Bay Village PTA hosts ‘Reflections Info Night’ Oct. 25 at Bay Library

Does your child create imaginative, original visual artwork? Does he have an eye for photography? Has she written her own songs or fantastic stories? The Bay Village PTA Reflections program is a chance for our art-loving students to shine.

What is Reflections? It is PTA’s nationally acclaimed student cultural arts program, recognizing children for their creativity. Students from preschool through grade 12 may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: "Within Reach." Students of all abilities are invited to submit an art piece in the categories of: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

Each submission from the Bay Village School District is judged locally with a select number of winning pieces submitted to the Ohio PTA for competition. Those winning at state are then submitted to the national PTA level. Last year, Bay Village proudly had multiple artists represent at state and one student who won at the national level.

This year, Bay Village PTA is hosting a Reflections Information Night at Bay Library on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. We will walk parents through the submission process and answer any questions you have about rules and procedures. Bay Library will have some books on hand to jumpstart your creativity along with a few sketching supplies available in case your student is feeling inspired to start their piece (first-come, first-serve). Art submission deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 28. For more information, visit

The Reflections Program is one of the best examples of the PTA's ability to bring out the best in our youth. PTA strongly supports education in the arts. It is about creating educational excitement and involvement within our schools between parents, teachers and our kids.

We hope you will join us for this informative evening that celebrates arts in education.

Tina Ingraham

Tina Ingraham is the 2017-18 Bay Village PTA Council Chair of Reflections.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:52 AM, 10.17.2017