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Issue #25
March 8, 2020
HEALTH ADVISORY
Let's stay healthy together! Many members of our community raised concerns about COVID-19, also known as the CoronavirusThe PA would like to remind all families that, now more than ever, if your student doesn't feel well, they should not attend school. The LaGuardia Handbook states that any student who is not in school due to an excused medical absence will be given an opportunity to make up their schoolwork "in a timely manner" upon return to school. Your child should not be penalized academically for staying home to prevent the spread of illness at school.  

** This NYC DOE website provides regular updates about the Coronavirus!**

We keep hearing about how the number one way to prevent getting and spreading the virus is by handwashing - it really is THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to stay healthy. 

The light-colored areas shown under a black-light are dirty.


There are no plans to close schools at this time. Closing the schools is an extreme measure that would be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement closures will only be taken at the direction of public health experts. If you have specific concerns for your family, perhaps because your student has an underlying health condition or there is someone with compromised immunity at home, please contact our Parent Coordinator Allison Price aprice7@schools.nyc.gov in the first instance. She will communicate your issue with the LaG Administration.

Please visit these sites for the latest information from NY State Dept of Health and the NYC Department of Education
Or perhaps this image will help get the message across...
from Dr. Bonnie Henry,  a specialist in public health and preventive medicine and has worked with the WHO/UNICEF polio eradication program in Pakistan and with the World Health Organization to control the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. She has been a leader in response to SARS, pandemic H1N1 and the overdose emergency in British Columbia (BC), Canada.



Let's all look after ourselves 
and the entire LaGuardia Community will stay healthier!

Here are two recent articles in the New York Timesone by a mathematician studying the spread of disease and explains some of the figures that keep popping up in coronavirus news -   The Coronavirus, by the Numbers  and the second about closing the public schools.    Why Closing the Schools is a Last Resort
YES! We saw you and so many other active parents and members of the LaGuardia Community at last week's PA General Meeting!
 
Thank you for turning out! We put a lot of work into organizing these meetings and it's great to know that we're on the right track in selecting speakers and topics that are of interest to the LaGuardia community!

1 - Thank You LaGuardia Parents for passing the  3 proposals totaling up to $104,000 at last Tuesday's PA meeting. This spending will improve our students' lives at LaGuardia and make them more sucessful in their endeavors. Since we had limited time for questions here is more detail on each proposal.

PROPOSAL # 1   Water Bottle Filling Stations - Up to $20,000.
   Each floor will have 2 stations with a  possible 3rd station on both the 8th floor and in 
   the basement, total cost = $20,000 with  ~ $1,000/station. This will allow students and      staff to easily fill their own water bottles  and  discourage the use of plastic bottles. 
 
PROPOSAL # 2 Theater Tech Studio - Up to $ 64,000. 
 Two essentials for the smallest studio which helps every other studio and whose          students log more after school hours than anyone else.  30 macbooks at $2,000 each,    which will enormously improve their design capabilities, a total of $60,000.  A large-  scale Poster-making Printer which will be used to print posters for every event, saving  the current $350+ for each large poster in the Front Lobby a total of $4,000 which  includes supplies, warrenty and a service contract. 
 
PROPOSAL # 3  Financial Aid  for a possible Spring 2020 SAT class , Up to $20,000.
 The PA through the Academic Forum is hoping to offer a 2020 Spring SAT Prep Class 
  at  LaGuardia, to all interested current Juniors and Sophomores.  The SAT Prep Class    would meet for 24 - 20 weeks of 60 - 90 minute classes held afterschool or on  Saturdays, to prepare for the June or Oct SAT exams. This cost would be under  $450/student.  The PA wants to offer scholarships to ensure equitable access to all  interested current Juniors and Sophomores.
         
