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.

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


National PTA results for the 2014-2015 year will be available in early May 2015.
Materials for the 2015-2016 year will be available on the Illinois PTA website,, in May 2015. 

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
Template Media Advisory
Thank- you Letter for Volunteers
Sample Program Evaluation
Reflections Builds Family-School Partnerships
Certificate of Recognition
Messages to Share
2013 Arts Education Unified Statement
How to Engage Diverse Families Through the Arts Slides