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Originally delivered on 4/16/2023 8:34 pm

SUBJECT: SNN - 4/16/2023, Jazz, PA Elections..and MORE!

Issue 31, April 16, 2023
General PA Meetings 4/26 & 5/17

We are in the final stretch of the 2022/23 school year!  Please note our next General PA Meeting is April 26.

In order to ensure a smooth Executive Board transition, we will hold our PASpring Elections on May 17, 2023 (virtual/zoom). Details will be sent our shortly, for now, please hold the date. 

Jazz Orchestra - April 18 @ 6:30pm, LaG Concert Hall
Annual Benefit & Action, Tuesday, June 6, 2023



Here's a sample of just a few of the auction items that will be available for bidding from May 23, to June 23, 2023.

* Hotel Stays- Bangkok, the Berkshires, Hamptons

* Memberships-Museum of Natural History, Whitney, BAM

* Art work; signed original works, photography and more

* Fitness -Yoga, SoulCycle, Rumble and other classes

* Restaurants - gift certificates

* Experiences-Sessions with artists, vocal coaches, and more

Ticket sales to begin this week. Check your inbox for special early bird sale.


Academic Forum

The Academic Forum would like to remind everyone of the various programs offered this summer for students to receive college credit.  Programs will be available at City College, Hunter College, and through Modern States. Additionally, Academic Approach will also be offering another college prep course at a discounted rate.  Details for Academic Approach will be provided after spring break. 

Contact Academic Forum

Jane Berk, Joslin Paradise, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello, Joy Bassini

Office Hours will Resume:

Friday, April 21, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

LINK to office hours

Rising Stars - Audition Details COMING SOON!

Due to time constraints, all audition submissions will be requested to be submitted in their final form. The deadline will be announced soon, but please start preparing as all auditions will be via video submissions only!

Girls Softball

The Girls Softball team lost a heartbreaker 6-5 to HSMSE last Tuesday. Hitting standouts were Rylan Thompson who had 2 hits and 2 RBI,  Alexandra Brill who drove in 2 runs with a clutch hit, and Sofia Kanso-Robertson who had a hit and the final RBI. Maggie Stuckey had a great game in the field, recording 7 assists and 2 putouts, while striking out 3 on the mound. 

The Girls play East Harlem Pride in their next game after Spring Break, Monday 4/17 on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Go Lions!


All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

Donors Choose

Thank you for fully funding Mrs. McGoey's most recent project for supplies to creatively help students manage end-of-the-school year stress, Ms. Riley's most recent project for enamel paint and wood panels, and Mr. Antao's project for table tennis paddles! Let's keep the momentum going by helping to fund the following teacher's projects:

Mr. Abikzer needs cameras so the students can successfully complete the yearbook and continue covering events as they occur at school. (Only 3 weeks left!)

Ms. Klein needs a couch, supplies and an adjustable window shade to create a comfortable, safe learning environment for students with disabilities. 

Mx. Shea needs woodworking tools and supplies to give her students the opportunity to learn and develop woodworking skills with a focus on lathe projects. (Be an early supporter!)

Ms. De la Cruz needs a new computer to be able to teach and prepare lessons for students. (Never before funded; be an early supporter!)

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!

Senior Families / Class of 2023

Class of 2023 Popcorn Fundraiser! 

We are doing a popcorn fundraiser to help seniors in need raise funds for their senior dues and prom ticket. The fundraiser is ONLY FOUR DAYS -  beginning this Tuesday 4/18 and ending on Saturday  4/22. 

You can help by purchasing popcorn, sharing the news with friends and family via social media, and setting up your own popcorn shop! Before you know it, funds will start rolling in. All funds go directly to the LAGHSPA account. 

Step 1: Download the Double Good app on iPhone or Android

Step 2: Enter our event code HJEJGH in the app. 

Step 3: Create your personalized pop-up store to increase sales. You can upload a 20 second video and/or insert a photo. 

Step 4: All stores created will go live on April 18, 2023 at 11AM and will run for 4 days until April 22nd at 11AM. 

Remember, this is SO easy. Just share your store - no door knocking, no order placing, no collecting money, no packing up purchases and no delivering! 

We hope to see ALL classes participate as they will all be seniors one day. Pay it forward and help a senior in need today! 

