Sunday Night News — Issue #6
October 2, 2022
Thank you to everyone who participated in the PA Executive Board (EB) & School Leadership Team (SLT) elections last week.
Please welcome our newly elected members who will serve us for the 2022-2023 school year.
Newly Elected PA EB Officers
1st VP Communications
3rd VP Fundraising
Newly Elected SLT Representative
SLT Freshman Rep
Special thanks and deep gratitude go to our team of election volunteers and school administrators who helped make the election a success.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
General PA Meeting
In-person, Little Flower Theater
PA Executive Board Meeting
Please note that meeting locations are subject to change.
We need volunteers to participate in 3 important new committees that will:
1. Help interview and hire a new school parent coordinator.
2. Help define LaG's Mission & Vision
3. Make recommendations regarding next year's bell schedule.
Interested in participating in one of these committees? Please send an email to Jamie McShane at email@example.com with a sentence or two on which committee you would like to serve and why.
Please keep in mind, we are seeking a mix of volunteers who can address the concerns of grades 9 through 12 and represent our diverse community of families. Thanks in advance for your willingness to serve!
CLASS OF 2026 PARENTS
A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2026 parents. Click here to access.
CLASS OF 2025 PARENTS
A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2025 parents. Click here to access.
THIS IS NOT A LAGHSPA FUNDRAISER.
Please check out this GoFundMe campaign if you would like to help the alumni who led our Rising Stars 2021 production team to attend the NY Emmy Award ceremony so there is a student presence to receive the award in the event that they win their category (see below)!
Unfortunately, LAGHSPA can only allocate funds to current LaGuardia student initiatives, and all of the RS2021 student nominees are now alumni.
If you can make an introduction to potential sponsors for future Rising Stars initiatives, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY EmmyÂ® Award Nomination!
Rising Stars 2021:
Behind the Mask
has been nominated for a NY Emmy® Award for "Long Form Content" (longer than 10 minutes) under the “Teen 13-19” category.
What a testament to the incredible cast and crew who persevered during COVID-19 to keep this LaGuardia HS tradition alive! Special thanks to all families, alumni and extended community members who supported us by tuning in and spreading the word!
Please continue to watch and share! Rising Stars was the most-watched video on The WNET Group's AllArts.org platform during 2021. Let's keep our place among the best and brightest featured on AllArts for a second year in a row!!
Thank you for celebrating LaGuardia!
Read the press releases to learn more.
Gabriel Kosakoff Memorial Concert
You are invited to join us on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7pm in the LaGuardia Concert Hall for a joyful celebration of the life and legacy of the beloved Gabriel Kosakoff (Music and Art 1944 alumnus, and Instrumental Music Faculty and Chair 1956-1991), who passed away in March 2022. Doors will open at 6:30pm and seating is general admission.
The event is free but requires advance registration. Click here to register. Once you have registered, your name will be at the check-in at LaGuardia. Please arrive by 6:45pm.
from Assistant Principal &
Athletic Director Gregory Brummell
All students must complete a Medical form, Parental Consent form and COVID consent to participate in athletics. All forms must be completed by a parent or guardian, and physician prior to attending the first tryout. Please use the links below to access these forms.
Parent Consent Form
(to be completed by a physician)
For more information, please refer to the 7/12/22 "Welcome! The Athletics Director" email message from "Gregory Brummell."
Class of 2023 College Info
If you missed Allison Kleiman's 6/23/22 "Summary of Post-Secondary Resources for the Class of 2023," click here.
Senior Class Parents
"LaGuardia Class of 2023" is a new Facebook Group for parents of seniors from all Studios. Please request to join by emailing Music/Instrumental parent Anne Gregorio.
Test Prep Offer
Premier SAT/ACT tutoring for an affordable price! Academic Approach provides some of the top test prep courses in the country, and it offers LaGuardia students these courses for 1/3 of the regular price.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Financial assistance available through the Academic Forum. Please send questions about the course or about financial aid to: email@example.com.
NONAFFILIATION, NONFULFILLMENT & NONENDORSEMENT DISCLAIMER: The LaGuardia High School Parents Association Inc (LAGHSPA) and its officers and elected members are not in any way affiliated with the donor, organization or venue (DONOR) offering the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor with the producers of the event associated with the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor are we responsible for the fulfillment of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER. Furthermore, the promotion by LAGHSPA of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER provided by DONOR, does not constitute endorsement by LAGHSPA and will not be construed to imply that LAGHSPA approves, supports, endorses, or sponsors any product or service provided by DONOR.
Parents Association Signup
Welcome! We're excited to share the 2022-2023 school year with you at LaGuardia High School!
At this time, the school is not permitted to share your contact information with us.
