The Land of Enchantment PTA Scholarship to attend National PTA Convention 2019
SPONSORED BY MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION
In order to support the professional development of local PTA leaders and to identify and encourage individuals to aspire to higher levels in PTA, the Land of Enchantment PTA offers an all-expense paid trip to the National PTA Annual Convention.
Winners are expected to serve NMPTA in a committee/Board capacity for one year.
2018-2019 Winner: Brook Bassan, North Star Elementary PTA
She will attend the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo
in Columbus, Ohio – June 20-23, 2019
The Land of Enchantment PTA Education Scholarships
SPONSORED BY MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION
In keeping with the New Mexico PTA’s mission to initiate, support, enrich, and advocate for the critical role of adult involvement in the education and life experiences of children throughout the state of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment PTA Scholarships, sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union, are offered in 3 categories:
- A graduating high school senior with a history of advocating for others in their school or community.
- An educator who best exemplifies the intent of at least one of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships to better serve their school community.
- A parent or guardian who has a history of advocating for others in their student’s school or in their community and demonstrates personal qualities, such as perseverance, initiative, and a willingness to work hard.
2018-2019 High School Senior Winner: Allison Baker, La Cueva High School PTSA
2018-2019 High School Senior Winner: Hannah Jenson, La Cueva High School PTSA
2018-2019 Educator Winner: Jacqueline Gomez-Aragon, Sierra Vista Elementary PTA
Congratulations Spring Membership Challenge Winners!
From January through March, NMPTA held their Spring Membership Challenge. Three cash prizes were given away.
$500 was awarded to ONE PTA that had the largest percentage of growth from their highest past three year’s membership year. Congratulations to Sunset View Elementary PTA! Their 2019 membership grew 109% over their 2018 membership! Here’s what they had to say about their success:
We had an amazing PTA Board this past year and we all worked really worked hard to increase PTA membership. We learned that a great incentive for us was we promoted membership during the Meet the Teacher event before the start of the school year. We had tables set up outside where parents were waiting, handed out some free popcorn and just tried to be inviting and welcoming. We also sold the T-shirts that the kids need for school field trips and offered a bundle price of $20 for both membership and a shirt. We also promoted that membership does not mean that they are signing up to volunteer but simply supporting what we do and supporting their school.
$300 was awarded in a drawing for ONE PTA who had at least 10% growth over July 1- December 30th 2018 combined membership numbers. Congratulations to North Star Elementary PTA! Their membership on March 31, 2019 was a 36% growth over their membership on December 31, 2018! Here’s what they had to say about their success:
Being a new PTA mom, I did tell a lot of my new mom friends how much fun I was having, and that I have met some awesome people being involved in PTA. So they joined to be part of the awesomeness. A lot of it is word of mouth. We did have our big meeting discussing next year’s programs, and a lot of parents wanted to be a part of voting decisions so they joined at that time as well. I’m hoping next year we have even more participation. I’m getting the word out for July 1st Memberships now.
$200 was awarded in a drawing for a PTA that was chartered after July 1, 2016 for the highest percentage of growth from their highest previous year’s membership numbers. Congratulations to Inez Elementary PTA! This PTA, who was charted in 2017, had a membership growth of 15% in 2019 over 2018!
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!