This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in over 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts. This past spring, a panel of experts reviewed more than 1,000 national round submissions. National PTA is honored to announce 206 of the
Great news from the State House: Both the Massachusetts House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of more than half of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s budget. This unanimous vote in the Senate and a 156-2 vote in the House reversed a 55% cut in the MCC budget, shows bipartisan support, and
The Massachusetts PTA invites you to our 2016 Reflections Awards Reception to celebrate and congratulate student artwork from across the state. Join us on Saturday, April 16, 12-2pm at the Fitchburg Art Museum for awards, accolades and private access to the 2015-16 Reflections Art Gallery. We chose the Fitchburg Art Museum because we want our
Congratulations to this year’s Reflections winners! Fourteen winning entries have advanced to the National Round. Stay tuned for National Awards Announcement on May 1, 2016. Click here to see the full list of Massachusetts state winners.
The New England Patriots are making another Super Bowl run! Your PTA can enter to win 2 tickets to the Patriots Divisional Playoff Game (January 16 or 17, 2016) at Gillette Stadium. This is a great, easy fundraiser for your local unit to participate in! Your school can sign up for our Patriots Playoff Fundraiser $10
We would like to congratulate Anika Prasad of F.L. Olmstead Elementary, North Easton, Massachusetts! Anika submitted her theme, History’s Influence on You, for the 2017-18 Theme Search Contest. Anika’s submission will be forwarded to National PTA for consideration as the 2017-18 Reflections Theme. We ask you to join us in wishing Anika the best of
Enhance PTA arts projects in your school community! The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the literary, media, visual and/or performing arts for at-risk or underserved
Massachusetts PTA will be holding its first ever Health, Safety and Wellness State Wide Conference in October 2016. We are very excited about this and we invite you to be part of this process right from the very beginning planning stage. TAKE SURVEY This survey is intended to gather your thoughts, ideas and recommendations to
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is
Follow the Massachusetts PTA Reflections Group on Facebook for posts on up-to-date program information and deadlines. Ask questions or share your own Reflections program ideas and experiences for other PTAs to learn from. This is a closed (private) group so entry forms, training resources and the local leader’s guide will also be available to preview and download.