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Originally delivered on 10/9/2022 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - October 9, 2022

Issue 7, October 9, 2022
Mark Your Calendar

General PA Meeting, 10/26/2022, 6:30 pm, Little Flower Theater

All members of the PA are welcome to attend and participate.

PA EB Meeting, 10/18/2022, 6:30 pm, Library

All members of the PA are welcome to attend as observers. 

Please note that meeting locations are subject to change.

Click HERE for more LaGuardia school events and meetings.

Click HERE for the NYCDOE public school schedule.


Thursday, October 27,  2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Atrium lobby floor

Get your LaG swag and share in school spirit with all studio, athletic department, and LaG school merchandise. We look forward to seeing all of you there! 

All proceeds directly support the PA and studio enrichment programs for our wonderful students and educators!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held remotely on the following dates:

November 17 / 4:30pm to 8:30pm

November 18 / 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Information about registration for conferences will be shared the week prior to the conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences are a brief check-in with teachers. Please remember that families should not wait for Parent Teacher Conferences, nor should they rely on Parent Teacher Conferences, as the only time to connect with teachers. Please reach out to a teacher anytime you have a question, concern, or need clarity on your child’s progress.

Alumni & Friends

The Kosakoff Family and Alumni & Friends

invite you to attend the


Monday, October 17 at 7pm at LaGuardia High School

Contact A&F
How to Support Our Community

Donate your time - Whether you’re available once a week, once a month, or once a year, please fill out our volunteer questionnaire so that we can reach out to you when an activity suits you. This will allow you to meet and team up with other LaG families who share your interests in our school. Go to our Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources form here.

Annual Appeal - Your generosity helps LAGHSPA minimize the impact of long-standing NYC DOE budget gaps in our children’s education. LaG teachers and administrators work diligently to make the most of their budget, and the LaG PA provides necessary additional resources. To give online today click here.

Donor's Choose - Fund classroom projects and needs as requested by our teachers.  View our teacher's projects here

Specific Initiatives -  Funding for one-time initiatives or grade specific requests such as Graduation. 

Thank you!

Thank you for fully funding Ms. Bechard's most recent project for art and tech supplies for Bioethics!


From now until Nov 30th Verizon wireless customers enrolled in Verizon Up rewards can use DonorsChoose as their reward.  You click, Verizon donates $10 for teachers!

Here's how it works:

1. Copy your gift code and tap the "Use Now" button to visit

2. Paste the gift code in the redemption box.

3. Tap "Redeem" and choose a classroom to support

More Projects to Fund

Our teachers urgently need our support to get their projects funded as soon as possible to ensure that they are able to successfully carry out their planned curriculum for the current marking period.  

Please view all projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with friends and family.  Anyone can contribute!


THANK YOU to all who contributed to the GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of tickets for the NY Emmy Awards Gala on Saturday night! Your generosity helped to cover a table for the entire Rising Stars 2021: Behind the Mask team!!

It was an honor to be recognized for the exceptional work of the student cast, crew and artists as well as the parent volunteers and adult creatives who collaborated to make this happen. We were thrilled to be able to gather live to celebrate this nomination at the Marriott Marquis and Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square!

LaGuardia is a very special community! Thank you!!

Academic Forum

Premier SAT/ACT tutoring for an affordable price! Academic Approach provides some of the top test prep courses in the country, and it offers LaGuardia students these courses for 1/3 of the regular price.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Financial assistance available through the Academic Forum. Please send questions about the course or about financial aid to:

NONAFFILIATION, NONFULFILLMENT & NONENDORSEMENT DISCLAIMER: The LaGuardia High School Parents Association Inc (LAGHSPA) and its officers and elected members are not in any way affiliated with the donor, organization or venue (DONOR) offering the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor with the producers of the event associated with the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor are we responsible for the fulfillment of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER. Furthermore, the promotion by LAGHSPA of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER provided by DONOR, does not constitute endorsement by LAGHSPA and will not be construed to imply that LAGHSPA approves, supports, endorses, or sponsors any product or service provided by DONOR.

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

If you missed Allison Kleiman's 6/23/22 "Summary of Post-Secondary Resources for the Class of 2023," click here.

Join "LaGuardia Class of 2023" Facebook group to connect with seniors from all studios. Please request to join by emailing Music/Instrumental parent Anne Gregorio.

Junior Families / Class of 2024
Sophmore Families / Class of 2025

A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2025 parents. Click here to access. 

Freshman Families / Class of 2026

There's a 9th grade student meetup this week near LaG:

Wednesday, October 12th, 4:30 PM

Group will meet up at Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park

Hangout will be in Sheep Meadow, across from LPQ

Families welcome to join their students too! 

