February 4, 2019

Intent to Return
There are still 108 students who have not returned the Intent to Return form! If you will be returning to PAPA next year please turn in your Intent to Return form by Friday, February 15, 2019. Remember if you have  a sibling that wants to attend PAPA they must turn in a Lottery Application before February 28, 2019. – Please note the Intent to Return form is not a lottery application.

Intent to Return to form:


February is Black History Month, a time to recognize and honor the Black men and women (and children)  who’ve fought for a more equal and just society.  It is also a time to reflect and continue working to make our communities and country stronger.  We are proud of our diversity at PAPA and want to use this month to recognize African American individuals from the past and today that you may not have heard of, but have promoted equality and made a difference for all in our communities.  The first historical individual was a 15 year old named Claudette Colvin.  This is her story:

Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, a then 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did the same. On March 2, 1055, Colvin was taking the bus home from high school when the driver ordered her to give up her seat, according to NPR, Colvin refused, saying she paid her fare and it was her constitutional right, but was then arrested by two police officers. Colvin later became the main witness in the federal lawsuit Browder v. Gayle, which ended segregation on public transportation in Alabama.

Progress Reports
Friday, February 8th (yes this Friday) is the end of the Progress Report grading period.

Grades are due by 8:00 am on Monday and Progress Reports will be sent home with students Monday afternoon.

Mushy Grams
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it’s time to be mushy and get your friends and special someone a Squishy! Middle School Student Council is selling Mushy Grams through February 12th. Regular Squishies cost $2.00 and special Glitter Squishies are ONLY $2.25, while supplies last! Squishies will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during fifth period. Make sure to have your friend’s first and last name, 5th period teacher, and stop by Mr. Simpson’s room during Middle School lunch to get yours!


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.



PAPA High School Theatre

“Romeo! Romeo! … For real, though, where is this dude, Romeo?!?” PAPA High School Theatre is presenting “Romeo and Juliet” this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6pm in the PAPA Cafe. Tickets are $5 cash at the door. Seating is first come first serve. Come watch Shakespeare’s best known Romantic Comedy turned Bloody Tragedy. PAPA’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” has it all: heavy metal, teen angst, love, slow motion fight sequences, death. So mark your calendars and tell your friends. You won’t want to miss it!

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


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

-Breakfast Tomorrow: Mini Blueberry Pancakes

w/Syrup, Banana, 100% fruit juice, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

-Lunch today: Cheese Quesadilla, Salsa, Seasoned Fries

Pinto Beans, Chilled Peaches, 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: http://www.paparts.org/food-services/

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

Fill your Tank
Hey kids did you know that we now offer breakfast, if you get here between 730 and 750am come and get some yummy breakfast and fill your tank with nutrition that will keep you full till lunch!

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.


College Exploration
High school students, do you want to tour local colleges? Tour opportunities are coming up in February and March at NMSU, UNM, ENMU and IAIA.  See the PAPA Academics page or follow the links emailed home.


NMSU (Las Cruces) & NM Tech (Socorro) Feb. 18th https://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu/ & https://apply.nmt.edu/portal/research_day?id=5a4012d4-6853-481f-98c0-732b533df53d


UNM (Albuquerque) Feb. 23rd http://admissions.unm.edu/meetunm/


IAIA (Santa Fe) March 1st https://iaia.edu/event/iaia-spring-visit-day/


ENMU Junior Preview (Portales) March 23rd https://www.enmu.edu/admission/events/junior-preview-day

2nd Annual Talent Hunt Competition
Open to NM High School Students will be held February 17 from 3:30 to 5:30pm at UNM Continuing Education Center. Categories music, spoken word, dance and visual art. For online signup and more information nmblackhistorymonth.com or 407-6784