Our school runs smoothly
as a result of the
hard-working, dedicated and professional staff
at Langley. As part of the PTSA's appreciation program, the
Student Services department, administrative staff, and librarians
recently were treated to breakfast, and the building maintenance staff enjoyed box lunches. Many thanks to
for chairing the
Appreciation Weeks committee
this year. This small gesture goes a long way to acknowledge the contribution of our LHS staff.
The smiles on the faces of our staff below say it all!
Tomorrow is the final
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
for the year. If you'd still like to
contribute to the gift cards for teachers,
it’s not too late! Just drop cash or a check off in the front office. Checks should be written to LHS PTSA.
Thanks for your support!
~ Patty Burgess,
last ptsa meeting, officers and more
Plan to attend the last PTSA meeting next Wed, May 8,
to hear from
trends in college admissions.
This meeting will be held in the main auditorium off Langley Hall and will
instead of our usual 9:30 start time. Ms Wolff is first on the agenda and will begin promptly at 9 am, so don’t be late if you want
the latest news from her on the college front.
The meeting will continue with
, the one-to-one FCPS computer initiative.
Final business will be
election of PTSA officers
for next year, from this proposed slate:
- President: Laura Skeen
- President-Elect: Kitty Gonzalez
- VPs Membership/Nominating & Fundraising: Jennisse Silvestri & Annette Bellino
- VP Prof Development Fund: Kathleen Tobin Schoff
- VP Appropriations: Jamie Loving
- Recording Secretary: Jill Holloman
- Corresponding Secretary: Katie Connolly
- Treasurer: Lisa Givens
- Faculty Representative: Tricia Poythress
- Parliamentarian: Mary Kunkemueller
Everyone who's seen
the smash hit musical presented by our
is raving about it, and
you can still see it! Remaining performances are
tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm
Sunday at 2 pm.
ickets are $12
; tickets at the door are $15, for cash or check only. Seating is reserved, so buy your tickets
to ensure the best seats.
The cast will have you
dancing and singing
in the aisles—
you won’t want to miss it!
Calling all parents passionate about their professions!
Langley Career Fair
Wed, June 5, 8:30-11:30 am
and will consist of three sessions with students, with each session 25-30 minutes long.
This event is coordinated by several juniors and sophomores, who tell us that fellow
students truly appreciate hearing from LHS parents,
with the personal connections and comfort level that brings. We're looking for professionals in these fields:
Arts, Government, Medicine, Science and Information Technology.
Participants can bring handouts, promotional materials and candy/giveaways. If you can attend, please fill out this brief Career Fair
. Feel free to
forward to friends or colleagues
who might want to participate, too!
on her award for excellence in Writing Achievement in the competition sponsored by the
National English Honor Society (NEHS)
. Maia earned a second place award,
a Sigma Tau Delta Scholarship of $2,300,
to be used towards her studies at
in the fall.
one of 17 FCPS students and of 1000 students nationwide, to be awarded 2019 corporate-sponsored scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Marisa received a
National Merit Northrop Grumman Scholarship and
plans to study obstetrics and gynecology.
The 2019 Langley Junior/Senior Prom
is less than three weeks away! Tickets are
and will be
distributed May 9-15
The event is
Sat, May 18
Mellon Auditorium (
1301 Constitution Avenue NW, in DC). It's a gorgeous historic venue, a perfect fit for evening's theme:
A Night in Black and White … Old Hollywood at the Mellon.
both moms and dads
to help the prom run smoothly.
No worries about your presence embarrassing your student, as parent volunteers primarily work in the wings by
taking tickets, manning the coat check and doing other back-of-house jobs
Bring your spouse or a friend! It will be a lively evening, with refreshments provided for volunteers. Click
to sign up.
Langley's Tech Ed department
is beginning work on the
, our courtyard renovation fundraiser. The plan is to have the tree up in Langley's lobby (across from the office) for all to enjoy before the end of the school year. Donating a
leaf (copper $50, silver $100, gold $200) or bird or acorn ($500), engraved with your family or student's name, is a great way to leave your mark on Langley. The Legacy Tree will be
permanent, prominent record of generous courtyard contributors
and a lasting legacy for Langley and your family. Leaves also make great tributes to teachers, friends and graduates!
boys' lacrosse youth night:
Fri, May 3,
kids wearing their
youth lacrosse jerseys
will get in
as well as receive a
FREE lacrosse T-shirt!
There will be door prizes and lots of food. The JV game starts at
and Varsity at
Come out to Langley for all the fun!
join the lhs athletic boosters:
Would you like to be more involved at LHS?
oin us on the LHS Athletic Boosters board!
We're looking for a
responsible and organized
to run concessions,
a critical board position for one of the Boosters’ biggest fundraisers.
All money goes back to LHS athletics.
It’s a rewarding way to give back to the school and get involved with an amazing group of parents. Interested? Contact
president-elect LHS Athletic Boosters, at
summer sports camps:
Registration is open
for Langley camps!
they do fill up quickly.
