New Tigers, we are overjoyed to welcome you to the Langley family!
We can’t wait to introduce you to everything that makes Langley special - our bright and enthusiastic students, our dedicated teachers and staff, our joyful and nurturing socio-emotional program, our spacious facility, and our active community of families, who fiercely love and support our school.
Please join the Langley family on Saturday, April 6, 10am - 12pm for our first Welcome Playdate. New and current families will meet on the playground in front of the school, and our registrar will be there to accept enrollment paperwork. Also on Saturday, April 6, 10am - 2pm the PTA and volunteers will be painting our hallways and bathrooms. Please come to play, and to help out if you'd like!
Other upcoming events:
In the meantime...
Ms. Murphy's Kindergarten class was in for a treat on Thursday: Author Linda Sue Park did a reading of her book "Bee-bim Bop!," a story about Korea's favorite dish and one family's experience enjoying it together.
Linda Sue Park guided the kids through the reading, encouraging them to help with some of the words, especially the name of the beloved Korean dish: bee-bim bop, which they never failed to shout in unison. "Ms. Murphy," she exclaimed, "you didn't tell me your students were such good readers!" The children beamed with pride.
After learning a fast, fun Korean game and receiving signed copies of their very own, you'd think the kids had just eaten a batch of cupcakes - they were bouncing with delight.
Thank you, Linda Sue Park, for the thrill and the books! And thank you, An Open Book Foundation, for arranging this special event for our Kindergarteners.
Ms. Park's visit was made possible by FoodPrints' partnership with An Open Book Foundation. A week later, the children had the chance to create and taste bee-bim bop during their FoodPrints class.
A HUGE thank you to all the people who came out on this cold and blustery Saturday, to help prepare our space for construction. We accomplished even more than I'd hoped! Here's what happens next:
April 15th: Love & Carrots will come install nine of our raised beds
April 16th, 10 AM: Volunteer day! Help us shovel compost into the raised beds
April 17th: Love & Carrots will come back to install the irrigation system
We hope that the project will really get rolling then, with additional raised beds, trellises, a natural playspace and an outdoor classroom coming next. Thank you, school family, for all your love and support!
Garden and Wellness Committee Chair
Langley tiger families, families of prospective students and dear neighbors,
I'm excited to announce that we have scheduled Phase I of our new garden build!
Thanks to the hard work of our community members, and to the generous support of our donors, we will be able to install our first nine raised beds on Monday, April 15.
We are in the process of securing funding for Phase II, which will include a walkway, a natural play space and more raised beds.
In the meantime, we need volunteers who are capable of strenuous work to join us for two upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 23, 9:30-noon
This Saturday will be our last chance to clean up and level the ground in preparation for our garden beds. I'm reaching out to the city to borrow wheelbarrows - if you have one, let me know! Bring your kids if you'd like and we can take turns watching them in the ECE playground.
Tuesday, April 16, 10 am until it's done
Our beautiful cedar beds will be installed and our compost delivered - but we have to fill them up! It's important this be done in one day, so our irrigation system can be installed on Wednesday.
Garden and Wellness Committee
Did you hear the news? Langley Elementary’s PTSA MADE SOME SERIOUS NOISE on Saturday, March 2nd at Boundary Stone restaurant and bar. Between the puppet rock concert to the School of Rock Silver Spring premier band, kids and parents alike had an amazing time.
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped support Langley Elementary’s PTSA at our biggest fundraiser to date.
We couldn’t have done it without:
Boundary Stone for allowing us to use the space and graciously donating 20% of sales,
School of Rock Silver Spring premier band for performing,
Our Puppet Rock Concert / Langley Family Band: Brent Robbins, Deedra Williams, Sujith Kumar and Megan McDonald
A big shout out to the PTSA volunteers who planned this event, canvased the city collecting donations for our silent auction, and donated their time to work the event:
Christina Robbins, Mona Lewandoski, Maria Malagon, Meg Dunne, Annie Wright, Ameen Malik, Sujith Kumar, Callie Carrol, Maryam Oladipupo, Deedra Williams, Melissa Bisagni, Dawn Madura and Julia Hedlund.
All the companies & individuals who donated an item for our silent auction:
Lessons in Your Home
School of Rock Silver Spring
Juan and Delise Williams
Schneider’s of Capitol Hill
Barre3 at 14th Street
The District FishWife
Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue
Politics & Prose
The Village Cafe
Potbelly in NoMa
Roti in NoMa
Mallory Shelter Jewelry
Qualia Coffee in NoMa
SeoulSpice in NoMa
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Dawn Madura Photography
Meg Dunne Babysitting
Cherry Blossom Collective
Grand Cata, Latin Wine Shop
And finally - YOU! For coming to our event, saying YES I will help Langley by buying a t-shirt, bidding on a silent auction item, paying for a raffle ticket or simply just drinking beer for a good cause.
Cheers to Langley pride!
Today was the final day of our spirit week "I Have a Destiny," and kids were encouraged to reflect on all they had learned and to think about their dreams and future careers. As part of today's activities, there were two discussion panels empowering 4th and 5th graders with interest in technology, science and medicine. Dr. Shelley Brown (Biomedical Engineer and ordained minister) and Keshia Ashe ( AAAS fellow at the National Science Foundation) talked with girls while Dr. Joseph Bunivel (an engineer with the Department of Defense) talked with boys.