Sunday Night News — Issue #4
September 18, 2022
General PA Meeting Survey
We need your feedback by THIS TUESDAY, September 20!
Please take thissurveyto help us finalize the dates and times of our monthly meetings for the 2022/2023 school year. Take the survey here if you do not have a Gmail account.
Note: You must provide your email address because it only counts one response from each parent/guardian. You can edit your answers until the survey closes at noon on 9/20.
In Case You Missed It
We enjoyed meeting more than 150 incoming LaGuardia families during this past week's Welcome Sessions. What a thrill to meet in person again! Check out the photos below!
Thank you for supporting the PA by purchasing nearly $10,000 of merch, enjoying live student music, and learning about our amazing school!!!
If you were not able to attend, or would like a summary of the information that was shared, please see this presentation.
LaG Swag / Merch
A major team effort was needed to make sure our new T-shirts, hoodies, and other items are the must-have fashion statements of Fall '22. Thanks to LaG parents Catherine Grillo and Billy Kersnowski for the beautiful designs and Vocal Co-Rep Marcee Smith for spearheading the effort to make the order happen in time.
LAGHSPA VP of Engagement and Hospitality Nadia Surapanpong is organizing a regularly scheduled "School Spirit Shopping Day" in the LaG lobby. More details coming soon!
The PA attended LaG's School Safety Committee meeting last week led by Assistant Principal Gregory Brummell. We thanked all the school safety officials for the important work they do to keep our kids safe.
* Remember to carry your student ID at all times.
* If your child is a victim of an incident while traveling to and from school, please notify school safety and the deans' office.
Who to Contact at School
Thislinkwill guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.
You can always find this link throughout the year in the Useful Info section toward the end of this newsletter and on theLAGHSPA websiteunder the Parent & Student Resources menu item.
NY EmmyÂ® Award Nomination!
Rising Stars 2021:
Behind the Mask
has been nominated for a NY Emmy® Award for "Long Form Content" (longer than 10 minutes) under the “Teen 13-19” category.
What a testament to the incredible cast and crew who persevered during COVID-19 to keep this LaGuardia HS tradition alive! Special thanks to all families, alumni and extended community members who supported us by tuning in and spreading the word!
Please continue to watch and share! Rising Stars was the most-watched video on The WNET Group's AllArts.org platform during 2021. Let's keep our place among the best and brightest featured on AllArts for a second year in a row!!
Thank you for celebrating LaGuardia!
Read the press releases to learn more.
First General PA Meeting & Election
Our first General PA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year will be Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm. Please join us!
It will include an election to fill these vacant Executive Board positions:
First Vice President - Communications
Third Vice President - Fundraising
Class Representatives (one per grade)
Please join us!
Previously elected 2022-2023 PA officers:
Second Vice President - Engagement
School Leadership Team
"The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies." - New York City Department of Education
Learn more here.
The PA President (who was elected in June) is a mandatory member of the SLT.
In compliance with the LAGHSPA Bylaws, an election for the SLT's Freshman Representative will take place during the first General PA meeting of the school year on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm.
More information about LaGuardia's School Leadership Team is forthcoming.
PA updates about SLT will be posted here (scroll down to the "School Leadership Team" section).
from Assistant Principal &
Athletic Director Gregory Brummell
"All students must complete a Medical form, Parental consent form and COVID consent to participate in athletics. All forms must be completed by a parent or guardian, and physician prior to attending the first tryout. Please use the link below to access these forms."
Parent Consent Form
(to be completed by a physician)
For more information, please refer to the 7/12/22 "Welcome! The Athletics Director" email message from "Gregory Brummell."
Class of 2023 College Info
If you missed Allison Kleiman's 6/23/22 "Summary of Post-Secondary Resources for the Class of 2023," click here.
Senior Class Parents
"LaGuardia Class of 2023" is a new Facebook Group for parents of seniors from all Studios. Please request to join by emailing Music/Instrumental parent Anne Gregorio.
Test Prep Offer
Premier SAT/ACT tutoring for an affordable price! Academic Approach provides some of the top test prep courses in the country, and it offers LaGuardia students these courses for 1/3 of the regular price.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Financial assistance available through the Academic Forum. Please send questions about the course or about financial aid to: email@example.com.
NONAFFILIATION, NONFULFILLMENT & NONENDORSEMENT DISCLAIMER: The LaGuardia High School Parents Association Inc (LAGHSPA) and its officers and elected members are not in any way affiliated with the donor, organization or venue (DONOR) offering the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor with the producers of the event associated with the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor are we responsible for the fulfillment of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER. Furthermore, the promotion by LAGHSPA of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER provided by DONOR, does not constitute endorsement by LAGHSPA and will not be construed to imply that LAGHSPA approves, supports, endorses, or sponsors any product or service provided by DONOR.
Parents Association Signup
Welcome! We're excited to share the 2022-2023 school year with you at LaGuardia High School!
At this time, the school is not permitted to share your contact information with us.
To participate fully with the PA and get the most out of your time at LaGuardia, we need you to sign up for LAGHSPA communications and to gain access to content on the PA website that is restricted to current LaG families, such as Studio bulletin boards and our Online Directory.
Click here if you're new to LaGuardia.
Click here if you're returning.
We hope you'll connect with us!
Thank You for Your Patience
Our website and email addresses have recently changed.
