January 10, 2020

Report Cards were mailed home yesterday!

PAPA is a tag and graffiti free zone. Report tagging anonymously – forms available in the front office. See something – say something!

Superlative Vote to begin officially today – questions – see Ms Hudson.

Dual credit students, please come by Ms. Maestas’s office Monday during 2nd, 4th and 6th periods on Monday to get your books for your classes.  Thank you!

Stickers, scrunchies, and friendship bracelets will be on sale Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 7th period in front of the Art Wall starting next week! Items cost anywhere from 1 to 3 dollars. Come support PAPA Thespian Troupe by purchasing a cool sticker, a colorful scrunchy or or a rad bracelet. Again, that’s Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s after 7th period in front of the Art Wall starting next week.


SENIORS! As you know, December 20 was the LAST day for EVERYTHING.  At this point in time, you should have turned in completed and updated tech notes, have your video to Ms. Hudson, have your edited and final music to Mr. Torrez, have your artist/bio statement updated & complete and have your piece FINISHED and solidified.  Your costume decisions should have been made and purchased and you should still be rehearsing your piece (in costume and/or with props) to make sure it’s polished and perfect.  You’ll only have ONE full run-through on the 21st and then you’ll perform.  Make sure your timing is DOWN!


The show is in just over a month – The music, light cues, tech notes, and other things will be turned in to the people we hired on Monday, January 13.  Changes cannot be made after this date unless they are at the discretion of our technical crew because your notes were unclear or cannot be done.


Tickets will be on sale soon!


High School students
, if you are planning a visit or to attend an event at a college, conservatory or other institute or program, you must make arrangements before your visit with Ms. Maestas by providing her with a completed Student Activities Absence Approval Request form and the documentation outlined on the form, in order for your absence for such visit or event to be excused.  Please contact Ms. Maestas with any questions about such visits or events.


Middle School Students – Have you ever wanted to go to the Upside down?!?! NJHS and MSSC are selling tickets during at lunch in front of Mr. Power’s office and in Ms Ingham’s Room before and after school for the Snow Ball on TONIGHT!

The Middle School Reward Dance will be Wednesday, January 15th from 4:30-5:30 pm. Students will receive invitations if they had no D’s or F’s for their Quarter 2 (not semester) Grades.  Invitations will go out today in your science classes. Hope you all earned your chance to come to enjoy our “Onesie” dance!

If you have a sibling or know anyone interested in attending PAPA next year the lottery window Opens January 13th – that’s this Monday. As part of the application process all students are urged to complete an essay “What strengths would you bring to Public Academy for Performing Arts?” (no word count requirement) and encouraged to attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher, arts instructor or other community member or leader who is familiar with the student’s performing art(s) area of interest.  Submission is to gauge performing arts interest and will in no way effect lottery placement.

High School Student Council’s Winter Ball is coming up on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. All high school students please join us for our Winter Getaway at 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Location is at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living Community Building at 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Layton’s classroom, #15, during high school lunch Ticket prices: Early bird single is $20 and couples $25 – this price ends TODAY and as of the 13th thru the 17th prices for singles are $25 and couples are $30. If you plan on bringing an out of school guest please be sure to pick up an Out-of-School Student Form from the front office and return the completed and signed form to Ms. Layton no later than Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.

PAPA Middle School Theatre presents Improv Night! If you need a laugh, if you want to see something weird and brave, come see Improv Night! next week on Thursday and Friday at 7pm in the PAPA Cafe. The show lasts an hour and only costs $1 to enter. Again, tickets are $1 (cash only) at the door. Seating is limited, so come early.

What’s for LUNCH today?

Bean n’ Cheese Burrito, Spanish Rice, Steamed Peas & Carrots, Watermelon Raisels, Salad Bar and Milk.


Everyone needs to order lunch each day if you plan to eat and if you order lunch come and get it. Thanks


Middle School!!!! No tray outside! Please do not leave without a lunch aide checking your tables. Enjoy your lunch and then clean up. Thank you!

Link to Lunch menu: