ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
2021-2022 PTSA Officer Slate

We are excited to announce the slate of nominees for LHS 2021-22 PTSA Officers:

  • President-Elect:  Jamie Loving

  • Treasurer: Julianna DeLong  

  • 1st VP Membership:  Kristen Simko  

  • 2nd VP Fundraising:  Melissa Schwartz

  • 4th VP Appropriations:  Ally Weingast

  • Recording Secretary:  Jackie Grayer

  • Corresponding Secretary:  Annette Bellino

 

The slate was presented at the 3/10 PTSA General Membership Meeting and will be voted on at our next meeting on May 5th at 9:30 am.

 

Current Executive Committee Members whose terms automatically carryover to 2021-22 include:

  • President:  Clare Bradshaw (succeeds from role as PE)

  • 3rd VP Professional Development Fund:  Heather Murphy Capps

A Leaf for the Langley Legacy Tree Makes a Great Gift!

 

The Legacy Tree, located in Langley's lobby, across from the main office, is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends! Buy your leaf now and print out this flyer that you can present to the recipient. The actual leaf will be placed on the tree as soon as Covid restrictions allow. 

 

Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500).  Visit the Courtyard Legacy Tree page for more details.

 

Your leaf donation will help to fund the renovation of the third and final Langley courtyard to be renovated. Many thanks to the hundreds of Langley families who already have donated leaves to the Langley Legacy Tree to support the renovation of Langley's three courtyards. 

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Virtual Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention

With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, this three-part Parent Education series, hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin, explored parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your teen about addiction.


The series provided three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. 

 

  • Part 1 - Teenage Brain: Building Connections (click here to view the presentation)

  • Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain (click here to view the presentation)

  • Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture (click here to view the presentation)


Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

Langley Cares

The PTSA’s Langley Cares Fund provides assistance to students and their families during times of acute financial need. Support is provided through gift cards for groceries and basic care items. The gift cards are distributed by the LHS Social Worker and the names of all recipients remain anonymous to the PTSA. We are currently accepting donations to augment the Langley Cares Fund during this time of economic uncertainty. Thank you for helping your fellow Langley High School students and families. All donations are tax-deductible. Please click here to donate to Langley Cares.

Gift Cards for Langley Teachers & Staff

Parents, please consider donating gift cards to support the Langley teacher/staff raffle! Throughout the year, the PTSA holds raffles for teachers and staff who've joined the PTSA, and donations from Langley families are key to the raffles’ success. 

 

In the past, teachers/staff have greatly appreciated gift cards to stores such as Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts as well as local businesses. All gift cards are greatly appreciated, but a larger number of gift cards in small dollar amounts helps us hold more raffles. To donate gift cards, contact Kristen Simko at kristen.simko@gmail.com

Saxon Shoutouts

Students and parents, do you know a Langley teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond in our virtual learning environment?

 

Use this form to write a note saying thank you! Then, the PTSA will transfer your note onto a larger, eye-catching Super Saxon Shoutout template and will deliver it to the recipient within a week to 10 days after your submission. There's no deadline, and send as many as you like!

PTSA General Membership Mtg 3/10

Link to meeting recording

The PTSA held its General Membership Meeting on March 10th. The slate of PTSA officer nominees for 2021-22 was announced (see below) and our Dranesville School Board Representative, Elaine Tholen, updated all on the LHS/McLean HS boundary adjustment, the 2021-22 FCPS budget, school calendar options & more. To listen to the meeting recording, click here

PTSA EVENTS
(see the LHS School Calendar for complete list of LHS events)