Reflections Toolkit

Use the 2017-2018 Arizona PTA Reflections Handbook to guide your PTA/PTSA and make your Reflections program a success. 

Please click here for a complete set of Reflections Rules

Step 1: Start the Arts

Watch this 30min video or take the Reflections Leader e-learning course to walk through a step-by-step process for engaging students, parents and educators in Reflections while learning about resources and tools provided by your State PTA and National PTA.

  • The due date for submissions is January 25, 2018 and should be mailed to 2721 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 We are sorry but late submissions will not be accepted. If you need to make arrangements to drop off your submission, please call Arizona PTA to arrange for an appointment at 602-279-1811. 
  • Kick-off your program with us during National Arts in Education Week.
  • Consider the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships to ensure your Reflections program meets its intended potential.

Step 2: Organize and Plan Your Program 

Recruit a committee/team of volunteers to assist with program tasks. Also recruit community arts professionals to review artwork and determine awards.

Step 3: Promoting Reflections

Announce your call for entries using PTA, school and community communication channels. Be sure to include a deadline and drop off location as well as submission instructions.

Step 4: Organize Artwork for Judging

First, check-in entries and review artwork for qualification. Organize entries by division and category, then assign them to a judge.

  • Welcome judges with a copy of program rules and instruct them to complete their scorecards using this rubric
  • Ensure judges review the student's artwork title and artist statement included on the student's entry form, but do not reveal the student's name.
  • Assign awards to all qualifying entries. Award levels may include: Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Honorable Mention and Participant. 

Step 5: Celebrate and Recognize Your Participants

Step 6: Wrap Up

Questions? Contact Arizona PTA if you have additional questions at For National PTA award information, email or call (800) 307-4782.

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