Arts and Reflections

For over 50 years, students have been creating original works of art of their own Reflections expressing their hopes, their feelings, and worlds.

The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students earn positive recognition for their achievements.

Encourage your school community to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections!

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Reflections 2019-2020 Theme:

Get started on this years’ program today!

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Reflections Materials Guide

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Region Reflections Chairs and Dropoff Deadlines

# Region Deadline Region Reflections Chair
4 Central Hudson 12/7/19 Vicki Gill
5 Suffolk 12/6 – 12/7/2019 Joan Wabnik
6 Leatherstocking 12/13/2019 Michele Witt
7 Genesse Valley 11/18/2019 Lynn Moulton
10 Nassau 12/2-12/3/19 Marie Saint Vil
11 Niagara 1/2/2020 Jennifer Walowitz
12 Northeastern 12/9/19 + 12/11/19 Jennifer Collazo
14 South Central n/a Janet Huie – Region Director
15 Southeastern 12/13/2019 Kelly Howe – Region Director
17 Taconic 12/13/2019 Leslie Lugo
18 Westchester-East Putnam 12/12-12/13/19 Melissa Cancro
19 Western 12/3/19 Jill Paterson

National PTA Reflections Theme Search

National PTA is looking for the 2021-2022 Reflections Program Theme.

Is your PTA challenging students to submit ideas to the National PTA Theme Search Contest? Find out more HERE!

Reflections Theme for 2019-2020 is Look Within.

Reflections Theme for 2020-2021 is I Matter Because…


Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant

This grant from National PTA awards two local PTAs with $1,000 in matching funds for student-centered programs that increase access to high-quality arts learning experiences and provides new pathways for students to participate in Reflections. In line with Mary Lou Anderson’s belief in the importance of the arts for all students, this grant opportunity places special emphasis on increasing access to arts education among at-risk and under-served students.

Click HERE for more info and grant application.

2018-19 NYS PTA Reflections Winners

Award of Excellence Winners (from National PTA)

  • Jason Kasnicki from Casey Middle School PTSA; Music Composition – Intermediate; Western
  • Griffin Hon from Harry B. Thompson Middle School PTSA; Film Production – Middle School; Nassau
  • Isabella Ramirez from Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA; Dance Choreography – High School; Nassau
  • Ruby King from Richard P. Connor PTA; Visual Arts- Primary; Central Hudson

Award of Merit Winners (from National PTA)

  • Isabel Ramsey from Medina Central School PTSA; Visual Arts – High School; Niagara
  • Alexandra Francois from Plaza PTA; Dance Choreography – Intermediate; Nassau
  • Nicole Champlin from Martha Brown PTSA; Music Composition-Middle School; Genesee Valley
  • Giovanni Mincin from Polk Street School PTA; Music Composition-Primary; Nassau

Congratulations to all our New York State 2019 Reflections Award of Excellence and Award of Merit winners.

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