2 - Guest Speaker: Julie Stampler, Harm Reduction Advocate, spoke to a deeply attentive audience, about substance use disorder and overdose prevention. Over 60 life-saving overdose kits were distributed. Julie spoke sincerely, on the need to keep an open line of communication with all your family members. She described several scenarios:   Child - "Mom we're going to a 'free' (Open House Party - no adults) and we'll be drinking  and smoking"  
Mom - "I prefer you don't drink or smoke, but if you do: don't mix substances, don't take things from unknown sources, don't leave your drink unattended, and don't be afraid to ask for help. Be Careful. Watch out for your friends."  
Parents should set up a code word or number with their child so they can use your parental help to get out of a situation that's uncomfortable or could be potentially dangerous.  (ex. 'mustard') -  Child calls & asks "Mom is there any mustard in the house?"  Mom - I'm so glad you called! I need you to come home right away, because....

Julie is a captivating speaker, she welcomes any additional questions or if you need a kit, contact her at Julie and for additional resources go to Harm Reduction and 
SENIOR ART SHOW #3! 
It's not that each art show is better than the last - but that each one maintains the stellar level of work - every show presents works by our students that demonstrate their ability, creativity and dedication to their art! We're wowed! Take a look and you'll be too!




     
SENIOR JAZZ CONCERT!
If you saw the Senior Art Show, we're guessing you may have also attended the finger snapping, knee bouncing, all-consuming rhythms of our Senior Jazz musicians!  You are an amazing group of musicians and it is an absolute pleasure to be in your audience!

Kevin Blanq conducting
Manuela Sanchez, vocalist


Auditions for the All-School Musical  will be tentatively held in early April after several workshops about "Auditioning for the Musical".

Now we can let you know that YOU can play a part in selecting the All-School Musical!  Have an idea for the All-School Musical?  Here's your chance to pitch it.  Please send your suggestion with an explanation as to why you feel this would be a good choice for the LaGuardia Arts community.

Suggestion and interest submissions due by Friday, March 13, 2020, at 12 noon. Audition information will follow. *Keep in mind that musicals playing on Broadway are not available for school productions.*
AUCTION ALERT!
We hope by now you've heard that the LaGuardia Spring Auction, one of our BIGGEST FUNDRAISERS, is coming soon! It's only as good as the items we can offer! Please, think of the businesses you patronize and ask them to donate! Here's the donation form - and thank you!

GALA ALERT! Monday, June 15th!
We hope by now you've put LaGuardia Arts' biggest Party on your calendars combining the talents of both LaGuardia HS and Alumni & Friends.  We are looking for help in attracting Corperate Sponsors and  Gala After-Party Volunteer
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT!
Please put these upcoming events on your calendar so that you can enjoy them in person, rather than simply read about them in SNN!
Tuesday, March 10th Monthly PFLAG Meeting 5pm Library
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ACADEMIC FORUM MEETING
Wednesday, March 11,  6:00 PM - Room 457 
 
The Academic Forum* Presents  Planning for the 2020-2021 Academic Year   
Please join us for a presentation by Assistant Principals Collins (Math & Science) and Mannino (Social Studies & LOTE), who will speak about the registration process, timeline, and resources available to students as they think and plan for their schedule next year.

At our last Academic Forum Meeting,  Kristina Semos, owner and founder of Ivy Lounge Test Prep, presented Demystifying the SAT and the ACT find out which test plays to your child's strengths.  The forum covered the pros and cons of both tests and how to choose the right test for your child. Access the presentation and learn more about Kristina here.
KISMET - AN OPERA WORKSHOP 
& PIT ORCHESTRA 2020 PRODUCTION
Friday, March 13th at 7:00 PM | 
Saturday, March 14th at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 PM
Concert Hall
Adults $30.00 | Students $20.00



RIVERSIDE CONCERT
Tuesday, March 24th 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr @ 121st St
Tickets will be sold on the night of the performance
SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL #1
"LET THE RIGHT ONE IN"
Thursday, March 26th - Sunday, March 29th
For times, please see the Calendar below
Purchase your tickets
for all three SDFs now!

