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Originally delivered on 6/18/2023 8:33 pm

SUBJECT: SNN - 6/18 - THAT'S A WRAP (almost)

Issue 40, June 18, 2023
Happy Father's Day!

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

Americans celebrate Juneteenth to recognize the day in 1865 when  the last enslaved people in the country learned they were free. For generations, Black Americans have recognized the end of the darkest chapter in our country's history with parades, street festivals, performances and cookouts. But it was only in 2021 that the President signed a bill passed by Congress declaring June 19th as a federal holiday. 

Happy Juneteenth! 


ONE AGENDA ITEM:  Vote To Approve New Bylaws

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 06:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 8987 1332
Passcode: 171387

We will vote on the following that was presented to the community at our June 14 General PA Meeting.

1. Create a new position on the PA Executive Board. The Vice President, Special Education will be the parent or guardian of a student with a disability (IEP or 504) and be responsible for helping the LaGuardia community to better understand the special education services entitled to students and help to advocate for them. 

2. Allow us the option to elect Class Representatives in the spring. The current bylaws require the Class Representatives to be elected in the fall. The Freshman Class Representative will continue to be elected at the first PA meeting in the fall.

UPDATED Bylaws can be found HERE.

June General PA Meeting Minutes 6.14.2023

2023-2024 DOE Calendar can be found HERE


Dear LaGuardia Families:

The LaGuardia Parents Association unexpectedly came into my life last year. The election was a landslide. I ran unopposed.  Nobody else wanted the job and I wasn’t sure I did either.  But one year later, I can honestly say it’s been the most deeply meaningful and personally rewarding experience I could have ever imagined.



The LaGuardia 2023 Auction and Benefit is officially over and we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who  participated. It would not have been possible without combined efforts of our amazing LaGuardia community.  It was a truly a collaborative effort which grossed over 85K for the PA. 

Everyone involved from the donors to the winners to all of the supporters contributed the success of the benefit and auction.


The event at Bottino was a wonderful celebration of the LaGuardia community.  The LaG staff only cocktail reception was attended by over 50 people who mixed and mingled and with PA President Jamie McShane and the Executive Board members of the PA. We were thrilled that many stayed for the benefit also which was attended by almost 300. 

Among the attendees was the Superintendent of Manhattan High Schools Gary Beidleman and Gail Brewer, NY City Council 6th District Representative – both LaGuardia supporters.


Thank you again to everyone for your enthusiasm, your support and your continued efforts to support the PA and all the work we do. 


Caroline Andoscia 

Vice President, Fundraising

Rachel Fremmer, CCHS

Congratulations to Rachel Fremmer (LaG Parent to Senior, Art Studenton her election to the Citywide Council on High Schools.  

As a member of the LaG SLT, Rachel worked tirelessly for the last two years to keep LaGuardia strong.  As a CCHS member she will now be able to advocate on a larger scale for all the children of Manhattan. 

Thank you Rachel for all you've done for LaG, we know you'll continue to fight for students. 

Academic Forum

ACADEMIC APPROACH OFFER ENDING 6/25/23! Sign up for  Exceptionally Low Rate Now! This deal will be rescinded unless Academic Approach gets 18 students to enroll.  

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. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THS OFFER BEFORE IT CLOSES! 

Contact Academic Forum

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

Track & Field

Naomi Douglas ran the 2k steeplechase at the New York State High School track and field championships on Saturday June 10 at Middletown HS in NY. She ran well against the state's best runners finishing 16th overall in a time of 7:37.11. She is now officially the 16th best High School steeplechase runner in the state. Great going Naomi!


All teams in season can purchase merchandise HERE

Donors Choose

Thank you for supporting our teachers and students this year by helping to fund classroom projects! We still need your help!

Mx. Shea still needs our help to get woodworking tools to help advanced scenic carpentry students with lathe projects. Only $257 to go!

Mr. Steffa is requesting sports and exercise equipment for the girl's Varsity Soccer team. Only $124 to go!

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

Congratulations to the LaGuardia Class of 2023! Please await further instructions regarding yearbook, cap and gown and ticket distribution from the administration. The PA does not have any further information to share at this time. Please e-mail to join the LaGuardia Class of 2023 Facebook Group.

Junior Families / Class of 2024

Junior Class of 2024 Students, Parents & Special Invitation To Senior Parents Class of 2023: 

Please join us for an end of the year gathering!  This event will be held on Friday June 23, 2023, at 6:30pm, at the Anable Sailing Bar & Grill Restaurant, located at 440 44th Dr., Queens, NY, 11101, on the beautiful waterfront, only a quick ferry trip across from Manhattan.  

As we rise with our kids into their senior year, let's meet up and connect in person over a delicious meal.  Whether a hot dog, burger or steak, there's something for everyone!  Please note that this is a CASH ONLY restaurant.

We would also like to extend a warm invitation to the parents of the Senior Class of 2023.  This would be a wonderful opportunity to mingle with them and receive any tidbits of wisdom to help us navigate the senior year.  So, come on out, have fun, and make new friends.

Please RSVP to the Junior Class Rep., Erica Reaves at: Hope to see you there!

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.

All IEP/504 Families

A WhatsApp group chat has been organized by and for parents/guardians of students with IEPs or 504s. Please join our private, supportive group. Please share your name and your student’s studio when you join. 

Click here to join IEP/504 LaG Families WhatsApp 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


What a terrific end of year for our Senior dancers!  Thank you for all your support!

Looking ahead for CURRENT 9th, 10th and 11th GRADE families, please join Mr. Sinacori as he presents the school-wide Restore/Revise/Repair Plan and the REVISED BELL SCHEDULE for next year.  The meeting will be on ZOOM, this THURSDAY June 22nd at 7:30pm

Please click here for the link:

Password: 123456

Best, Courtney & Heide


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives

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


Please join us for our final meeting of the year where we will hold an election for next year’s Drama Reps, as well as hear from Class of 2022 graduates about their first year of college experiences. REGISTER HERE for the Zoom meeting.

And many thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped out with the Senior Awards and Luncheon, this past Tuesday. What a terrific way to end the year!


Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives

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

Join Us!

When: June 22, 7:30 p.m.

What: Final Music Studio General Meeting of the school year with AP of Music, Ben Schott to discuss an update to the Bell Schedule 

Where: Zoom, Click here to join!


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! 

The next (and last) Tech Studio meeting of 2023 will be on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm on ZoomWe will be hearing from Tech seniors and grads and anyone interested in sharing their experiences may send an email to  

Thank you! Annie, Carmen, Louisa & Rina


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

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

Seniors must be sure all of their college application decisions are listed in Maia Learning, taking care to indicate the one place they plan to enroll if they are going to college in the Fall. Without this designation, the final transcript cannot be sent after graduation.

A recording of the UAspire Financial Aid workshop from last week can be found 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

Outside Opportunities

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