February 13, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month
Tony Weaver, Age 23

Founder and CEO of Weird Enough Productions, Tony Weaver works to correct the misrepresentation of young men of color in media. A Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, Weaver’s short films and web comics have been making waves in media. By offering positive representations of black men, Weaver aims to combat all the issues that negative public perception can lead to: economic disadvantage, police aggression, longer jail sentences, and a distorted sense of black achievement.  In addition to creating its own content, Weird Enough Productions works on media literacy education, empowering youth to create projects that fulfill their own artistic ambitions.


Tony Weaver


Tony Weaver on the #ForbesUnder30 2018 30 Under 30 – Education list


Stop and Smell the Roses and Carnations

High school student council will be selling carnations and roses for Valentine’s Day delivery. You can buy your flowers in Ms. Blackwell’s room during Mid or High school lunch. The cost is $2/ carnation or 3 for $5, and $3/ rose or 2 for $5.


Do you struggle with Math?

UNM Continuing Education is offering a 5-week Learning to Love Math class for high school students starting February 23rd.  Visit MathNM.wordpress.com or see Ms. Maestas for a flyer.


NHS is hosting a week of appreciation


Today: appreciate your friends! Give them a hug and tell them you appreciate them!


Tomorrow: Valentine’s Day! Appreciate love!


Friday: appreciate yourself and come in your fancy attire!


**Please order lunch for today after announcements. Teachers will be taking lunch counts daily

-Breakfast Tomorrow
:  Yogurt parfait, granola, fruit, 100% fruit juice, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

-Lunch today:
Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, green beans, garlic bread stick, applesauce and fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

**If you want to eat lunch today, tell your teacher.

**Teachers please enter the number of students for lunch into PowerSchool ASAP, thanks!

Health, wellness and good eats for you!

Choose a variety of lean protein foods: Meat, poultry, seafood, dry beans or peas, eggs, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the protein foods group. Seafood has protein, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids (heart-healthy fat). Everyone should try to eat at least eight ounces a week of a variety of seafood.


-Link to breakfast and lunch menu:

Food Services


Paint Night Fundraiser

PAPA Visual Art is having another paint night fundraiser with “Relax…It’s Just Art!” on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5pm-7pm at Catopia Cat Rescue Cafe. Catopia will be selling food and drinks before and during the event.

You can arrive early at Catopia and spend time with the rescue cats, all of whom are up for adoption!


Tickets are $30 each, and include a large canvas, materials, paint, instruction, stencils, and clean-up. You’ll take your painting home at the end of the event.


Seating is limited, so please sign up today! Payment is due when you sign up. You can pay cash, check, or card to Jackie Danfelser in the PAPA business office OR exact change/check to Ms. Beck. Please make checks out to PAPA. All proceeds go to buy more art materials and supplies for PAPA Visual Art.


I’ll send out a poster soon with an example of what we’ll be painting.


Thank you for your support!


For more info about Catopia, please visit https://www.catopiacatcafe.com/

Catopia Cat Cafe


Catopia Cat Café is an entertaining and relaxing environment for cats and the people who love them. Please visit us at 8001 Wyoming NE, Suite C-5 in Paseo Village, and enjoy a unique, fun, therapeutic experience interacting with cats in our spacious and comfortable cat room.

For more info about PAPA’s Paint Night with “Relax…It’s Just Art”, please contact Ms. Beck at jbeck@paparts.org

to the fantastic PAPA artists who won this year’s art contest for Spring Dance Concert!  Check out PAPA’s Facebook page to see each artist’s work.

1st place: Ashely Ramos

2nd place: Brendan Oberg

3rd place: Sally Vogel

Winners will have their art featured in the Dance Concert Program + other prizes.  Thanks to EVERYONE who participated.


PAPA Spirit Gear

PAPA Parents, Students & Alumni!  There have been several requests for “PAPA” logo clothing so we now present to you:  “Spirit Gear” will have the following items available for purchase until the end of February.  All sales are online.  Items will be delivered to the school free of charge after Spring Break or can be delivered to your home for an additional shipping fee.



Tickets for 5 6 7 8 : the PAPA Spring Dance Concert are on sale now!  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the NHCC box office, NOT at PAPA. This show will sell out, so get your tickets now!


PAPA’s Dance Department presents

5 6 7 8 : Spring Dance Concert

Thursday, March  7 & Friday, March 8


Tickets $7/$12/$17

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th Street SW




PAPA Lottery

Here is a link to the Application:



Art to Remember at PAPA:

Order forms will be sent home to parents/guardians on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Order forms are due to Ms. Beck on Friday, March 8, 2019

Order forms are available in English and Spanish.

Don’t forget to share your online order code with extended family, friends, and art lovers!

You can select FREE shipping to PAPA or pay to have items shipped to any home address.


Questions: Please email jbeck@paparts.org


All proceeds will go to the PAPA Visual Arts department.

Thank you so much for your continued support,


Coder Career

Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.  Applications are open to 9th, 10th and 11th graders and are due April 15th.  See link in email sent home.