10/14/2021 9:43 pm
PA GENERAL MEETING on October 19th @ 8:00 pm via Zoom
Please join us for the LaGuardia PA General Meeting on October 19th, at 8 PM, via Zoom
(please register here). We will approve the reviewed budget in accordance with the PA Bylaws.
The budget will be presented by the PA Treasurer MaryBeth Trommelen.
In addition, we will present the first part of a series of conversations about mental health in a
time of COVID. The first session will feature two members of the LaGuardia community,
parents Jennifer Abcug and Sherri Stuart,
who are also both mental health professionals.
They will give a short presentation followed by Q&A (click below here for details).
The meeting agenda can be found here. We'll be sending out the PA budget to review later this week, so stay tuned!
9/23/2021 8:18 pm
We are mourning with Mr. Donald (Scott) McElveen's family. As our way to pay respect, and to show that Mr. McElveen will be greatly missed by our community, we would like to share the letter below from our Japanese teacher, Chiaki Rochkind. If you would be so inclined, there is a link for donations to the National Kidney Foundation in Mr. McElveen's honor.
9/20/2021 9:31 pm
Rescheduled! First General PA & Studio Meeting of the Year! Plus PA Executive Board Elections on Thursday, September 30 @ 6 PM
Please CLICK HERE for more information about our rescheduled General PA meeting & election on September 30th.
9/18/2021 8:58 pm
Please help support our teacher inspired initiatives!
We have 7 campaigns that need additional support
Click here to view the projects and donate
9/14/2021 5:26 pm
For this weeks SNN please click here
9/14/2021 9:31 am
Due to technical difficulties, tonights meetings are postponed.
A new date will be announced shortly.
Dear LaGuardia Families:
We hope your children had a wonderful first day back at school. Now it's your turn to be welcomed back into the building! Please join us in the Little Flower Theater (or on Zoom by clicking here to pre-register) for our first General PA Meeting TONIGHT at 6 PM. Studios will hold their meetings at 7 PM: Art in 7th floor cafeteria; Dance in the Little Flower Theater; Drama in rooms G 25 & G17; Music in room 457 and Theater Tech (location will be announced at the General Meeting).
Our first agenda item is the election of officers to the PA Executive Board and a Freshman Representative to the School Leadership Team (please scroll down for information about the positions).
For our guests attending in person, please follow these steps:
- Complete the daily health screening form and have it readily available to show before entering the building
- Bring proof of vaccination
- A valid ID
- Your child's OSIS number (you can find this on either a report card or by clicking on myschools.nyc or mystudent.nyc.gov and logging into your account)
- Wear a mask
- Please try to arrive by 5:30 PM so we can ensure the validation process moves quickly and the meeting can begin promptly at 6 PM.
For those who plan to attend remotely, the meeting will be live-streamed (at the mercy of the school's wifi capabilities), so you will not be able to participate in the election due to DOE guidelines.
You can find the agenda for the meeting here. The PA's budget can be viewed here.
We look forward to seeing you--and let's see some hands raised to self-nominate for a position!
9/12/2021 8:55 pm
September 12, 2021
Dear LaGuardia Families:
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our children back to school on Monday, September 13, with an extra special greeting (there is a little surprise awaiting them when they arrive and a sweet treat at the end of the day...sshhh)!
Due to the COVID variant restrictions and other safety concerns and the DOE/school administration protocols this will be a simple and fun way to welcome the kids in the morning and in the afternoon (wrap by 5 PM). Rest assured your child/children will feel welcomed and surrounded by a school community that deeply cares about them.
Thanks to ALL our PA volunteers who have helped to make this first day “back to school” possible on top of getting their child/children ready for the new academic year.
9/10/2021 5:37 pm
Extracurricular Activities Vaccination Policy
Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State guidance, COVID-19 vaccination will be required this year for students who are at least 12 years old and are participating in afterschool extracurricular activities considered high-risk for potential COVID-19 transmission.
High risk afterschool activities include:
- Musical Theater
- Dance / Dance Team
- Band / Orchestra / Marching Band
- Cheerleading / Step Teams / Flag Team
8/31/2021 4:03 pm
Open Parents Association Board Positions
Elections will be held at the first General Parent Association meeting on 9/14 - This meeting is in person at school
***Please read for more information regarding the PA meeting and elections
School Leadership Team
If you are interested in a position please contact Laguardiahspa@gmail.com
7/26/2021 3:39 pm
Dear Incoming LaGuardia Families
Congratulations! We know how anxious you are to hear from the school, but the administration has been dealing with some technical issues. To date, LaGuardia does NOT have the updated information it needs to send to families and students. The school administration will continue to use the website (laguardiahs.org) as a vehicle to communicate to families.
