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SUBJECT: SNN - 5/28/23 - COUNTDOWN to BENEFIT & AUCTION; Town Hall and PA Meeting - June 14 [copy]

Issue 37, May 28, 2023
Town Hall and General PA Meeting UPDATE

The Parents Association town hall meeting with Acting Interim Principal Mathesius planned for May 30th has been rescheduled.

It is now set for June 14th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 205.

Immediately following the town hall meeting, we will host our final General PA meeting of the year from 6:30pm-7:30pm where we will introduce the newly elected PA Executive Board members. 

These meetings will be entirely in person with no zoom option. 

Please mark your calendars and join us in person on June 14th.

ALL SCHOOL - Annual Benefit & Auction, 6/6/23 SEVEN DAYS TO GO!

We are in the homestretch!  7 more days until the 2023 Annual Benefit & Auction

Here are actions you can take THIS WEEK to support the event that raises funds for crucial student programming and initiatives.


The FINAL (and we mean final) block of 25 Early Bird Tickets has been released. Price will increase to $125 when they are gone.


There's still time to donate item(s) to the auction.  We are particularly interested in the following: 

* Restaurant gift certificates (all boroughs)

*Performances - broadway, off-broadway, off-off-off broadway

*Sports games - baseball, basketball, football, soccer, etc. 


Purchase an item from the list to be included in our auction.  Music studio parent, Diane Vasquez, has volunteered to accept delivery of all items - so make sure you choose her address from the shipping menu. 

Please contact the committee with any questions:

MUSIC STUDIO - Spring Semi-Annual, June 9 & 10
Thank you for all of your submissions!

Review of all applications has begun and all acts will be notified in one week! 

We are excited to bring Rising Stars back to the school this year!!

Academic Forum

College Process Best Practices Q&A

When: Monday, June 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Where: Zoom

On June 12th at 5:30 pm we will be holding a Zoom discussion with parents/guardians of current seniors sharing their advice with younger families. You can submit a question here. You can volunteer to be a panelist if you are a senior parent here.

If you are a Class of 2023 parent/guardian and would like to volunteer to potentially participate as a speaker, please complete this google form. Note, please be sure to check with your student ahead of time to be certain they feel comfortable with you speaking candidly about their college process. We always put student respect and privacy first, so we do not want any participant to volunteer without the consent of their student.

If you are a 9th, 10th, or 11th grade family please save the date on your calendar. If you have a question for the panelists regarding advice for the college application process, please submit your question here. 

See you June 12th!

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


The LaGuardia girls ended their season on a high note dominating Bayard Rustin 13-6. Ava Buckley & Maggie Stuckey combined to pitch six stellar innings to lead the way. Ava was credited with the win. Maggie got the save. Alexandra Brill, Rylan Thompson & Emma Trujillo each scored 2 runs. Alexandra also had 2 RBI. Darcy David & Sofia Kanso-Robertson drove in 3 apiece.

Previously, the short-handed Lions lost 18-11 in a makeup game with Louis Brandeis. Alhia Salcedo had a good day at the plate with 2 hits, scoring 2 runs, while adding an RBI. Darcy David & Rylan Thompson had clutch hits that knocked in 2 RBI each. 

We congratulate graduating seniors Aubrey Abramson, Leila Amorosa, Alexandra Brill, Ava Buckley, Naesia Cannon, Camille Henry, Alhia Salcedo & Rylan Thompson. Having lost their freshman season to the Covid lockdown, this group of student-athletes never quit and exhibited great amounts of grit, heart, perseverance, and character over the years. The LaGuardia community is very proud of you and wishes you well in your future endeavors.


All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

Donors Choose

Thank you for your continued donations in support of LaGuardia teachers and students!

Mr. L is requesting U.S. History books to help students prepare for the regents exams and basic supplies. All donations to this project will receive a 2X match from Kleenex. Only $43 needed to complete this project!

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


Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Dive 106, 938 Amsterdam Avenue



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.


