Our PTA is at a loss and disadvantage since our school's art teacher has not offered any help or encouragement to the students in regard to the Reflections Program. The art teacher said there is no way he can help or promote it in the classroom; students are also not allowed to work on their art in class and no class projects can be used for the program.
Thank you for your question. In many schools, art teachers do not have the time to dedicate to organize a Reflections project. Often, entries are completed at home and not part of a school project. This ensures the artwork entered was 100% created by the student and not inspired by other work or at the suggestion of a teacher.
- Include information about the program in your PTA's newsletter and direct students to your PTA's website for more information (make sure information is there!)
- Ask the school librarian or office staff if they'd be willing to help promote the program and/or have entry forms and rules available.
- Post signs around the school. Use those as your advertising and direct students to your PTA website (just as with the newsletter).
- How do PTA fliers and information go home to students? Use that system to distribute a flier about Reflections!
- FACEBOOK! What parent doesn't have a Facebook account? Use this social tool to your advantage!