PTSA Skylert Wally the Wapiti

PTSA Reflections Contest, Brandon Mull Visit

PTSA Reflections Submissions Due October 25th

The National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

The theme for the 2021-2022 program year is I Will Change the World By…. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Submissions are due October 25th by midnight and are submitted online at Submissions at the school are not accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Baun at

Author Brandon Mull Visit on November 3rd

New York Times Bestselling Author Brandon Mull will be visiting Elk Ridge on November 3rd. Brandon’s work includes the world-famous Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series, the Candy Shop War, Beyonders, and the Five Kingdoms. He will be speaking about the value of reading, the joy of writing, and the importance of developing the imagination.

Because his schedule is limited, he will only be available for one assembly. In order to ensure that the students attending want to be there, we are using our school coins (Wally Coins) to purchase tickets to the event. The price will be low enough that any student who genuinely wants to attend should be able to do so. More on that as we determine how many students are interested. It’s an exciting opportunity, and a huge shoutout goes to Brandon and his team for making the opportunity available to the school free of charge.