Sunday Night News — Issue #36
June 5, 2022
TOMORROW, JUNE 6, 2022
NEW AUCTION ITEMS &
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!
OUR GOAL: 100% PARTICIPATION!
PLEASE HELP US TO RAISE $100K!
JOIN US AT THE GALA
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.
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: 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.
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."
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!
Please share our DonorsChoose page.
PA SPRING ELECTIONS
*Executive Board & SLT*
Tuesday, 6/14/22, 6 pm on Zoom
NEXT SLT MEETING
Thursday, 6/23, 4 pm at school
watch email for Zoom link
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Semi-Annual Art Show
Friday, 6/10, 4:15-7:00 pm
HAMPTONS STUDENT ART SHOW
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
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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.
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.
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!
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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.