Issue 24
February 25, 2018
Dear LaGuardia Families,

Welcome back! We know reentry can be rough after a break, so we'll try to ease everyone back into the school/work schedule by reminding you of some great upcoming shows.
  • The Broadway Singalong II "Raise Your Voice to Raise Some Funds!" is next Monday, March 5! Please join us for a full night of fun events: our students singing along with Broadway stars, a swinging jazz band, an art exhibit and a human sculpture garden in the lobby along with a chance to buy raffles tickets to Broadway shows. We'll cap off the evening with delicious cocktails and food at the adults-only after party across the street at the NYPL for the Performing Arts. You can read all about it and see the full lineup by scrolling down. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
     
  • Save the date for the Senior Jazz Show on March 9th -- Stay tuned for ticket sales! 
     
  • Get aboard and set sail with the Opera Workshop's production of Broadway's Tony Award winning Titanic: The Musical on March 16-18! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. 
     
  • SDF #1 You Can't Take it With You will be onstage in the Little Flower Theater from March 22-25 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 
     
  • This Friday evening, March 2, the Senior Art Show #2: Corridors opens from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Juniors and their families, don't miss the College Planning night coming up on Thursday, March 1st at 6 p.m.  
 
We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Linda Hahn and Kat Ramirez
PA Co-Presidents

P.S. Don't forget to order your DVD of Rising Stars 2018: Reach at www.laguardiahspa.org/DVD.
*** FLASH SALE! ***
*** FLASH SALE! ***

2-DAY ONLY SPECIAL OFFER
$25 Student Tickets
$65 Adult Show-Only Tickets

Join us for the LaGuardia Annual Benefit on Monday, March 5th - Broadway Stars and Grammy-nominated artists from HAMILTON, MY FAIR LADY and MAMMA MIA raise the roof with talented LaG students -- all backed by a kickin' 12-piece band featuring Broadway's world-class pit players with our own LaG student musicians. Not to be missed!

We've opened up a new block of special $65 adult tickets and a new class of student tickets at $25 for a limited time only! 

And here's the best part: YOU are invited sing along with these fantastic performers on select Broadway favorites (Lyrics provided!) Just try to keep from singing along... we dare you!

Added bonus - there will be special video "sneak peeks" from backstage on Broadway, with special messages for the LaGuardia family!

Sponsor the Benefit and get 5 free raffle tickets worth $50! Sponsorship tickets start at $250 and include premium seats
for the Broadway Singalong, the after party at the NYPL, and recognition in the Program.

So get ready to have a fantastic time -- and come raise your voice and raise some funds!
 
CLICK  HERE  FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

Don't forget to also buy RAFFLE TICKETS TO BROADWAY SHOWS WITH BACKSTAGE TOURS! Shows include the much anticipated FROZEN, CAROUSEL and two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters in  HELLO, DOLLY!

Click HERE for raffles. Restricted number of tickets available.

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY - LIMITED SEATS REMAINING - DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
Upcoming Events

February 26: School Resumes.

March 1: Planning for College III, for juniors and their families, 6:00 p.m. Concert Hall.

March 2: Senior Art Show #2: Corridors opens. 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

March 5: LaGuardia Arts Annual Benefit: "Broadway Singalong II." Little Flower Theater. Early-Bird Tickets on sale now -- Click Here.

March 6: La! Portal closes -- last day for class selection online.

March 6: General PA Meeting at 7:00 p.m., with Guest Speaker
Michael Terry (a former LaG parent) who will discuss financial planning for college. Studio Meetings at 6:00 p.m.

March 8: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

March 9: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

March 9: Senior Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. Little Flower Theater.

March 14: PFLAG Lecture Series, 4:30 p.m. Library.

March 14: Academic Forum: ACT vs. SAT, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

March 16: Senior Art Show #3 Opening.

March 16:  Opera Workshop Presents  Titanic: The Musical , 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall.
March 17: Opera Workshop Presents Titanic: The Musical, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall.
March 18: Opera Workshop Presents  Titanic: The Musical, 2 :00 p.m. Concert Hall.

March 20: LaGuardia Choral Concert at Riverside Church, 7:30 p.m.

March 22, 23 & 24:  SDF #1You Can't Take it With You, 7:30 p.m. Little Flower Theater.

March 25: SDF #1You Can't Take it With You, 5:00 p.m. Little Flower Theater.

March 30-April 6: Spring Break. No School.

April 8: School resumes

The La! Portal is open for student course requests. See the Weekly Bulletin for details. Portal closes on March 6th.

CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCE TICKETS

For a printable list of upcoming important Parents Association and Academic Forum meetings, click here .
 
For more information, check the LaGuardia School Calendar, the PA Calendar, and this printable Performance and Exhibition Calendar.

Be sure to read the La! Weekly Bulletin every week!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
 FOR THE OPERA WORKSHOP'S PRODUCTION OF BROADWAY'S TONY-AWARD WINNING BEST MUSICAL!

SPONSOR TITANIC: THE MUSICAL!
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION. 
FOR 
SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL SDF #1

SPONSOR THE SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL SEASON AND BE LISTED IN THE PLAYBILL!

Help fund our three amazing spring productions:

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

CLICK HERE for details

Questions? Email us at:    LaGRisingStars18@gmail.com
DonorsChoose



Thank you!  Ms. Curiale's project for her Fashion Illustration classes was fully funded over the break!
 
NEW Project!
Lab Supplies for Mr. Hold's Science Classes
Mr. Hold's AP Environmental Science and Living Environment students need supplies that will help them see what's going on in their lab: a document camera, color printer ink for their worksheets (which in Science classes makes a HUGE difference), and safety glasses.


The Mindfulness Project from Ms. Contreras -- 23 Donors so Far!
Ms. Contreras' Yoga students need 250 copies of the Mindfulness Project's I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal 



DonorsChoose is a nonprofit organization that allows private individuals to donate to public school classroom projects. LaGuardia teachers post many project requests on DonorsChoose throughout the school year for one simple reason: the NYC Department of Education does not provide many of the materials, technology and other essentials that make LaGuardia great.

In the past three years, 100% of our faculty's requests have been funded by parents and other generous supporters.

DonorsChoose donations are eligible for most employers' matching gift programs. bit.ly/dcmatch
    If you are a NYC youth between the ages of 14-24 who is looking for valuable work experience and earning money this summer, please complete the SYEP application and take the first step to landing your dream summer job. 

Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women

Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) is a FREE, three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed in order to apply, only your interest and enthusiasm. The program is led by members of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory. We are excited to announce that this year's CS4CS program will be supported by  The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). 
We are looking for young women who are rising 9th through 12th grade students (entering these grades in September 2018) who live within daily commuting distance to NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn NY, 11201. The program meets Monday-Friday for three weeks starting July 9th, 2018.
Application Due: April 6 th, 2018. Click here for more information.
Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering
 
The Academic Forum has shared with us this great summer learning opportunity:

The  Center for K12 STEM Education at  NYU Tandon School of Engineering  is accepting applications for our sixth cohort of NYC high school students to participate in  Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering ( ARISE ), a free summer research program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Selected students will conduct authentic research while being mentored by a graduate student and/or faculty member in one of more than 24 active labs on NYU's campus, investigating a range of scientific, interdisciplinary questions in engineering, computer/data science and life sciences. In addition, ARISE students are taught public speaking skills, complete a presentation on their work, and learn about the history and ethics of science and research. Some of the previous 175 ARISE participants have continued their research into the school year, co-authored scientific papers, attended professional conferences, or entered science competitions based on their work. All have gained critical new academic and professional skills.
 
To learn more about ARISE and apply for summer 2018, visit the program's website The application deadline is March 1st, 2018 at 5 p.m.
 
We are looking for:
  • New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2018.
  • Academically prepared, highly motivated students.
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering or math.
  • Students that will attend the program, full time, from July 2, 2018 to August 17, 2018.
  • Students that can make and fulfill commitments, and show timeliness and persistence.

