May 7, 2020
In This Issue
Ongoing MemberHub Training

MemberHub is the new all-in-one portal free to your PTA!  Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year all local New Mexico PTAs will use MemberHub to report their monthly membership.  That is all that's required, but there is so much more available to you - directories, newsletters, communication hubs, online stores, fundraising, file sharing, sign-ups, etc.  Get your training now so you are ready to start the new school year.  Visit  their website  to sign up for live training sessions with a MemberHub representative.  Once you've completed the basic training, you can sign up for a one-on-one session to answer all of your PTA's specific questions!
Teachers, Invite a Department of Cultural Affairs Educator Into Your Virtual Classroom

As school districts across the state have transitioned to online instruction for the remainder of the academic year, teachers can supplement lesson plans by inviting an educator from one of the divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) into their virtual classrooms.
Find out about traditional sheep herding. Uncover what an archaeologist does. Learn how women won the right to vote in Spanish-speaking countries. Explore the diversity of southwest pottery, textiles, paintings, and jewelry. Discover the history of airships and build your own blimp. 
These and a variety of additional topics and programs are available for virtual instruction by a staff educator of the DCA, which includes eight museums, seven historic sites, New Mexico Arts, the Office of Archeological Studies, the Historic Preservation Division, and the New Mexico State Library.
Teachers can fill out an "Invite a DCA Educator" form online found on the department's website at Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate department division, which would then coordinate with the teachers.
"If we can't have classes visit our amazing museums, libraries, and historic sites, then we want to go to them, and our new request form should make it easy to connect with teachers and students," said State Librarian Eli Guinnee.

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is New Mexico's cultural steward, charged with preserving and showcasing the state's cultural riches. With its eight museums, seven historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation, and library programs, the DCA is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the country. Together, the facilities, programs, and services of the Department support a $5.6 billion cultural industry in New Mexico.
Membership Challenge Winners

The March membership report was the last report to count towards the NMPTA Membership Challenges. As a state, we have increased our membership by more than 1,700 members over the 2018-2019 school year!!! 
Membership = Voices. Let's keep speaking up for our kids!
When Siblings Won't Stop Fighting
How parents can keep the peace and help kids learn to resolve conflicts.

Updated Meal Sites List for Extended Public School Closure
NMOST has updated our list of known 
meal sites taking place in school districtsthroughout the state of New Mexico during the extended statewide public schools closure.  Click here for a list of sites.

Our original listing only accounted for distribution days/times for the original 3 week closure; however, we have adjusted our new list to reflect current distribution days/times for the remainder of the scheduled school year. We have also included special Roadrunner Food Bank food distribution sites, and updated site information for Presbyterian's Healthy Meals for Kids program.
Helping Teens Cope with Missed Milestones

COVID-19 has abruptly ended the school year and teens are mourning missed milestones like prom and graduation. Here's how you can help your teen cope.

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COVID-19 PTA Update
We continue to update our  COVID-19 resource webpage  as new information and tools become available. This week, we particularly recommend you explore
  • Ways to Make Your PTA Virtual
  • Learn Computer Science at Home
  • 20 Educational Netflix Shows
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