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Originally delivered on 11/7/2022 7:25 am

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - November 6, 2022 - ALL SCHOOL DISTRIBUTION

Issue 11, November 6, 2022
Mark Your Calendar
Academic Forum Meeting

We once again apologize for technical difficulties experienced last week. The good news is that the Academic Forum will host another meeting on Monday, November 7 at 6:30 pm and we want to extend a special invitation to the parents who were unable to speak last week to join us next week on Zoom (link below).

Access November 1 AF Meeting Recording HERE

(After some technical difficulties at the start, parents begin to speak at 28:30)

Passcode: U&y+m@3c

Monday, November 7, 6:30 PM on ZOOM

Meeting ID: 859 8537 7734

Passcode: 976380

Please email the forum with questions in advance at:

November 15 - Executive Board Meeting (virtual)

November 16 - General PA

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
Students: Let all your voices be heard!

Thank you to all students who have responded to the Rising Stars survey! If you haven't, there's still time. NOTE: The survey asks what you'd LIKE to see happen; you can show your interest regardless of obstacles.

Survey results and your personal reflections will be shared anonymously.

Please send your feedback to:

ALL: When/how did you learn about Rising Stars? Does it inspire you? Why do you think it's important for this student-created, student-led production to be continued at LaGuardia?

Seniors: If you participated in Rising Stars in the Concert Hall during your Freshman year (onstage, offstage, or as an audience member), please share the impact it had on you. Most current LaG students are looking to you for leadership because they have not yet experienced this show.

Seniors and Juniors: If you participated in Rising Stars 2021 in any way, please share what it meant to you during remote learning, as a performance or production opportunity, and as a way to stay connected to and collaborate with your LaGuardia peers during that challenging time.

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores: Please tell us how you felt about Rising Stars not being offered last year.

Freshmen: Why do you look forward to participating in Rising Stars?

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

Academic Forum
Join our meeting

Monday, November 7, 6:30 PM on ZOOM

Meeting ID: 859 8537 7734

Passcode: 976380

Please email the forum with questions in advance at:

Academic Approach - UPDATE!

Academic Approach will be offering  SAT/ACT tutoring again in January 2023 at  discounted price for LaGuardia families 

The course 24 hours of virtual instruction across 12 two-hour classes with 4 practice tests included. Click HERE for Syllabus.

For further information please contact Joe Monahan:


contact Joe Monahan

NON ENDORSEMENT 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.

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 fully funding Ms. Harisiadis' most recent project request for books to add to the LGBTQ+ library for the Gender & Identity Literature Elective!

Many more of our teachers need our support to get their projects funded to ensure they are able to carry out their planned curriculum!

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

Please help Ms. Barile get Biology Review books to help students develop effective test-taking strategies and prepare for the Regents exam.

Please view all LaG current 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
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.

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

For questions and more information, please contact @avery_wernicki_ on Instagram.

This event is NOT affiliated with LaGuardia.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives

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

Join us!

What: Our first in-person meeting at LaG 

When: Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm for “Meet & Greet” with a special performance from the LaGuardia Jazz Vocal Club.  Meeting begins at 7:00pm

Where: Recital Hall, 2nd floor, room 209 

Special Guest: Assistant Principal Ben Schott - Mr. Schott will be on hand to answer all Music Studio related questions.

Please send questions to no later than 8pm, Monday, November 7th 

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative

  • The next TECH shopping day will be in December. Here’s the link to Tech merchandise  - If someone is interested in anything, has questions, or wants to check on inventory they can email;
  • The next POTS meeting is 11/16 at 6pm on zoom (right before the general PA at 7pm);
  • Each year the donations of parent(s)/caregiver(s) cover many expenses the Department of Education (DOE) does not.  For example, the DOE does not provide food for students during work calls and shows - we do!  Please take a minute to contribute to the Tech PA fund so we can cover this year's costs.  Any amount is welcome and appreciated!   Here is the link (and remember to select Tech!)


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 for more

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

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