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

You matter because you are a Greentree SOARing Eagle and you are loved by your teachers and amazing staff. Each of you is unique and special. We are lucky to have you in this wonderful school community.  During the PTA Reflections art contest, students wrote, danced, and illustrated what “I Matter Because” meant to them. These students created outstanding artwork and expressed why they matter and why others matter around them. Congratulations to all of our artists! 


Some of the standout pieces include:  

Rima Patel in first grade in Visual Arts titled "My Mom Matters"

Janelle Yau in first grade in Visual Arts titled, "I Matter Because"

Rian Brito in second grade in  photography  titled "People I breathe out."

Jacob Weitzman 4th grade  in literature titled “We Matter Because” 

Aira Changal in fourth grade in literature titled, “We Are the Chosen Ones”


Congratulations to the following students. Your certificates and ribbons will be in your teachers’ boxes. 


The following artists will have their work sent to the district office to compete in the PTA Reflections Art contest against other IUSD elementary schools. Please come to the office to receive your trophy. 

Athena Rong

Kindergarten Visual Arts titled I matter because…I could be any one of them


Zoey Maginnis

5th grade in literature, I Matter Because

Violet Nguyen

4th grade in photography titled SchoolMatters

Venus Rong

3in Visual Arts, I Matter Because I am Talented

Serenity Romero

3rd in music composition titled Friendship


4TH GRADE in dance choreography titled My Identity 

Congratulations to all of our arts at school. We hope you continue to create and express why you matter. 

🍀 One Lucky Teacher,  

ChrissAnn Patterson