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Originally delivered on 12/11/2022 8:41 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - December 11, 2022

Issue 16, December 11, 2022
Save the Date
PA Meetings

Our next in-person General PA Meeting is Wednesday, December 14 in the Little Flower Theater @ 6:30pm. 

General PA Meeting Agenda - Dec 14 2022

General PA Meeting Minutes - November 2022

Dec 15 - Senior Snack Sale

Help defray the cost of graduation for our senior class!  Bring snacks - buy snacks - everyone wins!

It is a busy time of year so if you cannot bake please consider placing an Instacart order and have delivered Thursday morning addressed to Anne Gregorio/Senior Snack Sale

Students love cookies, brownies and cakes. We can individually wrap for you!

Dec 15 - School Spirit Shopping Day

Thursday, December 15

2:30 - 4:30PM Main Atrium Lobby Floor

By popular demand, newly redesigned 'Fame' sweatpants, hoodies and pullover sweatshirts will be available on December 15th along with LAG t-shirts, baseball caps, tote bags and beanies.

In the spirit of holiday giving, would you please consider rounding-up your purchase? Your generous round-up amount will directly fund the gifting of the new GenPA merchandise to those in our community who are underserved.

All proceeds from this event directly support the PA and studio enrichment programs for our talented students and dedicated educators. Thank you for your continuing support!

Paint and Sip - Holiday Fundraiser!

The LaGuardia PA is excited to be hosting a "Paint and Sip" Senior Fundraiser this Friday, December 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at THE PAINT PLACE located at 243 West 72nd Street

This event is open to all parents/guardians from all grades and studios! 

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. 

Register Here
Music Studio - Winter Semi-Annual Concert
Purchase Tickets
January 17 - All School Dance

It's BACK! 

Dance the night away while supporting our senior class.

Awesome LaG Students!
YoungArts Competition

Congratulations to our amazingly hard working and talented students for a strong showing in the 2023 YoungArts Competition. 

Click here for full list of winners.

BSU Student Club - Movie Review

Following their group outing to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, LaGuardia's Black Student Union met to discuss the film.

It was a crowd favorite, and instigated many ideas about the importance of representation in media, Afro-Futurism and the idea of a Black Utopia, and how interactions between black and brown communities are represented in the media. 

The BSU was delighted to have had this opportunity to see Black Panther as a group, and to continue to strengthen our bond as a community. To learn more about the BSU follow them at @lagbsu

Rising Stars Update


As we get closer to finalizing plans for Rising Stars 2023 (more details will follow), we're mindful that you may need time and space to collaborate and/or to record your audition or filmed act. All talents and types of acts are welcome! Groups and unique acts help to involve more students and create a dynamic show.

Please fill out this form by noon on Saturday, 12/17 if you have an idea for a group act but need help finding collaborators; if you'd like the PA's help reserving and/or paying for a rehearsal space during Winter Break (12/26-12/30); and/or if you need any equipment to record your audition or filmed act (such as a short film or time lapse / speed art), etc.


If you can help arrange free or discounted rehearsal space in any borough during Winter Break, please email: Note: LAGHSPA is a 501c3 that qualifies for nonprofit rates. In exchange for deeper discounts, we can offer a complimentary ad in the RS2023 program.

Academic Forum
Academic Approach


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

The course includes  12 classes that are 2 hours each with 4 practice tests included. Practice tests are the length of a regular test.

The registration deadline  is December 18th.  Click HERE for information on the program with LaGuardia. 

For further information, please contact Meagan Moore at: or call: 773-348-8914

* Financial support can be provided for families upon request.  Please contact the Academic Forum directly at:

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.

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, thank you!

We are on a roll! Four projects were successfully funded this week!

Mr. Rahman is receiving a wireless color laser multifunction printer, Mr. Abikzer is receiving a new laptop, Ms. Klein is receiving books to create a small student library and Mrs. McGoey is receiving swim caps for students to draw brain diagrams for neuropsychology review.

Let's keep the momentum going and help fund these projects:

Ms. Riley would like to replenish the painting supplies for students

Mrs. McGoey would like sheep brains and cow eyes for in-depth cognitive psychology studies.

Please visit 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.

