Announcements Week of 10/4/21

Public Academy for Performing Arts

Announcements for the week of 10/4/21:

  • PAPA is hosting a COVID Vaccine and Flu Shot Clinic this Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  Any student or person (12 and older) may get their COVID vaccine with a parent permission form available in the front office and here: COVID Permission Form 21.22 (1).pdf .  Flu shots for students and adults are available for free for people with the following insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Western Sky Community Care, Molina, or Liberty. Here are the forms; IMP-VFC-VaccineAdminForm-PartB-EN.pdf , Adult Vaccine consent form 2019 Eng (1) (1).pdf . Please return your form to the front office so we can be sure to reserve your vaccine.

  • No School for Fall Break on October 7th and 8th and Teacher In-Service is on October 11th (No School for Students).

  • Here is a link to current COVID testing sites,  You can sign up for an appointment from curative here:, or order a no-cost vault test to complete at home here: Be sure to contact the school if your student is feeling unwell.

  • The annual fundraiser carnival is happening on October 22nd from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Admission to the Panda Bam-Boo! is $10 and includes 5 tickets and admission to see the talent show happening from5 pm- 6 pm on the outdoor performance space. Proceeds from the carnival benefit student groups, organizations, and our PTSO.

  • The PAPA PTSO is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Please support our students and the arts by helping us with this fundraiser. You can contact the PTSO at  We need your help! Donations are needed for the Mystery Bags at the carnival. Gift cards/certificates, $10-$15 preferred.

  • Here are other items the school is seeking to support the BamBOO! Please sign up for one or more items to donate to the event. Thank you!

  • The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) measure what students learn in school, determine if students are on track for college success and open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. The PSAT is taking place on PAPA’s campus on October 13th. All 10th graders and select 11th graders will be participating in this state-mandated exam. If you are testing please get a good night’s sleep before the test, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive at school by 7:45 am. Remember to bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator.

  • Please check the table by the front door outside the main office for your items.  All items left after Wednesday, October 6th will be donated to Good Will.

  • PAPA will welcome Summer Labog to the teaching staff in the last week of October. Ms. Labong is a passionate licensed professional math teacher from the Philippines with over 14 years of educational excellence in Junior and High school environments. Her areas of expertise include Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics, Probability, and Trigonometry. We are calling on our PAPA community to welcome her and her family to the United States, New Mexico, and our school.  We recognize that moving a household to a new country is an enormous task and ask on her behalf for gift contributions to her household to help with household essentials like linens, and small appliances. If you would like to contribute a gift card to Ms. Labog please bring it to the front office labeled for New Geometry Teacher Ms. Labog.

Have a great week!

-PAPA Office Staff