Explore the Arts and Express Yourself
National PTA's Reflections program, run by the PTA and driven by parent volunteers, provides students the opportunity for recognition and access to the arts which boosts confidence and success in the arts and in life. Reflections encourages artistic creativity in the classroom and at home, and this program hopes to inspire kids across the nation to create artwork around a central theme.
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old 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 their world.
2020-2021 Theme: I Matter Because…
This year’s theme is I Matter Because... Children of all ages have the option to express themselves through Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, Film Production, Dance, and Literature. Once all the artwork is submitted, it is reviewed by industry professionals. All winning pieces will advance to the next level, Burbank Council PTA (BCPTA). The winners from BCPTA move on to First District PTA, and those winners move on to California Sate PTA (CAPTA). CAPTA winners move on to the final destination, National PTA.
There are six categories students can submit art in. Students may submit in multiple categories, multiple times.
Since Reflections is all online this year, artwork will be submitted HERE
If you have any questions, email HERE
Finally, the JMMS PTSA is offering a workshop and Q&A session! Please join us! Friday, September 25th at 4 PM.
Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/bqibXmL