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Originally delivered on 6/30/2022 7:21 am

SUBJECT: UPDATED Sunday Night News 6/26/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #39
June 26, 2022

LIVE, L❤️VE, LaG!
Enjoy the Summer!


CHECK OUT THE EXPANDED "FREE ARTS EVENTS" LIST in the Important Reminders section below, and enjoy all that NYC has to offer before school resumes and beyond!

Sunday Night News is not distributed weekly during the summer months, but keep your eyes open for important notices and updates, including calls for back-to-school volunteers.

JOIN US TOMORROW

Some New Music Ensemble students have organized their own show at The Bitter End on Monday, 6/27 at 7:30 pm. Let's fill the house to support them and their original work! Click the poster to buy tickets.

This event is not sponsored by LaGuardia High School. 

Final Version of Bylaws


Dear LaGuardia Families:

At our last General PA meeting on May 31, 2022, our parent body voted to approve the new LaGuardia High School Parents Association Bylaws with the understanding that some final edits would be made and shared with all members.

You'll find the final edited version here.

In addition to cleaning up typos and grammatical errors and phrasing, please refer to the following pages:

  • Page 5: The order of succession if a Co-President resigns. The LAGHSPA Bylaws now specify two different succession provisions, depending on whether a President or Co-President resigns.
  • Page 14: The general responsibility of the Audit Officer has been expanded to include the monitoring of General PA and Studio expenses.
  • Page 18: A provision for PA members to attend Executive Board meetings and participate if recognized by whomever is running the meeting; this provision is consistent with the Chancellor's regulations.


LAGHSPA Bylaws Committee

LAGHSPA 🤍 VOLUNTEERS


Tremendous thanks to our 2021-22 Executive Board Officers:

Co-Presidents Tahira Bhatti-McClure and Yvonne Cortés for their dedication to serving ALL students, parents/guardians and school staff, strengthening the LAGHSPA through their immeasurable advocacy at the school, DOE and city levels, and ensuring the success of numerous initiatives and events across all Studios throughout the entire year with their thoughtful engagement, logistical support and steady presence;

Co-Vice Presidents AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello and Kanokwan Sire for spearheading the successful Spring Auction & Gala, and additional fundraising support;

Recording Secretary Laura Asmundsson and Treasurer MaryBeth Trommelen for their tireless attention to the detail and transparency that are essential to our nonprofit;

EB Members:

Michael Capasso, Louisa Chafee, Jeanette Cochrane, Elizabeth Compo, Jake Daehler, Amalia Delicari, Elly Eisenberg, Susan Ferugio, Laura Beth Gilman, Jeremy Goss, Anne Gregorio, Nan Hawley, Eric Kreitzer, Courtney Potts, Erica Reaves, Pamela Rytter, Marcee Smith, Emily Steed, Heide Valero and Marie Wolpert;

EB Committee Members:

Joshua Braunfeld, Kimberly Buckley, Ralph Buckley, Elise Caccappolo, Leah D'Angelo, Lizanne Hart, Haewon Kye, Luly McCoy, Jessica Prior, Matthew Septimus, Kanokwan Sire, Jill Stein, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello and Tauheedah Yasin;

and School Leadership Team:

Sarah Finucane, Rachel Fremmer, Tricia Hayes Cole, Tai Hernandez McShane and Matthew Septimus.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT ONBOARDING
special thanks to:

Kimberly Buckley, communications chair, for her mindful content management, communications compliance, faithfully producing the Sunday Night News and countless LAGHSPA eblasts, and for her patience in training PA Admins how to use MTK.

Jill Stein, webmaster, for managing the LAGHSPA website, website training for PA Admins, and the ecommerce webpages she created for us.