 

Please Support the LaGuardia Appeal!

We'd love to feel your support!

 
Students - Need Funding For Your Club?

Do you need funding for a project, trip, dues?  The PA is here to help! 
Request funding from the LaGuardia Parents Association to support your school-based club!  Clubs from any category (such as academic, artistic, athletic, community service, etc.) are eligible to apply.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from now until May 1, 2020
Clubs requesting funding for the next academic year (2020 - 2021) must submit applications by the May 1st deadline and receive a funding decision by June 1, 2020.  Submit your funding request here.  Optimal with a gmail address.  
Send your questions to  laguardiahspa@gmail.com .  
An Invitation to Engage from the LaGuardia PA Co-Presidents

Please check out our 
- Help Wanted Section -
       We really need your participation in the Auction & Gala
Next Auction Committee Meeting -  Wednesday, March 11th
 
SPRING FORWARD
Did you  remember to set your clocks ahead last night?  

We look forward to continuing our warm relationship with the school administration 
and want to ensure we reflect what's on your mind. 
Please send us your ideas and comments - laguardiahspa@gmail.com

With Gratitude - 
Elisabeth Rucell
Co-Presidents
& Melissa Scott

STAY CONNECTED:

Upcoming Events -- Calendar Info
Dates and times may be subject to change.
  • Tuesday, March 10th : PFLAG Meeting, 5:00 PM, Library
  • Wednesday, March 11th: Academic Forum, 6:00 PM, Room 457
  • Friday, March 13th : Kismet, a Music Studio Production, 7:00 PM, CH
  • Saturday, March 14th : Kismet - a Music Studio Production, 2:00 & 7:00 PM, CH
  • Sunday, March 15th : Kismet - a Music Studio Production, 2:00 PM, CH
  • Monday, March 16th Conference Day, 8:00 AM - 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)  
  • Tuesday, March 17th : SLT Meeting, 4:15 PM, CR
  • Thursday, March 19th : Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:30 PM
  • Friday, March 20th : Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 24th : Riverside Concert, 7:00 - 9:00 PM,  The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr
  • Wednesday, March 25th College & Conservatory Fair, 6:30 - 9:00 PM, 1st floor Lobby's & Mezzanine
  • Thursday, March 26th : SDF #1, Let The Right One In, 7:00 PM, LFT
  • Friday, March 27th : SDF #1, Let The Right One In , 7:00 PM, LFT
  • Friday, March 27th : Senior Art Show #4,  4:15 - 7:00 PM, Art Gallery
  • Saturday, March 28th : SDF #1, Let The Right One In, 7:00 PM, LFT
  • Sunday, March 29th:  SDF #1, Let the Right One In,  3:00 PM, LFT
  • Monday, April 6th: Open House for Admitted Students, 5pm
  • Wednesday, 8th: International Food Fair, Back Lobby, periods 4-8
  • Friday, April 24th : Senior Art Show #5,  4:15 - 7:00 PM, Art Gallery
  • Friday May 1st: LaG Auction goes Live On Line!!
  • Monday, June 15th, 2020 Save the Date - LaG PA Gala!!! 
LaGuardia Location Guide
* CH = Concert Hall
* LFT = Little Flower Theater
* CO = Room 235 - College Office
* CR = Room 205 - Conference Room
* Art Gallery = Room 253

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Click here  to view the DOE 2019-2020 School Calendar.
Volunteers Needed!

The LaGuardia Parents Association is only as good as the people who are involved.
Please join us - we'd love to have you aboard and if you're not sure how to help, please complete the volunteer form and we'll find a role that matches your skills and availability.  


