January 29, 2020
In This Issue
Membership Tip: New Year, New Opportunities!

This month, focus on ways to welcome everyone back, highlight the great things your PTA has done and plans to do, and invite people to join your PTA. Check last year's membership list and send a personal invitation to all who have not yet joined this year. Attach your PTA's flier or use  a ready-made flier from National PTA . Include a link to join online or attach your membership application.

If you have a great membership idea, share it with vp.membership@newmexicopta.org
Congratulations Hubert Humphrey ES PTA
Writing Contest
The Leopold Writing Program invites
New Mexico students in grades 6-12
to submit original essays in response to this question:
How might reuniting our understanding of "ecology" and
"economy" help solve today's environmental problems?

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning essayists in each of three grade  categories: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Submissions are accepted through Feb 21, 2020.

This year's essay topic honors the work of both Aldo Leopold, considered  by many to be the father of wildlife ecology, and William D. Nordhaus, an  Albuquerque native and the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics, who will  present the Contest Awards to the winning student essayists at the 2020  Annual Leopold Lecture on April 20.

For complete instructions and entry form, please visit
www.leopoldwritingprogram.org and follow Writing Contest links.

Explore Mars Virtual Game!

Have you thought about cruising around on the surface of another planet? You're in luck! In this game, you will be  driving a rover on Mars and collecting information about Martian rocks.  Grab your science students and check it out!  
Safer Internet Day is Feb. 11

Safer Internet Day is Feb. 11, and thousands of PTA members across the country will be celebrating all of the ways we can get "together for a better internet." Interested in hosting an event? Our event planning resources are highly vetted and always free.  Get yours!
Save the Date!
Boys and Girls Brains Are Equal When It Comes to Math, Study Finds

Boys and girls experience learning math in the same way, a new study found, debunking the age-old thought that males are superior to females in the subject.  Read the article.
Tierra Antigua Elementary PTA Shares a "Great Idea"
Our school does an AMAZING job of "bringing to life" all of our school events sponsored by the  Tierra Antigua Elementary  PTA. I really want to show off our school to you. 
We did our annual One School One Book program this year as Wizard of Oz. We purchased $2500 worth of books so that every family could have a book and read along. We had a culminating family event that cost $5 per family and everything else was free!!  We gave back to teachers over $9000 for participating that night. Our Hall of Honor went up for Veterans Day and We kicked off our book fair  this week. Please enjoy our photos. 

Physical address: 1100 Cardenas Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Mailing address:   PO Box 14706  Albuquerque, NM 87191

Office Number: 505-881-0712
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