March 5, 2020

We have a few VOLUNTEER opportunities left for PAPA Alumni, retired PAPA teachers, PAPA parents current PAPA Juniors or Seniors for Spring Dance Concert if you can help:


Are you interested in helping supervise backstage? If you do this, you “work” backstage one performance and then I will give you a ticket to see the show another time (since you can’t watch the show when you’re backstage).


Do you want to Usher? You have to be there by 6:00pm. Please wear a white top and a black skirt or pants. You’ll have a formal training or review with the House Manager, you pass out programs, direct people to bathrooms and to their seat. After the show, you’ll pick up programs and things left behind.


Do you want to help w/ Flower Sales (only Thurs or Friday)?  You wrap the flowers that we have for sale pre-show and at intermission. . . .quickly and neatly!  You have to be in the lobby no later than 6pm.


These FUN opportunities are first-come, first serve! Let me know ASAP and I’ll schedule you in. Send me an e-mail message with the job you’d like and the show day(s) you’re interested in. Please respond before noon:


We at PAPA value our partnership between school and home. In order to remain in communication during emergencies and non-emergencies it is so important to keep updated records.  Please keep us updated on changes to home addresses, new cell phone numbers, email addresses, new job, custody issues or emergency contacts. We would like to express to you how important it is to keep your child’s information up to date with our school.  If your information has changed please contact the Registrar’s Office at (505) 830-3128 ex. 6 to update your demographics in our Student Information System.

for advanced guitar “CADENZA” are being held all next week.  Please see Mr. Morales for audition material and please sign up for a time slot on the sign up sheet outside the guitar room.


Attention PAPA community,

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.  Dayana  became a student at PAPA when she started 6th grade. She took classes in a number of performing arts, but her main focus was Dance.  Dayana’s positive personality and dedication to community was admirable. Her smile and optimism was contagious. Dayana passed away her senior year at PAPA. May her spirit live on as we honor students through this community service award.  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.

Tickets for Spring Dance Concert 2020 are on Sale NOW!

Purchase your 2020 Spring Dance DVD
Please return the form to Ms. Hudson in the Film Studio with your payment by 3.13.2020. We only burn as many DVD’s as we sell. After the 13th, you will not be able to purchase them. You CAN pay with a credit card over the phone to Jackie Danfelser (505) 830-3150, our Business Manager. Make sure to give us your name, your dancer’s name, and a good contact phone number.


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 2pm. 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!

High school juniors and seniors interested in spending a week with the FBI in Albuquerque are encouraged to apply for the agency’s Teen Academy, which will be held June 8-12, 2020. Deadline is April 15th – here’s the link:


NM Tech is sponsoring a Summer STE2M Experience for current sophomores and juniors. Students will either attend the week of June 14th – 19th or July 12th – 17th, depending on which academic course they are interested in participating in. Please see links sent home or PAPA Academics page for more information.

Brochure –

Application –

What’s for LUNCH today?

Orange Chicken, Brown Rice, Veggie Egg Roll, Steamed Broccoli & Carrots, Mandarins, Salad Bar and Milk.

Link to Lunch menu: