Sunday Night News — Issue #20
January 30, 2022
General PA Meeting
Our next General PA meeting is this Wednesday, February 2nd at 7 pm via Zoom. Click here to preregister. This meeting will be recorded.
Please join us for updates about the school and upcoming performances, and to hear from members of the Black Student Union about their organization and what they have planned for Black History Month.
You'll find the agenda here, minutes from the January General PA meeting here and the PA's monthly financial report here.
We look forward to seeing you!
Rock on, New Music Ensemble!
NME Winter Showcase 1/28/22
Photos courtesy of Anne Gregorio.
National YoungArts Week+
Watch for Evan Ozer and Eason Rytter during the Jazz + Theater livestream
this Tuesday, 2/1, at 8 pm.
Brava, Anais Reno (LaG '21), whose piece appeared during last night's Voice performances!
Tune in from Saturday, 1/29 to Friday, 2/4 to catch LaG students among the accomplished young artists from across the country in YoungArts' seven-part series of free virtual performances, writers’ readings, an exhibition and more. See details and links here.
SVA â¤ï¸ Milton
LAST WEEK to check out this exhibition
before it ends on 2/5!
School of Visual Arts is celebrating
LaG alum Milton Glaser (M&A '47),
whose iconic designs include
I â¤ï¸ NY.
LaG Virtual Study Groups
Spring Semester Starting!
LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is offering free, virtual, collaborative peer study groups for all grades/levels in math, science, social studies, English, world languages, academic studio classes, and SAT & ACT test prep.
Each LagPod decides as a group when to meet (outside of school hours). Leadership opportunities are available.
New spring semester Pods are starting—all are welcome to join!
Sign up here for academic subjects.
Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thank you to New York City Opera for hosting LaG students during a dress rehearsal for The Garden of the Finzi-Continis on 1/24!
A story of an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who during World War II believe they are immune to the changes happening around them.
January 27th - February 6th
NYCO is offering the LaGuardia community 15% off tickets here with discount code: STU22.
Alumni & Friends Deadline
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.)
LaG PA Needs You!
In preparation for our upcoming PA elections in June, we're looking for those who are not considering running for any position to join the Election Committee. You can help to ensure that our General Election runs smoothly, democratically, and by the regulations!
If you're thinking of running for a position on next year's PA Executive Board, or you're interested in learning about the work that the current EB does, please join any of our volunteer opportunities at the Studio or General PA level. We would be happy to connect with, fill you in, and work with you. Please reach out!
If you're interested in joining the election committee, or running for a position, please email email@example.com.
Please join us for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.
Monday, February 28th, 7 pm
Details and registration link here.
NYSSSA has cancelled its Summer 2022
programs, but is offering $150,000
in need-based scholarships
to help students attend
other summer arts programs.
Apply here by 5/1.
Spring Auction Committee
We're looking for volunteers to join the Spring Auction 2022 Committee. Any donation leads, goods and/or services, help, or ideas you could provide would be greatly appreciated in order to make this our best auction yet!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Title: Spring Auction 2022
We look forward to working together!
Read the latest guidance about how to report your student's COVID-19 status, COVID-19 absences and making up homework here.
Events Survey & Volunteers
Calling all parents and guardians! Please share your thoughts about future community-building gatherings (one per borough). Kindly complete this survey.
To help organize a parent get-together, please email email@example.com.
NEXT General PA Meeting
WEDNESDAY, 2/2/22 @ 7 pm
NEXT Studio Meetings
See Studio updates below.
NEXT SLT Meeting
Tuesday, 2/28/22 @ 6 pm
All are virtual, unless noted.
The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below.
Youth Insights Artists
@ Whitney Museum
deadline to apply: 1/31
Green Team Mini-Grants
DSNY & CitizensNYC
deadline to apply: 2/3
Tech Scholars Web Design
@ NY Historical Society
application due 2/3
Architectural Perspective Drawing Program
Center for Architecture
fee required; need-based aid available
register by 2/4
The Path (Virtual Financial Aid Events)
NYS Higher Education Services Corp.
register by 2/4
2022 Summer Arts Institute
Concert Band, Dance, Film, Orchestral Strings, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music
deadline to apply: 2/6
LET’S HELP FUND THESE PROJECTS!
(Listed in order of fewest days left.)
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. Barile would like an iPad tablet and accessories for interactive lessons and enhanced student engagement in her Biology and Advanced Environmental Science classes.
