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NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM:  Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

“Look Within”

That’s the theme for the 2019-2020 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.

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.
Entries are due  Fri. Oct. 18, 2019 by 3p.m. to the B&A Office
For more info you can contact Reflections Chairman:  TBA  or see Janice Zolnekoff in B&A x2010.
Entry Forms will be available on the counter in the B&A Office in September or from your English, Art, Music or Special Education teachers.
1st Place Winners at Whittier/Pico Rivera Council will be sent on to be judged at Thirty-Third District PTA.
CONGRATULATIONS to WHS First Place winner in Literature  - 9th Grader Skylar Martinez.  Skylar also placed Third at Whittier/Pico Rivera Council PTA.  Way to go Skylar!!!

National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, film/video production and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson.

Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to their local PTA or PTSA. Any PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program.


The top entry in each category will be forwarded on to the Whittier-Pico Rivera Council PTA.  Entries from all the schools from the Whittier Union High School District, the Whittier City School District, the East Whittier School District, the South Whittier School District and the El Rancho Unified School District will be judged.  Those winners will then be sent to the Thirty-Third District PTA, California State PTA and National PTA.  YEAH WHS Students!!