Welcome School Reflections Chairs!

Thank you so much for chairing PTA Reflections at your school, so that every student would have a chance to participate in this awesome national program! If your PTA has never participated or hasn’t been for a while… NOW is a great time to start! It’s easy and rewarding for the students!

1.) Register your school’s PTA Reflections participation on PTA.ORG/REFLECTIONS. Make sure your PTA is in good standing.

2.) Decide on a deadline for your school, probably 2-3 weeks before the January 24, 2020 state-level due date. Promote PTA Reflections by hanging up posters around school, sending information home with the students, and/or including a blurb in the school or PTA newsletters/ websites/ social media… etc. You can also ask the school to mention it during morning announcement, and ask teachers to incorporate the theme “Heroes Around Me” in writing and art assignments.

 

3.) Make a few copies of Official Rules and Student Entry Form,  and hang them next to the posters, or leave them with the school office for distribution. Upload them to your PTA’s website so you can refer all students/families/teachers to it.

4.) Collect all the art entries. Make sure each has followed the official rules and is accompanied by a fully completed and signed Student Entry Form. For photography and Visual Art entries, we suggest protecting them with shrink wrap or cellophane. Mail or deliver all entries to North Dakota PTA, 3523 45th St S, Suite 100, Fargo ND 58104 by January 24, 2020. Note: New for school year 2019-2020, Fargo/West Fargo area entries will be picked up by the State PTA at each school's office in the afternoon of January 24, 2020.

If your school receive more entries than specified by North Dakota PTA, you might need to recruit creative professionals (i.e. a dance instructor, an art teacher) to conduct initial judging, so to keep the number of entries within range:

Number of Entries Each Local PTA Can Advance to NDPTA 

Enrollment at School                  # of Entries per Category/per Grade Division

1-200                                                                        10

201-400                                                                     13

401-Up                                                                      16

 

For example, if your school has 300 students, you can submit up to 13 dance entries from Primary division, another 13 dance entries from Intermediate division. Plus 13 film entries from Primary, and 13 film entries from intermediate… and so on.

 

Resources

·         19-20 Reflections Chair Training (.ppt)

·         19-20 Local Leader's Guide (.doc) 

·         19-20 Official Rules

·         19-20 Student Entry Form (North Dakota)

           Include a QR code in your promo materials to help direct traffic to your PTA's Reflections webpage

            For A Complete List of Promo Materials and MORE-- Check out the National PTA Reflections Library!

 

State and National Awards

Students will have the opportunities to move up through their school to compete at the state level, and the national level.

 

The 2020 North Dakota PTA Reflections Celebration Party will be held (TBD). All students who's entries advance to the state-level will be honored. Families/guardians of these students are welcome. Light refreshment will be served. This party is also open to PTA Presidents and Reflections Chairs from all schools in North Dakota.

The first-place winner from each grade division/art category at the state level will then advance to the national Level. Winners at the national level will be announced in early May, and will be celebrated in June at the 2020 National PTA Convention & Expo in Louisville, KY

If you have any questions or suggestions, or need help customizing the forms, email northdakotapta@gmail.com with subject "Reflections", or text/call 7014298742 

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