May 3, 2018

Lunch today:
Chicken Egg Roll

Steamed Broccoli & Carrot

Rice w/ Veggies

Apple Slices


*Election for High School Student Council will take place during High School Lunch for 9th , 10th, and 11th grade on Friday May 4th – that’s tomorrow!  8th Grade students will vote during their History classes tomorrow.


*Presidential Candidates speeches will be today after Announcements…..Cassidy Cantu, Fermin Gonzales, Cailyn Parsons, Jennifer Vigil. The following students are also running for Student Council:


Taryn Penny for Treasurer

Araceli Lopez and Reina Quezada for Vice President


*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 TODAY, 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 …

*There will be a Piano Concert tonight and a Guitar Concert tomorrow, both at the 7pm at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center.

*Juniors the deadline to take the June SAT is today.


*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.


*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.

Coming Up:

• Yearbook Signing Party – May 7, 2pm, PAPA Cafe

  • PTSO Meeting – May 8, 5:30pm, Teacher’s Lounge
  • Senior Farewell Concert at the All School Awards – May 10, 6:00pm, UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
  • Class of 2018 Graduation – May 11, 6:00pm, UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
  • Eighth Grade Promotion – May 17, 6:00pm, Congregation Albert
  • Last Day of School – May 18