May 012015
 

 Issaquah has 3 National PTA Reflections Winners!

Anna Wolstad – Liberty High School – Film Production Award of Excellence – “The Flower Project”

Julie Kwon – Issaquah High School – Visual Arts Award of Merit – “The World Would Be a Better Place if We pursued Our Dreams”

Jarom Gardner – Briarwood Elementary – Music Composition Award of Merit – “The Brothers’ March”

For a complete list of National PTA winners visit the National PTA website. HERE.

Congratulations!

Mar 062015
 

Issaquah District Award Winners

  • There were over 1,000 entries received at state.
  • 89 of those entries have received State Awards.
  • Issaquah has received 10 of these State Awards! WOO HOO! Even more than last year!
  • 27 entries will move onto National.
  • Issaquah has 3 entries moving onto National (listed as 1st place below):
1st Place – called “Outstanding Interpretation” – advances to National Reflections for judging at the National Level.
2nd Place – is titled “Award of Excellence” – 2nd place in the entire state!
3rd Place – is titled “Award of Merit” – 3rd place in the entire state!

VISUAL ARTS

  • 1st Place  Issaquah High School PTSA – Julie Kwon – “The World Would be a Better Place if We Pursued Our Dreams”
  • 2nd Place Maywood Middle School PTSA – Emma Ream – “Forest Fires”
  • 3rd Place Grand Ridge PTSA – Joseph J. So – “Blue Water” (Intermediate grades 3-5)
  • 2nd Place Grand Ridge PTSA – Emily No – “If You Can Paint the World” (Primary grade K-2)
  • 3rd Place Grand Ridge PTSA – Sunidhi Tumuluru – “Penguins in the Rainforest” (Primary grade K-2)
DANCE
  • 2nd Place Maywood Middle School PTSA – Kendall Lorraine Boston – “Shoulder to Shoulder”
FILM PRODUCTION
  • 1st Place Liberty High School PTSA – Anna Wolstad, ‘The Flower Project”
  • 2nd Place Skyline High School PTSA – Alex Elevathingal, “Missing the Moment”
LITERATURE
  • 2nd Place Maywood Middle School PTSA – Haley Archer – “An Empty Table”
MUSIC COMPOSITION
  • 1st Place Briarwood Elementary PTA – Jarom Gardner – “The Brothers March”
  • 2nd Place Briarwood Elementary PTA – Rachel Lovina Gardner – “The Celebration”

All 89 WSPTA finalists will be on display at the Washington State PTA Convention at the Bellevue Hyatt April 17-19th

 

To see ALL of the 2014-2015 Statewide Winners in each category, CLICK HERE.

Aug 122014
 

“The world would be a better place if…”

RefLogo2014-2015

Reflections ImageAbout Reflections

All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.

What will you create? The Arts–and the National PTA Reflection program can be a valuable tool for fostering strong partnerships in your school community. Participate in PTA’s Arts Reflections Program themed– “The world would be a better place if…” The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

In 2012, the Special Artist Division emerged as an optional division for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. More information regarding guidelines and rules will be in your Reflections Guide.

Are you a new Reflections Chair or would like some info on how to implement Reflections in your school? Follow along with your WSPTA Reflections Guide for Local PTAs (you will receive the Fall from your PTA President).

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Issaquah Reflections Orientation for Chairs: Thursday, September 18, 10:30am-12:00pm at Issaquah Library Meeting Room
  • District Reflections deadline to submit student work:   Thursday, November 20th, 11:30am-1:30pm – Location Issaquah Library Meeting Room
  • District Reflections Gallery Walk Reception: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 6:30-8:00pm. Gallery Walk (come and go anytime during this time)  at  Issaquah High School Commons area
Want to know more?

Volunteers Needed!

Please feel free to jump on board. With so many details, many hands make the work load light. Volunteers needed to help with the District Reception in January. Please contact the Council Reflections Chair for more information.

Issaquah PTSA Council Reflections Chair:

Dawn Peschek,
reflections@issaquahptsa.org
425-277-2770

 

Click HERE to visit the WSPTA Reflections Website


2014-2015 WSPTA Reflections Award Winners

2014-2015 District Reflections Finalists Congratulations to all!
2014-2015 Issaquah School District Reflections Reception and Gallery Program.

2013-2014 District Reflection Finalists
2013-2014 WASTATE PTA  Reflection Finalists

2012-2013 National PTA Reflections Awards Recipients by State   Way to go Washington State PTSA!

May 062014
 

Woo Hoo!!!       TWO (2) of our Issaquah students are National PTA Reflections Winners! 

There is 1 “Outstanding Interpretation” chosen out of all age groups for each category.
Then only a few “Awards of Excellence” and “Awards of Merit” chosen for each age group from ALL states. 
2 of our students (Discovery & Endeavor) won National Awards of Merit for their age group ! 
 

NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS WINNERS FROM WASHINGTON STATE

Congratulations to the following Washington State Students who won an award!   We here at WSPTA are excited and incredibly proud of each of you!  Thank you to all of the parents, and leaders who supported these students to achieve one of the highest honors in the Reflections Program.  Celebrate your success!! 

Primary Division: Award of Excellence
  • Dance/Choreography – Sidhya Ganesh, “A Journey of a Blind Girl!” – Spiritridge Elementary PTA 2.3.85
Primary Division: Award of Merit
  •  Literature – Elise Moe, “The Little Seed” – Penny Creek PTA 7.3.42
  • Visual Arts – Kavya Chandrasekar, “A Better Future”– Discovery PTSA 2.6.9
Intermediate Division: Award of Merit
  • Visual Arts – Vatsal Chandel, “All Within My Reach”– Endeavour PTA 2.6.20
Middle School Division: Award of Merit
  • Visual Arts – Jessica Yu, “Even the smallest bird can have the biggest dream” – Brookside PTA 6.12.15
High School Division: Award of Merit
  • Music Composition – Nora DeWater, “Draw My Life” – Redmond High PTSA 2.8.10
  • Photography – Alexandra Hanesworth, “The Magic of Words” – Anacortes High PTSA 8.2.70
CLICK HERE for full listing of all PTA National Reflections Winners
May 062014
 

Reflections Image

All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.

What will you create? The Arts–and the National PTA Reflection program can be a valuable tool for fostering strong partnerships in your school community. Participate in PTA’s Arts Reflections Program themed– Believe, Dream, Inspire! The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.