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Originally delivered on 10/2/2022 8:24 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News 10/2/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #6
October 2, 2022


Thank you to everyone who participated in the PA Executive Board (EB) & School Leadership Team (SLT) elections last week. 

Please welcome our newly elected members who will serve us for the 2022-2023 school year.

Newly Elected PA EB Officers


Lu Zhao

1st VP Communications

Susan Ferugio

3rd VP Fundraising

Caroline Andoscia

Assistant Secretary

Julia Pimsleur

Audit Officer

Peter Berlinghof

Freshman Rep

Lindsay Manley

Sophomore Rep

Victoria Rodriguez

Junior Rep

Erica Reaves

Senior Rep

Anne Gregorio

Newly Elected SLT Representative

SLT Freshman Rep

Limor Nesher

Special thanks and deep gratitude go to our team of election volunteers and school administrators who helped make the election a success.


General PA Meeting

6:30 pm


In-person, Little Flower Theater

PA Executive Board Meeting

6:30 pm


 In-person, Library

Please note that meeting locations are subject to change.


We need volunteers to participate in 3 important new committees that will:

1. Help interview and hire a new school parent coordinator.
2. Help define LaG's Mission & Vision
3. Make recommendations regarding next year's bell schedule.

Interested in participating in one of these committees? Please send an email to Jamie McShane at with a sentence or two on which committee you would like to serve and why. 

Please keep in mind, we are seeking a mix of volunteers who can address the concerns of grades 9 through 12 and represent our diverse community of families. Thanks in advance for your willingness to serve!


A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2026 parents. Click here to access. 


A WhatsApp group chat has been organized for class of 2025 parents. Click here to access. 



Please check out this GoFundMe campaign if you would like to help the alumni who led our Rising Stars 2021 production team to attend the NY Emmy Award ceremony so there is a student presence to receive the award in the event that they win their category (see below)!

Unfortunately, LAGHSPA can only allocate funds to current LaGuardia student initiatives, and all of the RS2021 student nominees are now alumni.

If you can make an introduction to potential sponsors for future Rising Stars initiatives, please reach out to


NY Emmy® Award Nomination!

Rising Stars 2021:

Behind the Mask

has been nominated for a NY Emmy® Award for "Long Form Content" (longer than 10 minutes) under the “Teen 13-19” category.

What a testament to the incredible cast and crew who persevered during COVID-19 to keep this LaGuardia HS tradition alive! Special thanks to all families, alumni and extended community members who supported us by tuning in and spreading the word!

Please continue to watch and share! Rising Stars was the most-watched video on The WNET Group's platform during 2021. Let's keep our place among the best and brightest featured on AllArts for a second year in a row!!

Thank you for celebrating LaGuardia!

Read the press releases to learn more.

Gabriel Kosakoff Memorial Concert

You are invited to join us on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7pm in the LaGuardia Concert Hall for a joyful celebration of the life and legacy of the beloved Gabriel Kosakoff (Music and Art 1944 alumnus, and Instrumental Music Faculty and Chair 1956-1991), who passed away in March 2022. Doors will open at 6:30pm and seating is general admission.

The event is free but requires advance registration. Click here to register. Once you have registered, your name will be at the check-in at LaGuardia. Please arrive by 6:45pm.

Sports Offerings

from Assistant Principal &
Athletic Director Gregory Brummell

All students must complete a Medical form, Parental Consent form and COVID consent to participate in athletics. All forms must be completed by a parent or guardian, and physician prior to attending the first tryout. Please use the links below to access these forms.

Athletics webpage

Parent Consent Form 

Medical Form
(to be completed by a physician)

For more information, please refer to the 7/12/22 "Welcome! The Athletics Director" email message from "Gregory Brummell."

Class of 2023 College Info

If you missed Allison Kleiman's 6/23/22 "Summary of Post-Secondary Resources for the Class of 2023," click here.

Senior Class Parents

"LaGuardia Class of 2023" is a new Facebook Group for parents of seniors from all Studios. Please request to join by emailing Music/Instrumental parent Anne Gregorio.

Test Prep Offer

Premier SAT/ACT tutoring for an affordable price! Academic Approach provides some of the top test prep courses in the country, and it offers LaGuardia students these courses for 1/3 of the regular price.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Financial assistance available through the Academic Forum. Please send questions about the course or about financial aid to:

NONAFFILIATION, NONFULFILLMENT & NONENDORSEMENT DISCLAIMER: The LaGuardia High School Parents Association Inc (LAGHSPA) and its officers and elected members are not in any way affiliated with the donor, organization or venue (DONOR) offering the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor with the producers of the event associated with the PROMOTIONAL OFFER; nor are we responsible for the fulfillment of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER. Furthermore, the promotion by LAGHSPA of the PROMOTIONAL OFFER provided by DONOR, does not constitute endorsement by LAGHSPA and will not be construed to imply that LAGHSPA approves, supports, endorses, or sponsors any product or service provided by DONOR.

