Hawthorne Elementary School


Reflections "Heroes Around Me"

2018-19 Theme: Heroes Around Me

Deadline: Projects due to Hawthorne Elementary School office by November 9th, 2018

About the Program

Reflections is the National PTA arts program that encourages children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of the six different art categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is Heroes Around Me.

PTA Reflections welcomes students of all grades and abilities explore their inner artists.  

Our artists have been very successful over the past few years. Last year, we had more 100 students participate. Elmhurst had 42 entries advance to the Regional level, 15 advance to the State level, 7 receive awards at the State level, and one entry advance to the National level!

Students may submits entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. Students can create as many projects as they like, in as many arts categories as they like. Click on each link category link to see submission rules for each area of interest.


Music Composition


Visual Arts

Dance Choreography

Film/Video Production

Hawthorne Elementary has three grade divisions: K - 2nd, 3rd - 5th, and Special Artist. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home.

All submissions are due to the Hawthorne Office no later than November 9th, 2018. All entries also need to include an entry form. You can the official rules and entry form below, or you can pick up an entry form from the Hawthorne office. This is a great program for any children who are interested in the arts and aspire to be recognized for their creative efforts!

Important Documents

2018-2019 Entry Form

Official Rules


November 9th: Projects due to the Hawthorne Elementary School Office

Early December: Select entries advance to DuPage East Regional Level

Late January: Select entries advance to State Level

February–March: District 205 projects on display locally

May: State Level "SPOTLIGHT" Celebration at Milikin University, plus a local DuPage East Regional Celebration

Please contact Libby Hoppe with any other questions.