21st Century Public Academy Receives 2019 Best of Albuquerque Award

Press Release


Albuquerque Award Program Honors the Achievement

ALBUQUERQUE September 17, 2019 — 21ST CENTURY PUBLIC ACADEMY has been selected for the 2019 Best of Albuquerque Award in the School category by the Albuquerque Award Program.

Each year, the Albuquerque Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Albuquerque area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Albuquerque Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Albuquerque Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Albuquerque Award Program

The Albuquerque Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Albuquerque area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Albuquerque Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Albuquerque Award Program


Albuquerque Award Program Email: PublicRelations@2019managementbest-ofselection.com

URL: http://www.2019managementbest-ofselection.com

APS School Choice Fair Featuring Magnet and Charter Schools

Click here for more information: https://www.aps.edu/news/aps-school-choice-fair-featuring-magnet-and-charter-schools

9/16/19 GC Minutes

Members Present: Virginia Trujillo, President
Art Silva, Vice President
Kathy Webb, Secretary
Elizabeth Piazza, Member
Victoria Tafoya, Member
Members Absent: Evalyn Dow, Member
Guests: Mary Tarango

Bianca Belmonte-Sapien, Principal
Kathy Potter
Zach Kirchkessner, Business Manager
Stephanie Garcia, Prospective Member (by phone)
Governance Council Called to Order by Virginia Trujillo @ 5:40 p.m.
Roll Call
 Quorum met
Approval of Agenda –
 Motion to approve agenda with corrections – Art Silva
2 nd . – Elizabeth Piazza
Motion Approved
Approval of Previous Governance Council (GC) Meeting Minutes
 Motion to approve minutes of August 19, 2019 – Art Silva
2 nd – Victoria Tafoya
Motion Approved
Open Forum – No Comments
Approval of BARS
 Motion to approve BARS – Kathy Webb
2 nd – Elizabeth Piazza
Motion Approved
Budget Reports
 Motion to approve Budget Reports for July & August, 2019 – Victoria Tafoya
2 nd – Art Silva
Motion Approved

Cash Disbursements
 Motion to approve Cash Disbursements – Kathy Webb
2 nd – Art Silva
Motion Approved
Bank Reconciliation
 Motion to approve Bank Reconciliation for July & August, 2019 – Kathy Webb
2 nd – Art Silva
Motion Approved
Depreciation Guidelines
 Motion to approve Depreciation Guidelines with change to meet IRS Guidelines
of 15 years – Victoria Tafoya
2 nd – Elizabeth Piazza
Motion Approved
Renewal Application
Bianca Belmonte-Sapien stated that questions were answered in application process. Site
visit by PED is scheduled for November 5, 2019.
Corrective Action Plan
Century 21 st met with APS on findings. APS wants Mary to approve all payroll liabilities
on a monthly basis. Zach stated that we are complying with financial corrections and
recommended policy changes have been implemented. There is another follow up
meeting with APS in January.
Principal’s Report
Feedback and Observation Walkthroughs and Walkabout Record – State’s new
evaluation system is due to PED 45 days after first day of school begins.
Registration Numbers 2019-2020 –
5 th Grade – (40)
6 th Grade – (102)
7 th Grade – (101)
8 th Grade – (86)
TOTAL – (329)
2 nd . Westside bus running South on Coors
Many families stated that they are very appreciative of school busses.
Officer Elections
Kathy Webb nominated Art Silva for Vice President
Art Silva nominated Kathy Webb for Secretary
 Motion to accept nominations – Victoria Tafoya
2 nd – Elizabeth Piazza
Motion Approved

Victoria Tafoya reviewed the requirements for adding a new member to the Governance
Council. There were no questions.

Next Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2019
Motion to adjourn – Art Silva
 2 nd . – Kathy Webb
Motion Approved
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

“Box Tops for Education” Changes

Dear 21st Century Families,

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by YOU scanning YOUR receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has a user-friendly Box Tops mobile app.  The app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.  You select 21ST CENTURY PUBLIC ACADEMY| School ID: 954737

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school by October 18, 2019. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet,  “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.

Thank you for helping our school get what it needs! BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP Today and scan your receipts within 10 days and the school automatically earns!

Please call me if you have any questions.

Box Tops Coordinator
(505) 206-3281