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Originally delivered on 12/10/2023 9:24 pm

SUBJECT: SNN 12/10 Gen PA Meeting, LaG Merch Sale, All-School Musical

Issue 16, December 10, 2023

When: Wednesday 12/13 @ 6:30 PM

Where: Click HERE to join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 886 4845 6981
Passcode: 612824

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.

Principal Marwah's First 100 Days!

The Parents Association wants to congratulate Principal Deepak Marwah on his 100th Day as LaGuardia's principal.

And the winner is....

Congratulations to Justyna Truskolaski, winner of our raffle for two tickets to the Andrea Bocelli concert!  And a  big thank you to parent Jack Tsao who generously donated the prize. 

Don't Miss The Addams Family
Buy tickets, volunteer, donate!

Buy your tickets HERE. Donate HEREVolunteer HERE.


There are currently 15 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. VanSoy and Ms. Kompanal's projects will expire within the next 30 days. Together we can help move their projects closer to completion.

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.


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. Parents of senior students 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, 

Class of 2025

Junior Class Representative, Victoria Rodriguez, 

Class of 2026

Sophomore Class Representative, Lindsay Manley, 

Class of 2027

Freshman Class Representative, Shira Eisenberg, 


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

Monday, December 11th at 7:00 PM

AP Heather O’Connell will be there to answer your questions and we will get a report from our treasurer Walt Nieder. We will also discuss how we are supporting the art department with the PA funds, the visiting artist program and upcoming events including the offsite art show being planned for  early next year. Please email us if you would like to add anything to the agenda."


Wednesday, December 13th 2:45-4:30 PM

Please volunteer at the Second School Spirit Day. Get some holiday gifts for friends and family. We have great new merch.  All sales support our students!

Sign up here!

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

A big thank you to everyone who came out to sell merchandise during Observation Week.  We sold a ton of merchandise, and it was a great success overall. 

This Wednesday (12/12), we look forward to welcoming Emily Sandow, Laguardia's visiting PT @7:00 PM on zoom.  She will be talking to us about her work at Laguardia, and will also be sharing health and wellness tips for our adolescents.  

Topic: Dance PA Zoom with Dr. Emily Sandow, OT
Time: Dec 12, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click HERE to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 823 5577 1831
Passcode: 170843

Lastly, don't forget to check out the latest Dance Happenings calendar, which outlines all important dates, upcoming events and links to new initiatives specific to the dance department.

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

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!

When: Wednesday 12/20 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Join Zoom MeetingHERE.
Why: Details on how to crowdfund for our beloved Drama Studio! Plus, info on summer programs.

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

Please Join the Music Studio at these upcoming events:

December 12 
 LaG Show Choir performs with the New York City Opera at the main stage at Bryant Park beginning at 6pm.

December 13 
LaG Swag Spirit Shopping Day, 2:45-4:30pm

December 17 
Rescheduled date for Gift of Fifth: Holiday Jazz Performance 

Jazz Orchestra performs as part of the NYC Holiday Open Streets event at the stage located on 5th avenue between 57th and 58th street, (time TBA)

Music Studio Karaoke, 2:45 to 5 pm

Karaoke City at 22 West 32nd Street, 7th floor.  

Cost: $16 for two hours of singing and fun - food and beverages available for purchase separately. 

December 18 

Music Studio General Meeting, 7:30 via Zoom (link TBA)

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

Holiday School Spirit Sale this Wednesday at school. We need volunteers for this one day sale on 12/13. Please click HERE to volunteer. 

Click HERE for The Addams Family volunteer sign up sheet. 

Tech families - our kids are all involved in some way in the show, please support their efforts by donating, signing up to volunteer and buying your tickets to see the show (bring friends & families). Post this link to buy tickets: on your social media so your extended circles can support and come see our talented kids’ work! Five remaining shows are this Thursday 12/14 - Sunday 12/17!

Special Bonfire Sale happening now! Order your tech merch through Dec. 15th and use promo code DEC23 to receive 5% off purchases. Items will be delivered straight to your door. Click HERE.

Reminder that on the Tech Studio  webpage, you'll find SO MUCH useful information - go check it out!


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:


Teens Open Studio at The Whitney A free art-making program on select Fridays. 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

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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