Cindy Boudreau, Student Services  (2016-17): Cultural Arts Chairperson


Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions.

. What is the Reflections contest?

. What is the Theme for 2016-17?

. Who can participate?

. How can I help?

. When is the deadline for Reflections?

. What is the theme for the Safety Poster Contest?

. When is the deadline for the Safety Poster Contests?

* My Louisiana Theme?

What is the Reflections contest?

National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of artin the following areas: literature, musical composition, photography, dance/choreography, film/video production and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson.

What is the Theme for 2016-17 - "What is your Story?"
Each year, the Reflections Program challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to the National PTA's Reflections Program Theme Search.

Who can participate?

Participation in Reflections is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. The grade divisions are:

Primary -- Preschool - Grade 2

Intermediate -- Grades 3 - 5

Middle/Junior -- Grades 6 - 8

Senior -- Grades 9 - 12

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. Entries are first judged at the local level and selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select up to five entries in each of the four arts areas (a total of 20) to submit to the National PTA. National first,second, and third place, and honorable mention entries are recognized at the National PTA Annual Convention and receive exposure as a part of the Reflections traveling art exhibit.

How can I help?

Volunteers are needed to help promote the program within Salmen, organize and review the entries, arrange for judging and plan a recognition event.

When is the deadline for Reflections?

November 18, 2016 is the deadline for all Salmen students.

District deadline is:November 30, 2016 (All entries must be judged prior to going to District)

What is the theme for the Health & Safety Poster Contest? SafetyDrawing2016

The theme for the Safety Poster contest for 2016-17 is: "Safety takes many forms"

When is the deadline for the Safety Poster Contests?

The deadline for Salmen students to submit entries for the Safety Poster contest at the school level is: October 5, 2016

District deadline is: October 10, 2016 (All entries must be judged before going to District level)

What is the theme for My Louisiana Essay?

My Louisiana Essay "Mardi Gras Mambo"  entries are Due to Salmen by October 5, 2016