Don't miss the HOLIDAY Senior Snack Sale - DECEMBER 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.  Please drop off all individually wrapped home and store backed goods and snack in the lobby in the morning when entering school. 

Junior Families / Class of 2024

BIG Thank You to the parents that came out to our first Morning Mingle Event!!!  Be on the lookout for an email from Junior Class Rep., Erica Reaves (, on how you can sign-up for upcoming events!

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.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this Google discussion forum are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Parents Association.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026
Studio Updates
Awesome Volunteers

We would like to thank the following parents for helping make the Winter Semi-Annual Art Show on Friday, December 9th a HUGE success:

Caroline Andoscia
Kristin Leigh

Elisabeth Delcourt
Lindsay Manly

Tracy Evans
Claudia Mendez

Michelle Kanaley
Nawal Nawras

Volunteers Needed

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

YoungArts Finalist - Django Lewis

Congratulations to our art studio senior Django Lewis who was named a National YoungArts Finalist! 

Her artwork will be displayed at the YoungArts exhibition in Miami beginning January 13th - March 31st

Outside Opportunities
Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


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



Drama Families: 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.


A new line of LaG Drama merchandise for the holidays is here! Items will be on sale this Thursday, Dec. 15th at the School Spirit Shopping Day and online soon!


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!


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!

Thank you for attending last week's music studio meeting on zoom.  If you missed it, be sure to see this week's Music Monday Newsletter with a link to the minutes.  Not signed up yet?  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".

New Merchandise

Be sure to stop by our table and shop this Thursday, Dec 15th for the 3rd School Spirit Shopping Day!  We have exciting new merchandise, replenishment of the flannel pj pants, and new pullover hoodies priced to sell at $45!

Upcoming Concerts

Tickets are on sale now for all Music Studio concerts through 1/26.  Tickets can be purchased online HERE until 10am the day before the concert.  They can also be purchased in person beginning one hour before the concert. 

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative

  • School Spirit Shopping Day is this Thursday, December 15th from 2:30-4:30pm. Tech has new long-sleeved shirts, bandanas, and lounge pants. Plan on stopping by or send students with money (Cash, Credit and Apple Pay Accepted). 
  • Tech needs volunteers to help with this sale. Please click here to help. 
  • Exciting news! We have an anonymous donor that will match $5,000 of donations from parents (grandparents, family and friends) from now through December 21st. Please help Tech take advantage of this match to reach our fundraising goals. Click here to be taken to the link to contribute.

Thank you! Layla, Carmen, Annie, Rina & Louisa (Tech studio PA team) 

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Alumni & Friends
Summer Study Arts Scholarships

We are excited to announce that in addition to LaGuardia's amazing free Summer Arts program, LaGuardia Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen may apply for the Alumni & Friends Summer Study Arts Scholarships. These scholarships are for students with financial need who wish to pursue the arts over the summer. Last year more than 80 scholarships were given out to students in all studios.
The deadline to apply is January 25, 2023. 

Click HERE to apply.

Cherubs Scholarships for Summer 2023

Alumni & Friends is pleased to announce that there are 2 FULL scholarships available for BIPOC LaGuardia Students (Juniors and Sophomores - see eligibility for each grade below) with financial need to study at Northwestern University in Chicago in summer 2023. The program will be in person. The programs available are Theater Performance, Theater Performance with Musical Theater, Stage Management/Design Tech, Acting on Camera, Film & Video Production, Film & Video Screenwriting. Please note that Northwestern University selects the scholarship recipients for these two Cherubs scholarships.

Please note that Northwestern University selects the scholarship recipients for these two Cherubs scholarships

Click HERE  to express interest. The deadline to fill out the interest form is December 15, 2022 and will be reviewed by Northwestern.

Click HERE to learn more about the Northwestern National High School Institute program. 

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

Cherubs Scholarships for LaGuardia Students

Express interest by 12/15/22

Future Music Moguls at NYU Clive Davis Institute

Apply by 12/15/22

Alumni & Friends Summer Study

Apply by 1/25/2023

Neighborhood Playhouse Teen Conservatory

Accepting applications for 4 week summer program. Apply by 12/31 to receive discounted rate. 

National Youth Orchestra Programs

Apply by 1/19/22

Click for more

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

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