February 7, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month!
As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we want to introduce you to a special woman who is a wonderful example of creating change in the world through personal education, creativity, and commitment.  Meet Marian Rogers Croak, a former Senior Vice President for application and services infrastructure for AT&T.  Ms. Croak has been granted 100 patents with an additional 100 under review with the US Patent Office.  She managed over 2,000 world class engineers and computer scientists.  Ms. Croak grew up in New York City and went to college in California where she attended Princeton University and University of Southern California and earned a PhD in social psychology and quantitative analysis.  Ms. Croak’s father influenced her success when she was a child by pushing Marian to pursue her passion for science through as many creative ways as possible, including allowing her to build a chemistry lab in their home.  Ms. Croak’s work has impacted AT&T’s enterprise, consumer, mobility services leading to the creation of new apps and services.  Her quest for human rights has her sitting on the board of the Holocaust and Human Rights Educational Center in New Jersey.  She also was inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame and was honored with the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year award.  Ms. Croak now works for Google where she is the Vice President for Engineering.  Pursue your passions!

Coffee with PAPA Admin!
Join us for Coffee and Snacks tomorrow at 8am in the Teacher’s Lounge – Casual, uninterrupted time to talk about budget, calendar, ideas…and of course have coffee and snacks!

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.


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 TONIGHT, 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!


Progress Reports

Friday, February 8th (yes that’s tomorrow) 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
This Valentine’s Day is going to be MUSHY; Middle School Student Council is officially sold out of Squishies! Thank you to those who purchased Mushy Grams- they will be delivered during 5th period on Valentine’s Day.


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

-Breakfast Tomorrow:, Wild Blueberry Muffins, Craisins, 100% Juice, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

-Lunch today: :  Chicken Fried Rice, Edamame vegetables,  Fortune cookie, Mandarin Oranges , 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!

Research demonstrates that school breakfast can:

✓ Boost your academic performance, grades and test scores

✓ Increase your concentration, alertness, comprehension and memory consumption

Please join us for breakfast – tomorrow and every school day from 7:30 to 7:50am in the Café!


-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


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.


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

Aggie Experience | New Mexico State University


We think you will be hungry at lunchtime, so join us at Taos Resturant as you enjoy some of our culinary creations! Don’t worry, we will pick up the tab as long as you clean your table.


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

Meet UNM 2019 | University of New Mexico


Home; Gallery; Agenda; Info; FAQ’s; Parking; Campus Tour; Contact Us


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