Dear New Mexico PTA Leaders and Members,
Welcome to a new school year! At the July New Mexico PTA Board meeting, the officers and chairs talked at great length on how we can support you this year. As a membership driven association, making sure that PTA members are offered the tools and resources they need to help their child succeed is our top priority.
The Board talked about how some PTAs will be starting from scratch: new PTA leadership, new administration, new members. Some PTAs will have a year of experience and work to expand programs and further engage the families at their school. Some PTAs are a well-oiled machine and have long term leaders ready to step up and continue building upon what has been done in the past.
To all of you – know that New Mexico PTA Board members are here to support, advise and assist when needed. As volunteers ourselves, we know how rough the past year has been and we need you to know that we’ve got your PTA back.
While we all had hoped for something close to “normal” this year, it looks like we will be inventing yet another “new normal” for this school year. As your Boards come together to discuss budgets and programs for the year, don’t be afraid to start fresh with new ideas and projects! While doing it “the way we have always done it” is comfortable, this could be the year to use your imagination and try something new. Zoom Board meetings, family program experiences from the house instead of school, virtual movie nights, guest speakers via Zoom on hot topics that affect your families…the world is open to you – let your imagination soar!
In 2022, National PTA will celebrate its 125th year of advocating for every child. 125 years of providing programs and services to the families in our communities. 125 years of working to make every child’s potential a reality. New Mexico PTA is proud to be part of this celebration – look for ways to celebrate 125 years of PTA in your community!
I truly believe that the right people are in place at the right time. You are the right people, the right members, the right leaders, the right advocates. We are here to support you. Stay in touch with us and reach out when you need help or just someone to bounce ideas off of. We are honored to be of service to you and look forward to working together for every child.
VP of Legislation and Advocacy
New Mexico Parent Teacher Association