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    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE TOP 5 ENTRIES IN EACH ART CATEGORY & GRADE LEVEL FROM THE LOCAL PTAS TO THE REGION FOLDERS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO DEC. 8!

     

     Welcome to the 2023-24 National Reflections Program!

     
     
    This year's theme of "I Am Hopeful Because..." will inspire students to think about the many ways that we can all have hope!

    ALL MATERIALS HAVE BEEN UPDATED FOR THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM.

    If you find any resources that appear to be from prior years, please contact Julie Renode at reflections@papta.org 

    If you were unable to attend a Reflections training session or want to watch the session again, here is a link to the recording:

     
    If you need a passcode, use "zpwL2C%P"
     
    Here is a link to the slide deck from the training video:
     

    IMPOTRANT UPDATE FOR THIS YEAR!!!

    All PTAs will advance their top 5 entries in each art category & grade division directly to the Region level of judging, as the council level of judging has been eliminated.
     
     
    We will provide a link to the UPDATED PA PTA Local Unit Leaders' Guide on the shared Google drive BY AUGUST 14th!
    It will also be available from the column on the left.
    You must use the PA PTA Guide, as some rules for our state are different than National PTA's rules.
     
    Please use the links in the column on the left to get ALL of your information and materials for your PTA's Reflections program!
     

    All local unit (PTA) & council Reflections chairs who have registered on the National PTA Reflections website AND with the PA PTA state office will be invited to the new PA PTA Reflections shared Google drive by August 25th  (or if/when you register after that date). - INSTRUCTIONS BELOW! Sorry for the delay!

    Using the shared Google drive is recommended but not required. Any local unit (PTA) or council chairs who aren't using the shared drive need to contact Bonnie Fagan @ reflections@papta.org by Sept. 15th to make other arrangements to advance their entries.

     
    Local PTAchairs can decide how they want to receive entries this year:
    -as physical entries that students bring to school;
                                     - as electronic files that students email to the local unit chairperson or
                                      - offer a hybrid program where students can submit entries either way.

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    UPDATE - A link for the paper version of the Student Entry Form has been added in the column on the left!

    Here is the link to a great new 90-second video that highlights a student's steps toward submitting an entry.

    Video - A Student's Steps To Submit An Entry  

     

    If you'd like to experiment with a test copy of the new Google Student Entry Form, please use the link below. 

     You can pretend that you are a student & complete the form as if you are submitting an entry in your favorite category, then open the Google Form (green icon with white cross) to see how the data transfers into a spreadsheet to use for judge's sheets and inventory forms! 

    Training - Test Version of Student Entry Form

    Please register your PTA as participating in this year's Reflections program with the National PTA

    National PTA Reflections Registration Site

    Confirm with your president that your name & contact information was sent to the PA PTA state office.
    Email your name, your PTA name & your contact info to reflections@papta.org & info@papta.org
     
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    Questions? Please Contact Bonnie Fagan, Arts in Education Committee, Reflections@papta.org.
     
    Thank you for ensuring that the arts continue to thrive in our schools!