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Originally delivered on 10/31/2022 8:04 am

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - October 30, 2022

Issue 10, October 30, 2022
PA Meeting Recording and Survey

Thank you to the 200+ families who attended last Wednesday's General PA meeting.  

Here is a link to the recording for those who would like to review the meeting or watch it for the first time. 

Passcode: ?hGVm2#

The PA Wants to Hear from You!

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey regarding admissions requirements for incoming LaG students. 


Deadline to complete is:  Tuesday, November 1 @ 10:00am

Mark Your Calendar
Academic Forum Meeting

Please join the Academic Forum Members for its first meeting of the year to discuss general academic topics.

As a follow up to our last PA meeting we will discuss various topics such as the lower LaG admissions standards.  We encourage everyone to join us to voice your opinions, suggestions and concerns.

Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here

Meeting ID: 886 5083 0057

Passcode: 839892

All grades are welcome! We look forward to seeing you then.

Please email the forum with questions in advance at:

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.

Rising Stars Update - Calling all Students!


To revive Rising Stars and maintain this tradition going forward, PLEASE HELP US TO HEAR FROM ALL STUDENTS (including those who prefer to attend the show rather than be involved in it). Learn more here, and spread the word!

Student talents and creativity make this show memorable. See a Timothee Chalamet rap act from Rising Stars 2012 here, posted by alumna (and audience member) Suzanne Vega!


For questions or feedback, please email

All School Musical ... and all that Jazz!
Many Ways to Support the Show!




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**


*RAZZLE cast

**DAZZLE cast

LaG Swag
School Spirit Day a Success!

Thank you to everyone who made our first School Spirit Shopping Day a huge success!  

The mood was lively and the togetherness was complimented by the Senior Snack Sale. The laughter and camaraderie was positively charged.

Our November and December shopping dates will be announced soon.

We could not have launched this fun event without our school administration's support and our  parent volunteers - shout out to our Freshmen parents!

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

Culture Club
Awesome LaG Students!

Report from NOGA TENZIN, Senior Class President

This past Monday, October 24th, LaGuardia hosted its first EVER Cultural Night! This celebration highlighted the intersectionality of LaGuardia students as both artists and diverse individuals (not to mention excellent cooks).

The PA generously sponsored meal costs, making it possible for over 12 cultural clubs to participate in the pot-luck right before the beautiful performances. Watching students’ faces repeatedly light up— either recognizing songs they grew up on, or resonating with traditions they’d never before seen— was one of the best parts.

The success of this event reminds us to never forget how special and powerful the coming together of our community is :)

Academic Forum
Join our meeting.

Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here

Meeting ID: 886 5083 0057

Passcode: 839892

All grades are welcome! We look forward to seeing you then.

Please email the forum with questions in advance at:

Academic Approach - CORRECTION

It has come to our attention that the link for Academic Approach is not working. We will post an update in next week’s SNN with new information.


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

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.

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 for your generosity!

Together, we have successfully funded 14 teachers' projects this school year!

Let's keep the momentum going!

Help Ms. Harisiadis grow the LGBTQ+ Library for students taking the Gender & Identity Literature Elective. (only $150 to go)

Help Mr. Antao introduce Table Tennis as a new engaging unit in Physical Education. (more than 3/4 of the way funded!)

Many more of our teachers urgently need our support in getting their projects funded as quickly as possible to ensure that they are able to successfully carry out their planned curriculum.

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

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

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

Our first Senior Snack Sale was a huge success!  We raised $437! Thank you to all who baked and bought and a big shout out thank you to Senior parent Janet Pouchot and Junior Parent Allison Sen for volunteering to help at the event! The students were grateful and had a blast!

Junior Families / Class of 2024

In-person Meet-up!: (Student/parent) - Thursday, November 10th, (Early Bell Dismissal Day), Location: Lincoln Center, outdoor, entry area, from 4p-5p. Considering Daylight Savings Time, so everyone can head home before dark. It's also centrally located, since it's close to the school.

Check your inbox for a more detailed email from Junior Class Rep, Erica G. Reaves.

Sophmore Families / Class of 2025
Freshman Families / Class of 2026
Studio Updates


Student Curated Art Show

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. 


November 4th - Sell merchandise at the Student Curated Art Show

November 5th – Oversee the 2nd Floor Gallery, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Click Here to Volunteer: Sign Up Genius Form

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


The DANCE School Spirit Fire Sale was a great success in moving outdated merchandise to make room for new stuff!

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers (senior parent, Jessica Prior, and freshman parents Sharon Goodman and Maria Ladenheim) who spent the Saturday before organizing, folding, labeling etc.  And to our Thursday afternoon volunteers (sophomore parents Beverly Buscemi/Erica Schohn, junior parent Stephanie Weiss) who braved the throngs of dancers looking for a deal!

And don’t forget to visit the PA Dance Studio Webpage to find out what’s coming up, how to donate, how to connect, etc!

Keep on dancing! 

Contact Dance PA

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives



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


A huge Thank You goes out to Music Studio families for making the 1st School Spirit Shopping Day a tremendous success for your Music Studio!

We look forward to continuing the enthusiasm with subsequent School Spirit Shopping Days!

Congratulations to The LaGuardia Show Choir on this evening's 1st collaborative performance with Talented Unlimited High School Musical Theater Studio as part of the New York Philharmonic's Open House Weekend for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center!

Upcoming Events

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

  • Many thanks to both selling volunteers and merchandise purchasers at the first merchandise sales day this past Thursday;
  • The next shopping day will be on November 17 and Tech will be there. Here’s the link to Tech merchandise  - If someone is interested in anything, has questions, or wants to check on inventory they can email;
  • If any POTS missed the open house tours and/or want to go again, there will be another round scheduled in the spring; 
  • The next POTS meeting is November 16  at 6pm on zoom (right before the general PA at 7pm).

Questions/comments/feedback? Email Thanks - Rina, Louisa, Carmen, Layla and Annie.

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Alumni & Friends
Contact A&F
Outside Opportunities
Auditions, Opportunities and Free Arts events in and around NYC.

Tisch Future Artists Spring Program

Apply by 11/29

Urban Barcode Project

A five borough science project for high school students to explore biodiversity in NYC 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Apply by 12/7 for NYC Region

Click here to see more opportunities

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

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