Check out our 2026 WhatsApps Studio groups and 2026 Facebook group:

2026 Dance Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Drama Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Fine Art Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Instrumental Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Technical Theatre Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Vocal Studio Families WhatsApp

2026 Facebook Page for Families  

Click here for the WhatsApp group chat for class of 2026 parents.

LaG Sports
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

All student athletes must complete a Medical form, Parental Consent form and COVID consent to participate in athletics. All forms must be completed by a parent or guardian, and physician prior to attending the first tryout. Please use the links below to access these forms.

Athletics webpage
Parent Consent Form 
Medical Form (to be completed by a physician)

For more information, please refer to the 7/12/22 "Welcome! The Athletics Director" email message from "Gregory Brummell."

Studio Updates
Art Studio

Check out these amazing opportunities for your students:

YoungArts National Arts Competition

Apply by Friday, October 14

 Art Portfolio Day 

Saturday, November 5, 11am-3pm

Jacob Javits Center

Free portfolio reviews to help your student prepare for college.

NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Apply by Wednesday, December 7


The Art Studio PA is spearheading a big fundraising campaign for our studio. Your donations not only go toward art supplies for all students, Visiting Artist Program, Senior Graduation Luncheon and more, we are actively raising money for new computers for our digital classrooms. Here’s how you can help:

Direct Donation

Click HERE to donate.  (Please use the drop-down menu to select Art Studio)

Matching Corporate Donation

Does your employer have a matching donation program? This is a great way to bring in external funding for our studio.

Corporate Sponsors

If you have any connection to a person or business who would like to buy the naming rights to the digital/photography studios, please contact the Art Studio Co-Reps.

Interested in other volunteer opportunities? Complete our volunteer interest form here

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


Thanks to everyone who attended our Faculty Meet and Greet this week - it felt great to be in the school and to hear from our accomplished faculty. The ZOOM recording link is here in case you weren’t able to attend. The passcode is:  7j*d9n?B

We’ll be sending out a follow-up email detailing some of the meeting highlights and information this week.  

Based on our meeting, Mr. Sinacori has created a google link to keep our parents in the loop! Just click on it to see what’s happening in the classroom and beyond! This will be updated regularly for parents to check.


For Freshman Parents, please join the DANCE ‘26 WhatsApp group to connect with other parents in your dancer’s cohort.

See below for a link to donate directly to the Dance Department. We’re asking families to donate $100 to our Fall Fundraising effort but all amounts are truly appreciated.  

Donate to the Dance Department

Contact Dance PA

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives


This year, all seniors will be receiving FREE headshots (thanks to Stomping Ground Photo!). At this time, the only available slots are on Sunday, 10/30. Senior students should reserve ONE time slot through the link provided in Google Classroom. Please do so ASAP as the spots are filling up fast. This service is being provided thanks to the generosity of our PODS!!


We are about to launch our annual Studio Appeal to help fund the Drama Studio’s amazing year ahead! Keep an eye out for ways to donate, as well as our thank-you gifts, such as: a free Drama beanie for our first 25 “sustaining members;" other EXCLUSIVE Drama merch you cannot find anywhere else except by donating—perfect for the Holidays; a raffle for Broadway tickets; and more!!


The parents of the Drama Class of ’26 have created some new ways for us all to stay connected. Sign up here:

Click here for the Drama Studio Directory.

Click here to join the Drama Studio What's App chat.

Click here to join the Drama Studio Facebook group.


Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? Please reach out to us! We can use all the help we can get!

Contact Drama PA

Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives


Music Studio Elections

October 11, 7:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Music Studio still needs two Instrumental Reps one Vocal Rep, one in-person volunteer coordinator - we have the remote side covered - and assistants for the Audit Officer, Recording Secretary and Merchandise Coordinator.)

You must register in advance to attend this meeting. Click here to register.

Click here to review the document which explains all the positions.

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith
Vocal Representative


The October meeting of the Tech Studio PA will be held on Wednesday October 19 at 6.30 pm on zoom. Here is the link.

We suggest a POTS in person meet- up directly after the in person PA meeting scheduled for October 26th at

Morty’s Wine Bar & Beer Bar at 15 West End Ave

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Useful Links

School Announcements.  Please remember that school announcements are posted on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School website homepage here in the Announcements Feed.
Bell Schedule You can find the Bell Schedule here and here.
Who to Contact This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.

Grades, Attendance, and Messaging
Families should refer to the NYC DOE Schools Account system here for information about grades, attendance, and messaging.

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2022-2023
Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean and French translations here.

Multilingual Learners

DOE supports and resources are here.

Outside Opportunities
Auditions, Opportunities and Free Arts events in and around NYC.

  • YoungArtsThe National Endowment for the Advancement of Artists. Apply by 10/14/22.

Click for more

To submit opportunities or help compile this list weekly, please email us at

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