Early October

Reflections Art Program

What is Reflections? It is a national art program that encourages kids from every grade to create art! Each year there is a theme that must be considered when creating and this year it is “I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY…”

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Important Dates:

Thursday Sept 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm at the Montana Lawn
PTA Meet and Greet
Drop by and say “Hi” to your PTA volunteers on the Montana Lawn Thursday Sept. 2nd from 1:30 to 3:30. We are excited to meet you, answer any of your questions and just have an opportunity to chat. Learn about all sorts of events and volunteer opportunities at Roosevelt. There will be a Reflections kick-off activity for students, as well as Spirit Wear and 2020/2021 Yearbooks for sale!

This Year’s Theme is I Will Change the World By…

The annual Reflections theme is created by a student and selected two years in advance through our annual theme search contest. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By… submitted by Lydia Keel from Spanish Fork Junior High School PTSA in Utah.

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them 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.

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts.

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K – Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*

From Art to Exhibit

Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year, starting at National PTA’s Convention in June. Visit our awards page for information about and artwork from our national winners.

Parents – we need volunteers!

Please help us make this a terrific event for the kids! If you have questions or want to get involved, please contact Saara at reflectionsroosevelt@gmail.com

Congratulations to the 2020 Reflections Winners!

Thank you so much for everyone’s participation in this year’s Reflections. Please find the 1st Place & Honorable Mentions for this year’s “I Matter Because..” The following 1st Place entries will be moving forward in the competition! Thank you for creating art and representing Roosevelt!

Visual Arts

   TK-2nd Grade PRIMARY:

Olivier Tharp | “Seven” | 1st place

Clara Thorarinsson | “Creative Cat” | Honorable Mention

   3rd-5th Grade INTERMEDIATE

Alexandra (Sunny) Tsirlin | “We Grow Together” | 1st Place (tied)

Lara Masood | “Vote Wave” | 1st Place (tied)

Malina Huberman | “Self-Employed” | Honorable Mention

Film Production

   TK-2nd Grade PRIMARY:

Emily Litak | “Bookkeeper” | 1st Place


   3rd-5th Grade INTERMEDIATE

Freddie Estrada | “The One and Only Freddie” | 1st Place


   3rd-5th Grade INTERMEDIATE

Lara Masood | “Be a Unicorn for Change” | 1st Place

   TK-2nd Grade PRIMARY:

Sophie Litak | “I Help”

Cadence Stangel | “Under the Sea”

Brandon Kim | “People Love”

Milo Hobson | “Care for the Environment”

   3rd-5th Grade INTERMEDIATE

Audrey Stephansen | “Hummingbird”

Seneca Stangel | “I Can Change the World”