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Originally delivered on 11/13/2022 8:11 pm

SUBJECT: Sunday Night News - November 13, 2022

Issue 12, November 13, 2022
All School Musical ... and all that Jazz!
Many Ways to Support the Show!





Weds, Nov 30th 5:00*

Thurs, Dec 1 5:00**

Friday, Dec 2 2:00* 

Friday, Dec 2 7:00**

Sat, Dec 3 2:00**

Sat, Dec 3 7:00*

Thurs, Dec 8 7:00**

Friday, Dec 9 7:00*

Sat, Dec 10 2:00*

Sat, Dec 10 7:00**

*RAZZLE cast  /   **DAZZLE cast

Support the All School Musical

It's that time of year again...JINGLE BALL IS SOLD OUT...but we have 2 tickets for a lucky winner!  

Raffle tickets cost $20 each OR increase your chances with 6 raffle tickets for $100.  



Friday, December 9th @ 7pm - Madison Square Garden

Proceeds support the LaGuardia High School Parents Association and the upcoming all-school musical, CHICAGO: Teen Edition

Raffle closes Monday, November 28th at 8pm

Mark Your Calendar
General PA Meeting

November 16, 7:00pm

Advance registration is required.  CLICK HERE.

11/16 Meeting AGENDA

10/26 Meeting MINUTES

Join us on Wednesday, November 16 for our monthly General PA Meeting.  We will be joined by guest speaker, Debra G. Kosakoff, daughter of beloved LaGuardia Music Teacher, Gabriel Kosakoff.  

Read letter from Leon Botstein, M&A ‘63, Bard College President in support of the provocation that the concert hall-auditorium of the LaGuardia High School be named for the late Gabriel Kosakoff.

Sign Up Now for Parent Teacher Conferences

Click HERE to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held remotely on the following dates:

November 17 / 4:30pm to 8:30pm

November 18 / 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Parent Teacher Conferences are a brief check-in with teachers. Please remember that families should not wait for Parent Teacher Conferences, nor should they rely on Parent Teacher Conferences, as the only time to connect with teachers. Please reach out to a teacher anytime you have a question, concern, or need clarity on your child’s progress.

November 17 Senior Snack Sale

2:30 - 4:30pm / Main Atrium Lobby

Help defray graduation costs for the Class of 2023.

Please remember to bring CASH for bake sale purchases. 

School Spirit Shopping Day

November 17, 2022

2:30 - 4:30 pm  / Main Atrium Lobby Floor

Get your LaG swag! 

By popular demand, a new design 'Fame' hoodie sweatshirt will be available on 11/17. 

All proceeds directly support the PA and studio enrichment programs for our wonderful students and educators! Thank you for your continuing support. 

If you can't make it this week, be sure to mark your calendar for the next  School Spirit Shopping Day on 12/15 just in time for your holiday gift giving.

Rising Stars - Survey Results Are In!
Spoiler Alert!

95% of respondents think this all school, student-led production and associated art show are essential to the LaGuardia experience!

Thank you, students! More than 200 of you filled out the Rising Stars Survey despite this busy time. Click here for the results as of 11/9/22. The form remains open for additional student responses.

Save the (tentative) Date!

Friday, November 18 at 8 pm

Rising Stars Alumni Panel

Zoom gathering for current students

Join us if you'd like to learn more about past Rising Stars shows and student team positions!

LAGHSPA Rising Stars Committee

Academic Forum
Academic Approach

Academic Approach will be offering  SAT/ACT tutoring again in January 2023 at a discounted price for LaGuardia families. 

The course includes 12 classes that are 2 hours each with 4 practice tests included. Click HERE for Syllabus.

For further information please contact Joe Monahan:


NON ENDORSEMENT 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.

Harvard Student Tutoring

Sophia Wang, '21 LaG Art alum currently studying at Harvard College and currently COO of Harvard Student Agencies is offering a 15% discount for HSA Tutoring which provides personalized academic tutoring, test preparation help (e.g. ACT/SAT test prep), college application and essay assistance, and group courses. All tutors are current Harvard College students

Please email with any questions.

LaGPods Tutoring is back!

LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is offering free, virtual, collaborative peer study groups for all grades/levels in math, science, social studies, English, world languages, academic studio classes, and SAT & ACT test prep. All are welcome to join! The priority deadline to join is November 1st.

Each LagPod decides as a group when to meet (outside of school hours). Leadership opportunities are available.

Sign up here for academic subjects.
Sign up here for SAT and/or ACT prep.

Contact with questions.

How to Support Our Community

Donate your time - Whether you’re available once a week, once a month, or once a year, please fill out our volunteer questionnaire so that we can reach out to you when an activity suits you. This will allow you to meet and team up with other LaG families who share your interests in our school. Go to our Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources form here.

