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Heroes Around Me

Thank you for leading the Reflections program for the students in your community! 

Reflections is a rewarding experience for students, parents, and volunteers. Our goal is to support our Leaders in maximizing the positive impact on students while providing tools to help guide you through the program from start to finish.

Get started today!

Download the Local PTA Leader Checklist

Download the Council PTA Leader/Regional Coordinator Checklist

Get the latest Reflections news for 2018!

Read The Review, Texas PTA's Arts in Education newsletter
 
Read Texas PTA's online magazine, The Voice
 

Local PTA/PTSA Eligibility

Any Local PTA/PTSA that attains Active Status no later than October 31 is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus. PTAs who are not in Good Standing may affect students’ eligibility to receive awards from Texas PTA.

Visit the Texas PTA Standards of Continuing Affiliation page for more information about Active Status and Good Standing.
 

Category Rules Individually 

The Student Program Rules and Student Entry Form can be found on the Eligibility & Participation page in both English and Spanish. If you wish to download the category rules individually, they are linked below:
 
General Rules English | Spanish
Dance Choreography  English | Spanish
Film Production  English | Spanish
Literature  English | Spanish
Music Composition  English | Spanish
Photography  English | Spanish
Visual Arts  English | Spanish
Special Artist Rules  English | Spanish

Reflections Program Timeline

Student Entry Deadline at the Local level: Local PTAs (individual schools) set their own due date to receive student entries. Most Local PTAs set their deadline near the end of October. Texas PTA encourages Local PTAs to contact their Council PTA or Regional Coordinator (if your Local PTA is not a member of a Council PTA) prior to determining the student entry deadline.

Advancing Entry Deadline at the Council/Regional level: Council PTAs and/or Regional Coordinators set their own due date to receive entries advancing from the Local PTAs. Due dates are typically set for late November or early December.

Advancing Entries to Texas PTA: Entries advancing to Texas PTA from the Council or Regional Coordinators must be received by 5:00 pm on January 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the acceptance date will extend to the following business day.

Advancing Entries to National PTA: Texas PTA advances selected entries no later than March 1.

 

Reflections Judging in Seven Easy Steps

Step One: Identify and recruit Volunteers and judges to help you with your Reflections program. Remember that it's best to have judges who are not closely affiliated with your campus.

Step Two: Verify eligibility of all entries received, including National PTA arts category rules and Texas PTA membership requirements. It's important to be proactive in working with families to resolve any eligibility concerns prior to judging.  

Step Three: Host your Reflections judging. Guidelines and suggested Scorecards are available for download. Council PTAs and Reginal Coordinators should follow these judging Guidelines.

Step Four: Download and complete the Advancing Entry Spreadsheet.

Step Five:  Following your judging, complete the Local PTA Participation Summary (available in October) or Reflections Council PTA Results Summary (available in December).

Step Six:  Advance entries to next round of judging by the published deadline.

Step Seven: Celebrate your students and Volunteers! Themed ribbons and certificates may be purchased through Texas PTA's online market. Download a Certificate Template for easier printing! (New ribbon and certificate designs will be available in October.)

Heroes Around Me

Thank you for leading the Reflections program for the students in your community! 

Reflections is a rewarding experience for students, parents, and volunteers. Our goal is to support our Leaders in maximizing the positive impact on students while providing tools to help guide you through the program from start to finish.

Get started today!

Download the Local PTA Leader Checklist

Download the Council PTA Leader/Regional Coordinator Checklist

Get the latest Reflections news for 2018!

Read The Review, Texas PTA's Arts in Education newsletter
 
Read Texas PTA's online magazine, The Voice
 

Local PTA/PTSA Eligibility

Any Local PTA/PTSA that attains Active Status no later than October 31 is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus. PTAs who are not in Good Standing may affect students’ eligibility to receive awards from Texas PTA.

Visit the Texas PTA Standards of Continuing Affiliation page for more information about Active Status and Good Standing.
 

Category Rules Individually 

The Student Program Rules and Student Entry Form can be found on the Eligibility & Participation page in both English and Spanish. If you wish to download the category rules individually, they are linked below:
 
General Rules English | Spanish
Dance Choreography  English | Spanish
Film Production  English | Spanish
Literature  English | Spanish
Music Composition  English | Spanish
Photography  English | Spanish
Visual Arts  English | Spanish
Special Artist Rules  English | Spanish

Reflections Program Timeline

Student Entry Deadline at the Local level: Local PTAs (individual schools) set their own due date to receive student entries. Most Local PTAs set their deadline near the end of October. Texas PTA encourages Local PTAs to contact their Council PTA or Regional Coordinator (if your Local PTA is not a member of a Council PTA) prior to determining the student entry deadline.

Advancing Entry Deadline at the Council/Regional level: Council PTAs and/or Regional Coordinators set their own due date to receive entries advancing from the Local PTAs. Due dates are typically set for late November or early December.

Advancing Entries to Texas PTA: Entries advancing to Texas PTA from the Council or Regional Coordinators must be received by 5:00 pm on January 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the acceptance date will extend to the following business day.

Advancing Entries to National PTA: Texas PTA advances selected entries no later than March 1.

 

Reflections Judging in Seven Easy Steps

Step One: Identify and recruit Volunteers and judges to help you with your Reflections program. Remember that it's best to have judges who are not closely affiliated with your campus.

Step Two: Verify eligibility of all entries received, including National PTA arts category rules and Texas PTA membership requirements. It's important to be proactive in working with families to resolve any eligibility concerns prior to judging.  

Step Three: Host your Reflections judging. Guidelines and suggested Scorecards are available for download. Council PTAs and Reginal Coordinators should follow these judging Guidelines.

Step Four: Download and complete the Advancing Entry Spreadsheet.

Step Five:  Following your judging, complete the Local PTA Participation Summary (available in October) or Reflections Council PTA Results Summary (available in December).

Step Six:  Advance entries to next round of judging by the published deadline.

Step Seven: Celebrate your students and Volunteers! Themed ribbons and certificates may be purchased through Texas PTA's online market. Download a Certificate Template for easier printing! (New ribbon and certificate designs will be available in October.)