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Originally delivered on 8/28/2023 4:15 pm

SUBJECT: SNN 8/27/23 Welcome Back LaG Families! [copy]

Issue 1, August 27, 2023

The LaGuardia Parents Association would like to extend a warm welcome to Principal Deepak Marwah. 

Please click HERE to read Principal Marwah's welcome letter to the community. 

Join Us for New Family Orientation

Wednesday, August 30th @ 10:00am

Join us for a chance to hear from administrators and school counselors, interact with fellow parents, meet Parent Association representatives, and buy LaGuardia merchandise. Students will get to meet their peers, tour the building and learn about life at LaGuardia from their student tour guides.

Volunteer for New Family Orientation

The PA needs parent volunteers to help with New Family Orientation on August 30th between 9:00am - 2:00pm in the 5th floor cafeteria. If you have any availability during this time, please contact We can really use your help!

Open Leadership Positions

Consider serving on the Executive Board of the Parents Association or on the School Leadership Team. The following elected positions are open to anyone with a student currently enrolled at LaGuardia: 

VP of Engagement
VP of Special Education
Senior Class Representative
Junior Class Representative
Sophomore Class Representative
Freshman Class Representative
SLT Representative for Special Education

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please email

Elections will take place in September. 

Rising Stars Coordinator

A parent volunteer is needed to spearhead the Rising Stars event for the 2023-24 school year. This is not an elected position. 

If you are interested in learning more about being the Rising Stars coordinator, please contact


Kristin Leigh & Caroline Andoscia
Art Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Art Studio Webpage

Erica Schohn & Joslin Paradise
Dance Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Dance Studio Webpage

Sarah Ireland & Sara Brunetti
Drama Studio Co-Representatives
Laguardia HS Drama Studio Webpage

coming soon.....
Drama Studio Webpage
Drama Studio Merch Store

We are super excited to welcome in and welcome back Drama students and families! Some of our goals this year are to build community both within our studio and school-wide, create family connection and involvement, and, of course, fundraise to support and build opportunities for our students. 

Our first Parents of Drama Students (PODS) meeting will be held toward the end of September. Come to learn about all the exciting things the 2023-24 school year has in store for the Drama Studio. Stay tuned for more info!

We look forward to meeting you at the New Family Orientation on August 30th! Visit our merch table to meet your Drama Studio Co-reps and other wonderful parent volunteers, and pick up a little something special for your kiddo!

This year, all Drama Seniors will receive FREE headshots courtesy of Stomping Ground Photo! The initial shoot date is saved for 10/21, with a makeup date TBD.We are so excited to be offering this service. Please mark your calendars and look for more information in our September newsletter.

Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? We have several vital volunteer positions, such as Drama Studio secretary and Freshman Class parent volunteer. Learn more at our first PODS meeting. (Date TBA) It’s a great way to meet new people and help give back to the LaG community. Join us! 

Marcee Smith & Diane Vasquez
Music Studio Vocal Co-Representatives

Rebecca Sherman
Music Instrumental  Representative
LaGuardia HS Music Studio Webpage

Rina Cohen Schwarz & Cynthia Solis Yi
Tech Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Tech Studio Webpage

All IEP/504 Families

A WhatsApp group chat 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.


Jerrianna Phenix

Parent Coordinator

(212) 496-0700 x7209

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