Kimberly Buckley and Jessica Prior, co-volunteer coordinators, for implementation and management of volunteer outreach in MTK, helping to recruit teams of helpers, and teaching families how to navigate the new website and their MTK accounts.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

(Re-)Orientation: Laura Asmundsson, Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Jeni Byers, Michael Capasso, Louisa Chafee, Jeanette Cochrane, Jamie Daragjati, Giselle Decamps-Guthrie, Marni Dubow, Susan Ferugio, Anne Gregorio, Carola Grundmann, Erin Gustafson, Nan Hawley, Yoko Ikezawa, Milena Ivanova, Rebecca Kuhar, Karjean Levine, Kathryn Lineberger, Laura Lipkin, Luly McCoy, Michele McSween, David Oakland, Dora Olmedo, Daniel Ott, Charlie-Marie Podgorsky, Courtney Potts, Jessica Prior, Rebecca Rent, Ruby Rivera-Pena, Lauren Rubin, Nathalie Schulhof, Therese Tripoli, Stephanie Torres, Heide Valero, Kay Wolff, Marie Wolpert

First Day of SchoolTahira Bhatti-McClure, Michael Capasso, Yvonne Cortés, Elly Eisenberg, Laura Beth Gilman, Nan Hawley, Shawn Kaufman, Charlie-Marie Podgorsky, Courtney Potts, Erica Reaves, Marcee Smith, Jill Stein

General PA Annual Appeal Pickup:

Leslie Alsina

Fall 2021 Gen PA Expedited Election: Laura Asmundsson, Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Kimberly Buckley, Louisa Chafee, Jeanette Cochrane, Yvonne Cortés, Haewon Kye, Jessica Prior, Erica Reaves, Matthew Septimus, Kanokwan Sire, Jill Stein, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello

Big Sibs Lunch: 
Jamie Daragjati, Laura Beth Gilman, Anne Gregorio, Nan Hawley, Laura Lipkin, Luly McCoy


DonorsChoose Liaison:
Tauheedah Yasin


Mental Health Conversation Series: Jennifer Abcug, Sherry Stuart

LagPods Liaison: Melissa Nirenberg

Day in the Life & All-School Musical Photography: Matthew Septimus

Interpretation for PA Meetings:

Yvonne Cortés

Spring 2022 Gen PA Nominating Committee: Laura Asmundsson, Yvonne Cortés, Nan Hawley

LAGHSPA Bylaws Committee: Louisa Chafee, Yvonne Cortés, Elly Eisenberg, Nan Hawley, Erica Reaves, Marie Wolpert

Manhattan Meetup: Amie Hollmann, Donna Lennard

Water Fountain Project Completion: Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Layla Shaar

Bites & Lights Queens Gathering: Erica Reaves, Paula Trotto

Spring 2022 Gen PA Executive Board Election: Laura Asmundsson, Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Yvonne Cortés, Jake Daehler, Susan Ferugio, Nan Hawley, Ginny Kaplan, Matthew Septimus, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello


Prom: Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Hillary Ellison, Molly MacDermot

Accepted Students Day: Tracy Ballas, Joy Bassini, Jane Berk, Catherine Bernstein, Diane Bradshaw, Michael Capasso, Rina Cohen Schwarz, Yvonne Cortés, Jake Daehler, Susan Ferugio, Nan Hawley, Ellen Kombiyil, Michele McSween, Eileen Melniker, Rebecca Rent, Matthew Septimus, Marcee Smith, Arlene Wang, Marie Wolpert
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See more in the Studio Updates.

Please forgive any inadvertent omissions or misspellings!

Test Prep Offer

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.


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 the Academic Forum:  laguardiaaf@gmail.com.

For Senior 2022 Families


Congratulations 2022 seniors! You are now part of the Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia family and we need your contact information to stay connected! Please fill out this form on the QR code or click here.

Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia maintains a database of our 50,000 alumni and keeps LaGuardia graduates connected to each other and the school. We organize class reunions, hold social events, give away tickets to shows and merchandise, and promote your projects. Alumni & Friends also provides vital support to the school and its students through need-based scholarships, merit awards, private lessons, master classes, as well as funding for each department. Please make sure to give us contact information to keep you connected.

Thank you!

Zoe Schneider (LaG ‘89 Vocal)
Alumni Director

PA 2022-23 Executive Board Spring Election Results


Thank you to everyone who participated in our PA Executive Board elections on 6/14. Let's welcome our newly elected officers for the 2022-2023 school year:

President
Jamie McShane

Treasurer
MaryBeth Trommelen

Recording Secretary
Jeanette Cochrane

Second Vice President - Engagement
and Hospitality
Nadia Surapanpong

Assistant Treasurer
Jeremy Goss

Academic Forum
Joy Bassini
Jane Berk
Joslin Paradise
AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello

We appreciate all of the candidates who ran for office, as well as everyone who joined us to vote. 

Special thanks and deep gratitude goes to Parent Coordinator Allison Price, and Ms. "T" for their time and support, and to our team of election volunteers: Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Yvonne Cortés, Ginny Kaplan, Jake Daehler, Susan Ferugio, Nan Hawley, Matthew Septimus and AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello.

Please note, there will be an expedited election in the fall to fill the remaining PA Executive Board positions:

First Vice President - Communications

Third Vice President - Fundraising

Assistant Secretary

Audit Officer 

Class Representatives (one per grade)

We look forward to seeing our new team of officers flourish!

The LAGHSPA Nominating Committee,

Yvonne Cortés, Nan Hawley and Laura Asmundsson

A Message from Your Incoming PA President


Dear Families,

I am eager to get to work and want to invite all parents to join me for two information sessions via Zoom this summer with the goal of engaging parents, improving communication, fielding questions, and simply getting to know each other. These informal conversations will take place on:

Wednesday, 7/6, 7:30 pm

and 

Wednesday, 8/3, 7:30 pm

Click either date for the Zoom link.

Jamie McShane
2022-23 LAGHSPA President

PA COMMS NEEDS YOU!


The PA's First Vice President - Communications position was not filled during our recent election, and the current Comms/Web chairpersons are moving on. It's imperative for new volunteers to fill these roles as soon as possible.

Please consider running for the VP - Comms role in September! See the
LAGHSPA Bylaws, Section IV.E.2. (beginning at the bottom of page 11) for details.

If you can't take on the VP - Comms position, but have communications experience, data / document / content / website management skills (spreadsheets, DMS, graphics, CMS, etc.), OR the willingness to learn about PA Comms and how we use Membership Toolkit software to function, please reach out and let us know which of the following Gen PA communications initiatives you could lead:

Sunday Night News

LAGHSPA website

Gen PA eblasts

LAGHSPA social media

All-School Musical graphics/promos

Rising Stars graphics/promos

Auction/Gala graphics/promos

Training, templates and existing content (for reference and duplication) are available. We look forward to hearing from you!


laghspacomms@laguardiahspa.org

Spring Semi-Annual Art Show (6/10/22)

EMMY SUBMISSION!


Rising Stars 2021: Behind the Mask
has been entered into the local Emmys for "Long Form Content" (longer than 10 minutes) under the “Teen 13-19” category.

We are excited to be entered, and a nomination would be amazing, but most importantly, we're so proud of our students who persevered during COVID-19 to get this show created and continue the LaGuardia tradition. 

Please watch and share one more time!

Enormous Thanks!


To ALL of you in our
LaGuardia High School Community
who participated in this amazing
2022 Spring Auction and Gala
and helped us to raise over $85,000 ...


THANK YOU!

We couldn't have done it without you.

STILL TWO WAYS TO HELP!
Visit 
LaGuardia Arts
Givergy website

and:
1. If you haven't had enough of our amazing Auction, please check out our “
LAST CHANCE” section to support arts education with the purchase of original works of art and “FIRESALE” for a chance to purchase some great remaining items plus remaining seats for "COUNT ME INTHROUGH JUNE 30.

2. If you missed the chance to bid on items but would still like to be a part of our biggest fundraiser of the year, simply click on "Make a Donation." No amount is too small, and every bit helps our school and students.

You may reach us at
lagauction2022@gmail.com with any questions or comments. We would love to hear from you!


With deep gratitude,

2022 Spring Auction & Gala Co-Chairs
AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello & Kanokwan Sire

and the
2022 Spring Auction & Gala Committee
Geraldine Artaud, Yvonne Cortes, Pamela Greitzer, Amie Hollmann, Nadia Surapanpong & Eileen Melniker

SPECIAL THANKS TO:


THE FRANZ W. SICHEL FOUNDATION

EQUESTRIAN HOUSE

LAGUARDIA ARTS HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION

OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS, PAST CO-PRESIDENTS, PAST CO-VICE PRESIDENTS, PAST SPRING AUCTION & GALA CO-CHAIRS

THE SPRING AUCTION & GALA COMMITTEE

LAGUARDIA ARTS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STAFF 

THE LAGUARDIA ARTS HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES AND GUESTS OF OUR GALA 

THE BUSINESS LEADERS, SPONSORS AND DONORS

KEVIN BLANCQ, DAVID O’ROURKE AND CORINTEN LE HIR

MATTHEW SEPTIMUS AND NADIA INWOOD

TAHIRA BHATTI-MCCLURE

DAVID JAROSLAW

RACHEL ADLER ROSAN

DJ WILLIAM MCCLURE AND DJ JIM KIM

BILL KERSNOWSKI

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE STUDENTS OF LAGUARDIA ARTS HIGH SCHOOL!

Thank You, Prom Donors!


We're grateful to all who answered our calls for donations to cover the cost of the  DJ and flowers for this year's prom.


THANK YOU!

Anonymous

Bill Gottdiener

Lorna Thomas

Claudia Wernick

Molly MacDermot

Janine Fasano

Hillary Ellison

Beverly Buscemi

Emily Raimes

Maria Ibanez

Sloan K. Zakheim

Camilla Calamandrei

Randi Marshall

Nayla Della Penna

Mei Zhou

Cortney Applebaum

Laura Coraci

Sharon Lustig

Angela NG

If we missed anyone or misspelled any names, please let us know by emailing: laghspacomms@laguardiahspa.org.

Show Choir in Bryant Park


Bryant Park Picnic Performance featuring New York City Opera's annual celebration: Pride in the Park included LaGuardia's Show Choir, directed by Jeanne Cascio.

Ms. Swerdfeger, Ms. Cascio and Mr. Koelzer (piano accompanist)

LagPods Thanks


Thank you to graduating senior, Benjamin Savel (Instrumental '22), for founding LagPods two years ago, running it since then, and working to pass it along as he leaves!

LagPods has been an important resource for many of our students. We hope its success continues in the years ahead!

LIVE, L❤️VE, LaG!
STUDIO UPDATES
ART


2022-23 LAGHSPA ART TEAM ELECTION RESULTS
Co-Representatives: Tracy Ballas, Marie Wolpert


WEART STUDIO VOLUNTEERS!
Tremendous thanks to all, especially the 2021-22 Art Studio Team, without whom these initiatives would not have been possible: Tracy Ballas, Camilla Calamandrei, Jeff Czarinak, Giselle Decamps-Guthrie, Ingrid Del Valle-Brouwer, Susan Ferugio, Haewon Kye, Dominie Mahl, Andrea Perez, Anne Rehkopf Townsend, Arnon Rosan, Rachael Tucker and Marie Wolpert! Please note: Because these core volunteers led and/or were involved in most 2021-22 Art Studio events, only additional volunteers' names are listed below.

J. Mackey Gallery Student Art Show: Amie Hollman

Merchandise/Online Store

Outside Opportunities

Hosts for Volunteer Gatherings: Rachel Rosan

Faculty and Student Art Shows: Caroline Andoscia, Jane Berk, Esther Harris, Karen Hillam, Meeta Joshi, Marilena Ruscica

Art Studio Field Trip Chaperone: Lauriann Castrogiovanni


OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITY: ART YARD
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 9/7 - 10/26, 7-9 pm. Classes are 2 hours long and will take place on Zoom. All info 
here.


Susan Ferugio & Marie Wolpert
ArtStudio@laguardiahspa.org

PA  Art Studio Newsletter

PA  Art Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio

DANCE


2022-23 LAGHSPA DANCE TEAM ELECTION RESULTS
Co-Representatives
: Courtney Potts and Heide Valero will continue in their roles.
Treasurer
Andrea Redman will continue in her role.
Merchandise/Fundraising Coordinators
: Lidia Jaramillo, Erica Schohn, Jessica Woods


WE ❤ DANCE STUDIO VOLUNTEERS!
Tremendous thanks to all who helped to support the Dance Studio this year, especially the 2021-22 Dance Studio Team, without whom Dance Studio initiatives would not have been possible: Courtney Potts, Heide Valero and Andrea Redman and our awesome volunteers: Rosalba Balzano, Heather Bohs, Ann Colby, LB Gilman, Alex Kekalos, Jessica Prior, Erica Schohn, Carrie Seifer, Claudia Wernick, Jessica Woods, who assisted with events such as Winter Dance Showcase and Senior Dance Concert!


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
LaGDanceStudio@gmail.com

Instagram: @dance_lag

LaGuardiaHSDance.org

PA Dance Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Dance Studio

DRAMA


2022-23 LAGHSPA DRAMA TEAM ELECTION RESULTS
Co-Representatives: Daniel Ott, Emily Yoshikawa


WE ❤ DRAMA STUDIO VOLUNTEERS!
Tremendous thanks to all, especially the 2021-22 Drama Studio Team, without whom these initiatives would not have been possible: Elizabeth Compo, Crystal Goss, Haris Hromic, Daniel Ott and Donna Zapin! 
Please note: Because these core volunteers led and/or were involved in most 2021-22 Drama Studio events, only additional volunteers' names are listed below.

Drama Senior Lunch: Elizabeth Berman, Joshua Braunfeld, Jennifer Monaco Collins, Liz Griffin, Randi Marshall, Kay Niewood, Navah Perlman Frost, Alyssa Shaffer, Therese Tripoli

SDFs: Elizabeth Berman, Jacqui Brown, Milena Ivanova, David Krasnow, Lauren McGrail, Jennifer Monaco Collins, Pamela Rytter, Alyssa Shaffer, Therese Tripoli, Claire Unabia, Emily Yoshikawa

Merch/Concessions at SDFs: Leah D'Angelo, Andre Daquigan, Lily Daquigan, Sarah Finucane, Carola Grundman, Diana Henry, Erin Gustafson, Randi Marshall, Daya Martin, Eileen McKenna, Tim Moss, Anne-Marie Nasello, Corye Reynolds, Alyssa Shaffer, Maura Sheehy, Therese Tripoli, Dan Tucker, Kay Wolff, Emily Yoshikawa

Senior Headshots: Jacqui Brown, Andrea Frechtman, Nina Kulkarni, Eileen McKenna, Kay Wolff

One-Act Food Schedule: Josh Braunfeld, Liz Griffin

Yoga Matt Delivery: Josh Braunfeld, Therese Tripoli

Drama Merch Store: Jill Stein


SUMMER NEWSLETTER
Stay tuned!


Elizabeth Compo & Daniel Ott
LaGuardiaHSDramaPODS@gmail.com

PA Drama Studio Merch Store

PA Drama Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio

MUSIC


2022-23 LAGHSPA MUSIC TEAM ELECTION RESULTS
Instrumental Representatives: to be filled in September by two parents/guardians of Instrumenal students
Vocal Representatives: Michael Capasso, Marcee Smith
Budget Manager: Barbette Leonard
Recording Secretary: Catherine Bernstein
Corresponding Secretaries: Rebecca Sherman, Tauheedah Yasin
Merchandise Manager: Marcee Smith
Volunteer Coordinator(s): to be filled in September

Additional open positions include Assistants to the Recording Secretary, Budget Manager and Merchandise Manager.


WE ❤ MUSIC STUDIO VOLUNTEERS!
Tremendous thanks to all, especially the 2021-22 Music Studio Team, without whom these initiatives would not have been possible: Joy Bassini, Kimberly Buckley, Michael Capasso, Anne Gregorio, Nan Hawley, Barbette Leonard, Rebecca Rent, Rebecca Sherman and Marcee Smith! 
Please note: Because these core volunteers led and/or were involved in most 2021-22 Music Studio events, only additional volunteers' names are listed below.

Central Park Gathering for Incoming Music Students

Pickup/Transport of Violin & Viola Cases: Leslie Alsina

Student Showcases @ Hill Country BBQ: Chris Marcantel

Design of Music Studio Programs: Lizanne Hart

Music Stand Assembly: Linda Canal-Ahmed, Andrea Ljahnicky

Chaperones for Show Choir Performance in Bryant Park: Beverly Buscemi, Huiling Chan, Kristel Chou, Yuko Oiwa

December 2021 Musicales, Semi-Annuals, Show Choir & Gospel Choir Concerts: Michele McSween

January 2022 New Music Ensemble Concert

The Pirates of Penzance: Eileen Melniker, Alicia Salzer, Johanna Schmitt, Richard Schmitt

Concerto Concert

Supplemental Arts Opportunities: Michael Capasso

Family Engagement Event for Freshman Parents/Guardians: Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Diane Bradshaw, Kristel Chou, Jeanette Cochrane, Taji Martin, Elise Van Vliet, Richard Van Vliet

