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Originally delivered on 2/27/2022 8:46 pm

SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 2/27/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #23
February 27, 2022

General PA Meeting

Please join us THIS TUESDAY, March 1st at 6 pm via Zoom for updates about the school and PA activities. Register here. This meeting will be recorded.

In honor of Women's History Month, we're delighted to have four female LaGuardia club leaders join us to share their work and goals. We'll be hearing from the Women's Empowerment, LaG (YN), Saving Mothers and Room to Read clubs.

We're also excited to announce that we will have Spanish-, Mandarin- and Russian-speaking interpreters at the meeting.

Click here for the agenda, here for minutes from the February General PA Meeting, and here for the PA's February financial report.

We look forward to seeing you!

Congrats All-School Musical Cast and Crew!

All Shook Up! was a rousing return to the Concert Hall stage!

We thank all of our PA volunteers who helped to make it a success! Raffle ticket sales raised $13,842 for the PA.

Congrats, winners!
Neal Blum (Costco); Avery Brandon (Dr. K - Dwight Gooden); Louise Henri (Ellen's Stardust Diner); Kimberly Kefgen (Charlie Palmer); Carolyn Levinson (Come from Away); Linda Leykam (Met Opera); Laura Lipkin (Aladdin); Johanna Schmitt (ArtBook)

Can't wait until next year to see more LaG musical theater talent? You might catch some former LaG grads singing at Ellen's Stardust Diner, which offers 15% off to students (with LaG i.d.)!

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single-page format here

Academic Forum

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.

Alumni & Friends

Summer study scholarship application

Apply here.

Freshman Parents Mtg

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! It just makes sense.

Register HERE

Freshman parents only! Be there
or be elliptical.

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.

Alum Jazz Teacher Honored

Check out this inspiring Good Morning America 
segment featuring former M&A jazz teacher Bob Stuart!

Alums this Bway Season

Thank you to Richard Hodge, who let us know that Molly Ranson ('89) is performing in Plaza Suite, which began previews on Friday!

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,
starring Ayana George ('88)!

Let us know if we've missed any alums currently in the spotlight!

NYC School Survey

How do you feel about LaGuardia? Sharing your feedback with the DOE is essential to an informed community. Take the NYC School Survey here.

Child Mind Institute

Free, evidence-based video and print resources that address crucial mental health + coping skills can be found here.

Designed for students, topics include feelings, thoughts, mindfulness, relaxation and managing intense emotions. Skill sheets summarize key ideas and include an activity.

Feb-June Absence Protocol

Until the end of this school year, if your student is absent, they must fill out this form (only students can access it).

Senior Families: Prom Info

Please click here for guidance and planning info from AP Engagement & Guidance, Mark J. Stricklin-Witherspoon, Ed.D.

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.

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

MONDAY, 2/28/22 @ 6 PM

See Studio updates below.

TUESDAY, 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.

National High School Design Competition
Cooper Hewitt
application deadline: 2/28

NYC History Day Contest
Brooklyn Library
submission deadline: 2/28

Summer Travel Scholarships (need-based)

Trip of a Lifetime 2022
application deadline: 3/1

Career Talk: So You Want to be
a Performer/Arts Worker?
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
registration required for 3/3 virtual event

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
HS Summer Internship Program
application deadline: 3/4

Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest
NYC Environmental Protection
submission deadline: 3/4

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

NYC Public School Film Festival

Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
submission deadline: 3/25

International Center of Photography
Teen Academy Scholarship
classes begin 4/7

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


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.

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.


Please share our DonorsChoose page.


Congratulations to our Tech students and all the other Studios on All Shook Up!

Our next meeting is this Tuesday, March 1st at 7 pm (or directly following the General PA meeting adjournment). For minutes of all past meetings, click 

Should you have questions or comments, please email

LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage



Reminder: We're meeting this Tuesday, March 1st, at 7:15 pm (note the time change). Zoom link here.

Our guest will be Allison Kleiman, who will discuss post secondary options for students. AP Ben Schott and new teacher Victor Clark will also be in attendance. If you have any questions for Allison or Ben, please fill out this form.

Music Monday 2.7.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage



Tuesday, 3/1, 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars, and register here. We will be joined by a very special panel of university representatives of BA & BFA theater programs from around the country, including:

  • May Andrale: Director, Fordham University Theatre Program
  • Jennifer Chang: Head of Undergraduate Acting, UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Aaron Todd Douglas: Director, Actor Training Program, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater
  • Robert Hoyt: Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Tisch Drama, NYU
  • Cameron Knight: Head of Acting, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Jack Tamburri: Director, Conservatory of Theater Arts, Purchase College, SUNY

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 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


Our next studio meeting is Wednesday, March 2nd at 7 pm. Zoom link here.

We will be joined by Jeff Johnston, Admission Director, San Francisco Art Institute.

Senior Show One - Friday, March 4, 4:15 to 7:00 pm

Open to the public. Please fill out the health screening prior to entering the building and have ID and proof of Covid vaccination.

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

Art Department Webpage

Join our FB Group

LaG HS PA  Art Studio Webpage

Monday, February 28
Professional Development Bell Schedule
6:00p SLT Mtg
Tuesday, March 1
First Day of Women's History Month
7:00p Music Studio General Meeting
7:00p Tech Studio PA Meeting
Wednesday, March 2
Blackout: Senior Art Show
11:19a Senior Showcase
Thursday, March 3
Blackout: Senior Art Show
Friday, March 4
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
4:15p Senior Art Show 1
Wednesday, March 9
11:19a Senior Showcase

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).

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

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.

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.

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Gala/Auction Committee

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!

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