PTA Reflections

2017-2018 eflections Recognition


We would like to recognize the following Wolftrap Elementary School students who participated in this year's National PTA Reflections Art Contest.  Reflections is an optional program which encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.  Since it was founded in 1969, millions of students across the United States have benefited from this program. 


Students in Kindergarten through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.  There is also a special artist category for children with special needs.  Artworks interpret a different theme each year and this year's theme was "Within Reach".  The children below along with their families are invited to attend a Gallery Night Reception, Awards Ceremony, and Family Ice Cream Social which will be held in the Wolftrap cafeteria from 7:00pm-8:30pm on Tuesday, April 17th.   We hope that more students will participate in this fun program next year.   The 2018-2019 theme is "Heroes Around Me" and entries will be due at the end of October 2018.


Jeremy Tavernier  - 6th grade, Kassing

Nancy Besancon  - 5th grade, Cubbage

Tabitha Bowlin  -  5th grade, Bennett

Julia Elliot Ortega  - 5th grade, Cubbage

Miranda Elliot Ortega  - 5th grade, Bennett

Rachel Neuman  - 5th grade, Cubbage

Abigail Tavernier  - 4th grade, Perez

Dulcie Besancon  - 3rd grade, Newman

Lily Eldridge  - 3rd grade, Newman

Cassandra Geer  - 3rd grade, Clinage

Alexis Plaster  - 3rd grade, Clinage

Arwa Shora  - 3rd grade, Clinage

Julia Drolet  - 2nd grade, Mehari

Brandon Kim  - 2nd grade, Burdett

Matteo Lambert  - 2nd grade, Van Hilst

Sophia Lord  - 2nd grade, Van Hilst

Rafae Niazi  - 2nd grade, Cohen

Giselle Tavernier  - 2nd grade, Cohen

Brendan Wheeler  - 2nd grade, Cohen

Ethan Abraham  - 1st grade, Bolyard

Lucia Bonilla  - 1st grade, McCoy

Hilah Daman  - 1st grade, Bolyard

Willem Daman  - 1st grade, McBride

Audrey Farquharson  - 1st grade, McCoy

Joanna Jue  - 1st grade, McCoy

Greta Mazurova  - 1st grade, McCoy

Simon Smith  - 1st grade, Bolyard

William C. Geer  - Kindergarten, Mekhagnomdara

Gabriel Mazur  - Kindergarten, Carbajal

Yusef Niazi  - Kindergarten, Kroon

Naomi Rosner  - Kindergarten, Carbajal


What is Reflections?

What is the PTA Reflections Program?  Why should my child try it?
  • Reflections is an arts program sponsored by the national PTA.
  • Students enter original works in one or more of these categories but only one piece of artwork per category is accepted:  Visual arts (painting, drawing, collage,etc.), music composition, literature, dance choreography, photography, or film, plus a special artist category for students with special needs.  
  • Artworks interpret a different theme each year.  
  • Works that best interpret the theme may go on to county, district, state and national competitions.  Every child that enters is invited to the Reflections reception in the spring where all of the children are honored for their work and awards are presented.

Reflections involves awards, but the real focus is simply on getting children interested and involved in the arts.   BEFORE your child begins creating their entry, please read the rules –see below.  


Please visit the following link, the VA PTA website, for more information about Reflections - click on “Student Entry Form” which will need to be included with the artwork.  We will have a box setup in the main office at Wolftrap for the kids to drop off their work.


General Participation Rules and Student Entry Form

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Music Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules

Special Artist Rules


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For more information about Reflections, please see the flyer.