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Originally delivered on 12/4/2022 9:36 pm

SUBJECT: SNN- December 4, 2022 - CHICAGO - last chance!!!!

Issue 15, December 4, 2022
All School Musical ... LAST CHANCE!
The Reviews Are In!

Run, don't walk, to see our super talented students in this year's All School Musical!  

With the fate of Rising Starts up in the air, this might be the only opportunity to witness the fruits of a collaborative effort by ALL STUDIOS!

Remaining Shows

Thurs, Dec 8 7:00**

Friday, Dec 9 7:00*

Sat, Dec 10 2:00*

Sat, Dec 10 7:00**

*RAZZLE cast  /   **DAZZLE cast

Save the Date
December 6 / Academic Forum Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

The discussion will focus on the PSAT10 and student preparation resources. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The DOE will be administering a PSAT10 test for all Sophomore students in Spring 2023. Date to be confirmed.

Additionally, Compass Prep has offered to give all students a free digital practice PSAT10 exam prior to the practice PSAT test in April.  

More information to follow.

December 15 / Senior Snack Sale

Help defray the cost of graduation for our senior class!  Bring snacks - buy snacks - everyone wins! 

Get Your LaG Swag

December School Spirit Shopping Day: Thursday, 12/15

From 2:30 - 4:30PM Main Atrium Lobby Floor

Get your LaG Swag in time for holiday gift giving!

By popular demand, newly redesigned 'Fame' sweatpants, hoodies and pullover sweatshirts will be available on December 15th along with LAG t-shirts, baseball caps, tote bags and beanies.

In the spirit of holiday giving, would you please consider rounding-up your purchase? Your generous round-up amount will directly fund the gifting of the new GenPA merchandise to those in our community who are underserved.

All proceeds from this event directly support the PA and studio enrichment programs for our talented students and dedicated educators. Thank you for your continuing support!

Paint and Sip - Holiday Fundraiser!

The LaGuardia PA is hosting a "Paint and Sip" Holiday Fundraiser on Friday, December 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at THE PAINT PLACE located at 243 West 72nd Street

This is open to all parents/guardians! Money raised will offset graduation expenses and senior dues. 

Please BYOB, cheese, crackers, chips and snacks to share! Here is the link to register. Tickets are $65/per person. Seating is very limited so register asap to reserve your spot!

Register Here

It's BACK! 

Dance the night away while supporting our senior class.

Academic Forum
Academic Approach


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

The course includes  12 classes that are 2 hours each with 4 practice tests included. Practice tests are the length of a regular test.

The registration deadline  is December 18th.  Click HERE for information on the program with LaGuardia. 

For further information, please contact Meagan Moore at: or call: 773-348-8914

* Financial support can be provided for families upon request.  Please contact the Academic Forum directly at:

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 serving as 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! Priority placement given to those registered by 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. 

Thanks to you, four of seven projects were successfully funded on Giving Tuesday!

Ms. Barile will receive more Biology Review books to help students prepare for the regents exams, Ms. Klein and Ms. Johnson will receive new laptops and Mr. Carbone will receive a new iPad!

There are still a few more projects that need help with funding:

Let's help Mr. Rahman get a Wireless Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Duplex Printing and Toner Cartridge Replacement to print out lesson materials and students' work. (only $101 to go!)

Let's help Ms. Riley replenish depleted painting supplies to help students learn techniques, problem solve, create and fall in love with painting.

Let's help Mr. Abikzer get a new laptop in order to continue preparing engaging lessons, grade student work, and access learning resources, while creating a place for students to engage in digital learning and access online learning resources.

Let's help Ms. Klein create a small library in her office for students. (only $62 needed!)

Please view all live projects on our DonorsChoose page and share with your family and friends.

Anyone can contribute and all donations are tax deductible.

Your contribution and/or sharing of these links is 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! Here is the link to register. Tickets are $65/per person. Seating is limited so register asap to reserve your spot!

Donations will help offset senior dues and prom expenses across the board and especially to those in need.  Click here to donate.

Don't miss the HOLIDAY Senior Snack Sale - DECEMBER 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.  Please drop off all individually wrapped home and store backed goods and snack in the lobby in the morning when entering school. 

Junior Families / Class of 2024


When: Saturday, December 10th, at 11:00am, 

Where: Rosetta's Bakery, 1928  Broadway, New York, NY 10023 near LaGuardia HS

Come on out and grab a coffee or tea and your favorite pastry, and meet & mingle with  other Junior Parents! 

