As you all know, the arts allow children to unleash their creative talents, express themselves imaginatively, and tap into critical thinking skills to create art.   The PTA Reflections contest is way we can encourage creative arts in school.   

We would encourage you to talk to your child about participating.   To participate, a student will create an original piece of art (film, dance/choreography, music composition, photography, visual arts - painting, drawing, sculpture) in keeping with the theme “Heros around me ”. (see content Rules)   :) The submission deadline is October 14, 2019.  

Valley View will host an artist reception on the evening of November 6, 2019 to recognize our Valley View artists.  The contest winners across grades K-2nd and 3rd-5th will go on to the next level of competition at the District level and be recognized at the Pleasanton Reflection reception in early 5:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center.

As an added bonus, if you don’t have the bandwidth to work on a project with your child, please consider registering him/her for the PTA Reflections Visual Art workshop with the focus of creating a visual art piece (drawing or painting).    Not into visual arts? Submissions for film, photography, choreography, music, sculpture, poetry and literature are also highly encouraged.   

Free Visual Arts Workshop – Courtesy of PTA

A visual art workshops will be held as follows.    The Valley View PTA is providing art supplies for students to participate.   Art assistance will be provided by our art teacher Irma Grant .  

  • TBD (Valley View MPR) – Creation of Reflections Visual Arts submission
  • Children can struggle with creating their visual arts piece if they don’t have time to brainstorm and think about the theme in context of that they want to create.  Have your child spend time thinking about the theme and creating a sketch that he/she can bring to the workshop.  Art supplies (paper, pastels, watercolor, paint, etc) will be provided for children to work on their visual art submission.  In preparation for these workshops, please read the contest rules for Reflections Visual Art submissions found and talk with your child about ideas for their project

REGISTER NOW: There are limited spaces available so please register your child by sending an email to  This ensures we have enough supplies for all children in attendance.

To allow student artworks to be recognized and judged with the appropriate developmental age and skill levels in mind, the Reflections Program is organized into the following two divisions at Valley View: Primary (TK to Grade 2) and Intermediate (Grades 3 to 5). Rules for submissions can be found online at Reflections Entry Rules.