Junior Families / Class of 2024

To join our WhatsApp group, please click here

Thank You! Erica Reaves at

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.

Sophomore Families / Class of 2025

A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2025 parents/guardians. Please share your name and your student’s studio when you join. 

Click here to join 2025 LaG Families WhatsApp Group.

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

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.



Last chance to order is Tuesday - April 18th. Use this link to order. Please call their customer service number if you have any questions about sizes: 855-792-1402. Hoodies will be shipped to the school and distributed to students the first week of May.


Save the date for our next meeting on Monday, April 24th at 7PM.


Calling all art students! Submit your design using the form here. Deadline to submit is MAY 4th!


Final Senior Art Show Four

Opening Friday, April 28th 1-7 PM

Come out and support our seniors. Art Studio merchandise will be sold at the event.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives



There are still three more SDF productions this spring! We need volunteers to take on some critical roles, especially parents of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students! If you are looking for a fun way to get involved and meet other LaG Drama parents, please consider taking on one of the following tasks: 1) Concessions “Captain” for SDFs: We need one parent/guardian (or team) to be in charge of organizing the concessions for each production; 2) Concessions Sales: sell snacks before SDF performances and during intermission—easy and fun; 3) Deliver snacks to the actors on rehearsal “blackout” days... PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO SIGN UP TO HELP


Our next Parents of Drama Students Meeting will be on April 19th. Time and location TBD, but please mark your calendars. A lot has been going on in the Drama Studio, and we need you all to be as informed and involved as possible. Stay tuned!

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 Studio Families! 

We hope you're enjoying this final day of Spring Break. 

Thank you for joining us at the historic Riverside Church for the return of the Spring Choral Concert, and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success! 

Join us! 

When: Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

What: Jazz Orchestra Concert

Purchase Tickets HERE

Here's the calendar lineup for the remainder of April:

April 19 - Vail Opera Camp Auditions at LaGuardia. Sign up to audition HERE

April 24- Music Studio General Meeting, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom 

April 25- Laguardia Wind Bands Concert: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, 6:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets HERE

April 28 - Spring Musicale #1: Concert Orchestra, Treble Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, 6 p.m.

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative


Parents of Technical Theatre Students:

Next Tech Studio meeting will be on April 19th at 6:30pm on Zoom. Please check the Tech Studio website for links and other updates. 

Volunteers needed to help with upcoming SDFs (Our Town: May 2-5 & Laramie: May 23-26). Please click here to sign-up

If you’re unable to donate your time, please consider contributing to the Tech Studio fund. No amount is too large or too small. Please click here to learn more.

Have you seen Mx. Shea's Donors Choose page  for woodworking tools?  Consider posting the link on your social media or send to loving grandparents/friends/coworkers! 

Thank you,

Annie, Carmen, Layla, Louisa & Rina

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Post-Secondary Office

College Admission Panel.  This annual event is a College Admission Panel moderated by Ms. Kleiman to help prepare 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students for the college admissions process. The colleges represented are intentionally diverse and do not repeat from year to year. All families are encouraged to watch together to learn more about the wide range of post-secondary options available to them.

When: Monday, April 17th, 7:00-8:30 PM EST

Where: Zoom Webinar Link

Allison Kleiman

Post-Secondary Specialist

Room 233

(212) 496-0700 x 2233

Weekly Zoom meetings at 9 am and 12:30 pm

Weekly Zoom Archives

Maia Learning for 11th  and 12th grade students and families

Compass Prep Testing Guide

11th and 12th Grade Google Classroom Codes: 

Class of 2023: trpcmui 

Class of 2024: j2kozj2

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. 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.

Jerrianna Phenix

Parent Coordinator

(212) 496-0700 x7209

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

PRATT Institute Summer Scholars Program in Architecture, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Object, and Painting. Registration opened on 4/14 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email: or call 718-636-3654. 

Whitney Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners to explore, discover and discuss American art, and create original works of art and writing. Apply by May 5th. 

Whitney YI Arts Careers is a free summer program that offers teens the opportunity to explore arts careers and arts institutions throughout New York City. Teens meet with Whitney Museum staff, arts professionals and other teens. Apply by May 5th. 

The Met Exhibits NYC Scholastic Gold Key Award Winners in Art and Writing 

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