May 312019

Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA

Reflections Exhibit and Reception

To Honor Our


2018-2019 Theme: “Heroes Around Me”

SUNDAY, June 2, 2019

Between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1605 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 405, Los Angeles 90015

Nov 062018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
is the due date for in-council units and out-of-council units to submit

Monday, December 3 
is the due date for in-council units and out-of-council units to submit
ONLY 1st, 2nd and 3rd winning entries in each division per category to: EPIC HERO

Wednesday, December 6, 2018
is the due date for in-council units and out-of-council units to submit
ONLY 4th,5th, 6th 7th 8th 9th and 10th winning entries in each division per category to: PRODIGY HERO


***all entry participants maybe be listed in the 10th District Reflections Catalog.
There could be a possibility of the artwork to be showcased and entered into our Districts and Councils Reflections Events***

Here are other chances to win:
Battle of the Councils
Battle of the Units
Contest to see how many entries received.
Traveling Art Showcase Contest Locations TBD/TBA
Most Likes on IG and Facebook
and many more!
Your Art could be in our Advertisement for Next Year via print, audio, video.
May 042018

National PTA 2018 Reflections Winners

2017-2018 Theme:  “Within Reach”

Congratulations to the following Tenth District student artists

on their national achievements in the arts!


Reflections Special Artist

Special Artist Award

Literature, Award of Excellence

Christopher Frat
Park Western/Harbor Magnet Elementary PTA, California


Reflections Music Composition

Music Composition Award

Primary Division, Award of Excellence

Violet Rivers
Eagle Rock Elementary PTA, California


Reflections Photography

Photography Awards

Primary Division, Award of Merit

Pierra Rozen-Nowac
Helping Hand
Third Street School PTA, California

Oct 242017


National PTA’s popular Reflections Art Program is kicking off in schools across the country, and your PTA can be part of it! The theme for the 2017 – 2018 Reflections Art Program is “Within Reach.”

California State PTA has resources available online to help you run a successful and inspiring Reflections Art Program for your school community:

Learn more about bringing Reflections to your school.

To contact the Tenth District PTSA Chairperson, Yvette Dayson, send an email to

Mar 022017

Reflections Arts Program


Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA
To Honor Our
2016-2017 Theme: “What Is Your Story?”

SUNDAY, March 5, 2017
 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Tenth District PTSA Barbara Topkis Auditorium

1000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015
(about 6 blocks east of Hoover)
Exhibit may also be viewed March 6 – 9, 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Dec 062016

That’s the theme for the 2016-17 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

“The Kite of Imagination” by Madalynn Olmos
2015-2016 Award of Excellence, California State PTA


Dear Reflections Chairs,

This is it, the week of submission!

Hopefully everyone’s entries are winding their way into your possession and all is going well with signatures and matting, copying, etc.

PTA staff is in the office downtown (1000 Venice Blvd) from 8:30am-3:30pm; I’ll try to be around until noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to check in all the entries.

Please see the Facebook page,, for information about a cover sheet for your school that we’ll need listing all kids’ entries by name, entry-type, age-category and entry-title. Thanks.

Please try to plan to stay a while downtown if possible for coffee and to meet other schools’ Reflections committee members and to help check in entries from other schools.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, issues, etc. The Facebook page has a lot of information too.

Looking forward to seeing you and all the artwork!

Sara Roos,
Reflections Chair
Los Angeles Tenth District

Feb 262015

... -15 Reflections theme is: "The world would be a better place ifReflections Exhibit and Reception
Los Angeles Tenth District Barbara Topkis Auditorium
1000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1pm to 4pm.

(This exhibit will remain up until Friday, March 6.)

The Los Angeles 10th  District judges selected 23 entries to forward from Tenth District to the California State PTA for further consideration.



Milan Korsten-Zapata, Primary,  Mt. Washington
Alison Eva Young, Intermediate, Mt. WashingtonAllie Young Self Portrait b&w
Halsey Hulse,  Middle School, Paul Revere
Tiana Torkan, High School, Palisades Charter

Visual Arts:

Clara Carter-Klauschie, Primary, Castle Heights
Danny Park, Intermediate, Third Street
Tessa Smigla, Middle School, Paul Revere
Martha Ho, High School, University
Mark Azucena, Special Artist, Eagle Rock Elementary

Dance Choreography

Clara Carter-Klauschie, Primary, Castle Heights
Ella Carter-Klauschie, Intermediate, Castle Heights
Sarah Hurty, Middle School, Paul Revere
Hanna Ghadesi, High School, Palisades

Music Composition

Kayla Pincus, Primary, Castle Heights
Nicholas Diner, Intermediate, Palisades
Charlie Orkand Lovett, Middle School, Paul Revere

Film Production

Ryan Zerpa, Intermediate, Third Street
Rory Asawa, Middle School, Paul Revere
Ryan Ebhrahimi, Special Artist, Paul Revere


Riley Ornelas, Primary, Lomita Magnet
Jane Lichtman, Intermediate, Wonderland
Sienna Michelle, Horvath Middle School, Palms
William Cooper, Higgins High School, Palisades

Eleven-hundred-forty-two (1142) Reflections entries were submitted to twenty-one (21) PTAs/PTSAs this year:

Atlantic Griffith Council – City Terrace

Gateway Council – 156th Street, 186th Street, Delores Street, Stephen M. White Middle

Highlands Council – Dahlia Heights, Eagle Rock Elementary, Los Feliz Charter, Mt. Washington, Solano Avenue Lomita/San Pedro Council – Lomita Math/Science Magnet

Los Angeles Council – Third Street, Ramon Cortines School of VAPA

Westside Council – Castle Heights, Palisades Elementary Charter, Palisades Charter High, Palms Middle, Revere Middle, University High, Wonderland Avenue

Out of Council – Beethoven Street

Four-hundred-thirty-eight (438) entries were forwarded to Tenth District: 21 in Dance Choreography, 24 in Film Production, 90 in Literature, 26 in Music Composition, 88 in Photography, 189 in Visual Arts. The Tenth District judges selected 415 entries for Award of Excellence, Award of Merit or Honorable Mention recognition.

These entries will be displayed in the Reflections Exhibit and Reception at Tenth District on Sunday, March 1. The students and their families have been invited to attend from 1pm to 4pm. (This exhibit will remain up until Friday, March 6.)

Feb 162015

Mary Lou Anderson Grant


The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides matching dollar funding to local PTAs to support in-school and after-school arts enhancement programs within their communities.

Now accepting applications for projects starting in the 2015-2016 school year. PTAs serving at-risk student populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

It is recommendded that you review the grant narrative before applying so that your responses may be drafted and then cut and pasted into the application.

Deadline: March 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST/ 5:00 pm PST

Apply Here


Email National PTA at

Dec 122014


The deadline to submit Reflections entries to Tenth District is Monday, January 5, 2015. (You can bring them to the district by December 19th, if that is more convenient.) Five (5) entries in each art category (literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, film production) from the grade divisions PreK-2 and 3-5, special artist and eight (8) entries in each art category from the grade divisions 6-8 and 9-12 may be forwarded to Tenth District from each participating unit.

When forwarding entries, be sure that:

  • Entries meet the criteria/rules for each category.

  • Student entry forms are fully completed, signed by student and parent and attached to each entry.

  • Consent forms are completed, signed and included for any individual whose image appears in the student’s photography, dance choreography or film production entry.

  • A master list is included with the correct spelling of the student’s name, grade and category for each entry.

  • Entries are carefully packaged.

  • The chairman fills out the Local PTA Unit Registration Form, which is located at under the Chairman Resources section and at under Reflections Program Resources in the Forms section. This Unit Registration Form asks for the unit’s legal (official) name, 8-Digit ID number, school address, principal’s name, etc., chairman’s name, etc., the number of students enrolled in the school, the number of students participating in Reflections by grade division in each of the six arts categories, etc.

The Tenth District office will be closed from December 22 to January 2. Regular office hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. If you have questions or need assistance, call the district office at 213-745-7191 or Mary Ann Garvey at 310-472-0163.

The Tenth District Reflections Committee will meet Tuesday morning, January 6, to prepare the entries for the district judges. Judging will begin Wednesday, January 7. The four entries in each art category, selected by our judges to forward to the California State PTA, must be in Sacramento by January 15. The judges will also select entries for Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and Honorable Mention recognition.

The Tenth District Reflections Exhibit will be held on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the auditorium at Tenth District. All entries selected by the Tenth District judges for recognition will be displayed in this exhibit.