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Originally delivered on 11/28/2022 7:30 am

SUBJECT: SNN- Nov 27, 2022 - CHICAGO opens THIS FRIDAY! All School

Issue 14, November 27, 2022
All School Musical ... and all that Jazz!

PREVIEWS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY. Preview tickets are only $20!

NOTE: On Friday 12/2, there is a Special Bell Schedule and students are  dismissed early at 1:40 PM. 

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

Support the All School Musical

THE RAFFLE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DEC 3RD! Join the raffle for a chance to win a ticket to the hottest show in town. The Jingle Ball is sold out for everyone else...but we have 2 tickets for a lucky winner!  

Raffle tickets cost $20 each OR increase your chances with 6 raffle tickets for $100.  



Friday, December 9th @ 7pm - Madison Square Garden


Proceeds support the LaGuardia High School Parents Association and the upcoming all-school musical, CHICAGO: Teen Edition.

Giving Tuesday - November 29
One LaG - Many ways to Give

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. 

GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This year, please consider supporting our students in any of the following ways: 

LaGuardia PA Appeal AND to Arts Studio Appeal

Your generosity helps the LaGuardia High School PA 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.

LaG Class of 2023

Help defray the costs of graduation for our students. Donations will help offset senior dues and prom expenses across the board and especially to those in need.

Donor's Choose

Beginning at 7:00am EST on 11/29/22, all donations to live projects will receive a 2X match.  That means on Tuesday, your donations will go a little further; a $20 donation will become $40, a $30 will become $60 and so on!

Donate via the buttons below or contact your studio rep for more details.

Mark Your Calendar
Holiday Fundraiser at Paint and Sip!

The LaGuardia PA is hosting a "Paint and Sip" Holiday Fundraiser on Friday, December 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at THE PAINT PLACE located at 243 West 72nd Street. This is open to all parents/guardians! Money raised will offset graduation expenses and senior dues. Please BYOB, cheese, crackers, chips and snacks to share! Here is the link to register. Tickets are $65/per person. Seating is very limited so register asap to reserve your spot!

Register Here
Academic Forum
Academic Approach

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

The course includes 12 classes that are 2 hours each with 4 practice tests included. Click HERE for Syllabus.

For further information please 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.

Harvard Student Tutoring

Sophia Wang, '21 LaG Art alum currently studying at Harvard College and serving as COO of Harvard Student Agencies is offering a 15% discount for HSA Tutoring which provides personalized academic tutoring, test preparation help (e.g. ACT/SAT test prep), college application and essay assistance, and group courses. All tutors are current Harvard College students

Please email with any questions.

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! Priority placement given to those registered by 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. 

What an amazing week this has been, thank you! Thanks to you, Mr. Harkness, Ms. Ross and Ms. Barile's classroom projects were successfully funded this week!!

Let's keep the momentum going on #GivingTuesday! Beginning at 7:00am EST on 11/29/22, all donations to live projects will receive a 2X match.  That means on Tuesday, your donations will go a little further; a $20 donation will become $40, a $30 will become $60 and so on!

Let's help Mr. Rahman get a Wireless Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Duplex Printing and Toner Cartridge Replacement to print out lesson materials and students' work. (Only $176 to go!)

Let's help Ms. Barile give more students Biology Review Books to support their development of effective test taking strategies. (Be the first to donate!)

There are 5 additional classroom projects on our DonorsChoose page that need help with funding. Please view all live projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with your family and friends.

Anyone can contribute and all donations are tax deductible.

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

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

The LaGuardia PA is excited to be hosting a Paint Party Senior Fundraiser on Friday, December 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at THE PAINT PLACE located at 243 West 72nd Street. This is an adult only event. Please BYOB, cheese, crackers, chips and snacks to share! Here is the link to register. Tickets are $65/per person. Seating is limited so register asap to reserve your spot!

Donations will help offset senior dues and prom expenses across the board and especially to those in need. Click here to donate.

