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    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: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). For over 40 years, 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 2014-15 Reflections theme is "The world would be a better place if..."
     
    All PTA units need to collect and select their entires for the WS/FC Council judging by mid-November.  Each unit can submit up to 30 entries. These may be spread across any number of the six categories.  NOTE: New this year – Special Artist entries will be turned in at County drop-off. Please keep them separate from the rest of your student entries. They DO NOT count as part of your 30 traditional entries limit.
     
    All entries must be delivered to the PTA Council at the Educator Warehouse on one of the following dates:
    •    Thursday, November 20 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m.
    •    Friday, November 21 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
     
    Driving directions to The Educator Warehouse:
    Business 40 to Peters Creek Parkway.
    South on Peters Creek Parkway to Link Road (Mr. Barbeque Restaurant is on the corner).
    Left on Link Road; go two blocks to end of road.
    Left on Hutton Street .6 miles to 986, on the left.
    Park in front of school; walk between the two buildings.
    Educator Warehouse is located behind the classroom building on the right.

    Deadline/Drop-off Specifics: Be sure to email your contact information (name, phone, email and school name) to Renee Canada (canadafam@gmail.com) so you are on the Reflections distribution list. This assures you will receive updates, including any additional details regarding drop-off, as well as, other upcoming dates.

    Also make sure paperwork for each of your student entries is complete when you arrive (school name and ID, Reflections chair’s name/contact info, student/parent signatures etc.) Please ONLY USE the forms found on NCPTA.org (and not forms from any other school site or location, including National PTA).
     
    Please be patient and allow time for us to go through your entries to ensure they are coded and listed properly. This helps assure you get them back when Reflections is done for 2014-15.

    For more information, contact WS/FC PTA Council Reflections Chair, Renee Canada (canadafam@gmail.com, cell phone: 336-782-1445). 
     
    The Reflections Reception for all county-wide winners and their families will be held on Thursday, March 26. 
     
    Tools for Planning Your Reflections' Program 
      
    2014-15 Reflections Guide - filled with all of the information the Reflections chairperson needs to know!
     
    NC PTA Reflections page - participation rules, submission forms, promotion tools, judging information, and more! All forms are available in English and Spanish. 
     
    Visit NC PTA's website to see a gallery of 2013-14 Reflections winners