The DOE is working on resolving these technical issues. Once they have resolved the matter, LaGuardia will reach out to both parents and artist-scholars.
In the meantime, have a wonderful summer!
The LaGuardia Parents Association
6/2/2021 1:42 pm
We thank our LaGuardia administration for securing such a wonderful and fitting location under challenging circumstances.
- Please attend the June 1st Parents Association meeting to vote on an allocation from the PA General Fund to support the Graduation Ceremony. The link to register for this meeting is HERE.
- IMPORTANT! If you placed a cap and gown order, please contact Alice Tse at Alitse@gmail.com, and provide the following information: Student Name, Parent Email, Parent Phone Number, Studio, Student Height.
- Please consider a voluntary donation to our Graduation Ceremony Fund by clicking HERE
Recommended donation is $100 per family but amounts of all sizes are appreciated. If you are able to be more generous, please consider a larger donation to help support families who are not in a position to donate right now. Donations are voluntary, and every senior family will be included in the ceremony.
6/2/2021 1:40 pm
LaG’s Show Choir and select Senior Dance Studio members performed in “Graduation 2021: A CNN Special Event” in a segment that aired Sunday, May 23, 7:00 pm (EDT), on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español.
6/2/2021 1:17 pm
“LaGuardia High School is usually introduced as the inspiration for the 1980 movie “Fame,” but younger generations might favor more up-to-date references: The New York City arts school’s many alumni include Awkwafina and Ansel Elgort. This year, LaGuardia is taking its “Rising Stars” variety showcase online; so now you can try to spot the next Timothée Chalamet. Premiering June 4; allarts.org”
We pride ourselves on the professional quality of our production. However, the incredible caliber of this mostly student-led show is made possible by the support of the LaGuardia community and our friends.
Click here for NYTimes article.
Click Here to Support Us!
6/2/2021 1:15 pm
Rising Stars is LaGuardia's widely anticipated annual production showcasing the myriad talents of students from all studios. This year's theme was Behind the Mask/Stepping Out.
Official airdates for Rising Stars 2021: Behind the Mask on the WNET Group’s ALL ARTS TV CHANNEL are:
Friday, June 4th @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 5th @ 1:00 pm
Sunday, June 6th @ 9:00 am
On-Demand 24/7 streaming begins June 4th
4/27/2021 2:51 pm
Thank you to all of the LaGuardia families who participated in our hugely successful auction.
We raised $58,734!
The auction featured over 160 special items. This year we lowered the starting bid prices on select items so more bidders could enjoy our wonderful Auction. We were thrilled to have so many generous donations including music and dance lessons, exquisite art and jewelry, beautiful destinations, and tickets to SNL and Broadways shows.
Every bid goes directly to support scholarships for SAT/ACT test, support across classes, rehearsals and productions, Senior Dance, afterschool clubs, master classes, internships, Rising Stars production, and so much more.
4/27/2021 2:50 pm
JOIN THE PA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND KEEP IT VIBRANT!
If you have the passion for making our excellent school an even better place and can commit to the work, please consider running for a PA office.
- The only qualification to run for office is that you are a parent/guardian of a child currently attending our school. However, per the Chancellor's Regulations, DOE employees are not allowed to run, even if they have a child in the school.
- Nominations will also be accepted from the virtual floor on the night of the election.
- All elected PA Executive Board members serve a one-year term.
- SLT parent representatives serve a two-year term.
OPEN PA POSITIONS
- Co-President (Individual or slate of 2)
- Co-Vice President (2 positions)
- Treasurer (1 position)
- Assistant Treasurer (1 position)
- Secretary (1 position)
- Assistant Secretary (1 position)
- Academic Forum Chaiperson (up to 4 positions)
- Community Involvement (2 positions)
There are four (4) parent representative spots open. For SLT info, check the SLT bylaws.
ALSO CONSIDER A ROLE IN YOUR STUDIO!
Each studio has its own board of many members and conducts its own elections at a studio meeting. Contact your studio rep for details.