The Reflections Program is here for the 2017-2018 school year!
Reflections is the National PTA Arts Program that asks students to GET CREATIVE!
The theme this year is……. Within Reach
Reflections project categories include:
Dance Choreography * Film Production
Literature * Music Composition
Photography * Visual Arts
Students can enter as many projects as they like, in as many categories as they like!
Just for Parents: This program is age based, and should be age appropriate. A student’s best work may include crooked lines or misspelled words. You may give them feedback—for example, showing them how to brainstorm ideas or suggesting that they proofread their pieces, but please be sure that their final effort is truly their own work of art.
So draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance, or produce a movie! All projects must reflect this year’s theme: Within Reach
Project Due Date: Friday, October 27th to the main office
Questions? Please contact: Carrie Emerick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-302-5432
Don’t forget- each project needs a separate Student Entry form! Also, it is very important to fill out the Artist Statement for each project.
Lakeview PTA Needs You!
What helps to make Lakeview such a great community? Our parent volunteers! Lakeview Elementary PTA takes great pride in its tremendous parent volunteer support. You can really make a difference! We are in need of committee chairs. A committee chair is the person who is the head of the committee and keeps the board informed of what their committee is working on. Committees with an asterisk are in need of a committee chair. If you are interested in being a committee chair please let us know at TheLakeviewPTA@nullgmail.com
Standing Committee Chairs (in alphabetical order):
*Auction Chair: The auction chair shall organize and collect items to be auctioned at the STC’s annual benefit auction.
Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education Chair: The box tops and labels for education chair shall collect Box Tops and Labels for Education on a monthly basis; raise awareness about how to collect box tops and labels; communicate the school’s earnings progress; motivate families to participate with goals and contests; organize and submit all box tops and labels collected by the school.
*Fun Food Chair: The Friday fun food chair shall manage the lunch program with external vendors; responsible for distributing handouts with lunch options; collect student choices; order choices; recruit volunteers to assist in passing out lunches; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers.
*Fundraising Chair for Stores/Restaurants: The fundraising chair shall supervise and assist in the planning and execution of all fundraising activities; research vendor options; coordinate spacing of fundraising activities with the President; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers. Examples of stores/restaurants that schools in our district have used include 5 Below, Portillo’s, Lou Malnati’s, etc.
*Fundraising Chair for Events: The fundraising chair shall supervise and assist in the planning and execution of all fundraising activities; research vendor options; coordinate spacing of fundraising activities with the President; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers. Examples of events that schools in our district have used include Pump It Up, Chuck E Cheese, roller rink, Square 1 Art, Spirit Wear, etc.
Membership Chair: The membership chair shall promote membership in the Lakeview Elementary PTA by planning and directing the membership drive; keep an accurate list of members and provide an updated list to the President and Secretary of Lakeview PTA every month; distribute membership cards in coordination with the directory chair; relinquish all dues and accounting of all dues to the Treasurer; assist Directory chair in compiling data for directory; assist Directory chair in labeling and distributing directories; meet with local businesses and distribute business partner fliers; send thank you cards to all business partners.
*Read to Succeed Chair: The read to succeed chair shall manage the Six Flags’ Read to Succeed program; distribute information to families; collect minutes read; distribute free ticket to those who complete the program.
*Reflections Chair: The Reflections chair shall coordinate Lakeview PTA’s effort for this competition; promote the Reflections Program to students, school personnel and the community; collect and organize artwork for judging; recruit judges and begin judging process; advance winning artwork to the next round of judging; celebrate student participation and achievement.
*Room Representative Chair: The room representative chair shall assist the teachers in recruiting a room representative for each grade level teacher; coordinate volunteer recruitment tables at back-to-school events (Information Day, Back to Campus/Curriculum Night, Boo Hoo Breakfast, Kindergarten screening); assist the room representatives in coordinating classroom parties; distribute classroom folder of party ideas to each classroom representative; distribute Student Room Party Payment Forms to all students; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers.
School Pictures Chair: The school pictures chair shall attend District 54’s School Picture Chair Meeting in August, where you will receive program information and materials; the school pictures chair shall choose if spring pictures will be held.
*School Supplies Kits: The school supplies kits chair shall obtain updated grade level supply lists from classroom teachers and order supplies for the School Supply Kit; coordinate ordering and distribution of pre-packaged kits.
*Teacher Appreciation Chair: The teacher appreciation chair shall show appreciation to teachers and staff as agreed upon by the executive board; form a committee and facilitate the events for Teacher Appreciation Chair.
Tuesday Treats Chair: The Tuesday Treats chair shall organize volunteers to sell snacks during the lunch periods every Tuesday; send a letter home at the beginning of the year explaining Tuesday Treats; purchase snacks; collect money for Tuesday Treat cards; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers.
*Webmaster Chair: The webmaster chair shall maintain Lakeview PTA’s web presence by updating web information on website (lakeview.sd54.org/pta) and Facebook (facebook.com/beheardatLakeviewPTA); merge school master calendar and PTA events calendar for posting on website; write e-mail blasts to parents as necessary; support all committee chairs with their information dissemination needs.
Yearbook Chair: The yearbook chair shall archive all photos; keep records and take photographs of programs and events at Lakeview; compile and prepare the Lakeview Yearbook to be distributed at year-end; relinquish all money collected to the Treasurer via deposit vouchers.