Annual Gala Volunteers Needed! 
We need people with experience in  MARKETING,  SPONSORSHIPS
 and also  CORPORATE GIVING  to help with the Gala. 
Please contact Wendy Reimer at  wendyreimer3@gmail.com


Auction Committee Volunteers Needed!
Our  Spring Auction is one of the school's biggest fund-raisers. 
We need volunteers to lead the drive to solicit items/experiences for donations, organize the items for sale and spearhead the publicity and outreach to all families for contacts they may have for donations such as restaurants, Broadway shows, local retail, vacations homes/trips, spas, signed memorabilia, tutoring services and your other creative ideas!!! Please email us!   Fourth Meeting -  Wednesday, March 11.



EVERYTHING COLLEGE





Especially for Juniors
ALL ABOUT ME
Guidance is working with Juniors to begin the college application process. An important element is the "All About Me" section on Naviance, which Guidance uses to become more familiar with each student. If your student has not yet completed the "All About Me" section, please encourage them to log in to Naviance and answer the questions.

Follow-up from LaG Junior College Night  - February 6th
As promised, here's the link to the Powerpoint Document used in the presentation on February 6th. Click here.

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE FAIR
Sunday, April 26th,  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Representatives from more than 350 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the New York National College Fair.  The College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), is a timesaving opportunity for students and parents to gather a lot of information in one day. College admissions representatives will be on hand to answer key questions ranging from acceptance policies to student-faculty ratio.
 
In addition to asking questions, students and parents will be able to set up college interviews, pick up literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available.
HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS - FREE EVENT
Wednesday, March 11th, 5:00 - 5:45 PM
53rd Street Library, 18 W. 53rd Street, Manhattan

Grades, test scores, and impressive activities alone won't get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all their applicants. While we don't believe that prestigious colleges are necessarily better colleges, we want students who are interested in these schools to have straight answers about what it will really take to have a shot at getting admitted. This event is free, but we ask that you register either  online , c alling 212-714-8400, or stopping by in person to register.
A TIMELINE FOR THE ROAD TO COLLEGE
Tuesday, March 24th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
826 Superhero Supply Company, 372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

A Timeline for the Road to College: From Ninth Grade to Senior Year
This workshop will provide an overview of high school as preparation for applying to college. You will come away with a plan for the many moving parts that make up a successful college process, including a framework, a timeline handout, and a renewed sense of control. Most importantly, you will get a strong understanding of what really matters on the road to college...and what is just noise! The information presented will be most useful to parents of children in 8th - 11th grades, but all parents are welcome.

Questions that will be answered:
  • Are grades equally important all four years?
  • What happens if the transition to high school was rocky?
  • How do colleges compare students from different schools, some with lots of AP's and some with few?
  • How important is the SAT/ACT? What about Subject Tests?When should students take these tests and how many times?
  • How about college visits? How important are they and do we need to visit before applying or wait until after acceptance?
In addition, information about college applications and essays will be shared:
  • Timeframes for Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, and Rolling Decision  - what's the difference?
  • How do I make a list of colleges we can actually afford?
  • When are financial aid applications due and when will I find out how much it's all going to cost?
  • The additional drama and audition schedule for actors, musicians, artists -- and the extra track and timeline for sports recruits.  
Cost:    $30**     RSVP:   bit.ly/PSPRoadtoCollege_Mar24
If you have questions about this or any PSP event, please send email
COLLEGE TIPS & INSIGHTS
from a current LaG Parent!

Current LaG Parent Neeta Vallab has generously offered to share the information and resources she had compiled over the course of the past year as her daughter (Visual Art 2019) was applying to college.  Here's her email...

Last year, my daughter graduated from the visual Art studio and as we went through the college admissions process. Going through this for the first time, we were frustrated by the lack of data--particularly around financial aid and lack of good integrated tools. So I built them for my family--shared them with other Lag parents and others in NYC and realized there was a lot of interest amongst families. I have continued to work on them to incorporate feedback from parents and wanted to share with the Lag community this year  I am using them now for my son who is in Theater Tech. They are both free to use--no strings attached. 
 
I hope other families in our community can use these as well. Let me know if you have any questions!

