Reflections Program


2014 - 2015 Winners
Congratulations to Ezra Kotovsky and Patrick Baggett for winning PTA Reflections for the entire Alameda Unified School District!

Ezra Kotovsky :  intermediate film : "Save the World - Eraser Style"
Patrick Baggett : intermediate music composition : "Pollution"

All participants of the 2014-2015 PTA Reflections contest will be receiving their artwork, certificates, and Tucker's ice cream tokens this week!

Congratulations to all who participated this year!

2014-2015 — "The world would be a better place if..." 

Congratulations to all the participants of this year’s PTA Reflections!  We had a wide range of fantastic artwork turned in, and each participant will be rewarded with a Tucker’s ice cream token.

Stay tuned for further announcements on how to claim your token and get your projects back.

I’m also happy to announce that several of these projects will be moving on to the district level for additional judging!

The finalists are...

Visual Arts
  • primary – Zora Oliverius “An Otter Family”
  • intermediate – Sarah Ousterhout “Picking Up Trash”

  • intermediate – May Klingelhofer “The World Would Be a Better Place if…”

Dance Choreography
  • intermediate – Michaela Ousterhout “Helping Others”

  • intermediate – Ezra Kotovsky “Save the Earth, Eraser Style”

Music Composition
  • intermediate – Patrick Baggett “Pollution”

  • intermediate – Theodore Baldonado “Wild Life”

Rules and Information
That's right, it's time for the PTA Reflections program and this year the theme is “The world would be a better place if...”. For the newcomers who may not know, Reflections is a PTA-founded art program that offers students the opportunity to create art for fun and recognition. Students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, photography, musical composition, dance choreography, film/video production and the visual arts (which include art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage). With a theme as broad as “Believe, Dream, Inspire”, it's going to be exciting to see what the kids come up with!

Students' works are critiqued against others in the same grade division and yes, the program does follow a contest format but winning is not the emphasis. Each student is formally recognized simply for participating as it is meant to encourage the arts through imagination and individuality. Each art project must be an original and created solely by the student and should be worked on at home.

Here are links to the student entry form, which must be attached to each entry, general rules, and also specific rules for each category. Please make sure to read through all of it very carefully! Student entry forms and rule packets will also be available in the office.

  Student Entry Form
  General Rules
  Visual Arts
  Dance Choreography
  Film Production
  Musical Composition
  Special Artist

I will attempt to showcase the art and acknowledge artists with a visual display in November. All participants will receive a Tucker's token when the art is returned at the end of the year.

Please visit the California State PTA Reflections Arts Recognition Program online for more information.

Please turn in all entries WITH completed entry form to the office. The deadline is Monday, October 20th, 2014.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Kelley Seltzer (Edison PTA Reflections Chair)