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This Column For Reflections Chairs' Use

Online Registration Guide

Here are step-by-step instructions for creating an account to use the online submission system, registering your school and advancing student entries. There are also FAQ's on the second page for more information on using this system.

Online Registration Guide

To access the online system: 

http://pta.org/reflections

Reflections Logos

Download the appropriate Reflections logo or logos to create customized, posters, banners and other materials to help promote the program to your school community.

Reflections logo

PTAReflections logo

Reflections logo - Black

Reflections logo - White

Resources for Reflections Chairs

Here are some great resources to help you educate and promote the Reflections program to your school communities, especially if you are new to the program this year. Even if you are a returning Chair, or are familiar with the program, some of these may help you organize your activities or generate some ideas.

-Local Chair Guide - A great reference as it goes over the entire Reflections process and provides steps in implementing your program.

-Sample Checklist/Action Plan - Use this or modify it with your activities and you won't forget an important detail.

-Ideas for Reflections Activities - Some of these may generate excitement and result in more participation from students.

-FAQ - Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Results From State!!!

CAPTA has selected award recipients for Reflections, and four students from schools in our Council received Awards of Merit!
 

Film

Matthew Vegh, Monte Vista HS
 
Literature
Shishir Subramanya, Hidden Hills
 

Visual Arts

Eihn Doh, Live Oak
Joo Hee Kim, Dougherty Valley HS
 
Congratulations to these students! They will receive letters and their awards via mail from CAPTA and their entries will be on display at the California PTA Convention in May.

Believe, Dream, Inspire Winning Entries For Council Level!

Congratulations to this year's 25 winning entries! These entries have advanced to 32nd District (Northern Cal region) for next level of judging:

Dance Choreography
High School Division: Isabella Li, Monte Vista HS
Middle School Division: Nadia Latifi, Gale Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Lyra Latifi, Coyote Creek
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Emmerson Finder

Film Production
High School Division: Matthew Vegh, Monte Vista HS
Middle School Division: Henna Kabra, Diablo Vista MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Brennan Finder, Alamo
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Edison Nguyen, Hidden Hills

Literature
High School Division: Rebecca John, Dougherty Valley HS
Middle School Division: Rithvik Ramesh, Gale Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Sanya Khan, Montair
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Shishir Subramanya, Hidden Hills

Music Composition
High School Division: Abhinav Anand, Dougherty Valley HS
Middle School Division: Connor Marohn, Diablo Vista MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Sanya Khan, Montair
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Sanvi Gupta, Hidden Hills

Photography
High School Division: Rohan Vembar, Dougherty Valley HS
Middle School Division: Annika Gupta, Windemere Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Trent Thompson, Walt Disney
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Kaavya Vipul, Hidden Hills

Visual Arts
High School Division: Joo Hee Kim, Dougherty Valley HS
Middle School Division: Michelle Li, Windemere Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Mahika Anand, Hidden Hills
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Eihn Doh, Live Oak
Special Artist Division: Cole Catchings, Charlotte Woods MS

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Reflections Theme For 2014-2015

Students! It's not too early to start working on entries for 2014 - 2015! The National PTA has determined the theme for next year's Reflections program, and it's...

"The World Would Be A Better Place If..."

Reflections Theme 2014-2015

General & Category Rules 2013-2014

Student Entry Form

Student Entry Form

Download and complete by computer or print and fill out manually

Judging Criteria, Tips & Score Card

Interpretation of Theme: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. 5 points or 50%

Artistic Merit/Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 3 points or 30%

Mastery of Medium: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 2 points or 20%

(For Official Use Only)
-Judging Tips
-Judging Score Card

Links

32nd District PTA to find a timeframe of the Reflections program

CA PTA to find tips, detailed rules and the CA PTA store

National PTA to read more about the program and find the National PTA store

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