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Accepting Imperfection

Get ready for the 2024–2025 PTA Reflections theme Accepting Imperfection

If you are interested in participating in the Reflections Program, check back on our website this summer for the details.

Need help starting a Reflections Program through your PTA? Contact [email protected] to get started.

Illinois PTA Reflections Program 2023-24 Results

Further Advancement of Illinois PTA Entries at the National Level

The PTA Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence. Visual and performing arts naturally align with established Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) goals.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 nationwide create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. Approaching its 55th year, this program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Students submit their completed works of art in one or more of the arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. They participate in their grade division: Primary (Pre-K – Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Accessible Arts (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Accessible Arts Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.

Diversity Pledge (Spanish)
Diversity Arts Celebration Guide
Creative Career Fair Guide
ArtsEd Leaders Guide
A Family Guide to Selecting Diverse Books

Family Art Extras

Reflections Crossword Puzzle
Reflections Coloring Book
Reflections Art Categories Coloring Sheet
Reflections Activity Sheet
Reflections Activity Sheet-Spanish
Family Art Activities

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