Neeta Vallab, LaG Parent - Visual Art (2019) | Theater Tech (2021)
Neeta is happy to answer questions - you may reach her by email.
 
 
FOR SENIORS
Compare College Offers
This tool lets you anonymously compare financial aid packages in a simple side by side format, see offers that other similar candidates received from the same colleges, and help to identify if and where you should be appealing for additional aid.
 
The first is Compare College Offers--which is a crowdsourcing tool that lets families anonymously enter their offer data and see data from similar applicants for those colleges. We actually used this to help us figure out which college we should appeal to for more aid. As offers are coming in for Regular Decision candidates now, this is a great tool for parents of seniors.
 
FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
MeritMore
This tool lets you search for and compare merit aid at different colleges, compare colleges on your initial lists, and manage all application tasks. It also offers some key data like "self-reporting of scores" to save money, or comprehensive "early decision and action stats" to let you know statistically where that becomes a tipping point. 
 
Another amazing element is the "Task Tracker" to monitor the process of all aspects of your applications!  If you register at meritmore.com and  add some schools to the "I'm applying" list, you will see that each school has a list of tasks that can be modified based on what you need to track! Pure genius!

Thank you again to Neeta for devising and sharing!
FREE SAT PRACTICE TEST
Event Date: Saturday, April 4th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:  Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue @ 65th St.
Question: Contact Adriana Ortiz, resumeworkshops@dany.nyc.gov

Find out how you will score with a free practice test from The Princeton Review.
Our exams feature:
  • Full-length tests designed to match the official exam
  • Professional proctors and a realistic test setting
  • A detailed, comprehensive score report
  • An optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score
This event is free, but registration is required. Please contact the New York Public Library to register!  Riverside Library - (212) 870-1633
FREE ACT/SAT HYBRID EXAM
Event Date: Saturday, May 16th, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Beacon School (522 W44th - 10/11 Ave)

Students will take and score a sample ACT & SAT exam, and see which exam they score better on as well as which format they prefer. This will help them as they plan out their junior year test prep and admission exam planning.  Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet that they will download the Hybrid exam.  Seats are limited - enroll here .
PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS
Many schools offering pre-college programs have reached out to LaGuardia and a full list is available on the LaGuardia PA website.  To ensure you're considered for summer programs apply by the deadline and inform your recommender(s) that you will need a recommendation!
BABSON'S SUMMER STUDY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Application Deadline: March 9, 2020 
Program Dates:July 6-August 2, 2020

Babson provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore ways to positively impact the world using an entrepreneurial mindset. Surrounded by other aspiring entrepreneurial leaders from around the world, Summer Study students spend their mornings in the Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience course, learning Babson's renowned entrepreneurial methodology from our faculty. In the afternoons and evenings, learning extends beyond the classroom as students participate in workshops, engage with innovative leaders, and visit a wide range of entrepreneurial organizations. Students apply their learning and find inspiration in real-world examples of how great problem-solvers turn ideas into profitable ventures. For more information and to apply
FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE!
FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications
These are the two primary financial aid application sites used by colleges and universities.  Go to: fafsa.ed.gov and cssprofile.collegeboard.org
If you haven't completed it yet - get started - money goes to the early birds!
 
SPORTS!

Girls and Boys Outdoor Track Interest Meeting!
Any students interested in joining the track team, please see below details:
Wednesday, March 11th, 4:15 PM, Weight Room


Check out the 
full sports calendar  to root on our players!
THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
BUILDING HAPPINESS & WELLBEING
SUMMER PROGRAMS | INTERNSHIPS | JOBS | INTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES! 
Every week during the school year we add to our list of amazing opportunities for your students - arts courses, STEM, portfolio building, community service opportunities - summer, year-round - there's truly something for everyone!  

Many great programs still have openings -  VISIT THE PA WEBSITE to browse the full list!