Junior Families / Class of 2024


When: Saturday, December 10th, at 11:00am, 

Where: Rosetta's Bakery, 1928  Broadway, New York, NY 10023 near LaGuardia HS

Come on out and grab a coffee or tea and your favorite pastry, and meet & mingle with  other Junior Parents! 

If you have any questions, please email the Junior Class Representative,  Erica Reaves at:  Hope to see you there!

Sophomore Families / Class of 2025

Click here to join the Sophomore families Google group. Please state your name, your child’s name and studio in the "reason for joining" box when asking to join the group.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026
Studio Updates
2023 Senior Art Show Application

All seniors will be granted space in a show if they apply by the Thursday, 12/1/22 deadline. All applications must be submitted on or before 12/1/22.  

2023 Senior Show Application, CLICK HERE


November 29th - 8:00pm - ZOOM

Find out what's happening in the art studio and stay for our feature presentation from two college advisors from ARTriculate. This presentation is geared toward parents and students in all grades. Click here for Zoom Link


Winter Semi-Annual Art Show

Friday,12/2/22, 1:30-7:30PM


We need volunteers on 12/9 & 12/15. Click here to sign up to help. 

Outside Opportunities

NYC Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Open to all grades. Deadline to enter 12/7/22 11:59pm

Cooper Union High School Programs

The Saturday Program:

Applications for the Spring 2023 program are due 12/3.  

See link here.

The STEM Saturdays Program: 

Applications for Session 2 are due 12/9.  

See link here.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


In the spirit of giving thanks, please consider giving to the Dance Department on GIVING TUESDAY, November 29, 2022.  All funds go toward Master Classes, Guest Choreographers and special events throughout the school year, including the Senior Dance Concert in June. 

SO SENIOR FAMILIES, especially…donate to give our seniors the send off they deserve after a very long and very hard 4 years!! 

We accept donations every day of the year, but we especially encourage you to donate on GIVING TUESDAY!!

And don't forget to check DANCE HAPPENINGS for any and all upcoming events in the Dance Dept.  Please note, our dancers have a special hip-hop guest choreographer this upcoming week.  

And IN PERSON OBSERVATION WEEK Dec 12- 16th. There will be designated days for each grade - stay tuned for more details.

Contact Dance PA

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives



Giving Tuesday is this Tuesday, and we cannot do the amazing things we do in the Drama Studio without parent support! You can give now by going here (be sure to select “Drama Studio” from the drop-down menu). 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...You can read all about it here.


The LaG Open Mic Club (the AO-Wonders) is gonna show their stuff on Sunday, Dec. 18th from 1-3pm at The Bitter End. This event will also be a fundraiser for the Drama Studio! Tickets are $10 Students, $20 Adults (ticketing info to follow!). Come see the stars of the future shine and support the Drama Studio!


A new line of LaG Drama merchandise for the holidays will be here soon! Stay tuned for more info….


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

Hello Music Families!

Are you receiving our weekly Music Monday Newsletter (MMN)?

Music Monday is where you’ll find pertinent information related to all things Music Studio!

Find out all of the latest happenings, upcoming events, outside music opportunities, and important information from Music AP Ben Schott.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now! Click Here to create an account on Membership Toolkit and follow the instructions. Once your account is activated, you'll be able to manage your subscriptions under "My Account".

Be in-the-know by subscribing to Music Studio!

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative


The next POTS Tech Meeting is Wednesday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom. Click here for the link.

Many of you have been asking for the classic Fame Tech merchandise and your wait is over! We're happy to announce that through December 1st you will have the opportunity to purchase special Fame items on Bonfire.

Choose from classic T-shirts, women's slim fit, soft hoodies, cuffed beanies and cropped hoodies in a variety of colors from black to gray and cream to pink. Click here to be taken to the campaign. Items will be delivered straight to your door by December 21st. Don't wait, the campaign ends Thursday, December 1st. 

Thanks for supporting the Tech Studio in our Fame campaign. 

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Alumni & Friends
Contact A&F
Outside Opportunities
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To submit opportunities or help compile this list weekly, please email us at

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