The National PTA is known for encouraging excellence in arts through its annual Reflections art contest, challenging students to create art along a specific theme. Though it's summer, it won't be long before school PTAs in the Glendale Unified School District are again accepting submissions. Students in elementary, middle and high school can begin planning now to create something in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.
The 2010-11 theme is "Together We Can …" General guidelines direct that an entry must be the work of only one student. Assistance from teachers, parents or friends is not permitted except in cases with students with disabilities. A nice reminder from the PTA is that students should do their best, and crooked lines, misspelled words, or incorrect musical notes will not disqualify anyone! School PTAs will announce deadlines for Reflection submission after the start of classes.