Welcome Saxon Families!
On behalf of Langley High School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. The PTSA works closely with the school administration 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.
While we find ourselves in a virtual school environment this year, I encourage each of you to find a meaningful way to connect and engage with the Langley community. There is so much that we CAN do this year to keep Langley a vibrant and inviting community for all! To achieve 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. We are planning for our meetings in a virtual environment this year, they will be held on the BlackBoard Collaborate platform. The meeting schedule: Wednesdays at 9:30 am on September 23, November 18, January 13, March 10 and May 5. Look for information and links for upcoming meetings on the PTSA home page, on the calendar and in our weekly Langley eNews.
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. Click here to subscribe so it will arrive in your inbox every Thursday. Check the PTSA website frequently for the latest updates, and for an abundance of helpful links and materials. Follow us on Twitter @LangleyHS_PTSA.
Volunteer. We rely on the time and expertise of our parents! Your participation in the PTSA will enhance your child’s school experience, amplify your voice and help you stay connected. Make a pledge to volunteer at least once this year! Even in our current virtual environment there are ways to get involved, including helping with student and parent programming initiatives and supporting teachers. You can register your interest in volunteering by clicking here, and we will contact you to match your interest with our ongoing programs.
Invest in our children. Your PTSA membership and donation dollars provide many items that the FCPS budget cannot furnish, from basic supplies such as anatomical skeleton models to software programs, performing arts equipment and common area furniture. Your donations also fund programs, such as substance abuse prevention programs, continuing education programs for teachers, staff appreciation events and much more. This past year, PTSA has enhanced our school's physical environment with the purchase of a new school marquee and courtyard landscaping. We are currently working on ways to help support programming and learning in the current virtual environment. Your generous donations will assist us in these efforts to benefit our children, as well as future Langley students. Click here to donate and / or become a member of the PTSA. Please note 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 PTSALangley@gmail.com.
I am looking forward to working with you to make this a great school year!
Langley PTSA President 2020-2021
A Message from our President
YOUR LANGLEY PTSA AT WORK
In the last three years, your PTSA donations funded the following:
*Vocabulary Enrichment Software
*Wireless presenter & laser pointers
*Atlases for Geography
*Dry Erase lap boards
*Weekly News Quiz & RISK board games
*Aquarium and Accessories
*Biology Class Sets
*Breakout EDU kits for APES, Oceanography, and Geosystems
*Earth Science world physical map & mounting system
*Beakers, Flasks, Cylinders, Funnels & Test Tubes
*Blu-Ray Disc Player
*Robotics Team Components, District Championship Support
*Transportation for Russian Olympiad
*Laser pointers for AP language
*Bus transportation to language competition
*Cameras, lens, & hoods
*Background paper roll for Photography
*Drawing Tablets for Computer Graphics
*Equipment for the new Broadcast Journalism studio
*Choral platforms & guardrails
*Keyboard, amp & cart
*Wireless microphone system
*Additional Band uniforms
*Music for Chorus, Band & Orchestra concerts
*Professional musicians to accompany Chorus,
Band & Orchestra concerts
*VMEA support for Band
*Licensing rights to spring musical, Evita
*Bus transportation for enrichment activities
*Tickets for symphony, ballet & theater performances
*Dell computers for Journalism
*Tablet & Chromebook charging cart for World Languages
*Laptop computers for ESOL
*Poster Studio Express
*Lathe with milling attachement
Programming /Support for Students
*All Night Grad Party sponsor
*Ethics Day sponsor
*Distracted Driving program
*APEX Learning Tutorial
*Service Learning program
*Haze program for seniors
*Alcohol Awareness program
*Professional Development funding
*Faculty appreciation provided by PTSA Hospitality
*Auditorium chairs and dolly
*Common Area furniture - Science Wing
*Instructional Area furniture - Humanities Wing
*Wood stools for all Common Locker areas
*Door window shades
Earmarked Items/.Wish List
*Science Courtyard Materials
*Common Area furniture
Landscaping at front and side entrances
New Monument sign
Help make Langley the best it can be!