May Watts PTA

May Watts Elementary School, Naperville IL

PTA's Reflections Arts Program : 2018-2019 

New Update:

Reflections Projects Extension - New deadline  - October 22 

Thanks for submitting your Reflections projects. We have received lots of Visual Art and Literature (Intermediate) entries. We did not receive any Dance Choreography entries from either Primary or Intermediate division, only received 1 music composition (Intermediate) and only 1 Film Production (Intermediate) entries and a couple of Photograph entries.

We are extending the deadline to 10/22 (Monday) ONLY for the following categories:

1.     Dance Choreography (all grades)

2.     Film Production (all grades)

3.     Music Composition (all grades)

4.     Special Artist (all grades)

5.     Photography (all grades)

6.     Literature (Only primary (K, 1st and 2nd grade)

 

If your child(ren) have any interest in the above-mentioned categories, this is a golden opportunity to advance to the next level as we do not have many participants - please email me asap.  Rules for all the categories is available in the google drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pgbE5J2xQgmN2qkiHFbpkfiAo046VW9j

 

 


 

May Watts Students - unleash your artistic talent through our Reflections Arts Program. 
 

What is Reflections Arts Program? 
Reflections is the National PTA arts program that inspires children to get creative! Students are invited to create & submit works of art in any of the six different art categories. Every year the Reflections Art program has a unique theme. 
What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme, “HEROES AROUND ME”, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Reflect on the theme, let your imagination fly and create an original work through one or more art categories. 
 

What are the art categories? 
The six arts categories are:

1. Dance Choreography

2. Film Production

3. Literature 

4. Music Composition

5. Photography

6. Visual arts 

Who can participate? 
Students of all grades (from KG to Grade 5) and abilities may participate. Younger and older kids will be judged separately. Each student can create projects in as many art categories as they want. 
Special Artist DivisionWe are so proud to have a Special Artist Division for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504. Children in this Division have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. Generally, this division has low participation, increasing the chances of furthering to the next level. Please make use of this great opportunity. 

Grade Division 
Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary: KG to 2 
Intermediate: Grades 3 to 5Special Artist: All grades welcome. See Special Artist Division rules for entry requirements. 
  
How much are the fees? 
There are no fees to participate in the Reflections Arts Contest, PTA is organizing this FREE program. 
What happens to the project submissions? 
From the local PTA, projects advance by means of a judging system through the Council, District, Region, State and National levels of the program. We are proud to inform that last year we had a student from our school who advanced all the way to State Level (got special mention and award at State Level). The students get recognized at various levels. Every participating student will at least get a certificate. 
What is the deadline to submit the project? 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 
What is the next step? 
If interested, please register here: 
https://tinyurl.com/MWReflections18 


Specific information, alerts, and notification will be sent only to the parents who register, rather than dispatching emails to all the families. Register even if you are not sure at this stage if your kids will be submitting the project or not, you can drop out at any time. 
We had an informational session about the Reflections Art Contest on 9/20, if you missed it or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Please find the Reflections Project Submission form attached herewith. You must attach a completely filled form with each project you submit. Please make multiple copies of the form before you start filling them up. You can find digital copies of the form, rules & regulations in the Reflections Hub: 
https://maywatts.memberhub.com/hubs/29389/repository 
If you are not already a member of MemberHub, please join for free, click on the following link and fill in the details: 
https://maywatts.memberhub.com/join/w3cccj 
We need volunteers to check the submitted art projects for completeness and correctness (by going through a checklist). If anyone is interested, please let me know. 
If you have any questions, contact Reflections Chair: Shivam Viswanathan - shivamv@gmail.com

Files, Rules, Forms etc. are available HERE