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Originally delivered on 11/19/2023 7:09 pm

SUBJECT: SNN 11/19 Addams Family, Mental Health, Summer Programs, Sports, and more

Issue 13, November 19, 2023
Become a Playbill Sponsor

When You're An Addams $5,000+ Full-Page Ad
Just Around The Corner $3,000+1/2 Page Ad
What If  $1,500+ 1/3 Page Ad
One Normal Night $1,000+ 1/4 Page Ad
Pulled $500+ Business-Card Size Ad

All sponsors will be included in the donor list. This is a great way to advertise your business or congratulate your performer! 

Jingle Ball Raffle

Jingle Ball @ Madison Square Garden is sold out but we have 2 tickets for the lucky winner of our raffle! All proceeds support The Addams Family all school musical. 

Click HERE to buy 1 raffle ticket for $20
Click HERE to buy 6 raffle tickets for $100

Buy tickets, volunteer, donate!

Buy your tickets HERE

Donate HERE.

Volunteer HERE.

11/15 - 12/15 Drop off in main lobby

LaG's Counseling Support Team requests donations of new* winter clothing items that will be distributed to various local charities and organizations dedicated to helping those in need. Hats, gloves, socks, scarves, thermals, blankets, hoodies, sweaters, and other winter items graciously accepted. 

*Gently used and washed items also accepted. 


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Fiorello LaGuardia High School is set for an exciting week of sports! 

The Armory Track will host indoor track meets on November 20th (boys) and November 26th (boys and girls). Varsity boys' basketball will captivate audiences on November 29th (Fiorello LaGuardia gym) and November 30th (Hunter College High School gym), while the varsity girls' team takes the court at Beacon High School gym on November 30th. 

With a lineup of thrilling competitions, LaGuardia's athletes are ready to showcase their talents in the upcoming week.


Thank you for fully funding Mrs. McGoey's most recent project request for a replacement projector lamp bulb.

Help Ms. Ross fund her project request for 3D printing pens. Only $149 needed to complete this project!

Save the date: GivingTuesday November 28th

On Tuesday, November 28th the DonorsChoose community is supporting all projects with a 1.5x match on all new donations, which means your donations will go that much further.

Please visit our DonorsChoose page to see all 13 project requests. Your donations and or sharing of these links are greatly appreciated. Anyone can donate and all donations are tax deductible.


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 is aimed at helping students improve their score growth potential by reviewing key skill sets in reading, writing, math and science, and the application of these skills on college entrance exams. This course, which starts in January, includes 24 hours of instruction, 2 full-length practice tests, and additional study materials. The cost of the course is greatly reduced for LaG students at $400. The deadline to sign up is December 10, 2023. A minimum of 18 students must sign up for the course in order to secure the discount. 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 also offering:
-Complimentary practice tests for both the SAT and ACT to assess your student's abilities.
-Private one-on-one tutoring services for both SAT and ACT at a 10% discounted rate.                                           

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

Class of 2024

Senior Class Representative, Jamie McShane, 

The make-up date for the Senior Class of 2024 and Studio Pictures for the yearbook is Monday, November 27, 2024 (Rain Date: November 28).

We are thrilled to be invited by Lincoln Center to take our picture on their campus as they are such an integral part of the LaGuardia experience.  We expect that only periods 1 & 2 will be impacted.

Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to chaperone/assist from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. on Monday 11/27, please contact PA Senior Class Representative at

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 a 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.

Busy Monday Night!

Both the Dance Studio and the Music Studio are hosting meetings this Monday 11/20 with content that is of interest to families in all studios. In order to accommodate families who want to attend both meetings please note that the Dance Studio's mental health presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and while the Music Studio meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., the summer programs presentation will begin at 7:45 p.m. Hopefully this allows families to benefit from the important content of both meetings. 

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

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

Mental Health Presentation Monday 11/20

When: 11/20 @ 7:00 p.m. 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 dancers. 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

We will be looking for volunteers to sell merchandise during observation week (beginning December 4th). Please be on the lookout for this sign-up and future volunteer opportunities to be posted in the Dance group what’s app chat.

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

When: Thursday 11/30 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Why: Details on how to crowdfund for our beloved Drama Studio! Plus, info on summer programs.

November 28th - Giving Tuesday! It's a great day to share the Drama Studio social media and email campaign. Contact us for more information.

December 1st - Senior One Acts at 6 p.m. in the Little Flower Theater. Admission is FREE. No tickets necessary. Come support our seniors!

Parent Meet-up
When: Tuesday 12/12 @ 6-8 p.m. (stop in anytime)
Where: West Bank Cafe (at the bar), 470 W. 42nd St.
Why: Gather and connect with fellow Drama Studio parents!
Food and beverages are available for purchase.
This meet-up isn't a fundraiser, it's just for fun!

If you're not receiving 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

Summer Programs Meeting Monday 11/20


When: Monday, November 20th at 7:30 p.m.
What: Summer programs presentation - special guests: Manhattan School of Music, Boston Tanglewood Institute, LIU Roc Nation, ArtsBridge, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Where: Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Meeting ID: 864 6186 6184
Passcode: 544705

Programming opportunities includes music, dance, theater and more; open to all studios.

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

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The POTS board members are grateful for the parents who step up to support the incredible work our kids do in Tech. If you have any questions, want to volunteer, or donate, please email us. 

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 @6:30 p.m. 

Mark your calendar for the in-house school spirit studio merchandise sales on December 13th

Another resource for fabulous tech swag is 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 audition 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 Be sure the subject line reads "BLUE CARDINALS_NAME."  Submit by 11/22, 12:00 p.m. 

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

Family Engagement Manager

From the desk of Jerrianna...

Be sure to check out Jerrianna's latest dispatch in this week's Yellow Sheet where she updates us on recent accomplishments such as the math & ELA tutoring programs and switchboard operator/school aid Rosalba. As well as works-in-progress such as student bathrooms and guidance department communications.

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 a.m. 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 p.m. also on the first Friday of the month. Join HERE. Meeting ID: 846 4741 2483. Passcode: 911498

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