Welcome To New Mexico PTA!


Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to 4 PTA members that have been awarded $300 scholarships from Land of Enchantment PTA!  Each year Land of Enchantment PTA – the statewide association – awards up to 4 scholarships in the following categories: Student, Educator, Parent, and Volunteer, to be used for post-secondary education or professional development.  This year’s recipients are:

Jacqueline Gomez-Aragon – Educator from Sierra Vista ES
Brooklyn Staten – Student from La Cueva HS
Annalyn Skeen – Student from Capitan HS
Ariana Licon – Student from Albuquerque HS

Watch in January for the next round of scholarships to be awarded!


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NMPTA State Leadership Convention
August 20-21, 2020

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL!

Registration is open!  Join New Mexico PTA for a 2020 Virtual Leadership Convention on August 20-21!  PTA Leaders from around the state will gather online for the same training, networking, and inspiration that you have come to expect from our annual conventions.  The virtual nature of the convention has brought with it unexpected perks!  LOW prices!  National PTA Guests!  Register before June 15 to use 2019-2020 PTA funds to pay the registration fees.

Make sure to check with your school Principal if there are Title I funds available to pay for registration.

Register Online!


MAY 26, 2020     UPDATED FAQ

Question: Is NMPTA’s 105th Annual State Convention still happening?

  • In this crazy, uncertain, and wild time of Covid-19 the New Mexico PTA Board of Directors recognizes that our local PTA leadership requires alternative ways to learn, meet, and plan for the 2020-2021 school year ahead.

In response, New Mexico PTA is offering a 2-day virtual 2020 Leadership Convention to our 6000+ PTA members across the state.  The emphasis will be on leadership training and the introduction of Member Hub.  New and past local PTA leaders are encouraged to attend. Information regarding online registration is coming soon via email and our website, www.newmexicopta.org .  Keep watching for updates!

  • Register to attend by August 3, 2020. But, the registration deadline to use your current year budget monies is June 15, 2020, so seriously consider registering before then.  Don’t wait until after July 1st!
  • The cost is $25 per registrant for the first 4 people from your school. The 5th registrant is FREE!  Again, we encourage you to use the current school year funds to register for the 2020 Virtual Leadership Convention because you’ll will  want to hit the ground running as soon as this situation permits.  Your school community will look to your PTA for leadership.  So, plan now and be ready!  #WeArePTA  #NMPTAProud

Scholarships Available!

Land of Enchantment PTA (the statewide PTA for New Mexico) is proud to work with Mountain America Credit Union to offer a variety of scholarships to PTA members!  High school seniors, educators, and parents can qualify for a scholarship to further their education or attend professional development!

2019-2020 LoE Educator Scholarship Application
2019-2020 LoE Parent-Guardian Scholarship Application
2019-2020 LoE Student Scholarship Application


NMPTA Proud! Award Applications are Available!

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Has your PTA done something amazing this year?  Have you found a way to welcome families of all different shapes and sizes onto your campus?  Do you go above and beyond to make sure communication reaches everyone?  Have you embraced the importance of advocacy for all students?

Share your PTA’s success story with NMPTA and your PTA could be recognized at the Leadership Convention in August! Proud Award winners have the opportunity to share their ideas with PTAs from around the state during a workshop at convention.  Winning PTAs also receive two free registrations to convention!

NMPTA Proud! Award application 2019-2020


Register for MemberHub Training

We are launching MemberHub to all PTAs in New Mexico!  Watch for your Welcome Email from MemberHub letting you know when your access has been granted.  MemberHub will be providing several training sessions for all PTA leaders, so please be sure to register ASAP using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.  If you miss these times, webinars will be repeated!

Register to Attend

Each session will include time for Q&A, so if you haven’t checked out the MemberHub Welcome Page for PTAs, please do so now at http://info.memberhub.com/pta.

More information, recordings from previous sessions, and the full training schedule can be found here: Online LIVE Training Schedule – MemberHub Help Center.

New Mexico PTA will need your help! Through the end of this school year, we need the following done through MemberHub by all PTAs:

  • Current officers, log into your MemberHub site to set your subdomain, which becomes your url for your site and store… e.g. “westmore” becomes westmore.memberhub.com for your private site and westmore.memberhub.store for your public store.
  • Verify and/or add officers for the current and next school year (if known) — REMINDER: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer must be listed on your MemberHub site’s Officers page for your PTA to remain in compliance (the rest of the titles are optional).
  • Add additional PTA leaders and your generic PTA email addresses (if desired) as “People” on your site and assign admin rights as you see fit.
  • Since we are launching close to the end of this school year, please do not enter any paid members for the current school year into MemberHub, unless otherwise instructed by New Mexico PTA.
  • Families and staff may be added to your site at any time (as People, as opposed to paid PTA Members), so you can start taking advantage of the communications features.
  • Paid members for next year may be manually entered at any time and those state dues will not be payable to us until after June 30th.

If you have questions about our state implementation of MemberHub, please contact Tami Baker at vp.membership@newmexicopta.org.


COVID-19 PTA FAQs

April 9, 2020

The New Mexico PTA Board of Directors wants to thank you, in advance, for your efforts regarding the continuation of the work of your PTA and your advocacy for your students in these real and ever-changing circumstances. We appreciate your flexibility, creativity, and positive attitudes as we all face new hurdles daily.  The last 3 months of this school year will look very different than spring times past.  You all have questions and NMPTA will try to answer them here and in postings to come.  Please check in with us through our e-newsletter, our website, or follow us on Twitter and FB for the latest information and updates.

Answers to frequently asked questions will be divided into Membership, Financial, and Miscellaneous areas to start.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with other questions as they arise.  We understand that you will do the best job you can to advocate for your students, school, and community through these difficult and stressful times.  We’re with you and available via email at nmpta@newmexicopta.org.

Stay well, stay strong, and stay in touch!

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NMPTA Online Reflections Gallery

Congratulations to the New Mexico students that participated in this year’s Reflections Art Contest!  View their entries relating to the theme “Look Within” below.

 


NMPTA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Reflections winners! PTAs across the state held their own Reflections art contests, then sent their top entries to NMPTA for another round of judging. The 16 students listed here are advancing to National PTA to compete against entries from the other 53 congresses. All of New Mexico’s state entries will be on display at this year’s annual convention May 7-9 at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque. This year’s theme is “Look Within.”

To learn more about Reflections and how you can host a contest at your school, contact reflections@newmexicopta.org.


New Mexico PTA is excited to announce that we have teamed up with MemberHub! Memberhub, an online tool designed to help you run your PTA, will be provided to all local PTAs free of charge! 

MemberHub is valued at $1,200 per year for PTOs and other membership organizations, but because MemberHub & New Mexico PTA want to further the PTA mission through technology, we’ve teamed up to provide MemberHub to you free of charge.

Here are MemberHub’s most popular features:

  • Get your own e-store. Sell PTA memberships (including custom and bundled memberships) and raise funds — all in your e-store.
  • Raise more funds and keep them in your school. You get your own fundraising channel in MemberHub. It’s simple: Send PTA emails to your families, and local businesses sponsor the emails. Learn more.
  • Engage families. MemberHub’s communication tools, calendars, signups, file-sharing, and directories help you keep families in the loop. 
  • Easily stay in good standing. Your free account automates dues remittance, membership reporting & state PTA compliance.

Scholarships Available!

SPONSORED BY MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION

Land of Enchantment PTA (the statewide PTA for New Mexico) is proud to work with Mountain America Credit Union to offer a variety of scholarships to PTA members! High school seniors, educators, parents, and volunteers can qualify for a scholarship to further their education, attend professional development, or attend National PTA Convention in Louisville, KY! Visit the Convention Page for the applications.


NMPTA 105th Annual State Convention
Celebrating 105 Years of Family Engagement and Advocacy

May 8 and 9, 2020

Rescheduled for August 20-21!

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-821-3333

Click HERE for more information.


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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.