The link for the Panorama Family Survey can be reached below. If you attempt to take the survey prior to the opening date, you will receive the message saying “Sorry, there are no surveys you can take right now.” The survey will go live starting January 13. Please complete the survey. Your input will be greatly appreciated.
We are excited to host the DC Cluster Spelling Bees February 5- 7, 2020 This year, students from over 80 public, private, charter, and home-school organizations around the District of Columbia will come to Langley ready to compete for a spot to participate in the District Spelling Bee. Each participating school or organization will send three school winners (3rd- 8th grade only) to the cluster bees. The top seven students from each cluster bee will advance to the district bee.
1/24: School-Wide Spelling Bee
3rd- 5th: 10:00 am
K-2: 2:00 pm
2/5, 2/6, 2/7: District Wide Cluster Spelling Bees at Langley Elementary School
Did you know we will be getting a food forest at Langley? Thank you to Landscaper, Lincoln Smith, and to our garden committee chair, Dawn Madura, for making this a reality! Read about food forests here in the Washington Post (Langley is mentioned).
Thank you to the parent volunteers who have offered to serve the Langley community as PTSA officers for the 2019-2020 school year. These leadership positions are crucial as the PTSA strives to make more gains in fundraising and community-building this year, so we can ensure our teachers, staff, administrators and children have the support they need to be successful. Click "Read more" below to get to know the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary a little better. And when you see these women at school, be sure to thank them for stepping up!
We are excited to continue FoodPrints this year with a new FoodPrints teacher, Ms. Courtney Lucente, and assistant teacher, Ms. Allie Davis. Ms. Courtney has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Johns Hopkins University and over a decade of teaching experience. FoodPrints combines her passion for education and love of food and cooking. Ms. Allie has a degree in Public Health from Dickinson College and comes from a family of teachers. She is excited to apply her knowledge of nutrition in the FoodPrints classroom. They both look forward to gardening, cooking, eating, and learning with Langley students this year!
All Langley students will participate in FoodPrints this year! We are planning monthly sessions for each class throughout the school year. FoodPrints integrates gardening, cooking, eating, and academic learning with the goal of growing healthy students and families. We help students learn about the natural world and how to enjoy eating healthy, whole foods.
We welcome parent volunteers! Parents (or other family members) help our classes run smoothly. Students are so happy to have their parents come in to help, and there is always something tasty to eat. Look for FoodPrints dates from your classroom teacher or reach out to Ms. Courtney for dates.
FoodPrints recipes will be served in the Langley lunchroom on Wednesdays. As part of the
Class to Café program in partnership with DCPS and with the support of Wellness in the Schools Chef Meagan, the Langley cafeteria team will be scratch-cooking and serving some of the same recipes that we are preparing in FoodPrints.
We hope your students will try these new recipes!
Burrito Bowl: Sofrito Rice and Chicken
Warm Bean & Corn Salad
9/25, 10/16, 11/6, 12/4, 12/18
Pasta with Colorful Marinara Sauce
Simple Green Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
10/2, 10/23, 11/13
Red, White, and Green Hot Sandwich (Toasted Cheese Sandwich with Tomato and Spinach)
10/9, 10/30, 12/11
footprints lead teacher
Langley Elementary is proud to welcome the newest members of our school family.
Read all about them below!
Get to know the amazing teachers and staff that have been a part of our community and are joining us for another great year.
We hope you all had an incredible summer and are excited for our upcoming school year! Our PTSA made great strides last year and was able to raise over 10 times more funds than years past.
Because of our increase in fundraising we were able to replenish classroom libraries, paint the hallways bright colors, rebuild our garden, pay for the 5th-grade graduating class to go to Dave & Buster’s, host luncheons thanking our staff for all their hard work and much more!
We created new traditions, including the Fall Festival, Make Some Noise fundraiser, Scholastic Book Fair, End of Year Block Party, Free Little Library and a new Flex Academies/PTSA summer camp.
In the upcoming year we hope to build on our growth and support of our school. We are dedicating $5,000 to help pay for more free after school clubs/classes and $6,000 so that every grade K-5th has $1,000 to use towards field trips.
Our goal for the fall is to have a room parent for every class who can assist the teacher & the PTSA in supporting our classroom families.
We are also looking for parents to serve as PTSA Board Members, committee members and/or chairs and members of the Fundraising Cmte, Family Engagement Cmte, Grants Cmte and Garden & Wellness Cmte. Something as simple as being the chair of a specific event or helping with a specific task here or there would be a huge help, so let us know of your interests and special skills!
Want to help donate items for our classrooms? We created an Amazon Smile Charity Wish List:
Items will be sent directly to the school and recorded in our PTSA donations.
Lastly, our garden is in full swing and there is produce thriving. We are looking for volunteers to help us with weeding, planting and harvesting so that the garden stays productive and tidy.
Interested in helping with any of the above? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not a member but want to be part of the exciting group helping make great things happen at Langley? Fill out the PTSA Membership form and turn it into the school office or email it to email@example.com
Langley Elementary PTSA Board
Christina Robbins (Pres), Dawn Madura (VP), Annie Wright (Sec), Julia Hedlund (Treas)