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Reflections

2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Theme: “Within Reach”

The Reflections program is a great opportunity to get students involved in more cultural arts opportunities and for parents and families to get involved with PTA events at your school. If you have never done Reflections, perhaps this is the year to try! Visit www.pta.org where there is a wealth of Reflections information. Share informational flyers with teachers who might be able to use the theme as a class project (hint: art teacher or English teacher!). Having an after school or Saturday afternoon activity group do Reflections artwork would be a great idea to help generate entries! Or bring your children to a PTA meeting where they can work on Reflections artwork while the adults meet. The basic rules are online so that you can easily refer to what is required in each art category.

Taking part in Reflections at your school is fun and rewarding. Remember to register your unit online at National PTA, and then implement the program at your school in the way that works for you. Send your winning 1st place entries to the MN PTA state office with the student entry form attached to artwork. Include the unit participation form so that we can tally your total school participation. Important dates to remember for next school year include February 6, 2018, which is the deadline for your 1st place entries in each division and age category to be in the state PTA office.

PTA Reflections is a great way to support the cultural arts and to get parents and students involved in an arts activity.  And what a great way to spend some time over the school breaks or holidays. So have your students reflect on this year’s theme and create some art……Because making art is …..”Within Reach!”

Please let me know how I can help!

Lori Ortega: reflections@mnpta.org