2023-2024 Art Studio PA Co-Reps
Congratulations to our new art studio co-reps Caroline Andoscia and Kristin Leigh. 

Need Volunteers
We have two big events in June and need volunteers. Click the link to sign up.

Fine Arts Studio Senior Lunch
Senior families - please complete the google form to let us know if you will be attending the Art Studio Senior Lunch on Thursday, June 22nd 12:30pm-2:30pm.


It will showcase new works by: Joey Smith and Teddy Forance along with LaGuardia Alumni, Armando Braswell, Loni Landon and Eddie Stockton. The program will also feature two iconic works by José Limón and Robert Battle restaged by Kirsten Foote and Elisa Clark.  Joey Smith’s piece will feature talented LaG student musicians performing alongside the dancers for a special treat! Performances are: June 2, 3 & 4. 

Buy your tickets here

Students may still purchase tickets with cash this Wednesday in the front lobby during lunch periods. 


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives

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

CONGRATS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF OUR FINAL SPRING DRAMA FESTIVAL! Thank you for an amazing SDF season, and special congrats to the cast and crew of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Also, thanks to all our parent-volunteers who really stepped up and pitched, especially at the last minute—THANK YOU ALL!

SELF-TAPE WORKSHOPS BEING OFFERED AT LAG TO DRAMA STUDENTS Tuesday, 5/30 1pm  with Carmen Lamar (who is a Tech Parent!) and Tuesday, 6/6 2pm with Peter Dunn and Amelia McCarthy from Telsey Casting Office.

SENIORS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DRAMA SENIOR LUNCHEON, 6/13, 1:45-3:00 p.m. (Little Flower Theater) We will be celebrating the Drama Class of ’23—more details to follow, but senior parents, we can use your help by volunteering! Please drop us a note at:


Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives

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

Music Studio Board Election Meeting

via Zoom

June 12, 7:30 PM


Marcee Smith & Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman & 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

College Essay Guy workshops for the 11th grade continue in June. All workshops are run via Zoom, click here for the link.

See below for the dates and times of the upcoming workshops:

  • June 5 - Activity List, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • June 8 - Supplemental Essays, 1:00-2:30 PM (Note, this is a non-instructional day for students)

Juniors are also in the midst of requesting their letters of recommendation. Once confirmed, students must complete this Google Form by no later than June 18th. 

POSSE Scholarship Interest Form is live and Juniors can fill it out here. It closes June 6th.

Grades 9-11 are invited to attend a Financial Aid Workshop from UAspire on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 pm. Register here.

On June 12th at 5:30 pm we will be holding a Zoom discussion with parents/guardians of current seniors sharing their advice with younger families. You can submit a question here. You can volunteer to be a panelist if you are a senior parent here.

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

LinkedIn Hosts 54 LaG Computer Science Students

Ms. Du's Computer Science class spent the day at LinkedIn last Monday. The students enjoyed a tour of the NYC headquarters at the Empire State building, a delicious luncheon at the Five Points dining hall and enriching panels about Sales & Marketing and Data Science & Engineering. 

Outside Opportunities
Casting Call

NYU Grad Film Thesis Candidate, Manya Glassman, is casting her 20 minute short thesis film, How I Learned to Die.


  • Filming sometime between November 16-30, 2023 in Providence RI. Travel, meals, housing will be provided.
  • This is a coming of age story about a 15 year old girl named Iris, who finds out there's a 60% chance she may die in 4 days. 

Looking for:

  • A STRONG lead, Iris (15 year old, resilient, kind of funny, thoughtful and mature for age)
  • The boyfriend, Drew (17 years old, goofy-football jock)
  • The best friend, Kara (15 years old, (ideally someone Asian) grounded and wise, but hides her anxiety)

Auditions will be held in-person and/or on zoom in late May. If interested in auditioning, please contact: Manya Glassman, or 401-743-1315.

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

Contact Executive Board and School Leadership Team

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