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Originally delivered on 4/3/2022 9:03 pm

SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 4/3/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #28
April 3, 2022

Next Gen PA Meeting 4/5

Our next General PA meeting is this Tuesday, April 5th, at 7 pm via Zoom. To register, click here.

In addition to updates about the school and upcoming PA events, LaGuardia's team of social workers will join us—Dr. Ebony Campbell and Lauren Lydiard—along with substance abuse prevention and intervention specialist Evelyn Carela.

Click here for the meeting agenda and here for the minutes from the March meeting. Stay tuned for the March financial report.

This meeting will be recorded and made available to those who aren't able
to attend.

We look forward to seeing you!

Congrats, Opera Students!

Pirates of Penzance
was a swashbuckling smash!

Thank you to all who attended the live performances and/or watched the livestreams from home!!

Above: Sullivan cast
Below: Gilbert cast

Attention: Senior Families!

The deadline to order caps & gowns is MIDNIGHT (SUNDAY, 4/3). Donations toward caps & gowns can be made here.

Music Seniors must submit the Music Commencement Assessment Reflective Essay by TOMORROW (Monday, 4/4).

Seniors must complete the 2022 Diploma Name Verification Google Form. You must be logged into your LaGuardia Gmail account in order to access the Google Form and you will need to enter your student ID number and official class/homeroom which are both printed on the front of your LaGuardia student ID card.

LaG at the GRAMMYs!

If you missed it, check out former LaG teacher and alum Curtis Stewart ('04) performing during the 2022 GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony here.

College Admissions Panel

April 11th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Virtual Panel Discussion on

College Admission
with representatives from a cross section of colleges and universities

Be sure to tune in! There will be interpreter services for families speaking Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

3/24 Mental Health Forum

Thank you to all who were able to join us last Thursday for "How to Talk to Our Teens About the War in Ukraine." And many thanks to our parent social workers Jennifer Abcug and Sherry Stuart for leading the discussion!

Resources shared during the meeting:

How to Talk With Your Child 
About the War in Ukraine

(American Academy of Pediatrics)

Your Kids are hearing About the War
in Ukraine

(The Washington Post)

Donations to support the people in Ukraine can be made to many nonprofits, including these:

International Rescue Committee

Médecins Sans Frontières
Doctors Without Borders

Unicef USA

World Food Program USA

To verify and learn more about a charity, search these websites:

IRS: Tax Exempt Organization Search




The LaG HS PA Executive Board and its members are not affiliated with any of the organizations listed above.

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
Seeking Yarn Donations

Tech is starting a knitting, weaving and crochet unit. Backstage at the opera, some students have already taught each other, and some will have their work featured during the SDF season.

If you or someone you know has extra yarn in need of busy, learning, creative fingers, Tech will take it. 
Please send yarn donations to the attention of Amelia Dombrowski.


Please Join the LaG HS PA/SLT Nominating Committee

We are looking for a team of 5 volunteers to form a Nominating Committee in preparation for the 2022-23 PA (Executive Board) and the 2022-24 SLT (School Leadership Team) elections taking place in June.

The only requirements to be part of the committee are: a) you must be a parent or guardian of a student at LaGuardia and b) you must not be a current EB member planning to run for the 2022-23 PA Executive Board (this stipulation does not apply to the 2022-24 SLT elections).

Please email:

Congrats, Student Conductors!

Check out this 
article about LaG students Abigail Hua, Aidan Islam, Alexander Koziel and Zoe Shackwho were chosen for 4 of the 5 inaugural Kids on Stage conducting apprenticeships offered by The New York Pops—and LaG student and Kids on Stage instrumentalist Liana Logan (double bass)!

You can see them in action during

The New York Pops' 39th Birthday Gala
on April 25th.

For more info about PopEd music education programming and student opportunities, click here.

Alums to Watch

See the Alumni & Friends website for more info!

Ciaran Bowling (LaG '15) in the Irish Repertory Theatre production of TWO BY SYNGE, April 13 to May 22, 2022!

Zach Bravo (LaG '15) is making his Broadway National North American Tour debut as Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger


Princess Lockerooo - AKA Samara Cohen (LaG '03), known as the Queen of Wacking, performs at the New York Botanical Garden's ORCHID EVENINGS, April 2, 9, 16, 22, & 23, 7-10 pm

Lilli Cooper (LaG '08) stars in the new Broadway comedy "Potus" opening April 14, 2022 at the Schubert Theater

Alison Saporta (LaG '15) is a Classical Vocal finalist in the Music International Grand Prix Competition!

Seeking PA Volunteers!

