In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as "Arts in Education Week." The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, theatre, media arts, literature, design and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.
Buri Buri PTA is celebrating this special week by kicking off our national PTA Reflections Art Program Contest! This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly".
PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.
Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
- Unleash creative talents and be inspired
- Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
- Experience the fun and joy of making art
- Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
- Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.
This week, a flier will be sent home promoting the Reflections Art Program Contest along with the Rules and Submission form. All entries are due by Thursday, October 15th. The contest is open to ALL Buri Buri students and we encourage EVERYONE to participate!
There are six arts categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition,photography and visual arts. For more information on the rules for each category, please visit the following link: http://www.pta.org/files/15-16%20Rules%20Summary.pdf
The Buri Buri PTA will celebrate and recognize ALL entries submitted for the contest. We are hoping to host a real life Art Opening at a local coffee shop in late October and will also be proudly displaying the artwork at our November PTA Meeting!
For more information on why Art in Education is important, please click on the following link: http://www.pta.org/files/statereflectionslibrary/2013%20Arts%20Education%20Unified%20Statement.pdf
Thank you in advance for supporting Arts in the school and for supporting your students desire and need to create and explore! If you have any questions, please email Melissa Kohlmeister at firstname.lastname@example.org .