The goal of the PTA Arts in Education programming is to be a resource for PTA leaders in partnering with schools to provide opportunities for all students to explore and be involved in the arts.
The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program —support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. When PTAs and schools work together to support arts education, they:
- Encourage all students—despite individual challenges—to explore ideas, express their individuality and support their peers in a positive way;
- Provide all students with an academic advantage by increasing student engagement and teacher effectiveness, which leads to increased school attendance rates and social connectedness among students; and
- Enhance family engagement by connecting families and schools to one another and to their communities.
The 2018-2019 theme is “Heroes Around Me” To start a program, review the resources below, then contact your Council or Region Director to register your PTA and get answers for any questions or assistance.
2018-2019 REFLECTIONS TURN IN DATES
December 10 — Regional Reflections (local units not part of councils) database due. Only needs to include those entries moving on from the school level.
December 14 – Regional Reflections (local units not part of councils) entries due. Photo/Visual arts entries must be physically received in the PTA office by this date. Music/Dance/Film and Literature entries may be submitted electronically. (This is optional, if you wish to use this option, email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a link to where you can upload your entries).
January 4 – Council Reflections program database due.
January 11 – Council Reflections music/dance/film entries due via electronic upload (mandatory). Literature can be submitted electronically or along with visual arts and photo entries.
January 21 – Council Reflections visual arts/photo/literature (if not submitted electronically) must be physically received in the PTA office by this date.
January 29 (tentative) – Regional Reflections winners announced officially.
February 18 (tentative) – State Reflections winners announced officially.
March 17 (tentative) – State Reflections winners awards ceremony.