Sunday Night News — Issue #21
February 6, 2022
Gen PA Mtg Recording
Thank you to all who attended our February General PA meeting on 2/2. And special thanks to Black Student Union President Douyana Bloomfield for her report on the organization and its activities to celebrate Black History Month at LaGuardia High School.
From Douyana: "The Black Student Union at LaGuardia is a club that is open to all students, although mainly prioritizing Black students. We welcome anyone who wants to find a place where they can just fully be themselves and express themselves and their experiences at LaG without any judgment."
Due to DOE regulations, the BSU portion of the meeting was not recorded. Click 2/2 Gen PA Mtg Part 1 (passcode: ^g8@2YX#) and 2/2 Gen PA Mtg Part 2 (passcode: ^g8@2YX#) for recordings of the meeting before and after Douyana's presentation.
Alumni & Friends Deadline
Scholarships for Summer Arts Programs
Application DUE THIS FRIDAY, 2/11
Each year, Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia distributes over $50,000 in scholarships to Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen with financial need who wish to pursue arts programs and private lessons during the summer. All details are here.
(Please note that Seniors do not qualify, as they will have already graduated by summer 2022.)
BSU Fashion Show
LaGuardia's Black Student Union
is presenting their fashion show,
A Wrinkle in Time,
on February 18th, at 5 pm.
Follow them on Instagram @lagbsu
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.
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 Zoom 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.
Alums this Bway Season
We're excited to see two 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.
Let us know if we've missed any alums currently in the spotlight!
NYSSSA has cancelled its Summer 2022
programs, but is offering $150,000
in need-based scholarships
to help students attend
other summer arts programs.
Apply here by 5/1.
LaG Virtual Study Groups
Spring Semester Starting!
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.
Each LagPod decides as a group when to meet (outside of school hours). Leadership opportunities are available.
New spring semester Pods are starting—all are welcome to join!
Sign up here for academic subjects.
Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT SLT Meeting
Tuesday, 2/28/22 @ 6 pm
NEXT Studio Meetings
See Studio updates below.
NEXT General PA Meeting
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.
2022 Digital Collective Program
Appollo Theater Academy
deadline to apply: TODAY, 2/6
2022 Summer Arts Institute
Concert Band, Dance, Film, Orchestral Strings, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music
deadline to apply: TODAY, 2/6
Bronx Zoo Discovery Guides
deadline to apply: 2/9
SOCAPA Summer Arts Camps
NYC, L.A. & VT
fee required; need-based aid available
scholarship reviews: 2/15, 3/15, 4/15
Songwriters Hall of Fame
deadline to submit original song: 2/9
NYC History Day Contest
deadline to submit: 2/28
NYC Public School Film Festival
NYC DOE & Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
deadline to submit: 3/25
FIRST-TIME MATCH OFFER: One-time-use Teacher Friends and Family Code LIFTOFF!
Details: Up to $50 per donor can be matched for donations made using a credit card or PayPal. Donors have to click “Apply a gift or promo code,” enter LIFTOFF, then click “Apply” on the payment screen during checkout.
This match is only valid for one week after the project has been approved.
Mr. G Ben Swope(Never before funded!) would like head lamps which will allow technical theatre students to illuminate their often dark work areas, improving their ability to work safely and effectively.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please share our Donors Choose page.
SECOND SEMESTER BEGAN
Please check all grades from the first semester on PupilPath, and be sure to contact your child's teachers directly if you have any questions.
Senior Showcase Auditions THIS WEEK
Your Senior should have all details on audition opportunities for this year's Senior Dance Showcase in June. If not, please have them reach out to Ms. Mathesius or Mr. Sinacori.
LaGuardia Dance Ensemble
Both Junior and Senior Dance ensembles will perform on February 17th, 2022, at 8 pm at the MMAC. Tickets can be purchased here.
PA DANCE STUDIO MTG - DATE TBD
We will have a brief general update before hosting the first of a few college sessions for our Sophomores/Juniors! If there are specific topics regarding the college process you'd like covered, please let us know.
DANCE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Please stay tuned for more details! If you haven't already, please consider donating to the PA's Dance Studio Appeal (remember to select "Dance Studio" from the drop-down menu). These funds help to cover Dance Dept needs throughout the year.
LaGuardia Dance Website
LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage
PA TECH STUDIO MEETING
Our February meeting was held Wednesday, 2/2. For the minutes, click here. The next one will be on Tuesday, March 1st at 7 pm.
TECH WORK CALLS REMINDER
There will NOT be tech work calls during the February break.
There WILL be tech work calls during the April break.
Tech merch coming soon...
Should you have questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
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Don't miss the February 11th deadline for summer scholarships! See the Live, Love, LaG section at the top of this newsletter.
LaG HS Alumni & Friends website
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.
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 Pods
LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is running free, virtual peer study pods, with flexible scheduling outside of school hours. All are welcome to join!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or sign up here.
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
Movie Night Committee
Parents Night Out Committee
Sunday Night News (training available)
Website (training available) & IT
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, and more!
For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email: email@example.com.
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