back to newsletters

Originally delivered on 1/29/2023 8:49 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - January 29, 2023

Issue 22, January 29, 2023
US Presdential Scholar Nominees
Congratulations Chloë Cheers & Fiorela Miria!

Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists age 15-18 apply to YoungArts through a national competition. Finalists attend National YoungArts Week to collaborate with peers and develop their crafts with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Finalists in their senior year are further eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Artsone of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

It is with pride we announce that not 1, but 2, LaG seniors - Chloë Cheers  (Theater) and Fiorela Miria (Vocal) have been nominated for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify artistic and academic excellence. YoungArts is the sole nominating agency for this high honor, and the 60 candidates, representing 21 states and Americans abroad, and nine artistic disciplines, are all YoungArts award winners. 

Read full press release HERE.

This Week @ LaG
Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm

Join a webinar for LaGuardia High School parents led by Dr. Diana Martinez, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies addiction. 

The goal of this seminar is to provide parents with the information they need to have a frank, open conversation about drug use. This will include strategies for improving safety and information on the interaction between psychiatric disorders, like depression, anxiety, and ADHD, and drug use. 


Meeting ID: 816 0613 0127
Passcode: 194160

Please join the Academic Forum Members for a Special Event Hosted by Compass Education:  

Navigating College Admission Tests

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 - 8:20 pm

LaGuardia HS, Little Flower Theatre

Click HERE for event details and to register for the event.

To accommodate families that are unable to attend in person, the presentation will be recorded and shared upon request.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Please email the forum with questions in advance at:

Donuts & Coffee Outreach with Parent Coordinator Jerrianna Phenix

The first Friday of every month, parents/guardians are invited to come to my office, Room 211, for Donuts & Coffee Outreach. The monthly event kicks off on Friday, February 3rd. Parents can stop by anytime between 7:45AM and 10:45 AM. 

For parents/guardians who can't visit in-person, I will have Zoom office hours between 1:00PM and 4:00PM on the same days.

NYC Education Council Election

2023 is a NYC Education Council Election year. The 32 Community Education Councils and 4 Citywide Education Councils make critical decisions regarding your child’s education. Learn about the councils, the election and how to run for a seat by attending a virtual (Zoom) Information Session. Click below for details:

Application period closes at 11:59 pm on February 13, 2023.

Sports Report
Spring Sports News from Mr. Brummell

We are excited to announce that spring sports will begin on March 1st for all interested athletes. We will be offering the following sports: 

Outdoor Track - Boys & Girls

Baseball- Boys

Softball- Girls

Handball- Girls

JV Girls Soccer

Fencing- Girls

Volleyball- Boys

Practice schedule and game schedule will be communicated by the coach after the final roster is confirmed.

We strongly encourage all students to participate in these sports, as they not only provide physical activity but also help build teamwork and leadership skills.

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, please sign up by March 7, 2023, and return the necessary PSAL forms to the coach of your interest. 

LaGuardia PSAL Sports Home Page

PSAL Medical form - Copies available in room 229 (Dean's Suite)

PSAL Parental Consent form

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Joan at or the coach of the sport.

We look forward to another successful season!


All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

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. 

There are several LaGuardia projects on DonorsChoose that need help with funding. Many of the special supplies and materials teachers need to carry out their planned curriculum cannot be purchased through the DOE system and are cost prohibitive to both students and teachers. Together, we can help fund these projects!

Let's help Ms. Riley fund her project request for enamel paint and wood panels so students can create paintings in a new style.

Let's help Mr. Abikzer fund his project request for cameras so the students can successfully complete the yearbook and continue covering events as they occur at school.

Let's help Ms. Curiale fund her project request for specialized art supplies students need to take their paintings to the next level.

Please visit our DonorsChoose page and share with your family and friends.  Anyone can contribute and all donations are tax deductible. Your contributions and/or sharing of these links is greatly appreciated!

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

FEBRUARY 6TH is the DEADLINE to enter the  LaGuardia PA Sponsored Senior Class of 2023 T-Shirt Design Contest! Please follow this LINK to submit your design!


Every year, the Senior Class walks to Bethesda Fountain for their traditional class photo for the yearbook. This year the field trip is scheduled for February 16, 2023, from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  The 850 students in the Class of 2023 requires 35 parent/guardian chaperones!  

