2021 New Mexico PTA Virtual MarketPlace

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McDonald’s local owner/operators of New Mexico has supported the NMPTA for over 4 years. They have children in the local schools and support a variety of community programs, including a literacy program with the New Mexico Public Education Department which puts brand new books in the hands of elementary age children.

It may be our story, but it’s all about you.

Mountain America Credit Union first opened its doors in the 1930s with a commitment to guiding our members to define and achieve their financial dreams.

Today, our essence—guidance—remains the focal point of our identity. It’s a purpose-driven identity to ensure that everything we do moves you safely along your journey.

Call it a path, a trail, or simply a way through. Sometimes it’s arrow straight. Other times it has unexpected twists and turns that require knowledge of the road ahead. From wherever you are to where you see yourself going, there is a clear way forward. It’s life’s financial journey, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

As your financial partner, we’ll help outfit you with the tools for the journey ahead—like convenient, flexible products and services designed around how you really live, as well as sound, timely advice to help steer you around any obstacles.

This is your journey. Let’s begin together, right here.

Your event is decorated, everyone has arrived, the fundraiser is making money and everyone is happy…. But then someone gets hurt and you realize that you forgot to purchase insurance…now what? What if you discover some of the fundraising money was stolen?

The number one question that most PTAs face today is “Why does my PTA need insurance?” Did you know that you, as an individual member of the PTA or an officer of the PTA could be held personally liable for an accident that occurs at one of your events? Personal Liability means that your personal assets could be at risk if you were sued because of something that happened at one of your PTA events.

Are you willing to put your checking account, your savings account, possibly your 401k or even your assets at risk for your PTA?

Let AIM show you how to protect yourself and your PTA!!

Below are the 4 main types of coverage available to your PTA:

  1. General Liability with Extended Medical Payments Protection against lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage liability resulting from a sponsored event. Endorsements Available: o Extended Medical Payments o Media Liability
  2. Professional Liability (Directors & Officers Liability) Protection for lawsuits against officers of the Organization.
  3. Fidelity Bond (Crime) Protects your Organization’s money.
  4. Inland Marine (Business Personal Property) Protection for business personal property such as fundraising supplies, raffle items or popcorn machines.

Let us help you determine what coverage is right for your PTA!! Contact us today at 1-800-876-4044 or aim@aim-companies.com, or visit our website: www.aim-companies.com.

The Education Plan is New Mexico’s 529 college savings plan. Administered by the Education Trust Board of New Mexico, it offers a tax-advantaged way to save for higher education expenses, including tuition, room and board, books, fees and computer equipment.

The money in a 529 plan can be used at accredited four-year universities, community colleges, professional schools and trade schools across the United States, including traditional and online institutions. Funds in a 529 plan grow tax-free, and withdrawals are also tax-free if used for qualified higher education expenses. For New Mexico residents, 100 percent of contributions to a 529 account with The Education Plan are deductible from New Mexico state taxable income each year.

At The Education Plan, we also work closely with employers to add a 529 plan to employee benefits packages. It’s an easy, no-cost way to support the financial wellbeing of employees. Unlike other benefit programs, The Education Plan requires very little from HR while offering employees the opportunity to save towards education goals for themselves and their loved ones.

At The Education Plan, we help families prepare for and manage future education expenses and help reduce student loan debt. Anyone can open an account for as little as a $1 and make contributions whenever they choose. Visit theeducationplan.com to learn more.

KB Photo is a locally owned and operated school photography company offering School Portraits, Yearbooks, Senior Photos, Agendas, Teacher Planners, Staff and Student IDs.

  • Our school photos are very reasonable priced for parents
  • We work with your school to ensure the smoothest picture day possible.
  • We make your picture schedule so you don’t have to
  • Spanish speaking customer service!
  • 3 Studio locations to serve you!
  • We print ALL photographs here in state
  • Photo delivered sorted by teacher
  • Fast efficient
  • 2 week delivery on photos, 1 week on IDs

Lysol created the HERE for Healthy Schools Initiative to help curb the spread of illness in schools. To help support in-person learning this school year, Lysol is giving educators the resources to help bring healthy habits into the classroom in fun and engaging ways. Over the next three years, Lysol will expand HERE for Healthy Schools into every Title I schools in the U.S., reaching 15 million children by 2022. For more information and to download resources, please visit Lysol.com/HERE.

