Issue 36
May 28, 2018
Dear LaGuardia Families,

Thanks to all of our amazing senior students and their parents who participated in the recent Academic Forum panel and studio panels and shared their college application journeys with us. We're so proud of them all and it was helpful to hear how they made their way through the long and winding college process. But before we say bon voyage to our soon-to-be graduates, we still have some work left to do and great shows to see this upcoming month.

Please join us for our final studio and PA meetings of the academic year on Monday, June 4. We'll be holding elections for positions on the PA executive board, School Leadership Team, the Academic Forum panel and representatives for all studios at this one, so come out and vote! We also encourage and welcome you all to consider running for a position. It's a wonderful way to be part of the LaGuardia community, so consider joining one of our teams! You can find details about each of these jobs by scrolling down. All of the studios will be selling merchandise before their meetings, so this is a great chance to get some deals on LaG totes, tees and sweats !

Get your calendars open and be ready to fill in some dates, because there are lots of not-to-be-missed shows coming up in the next two weeks. All of the studios have been hard at work preparing for these, and the quality of these truly rivals anything you'd see elsewhere in the city!

The senior drama and theater tech students' Spring Drama Festival (better known as the SDFs) will conclude their three-play series on May 31-June 3 with a stunning production of  A Little Night Music . There's nothing quite like Stephen Sondheim's romantic music to get us in the mood for summer. Tickets here

Our senior dance students will also hold their final performances on June 1 and June 2 at the Graduation Dance Concert. The dancers have been working with six well-known professional choreographers: Mia Michaels, an Emmy-award-winning choreographer; Fredrick Earl Mosley, founder of Diversity of Dance; Janice Rosario, a NYC-based dancer and choreographer (and LaG alum); Tommy Tibball, teacher, dancer and choreographer; Cassandra Phifer, LaG dance faculty and founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem; and Joey Smith, LaG dance faulty, and previous dancer with the Houston Ballet and the Washington Ballet. You can get a glimpse of their talent hereThe Graduation Dance Concert is a breathtaking event and incredible to witness. Click here for tickets! 

And pulling up to the following weekend, the Semi-Annual Art Show opens June 8 at 4:00 p.m. and will feature work from students in all grades and art classes. Be sure to stick around that evening and hear the incredible musicians perform at the Semi-Annual LaGuardia Symphony & Chorus Concert at 7:30 p.m. You can also hear them perform on June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets here.  

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Linda Hahn and Kat Ramirez
PA Co-Presidents

P.S. Don't forget to read the La! Weekly Bulletin for Regents tutoring and exam schedules plus important news for senior parents.
Upcoming Events

May 28: Memorial Day. No School.

May 31, June 1 & 2: SDF #3: A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m. Little Flower Theater.

June 1 & 2:   Graduation Dance Concert , 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall.

June 2: Graduation Dance Concert, 2:00 p.m. Concert Hall.

June 3: SDF #3: A Little Night Music, 5:00 p.m. Little Flower Theater.

June 4: Studio, PA Executive Board and SLT elections and final PA meeting of the academic year.

June 7: Chancellor's Day. No School.

June 8: Semi-Annual Art Exhibition Opening, 4:00 p.m -7:30 p.m. All art classes & all grades represented. Work selected by the art teachers. This special event only happens twice a year, so please come out and celebrate our creative kids!

June 8 & 9: Semi-Annual LaGuardia Symphony & Chorus Concert, 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall.

June 12-14: Regents Exam Week. No school for students not taking exams or called for rehearsals. 

June 15: Eid al-Fitr. No School.

June 18-21: Regents Exam Week. No school for students not taking exams or called for rehearsals.

June 22: Graduation, 1:00 p.m. David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Seniors: Only two tickets will be distributed to each family. A lottery will be held for third tickets close to graduation day. La! Siblings may have an opportunity to volunteer at graduation (no ticket required for volunteers).

June 22:  Regents Rating Day. No School.

June 25: Senior Academic Awards, 1:00 p.m.

June 26: Last Day of School, 2:50 p.m. dismissal.


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.

Click here to view the new NYC DOE 2018-2019 School Calendar.

Be sure to read the La! Weekly Bulletin every week!
 The Madness continues....If you enjoyed the crazy antics of the characters of You Can't Take It With You and August:Osage County, then A Little Night Music will not disappoint!
Come see the Drama Seniors in their last production at LaGuardia as they sing their way through finding love, losing love, and finding love again in this groundbreaking Tony Award winning musical!

Isn't it Bliss?

Buy your tickets in advance at the online store.
When tickets are unavailable online, they may be purchased
prior to each performance.

Click here to view a preview video!
Click here to view a promo video!


The PA Board and SLT Election
is One Week Away!

