2023-24 Arts in Education Chair: Kate Patterson

The arts are a vital element of a complete and competitive education. Reflections is a National PTA art recognition program that encourages students of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of creative expression to tell their unique story. It is one of the oldest and largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.

The Reflections Theme for 2023-2024 is "I'm Hopeful because..."

For entry forms and rules in English or Spanish, visit Each entry must be the original work of one student and created based on this year’s theme, Show Your Voice. Students can participate in any of or all the following:

Arts Categories:

Grade Divisions:

Arts in Education Chair Checklist:

Sample Plans of Work for Arts in Education Chairs

Here is a sample Plan of Work for a PTA with a small Arts in Ed. budget of $150. This is fine for a fewer number of kids but may need to be supplemented with donations if you have more kids involved. Note the Arts in Ed. action step outside of the Reflections program is listed - promoting a free art engagement activity.

Here is a sample Arts in Ed. Plan of Work for a larger budget of $305. This is what you might expect to spend with about 100 or so students participating and few donations. More students, better awards, or more arts activities, like an art night, should increase your Art in Ed. budget.

Links and Forms

TX PTA Arts in Education training can be found here.

The Reflections theme for the 2022-2023 was Show Your Voice.

The Reflections theme for the 2021-2022 was I Will Change the World By...

The Reflections theme for the 2020-2021 was I Matter Because...