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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

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.


-SRVCPTA Reflections Training Packet - Specific to our Council, this packet comprehensively cover what we need to do for Reflections at our schools.

-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.

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

Special Artist flyer


Council Reflections Winners for 2014-15!

Congratulations to the following students whose entries have been selected to advance on to Thirty-second District PTA. These entries will compete with others in the same arts areas and grade divisions from schools throughout Contra Costa County. Good luck to them!

Dance Choreography
High School Division: Alexis Kiku Iritani, Monte Vista HS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Emmerson Finder, Alamo
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Amber Kaplenko, Hidden Hills
Special Artist Division (Grades K-12): Karina Rose Bengco, San Ramon Valley HS

Film Production
High School Division: Jack McGill, San Ramon Valley HS
Middle School Division: Emily Giverts, Iron Horse MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Annia McCormick, Coyote Creek

High School Division: Angela Luo, Dougherty Valley HS
Middle School Division: Sasha Vibhava Hassan, Windemere Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Sukrit Mangla, Coyote Creek
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Sanvi Gupta, Hidden Hills
Special Artist Division (Grades K-12): Sammy Cooper, Diablo Vista MS

Music Composition
High School Division: Jared Jenson Wong, Monte Vista HS
Middle School Division: Ginger Esther Lau, Gale Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Zachary Jarvis, John Baldwin
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Sanvi Gupta, Hidden Hills

High School Division: Isabella Dossola, San Ramon Valley HS
Middle School Division: Om Kumar, Charlotte Woods MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Katherine Hansen, Country Club
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Dhruv Govindarao, Live Oak
Special Artist Division (Grades K-12): Cynthia Castellanos, San Ramon Valley HS

Visual Arts
High School Division: Miranda Allinson, San Ramon Valley HS
Middle School Division: Andrea Muljono, Windemere Ranch MS
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5): Daphne Chan, Tassajara Hills
Primary Division (Grades K-2): Kara Lee, Coyote Creek
Special Artist Division: Joshua Urrutia, Country Club


See some of the winning entries below:

2014 Council Reflections Photography & Visual Arts Winners

2014 Council Reflections Dance & Film Winners!

Click on each video to view dance or film:

Amber Kaplenko, Hidden Hills - Primary Dance Choreography

Emmerson Finder, Alamo - Intermediate Dance Choreography

Alexis Kiku Iritani, Monte Vista HS - High School Dance Choreography

Karina Rose Bengco, San Ramon Valley HS - Special Artist Dance Choreography

Annia McCormick, Coyote Creek - Intermediate Film Production

Emily Giverts, Iron Horse MS - Middle School Film Production

Jack McGill, San Ramon Valley HS - High School Film Production

Reflections Logo

General & Category Rules 2014-2015

Please use Abridged Rules & Guidelines 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.

-Abridged Rules & Guidelines

-General Participations Rules

-Special Artist

-Dance Choreography

-Film Production


-Music Composition


-Visual Arts

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


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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