February 14, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Dr. Crumpler was the first African-American woman physician in the United States. Born in 1831, Dr. Crumpler first worked as a nurse in Massachusetts between 1852 and 1860. She was accepted to New England Female Medical College and earned an M.D. in 1864. She practiced medicine in Boston and Richmond, Virginia, primarily working with the poor, who had limited access to medical care. In 1883, Dr. Crumpler published a renowned book, Book of Medical Discourses In Two Parts, which many believe is the first medical text written by an African-American author.



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: Valentine’s Day! Appreciate love!


Tomorrow: appreciate yourself and come in your fancy attire!


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

-Breakfast Tomorrow
:  Bagel bites, fruit, 100% fruit juice, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

-Lunch today: Orange chicken, steamed veggies, rice, pears 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!

-Link to breakfast and lunch menu:


Health, wellness and good eats for you!

A healthy diet is a diet that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, macronutrients, micronutrients, and adequate calories.

-Link to breakfast and lunch menu:


Food Services – Public Academy for Performing Arts


Breakfast Menu. Lunch Menu Fuel for Success a letter from Mrs Winn Albuquerque Journal Legal Notice July 1, 2018 NSLP_SBP PAPA Wellness Policy and Plan 2018-2019


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 Cafe


Albuquerque’s only cat cafe providing a fun and relaxing place to hang out with cats and friends. The adoptable cats are friendly and hilarious and can be themselves in the homelike environment. Visitors can enjoy free WiFi, comfy spots to sit, and delicious locally sourced snacks and drinks.

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.




Your school, group or team logo printed onto spirit wear t-shirts and other custom garments. Mascots and logo artwork free for elementary school, middle school, high school as well as teams and groups.


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.


Summer STEM :: Admissions :: USNA


The Naval Academy Summer STEM tuition is $550 per student. This includes room and board, meals, activities and local transportation. Campers should plan to bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.