DYCD's   Ladders for Leaders  is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through:
  • Pre-employment Training: Receive help with résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Learn essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette
  • Paid Summer Internships: Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate student interests
  • Opportunity to join a growing Alumni Network: Broad network of alumni, post-internship opportunities and networking events open only to past participants of the program.
  • The deadline to apply to Ladders for Leaders is March 17th, 2018 
Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question and résumé. For more information,  click here , or call Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 .
COLLEGE CORNER

All families (freshman through senior) are encouraged to read the  Guidance Winter To-Do List.

Junior and Senior Families: Here's a list of important college planning events from the Guidance Department:
 
March 1: College Planning Night for Juniors III.  6:00 p.m. Concert Hall.
 
Week of March 5 : College Kick-Off Week for Juniors! Various locations.
 
March 28: College and Conservatory Fair at LaGuardia. 6:00 p.m.

Juniors: All About Me survey is now open on Naviance.

Seniors: College application deadlines are imminent. Make sure to visit the web sites of each university you're applying to and check for their admissions requirements and advice.

Here's some helpful information from Tulane's admissions office on the subject of application materials:
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:   Stop by your guidance counselor's office to get a free FAFSA guide!  The "How to Guide" helps you navigate the FAFSA application.  It explains how to complete the form, what questions will be asked and why the information asked is necessary.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, DON'T HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO OUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR!

Seniors! This is a critical time in your application process and there's lots of information to keep track off. Click to read these important reminders from the Guidance Department

Senior and Junior Parents , to learn more about Naviance and how your child should be utilizing it right now, refer to this issue of the Weekly Bulletin , on page 13.  If you have not signed up, you will be at a major disadvantage in terms of getting updates, newsletters, recommendations and other help from the guidance department. Naviance is a crucial tool to your child's college application success.

Here are Senior College Newsletters 1-4 and additional communications from the Guidance Office.

See also:


Please contact Allison Price, our Parent Coordinator, for PupilPath and Naviance log-in information. APrice7@schools.nyc.gov
The American Museum of Natural History is offering a series of information sessions and workshops focused on making informed choices about preparing for, applying to and paying for college, and learning to manage your own money in the process. Online pre-registration is requested, and links to register will be available approximately one month before each information session.

The current schedule of information sessions (subject to change) is:

Get a Clean Closet and Earn Money for LaGuardia Arts!
 
There's no better time than now to clean out your closets for a good cause!
Sign up for a Schoola bag!
 
By cleaning out your closet and putting a sweater and a coat into one of these pre-paid bags, you're helping to raise money for LaGuardia. You can do this multiple times, so even if you've sent in a bag earlier click the link  and get a new one!
 
For more information about the  LaGuardia PA Schoola program,  click here



Parents and guardians of NYC public school kids can be eligible for FREE Wi-Fi at home through The New York Public Library's Library
HotSpot program, designed for patrons without home internet.

For more information, click here.
REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE AMAZON LINK BELOW WHEN YOU SHOP!
(Hint: Bookmark the link & benefit our school at no cost to you!)

Don't forget to make your contributions to the
All-School Appeal and to your Studio! 
Every dollar goes to support our students and we need everyone to  pitch in.
Click HERE and do it today!
 

Subscribe to the School Calendar:
 
You can have the school calendar automatically appear on your phone, device or computer calendar.

For instructions, click here.
 

We try to reach as many LaGuardia parents as possible. If you know a parent who is not getting these emails, please have them sign up by going to www.laguardiahspa.org/emailsignup.

Fill out all of the information needed and make sure you click the LaGuardia Families list and your student's studio list. Fill out all of the information requested for LaGuardia Families (put in the studio and graduation year of the student or you will NOT get emails from your studio or for your student's specific year - for example, college news for seniors).
 
Be sure to read the La! Weekly Bulletin every week!
PA MEETING DATES

Tuesday, March 6th - 6:00pm General, 7pm Studios

Tuesday, April 10th - 6:00pm Studios, 7pm General 

Wednesday, May 23rd - 6:00pm General, 7pm Studios

Monday, June 4th - 6:00pm Studios, 7pm General (ELECTIONS)
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