Parents Association Signup

Welcome! We're excited to share the 2022-2023 school year with you at LaGuardia High School!

At this time, the school is not permitted to share your contact information with us.

To participate fully with the PA and get the most out of your time at LaGuardia, we need you to sign up for LAGHSPA communications and to gain access to content on the PA website that is restricted to current LaG families, such as Studio bulletin boards and our Online Directory.

Click here if you're new to LaGuardia.
Click here if you're returning.

We hope you'll connect with us!

Thank You for Your Patience

Our website and email addresses have recently changed.

We apologize for any inconvenience, including temporary disruption of email addresses and our Online Directory. If you experience disruption, please log out and reboot.

If you continue to experience disruption, please email our
Web AdminWebmaster
and/or Communications Team.


Senior Headshots for Dance Majors

Cohort B: Tuesday 10/4

Cohort A: Thursday 10/6

Join us for our first Dance Studio meeting this Thursday, 10/6 at 6 PM in Room 857. Dance faculty and staff will join us to answer questions about the dance department and curriculum! 


Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives

Instagram: @dance_lag

PA Dance Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Dance Studio


Music Studio Elections

October 11, 7:00 PM

Location: Zoom

You must register in advance to attend this meeting. Click here to register. 

We hope you will consider volunteering for the following Music Studio  as the Instrumental Rep, Vocal Rep, Volunteer Coordinator, Merchant Coordinator, or other important roles.  We are so excited to get the year going with new members, fresh ideas, and energy! 

2 Volunteers Needed!
Instrumental Co-Representatives

Marcee Smith
Vocal Representative

PA Music Monday Newsletter

PA Music Studio Merch Store

PA Music Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Music Studio


We had a successful first meeting on 9/28. Please check out the minutes of the meeting here

Our next meeting is 10/19 at 6:30 on Zoom. Please click here to join the meeting. 

Tech needs a Recording Secretary who is responsible for taking the minutes of the meetings and uploading them to the PA Tech Studio Google drive. Interested? Please contact Rina and Louisa at the email below. 

We are planning an in-person meet up after the 10/26 PA meeting. More details to follow next week!  

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

PA Tech Studio Minutes

PA Tech Studio Merch Store

PA Tech Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Technical Theater Studio


THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR FIRST PODS MEETING! Thanks to all the parents who participated in (virtually and in-person) our first meeting last week. It was S.R.O. (standing room only) in G15! A special thank you to Mama Tsantilas and Justin Mackey for giving us an overview of the year's curriculum. A huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with PODS. If you couldn't make it, please check back for a link to the meeting minutes. 


This year, all Drama Seniors will be receiving FREE headshots (thanks to Stomping Ground Photo!) on 10/22 or 10/30. We are so excited to be offering this service to our senior Drama students. Senior students should reserve ONE time slot through the link already provided to students through Google Classroom. Spots are filling up fast, so reserve your student's spot ASAP!


We are about to launch our annual Studio Appeal to help fund the Drama Studio's amazing year ahead! Keep an eye out for ways to donate. We've got some great thank you gifts for donors such as exclusive Drama merch (perfect for holiday gifts), raffle for Broadway tickets and more! 


Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? Please reach out to us...we need all the help we can get!

Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives

PA Drama Studio Merch Store

PA Drama Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Drama Studio



Help make the art studio even more amazing by donating today! Click here and choose Art Studio to donate

Your donations go toward:

  • Purchasing art supplies for all students
  • Aprons for all first-year students
  • Graduation luncheon for seniors
  • Visiting Artist Program
  • Capitol improvements such as lighting and digital arts room
  • And much more…

We are asking families to donate $250 but any amount is welcome and appreciated.


We need volunteers to help with:

Art Studio Newsletter

Art Studio Website






Outside Opportunity Coordinator

Visiting Artist Program 

Interested in other volunteer opportunities? Complete our volunteer interest form here

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives

PA Art Studio Newsletter

PA Art Studio Webpage

LaGuardia Arts HS Fine Arts Studio


Thank you for fully funding Ms. Kingham's most recent project for a classroom printer!

