January 14, 2020

Your PAPA Filmmakers will be in 2nd period for announcements. I will call for them at 9:30AM. Please do NOT take their lunch count as I will be sending that to Jackie Mickey separately.


However, there are several PAPA Film student NOT going on the trip. DO take their lunch count.


Also, all students will be back in school for 6th period until the end of their regular day.

If you plan on returning to PAPA don’t forget to turn in your Intent to Return form that was mailed home with your report card. If you need a copy of the form swing by the front office or follow the link to the form:

Want to take a RISK and try your hand at UNO or another card game?  Or maybe you’d like to show off your vocabulary with scrabble or bananagrams.  Perhaps Monopoly, Catan or Trivial Pursuit is what you prefer.  PAPA Chess Club (meets Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm in Rm 3)!  Are you ready for a DUEL?  We challenge you!  Come to GAME NIGHT on February 13 in the Cafe!  It’s only $1 if you bring a game, or $2 if you come ready to play a game.  Fantastic food will be available for purchase.  4:00 to 6:00 pm.  


PAPA Dance Students interested in majoring in dance OR taking upper-level dance classes at the University of NM in the Fall have to audition on January 31, 2020 at UNM.  The audition day is 10:00am – 5:00pm.   Dancers will have to have a one-minute piece prepared and also be prepared to take classes.  If you are interested, you’ll need to submit a “Performing Arts Absence” pre-approval form and you’ll be excused from school.  Check the link for all details here: 


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! THIS 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.


Stickers, scrunchies, and friendship bracelets will be on sale Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 7th period in front of the Art Wall this 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.


The Middle School Reward Dance is tomorrow 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!

PAPA Lottery is Open Now – remember PAPA siblings must also fill out a lottery application. As part of the application process all students including PAPA siblings 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. 
Link to Lottery Application:

High School Student Council’s Winter Ball is coming this Saturday. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Layton’s classroom, #15, during high school lunch Ticket prices: 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 this Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.

Please join us for Clay Night at Creativity Warehouse on 01/24/20 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Link to Flyer:

What’s for LUNCH today?

Chicken sandwich, baked fries, ranch beans, apple and milk

Link to Lunch menu: