langley eNews
October 4, 2018
message from the ptsa president
It’s finally October. The kids are in a routine, and all that back-to-school paperwork is done, right? But with all those forms and checks and MySchoolBucks links, can you remember if you’ve joined the PTSA? We’ve made it easy for you! Just click here to verify that you’re a member. 

If your name is not yet on the list, membership is a click away . In a minute or less, you can support all the programs of the PTSA:  technology, teacher appreciation, classroom teaching tools, fine arts support and much more. Join today , using this link . Thanks for your support!

~ Patty Burgess, PTSA President
langley read author visit
Langley is pleased to host Andrew Forsthoefel next Thur, Oct 11 , when he will speak with the junior and senior classes about his book, Walking to Listen: 4000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time . The highly acclaimed work, a reflection of the year the young author spent walking across America, has been described as remarkable , soulful and moving . The Saxon community chose Forstheofel’s book as this year’s Langley Read for upperclassmen. 

Forsthoefel will conduct a listening workshop (open to all students) in the Library and a book signing during lunch and after school. Video streaming of the event will be available. We want to thank the Langley PTSA for generously supporting the Langley read program and this upcoming author event.
psat next week
Is your student ready for the PSAT? All Saxons except seniors will take the PSAT next Wed, Oct 10 . Click here for a list of Q’s and A’s compiled to help our students navigate the PSAT process
it's academic
Our It’s Academic team squared off against Holton-Arms and Albert Einstein HS last weekend in a test of quick wit and knowledge in the 58th season of the quiz show. This year’s team consists of Selena Bao, Dan Ni and Matt Rubin . The TV program, recognized as the longest running game show in the world, is a showcase for area high schoolers’ academic skills and is filmed at the NBC studios in Washington, DC . Who won? Will Langley move on? Tune in to NBC channel 4 on Sat, Nov 3 at 10:30 am to find out!  
medical club meeting
The Medical Club interest meeting will be held on Fri, Oct 5 during Saxon Time in Room 2624 . Come hear the first speaker, our own Ale van Scoyoc Zepeda, who started a program last summer in Guatemala to help babies with facial birth defects. The club will meet during Saxon Time on the first Friday of the month and once a month after school on Thursdays . We’ll host engaging speakers and have entertaining projects and activities throughout the year. If you’re interested in the medical field, come and join! Can’t attend? Contact Ms. Jones at .
Congrats to Saxon Golfers! The boys’ team took home the district title from the Liberty District Golf Tournament , held Sept 26 at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.
Kudos to Coach Shifflett , who posted her 400th career win with LHS volleyball! The squad reached the milestone with a win against Yorktown HS on Sept 27. Under Coach Shifflett, who started the program in 1999, the Saxons have won two state crowns, five regional championships, and numerous district titles. 
ads for grads
Attention Senior Parents! Congratulate your grad by purchasing a 1/4 or 1/2 page ad in their last Langley yearbook. Senior ads, often accompanied by a few favorite family photos and inspirational quotes, are a wonderful way to honor your student. To submit an ad, click here  and enter Langley’s order number (4159). Deadline is Nov 21 , but please help our Shire Yearbook staff by submitting them early.
art contest
Do you love dance , art, photography, music, video or writing? If so, the Reflections Art Contest is a great venue for you! Click here for all the information. This year's theme is "Heroes Around Me." Go for it! Due date for entries is Fri, Nov 2 . Questions? Contact .
saxons, did you know ...
Sleep is important! Studies show that sleep improves memory, attention, health and even spurs creativity . Saxons should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Don’t forget to purchase your Langley Athletic Booster Membership!   
Fall is the best time to purchase your family membership!  Membership at the Green & Gold level and above includes passes to every regular season home game at Langley High School – Every Season, Every Sport! Click  here  to join.

Langley Athletic Boosters is a 501c3 organization that supports all athletic teams at Langley to provide the equipment, field maintenance, training, Varsity letters, pins and certificates as well as other fees/expenses that FCPS doesn’t cover. In fact, FCPS only pays for officials, coaches’ stipends and buses to some events. Langley Athletic Boosters fills the gap to support all of our student athletes. 

