Sunday Night News — Issue #16
January 2, 2022
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Please join us!
General PA Meeting
Tuesday, January 4th @ 6 pm via Zoom
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos will present an overview of the spring semester and address school updates. The meeting will be held as a webinar during her presentation; microphones and chat functions will not be available.
In order to maximize Ms. Vasconcelos' limited time with us, please email questions in advance of the meeting to email@example.com by Sunday, January 2nd (TONIGHT).
Click here for the agenda.
Click here for the minutes of the December General PA meeting.
A recording will be made available to those who aren't able to attend.
Photo courtesy of Camilla Calamandrei.
Congrats, YoungArts Picks!
We're celebrating the many LaGuardia students who have earned YoungArts 2022 recognition, and extend best wishes to all attending National YoungArts Week from January 9th to 15th!
Evan Ozer, theater
Eason Rytter, theater
Anais Reno, voice (jazz)
Aaron Miguel Syi, theater
Lionna Romans, voice (popular (pop))
Lia Chen, classical music (violin)
Eliana Balzano, dance (choreography)
Jhailyn Farcon, dance (hip hop)
Wyatt Pepper, jazz (composition)
Piper Miller, voice (singer-songwriter)
Ruby Griffin, writing (play or script)
*Please let us know if we've unintentionally missed any LaG students!
Mark your calendars for January 29th through February 4th, when National YoungArts Week+ will share some YoungArts 2022 work at 8 pm every night on youngarts.org.
We're Looking for YOU!
If you can help organize a parent get-together in Brooklyn, or if you can help with maintenance of our PA website, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
Mindfulness & Healthy Talking Points
Our mental health experts, and fellow LaG parents, Jennifer Abcug (LCSW) and Sherry Stuart (LCSW), have shared some additional resources for support and guidance.
Try this meditation how-to from The New York Times, and be sure to check our website's Mental Health Resources page for recently added articles from Child Mind Institute addressing anxiety about both the pandemic and school safety.
As we toggle back and forth between trying to remain vigilant yet measured in how we live with our current reality, we hope these timely practical tools are helpful.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
fee required; scholarships available
application due 1/21/22
2022 Summer Arts Institute
Concert Band, Dance, Film, Orchestral Strings, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music
application due 2/6/22
NEXT General PA Meeting
TUESDAY, 1/4/22 @ 6 pm
NEXT Studio Meetings
Watch the Studio updates below for upcoming dates and times.
NEXT SLT Meeting
Tuesday, 1/18/22 @ 4:15 pm
in-person @ LaGuardia HS
Thank you for fully funding Mrs. McGoey's recent project!
We're celebrating the successful funding of 24 projects so far this school year! Let’s keep the momentum going by helping to get these projects funded in 2022!!
Ms. Sefaj would like an iPad and a MacBook Pro to help her students better understand 2nd level Calculus
Ms. Bechard would like Chromebooks as backup technology to support students in Bioethics
Ms. Johnson would like physical copies of Counting Descent so her students can annotate and make it their own
Ms. Barile would like an iPad tablet and accessories for interactive lessons and enhanced student engagement in her Biology and Advanced Environmental Science classes
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please share our Donors Choose page.
We were so delighted that our sophomore class was able to perform their Sophomore Scenes in person on December 22nd! Way to go, sophomores, and huge thanks to Mr. Lobenhofer and Erin Broughan for shepherding our students along!
JUNIOR SCENES: Black Box Theater
Friday, January 7th (Ms. Buffamanti)
Friday, January 14th (Mr. Davidson)
Friday, January 21st (Mr. Davidson)
PA DRAMA STUDIO MEETING
Our next Parents of Drama Students (PODS) meeting is Tuesday, January 11th at 7 pm via Zoom. Please register by clicking here! Join us for a great discussion led by alumni from the Class of '21, as they talk about their first year of college after LaGuardia, representing: Juilliard Drama, DePaul University, Boston University, UNC School of the Arts, and Northwestern University.
More info TBA. Stay tuned!
SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL (SDF)
Repertoire has been announced:
Love/Sick by John Cariani, directed by L. Lobenhofer
The Late Wedding by Christopher Chen, directed by J. Stafford
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by M. Tsantilas
Looking for summer programs for your acting/musical theater student? ArtsBridge has put together this list of their picks for 2022. It includes useful info about each program. Deadlines to apply are fast approaching!
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
We were thrilled and proud to enjoy the opening night of the Winter Semi-Annual Art Show on Friday, 12/17/21. The teachers and student curators compiled an amazing array of exceptional student art, beautifully lit in the lobby and mezzanine by NEW track lighting, funded by the Art Studio PA. The 2nd Floor gallery included even more outstanding student art, and we appreciated all the hard work of the art studio faculty and student volunteers.
POSTPONED: PA Art Studio Meeting
We have postponed the PA Art Studio meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 1/4/22. We'll be back in touch with a new date.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are unable to sell merchandise in person and have moved to online sales only. There are two ways to purchase Art Studio gear:
Shop In-Stock Merch
Orders are placed online and delivered to your child's double period art class.
Shop Custom Merch
Order online and items will be shipped to your home.
ART STUDIO NEWS 'N NOTES
Contact 2021/22 PA Art Studio Co-Reps:
Susan Ferugio + Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Merchandise Store
Art Department Webpage
LaG HS PA Art Studio Webpage
Scholarships for Summer Arts Programs
Each year, Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia distributes over $50,000 in scholarships to Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen with financial need who wish to pursue arts programs and private lessons during the summer. All details are here.
Application Deadline: February 11, 2022
(Please note that Seniors do not qualify, as they will have already graduated by summer 2022.)
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LaG Virtual Study Pods
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NYPL Brainfuse HelpNow
This is a free eLearning service for all provided by the New York Public Library. Live tutors are available online every day between 2 pm and 11 pm EST for these subjects: math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Additional offerings include a 24-hour Writing Lab and Foreign Language Lab / Spanish-Speaking Support.
You must have a library card to begin. Find a library near you.
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This is a free service provided by the United Federation of Teachers. Licensed educators advise Grades K-12 students and/or their parents in all subjects, Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm (when school is in session). Assistance is available in these languages: Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.
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