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SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 5/15/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #33
May 15, 2022


Announcing our 2022 Gala Honoree, Don Roy King, former “Saturday Night Live” director and legendary television producer!

Click HERE to donate and/or solicit auction items!


PA Bylaws Need Updating
This notice was emailed through PupilPath (subject: PA Bylaws review) to all current families on Friday, 5/6 at 9:02 am.

Changes in the Chancellor of Education's regulations require all NYC public schools to update their Bylaws this school year. A committee of the Executive Board has undertaken a comprehensive review, focusing on three main objectives:

  1. to make sure the Bylaws conform with the updated Chancellor's Regulation A-660
  2. to define Executive Board functions and responsibilities, and 
  3. to clarify and define the PA financial affairs 

A draft of the updated bylaws is 
here, so that PA members can offer feedback before the document is finalized. To help with your review, we have also attached the current Bylaws and the relevant Chancellor's Regulation A-660. (Note that in the draft, the green highlights are direct quotations from the chancellor's regulation A-660).

Please email your feedback to no later than May 15th, 2022. The final document will be distributed on May 26th and voted on at our final General PA meeting on May 31st, 2022, in time to be in effect for the Spring PA elections on June 14th, 2022. 

Gospel Choir Concert
Brings Down the House

Rousing applause for the vocalists, musicians, student directors, faculty, guest artists Anthony Evans (M&A '79, above) and Grammy Award winner Naomi Raine (LaG '05, below), and guest dancers, too!

Manhattan Meetup!

For all current parents/guardians.

Please Join Us

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
53 Great Jones Street | NoHo

Enjoy an in-person gathering, order your own food and drinks, and meet fellow parents/guardians.

Please RSVP by May 16

Amie Hollmann at

Google Map link

We ❤️ Teachers & Staff

To help cover the cost of Gala tickets for our teachers and staff, please donate what you can to this special
Teacher and Staff Fund. Every contribution helps!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Academic Forum Recording

To view the 5/5 Academic Forum panel featuring Alyssa Collins (AP Math and Science), Matteo Mannino (AP Social Sciences and World Languages), and Julissa Marrero (AP English) discussing 2022-2023 course offerings and academic planning, click here (passcode: Vj!%8zPU).

Last week's Love/Sick directed by Lee Lobenhofer. Thank you to playwright and Broadway actor John Cariani for attending and greeting our students!

Distinguished Teacher!

Congratulations to Drama teacher Mala Tsantilas (pictured above with the headshots), who was honored by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars with a Distinguished Teacher award. Detailshere.

Deadline Extended to 5/20


Online Auction begins
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm

(see some of the offerings below)

We are committed to supporting our school, our children and our community.

PA proceeds have helped to fund ALL Studios as well as the following programs:

  • First Day of School and School Culture Events 

  • 5 water coolers: on 7th floor cafe, 5th floor cafe, 3rd floor gym, and 2 at basement A wing

  • All-School Musical 

  • Cap & Gown, Senior Prom/Dance, Graduation

  • Academic Grants, General School Grants and Athletic Grants

  • Student-led initiatives

  • Livestream of our productions

  • Uniforms for sports teams

  • Fencing gear

  • Student club trips and events

  • Academic college workshops

  • Rising Stars

  • And so much more!


Meet Gala 2022 honoree:
Don Roy King
King has directed more live network television than anyone in history, including 16 seasons of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him 11 Primetime Emmys and 15 nominations. He has also been nominated for 15 DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Mr. King has won two other Emmys for his work - one for directing The Mike Douglas Show; and one for heading the design team that revamped the graphic look of CBS News.


Thank you for
all of the wonderful auction items
donated thus far, including:

  • House seats to Dear Evan Hansen

  • Raffle tickets to Plaza Suite and Paradise Square on Broadway

  • Billie Elilish, 2021 by Eliza Geddes, house paint and ink on canvas, 4 x 3 ft 

  • Stunning apartment in Tulum, Mexico 

  • Weekend in the Catskills

  • 2 tickets to ABT’s Met Season

  • Private SAT tutor for 4 hours

  • 3 VIP tickets to a performance of All is Calm, New York City Opera 

  • 2 reserved seats to The Barber of Seville, part of New York City Opera’s Parks Series, with a glass of wine and meet and greet with the singers 

  • 2 reserved seats to La Traviata, part of New York City Opera’s Parks Series, with a glass of wine and meet and greet with the singers

