About National PTA Reflections
National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.
     Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The 2013-2014 Reflections program theme is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”
     All students must follow the general participation rules, as well as rules for each arts category listed above. For all forms and guidelines contact your state PTA.
     In 2012, the Special Artist Division emerged as an optional division for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Contact your state PTA regarding state availability, guidelines and rules.

How to Get Involved
As a Reflections leader, you will play a critical role in helping students to explore the arts. Students who participate in the Reflections program may not recognize themselves as artists when they sign up--but they will by the end of the Reflections celebrations!
     Any active PTA/PTSA in good standing with its state has the ability to implement a Reflections program. Whether there is no parent group activity at your school now, or your existing parent group wants to realize all the benefits of PTA membership, we encourage you to contact National PTA at info@pta.org or (800) 307-4PTA (4782) and we will help you get your program underway.
     Your State PTA has specific guidelines and deadlines, as well as a step-by-step Local PTA/PTSA Leader Reflections Guide that streamlines the whole process. They may also have training and networking opportunities for you to learn from other PTAs involved in Reflections. Contact your State PTA today!



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Formas en Español
Actualización 2013-2014
Estos formularios se pueden descargar a su computadora, llenado en línea o impreso.

Reglas Generales de Participación en el Programa Reflections® de
National PTA

Forma de participación de estudiante en el Programa Reflections® de National PTA
Formulario de consentimiento para el Programa Reflections de PTA Locals
Formulario de participación de la unidad
local de PTA

•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA Reglas de Coreografía de Danza
•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA Reglas de Producción Cinematográfica
•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA Reglas de Literatura
•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA Reglas de Composición Musical
•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA
Reglas de Fotografía

•  Programa Reflections® de National PTA
Reglas de Artes Visuales

•  Reglas de la División de Artistas Especiales del
Programa Reflections® de National PTA

•  Las Artes en la Educación
•  División de Artistas Especiales

National PTA Awards and Recognition


Forms in English
Updated for 2013-2014
These forms may be downloaded to your computer,
filled out online or printed out.

•  National PTA Local Unit Reflections Guide
Sample Action Plan
•  Illinois PTA and National PTA Reflections
        Network & Training Events

•  Volunteer Job Descriptions
•  Rules in Brief
•  Reflections Survey Evalution

Online Registration Guide

•  Reflections Student Entry Form
 Local Unit Participation Form
•  Local PTA Reflections Consent Form
Council, District, Region, State Participation Form
Submission Information
Acknowledgment Letter Template
Judging Tips
•  Judging Score Card Samples
Illinois PTA Reflections Ribbons Order

Participant Rules
•  General Program Participant Rules
•  Dance Choreography Rules
•  Film Production Rules
•  Literature Rules
•  Musical Composition Rules
•  Photography Rules
•  Visual Arts Rules
•  Special Artist Division Rules

•  2015-2016 Theme Search Entry Form




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