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Originally delivered on 6/6/2022 7:16 am

SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 6/5/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #36
June 5, 2022

In-Person Auction/Gala


REDUCED PRICES on select items
+ JOIN US Monday at Bottino!!!

Click image to bid on Auction Items,
take a chance on Raffle Tickets
and purchase Gala Tickets!



honoring 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.

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!

Graduation Dance Concert

Congratulations, dancers! We were mesmerized by your grace, and moved by your passion!! 

PA Executive Board Spring Elections 2022-2023

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

On Tuesday June 14, 6 PM via Zoom, we will elect members to the PA's Executive Board. Please pre-register for the meeting here.

We encourage everyone to consider running for a position, so please do by completing the nomination forms below: self-nomination or to nominate someone else.

If you have any questions, please email us at


Thank you, Senior Chorus!

Senior Chorus sang at Liberty Plaza for Sing for Hope. A special guest was Alex Garfin (LaG '21).

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

Bites and Lights

A huge Thank You to all of the parents who came out to attend the Queens Parent/Guardian Get-Together on Thursday May 26, at the Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill Restaurant located in Queens. It was a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without you!

All boroughs were welcomed, and many were represented. It was a beautiful evening on the waterfront—with dinner, great conversation, and a fun game of trivia about famous LaGuardia alumni, plus giveaways.

Mission accomplished in bringing parents and guardians together, connecting families, and having fun!

Looking forward to next year!

Erica Reaves and Paula Trotto

Seeking PA Volunteers!

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.

6/1 SY22-23 Calendar, Application, Schedule Updates here from Ms. Vasconcelos

5/31 LaGuardia: Student Mental Health Advocates Applications Due June 15 here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

5/26 Chancellor's Message: Safety in Our Schools here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

5/25 Horrific Events & Changes to Regents here from Ms. Vasconcelos

5/24 LaGuardia: Events Committee Planning Game Night here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

5/17 LaGuardia: Please Take our Equity Survey! here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon (on behalf of Student Equity Leaders)


So far this school year, 37 LaGuardia projects have been funded! THANK YOU!!

Although 2021-2022 is coming to a close, our teachers still need our help!

Ms. Schwarz has requested art supplies for her Summer Enrichment Art Studio class.

Ms. Steffen has requested a new laptop to aid in planning and displaying lessons, and grading assignments for her Literature Class.  “In my district, teachers are not supplied with working laptops."


Please share our DonorsChoose page.

*Executive Board & SLT*
Tuesday, 6/14/22, 6 pm on

Thursday, 6/23, 4 pm at school
watch email for Zoom link


Chicago: Teen Edition @ LaGuardia
5/31-6/9 auditions
sign up for VOCAL and DANCE

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

Sound Thinking NYC Summer Intensive
apply by 6/6

YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute
up to $200 stipend
apply by 6/6

Acing Your Resume and Interview Questions
Believe & Inspire
register for 6/7 online workshop

All-City HS Music Program
register for 6/12 audition

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

College Bound Academy 2022
for rising seniors
TGR Foundation
apply for 7/18-22 session
apply for 7/25-7/29 session
apply for 8/1-8/5 session

Free Arts Events

Books on Broadway until 6/7
Bryant Park

Side Walk, 6' Apart in New York City until 6/10
New-York Historical Society
("pay-as-you-wish" Fridays 6-8 pm)

Broadway Grand Gallery exhibition until 6/15
The Times Square Alliance and Playbill

Jazz in Times Square until 6/16
Jazz at Lincoln Center & Morgan Stanley

Sounds at Sunset until 6/16
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dance in Times Square until 6/17
Ailey Extension

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

Picnic Performances @ 7 pm until 10/17
Bryant Park

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


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


Spring Semi-Annual Art Show
Friday, 6/10, 4:15-7:00 pm

As a gallery dedicated to fostering the arts and the arts community and encouraging emerging artists,
 J. Mackey Gallery in East Hamptonis proud to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the emerging artists at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, an iconic and vital source of arts education in New York City. The gallery show on June 4 -5 featured work by 37 LaG Art Studio students.

Many of the student artists featured in the show were able to attend the opening reception on Saturday evening and all enjoyed the performance by a jazz trio of LaG Music Studio Sophomores.

Susan Ferugio & Marie Wolpert

PA  Art Studio Newsletter

PA  Art Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio


Click here to help with merch setup/sales/cleanup during the Semi Annual concerts on 6/10 & 6/11.

We also need volunteers on 6/17 to help serve lunch to Seniors and on 6/17 for the accepted student Open House (signup coming soon).

Mark your calendar! Details coming soon.

Monday, 6/20, 7:30 pm
Seeking candidates! To learn more and/or to express your interest, please fill out this form. Watch for complete details in tomorrow's Music Monday.

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

Tuesday, June 7
7:00p General PA Meeting
7:00p Studio Meeting
Wednesday, June 8
Blackout: Semi-Annual Art Show
Blackout: Junior Scenes (Davidson 2)
11:19a Senior Showcase
4:00p Dance Junior Projects
7:00p Planning for College: Grades 9 through 11, Affording College 101
7:00p Dance Junior Projects
Thursday, June 9
Chancellor's Conference Day - Students Not in Attendance
1:00p Class of 2023 College Workshop: Common App Supplimental Essays
Friday, June 10
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Blackout: Semi-Annual Art Show
Blackout: Junior Scenes (Warden)
Term 2, Marking Period 3 Ends
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
4:15p Spring Semi-Annual Art Show
7:00p Spring Semi-Annual Concert
Saturday, June 11
3:00p Spring Semi-Annual Concert
Sunday, June 12
Building Closed
Monday, June 13
9:00a Spring Sing (Buffamanti)
11:30a Spring Sing (Davidson 1)

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2022-2023

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.

5/20/22 Regents Information here from Ms. Collins

5/16/22 How to Renew Your 504 Plan for Next Yearhere and Updated 504 Forms here from Owen Harkness

5/12/22 2022-2023 Planning Information herefrom Ms. Vasconcelos

5/6/22 PSPGZ - Academic Planning and Course Preferences Slides and Recording from Ms. Kleiman here

4/11/22 LaGuardia: Release of 2022 - 2023 Course Catalog here

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

3/11/22 Dialogue with College Board herefrom Principal Vasconcelos

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

2/8/22 Absence Form (no subject) 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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