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Reflections Program

A HUGE congratulations to 7th grade Parras student, Hailey Johnston for receiving the Award of Excellence for Film Production - Middle School at the California State Reflections competition.  We wish Hailey the best of luck as her short film, "I Matter Because I'm Me" advances to the national level of competition.  Way to go Hailey!
I Matter Because I'm Me by Hailey Johnston
"I Matter Because I'm Me" by Hailey Johnston

Congratulations to the following students who are moving forward to the 33rd District level of competition for Reflections.  
1st Place - Advancing to 33rd District Level
Malea Stassi
7th Grade
"In My Hands"
Visual Arts
1st Place - Advancing to 33rd District Level
Ashlynne Saw
6th Grade
"I Matter Because Every Life Matters"
1st Place - Advancing to 33rd District Level
Yara El-Hasan
8th Grade
"I Matter"
Film Production
1st Place - Advancing to 33rd District Level
Hailey Johnston
7th Grade
"I Matter Because"
Reflections artists of color and their allies are invited to share artwork that expresses and affirms their beliefs and identities. Select works will be used to help us celebrate diversity in the arts. 
Deadline to Submit Reflections - October 19th 2020
How to upload your project:  To submit, please upload your work to the following link:  Once you submit, please make sure to hit the submit button at the bottom of the form and make sure you receive a confirmation email.
The theme for Reflections for the 2020-2021 school year is “I Matter Because….
The categories are Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.  For more information regarding the rules of the program click the following link:
Please contact Brandy Johnston at if you have any questions.
National PTA seeks a theme for the 2022-23 Reflections program year. 

Help us pick the theme idea that will spark fun and creativity during the 2022-23 Reflections program! The student who submits the winning entry will receive a $25 prize from California State PTA, and a $100 prize from National PTA.

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts in response to a student-selected theme.

Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. This means we’re looking for the most original theme ideas.

To participate, please submit your theme idea online by November 4, 2020. Click here to submit, and click here to learn more about the Reflections program and see past themes.