The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Illinois PTA encourages all local PTA units to celebrate arts learning with the Reflections program.

Reflections is the National PTA arts program that asks children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different arts categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. The six arts categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is "Let Your Imagination Fly."

Students can create as many projects as they like, in as many arts categories as they like. Projects can only be submitted through a local unit PTA in good standing. From the local PTA, projects advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program.

Mark your calendar for SPOTLIGHT '16 taking place at Millikin University on Saturday, April 30 in Decatur, Illinois. This day is a free celebration of arts for all children in Illinois including arts workshops, Reflections galleries, & student recognition. Watch for information in the coming months.

For additional information about Reflections and the arts in Illinois, visit

To be added to the state reflections chair email list or to start a PTA Reflections program in your school community, contact: Joan Scovic Cultural Arts Director Illinois PTA

Additional Resources

Reflections Ribbons Order Form
Advancing Projects Spreadsheet
Fast Start-Reflections
Budgeting and Procedure Books
PTA Reflections Media & More
Reflections Template Press Release
Packaging Instructions
Reflections Flyer
Reflections Flyer SPA
Donation Request Letter
Speaker Request Letter
Reflections Information Request Flyer fillable
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National Awards
Information for Judges
Judging Score Card
Template Certificate
Art of Family Engagement
Reflections Celebration Guide
15-16 Past Program Themes SPA
15-16 Past Program Themes
15-16 Theme Search Entry Form
15-16 Theme Search Entry Form SPA
2015 Reflections Poster

Local Leaders

Local Leaders Guide to Reflections
Student Entry Form
Student Entry Form SPA
Local PTA Participation Form
Council-District-Region Participation Form
Thank-you Letter for Volunteers
Advancing Projects Spreadsheet
Program Evaluation
15-16 Rules Dance Choreography SPA
15-16 Rules Dance Choreography
15-16 Rules Film Production SPA
15-16 Rules Film Production
15-16 Rules For Participation
15-16 Rules For Participation SPA
15-16 Rules Literature SPA
15-16 Rules Literature
15-16 Rules Music Composition SPA
15-16 Rules Music Composition
15-16 Rules Photography SPA
15-16 Rules Photography
15-16 Rules Special Artist SPA
15-16 Rules Special Artist
15-16 Rules Visual Arts SPA
15-16 Rules Visual Arts


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