How to Sponsor a Reflections Program
Any PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program. Virginia PTA defines a local unit in good standing as one whose bylaws are up to date, as of December 1, 2011 (revised by December 1, 2006), and has paid Membership dues by June 30, 2011.
- Students may submit entries only through a PTA or PTSA in good standing.
- All entries submitted must be original works and must relate to the current year’s Reflections Program theme.
- Each entry must be the work of only one student. Assistance from teachers, parents, or friends is not permitted except in special cases (such as students with physical disabilities).
A Word to Parents
As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to be responsible for their own work. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By producing their own literature, musical compositions, photographs, films, dance routines, and visual artwork, children learn about the arts and, more importantly, they learn about themselves. Students should simply do their best; crooked lines, incorrect musical notes, or misspelled words do not disqualify anyone.
PTA's Reflections Program helps parents encourage the creativity and continuous self-discovery process of their children. Supporting the Reflections Program is one way you can support the arts in your home, school, and community.
*Artwork by 2010-2011 Reflections Winners