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Originally delivered on 10/17/2022 7:59 am

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - October 16, 2022

Issue 8, October 16, 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 Mrs. McGoey's most recent project for classroom supplies for social-emotional support in AP Psychology!

More Projects to Fund

Mr. Hold urgently needs our support to build a Psychology library with foundational texts.  This project will expire in 8 days if not fully funded!

Many more of our teachers urgently need our support to get their projects funded as quickly 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!

Your contributions and/or sharing of these links are greatly appreciated!

Academic Forum
The Academic Forum  will begin scheduling monthly zoom meetings shortly. Be on the lookout for for further information soon! 
Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

If you missed Allison Kleiman's Friday, 10/14 Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Zoom, with the topic of Financial Aid here is the link to the recording.

Unfortunately, the new DOE message system does not permit her to add attachments to emails for parents/guardians. But if you do want a copy of the slides, she will post a copy on the Guidance portion of the website. The topic for next Friday,10/21 will be: Test Optional Admission (9-12).  

9:00am Weekly Zoom Link (Will repeat, so use this link all year)

Meeting ID: 983 1093 8714
Passcode: 529118

12:30pm Weekly Zoom Link (Will repeat, so use this link all year)

Meeting ID: 976 8414 8417
Passcode: 061387

Join "LaGuardia Class of 2023" Facebook group to connect with senior parents from all studios. Please request to join by emailing PA Senior Rep, 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 is a 9th grade instrumental meet up on Tuesday, 10/18

Interested freshmen should meet at 4:20 in front of LaG, then make their way to Sheeps Meadow, just east of Le Pain Quotidien. Parents welcome! 

Any questions? Email 9th grade parent, Julie Subrin, at

Studio Updates
Art Studio


Our next meet is Tuesday, October 25th 7:00pm, ZOOM

Here’s the link. We hope you can make it.

Opportunities to Purchase Merch

Do your students need some cool Art Studio Merch? We will be selling items at the School Spirit Shopping Day on October 27th from 2:30pm-4:30pm and at our first Student Curated Art Show on November 4th from 3:30pm-7:00pm. Look for our tables in the lobby! Cash and credit cards accepted. 

Check out these amazing opportunities for your students:

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 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 arts 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.



We are looking for parents to help us sell merchandise at our upcoming events. If you are available on October 27 and/or November 4, slots are available to volunteer. Sign up here.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


Our dancers had their first Master Series this past week with the talented Carlos Kerr.  See a link to his BIO in the link below!

Just click 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.

WhatsApp for 2026

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



If any Senior Drama students have not yet signed up to receive a free headshot, please do so now by going here! All Senior Parents: please use this link to submit your contact info to the photo studio ASAP. Also, please volunteer to help on the picture days—we need all hands on deck! This service is being provided FREE thanks to the generosity of our PODS!!


Our next PODS meeting will follow the General PA meeting on Wed., Oct. 26th in-person at LaG. Exact time and room TBA. Please mark your calendars!


NYU Grad Film directors are looking for teen talent for fall projects. Projects are beginning to cast now, and shoots will take place mid-October through January 20. See this casting breakdown for more information. All correspondence and negotiations will take place between the student director and the teen/guardian. Contact emails are in the breakdown. All actors require valid work permits (info on NY State work permits here) and must meet NYU's vaccination policy which requires full vaccination for all cast and crew - including a booster when eligible - unless there is a qualifying medical or religious exemption.


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!!


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

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 on zoom. Here is the link. Elijah Schreiner will be our faculty guest.

We look forward to the POTS in person meet-up at at Morty’s Wine Bar & Beer Bar at 15 West End Ave. This will happen directly after the in-person PA meeting scheduled for October 26th. 

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.

MoMA Teen Collective

Apply by 10/16 11:59 PM

Costume Swap Party at Materials for the Arts, 

10/20, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Tisch Future Artists Spring Program

Apply by 11/29

Click for more

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

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