Sunday Night News

November 16, 2014

Dear LaGuardia Community,

We hope you’re as thankful as we are (yes, we decided to get a jump on giving thanks) for all the wonderful opportunities we have at LaGuardia – students and parents alike! One of the most wonderful opportunities – because it draws on the talents and dedication of every studio in the school – is the annual musical! This year “In the Heights” is on track to become the best musical the school has ever seen! Don’t believe us? You’ll have to judge for yourselves!

Fortunately, there are still tickets left and because we love you and want to give you every chance to get your tickets, we’re offering you two ways to purchase tickets!

1. Go to or

2. We will be selling tickets in the Main Lobby of the school from 3-5 PM (beginning after 9th period) on the following days/dates:

Wednesday, November 19th
Thursday, November 20th
Monday, November 24th
Tuesday, November 25th
Monday, December 1st
Tuesday, December 2nd
Wednesday, December 3rd

We will also be selling before the Academic Forum on Wednesday, November 19th and before the General PA Meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Tickets (if available) for all shows can also be purchased at the PA Box Office (Main Lobby) beginning ONE HOUR before showtime.

We take cash, checks (from LaGuardia families), debit or credit cards.

Adults $30; Students $20

Questions? Email:

NOTE: If you ordered your tickets for “Will Call” pickup before November 11th, your student can pick them up in the lobby beginning this week. All other “Will Call” orders will be available for pick-up an hour before showtime.

There is still time to become a Sponsor for “In the Heights.”
Click here now!

Don’t forget the Fall Choral Concert at Riverside Church this Tuesday, November 18th at7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 at the door only. We hope to see you there; you’ll thank us!

Charity Buzz! Auctions!

Bidding on the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting auction ends this Thursday at 2 PM, which means you still have almost four days to bid on this priceless event! Click here or go to:

Here’s a heads up! Watch your in-box for an announcement very soon about our next auction! You won’t want to miss out on a chance to win two tickets and a backstage tour
to this year’s Jingle Ball at MSG on December 12th. Guests will include: Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Pharrell, Meghan Trainor, One Republic, Kiesha, Rixton, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, Charli XCX and Special Guest Host Nick Jonas.

The next Academic Forum will be held this Wednesday, November 19th at 6:30 PM in theLibrary. There will be a presentation by librarian Susannah Tamarkin and a Q&A with Dr. Mark Stricklin.

Volunteers are still needed to help with Auditions. If you’re interested, please emailKatherine Ramirez, the PA’s fabulous Volunteer Coordinator at


Mr. Fransowie of the Science department needs a document camera to engage his students in live in-class demos. This is the LAST DAY to use the SPARK matching code to DOUBLE your donations – so please give TONIGHT!

Remember to type SPARK on the payment page in the box marked “promo or gift code” and hit “Apply.”
Click HERE or go to

Ms. Healy’s English class
needs chart paper, markers and more. Only 2 more days to use the SPARK grant to DOUBLE your donations to support her project, “Charting a Path Through Reading”!

Click HERE or go to
Remember to type SPARK on the payment page in the box marked “promo or gift code” and hit “Apply.”

Mr. Sudduth’s AP U.S. History and AP Comparative Government and Economics classes need a class set of annotated copies of the United States Constitution. This project has been selected for a half-off grant from Wells Fargo! To help complete it and toDOUBLE your donation, please type SPARK on the payment page in the box marked “promo or gift code” and hit “Apply.”

Click HERE or go to 

Ms. Zdyrko’s Film Literature class needs a cart and projector and a diverse library of classic films. To DOUBLE your donation, please type SPARK on the payment page in the box marked “promo or gift code” and hit “Apply.”
Click HERE or go to 

Ms. Fischer has hand-selected fifty books related to math to build a unique arts-integrated math library. Please help her complete this wonderful project!
Click HERE or go to 


It’s impossible to look at this picture without smiling!
Try it…you can’t do it, can you?

Congratulations to our LaGuardia Cross Country athletes who qualified to run this weekend at the New York State Championships! Racing with the best of the best, our athletes didn’t place, but gave it their all and did us proud:

Tomas Reimer
Erika Yamazaki
Claudia Morano
Maria Korolkova
Chloe Wilson
Emily Tavares
Sophie Deteournemire
Kathryn Phelps

And it’s impossible to look at this picture without being grateful for our children! 
Helping them is why we’re all in this together!

We try to reach as many LaGuardia parents as possible. If you know a parent who isn’t receiving these emails, please have them sign up by clicking here or going to

Fill out all of the information needed and make sure you click the “LaGuardia Families” list. Make sure you complete the form by entering the studio and graduation year of the student or you will NOT get emails from your studio or for your student’s specific year – for example, college news for seniors.


Chris and Kelly
LaGuardia Arts HS PA Co-Presidents, 2014-15

Don’t forget to make your contributions to the Annual Appeal and to your Studio!
Every dollar goes to support our students and we need everyone to pitch in.
Click HERE and do it today!
Prefer to pay by check or money order?
Click HERE and download the form to pay by mail.

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