The Gala and Auction Committees are seeking additional volunteers, especially those with graphic design and event planning skills. If you can help organize, plan, design, solicit items and/or support this event in any other way, please reach out to to Co-VPs AnneMarie Nasello and Kanokwan Sire:

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:

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.

College Search 101 4/1 here
Recording from Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman

LaGuardia Summer Arts 3/30 here

SGO Progress Survey 3/29 here

DOE: Affordable Internet 3/29here

Paying for College 3/28 here
Recording from Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman


We’re more than halfway there!

Please help fulfill Ms. Pan's request for a new computer to help facilitate the creation of high quality interactive math lessons and videos for students in Algebra l and Discrete Math.


Please share our DonorsChoose page.

TUESDAY, 4/5/22 @ 7 PM

See Studio updates below.

TUESDAY, 4/26/22 @ 4:15 PM

All are virtual, unless noted.


PAID Artslife 2022 Internship
Museum of Art and Design (MAD)
apply by 4/3

College Essay Writing Workshops
for Juniors
NYPL Bloomingdale Library
register for 4/5 & 4/6 in-person events

Inside Writing Zoom Talk Show
Gotham Writers
enroll for 4/6 class
links for future 5 pm Wednesday classes

Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Child Mild Institute
submit 60-90 second video by 4/7 to:

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

Student Historian Internship (July-August)
New York Historical Society Museum & Library
apply by 4/10

PAID Teen Transmitters Summer Internship
The Paley Center for Media
apply by 4/11

Interviews: What to do Before, During
and After
Believe & Inspire
register for 4/12 virtual event

Student Interview Skills Workshop
Division of Multilingual Learners & CUNY Immigrant Community Ambassadors
register for 4/12 virtual event

GuggTeens Conversations Spring 2022
discuss environmental justice and create

any kind of art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
chance to win gift card for sharing your art
Google form for online 4/14 & 5/12 events and/or in-person 6/2 & 6/16 events (free round-trip MTA card & snacks)

PAID Summer Theater Internship
for "college-aged" students
apply by 4/15

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

Urban Ecology HS Internships
Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
2022 Urban Eco-Teen Internship apply by 5/6
2022 Garden 2 Market Internship apply by 5/6

Free Arts Events


TUESDAY, 4/5, 6 PM
Our April meeting will focus on applying to college, and will take place immediately before the General PA meeting at 7 pm. Join 

Tech is starting a knitting, weaving and crochet unit. Backstage at the opera, some students have already taught each other, and some will have their work featured during the SDF season.

If you or someone you know has extra yarn in need of busy, learning, creative fingers, Tech will take it. Please send yarn donations to the attention of Amelia Dombrowski.

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



This public event will be a celebration of jazz! Hill Country has lifted their mask and vaccination mandate, so all music students are eligible to audition. NOTE: This is NOT a school event. Details and the submission form are 

TUESDAY, 4/12, 7 PM
Zoom link will follow.

Music Monda3.28.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage


We're planning an IN-PERSON PODS meeting at school on April 11th instead, pending approval. Please stay tuned for a special announcement!

Spring is a busy time in the Drama Studio, and we have many vital volunteer positions that need filling, including: merch and concessions sales at the SDFs; merch distribution during the school day, etc. Please stay tuned for an announcement this week with a Volunteer Signup that will be sent to all Drama families.

The SDFs are just around the corner! Your support is more vital than ever. Remember: Your sponsorship today benefits the Drama classes to come! So Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman families, please join the Seniors in donating here!

Shop on the LaG PA website here.

LaG HS PA Drama 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

Tuesday, April 5
COVID-19 Testing
Blackout: Freshman Scenes (Stafford)
6:00p Tech Studio PA Meeting
Wednesday, April 6
11:19a Senior Showcase
Friday, April 8
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
Monday, April 11
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Requested Audition
Blackout: Concerto Concert
LaGuardia Climate Week
6:00p Juniors: College Admission Panel (Virtual)
Tuesday, April 12
LaGuardia Climate Week

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2021-2022

Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean and French translations here.


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

NYC DOE Parent University Course Catalogue

NYC DOE Mindfulness for Parents Courses

NYPL Money Matters

Multilingual Learners

DOE supports and resources are here.

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.

End of March Covid Update 3/23 here

Dialogue with College Board from Principal Vasconcelos 3/11 here

College Process Timeline 3/4
Notes and Zoom link from Post-Secondary Specialist Allison Kleiman

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

Gala/Auction 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!

We Appreciate Your Gift!
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For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email:

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.

The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, non-LaGuardia HS entities / offers / programs / services / events featured in our communications.

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