January 5, 2021
Reflections Deadline is Coming!
The New Mexico PTA Reflections deadline is coming quickly! Thursday, January 14, is the deadline for local PTAs to submit their Reflections winners to the state for another round of judging. All entries will be advanced to NMPTA electronically this year! No hard copies of art will be collected. Please visit our website for complete instructions: https://www.newmexicopta.org/reflections/. Email reflections@newmexicopta.org with questions.
Electronic Banking Policy
Attention PTA Leaders

We are listening to you. We understand with COVID and the world in general, this is an electronic world and we have had several requests from you that we allow electronic banking (paying bills electronically, using credit/debit cards, etc).
At its Winter Board Meeting, New Mexico PTA voted to review/update its policies/procedures with regard to electronic banking. This is not an issue that can just be “approved”. While electronic banking makes thing easier, it also complicates things in that it makes it easier for PTAs to have their funds embezzled. We want to have policies in place that allow you to use the ease of electronic banking, but also ensure you understand the risks and what you need to do to protect your PTA from fraud/embezzlement.

Your New Mexico PTA Board of Directors voted to assemble a Task Force to review the current banking policies/procedures to work toward an update that could include some form of electronic banking. The task force must be made up of members of the New Mexico PTA Board of Directors and local PTA from around the state. To make this policy inclusive of all WE NEED YOU! If you would like to be a member of this task force, please contact NMPTA at vp.finance@newmexicopta.org. The task force meetings will be held virtually, and we envision holding 3-4 meetings starting after the first of the New Year. Our goal is to have the updated policies/procedures complete and ready to present to the general body to vote on at our New Mexico PTA Annual Convention which is being held at the end of April 2021.
New Mexico Meal Sites for Children and Youth

For a list of public school meal site locations and/or information related to school meals for the 2020-2021 school year, go here

Data shows that one in every four children throughout New Mexico are food insecure — that's approximately 130,000 children who are unsure where their next meal is coming from. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, those numbers have skyrocketed 
National PTA is proud to invite you to the
The virtual showcase will feature select artists and recognize all participating artists from the 2019-2020 Reflections year.
We'll be celebrating on National PTA's YouTube Channel. The event will start a pre-show at 6:45 p.m. EST, and will officially begin at 7:00 p.m. EST.
This is an open invitation. Please share this event with your friends and family and celebrate with us!
Register here to tell us you'll be attending and we’ll send you an art activity and event reminder so you don't miss a moment of the excitement.

Email Reflections@PTA.org with any questions.
Surviving Quarantine with Your Teen
Raising a teenager can be difficult—even under normal circumstances—and COVID-19 has added new challenges. You don't have to go it alone. Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for tips! Share the episode with your friends using the social media toolkit
Growing Membership
Sure, you may hear that “membership is year-round,” but how does that translate to actually getting new members for your PTA? To find out, PTAs that successfully recruit members well into the spring of each year shared their secrets!  Read them on our website, scroll to “Growing Membership.”
How to Give Kids Effective Instructions

Tips for giving instructions kids will actually follow.

Science Games

Did you know that scientists get to solve puzzles every day? Science and research involve finding solutions from the clues given. Help your young scientists stay engaged in different topics like health and the environment with these fun, educational games from NIH.

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