Pickup/Transport of donated Alto Sax: Kristen Tyszkowski

Teacher Appreciation Lunches: Tahira Bhatti-McClure, Yvonne Cortés

May Musicales: Preston Martin, Eileen Melniker, Tauheedah Yasin

May/June Gospel Choir, Percussion and New Music Ensembles, Show Choir, and Semi-Annual Concerts: Catherine Bernstein, Diane Bradshaw, Kristel Chou, Eileen Melniker, Sherry Stuart Berman, Tauheedah Yasin

Senior Celebration: Diane Bradshaw, Jennifer Cook-Hanssen, Amy Jackson, Ellen Kombiyil, Karjean Levine, Eileen Melniker, Alexa Olesen, Arlene Wang

Music Studio Merchandise Store: Michele McSween, Jill Stein


Anne Gregorio & Nan Hawley (Instr)
Michael Capasso & Marcee Smith 
(Vocal)
MusicStudioInfo@laguardiahspa.org

PA Music Monday Newsletter

PA Music Studio Merch Store

PA Music Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Music Studio

TECH


2022-23 LAGHSPA TECH TEAM ELECTION RESULTS
Co-Representatives: Louisa Chafee, Rina Cohen Schwarz
Studio Finances: Layla Shaar
Communications: Carmen Lamar Gonzalez


WE ❤ TECH STUDIO VOLUNTEERS!
Tremendous thanks to all, especially the 2021-22 Tech Studio Team, without whom these initiatives would not have been possible: Louisa Chafee, Rina Cohen Schwartz, Carmen Lamar Gonzalez, Layla Shaar and Emily Steed! Please note: Because these core volunteers led and/or were involved in most 2021-22 Tech Studio events, only additional volunteers' names are listed below.

Off-Site Costume Storage

Merchandise Sales at the Musical

Tech Merch Webpage: Jill Stein

Merch Distribution: Elizabeth Rivera

Merch Sales at the Opera: Stella Dorio, Andrea Franks, Megan Helvie, Elizabeth Rivera, Nadia Surapanpong, Victoria Surla, Sharon Wirick

Student Meals & Merch Sales at SDFs: Lori Bloomberg, Jake Daehler, Megan Helvie, Natasha Labovitz, Ann Mascia, Rich Maloney, Jennifer Milligan, Carla Raij, Elizabeth Rivera, Tanya Ryan, Annie Spence, Nadia Surapanpong

Senior Lunch: Sherry Eckrich, Kathy Uggen-Merget

We most sincerely appreciate and thank all the amazing Tech volunteers who stepped up to donate their time, money & knowledge, attend the Tech Studio meetings, and ensure our Studio's success.

Thank you, congratulations on this year, and looking forward to next year!


Louisa Chafee & Emily Steed
TechReps@laguardiahspa.org

PA Tech Studio Minutes

PA Tech Studio Merch Store

PA Tech Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Technical Theater Studio

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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.



6/24 Last Day of School Information, June 27, 2022, Information and Diploma Pick Up here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

6/23 LaGuardia: Chancellor's End of Year 2022 Letter to Families here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

6/17 Bell Schedule & Programming Update here from Principal Vasconcelos

6/17 COVID Students Do Not Attend School or School Events here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

6/14 LaGuardia: DOE/DOH Letter on Safe Summer Travel here from Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon

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

DonorsChoose


This school year has seen the successful funding of 38 LaGuardia projects! THANK YOU!!

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

Ms. Steffen has requested a new laptop to aid in planning and displaying lessons, and grading assignments for her Literature Class.

Ms. Healy and Mrs. Nawrocki have requested copies of "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood for their AP Literature classes.

Ms. Curiale has requested art materials to help her Advanced Art students master painting.

Mr. Hold has requested books to build a Cognitive Psychology Library for his Psychology students by using foundational texts.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!

Please continue to share our DonorsChoose page throughout the summer months, as teachers continue to post projects to help them prepare for the upcoming school year.


