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Originally delivered on 2/14/2022 6:45 am

SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 2/6/22 [copy]

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #22
February 13, 2022

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew!

After an unavoidable hiatus last year, our beloved all-school musical returned to the Concert Hall stage TODAY and will run until THURSDAY. We're thrilled to see the spectacular shows students and staff have poured their talents, hearts and energy into despite ongoing pandemic challenges.



Media coverage:
Broadway World

NY1 Noticias
This Week in NY

In lieu of ticket sales, we appreciate all
livestream donations and raffle purchases.

Thank you for your support!

Follow LaGuardia's Black Student Union
on Instagram 
for details.

Spanish-Speaking Families

LaGuardia HS Asociación de Padres de Familia

Tiene el gusto de invitar a todas las Familias hispanoparlantes a tomar un café virtual el próximo 26 de febrero a las 10:00am.  En este café virtual tendremos la oportunidad de conocer otras familias hispanas y compartir nuestras experiencias en la escuela.  También, buscamos que este sea un punto de encuentro regular -el último sábado de cada mes - y esperamos que contribuya a la creación de nuevas amistades! ¡Les esperamos con los brazos abiertos!  

Para mayor información - comunicate con Yvonne Cortés @

Cliquea aquí para ingresar a la reunión.

PSAL Spring Sports

Begins March 2nd!

New athletes need to submit ALL of the following forms. Returning athletes only need to submit forms #1 & #3.

1. Parent Consent Form

2. Interscholastic Medical Form

3. Covid-19 Testing Consent Form

Baseball Boys: Coach Ulrich

Fencing Girls: Coach Sala

Handball Girls: Coach TBA

Outdoor Track Boys: Coach Brummell

Outdoor Track Girls: Coach Hackett

JV Soccer Girls: Coach Antao

Softball Girls: Coach Marty

Volleyball Boys: Coach Lardner

PSAL COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Greg Brummell, Athletic Director

Presidential Scholar Nominees

Congratulations to Leah Amory (Classical Music) and Eason Rytter (Theater), who are among 60 high school seniors nominated for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts distinction!!

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will select and honor 20 of these students.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It was extended to include visual, creative and performing arts in 1971, and was extended again to include career and technical education fields in 2015.

Alums this Bway Season

We're excited to see three distinguished alumnas' work on Broadway this spring!

Camille A. Brown ('97)

is choreographing and directing
for colored girls who have considered suicide
/when the rainbow is enuf
and Pulitzer Prize winner
Lynne Nottage (M&A '82)
wrote the book for
MJ the Musical,
starring Ayana George ('88)!

Let us know if we've missed any alums currently in the spotlight!

Prom & Graduation Update

Senior families: Please click here for guidance and planning info from AP Engagement & Guidance, Mark J. Stricklin-Witherspoon, Ed.D.

Academic Forum

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.

Freshman Parents Mtg #2

Why hydrate alone, when you can enjoy a beverage of your choice in the comfort of your living room Barcalounger and Zoom with friends you may never have even met in person—all the while getting credit for showing an interest in your child’s education and welfare?

Join us for the Official Freshman Parents Zoom Get-Together 2: This Time It’s BYOB! March 3rd, 2022, 6:30 pm. It just makes sense.

Freshman parents only! Be there
or be elliptical.

Feb-June Absence Protocol

Until the end of this school year, if your student is absent, you must fill out this form.

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.

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
Subject Title: Spring Auction 2022

We look forward to working together!

LaG PA needs YOU!

If you're interested in joining the June election committee, or running for a position on next year's Parents Association Executive Board, please email

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

TUESDAY, 2/28/22 @ 6 PM

See Studio updates below.

3/1/22 @ 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.

Graffitti 101 w/Carlos Martinez (aka FEEGZ)
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/14

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/14

Visual Poetry with Ayling Dominguez
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/15

Flag Project 2022
United Nations Environment Programme
Climate Museum in New York
18+ submit artwork by 2/24

Discover Architecture Career Exploration
Center for Architecture
American Institute of Architects NY
registration required for 2/25 conference

NYC History Day Contest
Brooklyn Library
deadline to submit: 2/28

BRIClab: Film + TV
Multi-disciplinary residency for 18+
applications due: 3/10

Teens Curate Teens (TCT)

submit artwork by 6 pm on 3/10

Songwriters of Tomorrow Scholarship
teacher nomination of senior by 3/14

NYC Public School Film Festival

Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
deadline to submit: 3/25

NYSSSA Need-Based Scholarships
for summer arts programs
apply by 5/1


Thanks to your support, two projects were fully funded this past week!

