March 12, 2020

A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
Helen Keller

PAPA’s Thespian Troupe is performing Tracks by Peter Tarsi on March 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7pm, with an additional matinee performance on the 14th at 1pm. Funny. Bold. Thought provoking. See what happens when a group of strangers are forced to face their own mortality, and wrestle with the age old question: What happens after we die? The performances will take place in the PAPA Cafe. Tickets are $5. Don’t miss it!

Juniors!  We will be reviewing your ASVAB scores on Monday, March 16th, during 3rd, 4th, & 6th periods in Mr. Ocken’s U.S. History classes.  If you do not have a U.S. History class, please plan to attend his class 4th or 6th period.


Also, on Monday, March 16th PAPA will be hosting it’s Spring ACT/SAT workshop from 4:30-6:30 in the Cafe.  This event is open to Sophomores and Juniors only.  Please sign up on Ms. Maestas’s door to attend, and be sure to attend if you sign up, as free pizza will be provided.


Juniors and your families please attend the Transition to Senior Year  Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th in the Cafe at either 3:30 or 5:00 pm. During the meeting, we will approve course registration and Next Step Plans and review important information about high school credits, assessment and graduation requirements and events.


The Middle School reward dance is next Wednesday, March 18 from 4:30-5:30. If you “made the grade” you will get an invitation soon. Parents watch for a link to the Sign-up for food donations.


Thank you parents for completing the 2019-2020 Quality of Education & Family Engagement Survey.  Parents – please fill this out and have your student return it to their 2nd period teacher.  Classes that have 100% participation will be awarded a prize! We value your feedback and thank you for your time in doing so. All surveys are due back to school Monday March 23rd.

We would like to invite teens and adults to learn from out guest speaker Rebecca Ezechukwu, a Ph.D Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor Dept. of Psychiatry.  She is a guest of the SAC/SHAC team TODAY at 3:30 in room 2.  She will be holding a presentation on stress, healthy stress, atypical behavior and how to help our teenagers.

Prom tickets
on sale today at lunch in Ms Layton’s room. FRESHMAN you are only allowed to attended if you are invited by an upper classmen. This week tickets for $30 solo or $45 a couple. These prices WILL INCREASE so purchase this week at lunch.

PAPA will have an opening on the Governing Council in June. The term varies depending on open position (1-3 years). The commitment is 5+ hours per month. Duties include monthly meetings and service on multiple committees (ie. Policy, Long-Range Planning, Performing Arts, Audit, Finance). If you are interested in serving or know of a candidate, the next step is to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Tamara Lopez (

It is time to submit nomination forms for the Dayana DIaz Community Service Award. Forms are available in the front office and on-line.  The deadline for nominations is March 31st. Link to nomination form:

Stickers, scrunchies, and friendship bracelets! You want them, we’ve got them! Support the PAPA Thespian Troupe by purchasing cool stickers, awesome scrunchies, and rad friendship bracelets on Wednesdays and Fridays in front of the Art Gallery Wall between 7th and 8th period. Prices start at $1.

Purchase your 2020 Spring Dance DVD
Please return the form to Ms. Hudson in the Film Studio with your payment by 3.13.2020. Make sure to give us your name, your dancer’s name, and a good contact phone number.


What’s for LUNCH today?
Teriyaki Chicken, Brown rice w/ Veggies, Veggie eggroll, Steamed Broccoli & Carrots, Fruit Salad Bar and Milk.

If you would like to eat, please order during 2nd period, thank you.


Link to Lunch menu: