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SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 3/13/22

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 1950sabout how his life changed after playing the role of Michael in "The Godfather," which premiered in NYC on March 14, 1972.

Multilingual Learners

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 
immigrant students

- 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.

Access code:
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.

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 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,
Douyana Bloomfield.

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

Comms Volunteers

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:

Academic Forum

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 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


Please share our DonorsChoose page.

TUESDAY, 3/15/22 @ 6 PM


See Studio updates below.

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


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

HERricane NYC
NYC Emergency Management
submit by 3/14

(Re)Connecting Brooklyn's History:
Brooklyn's CORE & the Fight for Justice
Center for Brooklyn History Education
register for 3/14 online event

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

Virtual Comics Chat:
Women's History Month
NYPL Riverside Library
register for 3/17 event

2022 HS Summer Internship
Manhattan District Attorney's Office
apply by 3/18

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Believe & Inspire
register for 3/22 online event

MOVE NYC Auditions
Pre- & Young Professionals program
apply by 3/23

NYC Public School Film Festival

Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
submit by 3/25

Summer STEM 2022
The Cooper Union
fee; need-based aid available
apply by 3/30

STEM Scholars Internships
The Cooper Union
apply by 3/30

PAID High School Summer Internship
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
apply by 3/31

Teen STEM Summer Program
Columbia University
apply by 3/31

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

Free Arts Events

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

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial until 3/20
The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation until 3/27
The Museum at FIT

Uniqlo NYC Nights reserve tix 3/25 for 4/1

New York on Paper until 4/9
West Chelsea Contemporary

Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art until 8/14
Museum of Arts and Design
(free for "18 & Under")


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:

Now auditioning students for chorus parts in this blockbuster, star-studded production! Click here for more info.

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.


Click here for the details in AP Ben Schott's message.

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 Monda3.7.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage


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

LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage


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

Art Department Webpage

LaG HS PA  Art Studio Newsletters

LaG HS PA  Art Studio Webpage

Monday, March 14
Professional Development Bell Schedule
NYCDOE School Survey Administration
Tuesday, March 15
6:00p SLT Mtg
Wednesday, March 16
11:19a Senior Showcase
4:30p Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 18
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Early Dismissal
Term 2, Marking Period 1 ends
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
1:00p Afternoon Parent Teacher Confereces
Wednesday, March 23
8:00a 11th Grade SAT
8:00a 10th Grade PSAT
9:00a Grade 9: Guidance Post Secondary Activity
11:00a GRADE 12: Planning for College Financial Aid Offer Review Walkthrough

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).

Child Mind Institute
Video and print resources designed for students. Topics include feelings, thoughts, mindfulness, relaxation and managing intense emotions.

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

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.

Membership Toolkit

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 pagebe 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 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.

Join our Team!

To help with any of these initiatives, please

Athletics Committee

Communications / Website Committee

Election Committee

Fundraising 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!

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