August 13, 2019
In This Issue
Teach Kids About Hackers & Trolls
Google has an educational program designed to teach kids about phishing, internet harassment, passwords, and other internet safety issues. Called "Be Internet Awesome," it includes a classroom curriculum and a video game called Interland. It was developed with help from teachers, YouTube videographers, and internet safety and literacy organizations, and resources are available online for free.
New Membership Challenges!
As you begin this new school year, think about setting goals!  Goals for your kids, goals for you, goals for your PTA.  Visit the Membership Web Page at  www.newmexicopta.org  to find out about this year's new membership challenges, including getting more male members, more grandparent members, more community members, and others!
 
Start the year off right, by completing the All Aboard Challenge - in August turn in membership for every member of your Board of Directors.  Use the updated documents below.
 

Save the Date for #PTABackToSchool!


National PTA has designated Sept.16-20 as Back-to-School Week! We'll share tips and resources to support your child's learning and success. Watch our  PTA Live where we talk about Back-To-School and our new PTA Leader Kit!  Learn more.
PTA Takes Action
The gun violence epidemic continues to plague our nation's communities, children and families. More must be done immediately to protect our nation's most vulnerable populations. Time is of the essence and we ask that you send a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to enact sensible gun safety and violence prevention policies that will help keep children safe and sound.

All you need to do is click on the "Take Action" button below to send a letter to your Member of Congress. Thank you for your continued support to protect all children from gun violence.

National PTA is  committed  to federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence and believes Congress must enact legislation that will help prevent future tragedies from occurring while preserving the lawful use of firearms for sport and personal protection. 
Thank you,
National PTA

Vape
A DOCUMENTARY
TO HELP NEW MEXICO ADDRESS THE DANGERS OF E-CIGARETTES.
 
FREE PUBLIC PREMIERE SCREENING
Friday, August 16 at 6pm South Broadway Cultural Center
Doors Open at 5:30 FREE to the public
 
Statewide Television Broadcasts
KWBQ:  Saturday, 8/17 @ 7pm
FOX NM:  Sunday, 8/18 @ 11am
KASY:  Wednesday, 8/21 @ 6pm
KRQE News 13:  Saturday, 8/24 @ 3pm
PBS stations: Check Local Listings
 
"VAPE" is a documentary and campaign about the use of E-cigarettes especially in the youth community to understand the spectrum of health issues and dangers associated with these products.   Because the number of youth users is rising dramatically, the program will help explain the product and its various uses including for nicotine and cannabis consumption.
 
The program is underwritten by: The City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services in association with SafeTeen New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Health / Family Health Bureau and Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, State Farm Insurance, New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, University of New Mexico / Campus Office of Substance Abuse & Prevention, Cooperative Educational Services, New Mexico School Boards Association, New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Pediatric Society. It has been created by Emmy © Award winning producer/director Chris Schueler of Christopher Productions, LLC.
           
We ❤️ the Arts, Don't You?
It's time to launch your state's  2019-2020 Reflections program
! Have you identified your state's Reflections Chair for the upcoming school year? If so, please have them email   Reflections@PTA.org  with their contact information so they can be added to our State Reflections Network and gain access to the 2019-2020 Reflections program materials. Are you ready to  Look Within ?
Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!
Join students and educators across the country by partnering with Girls Who Code to Bring computer science opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school girls in your community!  Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE afterschool programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Learn more by checking out our Clubs Overview or by joining an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar.

Ready to join the movement? Complete a Clubs application here! Here is a 
 step-by-step guide  to get you started. 
Have questions? Contact Girls Who Code at Ngan Pham at  thuyngan.pham@girlswhocode.com !
 
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