2020 New Mexico PTA Virtual Conference MarketPlace

Sponsors

Mountain America Credit Union opened its doors in 1934 with a commitment to guiding our members to define and achieve their financial dreams.  We are one of the largest full service, not-for-profit financial institutions with over 100 branches and 5,600 shared locations for our out-of-footprint members.

Our strong commitment to the communities where our members live, work and play, has been a hallmark of our organization throughout our history. Through the support of hundreds of PTA’s and non-profit organizations and significant financial literacy efforts in the schools, Mountain America continually brings untold value into dozens of communities, positively affecting thousands of lives.

PTA members nationwide are eligible to join Mountain America and enjoy the benefits of partnership:

  • Free non-profit PTA accounts
  • Nationwide branch and free ATM Access
  • Utilize financial literacy resources for students, teachers and parents.
  • Enjoy other Mountain America products and services, including online and mobile banking, low-rate loans, retirement planning and more!

To learn more, visit www.macu.com/pta

Founded in 1989, Association Insurance Management (AIM) is a national marketing organization specializing in assisting associations to provide benefits and services to their members.  Our focus is in creating quality insurance programs for educationally based non-profit associations.  The program provides coverage for activities such as concession stands, car washes, t-shirt sales, fun runs, carnivals and other parent group sponsored activities.

Association Insurance Management

PO Box 742946 · Dallas, TX  75374-2946
1-800-876-4044
www.aim-companies.com

Association Insurance Management (AIM) provides coverage for activities such as concession stands, car washes, t-shirt sales, fun runs, carnivals and other parent group sponsored activities.

https://aim-companies.com/get-parent-teacher-group-insurance-quote/

McDonald’s is Proud to be a Sponsor of this year’s New Mexico PTA Virtual Convention!

Locally owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants in New Mexico are proud to give back to local community organizations and our first responders/ hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

YOUR local McDonald’s is now hiring, providing many jobs for our local communities. Manager & crew positions are available – to apply & find out more text ‘mcdworksforme’ to 36453 or log on to www.mcdonalds.com/careers.

Local McDonald’s offer eligible employees the following programs:

Career Online High School program – earn a high school diploma at no cost; College Access and Completion with upfront tuition assistance for all college courses at higher education institutions accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education, and

English Under the Arches, providing crew and managers English language skills needed to effectively communicate at McDonald’s and in their lives.

Oh, how we’ve missed you! Kenneth Brown Photography works hard to make sure picture days are smooth and that your parents are happy.

When school closures were announced for the rest of the school year, KBP helped distribute photos through school lunch pickups. We have online ordering to help with COVID-Safe Practices. Our yearbook company kicked in and delivered ALL yearbooks ON TIME and shipped many of them to parents for FREE!

One thing that all of this has done is remind us is how important photos are to our community. We will be there to safely take your school photos and support you when the time is right.

http://kennethbrownphotography.com/pta-2020

Exhibitors

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a national nonprofit organization representing 28 state affiliates members in nearly every state and territory including parents, families, and educators of individuals with learning disabilities. Membership benefits include access to parent guides to learning disabilities, discounted registration for LDA’s annual international conference, February 18-21, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and access to a voice in advocacy and public policy efforts to protect the rights of individuals with learning disabilities at the state and federal level.

For more information contact Aaron Goldstein at agoldstein@ldaamerica.org

Huntington Learning Center
8201 Golf Course Rd NW, Suite B3,
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone Number: 797-3073
Website: https://huntingtonhelps.com/center/albuquerque-west

At Huntington Learning Center, our core mission is to give every student the best education possible.  Huntington has been the tutoring and test prep leader since 1977 and serving the local community since 2006.

After an academic evaluation, students are provided with personalized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, math, ASVAB or ACT/SAT test preparation based on their initial evaluation and their overall end goals in mind.

Students typically achieve 2+ grade levels in reading and math in three months, SAT score increases of 226 points and ACT score increases of 5.3 points on average.

