March 31, 2021
New Mexico PTA’s 106th Annual Convention – a Virtual Event
The New Mexico PTA Board of Directors are excited to share three half days of learning, networking, and fun with you! From Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1, we have an exceptional line-up of speakers, workshops, panels, and discussions covering everything from your job as a PTA leader to social emotional learning and tips on how to take care of your mental health. Join the conversation about engaging families for a strong finish to the school year. Reignite your PTA members and leaders for next year! The virtual Exhibitor Showcase and Resource Fair will provide you with the contacts you need to bring new programs and resources to your school community. All session and workshop recordings will be available to registrants after the Convention.  

Make sure to check with your school administrator if you are a Title I school. Title I funds can be used to pay for Family Engagement Conferences and can also be used for professional development.  

Online registration is open now! Click HERE to register and HERE to submit payment. Registration is $25 per person, with the 5th person from your PTA attending for free! SWAG bags will be mailed to the first 100 PTA member registrants in New Mexico. This year's bag includes a FREE Convention t-shirt! Make sure to register today! Contact New Mexico PTA at 505-881-0712 or nmpta@newmexicopta.org with any questions about registration or Title I funding. We look forward to "seeing" you at Convention!
Mission: Graduate is excited to launch its first Choose Your Own Future Challenge.
This college and career readiness challenge provides a chance to imagine, learn and participate in activities for learners of all ages! The activity Choice Boards are now available to begin working on (see examples below). Registration is open until April 23rd and completed projects are due April 30th. Please help us share this.  Every student who finishes the challenge according to the instructions and submits their Exit Ticket with documents/videos/pictures will receive an Amazon gift card. 
 
As part of the challenge, we are creating videos with local partners who talk about their journey from school to a career. They are available on our YouTube channel and here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChhluImRmm2bTuOVHrk-ZpY-JNkxKzBO

 
The flyer with the link http://bit.ly/ChooseYOF is also attached.
Here are the activity boards (based on grade):
Click here for Choice Boards
Click here for Choice Boards
Click here for Choice Boards
Click here for Choice Boards
Time is running out!
Submit your applications for the NMPTA Proud! Award to brag about something amazing your PTA has done this year! The application deadline for Land of Enchantment scholarships is also quickly approaching! An educator, parent/guardian, or student could receive $500 towards continuing education or professional development! The deadline for all applications is Friday, April 2!
 
New Web Series: 10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way
Be sure to check out our new YouTube series–10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way, which will feature tips to help PTA leaders make their family engagement efforts more transformative! The first episode drops on Monday, March 29 and all of this first season will highlight issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and tune in!
Healthy Sleep Tips 💤
Are your children getting sufficient sleep? Sleep is critical to prevent both physical and mental health issues like obesity and attention problems. Use this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control to learn tips for good sleep and how many hours your child needs.
Keep Taking Preventative Measures Against the Coronavirus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infections and serious consequences. As states continue to distribute approved vaccines and people get shots, everyone will need to continue taking preventative steps to help stop the spread of the virus.

People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s still important not to throw caution to the wind. You should keep taking precautions like wear a mask, stay 6 feet or more apart from others, delay non-essential travel and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. You are considered fully vaccinated at least two weeks after your final dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Explore the latest guidance from the CDC if you've been fully vaccinated or are waiting for access.
How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves
Bolstering self-critical children. We hear kids say negative things about themselves all the time: “I’m so stupid!” “Nobody likes me.” And, of course, “I’m fat.” Or “I’m ugly.” Sometimes these things are throwaway lines, or fishing for reassurance. They may be harmless. But what experts call negative self-talk can also reflect an unhealthy tendency in kids to think the worst of themselves, and that can lead to—or be a sign of—something more serious.


 
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