NMPTA Proud Award Nominations are now being accepted!

New Mexico PTA is pleased to announce that applications are available for the NMPTA Proud! Awards program for 2016-2017.  Based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships this awards program encourages all New Mexico PTA schools to submit entries in one or more categories describing how  the PTA at your school successfully Welcomed All Families, Communicated Effectively, Supported Student Success, Spoke Up for Every Child, Shared Power, and Collaborated With Community.
So fill out the application form today!  Anyone can submit an entry. The deadline for entries is April 7, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Jeanne Grazier, NMPTA VP for Membership at membership@newmexicopta.org

Announcing the NMPTA Proud! Awards

New Mexico PTA is pleased to announce an all new PTA awards program for 2015-2016.  Based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships this new awards program encourages all New Mexico PTA schools to submit entries in one or more categories describing how  the PTA at your school successfully Welcomed All Families, Communicated Effectively, Supported Student Success, Spoke Up for Every Child, Shared Power, and Collaborated With Community.
So fill out the application form today!  Anyone can submit an entry. The deadline for entries is April 2, 2016.  If you have any questions please contact Jeanne Grazier, NMPTA VP for Membership at membership@newmexicopta.org

National PTA and LifeLock Announce The Smart Talk Giveaway for Families

Sweepstakes encourages families to set technology ground rules 
for a chance to win a trip to Disney World

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Jan. 19, 2016) — National PTA and LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK) today announced The Smart Talk Giveaway, in which one lucky family will win a trip to Disney World for a dream summer vacation. The Smart Talk Giveaway is part of a national effort to help families have conversations about online safety and agree on ground rules together for using the Internet and mobile devices. The sweepstakes is now open and all families are encouraged to participate.

“Today, kids are getting devices as early as nine or 10 years old. As we tell our kids to look both ways before crossing the street and teach them to practice good behavior, it is just as important to talk to them about being responsible and safe in the increasingly digital world,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “National PTA is excited to collaborate with LifeLock to not only help families have these open conversations, but reward them with a trip to Disney World.”

Last fall, LifeLock and National PTA launched The Smart Talk—a free digital tool designed to empower families to make smarter, safer choices online and build the next generation of digital citizens. The tool provides an interactive experience that guides parents and kids through a series of questions and conversations about topics such as safety and privacy, screen time, social media, apps and downloads, texting and calling, reputation and respect, and online videos and cameras. After agreeing on healthy limits together, they can create a personalized family agreement to post in their home as a reminder.

Any family that goes to TheSmartTalk.org/#/Giveaway by Feb. 16 is eligible to enter The Smart Talk Giveaway. One lucky family will be selected to win a trip for four to Disney World July 1-5, 2016. The winning family also will be highlighted during the 2016 National PTA Convention & Expo, which will take place June 30 to July 3 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.

“The best time to teach our kids good online habits is right now,” said Hilary Schneider, president of LifeLock. “The Smart Talk gives parents new language to help develop an ongoing dialogue with their kids, so that the conversation can evolve over time as kids grow and take on more responsibility.”

The sweepstakes winner will be announced in early March. For more information about The Smart Talk Giveaway, visit TheSmartTalk.org/#/Giveaway or TheSmartTalk.org.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

About LifeLock

LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) is a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and consumer risk management services for enterprises. LifeLock’s threat detection, proactive identity alerts, and comprehensive remediation services help provide peace of mind for consumers amid the growing threat of identity theft. Leveraging unique data, science and patented technology from ID Analytics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, LifeLock offers identity theft protection that goes significantly beyond credit monitoring. As part of its commitment to help fight identity theft, LifeLock works to train law enforcement and partners with a variety of non-profit organizations to help consumers establish positive habits to combat this threat.

Media Contacts
Heidi May Wilson, National PTA
hmay@pta.org, (703) 518-1242

Becca Youngs, LifeLock
media@lifelock.com, (480) 427-2170

New Mexico PTA Land of Enchantment Scholarship

Attention PTA High School Seniors and Parents!

Since 1915 the New Mexico PTA has been working to fulfill its 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 New Mexico PTA is pleased to announce the Land of Enchantment Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior with a history of advocating for others in their school or community.  For more details and information check out the application available here.  Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2016.

New Mexico Schools Awarded School of Excellence Designation from National PTA

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We have exciting news! Two New Mexico PTA schools have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation.  Only 124 schools around the country received this honor in 2015.   They join nine other New Mexico schools that have been previously recognized.   
It is with great pride that we announce the 2015-17 schools:

Montezuma Elementary – Albuquerque

Joe Stanley Smith Elementary – Carlsbad

 

They join the 2014-16 awardees:
Bloomfield PTA

  • Blanco Elementary
  • Mesa Alta Jr. High
  • Central Primary
  • Bloomfield Early Childhood Center

Capitan Community PTA

  • Capitan Elementary
  • Capitan Middle School
  • Capitan High School

Cleveland Middle School – Albuquerque
La Cueva High School – Albuquerque

As a National PTA School of Excellence, each school made significant progress to welcome and empower families and to support student success and school improvements during the course of the school year.

The schools join an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Congratulations to our National PTA Schools of Excellence!!

9 New Mexico Schools Named National PTA Schools of Excellence!

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We have BIG news! 9 New Mexico Schools have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation. 20 schools entered to receive this honor and 9 made it! We are so proud of you and we hope that more New Mexico Schools will take part in this program.

It is with great pride that we announce the schools that have achieved this honor!

Bloomfield PTA
Blanco Elementary
Mesa Alta Jr. High
Central Primary
Bloomfield Early Childhood Center

Capitan Community PTA
Capitan Elementary
Capitan Middle School
Capitan High School

Cleveland Middle School-Albuquerque
La Cueva High School-Albuquerque

As a National PTA School of Excellence, each school listed above made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2013-2014 school year.

These schools join an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Congratulations to our National PTA Schools of Excellence!!

We are so proud of your accomplishments and we appreciate your determination to help make New Mexico Schools better!

Do you want more information about becoming a National PTA School of Excellence?

Follow this link