PTA’s Reflections art program wants creative student submissions – San Marino Tribune

Photo courtesy PTA Reflections
The Reflections program will continue through distance learning and the pandemic. This year’s theme is “I matter because…”

It will take more than a pandemic to stop San Marino’s first artistic initiative. The PTA Reflections arts program is set to launch for the 2020-21 school year.
For students in the San Marino Unified School District who enjoy art, music, and dance, or who are interested in writing or film production and photography, Reflections offers the opportunity to express their creativity by participating in a national platform.
This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” appeals to students’ unique interpretations through the arts.
Reflections, one of the largest events involving the four SMUSD schools, is an achievement program that offers students the opportunity to receive recognition for original artwork inspired by a pre-selected theme. The program also raises community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.
There are six categories of arts: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students can enter in one or more categories and special artists are welcome to submit nominations. The deadline for submission in each academic unit is Friday, October 9.
Applications are judged at the local PTA unit, council, PTA district, state, and national level. For more information, contact the reflections officer of the school concerned.
The San Marino PTA Board will host a district-wide virtual open house to showcase the work of all local entries on Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m.
This year’s Reflections chairs include Amanda Guthman, Valentine Elementary School; Shirline Hartono and Michelle Hou, Carver Elementary School; and Channi Kaur, Huntington Middle School and San Marino High School. Mai Noguchi-Liu is the PTA Council Reflection Chair.

Kayleen C. Rice