There are still lots of exciting home games for our fall sports teams. Come out and cheer on our Saxons! Go Saxons!  

sports calendar 
Fri, Oct 5 - Varsity Football hosts South Lakes at 7 pm
Sat, Oct 6 - JV Cheerleaders compete at Yorktown at 3:30 pm 
Tue, Oct 9 - F/JV/Varsity Volleyball hosts South Lakes, starting at 5 pm
Tues, Oct 9 -JV/Varsity Field Hockey hosts South Lakes, starting at 6:15 pm
Tues, Oct 9 - Girls’ Gymnastics interest meeting, Room 2527 at 3pm 
news by class
No school for seniors on Wed, Oct 10 (PSAT day)! Come anyway and get college essay feedback from our English teachers from 8:10-11:30 am . Enter through Door 12 and go to Rooms 2425 and 2427 .
Last chance for Senior Yearbook Portraits will be Oct 8-11  at LHS. To confirm or make an appointment with Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits, click  here . Once you have your proofs, select your favorite pose for your yearbook entry via the Prestige website.

Are you receiving senior class emails? If not,  join  the Class of 2019 Google Group to know all the news, events and activities for the senior class. The group lists all prior notifications in case you missed them, and you don’t need a Gmail address to join.
Junior parking pass applications are due tomorrow, Fri, Oct 5 , as the parking lottery for juniors will occur next week. Those selected will be notified by Fri, Oct 12 . Pick up an application from Langley’s main office front desk. 

Come to the Langley Auditorium on Tue, Oct 9 at 7 pm the hear Career Specialist Wolff’s presentation on financial aid and paying for college . Bring your questions!

The Junior Parent Forum is Wed, Oct 10, 9:30-11 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church . Speakers will be Principal Greer , Ast. Principal Robertson , Career Specialist Wolff and Counselor Ready . Click here for virtual access. 
Please join us for Charting the Course , our first Sophomore Parent Forum of the year, on Fri, Oct 12 at 9:30 am in the Langley Lecture Hall . Student Services Director Braden Peterson will explain how to navigate Naviance , an online college readiness tool that help students plan their classes throughout high school and consider colleges. Our Class Administrator, Jim Sykes , and class parents will highlight events in the year ahead. Parking will be available in the back lot after  9 am .
Save the date! Please come to the first Freshman Parent Forum will be held Thur, Oct 25, 9:30 - 11 am in the Langley Lecture Hall. Come meet other parents and hear info that will help make your freshman's year a great first year at Langley.
service learning and community opportunities

McLean Central Park (intersection of Rt. 123 and Old Dominion Drive)
Sun, Oct 6, 10 am - 5 pm

Volunteers are needed for various jobs from setting up to greeting visitors. Each shift lasts about 2 hours and begins as early as 6:30 am through 5 pm. Volunteers can sign up by clicking here .
McLean 5K Fun Run
McLean Square Shopping Center
6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean
Sat, Oct 6, 8-10 am 

The McLean 5K Fun Run benefits the McLean Community Foundation. It's forecasted to be a sunny day! Walkers, strollers and friendly pets are welcome too! Re gister by clicking here.
5K for Mental Health
Turner Farm Park
925 Springvale Road, Great Falls
Sat, Oct 20, 9-11 am

The Becky Love Foundation , a family charity in Great Falls, is hosting a 1k and 5k run to promote awareness for mental health and support bereavement camps for kids who have lost a loved one. Click here to register. We hope our friends from the Langley community can join us!
Rise Against Hunger McLean
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1545 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean
Sat, Nov 3

Registration is open for the next meal packaging event. The goal is 300,000 meals. Come see how good it feels to help this cause-- we’ll need 1000+ volunteers over the course of 3 shifts:

Shift 1: 8am – 10:30am -- sets the tone for the day
Shift 2: 11am – 1:30pm -- most heavily enrolled; packages the greatest number of meals
Shift 3: 2pm – 4:30pm -- finishes the meal packaging and assists with clean-up

Please visit this webpage to register.
Questions about the FCPS service learning system, x2vol ? Need help setting up an account, finding opportunities, or logging hours? Click here  for step-by-step instructions. 
upcoming events
Oct 8: Holiday, Teacher Work Day
Oct 8-11: Senior Portrait Makeups
Oct 9: Fall Academic Awards, Saxon Time, Langley Hall & Auditorium
Oct 10: PSAT & 2-hour Early Release (senior holiday)
Oct 10: Junior Parent Forum, St. John’s Episcopal Church
Oct 11: Langley Reads author Andrew Forsthoefel 
Oct 12: Sophomore Parent Forum, Lecture Hall
Oct 18: Saxon Service Time, Choral Concert
Oct 25: Freshman Parent Coffee
Oct 27: Homecoming Dance
Nov 3: It’s Academic Team, NBC Channel 4 at 10:30 am
Langley PTSA Communications Committee:
Stephanie Maxwell, Helen Miller, Jane Riddle, Anne Whipple

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