Reflect on Within Reach

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.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas: dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition and visual arts.    

Thank you to all who participated in the 2017-18 Reflections Arts Program by showcasing your amazing artistic ability and creative talents.  

Congratulations to the following students have advanced to the 4th District level.

Music Composition:  Ishan Datta

Dance/Choreography:  Malika Caden, Paulina Wodarz, and Ayushi Shah

Film:  Ayushi Shah

Photography:  Ayushi Shah and Katrina Soto Visual Arts:  Joyce Shi, Quinlan Tobin and Nihar Shetty

Literature:  Nihar Shetty, Sadri Artemis and Paulina Wodarz


Congratulations to the Rancho students whose entries placed in the top three for the Reflections program at the Irvine Unified Council level!

Rancho was well represented in many categories. There will be a special event to recognize the students whose entries placed in the top three and honorable mentions for the Irvine Unified Council. The event will take place Thursday, January 25th at Irvine City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Plaza.

1st place in  Dance Choreography:  Malika Caden

2nd  place in  Dance Choreography:  Paulina Wodarz

3rd  place in  Dance Choreography:   Ayushi Shah

1st place in Music Composition:  Ishan Datta