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Originally delivered on 11/12/2023 7:43 pm

SUBJECT: SNN 11/12 General PA Meeting, Art Show, Jazz Concert,

Issue 12, November 12, 2023
In-Person PA Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Little Flower Theater @ LaGuardia

See you there! 


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the School Spirit Sale last week. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped organize and sell! It was a delight to see students happily buying studio merchandise. #SchoolPride! 

Next studio sale is in time for the holidays: Wednesday, December 13th.

Performances & Exhibits This Week @ LaG
Student Curated Art Show!


The Student Curated Art Show  kicks off our Student Exhibition season, to highlight the tremendous leadership, creativity and talents of our student artists.  This show is unique in that it is an entirely student-led show:  student leaders organize and curate the show and student artists submit artwork that is meaningful to them.  From our student leaders: “Color Experiment: a way for us to notice the colors that reflect our past selves, our actions, our thoughts and experiences; over the course of time. As high school students, no matter what grade or stage of life you’re at, there is always a color you can associate with yourself. The Student Art Show aims to display an artist’s ability to view the world through new colors.”

ON VIEW I 11/17, 5:00-8:00
The show is open to all community members 11/17 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This is a self-guided tour with a few faculty on-site to help you navigate the Lobby, Mezzanine, and Gallery.   

Art Show Location
The Art Show is displayed in our 2nd floor Art Gallery (room 253), the Lobby and the Mezzanine.. The Gallery is in the hallway opposite the 2nd-floor Balcony that overlooks our Mezzanine and Lobby.  


What can you contribute to this amazing production? 

Advertise in the program
Buy tickets to the show


Advertise your business or congratulate your student in The Addams Family program. The program is seen by more than 10,000 people. See above for the full range of opportunities to be a sponsor. Please email Julie Kerwin to purchase a sponsorship:  


We can't wait for you to see our talented students make magic on stage this December! But magic is expensive! We need your support to uphold this wonderful LaGuardia tradition. Every donation, no matter what the size will help bring us one step closer to our goal. Thank you for your enthusiastic generosity. Every donation will be listed in the official playbill. 


Scan this QR code to get your tickets.
Performance runs from 12/7 through 12/17.

Thursday, November 16th

Don't miss the opportunity to see select LaGuardia Show Choir students perform (limited to 25 students) at curtain call; 9:25pm on Thursday, November 16. Showtime 7pm.

Tickets start at $74 using code KIMFALL at Seating is limited at this price point.

Special thanks to Sophomore vocal parent and Music Studio Volunteer Coordinator Sonya Houston for presenting the opportunity to LaGuardia, and Assistant Principal of Music Ben Schott and Show Choir Director Jeanne Cascio for making it happen.


We suggest donating $500 to the General PA and $250 to your student's studio. If you can afford more, please donate more. For credit card donations, please use the links below. If you are donating to both the General PA and a studio, you will need to make two separate transactions. 

General PA
Art Studio
Dance Studio
Drama Studio
Music Studio
Tech Studio Please write your name and student's name in the note section

Check: Payable to LaGuardia HS PA; mail to LaGuardia HS PA, 100 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10023


Please email Erica Blum at for more information about college rep visits. Students RSVP in MaiaLearning. Senior parents can view the visit schedule in MaiaLearning if they go under the student view and then to the left menu and click on "events" and then "university visits."

Academic Forum Officers

Jane Berk
Jeanette Cochrane
Tai Hernandez McShane
Limor Nesher


Academic Approach* is offering a virtual ACT or SAT Prep Course to LaGuardia students in preparation for 2024 tests. The course starts in January at a reduced fee for LaG students ($400) For more information, including schedule and registration details, visit HERE.  Please contact the Academic Forum for financial support if necessary - available one time only to Juniors and Seniors. 

Academic Approach* is an also offering:
-Complimentary practice tests for both the SAT and ACT to assess your student's ability.
-Private one-on-one tutoring services for both SAT and ACT at a 10% discounted rate.                                           

FOR JUNIORS WHO TOOK THE RECENT PSAT TEST: Compass Education* founder, Adam Ingersoll, is hosting a strategy session on 11/16. to help you assess next steps. Click HERE to register. 

FOR SOPHOMORES WHO WANTED TO TAKE THE RECENT PSAT TEST:  The Academic Forum will be setting up a trial test in the spring through Compass Education*.

*see disclaimer at the bottom of this newsletter


Thanks to your generosity, three teachers' projects were funded this past week:

  • Mr. Domench is receiving heavy-duty trimmers and a surge protector so students can charge their hot glue guns
  • Ms. Fischer is receiving a replacement toner cartridge for a shared STEM printer
  • Mr. Abikzer is receiving camera equipment to help students develop their photography skills

There are 10 more project requests on our DonorsChoose page for art supplies, technology tools and much more. Ms. Riley and Ms. Ross' art projects expire next month, so please spread the word to help fund these projects. 

Please donate and share the links with your extended families and networks. Together, we can ensure our teachers receive the resources needed to make the classroom a thriving and robust place to learn. Anyone can contribute; all donations are greatly appreciated, and tax deductible too! 

Class of 2024

Senior Class Representative, Jamie McShane, 

Class of 2025

Junior Class Representative, Victoria Rodriguez, 

If you are a parent/guardian of a 2025 student at LaGuardia, please join our parent/guardian WhatsApp chat group. All Studios. The intent is to share useful info and support each other.**

Class of 2026

Sophomore Class Representative, Lindsay Manley, 

If you are a parent/guardian of a 2026 student at LaGuardia, please join our class WhatsApp chat.**

Class of 2027

Freshman Class Representative, Shira Eisenberg, 

Dear Parents, As we are all new to the school this year and have so many "How to" questions, I have put together the Freshman Parent Q&A spreadsheet.  Please feel free to refer to this at any time and additionally please email me with any questions that you can not find the answer to yet.  I promise that as time goes on I will organize the questions by category.  Hope this helps! Click HERE to access the Q&A spreadsheet.


