Sunday Night News — Issue #25
March 13, 2022
All-School Musical 2023
Got ideas for next year's production? Click here to share your thoughts. The deadline is TOMORROW, MONDAY, 3/14!
"The Godfather" 50th Anniversary
Click here to read an interview with Al Pacino—who attended LaG predecessor, High School of Performing Arts, during the late 1950s—about how his life changed after playing the role of Michael in "The Godfather," which premiered in NYC on March 14, 1972.
DOE supports and resources are here.
Family Workshop: Know Your Rights
for all NYC DOE schools
THIS TUESDAY, 3/15, 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.
Financial Aid Workshop
Wednesday, 3/23 at 9 am
Brought to you by the Division of Multilingual Learners (DML) and will be facilitated by DML/CUNY Immigrant Community Ambassadors – a group of immigrant DOE alumni enrolled in CUNY colleges who are committed to prioritizing postsecondary planning and access for immigrant communities. Students attending this workshop will understand the diverse sources of financial aid such as free money, borrowed money, and earned money. Students will also learn how to access financial aid resources that are most accessible to immigrant and undocumented students. This workshop is available to students in grades 10 -12 and will be held in both English & Mandarin.
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.
lowercase "f" followed by student's OSIS #
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.
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 Marzo 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
Haz clic aquí para ingresar a la reunión.
NYS Dream Act Workshop
Thursday, 3/31 at 10 am
Brought to you by the Division of Multilingual Learners (DML) and will be facilitated by DML/CUNY Immigrant Community Ambassadors – a group of immigrant DOE alumni enrolled in CUNY colleges who are committed to prioritizing postsecondary planning and access for immigrant communities. Students will learn about the NYS Dream Act eligibility requirements, which allows students, regardless of immigration status, to access New York state grants and scholarships to fund higher education. Students will also learn the NYS Dream Act eligibility requirements and gain strategies and resources to highlight this financial aid source for students. This workshop is available to students in grades 10-12 and will be held in both English & Spanish.
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.
The Communications/Website Committee is seeking additional volunteers with data / document / content / website management skills (spreadsheets, DMS, graphics, CMS, etc). We look forward to hearing from you if you can help with a current project and/or if you'd like to learn how you can help to support the Comms/Web Team next year: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!).
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!
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.
Dialogue with College Board from Principal Vasconcelos 3/11 here
Information about the SAT School Day Exam on March 23, 2002 from Ms. Seid 3/10 here
After the Mandate from Principal Vasconcelos 3/8 here
College Process Timeline 3/4
Notes and Zoom link from Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman
DOE Family Update 3/4
Messages and translations here
Thank you for fully funding TWO recent technology projects from Ms. Sefaj and Ms. Harisiadis!!
Only 5 days left to help fulfill Ms. Bechard's request for Chromebooks as backup technology for students to use in her Bioethics class. EXPIRES 3/18
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
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.
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER 3/13-3/20
MCC Theater is offering $15 tickets to the new musical, Space Dogs. Click here for more info. To receive the discount, use code: LAG during checkout.
3/20 & 3/23 AUDITIONS:
INTO THE WOODS AT CITY CENTER
Now auditioning students for chorus parts in this blockbuster, star-studded production! Click here for more info.
MARCH NEWSLETTER COMING SOON!
Check your inbox in the coming days for our March newsletter with more exciting info and opportunities.
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
In case you missed it, minutes from our February meeting are posted on our webpage, and here.
GUITAR LEGENDS - MILOS
3/20 TIX OFFER
Click here for the details in AP Ben Schott's message.
PIRATES OF PENZANCE 4/1-4/3
Stay tuned for the ticket distribution policy for the Opera Workshop and Pit Orchestra production of Pirates of Penzance. Audience capacity has been expanded, and tickets remain free for LaG students and families.
We'll be selling merch outside the Concert Hall during all operetta performances! All items are also available to view and purchase online.
Music Monday 3.7.22
LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage
NEXT PA TECH STUDIO MEETING
Our April meeting will focus on applying to college, and will be held on Tuesday, 4/5, at 6 pm (immediately before the General PA meeting at 7 pm).
LaG Swag for Tech is live! Options online, and pickup at school.
Should you have questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
| Monday, March 14|
| Tuesday, March 15|
| Wednesday, March 16|
| Thursday, March 17|
| Friday, March 18|
| Wednesday, March 23|
Students can connect with the LaG Student Government Organization (SGO) by following @SGOLAG on Instagram.
Student Working Papers
Once both the 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.
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 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.
Sign up here for academic subjects.
Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.
Please contact email@example.com 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.
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
Communications / Website Committee
Movie Night Committee
Parents Night Out Committee
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, event planning and more!
Sign Up and Choose
LaGuardia High School
Parents Association Inc.
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.