Sunday Night News

October 12, 2014
Dear LaGuardia Community,
We hope you’re enjoying this three-day weekend and taking some time to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the moments – they go by so quickly. One measure of the passage of time will take place this Wednesday at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park as seniors assemble for their class picture. This is a joyful occasion for seniors and parents alike!
We need parent volunteers to meet us at the school on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:30 AM to share in the happiness. Please sign up by clicking here.
In keeping with our theme of embracing the moments which memories are made of, we heard from our friend Barbara Engel, who heads up Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia (A&F). She reminded us that the friendships our teens have formed in their four years at the school will last throughout their lives. Those bonds are why the school’s alumni and friends continue to support the school and – drum roll, please – its students.
We’re very happy to announce that A&F is inviting students to apply for mini-grants of up to $500 each for extracurricular projects. Take a moment to process this information; we’re not asking you for money, we’re telling you about money that’s available! For more information, click here or go to and select “Forms” and then “Mini-Grant Applications.”

And, in more news:

– Don’t miss the Academic Forum meeting this Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM in the Little Flower Theater. This is your chance to hear from Guidance Counselors and the staff from the Program (Scheduling) Office. But wait, there’s more! Arista students, and Academic Forum members/liaisons will present information on tutoring services, the National Honor Society Program, on-line study resources, library resources, college credit classes at city colleges, IEP’s, 504 accommodations, and…just about anything you would want to know!
– GET READY RISING STARS! Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 25th andSunday, October 26th. For those with religious conflicts, there will also be auditions onMonday, October 27th. Please keep in mind this year’s theme: “The Pursuit of Happiness.” We’re looking forward to seeing all of our incredible students showing off their amazing talents! To get more information and to sign up for auditions, please clickhere or go to

For juniors only – On November 15, 2014, there will be a free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the SAT or ACT.  The practice test will be held at the following locations:

Kaplan Medical Midtown Manhattan, 131 West 56th Street at 9:00 AM

LIU Brooklyn Downtown Campus, 1 University Plaza at 9:00 AM

Fordham University – Bronx, 441 East Fordham Road at 9:00 AM

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd at 9:00 AM
Visit or call 1-800-527-8378 to sign up.

Thank you to everyone who responded to all our Donors Choose projects; they are now all fully funded! As Mrs. McGoey wrote in a lovely thank you note for the AP Psychology textbooks, “We, the teachers and students at LaGuardia, are lucky to have you [the parents] as an integral part of our community.” The feeling is mutual Mrs. McGoey!
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Chris and Kelly
LaGuardia Arts HS PA Co-Presidents, 2014-15
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