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:
- to make sure the Bylaws conform with the updated Chancellor's Regulation A-660
- to define Executive Board functions and responsibilities, and
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
For all current parents/guardians.
Please Join Us
THIS TUESDAY, MAY 17, 4-6 PM
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 email@example.com
Google Map link
We â¤ï¸ 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!
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
CLICK TO DONATE YOUR ITEMS
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
Cap & Gown, Senior Prom/Dance, Graduation
Academic Grants, General School Grants and Athletic Grants
Livestream of our productions
Uniforms for sports teams
Student club trips and events
Academic college workshops
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
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 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
All parents/guardians welcome!
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. 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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
FULL DETAILS HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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
THANK YOU FOR FULLY FUNDING MS. BARILE's AND MS. PAN’s RECENT PROJECTS!!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
(There are no new projects at this time.)
FINAL GENERAL PA MEETING
*includes vote on changes to PA Bylaws*
Tuesday, 5/31, 6 pm, 5th FL cafeteria
NEXT STUDIO MEETINGS
check Studio Updates below
NEXT SLT MEETING
date and time TBD
PA SPRING ELECTIONS
*Executive Board & SLT*
Wednesday, 6/14/22, 6 PM on Zoom
SENIOR ART SHOW #4, 5/20
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 infohere.
Susan Ferugio & Marie Wolpert
PA Art Studio Newsletter
PA Art Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio
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| Tuesday, May 17|
| Wednesday, May 18|
| Thursday, May 19|
| Friday, May 20|
| Sunday, May 22|
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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 - 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.
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.
This nonprofit strives to offer "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."
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.