October 29, 2019
In This Issue
MEMBERSHIP IDEA:  Membership Challenge
 
Did you know that your PTA has a monthly opportunity to win recognition, donations, and PTA-branded swag???  Check your membership roster because you might already qualify!  Do you have at least 5 student membership?  At least 10 men?  At least 10 grandparents?  Have you increased your membership from previous years?  Or maybe you have 100% teacher membership?  Check out all of our monthly membership challenges here.

If you have a great membership idea, share it with  vp.membership@newmexicopta.org.
Monthly Membership Challenge

If you have a great membership idea, share it with  vp.membership@newmexicopta.org.
The Fall Print Edition is Here!

We are excited to share the fall 2019 print edition of National PTA's Our Children Magazine with you this week. Don't forget, we're also online!
Now on Apple Podcasts! ��️ Get Your Notes from the Backpack!
We are excited to share that   Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast is now available to stream on Apple Podcasts!  Listen now. Please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review if you love it. With enough reviews, we can get it trending on Apple Podcasts!
 
Notes from the Backpack is for busy parents (like you!) who have a lot to keep up with at home and throughout the school year. Use the social share buttons below to spread the word!
 
Each 30-minute episode will give you the  inside scoop on how to help your child succeed in and out of school. You'll hear unique perspectives from experts, parents and educator guests who will give you  real-life advice and ideas you can use!
 
Find out ...
In addition to Apple Podcasts,  Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast is available to stream now on: Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and TuneIn. Just search for  "Notes from the Backpack" on your favorite podcast app
Making the Most of your Parent-Teacher Conference
It's coming up on that time of year again! Parent-Teacher conferences are a great way to engage with your teacher (if you are a parent) or your parents (if you are a teacher). All too often however the door is left open for more meaningful conversation. There are many great resources on how to get the most out of Parent-Teacher conferences here's one from www.greatschools.org
Reflections Conversation

Are you interested in joining with the thousands of PTAs around the country participating in National PTA's Reflections program? Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grade create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within . Join your New Mexico PTA Reflections Committee on November 8th for a Reflections Conversation!  
Spotlight on New Mexico PTA Board Members

Stephanie Hansen is your 2019-2021 Health & Wellness Chairperson.  She has a Masters of Science in Nutrition, and was a health educator for a Minnesota hospital, specifically coordinating outreach to high school students.  Currently, she is the operations manager for a local yoga school, as well as one of the lead teachers.  She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 children (3rd and 6th grade).  She was once a U.S. Naval Officer, where she met her husband in Charleston, South Carolina.
Stephanie truly believes that our health is the foundation of all we do; we must take care of our bodies and minds if we are to excel and be fruitful in this lifetime.
 
"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied." 
-Herophilus

Free Flu Shots courtesy of Albertsons Market Pharmacy
The CDC recommends every person aged six months and older receive an annual vaccination to prevent influenza. The flu is a severe disease that adversely effects our community each year. Albertsons Market Pharmacy would like to keep your students healthy by offering free flu shots at your school at the date and time of your choosing. This free program is available to everyone including all students, staff members, families, friends and neighbors. Please contact Uri Bassan RPh at (505)417-9990 to schedule your event. Let's work together to keep everyone healthy, happy and safe this school year.
 
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