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Originally delivered on 4/23/2023 8:35 pm

SUBJECT: SNN - 4/23/23 - PA Meeting; Auction; Rising Stars!

Issue 32, April 23, 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 

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 - 8:00pm

In-person/LaGuardia Cafeteria

April General PA Meeting Agenda 4.26.2023

March General PA Meeting Minutes 3.22.2023

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. 

Citywide Council on High Schools

Voting in these elections gives you an opportunity to have a direct impact in your school community and on your child's education. Review the Candidate Profiles and vote by May 9th! 

MUSIC STUDIO - Spring Band Concert - 4/25 @ 6:30pm
ART STUDIO - Senior Art Show #4, 4/28, 1pm - 7pm
ALL SCHOOL - Annual Benefit & Auction, 6/6/23

Thank you to everyone who submitted or solicited a donation for the Auction. We still have a long way to go!  Please keep the momentum. 

Click HERE for details

ALL SCHOOL - Rising Stars, June 15, June 16
Director's Note

LaGuardia artists!

LaGuardia's Rising Stars, an all-school variety show, is a unique showcase of talent that brings students from each of the school's studios - Drama, Vocal, Dance, Music, Art, and Technical Theater, for a spectacular LIVE performance. 

I am confident that this year's Rising Stars, titled Reprise, will be no different. 

I am thrilled to serve as this year's show director and look forward to working with a talented and passionate group of artists across all the LaGuardia studios. 

I invite everyone with a unique talent to audition for this year's show. No matter what studio you belong to - a dancer that can sing, a visual artist that writes music, a stand-up comedian, or a rapper - you are all invited to audition to showcase your talent. 


Tadej Brdnik

Director, LaGuardia Rising Stars 2023

Rising Stars: Reprise auditions are coming!

Are you the next big star?  Show us!  We are looking for acts for Rising Stars which will perform on the Concert Hall Stage June 15th and 16th  Acts are restricted to 10 minutes.  All submissions will be virtual, an email for submission collection will go out shortly.

Due to the extremely tight tech time for the show – acts will only be considered if they are completely formed and Please note there is no in school rehearsal time. 

All submissions will be due 5/5/23 – no exceptions.

- Eli Schreiner

 AP of Theatre & CTE

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 shortly.

Contact Academic Forum

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

Office Hours 

Every Friday -  10:30 - 11:30 AM

LINK to office hours

Track and Field

The Lady Lions did well in the Outdoor Spring Series 3 meet. As usual we had an enormous turn out. Some of the big highlights were Sienna Saunders who finished 1st place in the city at that meet in the 100m hurdles (17.44). The girls 4x800m finished 1st place (12.38.90) (Gwyneth Shupp, Sabrina Marr, Tessa Seitz, Lucia Tsurumaki). Nevaeh Hull finished 1st in her 100m with a personal best time of 13.64 and 28.84 in the 200m. 


All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

Donors Choose

Thank you for the funding of 41 projects so far this school year!

Your help is still needed:

Mr. Abikzer still needs cameras so the students can successfully complete the yearbook and continue covering events as they occur at school. (Expires May 8th!)

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

Please share widely!

The next round of LaGuardia Senior Class of 2023 t-shirt/hoodie fundraisers has launched! Please order your swag before May 9th, 2023!



Junior Families / Class of 2024

Happy Spring Junior Class Parents & Students!

There will be a short Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 27th, at 7:00pm to continue planning the Junior Class Breakfast and other upcoming events.  If you would like to attend, please email Erica Reaves, the Junior Class Representative at:

To join our WhatsApp group, please click here

Thank You! Erica Reaves

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this WhatsApp 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

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.


Click on the SECTION LINKS for details about the latest and greatest happenings in each studio. 

April Art PA Meeting
April 24th, 7:00pm - Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 836 7005 8278

Passcode: 188081


Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives

PA Art Studio Newsletter
PA Art Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio

Hello Dance Families - Spring is busy for our dancers so please keep checking the DANCE HAPPENINGS page to stay informed about upcoming events (like the VOGUE MASTER CLASS this week or the upcoming PSAT/SAT schedule for Tuesday).  


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives

Instagram: @dance_lag
PA Dance Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Dance Studio


Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives

PA Drama Studio Merch Store
PA Drama Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio


Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative

PA Music Monday Newsletter
PA Music Studio Merch Store
PA Music Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Music Studio

Text LAGMUSIC to 44321 to donate today! 

Please consider joining theTech board for next year. All positions are open as we do have current members stepping down. Elections will be in May to give anyone interested a chance to shadow before the end of the year. 

Please click here to see the details.

We will elect members at the next meeting. 


Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

PA Tech Studio Minutes
PA Tech Studio Merch Store
PA Tech Studio Webpage
LaGuardia Arts HS Technical Theater Studio

Post-Secondary Specialist

Thank you to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade families that attended the College Admission Panel! If you missed it, please view the recording here.

Excited to dip your toe into exploring colleges? The NACAC NYC College Fair is happening April 23rd at the Javits Center. Click here to learn more.

11th Grade: You will be taking the SAT next Tuesday, April 25, here at LaGuardia. This is a real SAT but is low stakes in the sense that your score will not be seen by any colleges unless you proactive disclose the score to them when you apply to college next Fall. Remember, there is no penalty for wrong answers on the SAT or ACT, so never leave any questions blank.

10th Grade: You will be taking the PSAT 10 next Tuesday, April 25, here at LaGuardia. This is a practice SAT and is only for your own information to help you understand your level of performance on this particular brand of test.

Free preparation for both the SAT and PSAT10 can be found online at Khan Academy.

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

Congratulations Chloe!

Chloe Cheers, Class of 2023, Drama Studio, has been selected by the Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars as a 2023 Semifinalist.

Presidential Scholars are selected based on their creativity, discipline, pursuit of excellence and for the inspiration they provide to other young people. Chloe is among 628 students selected from over 5,000 candidates that will now move on to the next and final phase of the competition.

Outside Opportunities

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 

Click for more

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