Bel-Air Parking Lot

PAPA Parents!  Please help!  We are getting a lot of complaints from our neighbors next door at Bel Air about parents parking in the wrong areas while they are trying to dismiss students.  There was an incident yesterday where one of our parents blocked the Bel Air crosswalk. Apparently, the parent refused to move and was rude to the Bel Air staff.  Please don’t do this!!  They release at 2:45pm.  If you come early, but do not get a space in the PAPA parking lot, just find a space to park in the Bel Air lot.  It is a real safety issue for their students if the crosswalks and driveway is blocked.  Thank you for your understanding!

Awesome News!

Taylor Williamson won first prize in the Student under 18 division of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Photography Competition for his photo “Badlands.” It will be published in the next issue of O’Keeffe Magazine next month.

PAPA’s ‘Top Five’ High School Reward

In an effort to reward academic excellence, we will be offering a discounted academic trip to Los Angeles to the top five academic students in grades 9 – 12 for first semester grades.  For a low cost of $150 (plus $$ for food), students will:

Travel by Amtrak to Los Angeles, California

Tour historic Union Station

Tour La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum

Visit LA’s Historic Farmer’s Market and The Grove (a Hollywood “A” lister’s ‘place to be seen’)

Tour Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a complex of multiple art museums)

Stay at the Park Plaza Lodge Hotel

The cost to students includes: train fare, hotel fees, and museum entrances.  Students will need additional funds for their meals and snacks.

The trip is planned for January 16 – 19, 2014 and will be chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Benavides and Mrs. Weems, and 2 parent volunteers.


Please contact me with any questions about this opportunity.

Thank you,
Daphne Benavides
Assistant Director
Public Academy for Performing Arts
3000 Adams St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112