World’s Finest Chocolate/5 Star Fundraising is a locally owned and operated NM company for the last 37 years. We have helped NM schools, clubs and teams raise over $50 Million!  Our top fundraiser is World’s Finest Chocolate variety bars!  Along with WFC, we offer other $1 and $2 items, such as Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Welches Fruit Snacks, Popcorn and Lollipops.

We furnish an amazing Cumulative Prize Program at no cost to the school!

UPDATE: We offer a “Low Touch” and “No Touch” Fundraiser!  Kids do not sell door to door! Click here for more information.

www.5starfundraising.com

505-232-3277

Affordable High-Speed Internet at Home

It’s easy to get affordable high-speed Internet at home for $9.95 per month + tax with Internet Essentials from Comcast. You also have the option to purchase a computer for $149.99 + tax. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs including the National School Lunch Program and live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available. We make it fast and simple to apply online at internetessentials.com from a smartphone or computer. If you are unable to access an Internet-enabled device, please call 1-855-846-8376 to start an application in English, or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

The Education Plan is the State’s 529 Education Savings Plan. It’s a tax-advantaged way to save for education expenses, including tuition, room and board, books, fees and computer equipment for college or vocational school. The money may be used at schools across the US, both traditional and online. Your account grows tax-free and withdrawals are tax-free if used for qualified higher education expenses. 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 you choose. Visit TheEducationPlan.com .

The UNM Center for Development and Disability Information Network provides information and referral services by phone and email for individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, and providers. The Information Network also includes the only special collections library in New Mexico about disabilities. Our normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. During the Coronavirus staff is here to help you.  Please call or email if you have questions.

Information Specialists: 1-800-552-8195 or 505-272-8549
Library contact: 1-844-231-5003 or 505-272-0281
Email: Hsc-infonet@salud.unm.edu
Website: http://www.cdd.unm.edu/other-disability-programs/information-network/index.html
Library eResources video: https://vimeo.com/432956134/6c1151b4b7
Health Information Access Medical Home Portal: https://vimeo.com/432956254/181c588311
Health Information Access MedlinePlus: https://vimeo.com/432956299/fd56e877cd

The NM Youth Pod is a media hub for youth voice in New Mexico – Coach and Podcast Host of Just a Note New Mexico, Linda Sepulveda is committed to a continued conversation on how we invest in young people in our state. Follow our social media accounts to stay connected!

Facebook: @NM Youth Podcasting Network and Instagram: @nmyouthpod

Email: nmyouthpod@gmail.com

Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people’s learning in their own hands. Visit us at www.explora.us to find out about virtual and in-person camps, at home science kits, and much more. Remember to follow Explora on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Videos can also be found on Explora’s YouTube page. We’re posting STEAM content daily!

Want to join in the fun? Use the following hashtags on social media to show us your STEAM powered projects!

#HowWeExplora #MuseumsFromHome #ExploraNM #STEAMatHome #STEM #STEAM

Best Buddies in New Mexico provides jobs, friendships, and leadership development for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Our jobs program, known for job placements that crush the state averages in average wage and average hours worked, follows the Project Search model.  As we support people with IDD, we partner with the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Department of Health, the University of New Mexico Hospital, and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Hyperlinked are narratives about Project Search from each of our collaborating partners.

Our friendship program supports one-to-one friendships for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Valley High School shows in this video, friendships make for a beautiful world.

To connect with us, please reach out to Rachel Ongbueco at rachelongbueco@bestbuddies.org or by calling/texting (224) 529-1250.

Virtual Swag

Contact Best Buddies during NMPTA Leadership convention and have your name entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card.

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
Follow us on Facebook 
https://www.facebook.com/BerncoParks
Subscribe to our YouTube page 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFSMXk1OwGQBxKgaU5-aiQ

At Be Greater Than Average, LLC. We offer STEM focused classes, camps, and parties for students around New Mexico. Our company has been able to shift our camps, classes, and parties to a virtual format since the beginning of Covid-19. Due to this, we keep students engaged in STEM learning, even amidst quarantine! We will be offering classes and camps throughout the Fall as well. Learn more at begreaterthanaverage.org use our code: PTA2020 to get 15% off any camp or class!

New Mexico produced videos and guides to help parents help their kids make healthy decisions.

