May 2, 2018

Lunch today:
Baked Mac n’


Romaine Salad w/

Cherry Tomato & Broccoli

Sweet Peas

Garlic Breadstick



*Anything left in the Lost and Found after today this Wednesday will be donated to charity.

*Today Ms. Michelle will be having Midweek Mindfulness during middle school and high school lunch. Join us outside in front of the school under the Sycamore tree for a relaxing mindfulness origami project. Make sure to finish your lunch first, mindfulness will begin promptly at 12:15 and 1:15. Next week will be the very last Midweek Mindfulness of the year- only two more left! Hope to see you there!

*Please congratulate Walker Dodson-Sands for photography and Alex Roche for animation. They both placed in the annual competition we will be attending next Tuesday 5.8.18.

*Are you in 6th or 7th grade? Have you ever wanted to make a difference and give back to your school and community? If the answer is “yes!”, then run for office in Middle School Student Council! To run you must attend our officer workshop TOMORROW, Thursday, May 3rd during lunch in Ms. Sundstrom’s room, room 11. Grab your lunch and join us to find out the ins and outs of the jobs and how to run! Help us make the 2018-2019 school year one to remember!

*PTSO NEWS: We are looking for a few parents to head the PTSO after this school year.  If you are interested please make plans to attend the next PTSO meeting on Tuesday 05/08/18 at 5:30pm. Thank you!  Jennifer and Ri

Please see Ms. Beck to buy a PANDA PRIDE shirt or tote! Thanks to support from New Mexico’s Department of Health (OSHA), shirts & totes are only $10 each! Shirts & totes are black and 100% cotton. Exact change is appreciated, or a check made out to PAPA. Sales will support our continued work with Safe Zones & LGBTQ+ events at PAPA.
Link to logo design:

PAPA Student’s Art Featured on T-shirts and Totebags – Public Academy for Performing Arts

PAPA student Jessica Vigil (Jessica Vigil) won 2nd place in the “Safe Zone” contest. Her design features an inclusive gender neutral Panda to show support of the LGBTQ+ community, and it is now featured on shirts and tote bags.   Please see Ms. Beck to buy a PANDA PRIDE shirt or tote!   Thanks to support …

*PAPA students as the weather warms up, please be mindful of our very reasonable dress code. Make sure your clothes are school ready.  The dress code is outlined in the student/parent handbook. Thank you for dressing for success.  Link to handbook:

*There will be a Piano Concert May 3rd and a Guitar Concert May 4th, both at the 7pm at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center.


PUBLIC ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS (PAPA) PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK 2017-2018 (Updated 6/27/17) PAPA VISION The Public Academy for Performing Arts will be a small, supportive

*Juniors, if you haven’t taken the ACT yet this year, you need to see Ms. Maestas by 3 pm today to sign up.  Also, the deadline to take the June SAT is this Thursday, May 3rd.


*Hey, there’s a $1,000 Scholarship for Juniors AND Seniors due May 22nd!  It’s the B. Davis Scholarship.  The link is being sent home, and it is on the PAPA website under About Us, then Academics, or see Ms. Maestas for more details.


*Are you interested in working as an actor/extra – read all about it on the PAPA website:

Working as an Actor/Extra

*Spring Dance DVDs will be distributed during lunch only outside Ms Lopez’s office. They will not be available for pick up except during lunch.

* Anything left in the Lost and Found after Lunch today will be donated to charity.