WOW Wednesdays with Inner City Inner Child
Beginning Wednesday, September 30th, there will be an eight-week arts program for our Early Childhood classes. There will be 2 sessions, one from 10:00 am-10:30 am and another from 1:30 pm-2:00 pm. Links will be available on your teachers’ Canvas page.
We will begin our pilot virtual literacy tutoring program with a group of 3rd graders starting in late October.
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Beginning this fall Girl Scouts Nation's Capital will be offering virtual programming for our 5th grade girls so they can gain leadership experience from home. Girls can participate in 60-90 minutes of structured programming once a week for four consecutive weeks with experienced Girl Scout staff in topics of Girl Scout traditions, STEM, life skills, and the outdoors, plus activities to complete at home after program hours.
Please reach out to Mr. Carr at Dwaine.firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Community Cares Community Does
CCCD will offer a multi-stage leadership program for our 4th grade students. Designed to inform and inspire, the program, through its volunteer experts, will offer interactive training in three core areas: (a) community leadership; (b) political leadership; and (c) entrepreneurship and business leadership. We will have our first session on October 7th at 10 am. More information will be sent out in the coming days.
Kindred Equity partnership
Langley Leadership is looking for 10 parents to participate in our partnership with Kindred Equity. Please email Mr. Carr at Dwaine.email@example.com for more information.
Hispanic Heritage Month
The Inner Core team (Art, Health/PE(HPE), Library, Music) has planned a month of engaging activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to hearing stories featuring Hispanic characters and culture, students will have access to virtual Hispanic Heritage Month libraries. In music, students will learn about the history and origins of the music of Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Selena Quintanilla. During HPE class students will participate in Zumba Kids to continue to stay physically active while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Finally, students will study the art of Frida Kahlo, Picasso and will take a visual field trip to Frida Kahlo's home museum "Casa Azul". For a complete calendar of DCPS virtual events, visit here.
Flex Academies is offering online enrichment in a theme-based enrichment experience within a virtual setting including lively instructors-Club Captains, emphasizing peer to peer connections and fun activities that will keep them laughing and learning. Activities include arts/crafts, zoom games, book talks, math games and much more. If interested in paid enrichment click here.
We are excited to formally introduce your new SY20-21 PTO Board:
The SY19-20 Exec Board’s term has come to an end. It has been our honor to serve the Langley staff, families and PTO community. We will continue to support the new team in their transition, but they are now the decision makers and your new leaders. Want to reach out to them with questions? Email LangleyPTA101@gmail.com
The new team will send a note introducing themselves, sharing their priorities for the year and announcing the first PTO meeting of the new school year.
How can you help the new PTO right now? Join the PTO by filling out your membership form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5DX9YWH.
It was our pleasure to work with you last year. You are an incredible group of educators and we look forward to partnering with you even more this year!
Your SY19-20 PTO Executive Board
Christina Robbins, President
Kiyana Ingram, Vice President
Kathrin Frauscher, Secretary
LaChelle Campell, Treasurer
Langley PTO Accomplishments SY19-20
Fundraising, Grants & Events:
Family Engagement and Support:
Garden & Wellness:
PTO Updates & Changes in Langley Leadership
We are thrilled to welcome all new and returning Langley Tiger Families. We love our school family and want to make everyone feel welcome and prepared for the new school year.
Especially if your child is starting PreK-3 and attending school for the first time, we know firsthand that the transition to school is both exciting and hard. So, we thought we'd answer some of the questions that we had when we were joining the Langley community.
Most importantly, if you have any questions, no matter how big or small, email firstname.lastname@example.org. That address is monitored by our four PTO officers: the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary - these individuals know our community inside and out and can get you your answers, or direct you to the person who can. We are having virtual "meet ups" for new parents to connect and ask questions of current parents. Email us if you are interested in joining and we will send you the zoom link.
What makes Langley special?
Our vision is that every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. We care about the whole child, and their emotional development is just as important to us as their academic growth, especially during the crucial early years when developing pro-social behavior is so critical. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing, loving home-away-from-home where the learning comes more easily, because the children's emotional needs are met first.
We are a community school! Parents, teachers, EVERYONE is very engaged. There are lots of opportunities to contribute and participate. You will not go long before every member of our community, from the principal to fellow parents know your child's name and what they're all about.
What is Conscious Discipline?
Are you following your teacher's Instagram accounts? Many are posting daily updates, the links to their distance learning websites, suggested schedules, helpful resources and much more!
Dear Parents and Families of Langley Elementary School,
As we begin to look toward School Year 2020-2021, I am excited to announce that Kristina Kellogg has been selected as the next principal of Langley Elementary School. I want to thank Langley families and community members for participating in this process and providing compelling feedback in the selection of our new school leader.
As a proud Washingtonian and product of DC Public Schools, Kristina Kellogg brings 19 years of education experience to her work in DCPS. Kristina earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of the District of Columbia, her M.Ed in Elementary Administration at Concordia University, and has completed field studies at American University. After earning the Presidential Math and Science Teaching Award, Kristina was a member of the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for two consecutive years and most recently participated in the first DCPS Leadership and Innovation Program for Assistant Principals.
Kristina has served DCPS in many capacities over the years which include, a highly effective elementary teacher, a STEM coordinator that enhanced teaching and learning, and a Math Instructional Coach that developed teacher best practices. Most recently, Kristina was Assistant Principal of John Burroughs ES while performing duties as the interim principal at Langley ES from August through November 2019.
I am confident that under the leadership of Principal Kellogg the next phase of excellence at Langley Elementary School will guide our scholars to continued development and success. I look forward to supporting Principal Kellogg and the entire Tiger community in preparation for the next school year. Should you have any questions, please contact me via email at Elizabeth.Namba@k12.dc.gov.
Instructional Superintendent, Cluster III
WHEN SHOULD I ENROLL MY STUDENT(S)
HOW DO I ENROLL? WHERE SHOULD I GO?
Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, all student enrollment will be completed online. Families are welcome to enroll at any time that is convenient by logging onto enrolldcps.dc.gov or by using the following hyperlinks below:
WHAT IF MY STUDENT IS NOT RETURNING TO LANGLEY?
Complete the first step of the withdrawal process: Withdrawal Form
WHAT WILL I NEED TO ENROLL MY STUDENT?
Please click on the hyperlink below to see acceptable items to provide as proof of residency. These items will still be required of all families and will need to be uploaded and submitted electronically. For students new to Langley, you will also need to upload proof of age (birth certificate or passport).
DC Residency Verification Form 2020-21 School Year
*OPTIONAL* RESIDENCY VERIFICATION METHOD
Want an “alternative” option for proving residency for your returning child or children? Complete your residency verification through the office of tax and revenue. This option is available to you as long as you paid DC taxes during the fiscal year and have your student’s social security number available. Please use the following hyperlink:
Online Residency Validation Form – 2020-21 School Year
Feel free to reach out to our enrollment email address: LangleyESenroll@k12.dc.gov or call us. Colin Welch C: 202-425-7895, Ms Graham C: 571-440-2329 or Ms. Lyles (SPIN) C: 202-815-5015 with your enrollment questions. Please keep in mind that the sooner you complete enrollment, the better Langley staff is able to plan for the educational needs of your child.