reflectionsThe goal of PTA’s 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.

Schools and PTAs committed to quality learning in the arts can identify opportunities together for families to take an active role in support of arts education.

The Reflections program is run through local PTAs in good standing, and allows students in grades P-12 to enter pieces in:
Visual Arts • Photography • Literature
Film Production • Dance Choreography • Music Composition



Jeffco Chairs: Cindy Vaughan-Sanger and Tonya Aultman-Bettridge

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Reflections News
  • Posters Available at the Colorado PTA Office: $3 each, checks only, made out to Jeffco PTA. Office hours M0n – Thurs, 12 -5 pm, or call for other availability. 7859 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge. 303-420-7820
  • National Winners Announced: Congratulations to our four 2016-17 National winners from Jeffco:
    Kaelen Becker, Dennison Elementary – Award of Excellence in Film Production
    Cameron Owens, Jeffco Cameo – Award of Merit in Music Composition
    Xan McPherson, Lakewood High School – Award of Merit in Photography
    Sam Field, Bradford K-8 – Award of Merit in Photography
  • Reflections Scholarship Awarded: Congratulations to David Mitchell of Ralston Valley High School. He will receive a $250 scholarship to go towards his college tuition as he pursues a career in Music Education.


Theme for 2017-18 is “Within Reach”

Local Chairs
Information on how to run the program at the
local school level, including rules, forms,
and promotional materials.
All rules and entry forms for submission to the
local school level. Information on the
Jeffco PTA Reflections Scholarship

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