May 16, 2021 Issue #33
A Message from our PA President

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited about the upcoming Senior Dances! Over 3/4 of our Senior class have RSVP'd to attend. A few of the parent volunteers toured the brand-new location recently, and it is even more magnificent than we had envisioned. It's going to be a magical night!

We are also proud that up until now, we have been able to meet all the financial aid requests of every student so that NO ONE will be excluded from attending the Senior Dance for financial reasons. We know this has been a devastating year for so many, and we are grateful that the Parents Association voted to generously fund the Financial Aid. 

Unfortunately, because the need has been so great, our aid budget is almost depleted. Yet, we do not want to turn away even one student. To allow us to continue to meet the needs of our Seniors, we are asking our LaGuardia community to consider donating to the Senior Dance fund to help support any additional students and make it available to anyone requesting to attend.

If you would like to make a donation, please consider donating by clicking the button below. No donation is too small (or too big!). In the memo, please also mention, "2021 Dance."

We are forever grateful for the generosity of our LaGuardia community.

Melissa Scott
In lieu of ticket sales this year, please consider making a donation to the PA:

We are now accepting nominations for
PA Executive Board Positions and
School Leadership Team Positions
Nominations will close on
Friday, May 21, 2021
Elections will be held on
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM
Zoom Link coming soon!
Join the PA Executive Board
and keep it vibrant!


If you have the passion for making our excellent school a better place and can commit to the work, please consider running for a PA office.
  • Nominations will also be accepted from the virtual floor on the night of the election. 

  • 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, but they are allowed to serve on the School Leadership Team (SLT).

  • All elected PA Executive Board members serve a one-year term.

  • SLT parent representatives serve a two-year term.
Join the PA Executive Board!

  • Co-President (up to 2 positions)
  • Co-Vice President (up to 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 (up to 2 positions)

For slate positions (2-4 people), get together with someone you know who is hardworking and delivers results. The following positions typically run as slates:

  • 2 Co-Presidents
  • 2 Co-Vice Presidents
  • 4 Academic Forum Co-Chairs
Join SLT!
 There are four (4) parent representative spots open.
For SLT info, check the SLT bylaws.
 Join Your Studio Board!
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.
Please see the LaG HS PA-Working Document of Duties of Officers for descriptions of all Executive Board positions, SLT, and Studio Board members.

You can also click LaG PA Bylaws for more information on our PA and positions, and if you want to know more about a position, email
Nomination Forms for
PA Executive Board Positions and
SLT Parent Reps
Please click on one of the nomination forms to fill out:
Please get involved, and make LaGuardia a better place for all students!
Goal: Help all our kids
  • Scholarships for SAT/ACT test prep courses
  • Art and Tech supplies
  • Senior Dance
  • Afterschool clubs
  • Masterclasses
  • Internships
  • Rising Stars 2021 production
  • and so much more!
This year we have over 30 incredible items in the Super Fame Auction!
You will find experiences that money can't buy:
  • Conversation with SNL Director Don Roy King
  • Consultation with General Director of New York City Opera
  • 1-on-1 makeup session with Pro Brian Duprey
  • VIP experience in Bryant Park Picnic Performances
  • Phoenicia Festival of the Voice
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
  • Improv classes at the Yes Show
  • Broadway raffle tickets to Chicago and Dear Evan Hansen
In the LaG Live Auction:
a weekend getaway, fabulous jewelry, art,
unique experiences, beauty, dining, music,
sports tickets, and more!
Let the bidding begin!
Thank YOU!
The Auction Committee 2021

5/17 - Tax Day
5/24 - Mellow Mondays-Share & Learn Stress Management Techniques, Zoom Link Meeting ID 898 5933 3442, Passcode 167452 (4:00-5:00 pm)
5/17 - Financial Aid Overview for Juniors [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (6:00-7:00 pm)
5/18 - Resources for the Independent College Student [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (5:00-6:00 pm)
5/19 - "Let's Talk College" Open Discussion/Q&A [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (7:00 pm)
5/20 - Asian American Pacific Islander Open Talk Series, Zoom Link (3:00-4:00 pm)
5/20 - College Essay Writing (5) for Juniors [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (5:00 pm)
5/20 - Managing Caregiver Stress-Child Mind Institute [LaG Guidance] Meeting Link (5:00-6:00 pm)
5/20 - Parents of Drama Studio Meeting (7:00 pm)
5/21 - Remote Asynchronous Learning Only
5/21 - Deadline for PA Nomination Forms
5/22 - College Essay Writing Workshop (Part 5) [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (12:30-2:00 pm)
5/24 - Mellow Mondays-Share & Learn Stress Management Techniques, Zoom Link Meeting ID 898 5933 3442, Passcode 167452 (4:00-5:00 pm)
5/25 - Last Day of 2021 Spring Auction (online)
5/26 - "Let's Talk College" Open Discussion/Q&A [LaG Guidance] Zoom Link (7:00 pm)
5/27 - Asian American Pacific Islander Open Talk Series, Zoom Link (3:00-4:00 pm)
5/27 - AAPI/Mental Health Event: “The Past is Prologue” with Karen Yau [LaG] (3:30-4:00 pm)
5/27 - Academic Forum, “Writing a College Essay,” Zoom Link (6:30 pm)
5/28 - Senior Art Show #3 Opens, Click to View
5/31 - No School (Memorial Day)

Click here to view the full LaGuardia HS calendar.

Click here to view the DOE 2020-2021 school calendar.

Click here to view the DOE 2021-2022 school calendar.
Originally Premiered Friday, May 14
Congratulations to our Fine Art seniors on the second of three beautiful Senior Art Shows – curated by students! The senior art shows are an annual LaG tradition, celebrating the highly varied and sophisticated work of the Fine Art Seniors. Visit and spread the word about this exciting show!
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Central Park, Great Lawn (near W. 81st St. & Delacorte Theater)
Please consider donating any amount to this event for food, beverages, gifts, and more. No amount is too big or small – our seniors deserve it!
Archived SNN (May 9)
  • Mother’s Day Spring Concert Recap
  • Principal's Office Hours/Final Academic Forum Office Hours
  • Rising Stars Production Update
  • Free NYPL College and Career Panels
  • And more

Upcoming Meeting

Writing the College Essay
presented by Jonathan Shapiro of New York Writing
Thursday, May 27, at 6:30 pm

Jonathan Shapiro has been helping students write for more than 20 years. His tutees have been accepted to the most select schools, including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, NYU, Cornell, and many, many more.

Currently, Jonathan teaches writing and literature at Fordham University and tutors writing for not only college application essays but also academic and creative writing.

You can learn more about Jonathan and his work at and
For general questions, contact Academic Forum at or the Committee Co-Chairs:
*The Academic Forum is a subgroup of the Parents Association focusing on Academic matters at LaGuardia. Meetings are held monthly on a range of topics with guest speakers and parent panels.
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