Hispanic Parent Council

An Affinity Group of Albuquerque Academy

Newsletter Issue #3 - May 31, 2022

Commencement ~

In preparation for Commencement, the Hispanic Parent Council gathered to celebrate the successes of the year, as well as, put together gift bags for the 44 Hispanic/Latino graduating seniors. Included was a sarape sash that the students were invited to wear as a part of their cap and gown regalia. We are so proud of all of the graduating seniors and wish them well as they embark on their new academic, personal and professional journeys as Albuquerque Academy Alumni.
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Community Day ~

After a two year absence, Albuquerque Academy’s Community Day was back this past Spring and it was a huge success! The Hispanic Parent Council was thrilled to participate and engage with students, faculty, staff and other community members. We offered homemade Horchata, Churros and engaged students with identifying their heritage on a world map. We also had some DJ music representing our various Hispanic/Latino genres. Thank you to all the HPC members who donated items and volunteered for the day to make our table a beautiful representation of our diverse culture.

Multicultural Summer Honors Program ~

In February, some of our HPC members volunteered to help score applications for Albuquerque Academy’s Multicultural Summer Honors Program. Albuquerque Academy's Multicultural Summer Honors Program is a six-week summer program for academically talented and motivated African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students in the third and fourth grades. Up to 100 students are selected for this scholarship program that fosters a joy of learning and an appreciation for other cultures. Summer Honors scholarship recipients are introduced to Albuquerque Academy through academically challenging courses that not only encourage critical thinking and problem-solving strategies, but also enhance and refine each student's proficiency in core subjects. The applications were strong and the scoring decisions were tough, but once again, we thank our HPC members for giving back to our amazing school!


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Volunteering in the Classroom ~

There are so many ways to get involved and serve as a volunteer for the Academy school community. One way is to share your professional expertise in the classroom setting. Trial Attorney and HPC member, Ron Archibeque, coached and prepared students for their Mock Trial in Mr. Herrin's 7th grade class. Ron also served as the Judge in the Mock Trial as all the 7th grade students reenacted the story of Kit Carson. Career Day (in March) is another opportunity for HPC members to volunteer for and share their professional expertise.
Parent/Volunteer Ron Archibeque, Mock Trial Preparation in Mr. Herrin's 7th Grade Class

Meetings ~

The Hispanic Parent Council had a successful year of General Meetings. Deciding to remain virtual, the council had some great participation and speakers and hopes to build on that for the 2022-2023 school year. HPC General Meetings are scheduled for the Last Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm via Zoom (Zoom link is sent via email through the HPC list serve).

Committees also conduct additional meetings to work on specific projects and programs and we also gather a few times a year for social activities.

See our upcoming 2022-2023 General Meeting schedule below and come find out how you can become involved:

  • August 23rd - Community Day/Hispanic Heritage Month Committee Meeting - 6pm
  • August 30th - First General Meeting
  • September 27th
  • October 25th
  • November 29th
  • January 31st
  • February 28th
  • March 28th
  • April 25th
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2022-2023 HPC Chairs and Liaisons:

HPC Co-Chair - Matt Martinez - mmartinez913@comcast.net

HPC Co-Chair - Cristina Torres Archibeque - carchibeque@comcast.net

DCB Coordinator - Tomas Atencio-Pacheco - atencio-pacheco@aa.edu

Director of Diversity, Culture & Belonging - Peter Gloyd - gloyd@aa.edu

6-7 AAPA Parent Advisory Council Liaison - Dani Stromberg

8-9 AAPA Parent Advisory Council Liaison - Joy Enriquez de Rivera

10-12 AAPA Parent Advisory Council Liaison - Christina Martinez

Communications - Milagro Tognoni and Cristina Torres Archibeque

Community Day and Hispanic Heritage Month Co-Chairs - Sarah Barnes and Anna Sanchez

Graduating Senior Recognition Ceremony Chair - Christina Bachicha

Our Mission ~

The mission of the Hispanic Parent Council is to strengthen and enrich the overall Albuquerque Academy experience by cultivating diversity and inclusion within the community. The HPC is an affinity group that supports parents and students who identify as Hispanic/Latino through networking, engagement, advocacy and mentoring.
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Facebook - @AAHispanicParentCouncil


Instagram - @aahispanicparentcouncil

Website - Multicultural & Diversity Parent Councils

Website - https://www.aa.edu/parents/multicultural-parent-councils/

Past Newsletters~

Newsletter Issue #2 - https://www.smore.com/bcw37

Newsletter Issue #1 - https://www.smore.com/vacen

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