March 3, 2020
In This Issue
MemberHub Sneak Peak

Your PTA could qualify for a special sneak peek of MemberHub!  In the 2020-2021 school year, all New Mexico PTAs will begin using MemberHub to report membership to New Mexico PTA.  But MemberHub is so much more than just reporting membership!  Come learn about your PTA's online store, member directory, file sharing, e-newsletters, communication hubs, and more!
Any PTA that is in compliance by Friday, March 13 will be invited to our MemberHub Sneak Peak on Wednesday, March 25.  Lunch and training will be provided for your president, treasurer, and membership chair (or their representatives).  Your PTA will be able to start using all of the tools provided by MemberHub immediately if you would like, or use this opportunity to get a head start on planning for next year!
Do you have questions about your PTA's compliance?  Contact us!   nmpta@newmexicopta.org or  vp.membership@newmexicopta.org

Congratulations to Schools in Compliance with NMPTA!
NMPED School-Family Partnership Academy Coming to a city near you.  
Nutrition: More than just eating your veggies

Nutrition: More than just eating your veggies

March is one of our favorite times of year because we get to talk about food-specifically healthy food. National Nutrition Month offers endless opportunities to help your children and students become healthy eaters, which in turn helps improve self-esteem, reduces health risks, and sharpens focus in the classroom.

So how can you encourage good nutrition?

For starters,  explore our interactive Healthy Eating Toolkit, sponsored by Dole, that offers resources to both families and educators on topics like eating healthy on a budget, nutrition education, school food culture, and more. In honor of National Nutrition Month, be the first to view these brand new additions to the toolkit:
Next, get involved at school by organizing an activity or two, like these, that engage the community in getting kids excited about nutrition.
(Want more ideas? Register for one of our   Optimal Nutrition webinars  this month.)

Finally, don't miss out on highlighting the importance of a nutritious school breakfast for helping keep kids satiated and ready to learn -  celebrate National School Breakfast Week .

Every action you take to help kids develop lifelong healthy eating habits counts, so make sure you get counted-  tell us what you're doing  at home or at your school so we can include it in our Take Action campaign total. Then share your nutrition actions on social media using #takeaction4healthykids to help get others on board for National Nutrition Month.
The Jan Harp Domene Awards Are Now Open!
The Jan Harp Domene Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion. You could win $1,000 for your PTA!  Apply now.
What Teenagers Should Know About Energy Drinks
 

Almost one-third of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 consume energy drinks regularly as a way to increase energy, enhance mental alertness, and physical performance. Most are unaware that these caffeinated drinks raise important health concerns.  Help educate your teen on the dangers of energy drinks. 
Scholarships Available!

Land of Enchantment PTA (the statewide PTA for New Mexico) is proud to work with Mountain America Credit Union to offer a variety of scholarships to PTA members!  High school seniors, educators, parents, and volunteers can qualify for a scholarship to further their education, attend professional development, or attend National PTA Convention in Louisville, KY!
 
2019-2020 LoE Parent-Guardian Scholarship Application
2019-2020 LoE Student Scholarship Application
Helping Kids Deal With Embarrassment


Don't minimize their feelings, but do praise them for being resilient.

 
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