June 26, 2020
In This Issue
Registration is open!  Join New Mexico PTA for a 2020 Virtual Leadership Convention on August 20-21!  PTA Leaders from around the state will gather online for the same training, networking, and inspiration that you have come to expect from our annual conventions.  The virtual nature of the convention has brought with it unexpected perks!  LOW prices!  National PTA Guests!  Register ASAP to use 2019-2020 funds to pay the registration fees.  NMPTA Swag will be mailed to the first 100 registrants!
Submit 2020-2021 Officers in MemberHub
NMPTA can't communicate with your 2020-2021 PTA leaders if we don't know who they are!  Log-in to your PTA's MemberHub site to enter the names and emails of your 2020-2021 officers and members.  NMPTA is no longer using a paper Officer List to submit information as in past.  Email is NMPTA's primary means of communication.  

Current and new leaders should learn how to use MemberHub so that we are all ready for the new school year!  MemberHub training can be found at  https://support.memberhub.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005272513-Online-LIVE-Training-Schedule .  

Join us at the NMPTA Virtual Convention on August 20 and 21 for additional training and MemberHub networking.  Send your questions to  vp.membership@newmexicopta.org.

Benefits of Physical Activity

An overwhelming spring marked by home schooling and sheltering in place warrants an opportunity for parents and caregivers to rejuvenate their health and well-being this summer. 
So let us give you a break!
Register by July 3 for our "Give Parents a (Summer) Break" campaign, featuring four weekly emails filled with activities you can do to focus on your physical and emotional health. Activities range in length from less than 15 minutes to a full afternoon, so you can add them to your routine wherever they fit.
In the first weekly message, which goes out July 6, we'll send you a handy calendar where you can mark off which activities you do. 
If you send us your completed calendar by August 6, you will be entered to win prizes such as self-care gifts and more! (Stay tuned for prize details.)
Role modeling healthy behaviors also helps improve kids' physical and emotional health. We know you're probably playing camp counselor this summer, so many of the activities can include or be adapted for the kids.
Are you ready to care for yourself the way you care for healthy kids?  Sign up now.

COVID-19 Relief Funding (Phase 2) Now Available!
The impact of the pandemic is staggering. That's why we are so pleased to partner with social media platform TikTok to create the PTA COVID-19 Relief Fund. We will award $15,000 grants to 25 District, Council or Regional PTAs, and $5,000 grants to 35 local PTAs.   Apply today and spread the word!
Considerations & Recommendations for New Mexico's Schools

The New Mexico Public Education Department is providing the following  guidance to support the state's districts, charter schools and communities in  determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools in 2020-2021.
Our approach is built upon the guidance and recommendations of the New  Mexico School Reentry Task Force, New Mexico Medical Advisory Team,  Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other research. It is strongly aligned  to the reopening guidelines that have been provided by our state and federal  leaders. It is designed to help districts and charter schools prioritize the  health and safety of students and educators as they open school buildings  and deliver instruction.

See the full plan here: bit.ly/SchoolReentryNM

Thank you to one of our Sponsors!
Local McDonald's Owner/Operators in New Mexico are very proud to be a partner with the New Mexico PTA and look forward to participating in this August's Virtual NMPTA Convention. These owner/operators live and work right in your communities, sending their kids to local schools. They care very much about their neighborhoods and during the pandemic have provide fresh food through their Drive Thru's and with McDelivery. Owner/operators also gave away over 55,000 FREE meals to first responders in New Mexico from April 22 - May 5. Nationally over 10 million first responder meals were given away! CHECK OUT the exciting video illustrating this event in NM!

If you know someone looking for a job and who would like to join our McFamily, we have crew and manager positions open NOW statewide! To apply & find out more text 'mcdworkdsforme' to 36453 or log on to  www.mcdonalds.com/careers.
The Power of Positive Attention

How to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behavior.

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