National PTA Reflections Program
The National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its Annual Reflections Program. The Texas Reflections program has the most participation of any National PTA program with entries totaling over 75,000 across the state. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas:
- musical composition
- visual arts
- dance choreography
In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art - a great learning experience! When children express themselves through words, pictures, movement, music, photography and other art forms, they grow intellectually. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings and ideas. They learn to look at things, people and experiences in a fresh and exciting way and they become more interested in the ideas and works of others.
As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to create their own works. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By creating their own literature, musical composition, photography, the visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video, children not only learn about the arts, more importantly, they learn about themselves.
2020-2021 Reflections Theme
This year's Reflections Theme is "I Matter". Students can choose from the following categories: Dance Choreography, Music, Literature, Photography or Visual Arts. Entry forms can be found HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish) and program rules are listed HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish). Please note that the student or one parent must be a member of the PTA in order to submit an entry.
Please contact our Reflections Chair if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.