Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.
Meridian Elementary PSTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. All students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas:
o Dance Choreography
o Film Production
o Musical Composition
o Visual Arts (e.g. drawing, painting, print making, collage)
Students submit artwork to their Local PTA/PTSAs. Works are judged by Local PTA/PTSAs and the winning entries advance to the Council, District, Region, and/or State PTA round, depending on the State structure. Top entries from each State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging.
Each June, National PTA awards:
National PTA awards highlight winners at several events and communications channels, including the Annual National PTA Convention & Exposition and a public exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education for two months.
Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search. The winning theme for the 2015/2016 school year is:
"Let your imagination fly......"
For more information about this great program go to the WA State PTA website for program details, forms and an update regarding the newest program feature "Special Artists" for special needs students!
You can also email our Reflections Chair.