January 9, 2020

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

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

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 January 10th 2020, 6 to 9 – that’s tomorrow!

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 TOMORROW in your science classes. Parents will get a link for food and water donations sent home. Hope you all earned your chance to come to enjoy our “Onesie” dance!

Explora has openings for paid internships for high school Sophomores and some Juniors. No work experience necessary. Applications are due January 15th. Visit https://www.explora.us/yip/ or see Ms. Maestas for the application!

If you have a sibling or know anyone interested in attending PAPA next year the lottery window Opens January 13th. 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. If you have any questions, please contact High School Student Council via email hssc@paparts.net or by calling 505-830-3128 ext. 24620. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Layton’s classroom, #15, during high school lunch beginning Tuesday, January 7th until Friday, January 17th. Ticket prices are as follows: Early bird single is $20 and couples $25 – this price ends Friday, January 10th 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.

GAME NIGHT in the Studio Cafe!
February 13, 2020
4:00 – 6:00pm
$2 admission
$1 admission (if you bring your own board or card game)
Games HAVE to be appropriate! This is a family-friendly community event open to all ages!

After school rehearsals for the musical do not start until February. See Mr Heard for a rehearsal schedule.

What’s for LUNCH today – breakfast for lunch!
French Toast w/ Syrup, Taterbucks, Turkey Sausage, Food Court Smoothie, Fresh Fruit, 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 trays outside and please raise your hand and a lunch aide will check your table, then you may leave.

Link to Lunch menu: