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SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 4/24/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #30
April 24, 2022

Music to Our Ears

Congratulations to LaG's Senior Orchestra and its Concerto Concert soloists on their electrifying performances!

Click here to read an article published on 4/11 by NY1.

National Volunteer Week

Did your student(s) participate in National Volunteer Week 2022 during Spring Recess? Or do they volunteer regularly? If so, they might be interested in the diploma Seal of Recognition for Service that can be earned by documenting their volunteerism in x2VOL.

For more info, see "Community Service Hours" under the Useful Info header in the Frequently Asked section below.

4:15 - 7:00 PM

Meet other parents,
see the school &
possibly tour the building
our students spend so much time in ...

General PA Meeting 5/3

Please mark your calendars for our next General PA meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 6 pm via Zoom (link to follow).

Allison Kleiman, LaG's post-secondary specialist, will join us for an overview of the fall course selection process.

Mandarin-, Russian- and Spanish-speaking translators will be available for the meeting.

Stay tuned for the meeting agenda, the April financial report and minutes from the April meeting.

This meeting will be recorded.

Click image to buy raffles by Thursday, 5/5!

Academic Forum Next Week

2022-2023 Course Offerings
and Academic Planning

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 7-8:30 PM


Alyssa Collins, AP Math and Science

Matteo Mannino, AP Social Sciences and World Languages

Julissa Marrero, AP English

School Request for Prom Services

If you or someone you know can help,
please contact
by Friday, 5/20.

DJ (already booked)
help with cost (direct payment to the vendor)

65 low centerpieces around $35/ea

10 bouquets of flowers around $20/ea

2 larger bouquets at $35/ea

2-3 photo kiosks that print on demand and/or email photos to individuals or groups

Bites and Lights!

Open to parents/guardians from all boroughs.

Thursday, May 26th, 6-8 pm
Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill
(4-40 44th Dr. Queens, NY 11101)

Relax by the water, order your own food and drink, and mingle with other LaG parents/guardians. We look forward to seeing everyone face-to-face!


10-min. walk from the E, M and 7 trains
15-min. walk from the LIC ferry
Wear comfortable shoes—the view is worth it!

Please RSVP:
However, we understand that this is a busy season, so we welcome drop-ins as well. Hope to see you there!

Google Maps link:

Attention: Senior Families!

Prom: June 18 @ The Marriott Marquis
Graduation: June 21 @ Location TBA

REMINDER for students to do the following prior to graduation. For complete instructions, please see Allison Kleiman's email "Reminder to update Naviance," sent on 4/5.

1) Enter an outcome for all applications.

2) Indicate enrollment so LaG has permission to send your final transcript with proof of graduation in June.

3) Delete incomplete apps and email Ms. Kleiman the list of schools she needs to remove.

Questions? Students can book an appointment with Ms. Kleiman during their lunch/free period.

REMINDER: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.

REMINDER: Please click image below to contribute if you can!

LaG at the GRAMMYs!

Congratulations to 
Béla Fleck (M&A '76) for winning the 2022 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy! Listen to "My Bluegrass Heart" here.

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

4/5 Gen PA Mtg Recording

Thanks to all who joined our General PA meeting on Tuesday, April 5th. A special thank-you to our guest speaker, Evelyn Carela, LaGuardia's substance abuse prevention and intervention specialist. You can access her informational slides by clicking here.

We also want to thank our school social workers, Dr. Ebony Campbell and Lauren Lydiard, for their videotaped presentation.  And finally, thanks to the Spanish-, Mandarin-, and Russian-language interpreters who helped us

that evening.

For those who missed the meeting, you can access the recording here (passcode: 8?V=J0=#). Please note: The first 10 minutes or so weren't recorded.

Seeking PA Volunteers!

We're looking for 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

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 Admission Panel Recording Link 4/12 here

LaGuardia: Release of 2022 - 2023 Course Catalog 4/11 here

PSPGZ - Attending College Outside the U.S. 4/8 here; watch recording from Allison Kleiman


Please help fulfill Mrs. McGoey’s request to attend an Anti-Racist Parent/Educator workshop to learn essential tools to incorporate anti-racist practices into teaching styles, lesson plans and curricula as well as to empower students to stand up to racial inequality.
Expires 5/6!

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. Expires 5/13!


Please share our DonorsChoose page.

TUESDAY, 5/3/22 @ 6 PM

location TBD

See Studio updates below.

TUESDAY, 4/26/22 @ 6 PM


Please note locations.


Teen Job Hunt Talk
NYPL - Riverside Library
register for 4/26 online event

Virtual Spring NYC College Fair
register for 4/27 online event

2022 Youth Summit:
Youth Rising for Gender Equality

A Call to Men and Youth ACT!
Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Youth Leadership Council
Department of Education

register for 4/28 & 4/29 livestream

Building Emotional Resilience Against Climate Distress (Virtual Roundtable)
GrowNYC Zero Waste Schools
register for 4/28 online event

Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)
for rising college freshmen
$1500 stipend

apply by 4/29

LaG Summer Arts Program
apply by 4/29

Annual Citywide Youth Summit
DOE Students and Educators for Equity
DOE Youth Restorative Justice

register by 4/30

Girls Rise Up STEM-based Dance Program
STEM from Dance

apply by 4/30

2022 Changemakers Award
Arts Ignite
apply by 5/1

ARAS Pioneer Teens Summer Art Program
ARAS Pioneer Teens
apply by 5/1

Art Detectives Program
$960 stipend
Guggenheim Museum
apply by 5/1

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

Summer Camp in Game Design
School of Interactive Arts
apply by 5/1

Tech Scholars: Web Design I & II
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
apply by 5/1

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
apply by 5/3

(Re)connecting Brooklyn's History:
Kenneth C. Davis on Immigration
Center for Brooklyn History Education

register for 5/4 online event

Zero Waste School Awards
NYC Department of Sanitation
apply by 5/6

11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep
sign up to help on 5/7 (17 NYC locations!)

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

Summer Design Institute - Media Design
NYC Dept of Eduction & WarnerMedia
apply by 5/12

Minecraft Education Challenge
submit by 5/13

CS4All Pathfinders Internship Program
Computer Science for All
apply by 5/15

Scene 1 Theater Intensive
The New Group

apply for 7/11-7/29 experience

Rising Scientist Awards
$2000 scholarship for college expenses
Child Mind Institute

teacher submission by 7/5

Free Arts Events

155th International Exhibition of the
American Watercolor Society until 4/30

Salmagundi Club

Center Focus:
Black Women Photographers until 4/29

Hi-ARTS (East Harlem)

American Songbook:
A World of Voices until 4/30

Lincoln Center
("choose what you pay")

Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal until 5/2
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Rockefeller Center Flag Project until 5/6
Rockefeller Center

Head to Toe Accessories Exhibit until 5/8
The Museum at FIT

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

Virtual Visiting Series Concerts
Concerts in Motion
music of multiple genres and languages
music for those with dementia & their caregivers
music for Holocaust survivors


Click here to join our next meeting this Wednesday on Zoom. AP-Music Ben Schott will be on hand to answer parent questions about next year's course choices and auditioning for electives. In addition, we will have two guests from the NYC Opera, a singer and member of the orchestra, who will address "Managing Your Health as a Musician." Please come with your questions about building stamina, overuse and injury prevention, the importance of exercise/sleep/diet, etc. or e-mail them to Minutes of our last meeting are here.

Students must rank their Music Upper Level Course by this Wednesday. For more info, search your email inbox for the 4/14 "Rising Vocal Seniors" email message from AP Ben Schott.

Sign up here to help with setup/sales/cleanup of merch during concerts on 4/28, 4/29, 5/4, 5/6, 5/10, 5/13 and 5/17.

Children's Classical Music Company video interview series audition info 

Juilliard is accepting rolling applications here for this two-week intensive for advanced percussionists age 15+.

"Take Me To The River New Orleans" 
will be showing at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lower Manhattan (4/29-5/5, 7 pm) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Brooklyn (5/17, 6:35 pm). To request tickets, please fill out this form by 3 pm on 4/27.

Orchestral Gems - East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), 5/1, 2 pm at The Town Hall. To request one or two tickets, please fill out this form  by 1 pm on 4/28.

Music Monday 4.11.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage



FRIDAY, 4/29, 4:15-7:00 PM

The show is open to the public, and will feature art by 20 talented Seniors.