Kristin Leigh & Caroline Andoscia
Art Studio Co-Representatives
Art Department Webpage
PA Art Studio Newsletter
PA Art Studio Webpage

Student Curated Art Show: Color Experiment
Friday 11/17, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, On View
We look forward to seeing everyone there celebrating our student artists first show of the year. lease come and celebrate our student artists and buy Art Studio Merchandise. 

Next Art PA Meeting 
Monday 11/13 @ 6:30 pm on Zoom
Join us to discuss art studio issues and volunteer opportunities.  Please email Art Studio Reps with agenda items you would like to discuss. Zoom link will be sent out closer to the meeting.

Please join the Art Studio PA WhatsApp Group**

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

Please join us for a social get together of dance parents on 11/15 @ 6:30 pm at VERSA NYC.  

Sign up for virtual parent teacher conferences, including with your child's dance teachers on 11/16 and 11/17.

Next Dance PA Meeting 11/20 @ 7 pm
Ellen LehMan, a clinical social worker/therapist, will be talking to us on zoom about the mental health issues potentially facing dancers. Please see meeting details below. 

The Dance Happenings Calendar outlines all important dates, upcoming events and links to new initiatives specific to the dance department.  Note, the Healthy Dancer workshops will start November 14th and Parent Observation Week is December 4-8.  Dance merchandise will be sold throughout Parent Observation Week for those attending in person!  For the full Dance Happenings Calendar including the the detailed schedule for observation week, Click Here

We have created a What’s App group for dance parents of all grade levels.  To join Click Here

Save the Date for Mental Health!

When: 11/20 @ 7:00 pm on Zoom
What: Mental Health
We are excited to welcome Ellen Lehman, LCSW to talk to us about managing our children’s stress and anxiety as a dancer. She will also be talking about how we can best support our children during this time. Please send any questions that you’d like to discuss before the meeting to:

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 884 3438 8774
Passcode: 989695

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

Vital Fundraising Meeting for Drama!
When: Wednesday 11/15 @ 6:30pm (30 mins)
Where: Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Why:  Details on how to raise $500 for the Drama Studio in no time! The more people involved, the more funds we raise, the more opportunities for our Drama kiddos! 

Important upcoming dates: 
PODS meeting on Thursday, 11/30. More details to come.
Parent meet-up tentatively on Tuesday 12/12 @ West Bank Cafe, Hell's Kitchen

Outside Opportunitiy 11/18 & 11/19
Artsbridge NYC Audition Workshop
Get your audition material ready with specialized classes and 1:1 guidance from musical theater and acting faculty from top college programs. 

If you're not getting emails from the Drama studio reps, please create an account HERE

Marcee Smith & Diane Vasquez
Music Studio Vocal Co-Representatives

Rebecca Sherman
Music Instrumental  Representative
LaGuardia HS Music Studio Webpage

Save the date!
Music Studio General Meeting: Summer Programs
We'll be joined by Manhattan School of Music
Monday, November 20, 7:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 897 1401 6244, Passcode 035726

The Music Studio kicks off the fall/winter concert season this Friday, 11/17 @  6pm. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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

Click HERE for the production calendar for our All-School-Musical (ASM), The Addams Family.

Tech families - our kids are all involved in some way in the ASM, please support their efforts by donating, signing up to volunteer and buying your tickets to see the show (bring friends & families).  Post ASM links on your social media so your extended circles can support and come see our talented kids’ work!

Our next Tech Studio zoom meeting will be Monday, November 27, 2023 @6:30pm. 

Mark your calendar for the in-house School Spirit Studio Merchandise Sales on December 13th. 

Another resource for fabulous tech swag is on We have blackout shirts for shows, short-sleeved tees, Fame hoodies, baseball caps and beanies. Items will be shipped directly to you.


If you are a parent/guardian of a student with an IEP or 504 at LaGuardia, please join our WhatsApp chat group. The purpose is to support each other regarding questions/concerns related to our student’s IEP or 504 at LaGuardia.**

It is recommended to take the time to regularly review and bookmark the LaGuardia Special Education section of the website HERE. There is updated and pertinent information there from the Special Education Department. 

For general Special Education questions, please carefully review the NYC DOE regulations for Special Education services for 504s and IEPs:

Casting Call - Urgent!

Annoys Swamy, MFA Producer @ NYU Tisch is looking to cast male teen roles for a short film, Blue Cardinal. Production dates are 12/1 - 12/14. To auction for these roles please prepare and email the following materials: Headshot or picture from the shoulders up and a resume (if available) of previous work to and and be sure the subject line reads "BLUE CARDINALS_NAME".  Submit by 11/22, 12:00pm. 

Teens Open Studio at The Whitney A free art-making program on select Fridays: 12/1, 12/8. Work with contemporary artists to create and learn new techniques with art projects inspired by The Whitney’s exhibitions and collection.

For more outside student opportunities, click HERE.


Jerrianna Phenix

Parent Coordinator

Coffee & Donuts

Jerrianna hosts a coffee and donuts get together the first Friday of the month. You can stop by anytime between 9:00 and 10:30 am. Please email her ahead of time if you plan to come. 

If you can't make the in-person coffee and donuts meeting, then join Jerrianna's virtual office hours between 1:30 and 3:30 pm also on the first Friday of the month. Join  HERE.  Meeting ID: 846 4741 2483. Passcode: 911498

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