Our teachers urgently need our support to get their projects funded as soon as possible to ensure that they are able to successfully carry out their planned curriculum for the current marking period.

Your contributions and/or sharing of these links are greatly appreciated!!

  • Let's help Mr. Hold curate a Psychology Library with foundational texts. (Expires 10/23)
  • Let's help Ms. Barile receive Biology Review books to help students develop effective test-taking strategies. 
  • Let's help Ms. Harisiadis receive copies of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex to broaden students' horizons. (Unit beginning soon)
  • Let's help Mr. Rahman receive a Wireless Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Duplex Printing to print worksheets, lesson materials, student works etc. and batteries for calculators.
  • Let's help Mr. Antao receive Table Tennis Tables to introduce this new Physical Education Unit to students.
  • Let's help Ms. Bechard recieve tech and art supplies for Bioethics projects beginning soon. (Only $75 to go!)


Please view all projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with friends and family.  Anyone can contribute!

School Communications

Please remember that school announcements are posted on the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School website homepage here in the Announcements Feed.

Bell Schedule
You can find the Bell Schedule here and here.

Who to Contact
This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.

Grades, Attendance, and Messaging
Families should refer to the NYC DOE Schools Account system here for information about grades, attendance, and messaging.


To submit opportunities or help compile this list weekly, please email us at

YoungArtsThe National Endowment for the Advancement of Artists. Apply by 10/14/22.

Tisch Spring Future Artists Program. NYU. Apply by 11/29/22.

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Apply 12/2/2022. 

NYO JazzNational Youth Orchestra, Carnegie HallApply 1/19/23. 

NYO2National Youth Orchestra, Carnegie Hall. Apply by 1/19/23.

NYO-USANational Youth Orchestra, Carnegie Hall. Apply by 1/19/23.

Crossing the Line. Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum's history. Ongoing.

Believe & Inspire After School Programs. Ongoing.

NYC Youth Leadership CouncilsOngoing.

Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts92Y. Visit website for application details.

The Princeton Prize in Race RelationsPrinceton University. Visit website for application details. 

Free Arts Events

Piano in Bryant Park until 10/7
ragtime, stride and jazz 12:30-2:30 pm daily

Harlem Arts Stroll

Saturday, 10/8, 1 to 6 pm

Picnic Performances @ 7 pm until 10/17
Bryant Park

Virtual Visiting Series Concerts
Concerts in Motion
music of multiple genres and languages
music for those with dementia & their caregivers
music for Holocaust survivors

Monday, October 3
8:00a Fordham University
8:50a Stevens Institute of Technology
1:00p St. John's University
1:45p Quinnipiac University
3:25p Williams College
Tuesday, October 4
11:20a Goucher College
4:30p Building Closed
Wednesday, October 5
Building Closed
Yom Kippur - Schools Closed
Thursday, October 6
8:00a University of Maryland-College Park
8:50a University of North Carolina at Asheville
10:30a Haverford College
1:45p Les Roches
3:25p University of Southern California
3:30p Highly Selective College Admissions - A View from Penn - Student Workshop
3:30p University of Pennsylvania
7:00p Highly Selective College Admissions - A View from Penn - Family Workshop
Friday, October 7
7:45a Fiorello Friday
8:50a Lawrence University
10:30a Tulane University of Louisiana
11:20a University of Connecticut
12:00p Dance Youngarts Filming
4:30p Latinx Dance Celebration
Saturday, October 8
8:00a Dance Youngarts Filiming
Monday, October 10
Indigenous People's Day - Schools Closed
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, October 11
8:00a University of Toronto
Concerto Competition
Senior Graduation Portraits
SLT Mtg (Time TBD by Elected Parent Representatives)
8:50a St. John's College
10:30a University College Dublin
1:00p Rochester Institute of Technology
1:45p University of California-Irvine
6:00p Princeton University
Wednesday, October 12
Senior Graduation Portraits
8:00a Loyola Marymount University
HS Applications Open
10:30a Chapman University
1:00p University of Chicago
5:00p Open House for Prospective Families
6:00p New York Institute of Technology
6:00p Open House for Prospective Families
7:00p Open House for Prospective Families
Thursday, October 13
Senior Graduation Portraits
8:00a Washington University in St Louis
8:50a Davidson College
9:30a Manhattan Arts Counselors Admissions Workshop
1:00p Ithaca College
3:25p Boston University
7:00p Manhattan Arts Families Admissions Workshop
Friday, October 14
Senior Graduation Portraits
7:45a Fiorello Friday
Open House
8:00a Case Western Reserve University
10:30a Rutgers University-New Brunswick
11:20a Pace University
2:30p Faculty Artshow Opening
3:25p University of Rochester
5:00p Open House for Prospective Families
6:00p Open House for Prospective Families
7:00p Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday, October 15
PSAT Administration
Sunday, October 16
Building Closed
Monday, October 17
8:00a Rollins College
8:50a Scripps College
1:45p State University of New York at New Paltz
Tuesday, October 18
SLT Mtg (Time TBD by Elected Parent Representatives)
SLT Mtg (Time TBD by Elected Parent Representatives)
8:50a Hamilton College
10:30a Belmont University
11:00a Senior Ann gregoria