Annual Appeal - Your generosity helps LAGHSPA minimize the impact of long-standing NYC DOE budget gaps in our children’s education. LaG teachers and administrators work diligently to make the most of their budget, and the LaG PA provides necessary additional resources. To give online today click here.

Donor's Choose - Fund classroom projects and needs as requested by our teachers.  View our teacher's projects here

Specific Initiatives -  Funding for one-time initiatives or grade specific requests such as Graduation. 

Thank you for fully funding Ms. Greene's first DonorsChoose project for copies of the groundbreaking play TopDog/UnderDog by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, for African-American Dramatic Literature!

Many more of our teachers need our support to get their projects funded to ensure they are able to carry out their planned curriculum!

Please help Mr. Antao introduce Table Tennis as a new engaging unit in Physical Education. (only $270 to go!)

Please help Ms. Barile get Biology Review books to help students develop effective test-taking strategies and prepare for the Regents exam.

Please view all 9 current LaG projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with friends and family.  Anyone can contribute and all donations are tax deductible.

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

Class News
Senior Families / Class of 2023

The LaGuardia PA is excited to be hosting a Paint Party Senior Fundraiser on Friday, December 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at THE PAINT PLACE located at 243 West 72nd Street. This is an adult only event. Please BYOB, cheese, crackers, chips and snacks to share! 

CLICK HERE to register. Tickets are $65/per person. Seating is limited so register asap to reserve your spot!

Junior Families / Class of 2024


There will be a BRIEF Zoom meeting on 11/17/22 at 7pm for any parents/guardians  interested in being a lead on upcoming events.  Please email the Junior Class Representative, Erica Reaves at, for more details. Or if you have already set up your FREE MTK account on the LaGuardia HS Parents Association webpage, you can refer to her latest email sent out on 11/13/22. Thank you!

Sophomore Families / Class of 2025

Click here to join the Sophomore families Google group. Please state your name, your child’s name and studio in the "reason for joining" box when asking to join the group.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026
Studio Updates
Art Seniors!

The application for the 2023 Senior Shows is open. Deadline to submit applications is Thursday, December 1, 2022. If a student's application is submitted after the deadline, they are not guaranteed space in a show. 

2023 Senior Show Application, CLICK HERE

*A student must use a school email address to access the application. If there are questions, please reach out to an art teacher.

Outside Opportunities

NYC Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Open to all grades. Deadline to enter: December 7th, 11:59pm

El Barrio's Art Space curated art show

January 29 - February 11, 2023

Submissions due:  December 15, 2022

Space is limited and submission does not mean you are guaranteed a spot.

For questions and more information, please contact Avery Finn Wernicki (on instagram).

This event is NOT affiliated with LaGuardia.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives



Our Annual Drama Studio Appeal has launched! You can read all about it here. We cannot do the amazing things we do in the Drama Studio without parent support. Our goal is 100% participation at any level, and we are grateful for your generosity. We have a number of ways to thank you for your support if you donate now: 1) Our first 25 “sustaining members” (giving $25/mo. or more) will receive our Drama Studio beanie—perfect for the cold weather ahead; 2) One-time donors at various levels will be entered into our raffle to win tickets to a Broadway show; and 3) One-time donors can ALSO receive exclusive Drama merch that you cannot find anywhere else except through this appeal!


Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? Please reach out to us! We can use all the help we can get:

Contact Drama PA

Daniel Ott & Emily Yoshikawa
Drama Studio Co-Representatives

Thank you!

We had a wonderful turnout and met so many new families at our first in-person Music Studio meeting, with more than 60 people in attendance!

Special thanks to AP Ben Schott, who led an informative Q&A with parents, and the talented vocal and instrumental students who performed for all in attendance.

Representing the Jazz Orchestra: juniors, Bix Cole on piano and Tristan Waife on upright bass

Representing the Jazz Vocal Club: juniors, Olivia Kunz, President and Phebe Barnett, Co-President

More to come in this week’s Music Monday!

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative

  • The next POTS meeting is 11/16 at 6pm on zoom (right before the general PA at 7pm);
  • Each year donations from students' families cover many expenses the Department of Education (DOE) does not.  For example, the DOE does not provide food for students during work calls and shows - we do!  Please take a minute to contribute to the Tech PA fund so we can cover this year's costs.  Any amount is welcome and appreciated!   Here is the link (and remember to select Tech!)


Email Thanks - Rina, Louisa, Carmen, Layla and Annie.

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Alumni & Friends
Contact A&F
Outside Opportunities
Auditions, Opportunities and Free Arts events in and around NYC.

Atlantic Acting School Teen Conservatory

Register by 11/18 using discount code EARLYBIRD2023

Tisch Future Artists Spring Program

Apply by 11/29

Urban Barcode Project

A five borough science project for high school students to explore biodiversity in NYC

Click for more

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

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