- Football Skills Camp: June 3 – June 5
- Field Hockey Camp: June 17 – June 21
- Volleyball Camp: June 17 – June 21
- Girls' Basketball Camp: June 24 – June 28
- Boys' Basketball Camp: July 8 – July 12, July 15 – July 19
for information and to register.
the FDA recently sent out an announcement
about ongoing scientific investigations of potential health and safety issues related to e-cigarette use. Of recent concern are
seizures reported following vaping,
particularly in youth and young adults.
is the full
Do you know a Langley student
who has displayed
exceptional ethical and compassionate character
? One who helps out in the community and deserves some recognition? Dranesville Supervisor
and School Board Rep
Teen Character Awards
, sponsored by the
McLean Citizens Association
, to awardees on
Sun, May 19
for the criteria and application. The
deadline is Fri, May 10
Seniors, don’t forget
that applications for
graduation service cords and diploma civic and STEM seals
Fri, May 17
(the last day before Langley Leap). Questions? See
in Student Services, email her at
or browse this
give this completed
to the Student Services Department. A print out of your x2Vol activity log may be submitted in lieu of the application. Make sure to include a reflection for each year on your documentation.
Forty hours of service activity are required for the service cords.
give this completed
to your counselor.
Fifty hours of civics-related activities or volunteering
are among the requirements for the civics seal.
give this completed
to your counselor.
Fifty hours of STEM-related wor
k are among the requirements for the STEM seal.
Senior parents, If you haven't already done so, please consider
volunteering at the All-Night Grad Party (ANGP)
in order to ensure that our graduates have a
fun, safe and alcohol-free evening
to celebrate their success! We're still in need of more than 40 parent volunteers in three of
the most happening areas: Casino, Games and Security.
No experience? No problem! Training is provided for Casino volunteers. Games and Security volunteers get a change of scenery throughout the evening as you periodically move among posts. For more information (and to purchase tickets for your seniors), click on our
to help make this a fun and memorable night for YOUR class of 2019.
Contact ANGP Volunteer Coordinators
Junior Parent Forum handouts
from last week are on our class
provided excellent practical tips to help parents “stay chill during the hot pursuit of college admissions”! Remember the
… light touch: buzz in, buzz out!
Do you know a Langley junior whose
dedication to volunteerism
is exemplary? Reflecting LHS's emphasis on service, the
PTSA Award for Outstanding Service
recognizes and awards a
to a junior who has demonstrated
excellence in service achievement and an ongoing commitment to making a difference in our community.
Juniors can be nominated by parents, teachers, administrators, supervisors, coaches, etc. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Click
to nominate a deserving student.
Deadline for submissions: May 24.
service opps this weekend
gfes superhero 5K:
We're looking for
middle and high school students
course monitors and cheer runners along the route, play games, and run contests with the K-6 grade runners.
The runners will be dressed in their favorite superhero costumes. They would love to see some “real life heroes” wearing their favorite sport or club T-shirts from activities you’re involved in.
Or come dressed as your favorite superhero.
Either way, show your spirit, have fun and receive service hours!
Sun, May 5, Great Falls ES, Check-in – 7:30 am, Warm-up – 8 am, 5k Race – 8:15 am, Kids’ Fun Run – 9 am.
hopecam 5k run/walk:
Hopecam is a national non-profit that
helps children with cancer overcome the social isolation
of cancer treatment by providing them with technology to stay connected with friends and classmates.
Hopecam is hosting its 19th annual 5k
Sun, May 5 in Reston
and needs volunteers to help at water stations, to cheer on runners and more. Email
volunteers are needed
to help run the spring carnival at
Franklin Sherman ES
Sun, May 5, 3-6 pm. From 6-7 pm,
volunteers can check out the fun themselves:
climb the rock wall and try out the Extreme Air bungee jumper, log jammer and spider climber
to sign up.
service at school in summer
Looking for 20-30 students to earn service hours
, Langley’s Technology Support Specialist, for the
month of July into early August
as Langley unloads and prepares
for school year 2019-20. Students will unpack, inventory, and prepare the computers for distribution in early August.
Hours are 8 am to 3 pm, Mon-Fri.
No computer technology experience required. Contact
New Virginia legislation
schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day.
As a result, FCPS’s 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar was amended, and
Fri, Aug 30 is now a holiday
for students. In addition, the School Board voted to move the March school planning day to
Tues, March 3, 2020,
to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary.
Other dates to note:
First day of school,
; Thanksgiving break,
Dec 23, 2019 to Jan 3, 2020;
April 6-10, 2020;
and the last day of school,
June 12, 2020.
to see the
2019-20 school year calendar.
May 3: Boys' lacrosse youth night
May 6: AP exams begin
May 8: PTSA General Membership Meeting, 9 am
May 18: Junior/Senior Prom, 8 pm, Mellon Auditorium
May 20-24: Langley Leap
May 22-23: Choral Show, 7 pm
April 27: Girls’ lacrosse car wash, 10 am, Great Falls Exxon
May 3: Senior Spring Picnic
May 31: Senior Family Breakfast
June 5: Langley Career Fair, 8:30 am
Langley PTSA Communications Committee
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple
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