  • Hair Highlights, haircut and blowdry at Tosler Davis Salon

  • 2 Hours Portfolio Review for Future Design College Students plus Introductory Session to the Field of Design (Graphics and Product Design) 

  • 2 house seats for Tony-nominated MJ the Musical 

  • 90 minutes Kitchen Design Consultation with John Buscarello

  • 1 hour private concert in your home by violinist Daniel Phillips and Flutist Tara O’Connor 

  • Dinner for 4 at The Leopard at des Artistes

  • Dinner for 5 at Lucali

  • 2 of $200 gift certificates to II Buco Alimentari & Vineria

  • Summer Straw Hat by Yvonne Cortes Milinery 

  • Rawceuticals

  • emerginC Signature

  • Scientific Organics

  • Lunch/Dinner for 4 at Nordstrom NYC flagship

  • Tickets to Duran Duran concert for August 25 at MSG

With deep gratitude,

The Auction Committee 2022

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

All parents/guardians welcome!

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. We look forward to visiting in-person!


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:

Alumnae TONY Nominees!


Congratulations to Camille A. Brown (LaG '97), who is nominated for TWO Tony Awards - Best Director and Best Choreographer for the Tony nominated Best Play Revival "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf." The play also stars Stacey Sargeant (LaG '94) as Lady in Blue.

Congratulations to Lynn Nottage (M&A ‘82) who wrote the book for “MJ,” which was nominated for Best New Musical!

And a big shoutout to Ellenore Scott (LaG '08) who choreographed "Mr. Saturday Night," which is nominated for 4 Tonys!

Announcing our 2022 Gala Honoree, Don Roy King, former “Saturday Night Live” director and legendary television producer!

Click here to purchase tickets!

PA Executive Board Spring Elections 2022-2023

Want to be part of a vibrant, creative and committed group of LaGuardia parents? Become a leader in our Parents Association Executive Board!

On Tuesday June 14, at 6 PM on Zoom, we will elect members to the PA's Executive Board. We encourage everyone to consider running for a position, so please do by emailing us at

We're kicking off our election season by first announcing the PA's three mandatory positions: Co-Presidents; Treasurer; Recording Secretary.

As we update our PA bylaws, and ratify them at our General PA meeting on Tuesday, May 31, the other PA Executive Board positions will be revealed, so stay tuned!

Please note that our school must have at least one mandatory position filled by June 30, 2022 in order to have a functioning PA for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Reduced Cost Test Prep

The LaGuardia High School Parents Association and its executive board members are not in any way affiliated with Academic Approach, nor are we responsible for the fulfillment of this offer.

For Sophomore and Junior students interested in taking a test prep class for the SAT or ACT this summer, Academic Approach (a nationally recognized test prep company that serves many of the top public and private schools in the country) offers its services to LaGuardia students for 1/3 of the regular cost.

Click here to find out about scheduling and pricing.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Academic Forum at

Seeking PA Volunteers!

We're looking for volunteers to join our 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:

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.

PSPGZ - Spotlight: Fine Arts 5/13 from Ms. Kleiman here

2022-2023 Planning Information 5/12 from Ms. Vasconcelos here

Changes to your AP Room Assignments 5/11 from Ms. Seid here

LaGuardia: Student Government Applications for 22-23 Now Available. Due the 16th 5/10 from Dr. Sticklin-Witherspoon here




(There are no new projects at this time.)

*includes vote on changes to PA Bylaws*
Tuesday, 5/31, 6 pm, 5th FL cafeteria

check Studio Updates below

date and time TBD
location TBD

*Executive Board & SLT*
Wednesday, 6/14/22, 6 PM on Zoom


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

EDNY Brooklyn Justice Institute:
Crime, the Constitution and the Courts

Brooklyn Law School + Federal Bar Council
July 25-29 summer camp
teacher/admin signup by 5/15

SDNY Manhattan Justice Institute:
Crime, the Constitution and the Courts
Brooklyn Law School + Federal Bar Council
July 25-29 summer camp

teacher/admin signup by 5/15

TeenLIVE Author Talks:
Misa of Japanese Ammo & Mike Montesa
NYPL 53rd ST

register for 5/26 online event

Minecraft Net Zero Challenge
submit by 5/27

Next Gen Democracy Camp
up to $200 stipend
apply by 5/27

First Tech Fund 2022-2023 Fellowship
mentors from leading NYC companies
apply by 6/1

Literacy Unbound Summer Institute
professional artists teachers worldwide
apply by 6/3

TECH360 Summer Bootcamp
$500 stipend
America on Tech
apply by 6/5

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

teacher submission by 7/5

ONE Lab Summer Studio 2022
fee required; scholarships available

apply for 7/5-7/15 session

Scene 1 Theater Intensive
The New Group

apply for 7/11-7/29 experience

Free Arts Events

Columbia University Film Festival until 5/16
Lenfest Center for the Arts + online

Columbia MFA New Plays Festival until 5/21
Lenfest Center for the Arts

Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition until 5/22
Wallach Art Gallery

Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song until 5/22
The Morgan Library & Museum
(rsvp for free Fridays 5-7 pm)

That's Life: Vintage Photographs by Twentieth-Century Master Photojournalists until 5/26
Keith de Lellis Gallery

Rubem Robierb: Dream Machine II + Peace Makers during May
Taglialatella Galleries NY, Randall's Island

Black Dolls until 6/5
NY Historical Society
("pay-as-you-wish Fridays 6-8 pm")

Faith Ringgold: American People at the New Museum until 6/5
("pay-what-you-wish Thursdays 7-9 pm")

Jonas Mekas: The Camera was always running until 6/5
The Jewish Museum

Unmasked until 6/5
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway until 7/15
Broadway from 64th St to 157th St

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

Piano in Bryant Park until 10/7
ragtime, stride and jazz 12:30-2:30 pm daily

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


Reminder that this week is remote Dance Observation Week. To find your dancer's classes, click here.

this Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Room 857
Come meet your fellow parents!

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero

Instagram: @dance_lag

PA Dance Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Dance Studio


this Tuesday, 7 pm, in-person and livestreamed

Please volunteer here!

this Thursday, 7 pm, in-person and livestreamed

next Tuesday, 7 pm

Mostly Mozart in Harmony invites LaG students to perform with Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra this summer. M
ore info here, and register here by 5/30.

Available for sale at all shows and online next week.

Anne Gregorio & Nan Hawley (Instr)
Michael Capasso & Marcee Smith 

PA Music Monday Newsletter

PA Music Studio Merch Store

PA Music Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Music Studio


Congratulations to everyone on their performances and work last week. LOVE/SICK was amazing! THIS WEEK: The Late Wedding 5/18 through 5/20 at 6:45. Livestream will be available on Wednesday and Friday.

SDF volunteer signup sheet

at school, 6-7 pm
Please join us for our first in-person PODS meeting in two years. We will be joined by some of our seniors discussing their college process. 
Details to follow.

online and pick up at school.

Elizabeth Compo & Daniel Ott

PA Drama Studio Merch Store

PA Drama Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio


Sign up to help sell Tech merch at LaG during SDF2 and SDF3 here! Thank you to all who volunteered for Teacher Appreciation, SDF1 Merch sales and blackout breakfast and lunch!

7 pm, on Zoom
Vote for next year's leadership.

Louisa Chafee & Emily Steed

PA Tech Studio Minutes

PA Tech Studio Merch Store

PA Tech Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Technical Theater Studio


this Friday at LaG, 4:15-7:00 pm

ART YARD Portfolio aims to assist students in portfolio development, hone their ability to take excellent photographs of their art, develop strong interview skills, and provide organizational tools to help with the college application process. This 8-week program will take place 7-9 pm on Wednesdays between 5/11 and 6/29, 7-9 pm. Classes are 2 hours long and will take place on Zoom. All info

Susan Ferugio & Marie Wolpert

PA  Art Studio Newsletter

PA  Art Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio

Monday, May 16
Blackout: New Music
5:30p 2023 - College Essay Writing (1 of 3)
Tuesday, May 17
6:00p SLT Meeting
6:00p Percussion and New Music Ensembles Spring Showcase
6:30p Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 18
Blackout: Senior Art Show
8:00a AP Chemistry Exam
11:19a Senior Showcase
12:00p AP English Literature and Composition Exam
6:45p SDF 2 - The Late Wedding
Thursday, May 19
Blackout: Senior Art Show
12:00p AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam
6:45p SDF 2 - The Late Wedding
7:00p Show Choir Concert
Friday, May 20
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:00p AP United States Government and Politics Exam
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
4:15p Senior Art Show 4
6:45p SDF 2 - The Late Wedding
Sunday, May 22
Building Closed
Monday, May 23
Professional Development Bell Schedule
5:30p 2023 - College Essay Writing (2 of 3)

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 - Academic Planning and Course Preferences Slides and Recording from Ms. Kleiman 5/6 here

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

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

Auction/Gala Committee

Communications / Website Committee

Election Committee

Fundraising 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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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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