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Originally delivered on 11/26/2023 7:24 pm

SUBJECT: SNN 11/26 Bocelli, Popcorn, Sports, and more!

Issue 14, November 26, 2023
RAFFLE: Andrea Bocelli Concert Tickets

Wednesday, December 13th, 8:00 p.m., Madison Square Garden

Deadline to purchase raffle tickets is Friday, December 8th at 5 p.m. 

Click HERE for a chance to win. $10/one ticket and 5 tickets/$25.


Mark your calendars because our annual popcorn sale will take place December 6th - December 10th. This five day extravaganza will give you an opportunity to buy various flavors of popcorn for family, friends, coworkers and, of course, yourself. Specific directions on how to order will be distributed next week. The PA will receive 50% of the gross profits, which will be distributed to our studios. 

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 Bell 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

Deadline to purchase raffle tickets: 12/4 by noon.

Buy tickets, volunteer, donate!

Buy your tickets HERE

Donate HERE.

Volunteer HERE.


Holiday School Spirit Shopping Day!
December 13, 2023 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
School Lobby

Get your LaG swag and share in the holiday school spirit! All proceeds support the PA and studio enrichment programs for our wonderful students and educators. Purchase some new merch just in time for the holidays for all members of your family. Check out studio specific items including beanies, lounge pants, hoodies and more.


Get ready for an action-packed week at Fiorello LaGuardia High School as our talented athletes gear up for thrilling sports events. On November 26th, the Armory Track will host indoor track meets for boys and girls, setting the stage for an exciting display of speed and skill. Following this, the varsity boys' basketball team will take center stage on November 29th at the Fiorello LaGuardia gym, followed by another riveting match on November 30th at the Hunter College High School gym. The varsity girls' basketball team will exhibit their prowess at the Beacon High School gym on the same day.

For more information about our sports programs and recent achievements, check out our PSAL profile.

Additionally, if you're eager to explore our winter sports offerings, you can discover the diverse sports options available throughout the season by visiting our athletics page.

Join us in supporting our LaGuardia Lions for a week filled with thrilling competitions!

Go Lions!


Thank you for fully funding Ms. Ross's most recent project request for 3D printing pens, which will allow students to create 3-dimensional drawings that they can physically move around, seeing their work from every angle.

There are currently 14 teachers' projects on our DonorsChoose page. With even more budget cuts on the horizon, it is more important than ever that we support our teachers and students by helping to fund these projects. 

Ms. Riley's project request for art supplies expires in 6 days!

Please review all of the projects on our DonorsChoose page and share the links with your networks, family and friends. Anyone can donate, and all donations are tax deductible. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.

Giving Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to help get projects funded! Starting Tuesday, November 28th at 7 a.m. ET, all projects will receive a 1.5X match on new donations. That means a $40 donation will become a $60 donation, and so on. New donations on projects will be matched as long as funding remains. 


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, 2023 (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.


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

Check out the latest Dance Happenings calendar, which outlines all important dates, upcoming events and links to new initiatives specific to the dance department, including the 11th and 12th grade field trip to see the Nutcracker on November 28th, the schedule for Parent Observation Week beginning December 4th, and the 10th grade field trip to see How to Dance in Ohio on December 8th.  

All new dance merchandise will be available for purchase during Parent Observation Week on the 8th floor next to the dance office at the conclusion of the morning and afternoon demonstrations.

Volunteers needed!  Please sign up here to volunteer to chaperone for the 10th grade field trip and sign up here to volunteer to sell merchandise during Parent Observation Week.

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

Thank you for attending our Summer Programs 2024 session last Monday, where we heard representatives from Manhattan School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, U Roc Nation, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and ArtsBridge. If you missed the meeting, you can view the recording here. Passcode: u^AU2rGG

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

Our next Tech Studio zoom meeting will be Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m. Click ZOOM LINK HERE. Our special guest will be Amelia Dombrowski, who will join us to talk about the costume designs and process for The Addams Family. On the Tech Studio webpage you'll find SO MUCH useful information - go check it out! For the production calendar for our All School Musical (ASM), The Addams Family, click HERE

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!

Mark your calendar for the in-house School Spirit Studio Merchandise Sales on December 13th, 2:45-4:30 p.m.

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.

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 make a donation, please let us know:

Rina, Cynthia, Carmen, Annie & Rosalie


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:


FREE Fashion Illustration Workshop,12/1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Parsons School of Fashion faculty, Tonya Blasio-Licorish, Geoffry Gertz, and Steven Cutting are hosting an online introductory workshop with live demonstrations. Students will have an opportunity to create fashion illustrations alongside faculty with guidance and feedback. Topics include: visual culture, Parsons' approach to traditional and non-traditional fashion illustration, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the modern representation of fashion figures. REGISTER HERE

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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