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Originally delivered on 5/14/2023 8:34 pm

SUBJECT: SNN - 5/14/23: IMPORTANT Rising Stars AND Annual Benefit Information

Issue 35, May 14, 2023
Happy Mother's Day!

It does take a village....

Today we celebrate everyone who loves and supports our children each and every day! 

Parents Association Spring Elections May 17 @ 7:00pm

Mark your calendars for the next General PA meeting on May 17th when we will hold our PASpring Elections 2023 to elect parent association officers for the next school year. 

We will open the room at 6:15 PM. Please have your child’s OSIS# in hand in order to validate your voting eligibility and to facilitate the elections process.

*Closed captioning will be available in 9 languages.

Zoom Link and Nomination Forms

Click HERE to read job descriptions.

Click HERE to nominate YOURSELF.

Click HERE to nominate SOMEONE ELSE.

Click HERE for meeting link. 

Please direct any questions to:

NOTE: Click HERE to view April 2023 General PA Meeting Minutes

ALL SCHOOL - Submit auditions by tomorrow 5/15!



PARENTS...please encourage your kids to submit and keep in mind: 

ALL GRADES can apply, including seniors

we are looking for any and ALL KINDS OF TALENT such as:

  • Fine Art Photography, 2D Art, Sculpture, etc.
  • Digital Media: Drawing, Film, Animation, Sound, etc.
  • Live Art-Making: live painting, live drawing, performance art, etc.
  • Instrumental or Vocal Performances: music, singing, rap, spoken word performances, etc.
  • Dance
  • Skits
  • Comedy Acts
  • Fashion Show/Display

...and more

Feel free to create and go out of the box! 

DEADLINES: The deadline to submit auditions is May 15th. We are requesting that your work be near completion at a minimum. If your act is incomplete, you will be contacted by the curatorial panel regarding next steps. 

GUIDELINES: Solos and duets: 3 minutes max; Group works: 7 minutes max. 

TECH REHEARSALS: These are rehearsal time frames, please have minimal to no conflicts. Anticipate minimal rehearsal time. 

  • Tuesday, June 13th, 4-8PM
  • Wednesday, June 14th, 8:30AM - 8PM
  • Thursday, June 15th, 10AM - 5PM

SHOWS: June 15th and June 16th, 7:00PM


Follow us on Insta: LAGrisingstars2023

Questions: email us at

ALL SCHOOL - Annual Benefit & Auction, 6/6/23
Buy your tickets TODAY!



Please contact the committee with any questions:

Buy your tickets TODAY!



Please contact the committee with any questions:

SCHOOL EVENT: #ForMe Digital Wellness Workshop - 5/17 @ 4:30
Academic Forum
College Process Best Practices Q&A

When: Monday, June 12, 7-8:30pm

Join Class of 2023 parents and guardians as they answer questions about the college application experience from their personal perspectives. 

Where: Zoom 

Academic Approach SAT summer tutoring offer

ACADEMIC APPROACH will be offering another SAT test prep series this summer at the special rate of $400 for LaG students! The late afternoon/summer hours being offered have been specially timed by Academic Approach  to accommodate students who might have summer jobs  or internships. Twenty-four hours of instruction over the course of six weeks  are customized to target skills and strategies most necessary for their success. Lessons include reading annotation, math problem-solving, grammar and rhetorical skills with a rigorous emphasis on their application on the standardized tests. Two practice tests are also included. Find more about the LaG discount and schedules here.

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

Girls Softball

LaGuardia had their best week of the season this week with 2 exciting victories!

  • On Tuesday, the Lions decisively triumphed over East Harlem Pride 21-11. Sofia Kanso-Robertson led the way driving in 4 runs with 2 triples, a double, and 5 for 5 day at the plate. Alexandra Brill was the RBI leader with 5, going 3 for 5 including a triple. Leila Amoroso also joined the triples parade while Darcy David and Emma Trujillo each had 3 hits and scored 4 runs.

  • On Thursday, the girls held on for an exciting 13-12 win over Seward Park. Emma Trujillo led the way with a double and a triple, contributing sparking defense at third base. Maggie Stuckey contributed on the mound and at the plate, with a strong pitching performance and 3 RBI. Rylan Thompson was the player of the game, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 while going 3 for 4. Rylan's defense was outstanding as she threw out 3 runners attempting to steal. 

  • On Tuesday, May 16, LaGuardia continues their late season playoff charge by trying to avenge a close early season 6-5 loss to Environmental Sciences. Game time is 4 pm at Central Park Great Lawn Softball Field #8. 

Do you believe in miracles? 



All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

Donors Choose

Thank you for fully funding several projects during Teacher's Appreciation Week!

  • Ms. De la Cruz is receiving a new computer.
  • Ms. Klein is receiving window shades, supplies and a new couch. 
  • Mr. L is receiving a new printer and basic supplies.
  • Ms. O'Keefe is receiving a high yield toner cartridge for printing handouts for students. 

Mx. Shea still needs our help to get woodworking tools to help advanced scenic carpentry students with lathe projects.

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
Junior Families / Class of 2024

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 these forums 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 these forums 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. 


Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives

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

Per Mr. Sinacori's email on Friday, we are looking forward to OBSERVATION WEEK starting Monday 5/15. No need to register! Make sure to check your dancer's schedule HERE. And if you can't make it in-person, click HERE for the Zoom links.  


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives

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

Minutes from 5/9 PODS Meeting

Check out the Drama Studio Page for latest performance info


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! 

Be on the Tech Studio leadership team next year! Find out more HERE

Tech is selling merch & concessions at final SDF shows. Sign up to volunteer HERE.


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

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.

Check you inbox for an email from Jerrianna containing ZOOM links.

Jerrianna Phenix

Parent Coordinator

(212) 496-0700 x7209

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.

PRATT Need-Based Programs

Pratt Young Scholars is a scholarship program teaching art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. Participants must meet income eligibility requirements. 

Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a scholarship program that introduces students to the challenges of creative thinking and problem-solving through studio classes in design. Students investigate their communities through various programs such as Graphic Design, Architecture, Design Entrepreneurship, and more. Participants must meet income eligibility requirements.

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

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