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.
SENIOR ART SHOW #3
THIS FRIDAY, 4/29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PLEASE JOIN US
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!
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
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 email:email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 laguardiahs.org 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.
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!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
Please share our DonorsChoose page.
NEXT GENERAL PA MEETING
TUESDAY, 5/3/22 @ 6 PM
NEXT STUDIO MEETINGS
See Studio updates below.
NEXT SLT MEETING
TUESDAY, 4/26/22 @ 6 PM
Please note locations.
PA MUSIC STUDIO MEETING: 4/27, 7 pm
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 MusicStudioInfo@laguardiahspa.org. Minutes of our last meeting are here.
RISING VOCAL SENIORS: 4/27 DEADLINE
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.
THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY!!
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 here.
SUMMER PERCUSSION SEMINAR
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
SENIOR ART SHOW #3: SAVE THE DATE!
FRIDAY, 4/29, 4:15-7:00 PM
The show is open to the public, and will feature art by 20 talented Seniors.
HELPFUL ART LINKS
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:
JUNIOR DANCE ENSEMBLE:
Performance details to be confirmed. Dancers received an email from Tadej this weekend.
PA DANCE STUDIO MTG:
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!
DANCE DEPARTMENT INSTAGRAM
Please check out @dance_lag for news and updates!
Looking forward to a busy spring! We can be reached at email@example.com.
LaGuardia Dance Website
LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage
PA TECH STUDIO MTG: 5/3, 7 pm
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.
SDF PRODUCTION CALENDAR
Please check out theInternal Production Calendar for Student Drama Festival (SDF).
WATER FOUNTAINS &
TECH DEPT WATER BOTTLES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
JOIN THE TEAM AND PITCH IN!
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!
SDF FUNDRAISER - THANK YOU!
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!
NEW DRAMA MERCH AVAILABLE!!
The all-new designs are here now! Shop here on the LaG HS PA website.
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
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Who to Contact at School
This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.
DOE supports and resources are here.
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.
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 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 email@example.com 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.
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
Communications / Website 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!
Sign Up and Choose
LaGuardia High School
Parents Association Inc.
For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.