One of the most important activities of the LaGuardia Arts Parents Association is the development and implementation of fundraising activities and special events that support our children and the school. There are so many ways to help and so many opportunities to become a part of the LaGuardia community.
The first way to become involved is to go to lagpa.parentschoolpartnership.com and enter your e-mail address. Even though the school may have your information, as a parent or guardian unless you specifically sign up for this group you will not receive e-mail notifications from the PA, The Yellow Sheet (the weekly bulletin from the school), or notifications from your studio. So do it today!
Our main PA fundraiser is the Annual Appeal. Through your generous contributions you help support your student and the entire school community. We strive for 100% participation — no donation is too small, or too large. Click HERE to donate online via credit card. Or, if you'd prefer to pay by check, click HERE to download a .pdf of the Annual Appeal form which you can mail to the address listed there.
Volunteer Opportunities at LA!
The Parents Association helps to raise funds for all the unique things we offer at LaGuardia. But we can’t do it without the help of parent volunteers. Besides being good for the school community, volunteering is also a great way to know what is going on in the school, and get to know other parents, teachers, and staff.
Go to www.laguardiahs.org/volunteer and fill out our six question form and "Voilà!" you're a LaG volunteer. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality – Snacks are a crucial part of all shows and it is our job, as parents, to provide them. Also, Hospitality comes to all auditions for new applicants, and then we do more than just sell food––we share our experiences with the nervous parents who want to know all they can about the school their kids may go to next year. You can sign up via the volunteer form above or at your studio meetings in the fall.
Rising Stars – This is the PA “gift” to the students... a talent show with all acts initiated by the students. The PA hires school staff to work with the students and put the show together, but there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that the parents take on. Please join us to help get this amazing show up and running! We need help in the following four areas:
- Chaperones – we will need people at auditions, rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances just to be “the adult in the room."
- Ushering – this is for the performances only.
- Box Office – selling tickets the weeks before the show and at performances or working with on-line ticket sales.
- Community Outreach – soliciting individual, corporate and small business donations, advertising and PR, working on creating an endowment for Rising Star scholarships
The GaLA! Benefit - We're planning something completely new and exciting this spring. The GaLA! this year will feature a super special performance (stay tuned for more info!), a shorter overall event with a live auction component, and more fun (and less work!) for our parents and their friends. Sign up today to get involved!
Fundraising - In addition to the Annual Appeal, the Parent Association has initiated some new plans for the coming schoolyear. Fundraising will include the solicitation of grants and corporate sponsorships, as well as donations from outside sources. If you have experience and/or expertise in these areas, we urge you to participate in our fundraising endeavors!
There are many other places to volunteer not listed here. But sign up on our volunteer page and when those opportunities arise we will contact you! www.laguardiahs.org/volunteer