Every Parents Association Executive Board position is a one-year term only---which means every position is open every year. 
If you are interested in running for any position, simply fill out the nomination form available at the link below and email it to .

Please email nomination forms by Friday, June 1; however, nomination forms will also be accepted from the floor on the night of the election. The election will take place at the general PA meeting on  Monday, June 4 at 7pm.
The only qualification to run for office is that you be a parent of a child currently attending our school (however, as per the Chancellor's regulations, DOE employees are not allowed to run, even if they have a child in the school).
We have many graduating parents and there is always room for parent volunteers who want to get involved in our school---please consider nominating yourself for one of the many board positions!!
These are the school-wide PA positions ONLY. Each studio will hold their own elections on June 4, the same night as the General PA meeting. You'll hear more about that from your studio reps soon.
Please contact Dawn Moore, a member of the Nominating Committee, at with any questions.

For complete info on the available LaGuardia PA positions and to download a 2018-2019 nomination form,  click below:


SLT nominations will be taken at the PA meeting on June 1st.
For more information on the SLT election and positions, please click here:

Information regarding volunteering for the Academic Forum for
2018-2019 is also available at that link.

Thank you---we look forward to hearing from you!


Help pay it forward! One day our kids will be LaG Alumni and we hope they will keep in touch and give back with their time and talents. Alumni & Friends need volunteers for this year's LaGuardia alumni reunion on June 9th.

Please sign up here, and see the reunion details here:
PA Academic Forum Masthead


The Academic Forum is looking for enthusiastic and interested LAG parents/guardians to join our team next year. If you are interested in working with the LaGuardia administration and the Parents Association to present programs to inform and assist LaGuardia parents and students with academic topics or would like additional information, please email AF at

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.


APPLICATIONS DUE: Tuesday, May 29 2018
COURSES RUN: July 10--August 16 

In the Making provides free six-week art courses that focus on ideas in modern and contemporary art through an investigation of various art-making techniques. Teens have the opportunity to discuss artwork in MoMA's Collection, meet with practicing artists and curators, collaborate with other NYC teens on studio activities, and create self-directed works of art. Courses run from July 10 through August 17 and the season culminates with a teen art show, held at MoMA, made up of all participants' final projects.


2 Projects for LaGuardia's
English and Science Departments

Ms. Mehter's 11th Grade English Classroom Needs a Computer
9 Donors So far!
Sharing the Wealth of Knowledge 
English teacher Ms. Mehter's students need daily access to presentations, images and documents that can only be projected through a classroom computer. Ms. Mehter has never been funded before on DonorsChoose.
Please donate here:

An Earth Science Project!
13 Donors So Far!
iPads for Mr. Fransowie's Classroom
Mr. Fransowie has requested new iPads to provide opportunities, multiple entry points and activities that can be completed by Earth Science students of all different skill levels and learning styles. The new iPads will be used for the remainder of this academic year and in upcoming semesters.
Please donate any amount:

54 Projects Funded This Year...and Counting!

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.
The LaG Women's Choir will be performing at Symphony Space on June 2 as part of the "Choral Fest USA".

The fourth annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 2 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.

ChoralFest USA is a marathon concert event created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present. In the spirit of Symphony Space's "Wall to Wall" events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.

This event will include performances by Accord Treble Choir, Stuyvesant High School Choir, St. Thomas Gospel Choir, Polyhymnia early music singers, Every Voice Choirs, University at Buffalo Choir, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Canticum Novum Singers, LaGuardia High School Women's Choir and The New York Virtuoso Singers.

The June 2 concert is free and open to the public. More about the event here and here. Doors open at 2:30 pm. For more information, call 212-864-5400 or visit

College Now Fall 2018 Schedule
The priority deadline for applications and supporting documents is June 26th, 2018. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about our Fall program.

Erlyn Mendez
Coordinator of College Now


The Guidance Department would like to share this opportunity for students and famililes who may be interested. Please view below: 
This summer, Binghamton University will hold two Binghamton Summer College sessions for academically talented students who have completed their sophomore or junior year:
The experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about.
There are many reasons your students should apply. Opportunities include:
  • taking courses such as "Intro to Engineering," "Business Foundations and Leadership Academy," "Speech and Debate," "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" and "U Code,Girl!" taught by distinguished Binghamton faculty.
  • living in Binghamton's modern residential halls.
  • meeting other talented high-school students.
  • exploring the local community.
  • learning about the college admission process.
Although the deadline to submit an application was May 1, we were notified that applications are still open. We hope you'll encourage your child to spend some of their summer learning with this opportunity.
(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.
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Monday, June 4th - 6:00pm Studios, 7pm General (ELECTIONS)