwards. 

Click here to register for the practice ACT this Sat, Sept 21 and here for the practice SAT on Sat, Sept 28 . Questions? Email .
psat is coming up
Is your student ready for the PSAT? All sophomore and juniors will take the PSAT on Wed, Oct 16 . Click  here for important info about the PSAT process. 
sports notes
youth volleyball night: Save the date! All youth wearing a volleyball team jersey or t-shirt get free admission to the home game on Thurs, Oct 3, 7 pm . There will be t-shirt giveaways, door prizes (including a free registration to the Langley volleyball summer camp) and a serving contest. Click the  flyer for more info. Saxons, come out and cheer on our volleyball team!
dig pink: Last weekend, our Saxons volleyball team hosted a  DIG Pink tournament  with Robinson HS to raise money for the Side-Out Foundation . Click  here to help the team meet its goal!
calling all bakers
Parents and students, is baking a favorite past time?  Please share your talents for our PTSA teacher appreciation events! Our teachers love home baked goodies . The first teacher luncheon is Fri, Oct 4 . If you would like to help for the event (or later in the year), contact Karen Doody at
affiliated fundraising
CauseNetwork is a new kind of marketplace where up to 10 percent of purchases support Langley HS students and staff. There are over 1,000 participating stores, including many of the brands you know and love.  Click  here for instructions how to join. 

Parents, take a moment to link your Harris Teeter grocery card to effortlessly raise funds for Langley! 
saxons, did you know …
"This ain't your mother's marijuana,” warns the U.S. Surgeon General in an updated advisory on the dangers of higher potency marijuana . Recent increases in access to marijuana and in its potency, along with misperceptions of safety of marijuana endanger our nations youth. Click  here for the advisory. 
news by class
See our class webpage for College Night info and handouts , graduation-related dates, Langley Leap, senior yearbook ads and more!

Save the date for our first Senior Parent Forum on Thurs, Oct 10, 9:30-11 am in the Lecture Hall + Remote Access . Come or tune in to learn what all of this means.

Spirit Week is next week, culminating Friday with the pep rally, senior picture, and Senior Picnic . We ordered class t-shirts for all seniors! Pick up your shirts in the Cafeteria during lunches next week and make sure to wear your class t-shirt on  Fri, Sept 27 for our class picture.
Our Freshman Class Dinner is fast approaching and all parents and students are welcome! The dinner is next Tues, Sept 24, 6:30 pm-8 pm in the Cafeteria . This is a great chance to get to know other freshmen families and meet key LHS staff. Tickets are $20 per person. RSVP and get tickets by tomorrow, Fri, Sept 20 at .

Have you paid your class dues? Freshman class dues are $35 and go toward your class t‐shirts, Spirit Week activities, Freshman Parent Forums and student treat days. Please pay at
nutrition, health & performance
Parents and students are invited to a talk, Fueling for Prevention & Performance, by David Phillips, MD on Mon, Sept 23, 7:30 pm in the Langley Auditorium.

Dr. Phillips is a Harvard graduate, an All-American athlete and is board-certified in emergency medicine. It was during his time in the ER that Dr. Phillips realized that many diseases are preventable with lifestyle changes. Coupling his academic knowledge and athletic background, Dr. Phillips shifted his focus to preventive medicine, writing numerous articles and speaking on the role of nutrition in health and athletic performance.

Click here for info and to register. (No-cost registration is to ensure sufficient seating.)
mclean 5k
Come out and join the McLean 5K Fun Run! The run, which benefits the McLean Community Foundation , is Sat, Oct 5, 8 am and starts from the McLean Square Shopping Center (6631 Old Dominion Dr). Walkers, strollers and friendly pets are welcome too! Click  here to register and   here to view the flyer. 
upcoming events
Sept 21: Practice ACT
Sept 23: Fueling for Prevention & Performance, 7:30 pm
Sept 24: Freshman Class Dinner, 6:30 pm
Sept 25: Field Hockey Youth Night
Sept 23: School Board Candidate Forum, 7 pm, FFX County Gov't Center
Sept 25: School Board Candidate Forum, 7:30 pm, Forestville ES
Sept 23-27: Spirit Week
Sept 28: Homecoming
Sept 28: Practice SAT
Oct 3: Sophomore Parent Forum, 9:30 am
Oct 4: Powderpuff Football Game
Oct 7: LHS Financial Aid Night, 6:30 pm
Oct 10: Senior Parent Forum, 9:30 am
Oct 10: Softball Interest Meeting, 3 pm
Oct 16: PSAT, Sophmores and Juniors
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