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Originally delivered on 10/23/2022 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - October 23, 2022

Issue 8, October 16, 2022
General PA Meeting

Dear Families:

We will have a General PA Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 on Zoom.  Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Zoom room will open to participants at 6:40 pm.

Details below.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!  

LaGuardia HS Parents Association

General PA Meeting

Who:     All LaGuardia HS Studios & Families

What:    October General PA Meeting

Where:   Zoom / Virtual

When:   Wednesday, 10/26/2022 @ 7:00 PM

Special Guest Speaker: NYC Council Member Gale Brewer

Live Translation Captions Available

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom! Remember to register in advance by clicking here.

Please use the links below to view the October Agenda and Minutes from our September General PA Meeting.

General PA Meeting Agenda 10.26.2022

General PA Meeting Minutes 9.28.2022

Rising Stars Update

Thank you all for your patience as the Rising Stars Committee has been engaging the school/DOE and student leadership regarding plans for RS2023! We understand how important this student-led show is to current LaG students and families, as well as alumni, former families and the wider LaG community.

Please attend the General PA meeting on Wednesday, 10/26, at 7 pm to learn more. During this meeting, WE NEED YOUR VOTE about how to proceed IN THE EVENT THAT this year's Rising Stars production remains a viable fundraising opportunity.

To understand the challenges involved, please see these notes from the 10/07/22 RS Committee meeting with Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos and Interim Acting Assistant Principal of Career and Technical Education Eli Schreiner.

For questions or feedback, please email

All School Musical ... and all that Jazz!


*RAZZLE cast

**DAZZLE cast

Weds, Nov 30th 5:00*

Thurs, Dec 1 5:00**

Friday, Dec 2 2:00* 

Friday, Dec 2 7:00**

Sat, Dec 3 2:00**

Sat, Dec 3 7:00*

Thurs, Dec 8 7:00**

Friday, Dec 9 7:00*

Sat, Dec 10 2:00*

Sat, Dec 10 7:00**

Mark Your Calendar


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.

Student Health and Wellness
Fentanyl Education

Fentanyl poisoning is the number one cause of death in 18 to 45 year olds. View this powerful short video to learn more about BirdieLight, an organization spreading awareness about fentanyl poisoning.

Alumni & Friends
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. Carabello's most recent project for 100 physical copies of Scythe for 10th Grade Sci-Fi Literature!

More Projects to Fund

This is the absolute last day to help fund Mr. Hold's project request for Psychology foundational texts to help build a Cognitive Psychology library!  This project will expire at midnight if not fully funded!

Please donate, and/or share this link with your networks.

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.

We have nine more projects that need help with funding. 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!

LaGPods Tutoring is back!

LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is offering free, virtual, collaborative peer study groups for all grades/levels in math, science, social studies, English, world languages, academic studio classes, and SAT & ACT test prep. All are welcome to join! The priority deadline to join is November 1st.

Each LagPod decides as a group when to meet (outside of school hours). Leadership opportunities are available.

Sign up here for academic subjects.
Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.

Contact with questions.


Beginning Monday, October 24th and ending Sunday, November 6th, you can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application you use. Get details here:

Over the next two weeks, The State University of New York will be holding a variety of events to help you prepare for Free Application Week. Registration for our featured event, the Virtual SUNY Expo, is now open. During this online college fair you can attend live general information sessions and visit campus booths to chat with admissions counselors. Register here:

As you prepare for SUNY's Free Application Week, please reach out to us with any questions. Recruitment Response Center, The State University of New York, 1-800-342-3811 or 518-320-1888

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

Announcing the first

Senior Snack Sale

October 27th 2:30-4:30pm

Where: School Lobby

Please drop off individually wrapped home or store bought baked goods and snacks in the morning when entering school. Please label home baked goods (what it is) and indicate if it is vegan or allergen free. Money raised will help offset the cost of senior dues and prom. All grades are welcome to bake, buy, and drop-off to support the senior class!

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. 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these What's App discussion forums are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Parents Association.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026

A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2026 parents. Click here to access. 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these What's App discussion forums are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Parents Association.

Studio Updates
Art Studio


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

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

Student Art Opportunities

Student Curated Art Show Parents: please tell your students that the deadline to submit your artwork is Friday, October 28th. Submission form link.

Friday, November 4th, 1:30pm-7:30pm

Art Portfolio Day Free portfolio reviews to help your student prepare for college.

Saturday, November 5, 11am-3pm

Jacob Javits Center. Click here for more info. 


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


Hello Dance Families, click on the PA Dance Studio Webpage to find out what's coming up, how to donate, how to connect, etc.

Contact Dance PA

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives


DRAMA SENIOR HEADSHOTS: Volunteers for Oct. 30th?

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered for Senior Headshot day on Oct. 22nd—your participation is a huge help! For parents of seniors who have their headshots coming up on Oct. 30th, please use this link to submit your contact info to the photo studio ASAP. Also, please volunteer to help on Oct. 30th. Even just one hour of your time would be very welcome. This service is being provided FREE to our students thanks to the generosity of our PODS!!


Our next PODS meeting will follow the General PA meeting on Wed., Oct. 26th.  Because that meeting has switched to a virtual format, we will do the same. So please REGISTER HERE in advance of the PODS meeting. It will be short but informative: we will go over the Drama performance calendar, talk about upcoming student activities, and also our…


Our Annual Drama Studio Appeal has launched! You can read all about it here. We cannot do the amazing things we do in the Drama Studio without parent support. Our goal is 100% participation at any level, and we are grateful for your generosity. We have a number of ways to thank you for your support if you donate now: 1) Our first 25 “sustaining members” (giving $25/mo. or more) will receive our Drama Studio beanie—perfect for the cold weather ahead; 2) One-time donors at various levels will be entered into our raffle to win tickets to a Broadway show; and 3) One-time donors can ALSO receive exclusive Drama merch that you cannot find anywhere else except through this appeal!


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


October 30 - The Show Choir will perform as part of the New York Philharmonic opening activities for the David Geffen Hall on October 30th!  Tickets are free on a first-come-first-serve-basis.  For more information click here

November 4 - Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert at LaG, purchase tickets here

November 5 - The Operetta cast will appear as the chorus in the New York premiere of Hometown to the World, a chamber opera at The Town Hall on Saturday, November 5th at 8:00pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets here

November 9 - The first in-person Music Studio meeting will be held in the Recital Hall at 7 pm, meet & greet begins at 6:30 pm.

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative



  • As the General PA Meeting on 10/26 is now on zoom, the Tech meetup directly afterwards has been cancelled. We hope to find another time soon;
  • Thank you to everyone who joined the POTS meeting last Wednesday;
  • The next POTS meeting will be November 16th @ 6:00pm (on zoom). Check back for zoom link. 


  • Please visit the Tech Studio webpage regularly to keep up with minutes from previous meetings, newsletters, updated merchandise, teacher news, fundraising & events, emails to teachers and tech board and production work calls.

In School Events

  • There will be an open house for the Tech Studio Parents/Guardians on October 26th from 5pm - 6pm and on October 29th from 11am - 12pm. The deadline for signup is Monday, October 24th. This will give a chance to see what our kids and the department do to prepare for a show. Please click here to fill out the Tech Theatre Open Studio form;
  • Calling for volunteers for the Tech Merchandise table for  SCHOOL SPIRIT SHOPPING DAY, October 27th from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Please click here to volunteer. We'll have new "we run the show" merchandise and gifts upon purchase for amounts $40 and over. Items available are Red, Black, and White hoodies, Red Sweatpants, Canvas Tote Bags, Water Bottles, and more.
Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

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

Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania

Free zoom conversation with Associate Director of Recruitment on Tuesday, October 25, 6 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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