Mr. G Ben Swope is receiving head lamps for the technical theater students and Ms. Pan is receiving new math books to aid in the professional development of number theory and problem solving!

Let’s help Ms. Sefaj get an iPad and a MacBook Pro to help her students better understand 2nd level Calculus. The deadline to fully fund this project is February 25th!


Please share our DonorsChoose page.


Both Junior and Senior Dance Ensembles will perform at Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance Benefit this Thursday, February 17th, at 8 pm at the MMAC. Tickets can be purchased here.

Date TBA - We will be hosting the first of a few college sessions for our Sophomores/Juniors following Midwinter Recess! If there are specific topics regarding the college process you'd like to cover, please let us know.


LaGuardia Dance Website

LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage


Check your email for our recent special announcement, sent 2/11. Use the code, LAGUARDIA, for one free ticket to performances on 2/19, 2/20, 2/26 or 2/27. Register here.

Our 2/10 newsletter contains info about various discounts for Drama students—a great way to support our local businesses as well!

TUESDAY, 3/1, 7:30 PM
Mark your calendars! We will be joined by a panel of university representatives of BA and BFA programs. Keep an eye out for the Zoom registration, coming soon!

LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage


Congratulations to Tech and all the other Studios on All Shook Up!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 1st at 7 pm. For minutes of all past meetings, click 

Should you have questions or comments, please email

LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage



Our next meeting is on March 1st at 7 pm. Allison Kleiman will discuss how LaG's Guidance department supports students and families from all grades with post-secondary decisions, especially but not limited to college and conservatory applications. Music AP Ben Schott will add how Music faculty fit into this process. Victor Clark, a new Music Studio teacher, will also be in attendance to introduce himself to families.

Please submit questions for our meeting ahead of time by using this form.

Music Monday 2.7.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage


Contact PA Art Studio Reps:
Susan Ferugio + Marie Wolpert,
2021/22 Art Studio PA Co-Reps

Art Studio Merchandise Store

Art Department Webpage

LaG HS PA Art Studio Webpage

Monday, February 14
All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Blackout: All-School Musical
Valentine's Day
5:00p All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Tuesday, February 15
All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Blackout: All-School Musical
4:15p SLT Meeting
5:00p All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Wednesday, February 16
All-School Musical: All Shook Up
11:19a Senior Showcase
7:00p All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Thursday, February 17
All-School Musical: All Shook Up
7:00p All-School Musical: All Shook Up
Friday, February 18
Blackout: Upperclassmen Tech
BSU Fashion Show
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
7:00p Building Closes
Saturday, February 19
Building Closed
Sunday, February 20
Building Closed
Monday, February 21
Building Closed
Midwinter Recess - Schools Closed
Presidents' Day
Tuesday, February 22
Building Closed
Midwinter Recess - Schools Closed
Wednesday, February 23
Building Closed
Midwinter Recess - Schools Closed

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2021-2022

Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean and French translations here.


The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any service listed below.

Mental Health Links on our website
Shared by LaG parents and mental health experts, Jennifer Abcug (LCSW) and Sherry Stuart (LCSW).

CNBC Invest in You: Money 101

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The JED Foundation: Let's Talk NYC

Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health Parent Workshops

NYC DOE Parent University Course Catalogue

NYC DOE Mindfulness for Parents Courses

NYPL Money Matters

Student Government

If your student isn't already following the Student Government Organization (SGO) on Instagram, point them toward @SGOLAG for all things LaG!

Who to Contact at School

This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.

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LaG Virtual Study Groups

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. All are welcome to join!

Each LagPod decides as a group when to meet (outside of school hours). Leadership opportunities are available.

Sign up here for academic subjects.

Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.

Please contact with questions.


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.

Call 212-777-3380.

Khan Academy

This nonprofit strives to offer "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."

Help Center:


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.

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