NMPTA 104th Annual State Convention
Celebrating 104 Years
of Family Engagement and Advocacy
May 3 and 4, 2019
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Have you registered for the New Mexico PTA Convention?
Who: New Mexico PTA 104th Annual Convention
What: An opportunity to attend workshops to strengthen the PTA Leader in You! Participate in goal setting for your PTA. Attend a Bullying panel discussion focusing on what bullying looks like and what tools we can equip our student with. Meet with Exhibitors to learn about programs and projects that can benefit Your PTA.
When: May 3rd 8:30am – 5:00pm Convention. Exhibitor Showcase and Reflections Celebration 5:00-7:00pm. All food is included. May 4th 8:00am – 4:00pm Convention. All food is included.
Where: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Why: PTA leaders from across the state come together to share ideas, learn new ways of running their PTA (we don’t have to do it the way it’s always been done) and meet with State Leaders, National PTA representatives and New Mexico PTA Board members. You are not in this alone!! New Mexico PTA has the resources and tools to help you advocate for and support the students at your school.
Come join us and be a part of the 104th Annual State Convention. Our theme this year is “Mission: Possible!”. Please remember that the registration fee is an appropriate use of school parent engagement funds (talk to your Principal) and PTA funds.
Follow this link to register: ONLINE REGISTRATION. We look forward to meeting you on May 3rd!
Use the following links for Award Nomination/Scholarship forms:
- NMPTA Proud! Awards Nomination Form
- Land Of Enchantment Student Scholarship Application
- Land of Enchantment Educator Scholarship
- Land of Enchantment Parent/Guardian Scholarship
- National PTA Convention Scholarship
Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd Grant
The Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant is open– apply now!
For 50 years, the National PTA Reflections arts program has furthered the goals of the program founder, Mary Lou Anderson. Mary Lou Anderson believed in the power and importance of the arts and dreamed that Reflections would leave a lasting impact on children across the country – and it has! Reflections has helped millions of students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
National PTA is happy to continue Mary Lou Anderson’s vision of Reflections through the Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant. This grant opportunity provides local PTAs the opportunity to match grant dollars with that of school and community partners to accomplish innovative arts education projects.
NMPTA Officer Nominations for 2019-2021 Terms
The NMPTA Nominating Committee would like to thank everyone who applied for Executive Committee board positions for the 2019-2021 term. We are proud to announce the slate that will be voted on at the State Convention May 3-4, 2019.
**President Elect- VACANT
VP for Membership- Tami Baker
**VP for Leadership-VACANT
VP for Legislation and Advocacy- Renata Witte
VP for Finance-Allyson Pierce
Financial Officer-Brook Bassan
**If you are interested in one of the vacant positions, please contact the Nominating Committee as soon as possible for more information. Nominating.email@example.com
Per the New Mexico PTA bylaws Article X Nominations and Election Section 1 Nominating Committee letter g:
g. Nominations for all elected officers may be made from the floor with the following provisions:
- the nominee has provided written consent to serve if elected and;
- the nominee’s name and written consent to serve was received by the State Office at least 10 days before the start of the convention.
New Mexico PTA is hiring a part-time Office Manager
New Mexico PTA is hiring a part-time Office Manager for the office located in Albuquerque, NM. The Office Manager works a 25 hour work week and must be available during business hours, 8:30am – 1:30pm Monday – Friday. Training will be provided.
The ideal candidate will have an office administration background with strong computer skills. The applicant must be a self-starter and be able to work independently. Salary is $8.95 an hour.
Please include a letter of interest with the application. Send the letter of interest and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail to:
NMPTA, PO Box 14706, Albuquerque, NM 87191. Applications will be acknowledged as received. Please submit the completed application by Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:00pm for email or postmarked no later than December 10, 2018. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 505-881-0712.
Congratulations to Capitan PTA! They have earned the distinction of National PTA School of Excellence for 2018-2020! For more information on how your PTA can do the same, visit https://www.pta.org/home/programs/National-PTA-School-of-Excellence.
Congratulations to our
New Mexico PTA Reflections Winners!
After judging hundreds of entries across the state, New Mexico PTA has named the 2018-2019 Reflections winners! Students from kindergarten through 12th grade participate in this national art contest, creating entries in six categories, all relating to a provided theme. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Student artwork will be on display at the annual NMPTA Convention on May 3 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid. Congratulations to these 17 New Mexico students whose artwork has advanced to the National PTA round of judging!
Congratulations to Adobe Acres & Double Eagle PTAs!
On February 28 any PTA that was in compliance was entered into a drawing for $200! Double Eagle PTA was the lucky winner! Also, in February, any compliant unit that submitted five new members was entered into a drawing for free Extra Value Meals from McDonald’s for their Board of Directors. Adobe Acres will be enjoying those coupons!