INCOMING PA PRESIDENT
INFO SESSIONS

Wednesday, 7/6, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 8/3, 7:30 pm


NEXT GENERAL PA MEETING
SEPTEMBER
DAY / TIME TBD
LOCATION TBD

Auditions/Opportunities


Writing and Mentoring Programs
Girls Write Now
apply by 6/27 for September start

FTF x LBF 1st Annual High School Legal Summit
First Tech Fund and Legally BLK Fund
see
detailsandapply by 6/29

Our Future is Science
Aspen Institute and Coda Societies
submit video entry by 6/30

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

Teen Academy Imagemakers
International Center of Photography
fee required; need-based scholarships available

apply by 8/19

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


Radiance large-scale suspended sculpture until 6/27
Brookfield Place

Washington Square Music Festival Tuesdays 8 pm until 6/28
Washington Square Park, Manhattan

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series until 6/29
NYC Parks

Outdoor Film: Hedwig and the Angry Inch 7/1
Film at Lincoln Center on Governor's Island

NY Phil and BronX BandA 7/3
Damrosch Park

New York Classical Theatre: Shakespeare's Cymbeline until 7/10
Carl Schurz Park (6/28-7/3)
Brooklyn Commons Park at MetroTech (7/5-7/10)

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

Jazz by the Water 7/23 & 8/13
Governor's Island

Cindy Sherman 1977-1982 until 7/29
Hauser + Wirth

Paola Pivi Free Land Scape until 7/29
Perrotin 130 Orchard Street

"Untitled (drone)" by Sam Durant until August
The High Line @ 30th Street and Tenth Avenue

Summer Concerts @ the Wells Fargo Stage until 8/3
Hudson Yards

Outdoor Film: The Wiz 8/5
Governor's Island

The Speakeasy at Jaffe until 8/13
Lincoln Center Jaffe Drive Parking Lot

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

Statue of Photography Legend Diane Arbus until 8/14
Central Parks Doris C. Freedman Plaza

The Oasis outdoor dance floor daily 8 pm - midnight until 8/14
Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza (fountain)

Summer for the City until 8/14
Lincoln Center

Battery Dance Festival until 8/19
NY State of Opportunity and Battery Park City Authority

Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property until 8/21
The Utopian Avant Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s until 8/21

Poster House (free on Fridays)

Heeseop Yoon | Agglomeration until 8/25
The Korea Society (appointment required 24 hrs ahead)

Movies with a View until 8/25
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Sunset on the Hudson established and emerging NYC-based music artists until 8/26
Hudson River Park

Summer Thunder at Union Pool Sundays 2 pm until 8/28
484 Union Avenue Brooklyn

The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure until 8/31
The National Jazz Museum Harlem

Open (Block) House until 9/7
Institute for Public Architecture on Governor's Island

Rite of Summer Music Festival until 9/10
Governor's Island

Rooftop Films until 9/11
throughout NYC (free w/rsvp)

Shakespeare in the Park until 9/11
The Public Theater

Daily performances until 9/30
Little Island

SummerStage free and benefit events until October
Captial One and City Parks Foundation

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

Calendar
Monday, July 4
Independence Day - Schools Closed
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 5
Summer Arts Session 1 Begins
Monday, July 18
Summer Arts Session 2
Monday, August 1
Summer Arts Session 3 Begins

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.

ALUMNI & FRIENDS

SENIORS: You are now part of the Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia family! Please share your contact information here.


Zoe Schneider, LaG '89, Director
Zoe@alumniandfriends.org

LaG Arts HS Alumni & Friends Website

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED
USEFUL INFO
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.

6/16 United States History Regents Waiver here from Mr. Mannino

6/13 Regents Exam Information here from Ms. Seid

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 here from 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.

NYCDOE LINKS
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
laghspacomms@laguardiahspa.org.

HOMEWORK HELP
LaG Virtual Study Groups


As the school year comes to an end, the National Honor Society would like to thank everyone who helped to teach and learn from each other as part of LagPods collaborative virtual peer study groups. We would like to express particular appreciation to those who volunteered to be LagPods Leaders!

This year, we were able to expand our free program to include 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. We look forward to bringing this program back to you in the fall.

Please contact lagpodstutoring@gmail.com with any questions or feedback.

Dial-A-Teacher


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

Homepage

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.

VOLUNTEERS
Join our Team!


To help with any of these initiatives, please
email: lagvolunteer@gmail.com.

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 and tech questions, in-kind donations, event planning and more!

FUNDRAISING
We Appreciate Your Gift!
Donate to the PA's Annual Appeal
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CONTACT US

For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email: laghspacomms@laguardiahspa.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.

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