We apologize for any inconvenience, including temporary disruption of email addresses and our Online Directory. If you experience disruption, please log out and reboot.
If you continue to experience disruption, please email our
Web Admin, Webmaster
and/or Communications Team.
FIRST PODS MEETING: 9/29
Our first Parents of Drama Students meeting will be held Thursday, 9/29, at 6 pm IN PERSON at LaG (Room G15). Come to find out about all the exciting things that the 2022-23 school year has in store for the Drama Studio, and meet Ms. Tsantilas and Mr. Mackey, who will give us an overview of the year’s curriculum.
SENIOR FAMILIES—SAVE THE DATES!
This year, all Drama Seniors will be receiving FREE headshots (thanks to Stomping Ground Photo!) on 10/22 or 10/30. We are so excited to be offering this service. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information in our September newsletter.
JOIN THE TEAM AND PITCH IN!
Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? We have a number vital volunteer positions and we need YOU to help out! We will be looking for additional volunteers (such as Freshman Class parent-volunteer) at our first PODS meeting. It’s a great way to meet new people and help give back to the LaG community. Join us!
Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives
PA Drama Studio Merch Store
PA Drama Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio
After our first full week, our dancers are so excited to be in the studios! We’re excited to get to know our incoming families/caregivers, reconnect with those we already know, build community and support the Dance department.
There are many ways to support our amazing dancers and the LaG Dance Studio with volunteer opportunities at live performances throughout the year. We’ll be reaching out shortly with a date for our first Dance Studio parents' meeting and faculty meet and greet. Looking forward to a great year!
Please follow the LaGuardia Dance Instagram for updates about current students and our amazing alumni: @dance_lag
Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives
PA Dance Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Dance Studio
Thank you for fully funding Mrs. McGoey's and Ms. Ross' most recent projects!
Our teachers appreciate your contributions and/or the sharing of these links to help fund their requests!!
Ms. Steffen would like a laptop to prepare lessons and grade assignments for Literature Class. (Almost there!EXPIRES 9/29)
Mr. Hold would like to build a Psychology Library by using foundational texts.
Ms. Barile would like Biology Review books to help students develop effective test-taking strategies.
Ms. Harisiadis would like books to be added to the LGBTQ+ Library to broaden students’ horizons.
Mr. Carbone would like an iPad to give students access to visual examples of score analysis and annotations, a digital music library and music apps.
Ms. Kingham would like a classroom printer to give students access to print an article or resource they may need for any class.
Ms. Johnson would like a new laptop to replace an outdated one in ELA.
Mr. Rahman would like a Wireless Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Duplex Printing to print worksheets, lesson materials, diagrams and students' work.
Ms. Riley would like to give students the painting supplies they need to start the school year off right!
Mr. Antao would like to give students fun games to play in Physical Education to keep the students constantly engaged.
Ms. Bechard would like to provide students with tech and art supplies for Bioethics.
Ms. Klein would like a MacBook Air for the SETSS classroom (Special Education Teacher Supports Service) to give students access to items they need.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY!
Please share our DonorsChoose page with friends and family. Anyone can contribute!
Please remember that school announcements are posted on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School website homepage here in the Announcements Feed.
You can find the Bell Schedule here and here.
Who to Contact
This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.
FIRST 2022-23 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, 9/20, 6:30 pm
In person in the school's library
FIRST 2022-23 GENERAL PA MEETING
September 28, 7:00 pm
FIRST 2022-23 STUDIO MEETINGS
See Studio Updates above for
day/time and location/format.
FIRST 2022-23 SLT MEETING
| Monday, September 19|
| Tuesday, September 20|
| Wednesday, September 21|
| Thursday, September 22|
| Friday, September 23|
| Saturday, September 24|
| Sunday, September 25|
| Monday, September 26|
| Tuesday, September 27|
| Wednesday, September 28|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Join our Team!
To help with any of these initiatives, please
All-School Musical Committee
Auction & Gala Committee
Auditions/Opportunities List Editor/Contributors
Communications / Website Committee
Free Arts Events List Editor/Contributors
Movie Night Committee
Parents Night Out Committee
THANK YOU to all who have opted to share Your Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources.
THANK YOU to all who have opted to share your Experience/Background while filling out Your Contact Information.
This information helps us identify volunteers for additional special projects.
Community Service Hours
If your student would like to receive a Seal of Recognition for Service on their diploma, 100 hours of community service is required.
1) Students must use their LaGuardia Gmail account to sign up for x2VOL.
2) Students may volunteer with any nonprofit or not-for-profit organization.
3) Students must record a detailed description of their service, including the name and contact info of an adult who supervised their activities.
For more info, please see the x2VOL Help Center and/or email Ms. Hobot.
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 Online Directory 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
DOE supports and resources are here.
NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)
For Students: Every New York City public school student has a NYC Department of Education (DOE) account. It is created automatically when students enroll in school. Student DOE accounts stay the same the entire time students are in school. Students can access all DOE technology platforms through their DOE account.
For Parents/Guardians: The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more!
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.
LaG Virtual Study Groups
LaGPods collaborative virtual peer study groups are led by LaG National Honor Society members.
During 2021-2022, this free program included over 150 students in 21 academic subjects as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Many students participated in Pods in more than one subject area.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
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.
This nonprofit strives to offer "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."
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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