During the trip a large group class photo will be taken and then photos of each studio will follow.  

Volunteer Opportunity: Every LaGuardia parent is welcome to volunteer. There is usually a sizable group of non-Senior parents who are free and willing to help out.  

There is a lot of walking to and from Central Park, Bethesda Fountain and LaGuardia. Each parent is typically matched with a staff member.  All chaperones make sure that Seniors are aware of their surroundings, follow all traffic safety rules, cross at lights, don't stand in the street, etc.  

For students who know in advance they are unable to attend this date, the school will gather their names and work to have them featured in other sections of the yearbook.

Junior Families / Class of 2024
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 or School Administration.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026

Join the 2026 Families WhatsApp Chat

Join the 2026 Families Facebook 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 or School Administration.

Studio Updates

Mark Your Calendars!

2023 Senior Art Show Opening Schedule

  • February 10th
  • March 3rd
  • March 17th
  • April 28th

1:00pm - 7:00pm for all of the above dates. 

As always, donations to the art studio are greatly appreciated. We have only reached 30% of our fundraising goal. All donations directly help our art students. Please give what you can.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


SENIOR ONE ACTS ARE HERE: FEB. 1 & 3, 6PM The Senior One Act performances will start this week in the Black Box theater. Tickets are being distributed through the teachers, so senior families should ask their students for more information. Break a leg, seniors!

NEXT PODS MEETING: FEB. 8, 6PM More details about our next PODS meeting will be announced this week. Please mark your calendars now!

WAY TO GO SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS! Congrats to our wonderful sophomore and junior classes, who performed their scenes over the course of the past couple of weeks. And a huge thank-you to our wonderful Drama Faculty who guided the students through this process!

CONGRATS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNER! Congratulations to Alex MacDowell, senior parent, who is the winner of our Appeal Raffle! Alex will be receiving two tickets to a Broadway performance. Thanks to all who entered to win… There will be MORE opportunities this spring to win tickets to tapings of shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more! Stay tuned….

JOIN THE TEAM 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


Thank you to everyone who came out to support the music students during the Music Studio’s riveting Winter Concert Series. Congratulations to all the phenomenal students who performed, the teachers who conducted and co-conducted the ensembles and the technical crew who helped bring it all together. The Music Studio would also like to thank our supporters for the purchase of merchandise and/or donations during this time.  

We look forward to the start of the second half of the year with Show Choir Valentines carols, the Operetta in March, and the Riverside Choral Concert in April, along with some other performances ahead, so stay tuned for calendar updates!

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative

Tech Studio Meeting

Please check out the Tech Studio page for lots of good information including the work-call calendar, and ways to donate/give, and all past meeting minutes.

Thank you, Annie, Carmen, Layla, Louisa & Rina 

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Parent Coordinator News

Donuts & Coffee Outreach

The first Friday of every month, parents/guardians are invited to come to my office, Room 211, for Donuts & Coffee Outreach. The monthly event kicks off on Friday, February 3rd. Parents can stop by anytime between 7:45AM and 10:45 AM. 

For parents/guardians who can't visit in-person, I will have Zoom office hours between 1:00PM and 4:00PM on the same days.

Alumni & Friends

Contact A&F

Zoe Schneider, LaG '89, Director

LaG Arts HS Alumni & Friends Website

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

February Writing Contests Open Submissions

Brooklyn Museum Teen Programs

Neighborhood Playhouse Teen Conservatory
Accepting applications for 4 week summer program. Application fee waived for LaGuardia students. 

Dance Italia+Open Arts Young Artists Summer Program
All LaGuardia dancers will receive a 200 Euro discount by stating they attend LaGuardia in their response to this application section "Please tell us about your dance experience, including how long, where and with whom you have studied." Apply by 3/31/23.

Click for more

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

Useful Links
Contact Executive Board and School Leadership Team

For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email:

DISCLAIMER: The LaGuardia High School Parents Association Inc (LAGHSPA) and its officers and elected members do not endorse third-party content shared in our communications, nor do they profit from third-party promotions featured in our communications.

LAGHSPA Photo/Video Disclaimer

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -