501 W Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1576 | Mary K. Gallagher, Superintendent
Welcome Parents and Students Interested in the 2012-2013
The national PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through its 43rd annual Reflections Program. This is a national arts competition focused on the student’s artistic response to each year’s theme. This year’s theme is “The Magic Of A Moment”. Awards are given at the local, state, and national levels. Students in grades K-12 may enter as many entries as they’d like, in one or more of the six categories: Dance, Film, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.
You can download all the information you need right here, from the Northville Public Schools website; click on http://www.northville.k12.mi.us/node/1053 to access the documents. Everyone should access the:
• Entry Form
• General Participation Rules
• Category Rules specific to Student’s Entry
The six Reflections categories are listed separately below. You will need to download and print an entry form for each entry you are submitting. If you choose to, you may download and print only those rules in the categories in which you are interested in participating.
This year the PTA has added an additional division-the Special Artist Division. This is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act. You can also access those rules with the link provided below.
Optional: Interested in winning $100? If you have an idea for a theme for future Reflections competitions, you may also download, print and mail or email the “Theme Search Form” to the state PTA. The winning theme will receive a cash award. The deadline for the theme search is November 5th. The email address is email@example.com and the mailing address for the form is: Michigan PTSA 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
The deadline for this year’s contest is November 27th.
Make sure your entry is ready to submit by implementing the “Checklist”. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Reflections chairperson, also listed below.
For the last two years, Northville has had students recognized as winners at the national level. Please check out the Rewards and Recognition link to see award packages for the 2011-2012 competition. http://www.pta.org/5286.htm
Thank you and good luck!
District Reflections Chairperson
NHS……..………...Mindy Hermann firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillside………….…Kristina Dunne email@example.com
Meads Mill…….….Mary Steinig firstname.lastname@example.org
Amerman……....Sarah Lucas email@example.com
Moraine………..…Melissa Gibaratz firstname.lastname@example.org
Ridge Wood…….…Monica Casillas email@example.com
Silver Springs…...Susan Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Thornton Creek….Maria Simonte email@example.com
Winchester………...Douglas Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org