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PTA Reflections Program

Information and Application Packet For Students.

Reflection Program Theme for 2016-2017
"What is Your Story"

Packet Includes:

  • General Student Participation Rules
  • Entry Size Qualifiers
  • Dance Choreography Rules
  • Film/Video Production Rules
  • Literature Rules
  • Musical Composition Rules
  • Photography Rules
  • Visual Arts Rules
  • Special Artist Division Rules
  • Official Entry Form

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year, the National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Themes are selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by students to the PTA Reflections Program Theme Search. The 2015– 2016 theme is "What is Your Story."

Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to a local PTA or PTSA. Nationally, the program has six arts areas — dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts — and four grade divisions — primary, intermediate, middle/junior, and senior.

When children express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance, and other art forms, they grow intellectually and socially. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings, and ideas; learn to look at things, people, and experiences in a fresh and exciting way; and become more interested in the ideas and works of others.

The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts.

Please note that:

  • 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).

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.

Please drop off the entry form with the student’s work to your students’ teachers NO LATER then Friday December 9th. Additional information about the awards assembly in January will come home after the winter break.

 

If you have any question please feel free to contact us.

 

Thank you,

Cinamon Gentry
PTA Reflections Chair and APS Fine Arts Teacher
gentry_cin@aps.edu
(505) 350-5768

 

Reflections Winners 2013-14

Parents and Staff,

Thank you for all your work pulling together this year’s Reflections. I am pleased to report that we had 176 students participate this year. I will be sending home participation certificates for all those students on Friday February 7th along with the student’s work. All the top three winners’ work has been sent on to the state PTA for judging. Those students will not be getting their work back until all the judging is completed. We should be hearing about any state winners around March.

Secondly I want to thank Erica Winter, Susan Oldfield, Tess Pallozzi, Natalie Abbott, and Keri Payne for helping me put up the display of the amazing photographs and artworks from the students this year.

I would also like to thank our wonderful judges from this year. They had the hard job of selecting the winners from the many great entries we received. A big thank you from me to Judy Pinto, Walter Pinto, John Gentry, Katie Kinsman, and Berin Kinsman.

Finally I want to congratulate all the winners! 

Intermediate Division:

Dance

  • 3rd Keeley Groves – Ms. Brunton
  • 2nd Song Song Culler – Ms. Jordan
  • 1st Brianna Hubbard – Mr. Vigil

Film:

  • HM Brody Steer – Ms. Johnson and Mr Vigil
  • HM Chris Peterson – Ms. Ross
  • 3rd Graeme Grover – Ms. Beller
  • 2nd Mackie Lund – Ms.Weeks
  • 1st Mason Blatner – Mr. Vigil

Literature:

  • HM Sumayyah Salahuddin – Ms. Ross
  • HM Arianna Rodriguez – Ms. McNally
  • 3rd McKenna Wagenman – Ms. Ross
  • 2nd Andras Zolyomi – Ms. Ross
  • 1st Taylor Wagenman – Ms. McNally

Music:

  • HM Ann Jensen – Ms. Beller
  • HM Joseph Camacho – Ms. Ross
  • 3rd Alex Muller – Ms. McNally
  • 2nd Bailee Baca – Ms. Jordan
  • 1st Andras Zolyomi – Ms. Ross

Photography:

  • HM Naomi Edwards – Ms. Brunton
  • HM Beau Anderson – Ms. Crone and Ms. Roberts
  • 3rd Nicholas Petty – Ms. Brunton
  • 2nd Caitlyn Southward – Ms. Beller
  • 1st Abigail Delgado – Ms. Spaulding 

Visual Arts:

  • HM Beau Anderson – Ms. Crone and Ms. Roberts
  • HM Cade Martinez – Ms. Beller
  • 3rd Grace Meindl – Ms. Ross
  • 2nd Alex Muller – Ms. McNally
  • 1st Andy Liu – Ms. Ross 

Primary Division:

Film:

  • 2nd Andrian Vargas – Ms. Chandler
  • 1st Carmen Benavides – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett

Literature:

  • HM Ava Wagenman – Ms. Ottesen
  • HM Adela Yapita – Ms. Grady
  • 3rd Alisa Quach – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • 2nd Kaylee Baca – Ms. Dixon
  • 1st Rachel Bullock – Ms. Mayo

Music:

  • 1st Jax Vargas – Ms. Dixon

Photo:

  • HM Braden Gorenflo – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • HM Emi Darnell – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • 3rd Morgan Haan – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • 2nd Mark Camacho – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • 1st Jason Talley – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett

Visual Arts:

  • HM Rachel Bullock – Ms. Mayo
  • HM Geneva Swift – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett
  • 3rd Isaac Delgado – Ms. Dixon
  • 2nd Adan Olbrich – Ms. Moses
  • 1st Zah’Mara Abeita-White – Ms. Waltzer-Hackett