March 2, 2016 - In This Issue:
Apply For an Arts In Education Grant! 
Fri., March 11 at 8 p.m. EST

The Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides matching dollar funding to local PTAs to support in-school and after-school arts enhancement programs within their communities.
We are currently accepting applications for projects starting in the 2016-2017 school year. PTAs serving at-risk student populations are particularly encouraged to apply.  

NASA Is Giving Away Free Posters!
Follow this link to see the posters and get your free poster today!

Announcing the NMPTA Proud! Awards
New Mexico PTA is pleased to announce an all new PTA awards program for 2015-2016.  Based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships this new awards program encourages all New Mexico PTA schools to submit entries in one or more categories describing how  the PTA at your school successfully Welcomed All Families, Communicated Effectively, Supported Student Success, Spoke Up for Every Child, Shared Power, and Collaborated With Community.
So fill out the application form today!  Anyone can submit an entry. The deadline for entries is April 2, 2016.  If you have any questions please contact Jeanne Grazier, NMPTA VP for Membership at .

Spring e-Learning Challenge

Win a Free 4-Pack Registration to the New Mexico PTA Convention!! 

Nominating Committee
With the time for your local PTA election rapidly approaching, does the idea of forming a 'Nominating Committee' seem daunting to you?  New Mexico PTA wants to help put your mind at ease.  Join us on Monday, March 7th at 7:00pm for a webinar outlining the guidelines for composition, function, and responsibilities of your PTA's Nominating Committee.  Join us!

Nominating Committee Webinar

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 760-225-725

Your Board In Action!
   February 2016
  • VP for Membership has launched the 16 in '16 Membership Campaign which runs through March 30th.          Will your PTA be the one to win $160????  
  • NMPTA Board of Directors met on February 5 and 6.  The following business items were addressed:
    • Approval of a scholarship for 2 members from PTA schools in NM to attend the National PTA Convention in Orlando.  Look for the application in mid-March.
    • A survey to all local PTA officers and principals regarding the Leadership packets that were sent out at the beginning of the school year via Survey Monkey (assistance provided by a volunteer at Mission: Graduate).
    • Update and work on the NMPTA Strategic Plan.
    • Professional Development on workshop presentations (presentation provided by a volunteer from APS Title I).
    • Discussion of Univision's program Clave al Éxito (Key to Success) and how NMPTA can best utilize this tool for NM schools and PTAs.
    • NMPTA Convention planning.
  • Financial Officer continues to work with schools across the state in the areas of budget support, audits and IRS assistance.
  • Education Chair has ongoing representation of NMPTA at the Hispanic Education Act Advisory Committee - Family Engagement sub-committee - to collaborate on recommendations the Advisory committee provides to the NM Public Education Dept.
  • President attended Mission Graduate meetings for the High School network and the Summer Learning network.
  • VP for Legislation worked with Senator Linda Lopez and Senator Pete Campos to introduce SB179 and SJM17.  The Memorial passed through Committee, but did not make it to the Senate floor for consideration.
  • VP for Membership held two calls in February.  Are you taking advantage of networking with your peers on ways to increase membership?  Join the next call in March!

Membership Challenge

World Premiere 
Friday, March 4  6pm 
KIMO Theater Albuquerque

Broadcast dates and times:

March 11  8 pm KRQE (CBS) 13,   March 19  9pm  KASY 50 (MYN)  

April 3  1pm KWBQ 19 (CW),  April 10  2pm KASA 2 (FOX) 

April 15  7pm KNME 5 (PBS),   April 16  4pm  KWBQ 19 (CW),

April 17  noon KRWG 22  (PBS),  12:30 KENW 3 (PBS), 3pm KASY 50 (MYN)  

May 14   12pm  KRQE 13 (CBS),   May 22  2pm  KASA 2 (FOX)


When bicyclists, motorcyclist or pedestrians are involved in a crash with automobiles, the damage to humans is significant and many times, fatal.   Unfortunately, many people tend to be unfamiliar with the rules of sharing the roadways. When alcohol is in the mix, traveling in any mode is extremely dangerous. This campaign utilizes a variety of media and video tools to reach cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and especially motorists to emphasize how to safely share our roadways.

Through experts and real stories that have affected families, friends and communities, we see how visibility and predictability of motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians can eliminate tragic outcomes and help us all be safer in getting to our destinations.

In addition to a half hour documentary, the project will include an additional half hour television special discussion program, several short videos and PSA's and a curriculum guide.

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