Announcements Week of 4/4/22

A message from PAPA: Announcements Week of 4/4/22

The Midtown Public Health Office in Albuquerque is hosting a spring vaccine event. This is a great way to make sure your child is up to date, especially incoming 7th graders. Shot Clinic

Are you stressed about your upcoming assessment? Do your friends need some encouragement? National Honors Society introduces you to friendship grams! Friendship grams will be sold April 4th- April 8th during middle and high school lunch for only $2! They include a pencil and a bouncy ball to brighten up your day! Parents, you may purchase your child a gram in the front office. Friendship grams will be delivered to 4th period classes on Monday April 11th.

Musical Theatre Presents: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. The show runs 04/07-04/09 at 7 PM with a special PG matinee at 2 PM on the 9th! Tickets are $10 for students and teachers and $15 for general admission. Get your tickets at!

Are you a soprano or alto with a great voice and desire to further your singing capabilities. Have you been active in singing organizations here at Public Academy for Performing Arts or others outside of school. Do you have basic skills in reading music? Do you play another instrument? Do you have the determination and passion to be part of Les Chanteuses (Treble Choir). Would you like to have the opportunity to do some travel? Come see Mr. Torrez during 4th period or during Lunch and audition. Audition includes singing a song of your choice, vocal exercise, sight reading and basic singing skills and range check. Open to 8th through 12th grade (next year students). Good luck! Auditions will go through April 15!

Once Upon a Time Prom is April 23, 2022, for sophomores, juniors, and seniors and Salt Yard East. Come see us at lunch to reserve your spot! ALL GUEST FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN BY APRIL 15 OR YOUR GUEST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND. You can buy your tickets now and then turn in the form later.
PAW-tential week is the week of April 11th, see google classroom for the full schedule of breakfast, mindfulness, testing and workshops. Be sure to bring a towel for PAW-tential Week for Yoga T & W

National Honor Society is hosting a “Get Work Done” party and tutoring session on April 19th in the cafe during 8th period.
Climate Crew is meeting on Thursday during middle school lunch in Ms. Cunningham’s classroom.

Here is an opportunity for high school leadership students to volunteer;

Here is a link for high school students to be a facilitator for Youth Council Diversity:

The Public Academy for Performing Arts Governing Council is seeking to fill 2 possible positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest that details why you are interested in serving on the Governing Council as well as background information and skills that you feel are relevant to the needs of the Public Academy for Performing Arts. A complete resume is also required. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Michael Power, Chair, Governing Council Nomination Committee no later than April 13, 2022. Nomination committee interviews will be scheduled shortly after the April 13, 2022, deadline.

The COVID infectious rate on campus for the last 4 weeks is 0%. If your child has COVID like symptoms please keep them home and contact the front office for current guidance. 505-830-3128. If your child has had a COVID vaccine or booster please bring their card to the office so we may make a copy for our records. You can also email a picture of it to

Dayna Diaz Award Community Service Award Application closes April 6th – Submit applications to the front office. In addition to serving as a student ambassador in at least one PAPA event during the school year, the recipient of this award must be a student in good academic and behavioral standing (academic standing based on New Mexico Activity Association guidelines and behavioral standing with no discipline referrals during the current year). It will be presented to a student or students who consistently demonstrate qualities of compassion for school peers and members of the greater community. The recipient(s) must have provided unpaid service during the current school year for at least (2) two organizations not affiliated with the school. Community service is not limited to performing arts, although it is highly encouraged. Award recipient(s) must also attend at least one community-based workshop, conference or event promoting social justice, diversity, safety, non-violence, or healthy habits. Staff, students, or community members can nominate students for this award. A nomination form is available in the office. A committee assigned by administration will determine the award recipients.

Please take a moment to answer our school’s Quality of Education and Title I Family Engagement Survey 2022. if you have not already done so. Your answers will be used to make sure we are doing our best to support our students to learn. Please only respond once per student. Thank you. The Survey is open until April 8th.

Tómese un momento para responder la Encuesta de calidad de la educación y participación familiar del Título I de nuestra escuela 2022. Sus respuestas se utilizarán para asegurarnos de que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a aprender. Por favor solo responda una vez por estudiante. Gracias.