Inside Schools
is a great site if you're not quite sure what you're looking for and want to see what's out there!  https://insideschools.org/resources/free-programs

2020 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT (SYEP)
Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

The  2020 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) applications are available NOW! SYEP provides New York City youth with paid summer experiences for up to six weeks in July and August. This year we've made some changes to the program: teens 14 - 15 take part in project-based activities that help them explore different careers while young adults aged 16 - 24 can work in a variety of industries throughout the City. For more information and to apply, please visit the website.
BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 
TEEN JAZZ CAMP
Dates: July 6-10 & 13-17, 2020
58 Seventh Ave.  (at Lincoln Place)

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is thrilled to offer our 4th annual season of Amy Winehouse Teen Jazz Camp! Open to students 12-18 of all levels, this weeklong camp features a top-notch faculty who are active in the creative jazz community, and a small student-to-teacher ratio. Students work in small ensembles to develop technique and improvisation skills while boosting their confidence in a fun, non-competitive environment. 
 
Registration is open now!   Ages 12-18 (or age 11 if entering 7th grade), with one school year of instrumental experience.  Thanks to the generosity of our supporter, the  Amy Winehouse Foundation , need-based scholarships are available. For more information, contact Brian Drye, Director of BKCM's Community Music School, at  brian.drye@bkcm.org

THE MET - TEEN PROGRAMS

The Met is the place to be for teens. Check out classes, workshops, and special events designed especially for teens to develop their skills, and connect with art, ideas, and other young people. Program times and topics vary.  Here's a sample of upcoming programs... Visit the website to get information about these and additional programs for Teens.

Saturday Sketching (Ages 11-18) 
Saturdays, March 7, April 4, May 2, 1-3 pm
Experiment with drawing approaches while you sketch in the galleries.

Teen Studio-Painting: Naturalism and Abstraction 
Saturday, March 28 
High school students: 1-5 pm 
Unleash your creativity at this painting workshop in the studios and galleries. Create natural and abstract works of art inspired by the exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All.

Summer High School Internships
Get paid to explore careers in the arts! Current sophomores and juniors can apply online by March 23rd!
RIVERSIDE LIBRARY - TEEN JOB HUNT TALK
April 1, 3:30-5 p.m

High school students, need help looking for work? This presentation will cover everything you need to know to start that job hunt. Teens can learn how to prepare a resume, find job listings and apply for jobs online, in person, and more.   Teens, Ages 14+. No cost to attend!

Riverside Library,  127 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023,  222-870-1633

THE COOPER UNION SUMMER ART INTENSIVE
Application Dates: Opens February 24th - closes March 31st

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive helps high school students prepare a portfolio for college applications, worthy of top undergraduate programs. Participants have the choice of 1 out of 4 concentrations, Animation, Digital Photography, Drawing or Graphic Design. All instructors are working professional artists and are active in the contemporary art world. A mix of local and out-of-town students will engage with the vast cultural resources of New York City through visits to major museums and gallery districts as well as guest artist talks.  During classes, students will see first hand works of historic, modern and contemporary artwork. Students have visited such institutions such as, The Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Noguchi Museum, The Met Breuer, The New Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Pace Paper and Jungle Press.  The Summer Art Intensive will end with a celebratory reception showcasing student works in drawing, graphic design, and digital photography on three floors in the historic Foundation Building. For more information: summerartintensive@cooper.edu Online application  

GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM
Application Deadline: Friday, March 13th

Encourage girls you know to get their start in tech by applying to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program! The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Classrooms are hosted at influential tech companies and corporate offices, where girls will be exposed to mentors and role models. Stipends of up to $1200 to cover transportation and living costs are available to those who qualify. 
THE MET HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Application Deadline: Monday, March 23rd

The Met High School Internship Program offers paid opportunities for students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of the internship and who either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. The program allows students to connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills, network, and gain work experience.  Upon completion of the program, high school interns are paid a stipend that is commensurate with New York State minimum wage law. 

