Deadline is Oct. 21, 2020 - Submit Online

This program has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired

  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

  • Experience the fun and joy of making art

  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Literature

  • Photography

  • Film Production

  • Music Composition

  • Visual Arts

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. 

This year's theme is "I Matter Because". Children that wish to participate write a poem or story, paint a picture, create a song, or film a video to express why they matter. Students also need to write a short paragraph of how the art project connects to the theme.  The links below will help your child with the project/contest if you decide to enter. The due date to submit the form is Wednesday, October 21. There will be school winners for each category and all three grade level groups.  

Theme introduction:


Call for entries:


Brainstorm an idea for the topic:




Greentree PTA

4200 Manzanita Street

Irvine, CA  92604



2020-2021 Greentree PTA Board:

Ana Marie Stewart, President

Marianne Lanting, VP of Membership

Jessie Sung, Treasurer

Jack Yuan, Recording Secretary

Alyson Peterson, Historian

Caroline Bleeker, Parliamentarian

Ryan Wietzman, Enrichment Programs

Kevin Maginnis, Auditor & Social Media

Jun Yu, Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Atondo, Hospitality & Restaurant Night Coordinator

Velvet Miscione, IVA PTA Liasion/Family Engagement


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Association Meetings

2020-2021 Association Meeting Schedule:

Meetings will be from 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, September 24th - COMPLETED

Thursday, November 5th

Thursday, February 4th

Thursday, April 8th

Please register to attend each meeting.

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