Programs + Events

Primary: PreK-Grade 2

Congratulations to the California 2019 Reflections Art Program Award of Excellence recipients!

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

“Friendship Dance” by Sara Harrison

  • Grade: 2
  • Camino Pablo Elementary School
  • Thirty-Second District PTA

“It does not matter what size you are, what culture you come from or how you look. It matters if you are friends. Friends are each other’s heroes in everyday life. I felt calm and peaceful because I was with my friend.”

FILM PRODUCTION

“Raising Money for Children” by Kara Nguyen

  • California Outstanding Interpretation Winner
  • Grade: 2
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Fourth District PTA

“There are many heroes that walk in this thing call Choc Walk. Over 300,000 heroes raised money for the Children’s hospital. It made a big difference because the hospital can continue to save kids lives because they are our future.”

LITERATURE

“Growing Heroes” by Joanna Wickham

  • Grade: 2
  • Lang Ranch Elementary School
  • Twelfth District PTA

“There are so many heroes in my life. I know them from book, cartoon movie and everyday life. They become part of me, and I grow with them. I admire those heroes so much, hope one day I can be one of them.”

Read Joanna’s literature here.

MUSIC COMPOSITION

“When Blue Butterflies Take Flight Again” by Beckett Bayan

  • Grade: 2
  • Cornerstone Elementary School
  • Thirty-Third District PTA

“My hometown has an endangered species called the Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly. It is endangered because of habitat loss and lack of food sources. My song is inspired by the heroic volunteers in my community who are trying to help this butterfly return to PV. In my song I wrote about the beauty of Palos Verdes and sadness when people thought this butterfly was extinct. Then you hear volunteers planting & restoring native habitat. Finally, you hear happiness as the butterflies begin to return home.”

Listen to Beckett’s music here.

PHOTOGRAPHY

“A Heroes Journey” by Victor Isaacs

  • Grade: 2
  • Cutten-Ridgewood Elementary School
  • Twenty-Second District PTA

“My friend and my brother are my every day heroes walking across the bridge of life.”

VISUAL ARTS

“Superhero Dogs” by Mark Segal

  • Grade: 2
  • Point Vicente Elementary School
  • Thirty-Third District PTA

“I very much want a dog. I drew this picture to show my parents that dogs are not just friendly pets, but they can also be heroes.”