langley eNews
August 22, 2019
from the ptsa president
Welcome Saxon families! On behalf of Langley High School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. The PTSA works closely with Langley administrators, teachers and staff to support the curriculum and provide programs that directly benefit our children. We could not do this without our Langley parents, who play a vital role in maintaining a tradition of excellence at our school.

I encourage each of you to find a meaningful way to connect and engage with the Langley community. To do this, I invite you to:

Attend PTSA Meetings. Be a parent in the know! Plan to attend the PTSA meetings and hear the latest from Principal Kim Greer. These meetings are a great opportunity to stay informed, discuss important issues, meet Langley staff and have your questions answered. The meetings will be held in Langley’s Lecture Hall on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am on Sept 11, Nov 13, Jan 15, Mar 11 and May 6.

Stay Informed. Our weekly PTSA newsletter, the Langley eNews, is disseminated on Thursday afternoons and is a great source of information about upcoming LHS events. If you are receiving this email from us, you are signed up! Check the PTSA website frequently for the latest updates, and for an abundance of helpful links and materials. Follow us on Twitter at @LangleyHS_PTSA.

Volunteer. We rely on the time and expertise of our parents! Your participation in the PTSA will enhance your child's experience, give you a voice and help you stay connected. Make a pledge to volunteer at least once this year! There are many ways to get involved, including providing baked goods for hospitality events, serving as a table leader at Senior Ethics Day or chaperoning school dances. For more volunteer opportunities, click here.

Invest in our Children. Your PTSA membership and donation dollars provide many items that the FCPS budget cannot furnish , from basic supplies such as skeleton models to software programs, performing arts equipment and common area furniture for our beautiful new space. Your donations also fund programs , such as substance abuse prevention programs, continuing education programs for teachers, staff appreciation events and much more. In addition, the PTSA is enhancing our school's physical environment with the purchase of a new school marquee and courtyard landscaping . Your generous donations will assist us in the effort to improve our LHS facilities for our children and for future generations. Click here to donate and/or become a member of the PTSA. Please don't forget that membership should be renewed annually, and that PTSA dues are separate from class dues.

Provide Feedback. How can the PTSA better support you and your child? Are there changes you would like to see at Langley? Is there a program you'd like to see implemented? I welcome your questions, comments and suggestions . Send them to me at .

I look forward to working with you to make this a great school year!
~ Laura Skeen, PTSA President
fall play auditions
Take note — auditions for the Saxon Stage fall production, Romeo & Juliet , are next week!

Auditions are Tue, Aug 27, 3:15 pm and Wed, Aug 28, 3:15 pm and c all-backs are Wed, Sept 4, 3:15 pm.

A short monologue is required for first-round auditions. All the details are posted on the Romeo & Juliet Google classroom site (access code is wm9uvxp).

Want to join the tech crew? The tech crew interest meeting will be announced in eNews when the date is set. And mark your calendar! The play will run from Thur, Dec 5 through Sun, Dec 8.
new family coffee
Is your family new to Langley? All parents of newly incoming students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are invited to the New Family Welcome Coffee, next Thur, Aug 29, 9 am-10:30 am in the Langley Lecture Hall.

Come meet Principal Kim Greer and Student Services Director Braden Peterson, ask questions and learn more about Langley. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

If you can attend, please RSVP to or
back-to-school packets
Back-to-School packets were handed out to students during the recent FCPSOn laptop distribution periods, but all the information also is available online here.

Take a moment to browse the materials. You’ll find important messages from class parents, several clubs and organizations, booster clubs and the PTSA.  
forms are due
Don’t forget! Three FCPS forms are due on the first day of school. Students return them to their third period teachers:

  • Emergency care form
  • Health information form
  • Student rights & responsibilities signature page

These three forms (and others) are available on the FCPS Langley website.
thank you, volunteers!
While we all relish our last few days of summer, Langley’s organizations, clubs, boosters, class parents and the PTSA were also preparing for the new academic year.

Thank you to all the groups and volunteers for their help in preparing back-to-school packets. A special shout-out to chairs Chris Hundley and Eve Shapiro, who organized the logistics for the undertaking, and to Mr. O’Rourke, Class of 2021 Sponsor, who pitched in to help us stuff the packets. 
Many thanks also to Susanne Partridge, Kim Jepsen and the rest of the PTSA Hospitality Committee for welcoming our fantastic Langley teachers and staff with a delicious breakfast last week, on their first day back to school.
we welcome your news!
The Langley eNews is your source for news, upcoming events and activities at LHS. Please forward this back-to-school edition to those who you think may be interested in signing up to receive the eNews .

We welcome your news submissions! Send articles or announcements (up to about 150 words) along with any photos or links by noon on Tuesdays to for publication on Thursdays.

PTSA volunteers edit submissions for style and length. All news should pertain to LHS, FCPS or PTSA. No business advertisements. Detailed guidelines are  here .
upcoming events
Aug 26: First Day of School
Aug 27-28: Fall play auditions, 3:15 pm
Aug 29: PTSA New Families Coffee, 9 am
Aug 29: Picture Day, Grades 9, 10, 11
Aug 30: Holiday - No School
Sept 2: Labor Day - No School
Sept 3: Picture Day, Grades 9, 10, 11
Sept 4: Back-to-School Night, All Grades, 7 pm
Sept 7: Tag Day - Band Annual Fundraiser
Sept 7: Crew "Learn to Row" Open House, 10 am
Sept 11: Principal's Coffee/PTSA General Membership Meeting, 9:30 am
Sept 11: Senior Dinner & College Night, 6 pm
Langley PTSA eNews Editors
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