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This Column For Reflections Chairs' Use

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 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.

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 logo

Reflections logo - Black

Reflections logo - White

Reflections flyer (general)

Reflections flyer (customizable)

Arts In Education flyer

Reflections

The World Would Be A Better Place If...

Reflections Theme 2014-2015

Students are invited to participate in the National PTA Reflections Program by submitting art entries based on this common theme to their local PTA or PTSA. The program has six arts areas and five grade divisions. The 2014-2015 theme is "The world would be a better place if...".
 

For entry deadline dates, please check with your school's PTA or PTSA, they will post the dates at your school.

Arts areas: 

Dance choreography
Film production
Literature
Musical composition
Photography

Visual arts

 Grade divisions: 

Primary (up to Grade 2)
Intermediate (Grade 3-5)
Junior (Grade 6-8)
Senior (Grade 9-12)

Special Artist (SDC K-12)

 

Questions?

E-mail Susanna Ordway, Reflections Program Chair

                                     or

E-mail Bhu Singh, Reflections Showcase Chair

Be Inspired By Last Year's Winning Entries

Reflections Logo

General & Category Rules 2014-2015

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. 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

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

SMARTS promotes and supports access for all students to a complete education that includes the arts! Please join their mailing list.