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2022-2023

Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean and French translations here.


Mental Health Links on our website
Shared by LaG parents and mental health experts, Jennifer Abcug (LCSW) and Sherry Stuart (LCSW).

Child Mind Institute
Video and print resources designed for students. Topics include feelings, thoughts, mindfulness, relaxation and managing intense emotions.

DOE: Affordable Internet

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

The JED Foundation: Let's Talk NYC

Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health

NYC DOE Parent University Course Catalogue

NYC DOE Mindfulness for Parents Courses

NYPL Money Matters

Join our Team!

To help with any of these initiatives, please

All-School Musical Committee

Athletics Committee

Auction & Gala Committee

Auditions/Opportunities List Editor/Contributors

Communications / Website Committee

Elections Committee

Free Arts Events List Editor/Contributors

Fundraising Committee

Movie Night Committee

Parents Night Out Committee

THANK YOU to all who have opted to share Your Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources.

THANK YOU to all who have opted to share your Experience/Background while filling out Your Contact Information.

This information helps us identify volunteers for additional special projects.

Community Service Hours

If your student would like to receive a Seal of Recognition for Service on their diploma, 100 hours of community service is required.

1) Students must use their LaGuardia Gmail account to sign up for x2VOL.

2) Students may volunteer with any nonprofit or not-for-profit organization.

3) Students must record a detailed description of their service, including the name and contact info of an adult who supervised their activities.

For more info, please see the x2VOL Help Center and/or email Ms. Hobot.

Membership Toolkit

MTK is an all-in-one software solution for the PA's many initiatives, including our custom website, communications, donations, family directory, volunteer signups, online sales & fundraising, private bulletin boards and more.

To receive PA & Studio communications, and to gain access to restricted content on our website, please follow these steps:

1)Create a login.

2)Complete family info required fields.

3)Select your Online Directory preferences.

Note: If you don't see two green circles with check marks on this pagebe sure you've completed all steps above.

TIPS: You must click "NEXT STEP" (bottom right corner of the "Your Contact Information" page), and then you must click "SAVE" (bottom right corner of the "Student Information" page).

For assistance, please reach out to

Multilingual Learners

DOE supports and resources are here.

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

For Students: Every New York City public school student has a NYC Department of Education (DOE) account. It is created automatically when students enroll in school. Student DOE accounts stay the same the entire time students are in school. Students can access all DOE technology platforms through their DOE account. 

For Parents/Guardians: The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more!

Student Government

Students can connect with the LaG Student Government Organization (SGO) by following @SGOLAG on Instagram.

Student Working Papers

Once both the Application for Employment and Health Examination Form have been completed, please log in to your LaGuardia Gmail account (only students can access the documents), and fill out the Google Form, where you will be asked to upload these documents along with your birth certificate and student ID card/passport.

Application for Employment

Health Examination Form

Working Papers Google Form

Notes: Your doctor must use the health form above, and it must be filled out in its entirety in order to be considered valid. You must be logged in to your LaGuardia Gmail account in order to access the Google Form.

LaG Virtual Study Groups

LaGPods collaborative virtual peer study groups are led by LaG National Honor Society members.

During 2021-2022, this free program included over 150 students in 21 academic subjects as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Many students participated in Pods in more than one subject area.

Please contact with any questions or feedback.


This is a free service provided by the United Federation of Teachers. Licensed educators advise Grades K-12 students and/or their parents in all subjects, Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm (when school is in session). Assistance is available in these languages: Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

Call 212-777-3380.

Khan Academy

This nonprofit strives to offer "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."

Help Center


NYPL Brainfuse HelpNow

This is a free eLearning service for all provided by the New York Public Library. Live tutors are available online every day between 2 pm and 11 pm EST for these subjects: math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Additional offerings include a 24-hour Writing Lab and Foreign Language Lab / Spanish-Speaking Support.

You must have a library card to begin.

Click here for more info.

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