Are you looking for a Medicaid plan that will help to keep you healthy and happy? The Presbyterian Centennial Care plan can do that. Presbyterian Centennial Care gives you the basic benefits you need, plus extra value-added benefits. It is funded in part under a contract with the State of New Mexico. The plan includes physical health, behavioral health, and long-term care services.

Exhibitors

Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Parks and Recreation provides and operates facilities and programming, that meet the needs of our community and enhance the quality of life. Open Space provides a wide array of venues for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy at our 17 properties.

We are located at 111 Union Square St SE # 200, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Email: PROS@bernco.gov
Website: www.bernco.gov
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Bookworm Central, a woman/minority owned book distributorship, specializes in building innovative solutions to foster and support reading/learning communities.

We develop customized book fairs, online platforms, and literacy programs to support schools in their efforts to connect books with children.

By applying our experience and expertise to facilitate equitable access to curated books, we hope for children to be inspired to read often and deeply, both in and outside of school.

We are dedicated to helping students of all ages improve their grades, build self-confidence, and reach their full academic potential with the use of qualified and screened tutors in the privacy of students’ homes. We focus on the school-based curriculum; we do not introduce new material that will only further overwhelm an already struggling student. We also ask parents to sign consent forms giving us permission to communicate with students’ teachers to gain more insight on challenging material, lessons, or other integral information. Most importantly, Club Z! students work at their own pace. In addition, although our focus is on the school curriculum, Club Z! offers proven proprietary curriculum products for SAT and ACT prep, Kindergarten readiness, and study skills. Lastly, we do not use long-term contracts. We operate on a bi-weekly basis to provide flexibility for parents and families.

Enlace Comunitario is a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants in Central New Mexico.

Our mission is to transform lives of individuals and their families experiencing domestic violence by working to decrease gender inequity and intimate partner violence in the Latino immigrant community through:

  • Transformative direct services in Spanish.
  • Leadership development
  • Preventative community education
  • Outreach and policy advocacy in collaboration with community partners

Our comprehensive services benefit the entire community.

Educational Products, Inc. (EPI) is the #1 prepackaged school supply company in the nation. Since 1980, we have worked with PTAs to help parents save time and money on school supply shopping. EPI has the largest inventory of items and brands you want in your school supply packs. We extend that same great service by offering everyday, low-prices on quality custom imprinted and embroidered apparel. With free artwork, free setup and free delivery on custom imprinted apparel, there are no surprises on your invoice. EPI is a proud supporter of New Mexico PTA.

Grand Canyon University, Arizona’s premier, private Christian university, helps students find their purpose by offering over 270 academic programs with over 200+ online programs. GCU offers generous scholarship opportunities and student support resources, while leading as a faith-integrated higher learning institution with a Christian worldview. Students learn on our vibrant, growing campus or within a dynamic online learning environment led by experienced full-time faculty. GCU’s campus continues to grow with new residence halls, amenities and academic buildings, stateof- the-art athletic facilities, two high-tech engineering buildings and more. GCU drives innovative learning experiences and is committed to making a difference through community transformation. Visit gcu.edu.

Huntington Learning Center has been serving the Albuquerque community for over 15 years. We have built a reputation of creating individualized programs to help student’s meet their academic goals. We have developed a rigorous process of skill development to allow students to master academic skills. Once a student has mastered those academic skills we see it drive both confidence and motivation in the classroom as well as homework. Our success over the years has led to our accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Why should parents choose Huntington to help their child?

  • Individualized tutoring programs base on strengths and weaknesses
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Convenient and safe location
  • Over 800 pieces of curriculum to meet an individual student’s needs
  • Accredited by WASC • Professional qualified teachers • Typical ACT score increases of 5 to 6 points
  • Typical SAT score increases of 230 points

Through our programs we can help your child with either remediation or enrichment to meet their individual academic goals.

Please call or visit us so we can discuss your specific needs.

Started by a PTA dad, we print and ship custom school spirit wear and school uniforms directly to parents.

