langley eNews
September 12, 2019
from the ptsa president
While I hate to see the summer go, I do enjoy the routine that fall brings — kids are back to school, everyone is settling in and your calendar is likely full of meetings and extracurricular activities for your child. I hope you’ll make time to attend our PTSA meetings and your student’s class parent forums and dinners . PTSA meetings provide an opportunity to meet and connect with other parents and hear first-hand what is happening in and around Langley, and class forums and dinners provide all the information you need to know, specific to your child's grade.

Our first of five PTSA meetings was yesterday and there are only four more over the rest of the year — on Nov 13, Jan 15, March 11 and May 6. Class forum and dinner dates are listed on the PTSA website under each class tab.

Another important meeting you may want to follow or attend is the FCPS School Board meeting tonight, Thur, Sept 12 at Jackson MS, 3020 Gallows Rd at 7:30 pm. Dranesville Representative, Jane Strauss, is expected to propose to amend the current Capital Improvement Program, recommending school system staff to begin studying a boundary adjustment between McLean HS and Langley HS. After its introduction, the amendment would need full school board approval on Sept 26 to be implemented. Click here for more information and to see the meeting agenda.

~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
join the langley ptsa!
PTSA memberships and donations directly benefit your student! We provide special programs, materials, cutting-edge equipment and technology that aren't possible without your support. Your annual $25 membership includes a printed directory — join now and we’ll reserve your copy! Additional donations are gratefully accepted.

Click here to join online. Or if you wish to pay by check, mail this form and your check (written to Langley PTSA) to LHS, Attn PTSA Membership, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101.

Questions? Contact .

Thank you for your support!
usa out!
Saxons, show your patriotism and school pride tomorrow, Fri, Sept 13 during the day and at the football game against Robinson SS!

Everyone, wear red, white and blue and come out to the Langley football field at 7 pm to cheer on our Saxons!
donate for tag day
Langley’s Marching Band and Color Guard were out in full force last Saturday for T ag Day, the program’s largest fundraiser of the year.

The band program has grown to over 200 Saxons! Band students raise funds so that the program can purchase uniforms and equipment for the band and color guard, as well as pay for additional instructors and transportation to competitions.

It’s not to late to help! All donations are tax-deductible — click here to support us, and come out to the home football games and watch the half-time shows! 
dance team at the diner
Take a night off from cooking, support the Langley Dance Team and come out next Tue, Sept 17, 6 pm-9 pm to the Silver Diner in Tysons (8101 Fletcher Street).

Bring your friends and family, support our dance team and enjoy a great dinner at the Diner!
practice, practice, practice
Improve your scores! The Langley Academic Boosters with Educational Connections, Inc. is hosting a practice ACT and practice SAT at Langley in a real-test environment, with score reports available afterwards. 

Click here to register for the mock ACT on Sat, Sept 21 and here for the mock SAT on Sat, Sept 28. Questions? Email
calling all artists
Are you into the creative arts? Check out the national PTSA arts competition! The theme this year is "Look Within." Categories include photography, film production, visual art, music composition, literature, dance choreograph y and special arts .

The contest is a great way to use your creative talents and earn recognition. Start thinking about it now, as projects are due Nov 1.

Contestants must be PTSA members . Membership is just $5 and you can join here . Rules and info are posted here . Questions? Email Sara Koenig at .
field hockey's service
Langley’s field hockey team has engaged in community service projects for over a decade to raise money for Second Story, an organization that supports abused and homeless children in our area by providing a range of vital services. 

A big shout-out to Erin Cole, who headed up the project this year! The team raised over $1,600 this season for Second Story. Great job, Saxons!  
sports notes
powderpuff: Powderpuff football is back at Langley! Game day is Fri, Oct 4. Juniors and seniors not in a fall sport are eligible. Practices start next Mon, Sept 16 during Saxon Time in Room 2425. Click here for more info and to register. Can’t play? Come cheer on your classmates at the game!
softball :   Green Days begin next Mon, Sept 16 at 3:30 pm-5 pm . Eligibility requirements are posted here
swim and dive : The interest meeting is next Tues, Sept 17 in the Cafeteria . Come to either session: 3:30 pm-4 pm or 5:30 pm-6 pm .
saxons, did you know …
vaping is the suspected cause of serious lung injury and deaths occurring recently, with more cases reported just last week.

Read this Q&A from The University of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Poison Center, which provides accessible info for parents and teens about the dangers of vaping.
news by class
It’s official! The LHS Class of 2020 will graduate on Mon, June 1,10 am at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. See our class page for info about College Night handouts, graduation and related dates, Langley Leap, senior yearbook ads and more!

Save the date for our first Senior Parent Forum next month on Thur, Oct 10, 9:30 am-11 am in the Lecture Hall. Remote access will be available. Come and learn what all of this means for seniors and their families!
Join us for our first Junior Class Parent Forum on Thur, Sept 19, 9:30 am in the Lecture Hall. The topic is College and Post Secondary Planning, featuring our LHS college counselor Hannah Wolff. We’ll also have updates on class activities including Spirit Week, class dues, prom planning and more.

We look forward to a great kick-off to the Junior Class Parent Forums this year! Can’t make it to Langley? Please, join us virtually! Click on our class page to learn how.
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.)
new strategies for teens
Cooper MS welcomes the Langley community to an evening with Andrew McPeak, co-author of Marching Off the Map, on Mon, Oct 7, 7:30 pm at Cooper MS, Room 130.
McPeak and his co-author, education specialist Tim Elmore, are thought leaders on pioneering a way for parents and teachers to help the hyper-connected Generation Z to avoid the crushing anxiety and artificial maturity that seem to be side effects of being as hyper-connected as this generation is.

McPeak’s presentation is interactive and packed with useful advice. Click here for the flyer.
verify your student directory info
The PTSA works with AtoZ Connect to create Langley’s database for our online and print student directory. All registered students are automatically included in the directory.

You should have received an email with a link to access your account for the new school year. To verify your info, make changes or opt out, you must log in using the link sent to you. All student data will must be verified online — student info not verified will be printed as is. Questions? Contact

There’s still time to advertise in the directory! Ad space is available throughout the print version and in the directory’s mobile app. Click here for pricing. To place an add or for info, contact Michele Delgadillo at .  
upcoming events
Sept 16: Driver's Ed Meeting, 6:30 pm. Doors close promptly!
Sept 17: Swim and Dive Interest Meeting, 3:30 pm or 5:30 pm
Sept 17: Dance Team Fundraiser, 6-9 pm
Sept 19: Junior Class Parent Forum, 9:30 am
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 23-27: 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
Langley PTSA eNews Editors
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