If you have any questions, please email the Junior Class Representative,  Erica Reaves at:  Hope to see you there!

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.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this Google discussion forum are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Parents Association.

Freshman Families / Class of 2026
Studio Updates
Winter Semi-Annual Art Show



Please Note: Visitors are only allowed in the lobby, mezzanine and 2nd floor art gallery.

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers on 12/9 & 12/15. Click here to sign up to help.

Outside Opportunities
NYC Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Open to all grades. Deadline to enter 12/7/22 11:59pm

Cooper Union High School Programs

The STEM Saturdays Program: 

Applications for Session 2 are due 12/9.  

See link here.

Contact Art PA

Tracy Ballas & Marie Wolpert
Art Studio Co-Representatives


Don't forget to check DANCE HAPPENINGS for any and all upcoming events in the Dance Dept.  Please note, our dancers have a special hip-hop guest choreographer this upcoming week.  

And IN PERSON OBSERVATION WEEK Dec 12- 16th. There will be designated days for each grade - stay tuned for more details.

Contact Dance PA

Courtney Potts & Heide Valero
Dance Studio Co-Representatives



The LaG Open Mic Club (the AO-Wonders) is gonna show their stuff on Sunday, Dec. 18th from 1-3pm at The Bitter End. This event will also be a fundraiser for the Drama Studio! Tickets are $10 Students, $20 Adults (ticketing info to follow!). Come see the stars of the future shine and support the Drama Studio!


A new line of LaG Drama merchandise for the holidays will be here soon! Stay tuned for more info….


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

Hello Music Families!

Our next general meeting is one you won't want to miss, featuring special guests from French Woods and Interlochen, so please join us!

When:  Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 PM

Where:  Zoom - Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Psst! Are you receiving our weekly Music Monday Newsletter (MMN)? Music Monday is where you’ll find pertinent information related to all things Music Studio! Find out all of the latest happenings, upcoming events, outside music opportunities, and important information from Music AP Ben Schott. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now! Click Here to create an account on Membership Toolkit and follow the instructions. Once your account is activated, you'll be able to manage your subscriptions under "My Account". Be in-the-know by subscribing to Music Studio!

Contact Music PA

Marcee Smith and Christian O'Connor
Vocal Co-Representative

Rebecca Sherman and Monique Johnson
Instrumental Co-Representative


The next POTS Tech Meeting is Wednesday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.

Thanks for buying FAME merchandise on Bonfire! 

The next in-person School Spirit Shopping Day is December 15th  from 2:30 - 4:30 PM.

Contact Tech PA

Louisa Chafee & Rina Cohen Schwartz
Tech Studio Co-Representatives

Alumni & Friends
Summer Study Arts Scholarships

We are excited to announce that in addition to LaGuardia's amazing free Summer Arts program, LaGuardia Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen may apply for the Alumni & Friends Summer Study Arts Scholarships. These scholarships are for students with financial need who wish to pursue the arts over the summer. Last year more than 80 scholarships were given out to students in all studios.
The deadline to apply is January 25, 2023. 

Click HERE to apply.

Cherubs Scholarships for Summer 2023

Alumni & Friends is pleased to announce that there are 2 FULL scholarships available for BIPOC LaGuardia Students (Juniors and Sophomores - see eligibility for each grade below) with financial need to study at Northwestern University in Chicago in summer 2023. The program will be in person. The programs available are Theater Performance, Theater Performance with Musical Theater, Stage Management/Design Tech, Acting on Camera, Film & Video Production, Film & Video Screenwriting. Please note that Northwestern University selects the scholarship recipients for these two Cherubs scholarships.

Please note that Northwestern University selects the scholarship recipients for these two Cherubs scholarships

Click HERE  to express interest. The deadline to fill out the interest form is December 15, 2022 and will be reviewed by Northwestern.

Click HERE to learn more about the Northwestern National High School Institute program. 

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

Cherubs Scholarships for LaGuardia Students

Express interest by 12/15/22

Future Music Moguls at NYU Clive Davis Institute

Apply by 12/15/22

Alumni & Friends Summer Study

Apply by 1/25/2023

Neighborhood Playhouse Teen Conservatory

Accepting applications for 4 week summer program. Apply by 12/31 to receive discounted rate. 

National Youth Orchestra Programs

Apply by 1/19/22

Click for more

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

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