New Mexico PTA 04/19/2016
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Have you registered for the New Mexico PTA State Convention on May 6th and 7th at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel?

 This is an opportunity for PTA members and PTA leaders to attend informative workshops and network with state and national leaders. Attending Convention is a legitimate use of your PTA funds.  If you are a Title I school, have you spoken with your school Principal to see if there are Title I funds available to attend?  

Each year, PTA members and PTA leaders come together to:
  • Receive officer training for your current or new position
  • Attend relevant workshops  that concern you and your child
  • Hear from state and national experts on emerging issues in our state
  • Speak with representatives from National PTA
  • Talk with exhibitors about their programs and services that can support your PTA
  • Network with other PTA members about what works....and what doesn't work
Do you wonder how to:
  • Efficiently and practically do your PTA work?
  • Bring programs to your school that benefit your students?
  • Strategically plan for the next school year?
  • Gain skills that benefit your school and the work you do?
  • Engage more male role models...dads, uncles, grandfathers?
  • Understand what it really means to be a Title I school?
  • Utilize Social Media to communicate to the families in your school?

These are just some of the reasons and benefits to attend the NMPTA State Convention!  Oh...did I mention the giveaways, door prizes, great food and the opportunity to talk one on one with New Mexico PTA Board members?We look forward to seeing you at the 101st NMPTA State Convention.   Go to the NMPTA website today to register!  Remember...

"If you can dream it - you can do it."


 
Interested in attending the National PTA Convention in Orlando on a paid scholarship?  If so - read this article!
The Land of Enchantment PTA (the New Mexico State PTA) is pleased to offer two scholarships to the National PTA Convention being held in Orlando Florida from June 30-July 3, 2016.  These scholarships are an opportunity to attend the National PTA Convention, go to workshops, listen to national speakers and network with PTA leaders from across the country.  Please see the scholarship application for more details.  
There is an application process with a very short turn-around.  Make sure to double check that all required documents are submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  There is also an expectation that the two awardees will serve on a NMPTA Committee for the 2016-17 school year.  This is a great way to learn more about PTA, share your expertise and knowledge, and work with state leaders in a variety of ways!  Committees include the Membership, Bylaws, Finance, Legislative and Convention Committees.

For the past several years, New Mexico PTA members attending the NMPTA State Convention have requested scholarships to attend the National PTA Convention.  Thanks to the generous support of Mountain America Credit Union, The Land of Enchantment PTA is able to offer this opportunity.  We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information and for the application follow this link.
 

Your Cafeteria Deserves a Facelift: Apply by April 22
 
Do you want to make sure your school meals are as nutritious and tasty as possible? Make sure your school serves breakfast? Help the food service team update their equipment? Add a salad bar to your cafeteria? Improve your school meals?
If so, National PTA's Healthy School Meals Grant is just the grant to fuel your PTA's efforts. There's just one week left to apply! 
Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to the 25 local PTAs that can most clearly demonstrate their capacity to partner with school administrators and food service providers to implement the requirements of the healthy school meals grant program. 
School breakfasts and lunches provide over half of the calories kids need to eat every day to stay healthy! This grant could help your school offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, so you can be sure those calories are healthy calories! 
This opportunity is made possible through funding from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Visit PTA.org/SchoolMeals to submit your application today! For questions, send an email to agrude@pta.org or call (703) 518-1229.