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PAPA Visual Artists Honored

PAPA Visual Artists Leslie Bello Garcia and Daniela Basista were honored last night at the University of New Mexico’s exhibition for Young Artists. The judges (all UNM Fine Arts Faculty) reviewed over 280 entries from 22 different New Mexico schools and selected 90 artworks for the exhibition~with a 30% acceptance rate, the 2019 UNM Young […]

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PAPA Visual Artists Honored

PAPA Visual Artists Leslie Bello Garcia and Daniela Basista were honored last night at the University of New Mexico’s exhibition for Young Artists. The judges (all UNM Fine Arts Faculty) reviewed over 280 entries from 22 different New Mexico schools and selected 90 artworks for the exhibition~with a 30% acceptance rate, the 2019 UNM Young […]

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December 12, 2019

Today during the announcements we are highlighting the celebration of Hanukkah. According to kidskonnect.com we learn that, Hanukkah is  an eight-day festival of religious observance by Jews across the world. Hanukkah celebrates the victory of Jewish troops led by Judah Maccabee over the Greek soldiers, the miracle of purified oil, which lit Menorah for eight days […]

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December 11, 2019

Today during the announcements we are highlighting the celebration Kwanzaa.  History.com states that Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, […]

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December 10, 2019

Today during the announcements we are highlighting the celebration St. Lucia Day.     St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the […]

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December 9, 2019

Thank you PAPA Community for your support. PAPA’s Charter has been renewed for another five years! Today during the announcements we are highlighting the celebration of Fiesta of our Lady of Guadalupe.  The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe) is a popular Catholic feast that celebrates the belief that a man encountered the Virgin Mary, Mexico’s patron saint, in […]

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December 6, 2019 and Weekly Panda

Link to Weekly Panda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm84hpUhR6k&list=PL0YieGCbF5QJ5FEoe_H7ZkG3exMJxoEHB&index=7 Diversi-Tree – PAPA has a tree in the main entry that will represent different cultures and celebrations that our students celebrate.  Students are welcome to add to the tree a decoration that represents their culture or a celebration that takes place in December.  Student need to put their name and […]

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December 5, 2019

Cold and Flu Season is here! Do not share drinks, food or eating utensils and wash your hands often! Don’t miss the Holiday Choir Concert tomorrow at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church. Middle School Student Council will be selling pencil pals! What are pencil pals? They are little animals that wrap around your pencil. $2 […]

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December 4, 2019

Cold and Flu Season is here! Do not share drinks, food or eating utensils and wash your hands often! Congrats to Jamie-Lynn Poncho, 3rd place winner in New Mexico Wildlife Federation Youth Art Contest 2019!!! Follow the link to see her winning art: http://www.paparts.org/papa-artist-enjoys-the-outdoors/ Middle School Student Council will be selling pencil pals!What are pencil […]

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PAPA Artist Enjoys the Outdoors!

Please join us in congratulating PAPA Artist Jamie-Lynn Poncho! Her acrylic painting of “How I Enjoy the Outdoors” won third place in a state-wide youth art contest, sponsored by New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Thank you to NMWF for the opportunity! We’ll be displaying all of the NMWF Youth Art Contest submissions from PAPA on the […]

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