Home
About Us Goals Executive Board Our PTA & PTSA Units Events & Meetings
Programs Communications Health & Wellness Inclusion & Diversity Legislative Advocacy Parent & Community Concerns Reflections Safety Scholarships & Awards Sister School Special Needs
Newsletter
For PTA Leaders Presidents Treasurers Membership Mentors for PTA Units Nominating Committees CA State PTA Convention
Resources/Links

This Column For Reflections Chairs' Use

Advancing Entries To Council

Follow these steps to advance your school's entries to Council
How To Advance Entries

 

Please complete following form and submit with advancing entries:

Unit Participation Form

 

Also complete this spreadsheet and e-mail to Bhu or Susanna:

Advancing Entries Spreadsheet

 

Have entrants use this form if there are other students participating in the entries

Consent Form

Reflections Logos & Flyers

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

Reflections logo

PTAReflections ...more

Reflections Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Reflections

News

7/27/16

"Reflections 101 for PTA Leaders"
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
5:00pm-6:00pm

Sign Up for this one hour webinar to get all the info you need to kick the year off right!  

 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8184111819748401153?splash=false 

 

more

2016-2017 Theme

 

"What Is Your Story?" That’s the theme for the 2016-17 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts.

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.

State-level winners were recognized at the 2016 California State PTA Annual Convention and will be posted online soon. National-level Award of Excellence honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artworks are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit. See the list of National winners.

Reflections Chair

For questions, email our Reflections Chair at reflections@srvcouncilpta.org

Student Entry Form

Student Entry Form

Download and complete by computer or print and fill out manually. Please make sure the form is complete.

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 - Created by National PTA, it's great reference as it goes over the entire Reflections process in general and provides steps in implementing your program.

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

-Tips For Promoting Reflections - Some of these may generate excitement and result in more participation from students.

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

General & Category Rules

Please use Summary of Rules as a "cheat sheet." Once the student has determined the categories to enter, he/she MUST review carefully the General Rules and Full Rules for each category. Deadline dates will be determined by each school.

- Summary of Rules

- General Participations Rules

- Special Artist

- Dance Choreography

- Film Production

- Literature

- Music Composition

- Photography

- Visual Arts

* New! Distinction between various art forms for Visual Arts & Photography (PowerPoint slides)

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. 20 points or 50%

Artistic Merit/Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 10 points or 25%

Mastery of Medium: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 10 points or 25%

(For Official Use Only)
-Judging Tips
-Judge's Rating Sheet