Sunday Night News — Issue #24
March 7, 2022
Click image for Zoom link!
If you missed our 2/28 meeting focused on college admissions testing with guest speaker Adam Ingersoll from Compass Education Group, and guidance from our Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman, click here for the recording (passcode: Nq1WXER!).
DOE supports and resources are here.
Family Workshop: Know Your Rights
for all NYC DOE schools
Tuesday, March 15, at 7 pm
- understand educational rights for
- understand policies designed to ensure a safe school environment for your child, regardless of immigration status
Register here for this virtual event.
Seeking 1920s-1980s clothing donations and backstage volunteers for upcoming event! Any size, any gender. Students should bring items to club advisor, Dr. Jordan, or club president,
Follow LaGuardia's Black Student Union
on Instagram @lagbsu
for more details.
Alum & Jazz Teacher Honored
Check out this inspiring Good Morning America segment featuring Steven Oquendo ('98), and a shout-out to former LaG jazz teacher Bob Stewart!
School Survey Ends 3/25
Every year, the DOE asks all families, teachers, and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12, to take
the School Survey.
The information collected by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of school communities about how to make school a better place to learn. Parents/Guardians have received login directions from our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Price. Students will complete the survey in Social Studies classes on Monday, March 14. On the same day, Faculty/Staff will complete the survey during Professional Learning.
Recent School Notices
See select ongoing school notices under the Useful Info header in the Frequently Asked section below. Check your inbox, the Mail menu option in PupilPath, and the Announcements header on laguardiahs.org for additional school notices.
College Process Timeline 3/4
Notes and Zoom link from Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman.
DOE Family Update 3/4
Messages and translations here.
March Update from Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos 3/1 (search your inbox)
We appreciate your continued support!
Technology continues to be a pressing need for several of our teachers:
Ms. Bechard would like Chromebooks as backup technology for students to use in Bioethics class. EXPIRES 3/18
Ms. Barile would like an Apple iPad, Magic keyboard and stylus to help students visualize concepts while increasing their understanding of science.
Ms. Pan would like a new Asus ExpertBook to create interactive video lessons for her students who are home due to COVID-19, making the lessons accessible to them at any time.
Ms. Harisiadis would like a MacBook Air to create engaging interactive lessons and show student work.
Ms. Sefaj would like an iPad Pro to help students gain a better understanding of Calculus.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Please share our DonorsChoose page.
NEXT SLT MEETING
TUESDAY, 3/15/22 @ 6 PM
NEXT STUDIO MEETINGS
See Studio updates below.
NEXT GENERAL PA MEETING
TUESDAY, 4/5/22 @ 7 PM
All are virtual, unless noted.
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 email@example.com.
The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below.
BRIClab: Film + TV
Multi-disciplinary residency for 18+
application deadline: 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
Virtual Comics Chat:
Women's History Month
NYPL Riverside Library
must register for 3/17 event
NYC Public School Film Festival
Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
submission deadline: 3/25
Summer STEM 2022
The Cooper Union
fee; need-based aid available
application deadline: 3/30
STEM Scholars Internships
The Cooper Union
application deadline: 3/30
International Center of Photography
Teen Academy Scholarship
classes begin 4/7
NYSSSA Need-Based Scholarships
for summer arts programs
apply by 5/1
SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR FAMILIES
MEETING: Wednesday, 3/9, 5:00 pm
Join our guidance counselor, Ms. Jusino, for a special meeting for Drama sophomore and junior families. Ms. Jusino will be outlining the college application process—an incredibly important opportunity to start thinking about the next steps toward college! Register here.
Our next issue will be out soon! Among other things, in case you missed it you can find the links to our most recent PODS meeting with representatives from a variety of wonderful BA/BFA Theater programs around the country.
SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL
DATES NOW OFFICIAL
SDF 1: Love/Sick - May 11, May 12, May 13
SDF 2: The Late Wedding - May 18, May 19, May 20
SDF 3: A Midsummer Night's Dream - May 25, May 26, May 27
DEALS & DISCOUNTS
Our most recent newsletter (sent 2/10) contains info on various kinds of discounts for Drama students—a great way to support our local businesses as well!
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
Hello, families! We will begin hosting a number of grade-specific Zooms this spring. Our first one will be Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 pm with guest speaker Paula MacKinnon to discuss the college application process. Please check your emails for additional information about this and other upcoming meetings! Looking forward to connecting!
We will be reaching out about senior-specific events for the end of the year/Senior Dance Concert. As you know, your dancers are currently hard at work rehearsing their pieces.
LaGuardia Dance Website
LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage
LaG Swag for Tech is live! Please choose your merchandise, check out and pay. Your order will be ready for pickup on Fridays between 3 pm and 4.30 pm by the 65th street entrance.
Many rounds of applause for student designer Ryan Jones, Tyler Franks of Student Government, Jill Stein for building the Lag Swag webpage, Marcee Smith for coaching the Tech Reps through merch options, and the Tech parents who have volunteered to pack the orders for pickup!
Should you have questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
| Wednesday, March 9|
| Friday, March 11|
| Sunday, March 13|
| Monday, March 14|
Students can connect with the LaG Student Government Organization (SGO) by following @SGOLAG on Instagram.
Student Working Papers
Once both your Application for Employment and Health Examination Form have been completed, please log in to your LaGuardia Gmail account (only students can access the documents), 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.
Ongoing School Notices
Click here to see announcements that have been posted on the school website.
Absence Form (no subject) 2/8/22
Only students can access this here.
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 runs LagPods, which offers 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.
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Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.
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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.
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Click here for more info.
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