To participate fully with the PA and get the most out of your time at LaGuardia, we need you to sign up for LAGHSPA communications and to gain access to content on the PA website that is restricted to current LaG families, such as Studio bulletin boards and our Online Directory.
Click here if you're new to LaGuardia.
Click here if you're returning.
We hope you'll connect with us!
Thank You for Your Patience
Our website and email addresses have recently changed.
We apologize for any inconvenience, including temporary disruption of email addresses and our Online Directory. If you experience disruption, please log out and reboot.
If you continue to experience disruption, please email our
Web Admin, Webmaster
and/or Communications Team.
THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR FIRST PODS MEETING! Thanks to all the parents who participated in (virtually and in-person) our first meeting last week. It was S.R.O. (standing room only) in G15! A special thank you to Mama Tsantilas and Justin Mackey for giving us an overview of the year's curriculum. A huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with PODS. If you couldn't make it, please check back for a link to the meeting minutes.
SENIOR HEADSHOTS: REGISTER NOW!
This year, all Drama Seniors will be receiving FREE headshots (thanks to Stomping Ground Photo!) on 10/22 or 10/30. We are so excited to be offering this service to our senior Drama students. Senior students should reserve ONE time slot through the link already provided to students through Google Classroom. Spots are filling up fast, so reserve your student's spot ASAP!
ANNUAL STUDIO APPEAL
We are about to launch our annual Studio Appeal to help fund the Drama Studio's amazing year ahead! Keep an eye out for ways to donate. We've got some great thank you gifts for donors such as exclusive Drama merch (perfect for holiday gifts), raffle for Broadway tickets and more!
JOIN THE TEAM AND PITCH IN!
Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? Please reach out to us...we need all the help we can get!
Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives
PA Drama Studio Merch Store
PA Drama Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio
DONATE TO THE ART STUDIO!
Help make the art studio even more amazing by donating today! Click here and choose Art Studio to donate
Your donations go toward:
- Purchasing art supplies for all students
- Aprons for all first-year students
- Graduation luncheon for seniors
- Visiting Artist Program
- Capitol improvements such as lighting and digital arts room
- And much more…
We are asking families to donate $250 but any amount is welcome and appreciated.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE ART STUDIO!
We need volunteers to help with:
Art Studio Newsletter
Art Studio Website
Outside Opportunity Coordinator
Visiting Artist Program
Interested in other volunteer opportunities? Complete our volunteer interest form here.
Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives
PA Art Studio Newsletter
PA Art Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio
Thank you for fully funding Ms. Kingham's most recent project for a classroom printer!
Our teachers urgently need our support to get their projects funded as soon as possible to ensure that they are able to successfully carry out their planned curriculum for the current marking period.
Your contributions and/or sharing of these links are greatly appreciated!!
- Let's help Mr. Hold curate a Psychology Library with foundational texts. (Expires 10/23)
- Let's help Ms. Barile receive Biology Review books to help students develop effective test-taking strategies.
- Let's help Ms. Harisiadis receive copies of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex to broaden students' horizons. (Unit beginning soon)
- Let's help Mr. Rahman receive a Wireless Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Duplex Printing to print worksheets, lesson materials, student works etc. and batteries for calculators.
- Let's help Mr. Antao receive Table Tennis Tables to introduce this new Physical Education Unit to students.
- Let's help Ms. Bechard recieve tech and art supplies for Bioethics projects beginning soon. (Only $75 to go!)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Please view all projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with friends and family. Anyone can contribute!
Please remember that school announcements are posted on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School website homepage here in the Announcements Feed.
You can find the Bell Schedule here and here.
Who to Contact
This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.
Grades, Attendance, and Messaging
Families should refer to the NYC DOE Schools Account system here for information about grades, attendance, and messaging.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Join our Team!
To help with any of these initiatives, please
All-School Musical Committee
Auction & Gala Committee
Auditions/Opportunities List Editor/Contributors
Communications / Website Committee
Free Arts Events List Editor/Contributors
Movie Night Committee
Parents Night Out Committee
THANK YOU to all who have opted to share Your Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources.
THANK YOU to all who have opted to share your Experience/Background while filling out Your Contact Information.
This information helps us identify volunteers for additional special projects.
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.
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 Online Directory 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
DOE supports and resources are here.
NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)
For Students: Every New York City public school student has a NYC Department of Education (DOE) account. It is created automatically when students enroll in school. Student DOE accounts stay the same the entire time students are in school. Students can access all DOE technology platforms through their DOE account.
For Parents/Guardians: The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more!
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.
LaG Virtual Study Groups
LaGPods collaborative virtual peer study groups are led by LaG National Honor Society members.
During 2021-2022, this free program included over 150 students in 21 academic subjects as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Many students participated in Pods in more than one subject area.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
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.
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