Ella Strasser

Kaitlin Teng

Vivian Hu

Julia Steckel

Emma Huang

Luna Baker-Stohlman

Katherine Townsend

Jane Morgan

Grace Yip

Sofie Hayon

Alice Chekunova

Marcello Rudofsky

Solvej Lee

Victoria Murphy

Jayden Chen

Tiffany Lu 

Sophia Sy 

Sophia Torres

Lana Labelle  

Letty Delgado

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


Welcome back from a much-needed Spring Recess. Hope everyone is rested and rejuvenated. Some upcoming dance news/events:

Performance details to be confirmed. Dancers received an email from Tadej this weekend.

TUESDAY, 5/3, 7 pm
Immediately following the General PA meeting. We're hoping to hold this meeting in-person at the school so we can finally get together and meet our fellow parents/caregivers, but we need to confirm with the administration this week. Otherwise, we'll hold the meeting on ZOOM.

Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer for the many end-of-year events! Although they are largely specific to Seniors, it’s a great way to get involved and see what you can look forward to for your dancer!

Please check out @dance_lag for news and updates!

Looking forward to a busy spring! We can be reached at

LaGuardia Dance Website

LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage


Our next meeting will be on Zoom. The agenda will cover how the PA's Tech Studio board functions: budget, leadership roles (current and possible new ones) leading up to elections at the June meeting.

Please check out theInternal Production Calendar for Student Drama Festival (SDF).

The school basement will have 2 brand new chilled water fountains with bottle dispensers after Spring Recess! Now is the time to order a very cool LAGUARDIA * TECH DEPT * INSULATED * STAINLESS STEEL * WATER BOTTLE to keep that fresh water cold for up to 12 hours. Supply is limited! We'll start distributing water bottles the week after Spring Recess, and we'll have an engraving pen on hand so students can put their names on them.

See Tech Order Form, and consider making a donation to Tech with this purchase.

Tech has some new merch! LaG Swag for Tech: Purchase online, and pickup at school.

Should you have questions or comments, please email

LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage


Spring is a busy time in the Drama Studio—we have a number vital volunteer positions and we need YOU to help out! Are you a FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, or JUNIOR family member? Then come support the seniors at the Spring Drama Festival (May 11-27) by selling merchandise and concessions during the performances. It’s an easy way to get involved and meet other parents. Simply select a date/time on this signup sheet to volunteer, and we’ll be in touch!

A big "THANK YOU" to all the families and individuals who contributed to our Spring Drama Festival fundraiser! We are so grateful for your support of our students’ biggest production at LaG!

The all-new designs are here now! Shop here on the LaG HS PA website.

LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage

Monday, April 25
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Academics Course Sequence Review
Tuesday, April 26
Academics Course Sequence Review
Blackout: Senior Jazz & Symphonic Band
6:00p SLT Meeting
6:00p SLT Mtg
6:30p Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 27
Academics Course Sequence Review
Blackout: Senior Art Show
Blackout: Senior Jazz & Symphonic Band
11:19a Senior Showcase
Thursday, April 28
Academics Course Sequence Review
Blackout: Senior Art Show
7:00p Senior Symphonic Band Concert
Friday, April 29
Academics Course Sequence Review
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Poem in Your Pocket Day
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:00p Priority Registration for Summer Arts
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
4:15p Senior Art Show 3
7:00p Senior Jazz Band Concert
Saturday, April 30
Building Closed
Sunday, May 1
Building Closed
First Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Monday, May 2
Eid al-Fitr - Schools Closed
Tuesday, May 3
8:00a AP Environmental Science Exam
Academic/College and Career Planning 1:1 Sessions Begin
12:00p AP Psychology Exam
6:00p General PA Meeting
7:00p Studio Meeting
7:00p Tech Studio PA Meeting

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

DOE: Affordable Internet

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

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

Who to Contact at School

This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.

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.

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.

Ongoing School Notices

Click here to see announcements that have been posted on the schoolwebsite.

PSPGZ - Paying for College 3/28/22 here
Recording from Allison Kleiman

End of March Covid Update 3/23/22 here

Dialogue with College Board  3/11/22 here
from Principal Vasconcelos

PSPGZ - College Application Timeline 3/4/22 here
Slides & recording from Allison Kleiman

Absence Form (no subject) 2/8/22
Only students can access this here.

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!

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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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