Bayville students created impressive visual arts artwork, musical compositions, literature, and photography for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) National Reflections program. Themed, “The Magic of a Moment,” the program is sponsored by the national PTA and student submissions that win at the Bayville level move on to the county level, with the opportunity to advance to the state and national levels.

Bayville Primary and Intermediate School children may submit original works, which are judged blindly with the winners moving on to the next level of competition.  The program is intended to encourage children to explore the arts and to express themselves through creativity. Submissions must represent the theme, which changes each year.

“The Reflections program allows children to explore their own creativity and to interpret the theme in their own way,” said Bayville Elementary Principal Scott McElhiney. “ Every child participating is recognized for their efforts, promoting positive self esteem and confidence as well.”

Bayville PTA member Susan Spampinato is the Reflections Chairperson and organizes the event and the entries. “All of the children work hard on their submissions and deserve recognition,” she said.  Six of this year’s submissions will move ahead to the county level. Those pieces include artwork by Micaela Arana, grade 2; Abigail Dunne, grade 4; Lizzy Flory, grade 5; Lindsay Hogan, grade 3; David Hower, grade 4; and Robert Lederer, grade 2.

Congratulations to all the participants!