Ms. Pan would like a new computer to facilitate the creation of video lessons for math students who are remote due to Covid-19.
Ms. Harisiadis would like a laptop to make English lessons more engaging by using a variety of media and to show student work.
Ms. Pan would like new math books to aid in the professional development of problem solving and number theory.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please share our Donors Choose page.
PA TECH STUDIO MEETING
Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, 2/2 at 6 pm. New Zoom link.
Coming soon! Tech merch for sale online.
1/31 MUSICAL REHEARSAL
We are on for 9 am - 5 pm.
Should you have questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
We could not be prouder of our New Music Ensemble, which performed original compositions this past Friday in the Little Flower Theater!
PA MUSIC STUDIO MEETING
Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 2/2, at 8 pm on Zoom (please note time change; our meeting will FOLLOW the Gen PA meeting that evening).
AP-Music Ben Schott will answer questions, and the two newest members of our Music faculty, Ms. White and Mr. Clark, will join us. Click here to submit a question for Ben no later than noon on Monday, 1/3.
If you missed our 1/19 meeting with recent Music Studio grads reflecting on their college/conservatory choices and experiences to date, please click here for the Zoom recording (passcode: @@PjWM2j) and here the minutes.
Baseball caps and red-and-black flannel pj bottoms are back in stock at the Music Studio Store. Please take a look at the full array of offerings—which range from T-shirts and hoodies to magnets and blankets—and surprise your valentine! All orders can be picked up in the main school lobby on Fridays from 3-4:30 pm.
Don't miss New York City Opera's ticket offer in the Live, Love, LaG section at the top of this newsletter! To learn more about NYCO, please click here.
Music Monday 1.24.22
LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage
FEBRUARY PODS MEETING
THURSDAY, 2/3 @ 7:30 PM
We will be joined by Drama faculty Mala Tsantilas; Studio Budget Manager Debra Teiltelbaum; and Drama AP Justin Mackey. Register here.
SUMMER DEADLINES FAST APPROACHING
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!
ALUMNI & FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS
Deadline to apply is 2/11. More info here.
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
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Don't miss the February 11th deadline for summer scholarships! See the Live, Love, LaG section at the top of this newsletter.
LaG HS Alumni & Friends website
If your student isn't already following the Student Government Organization (SGO) on Instagram, point them toward @SGOLAG for all things LaG!
Student Working Papers
Once both your Application for Employment and Health Examination Form have been completed, please log in to your LaGuardia Gmail account, and fill out the Google Form, where you will be asked to upload these documents along with your birth certificate and student ID card/passport.
Application for Employment
Health Examination Form
Working Papers Google Form
Notes: Your doctor must use the health form above, and it must be filled out in its entirety in order to be considered valid. You must be logged in to your LaGuardia Gmail account in order to access the Google Form.
Who to Contact at School
This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.
MTK is an all-in-one software solution for the PA's many initiatives, including our custom website, communications, donations, family directory, volunteer signups, online sales & fundraising, private bulletin boards and more.
To receive PA & Studio communications, and to gain access to restricted content on our website, please follow these steps:
1) Create a login.
2) Complete family info required fields.
3) Select your consent preferences.
Note: If you don't see two green circles with check marks on this page, be sure you've completed all steps above.
TIPS: You must click "NEXT STEP" (bottom right corner of the "Your Contact Information" page), and then you must click "SAVE" (bottom right corner of the "Student Information" page).
For assistance, please reach out to
LaG Virtual Study Pods
LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is running free, virtual peer study pods, with flexible scheduling outside of school hours. All are welcome to join!
Contact email@example.com with questions, or sign up here.
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.
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.
Click here for more info.
Join our Team!
To help with any of these initiatives, please
Movie Night Committee
Parents Night Out Committee
Sunday Night News (training available)
Website (training available) & IT
THANK YOU to all who have opted to offer Your Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources. This has helped us to identify volunteers for Orientation, First Day of School, Elections, Pickup/Drop-off of purchased and donated items, Photography, Music Stand Assembly, Program Design, Gala/Auction, Chaperoning, and more!
THANK YOU to all who have opted to share your Professional Industry while filling out Your Contact Information. This has helped us to identify volunteers for mental health Q&As, legal questions, tech questions, in-kind donations, and more!
For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: Photo submissions must include the full names of identifiable students, and parental consent must be provided for use in our PA communications.
To check your media consent preferences on our website, click My Account, then My Forms/Paperwork, then Directory & Publish Preferences. Or, log in to MTK, then click here.