AAA's 2020 HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO PSA CONTEST
Application Deadline: Monday, April 13th

AAA is looking for original videos addressing the risks of marijuana-impaired driving.
    
The contest is a great way for students to showcase their talents and help communicate a powerful message to drivers of all ages. The winning videos will be shared on AAA Northeast's social channels and website starting in May. M ore than $11,000 in prize money The contest is open to students in grades 9- 12 from cities and towns in the AAA Northeast territory.* For more information and to submit your entry.

2020 DOE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS 

Provided by the NYC DOE College & Career Planning Team, an incredibly comprehensive list of summer programs, many of which are free. Here's the full list - a very valuable resource!

NY MATH CIRCLE HS SUMMER PROGRAM
Program Dates: July 20 to August 6, 2020
Test Dates: March 7 & 8, 2020 and April 4 & 5, 2020 (Required!)

The Math Circle is an academically intensive weekday program for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall that runs for three weeks, five hours a day. A typical day consists of a class in the morning, followed by lunch, and a problem-solving session in the afternoon. Instructors and teaching assistants are very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is open and collaborative.  Students are expected to work hard in the program, but also to have fun. Fridays are set aside for unusual activities, mathematical games, team-building, and more.  REGISTRATION FEE : $775 -  Space is limited.
For more information and to register - www.nymathcircle.org/summer

BOSTON UNIVERSITY'S ACADEMY OF MEDIA PRODUCTION
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
Program Dates: July 6 - 31, 2020

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at  Boston University's Academy of Media Production . Learn more and apply online.

DonorsChoose

$439,613 has benefited LaGuardia students so far! 

While the LaGuardia Community has made most of these contributions, many have been made by corporate donors, foundations (via matching grants) and unaffiliated individuals inspired by our teachers. When a project is almost fully-funded you will notice individuals from across the country pitching in to finish the project!


Learn About Conductivity of Solutions Through Demonstrations!
$613 to go! Join the 1 donor who has already contributed!
Help Mr. Rahman  give his students conductivity testers, light bulbs, wooden cubes, and other classroom supplies for their learning activities.  Donate now!

Technology in the Spanish Classroom!
$1,312 to go! Join the 5 donors who have already contributed!
Help  Señora Rosenstein give her students a laptop and adaptor for use in the classroom.  Donate now !

Swim Cap Brains for AP Psychology!
$549 to go!!! Join the 6 donors who have already contributed!
Help Mrs. McGoey give her students swim caps in order to draw diagrams of the brain and then wear to teach and inspire! Donate now!

Think Pad Would Be an Amazing Resource to Us!
$1,312 to go!!! Join the 16 donors who have already contributed!
Help  Mr. Fransowie  give his students  a multipurpose laptop that can be utilized in a group setting by students of all different skill levels and learning styles. Donate now!

Help Our Science Students to Learn Through Technology! 
$1,105 to go!!!  Join the 3 donors who have already contributed!
Help  Ms. Sheikh give her students iPads to access electronic assignments, analyze data from science labs, and stay organized to become successful in their challenging academic classes.  Donate now !

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.
DonorsChoose donations are eligible for most employers' matching gift programs.
FAIRWAY COMMUNITY PARTNERS PROGRAM
Fairway Market contacted LaGuardia to advise us of the status of their Community Partners Program. Here is their email.

Fairway Market entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings on January 23, 2020, as detailed at Fairway Market Press Release, and these proceedings are expected to last for the next three to five months. As a result, we have, regretfully, suspended the Fairway Community Partners program at all locations effective immediately.
 
We at Fairway truly appreciate your community's support and are proud of our partnership with your school. Although we cannot guarantee that the Community Partners program will be reinstated by Fairway's future buyer, we will discuss with them the vital role Community Partners has played in helping local schools raise funds to support their important educational initiatives.
 
We will keep you posted on any news or developments about the program as they become available.
 
All my best,
 
Nancy Gallin
FAIRWAY MARKET
Community Marketing Director


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May - TBD
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