Arts Education is more than drawing a picture or writing a song. Engaging in the arts has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child by strenghtening critical thinking and and creative skills. The Reflections program is an annual nationally sponsored PTA program that gives students the opportunity to showcase their creativity. Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the Reflections program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through 12th grade are encouraged to create and submit works works of art based upon the current year's theme. Art can be submitted in any or all of the following areas: literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts. Entries can advance from the school level to the council (district) level, to the state level, and even to the national level.