  • No minimum order
  • Stores stay open all year long, 24/7, 365
  • Free design support (up to 10 logos in your school store)
  • Fundraising optional
  • Free web store, no costs
  • Thousands of product options
  • Boys, girls, men’s, and women’s sizes/options

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) believes that strong connections between school, home, and community are paramount to fostering student success. As educators and educational leaders foster strong partnerships with communities, children’s holistic needs are met, and they are increasingly well-prepared for success in school and beyond. Through meaningful two-way communication, stakeholders are able to support and unite in their vision for public education in New Mexico. Just as the PED asks districts and schools to practice equitable and effective family engagement, we believe community engagement is critical to the success of our statewide policies, programs, and initiatives. The PED’s core values include collaboration and responsiveness, both of which are evident in the ongoing work of the Community Engagement team.

The NewMexicoKids website offers a variety of services and resources for both educators and families in the State of New Mexico. Whether searching for quality child care or looking for professional development for early childhood educators, you will find information on this site that links you to the information or services you may need.

New Mexico Appleseed is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, dedicated to attacking the root causes of poverty and cultivating broad, permanent change that prevents it. We work to make systemic changes that yields permanent or long-term improvement on issues like hunger, homelessness, family economic security, child maltreatment and education.

Our approach is : 1) we engage local leaders and community members to identify assets, barriers, and opportunities; 2) we use that knowledge to develop strategies to reduce hunger and undernutrition—often leveraging sustainable resources like USDA meal programs; 3) we provide technical assistance at the school, community, district, and state agency level to ensure proper application of programs and policy; and 4) we carry this local and strategic knowledge to the state and federal level to advocate for anti-hunger policies.

NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 38 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. More information is available at projectchildsafe.org.

Parents Reaching Out is a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with parents, youth, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive, and caring experiences for New Mexico families and children. We have served New Mexico families as a trusted source of information and advocacy for 40 plus years.

Parents Reaching Out provides information about early intervention, special education, and health care.

At no cost, Parents Reaching Out offers:

  • Workshops and staff development opportunities
  • Publications, information, and resources
  • A framework for professionals to learn from families and prepare to work in partnership with them

“Read to Me!” Literacy Network of New Mexico is an independent collaboration to benefit young readers in need of books and has been a ready source of new or gently-used children’s books for 20 years. THE WORK OF “READ TO ME!”

Books are collected at various locations each Spring, and pick-ups can be arranged throughout the year for large quantities. Volunteers are always welcome to help us pickup, sort, and distribute these books to programs and learning centers whose students and families need them most.

Families typically receive these free books at the (21) City Early Learning Centers, many City buses, the Railrunner, private early learning centers, hospitals, clinics, government office waiting rooms, charter schools, neighborhood association special events, and community centers. In 2019, about half of the books received were given to Title 1 reading intervention teachers to support specific students and various APS Title 1 initiatives such as Summers in the Park.

In 2020, 12,500 books were delivered to APS Title 1 for families receiving food from the “Grab N’ Go” program. Since the COVID shutdowns we have safely provided another 8,000 books to Little Free Libraries, Rio Grande Food Bank, many church groups, the NM Gas event for people receiving subsidies for their gas bills, YDI mobile libraries, and the NM Correctional Facility in Los Lunas. We have rarely had to turn down requests for children’s books, even though the pandemic reduced our donations by half.

We invite all those interested to help us collect (new ideas for collections are welcome)and distribute books, and to contact us whenever your organization needs books to give to your constituents.

Thanks for your consideration,

Dave Orner Chairman, Read to Me!, bookdrive66@gmail.com

Read to Me! receives generous non-monetary assistance from the City of Albuquerque, including space for our Book Room. Sandia National Labs has been continually helpful with guidance and donations. Our all-Volunteer Committee also includes members from the ABC Library System, ABQ Reads (Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce), Rio Metro (Railrunner), ABQ Ride(City Transit “Discover a Book”), Libros for Kids (extends the Dolly Parton Imagination Project to kids in 4 zip codes for 60 months!), APS Title 1, CABQ Senior Affairs (RSVP), Kiwanis Club of Abq, and various churches. All of us work together to promote the book drive (further to beknown as the “Children’s Book Exchange”) and to sort and package the books for distribution. Volunteers from Read to Me also read to children at the State Fair, distribute to laundromats and grocery stores bilingual posters with activities for children, and provide activities for children at Cuidando Los Niños, APS schools and city preschools.

Chocolate Fundraising Bars. Up to 50% so for every dollar you sell, you keep a dollar for your group!

www.5starfundraising.com

505-232-3277

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