Parents and youth today are faced with difficult decisions regarding health and safety issues.

www.ChristopherProductions.org has created videos and guides regarding issues such as: Marijuana, Vaping, Opioids, Alcohol, Distracted Driving, Internet Safety, Bullying and Mental Health. These videos give parents a road map to discuss the issues with their children in a productive, non-judgmental manner to discover together the issues youth are facing and how to make healthy decisions.

Go to “Projects” at www.ChristopherProductions.org for the video list or contact me directly at Chris@ChristopherProductions.org

If you had an ADDITIONAL $5,000…. $10,000… or more, to use for your PTA group this year, would it help?

What if you could raise these funds quickly while fully complying with the Covid requirements and restrictions of your school district? We offer a range of touch free, fundraising programs that require no person- to- person contact and no handling of money or products.

A short phone call will provide you all of the details needed to decide which program best fits your needs. Please reach out to Cliff @505-930-0450, or email cliff.vanblaricom@cfsbeds.com.

Parents Reaching Out supports parents of and youth with disabilities and complex medical conditions throughout New Mexico at no charge to families.  We offer one-on-one assistance by telephone, virtual workshops and training sessions, publications and more in English and Spanish.  Our staff are happy to speak with you about your child and how you can learn to advocate for them in early childhood, school and medical settings.  Feel free to call at 505-247-0192 or visit our website at www.parentsreachingout.org  and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/parentsreachingoutnm/.  We hope to virtually meet you soon!

Fundaxi is “Fundraising with Transparency.” The online platform provides an easy way for fundraising groups to schedule, advertise, and host successful fundraising events with Fundaxi’s partner businesses. Fundaxi also provides you with real-time tracking, so you know how much money you’ve raised before the event even happens. Take the stress out of dine-to-donate fundraisers today!

Special Offer: If you schedule a future fundraiser using Fundaxi between 8/20/20 and 8/21/20, Fundaxi will donate the processing fees of the first $200 worth of Fundaxi Fundz to your cause. Contact us for more info.

Contact Info. Jasmine Bouquet 505-217-1970 jasmine@fundaxi.

Dick Blinzler is the Deaf Potter.  His company will donate 2-5 ceramic wall hangers or ceramic pieces to your PTA for your use in silent auctions or other fundraisers.  There is no cost to your PTA! He will ship within New Mexico at no charge to you, a month in advance of your fundraiser.  He needs to know 2-3 months in advance of your fundraiser to make certain he has pieces available to donate.  Contact Dick by email at thedeafpotter@hotmail.com or text only at 505-480-9285 for more information.

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a coalition of oil and natural gas companies, individuals, and stakeholders dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of oil and natural gas resources in New Mexico. The oil and gas industry contributes over one-third of the funding for schools, infrastructure, healthcare, and public safety- more than any other industry in New Mexico.

Join the back-to-school fun and show off your PTA pride by adding a Facebook frame to your profile picture. Find this frame in the Facebook Frames section using the easy steps below in your profile picture or click here.

➡️ Tap your profile pic
➡️ Tap Add a Frame
➡️ Type “nmoga” in search bar.

Club Z! offers one-on-one tutoring using the school-based curriculum in the comfort and security of each student’s home. This individualized attention coupled with a secure learning environment enables any student to get back on the academic track and reach his or her full potential. Tutors not only help improve grades and core skills, but they also boost confidence. Our tutors are degreed professionals, fully background screened, and experienced. We carefully match the right tutor to each student, and we also offer online and pod tutoring. Please call (505) 313-0073 for a free consultation or find out more here: www.clubztutoring.com/Albuquerque.

Sock Concepts makes custom designed spirit socks and masks. Showcase school or institution spirit, organize a fundraiser or celebrate your staff and students’ efforts with a gift of socks or masks. Custom designed socks for all your occasions. The socks are $5/pair, the masks are $4/mask, delivered. The socks come in 8 sizes and the masks come in 5 sizes. No minimum quantities. Please go to www.sockconcepts.com to get your free samples of your custom designed spirit socks and masks. You can also email suresh@sockconcepts.com with your details. We will be glad to help you design and get you free samples. Thanks.