January 30, 2019

Proper Disposable of Feminine Products
Please do not put any feminine products down the toilets. Use the receptacles provided! It just cost PAPA hundreds of dollars to unplug the sewer line in the Choir/Orchestra Building.

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 February 1st through 12th- you heard that right- they go on sale THIS Friday! 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!

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

High school students!! Winter Ball is here!!
This year’s Ice Ball will be held this February 1st at the NHCC Salon Ortega from 7-10:30 p.m. Ticket sales will go through the 1st out of Ms. Blackwell’s room during high school lunch! Ticket prices are $25/individual and $40/couple.
**Please order lunch for today after announcements. Teachers will be taking lunch counts daily.

-Breakfast tomorrow: 

Strawberry yogurt parfait, granola, 100% fruit juice, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

-Lunch today:

Baked mac n cheese, garlic breadstick, romaine salad, broccoli, tangerines, 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:


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!

Intent to Return

There are still 130 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:


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

Job/Volunteer Opportunities

Do you need a job or volunteer opportunity to round out college and scholarship applications? Attend One Albuquerque’s 2019 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair on Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Link will be emailed home https://www.cabq.gov/youth-connect/one-albuquerque-youth-job-volunteer-fair

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.