Sep 042015


PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA, Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA, 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.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts.
Artworks are submitted first to sponsoring PTA schools, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged, which are then sent on to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by the Tenth District are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. 


Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Reflections Workshop
Tuesday, September 15, 2015   10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Barbara Topkis Auditorium
1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

This workshop will assist units in planning, promoting and implementing the Reflections Art Progam at their schools.

If your PTA has never sponsored the Reflections Art Program, and would like to implement the program,  this workshop will provide the information that you need in order to start the it at your school.  This is also a great opportunity to find out the how other schools have successfully promoted and inspired their students to demonstrate their creativity.

Information, rules and forms are available on the Tenth District PTSA website, and on the California State PTA website,

The deadline to submit the Reflections entries to the Tenth District is December 14, 2015.

We need volunteers to join our Reflections Committee.  If you are interested, please let us know.  We welcome your assistance and expertise.

For questions or information, and to RSVP, please send an email to, or call (213) 745-7114.