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    Calling All Young Artists

    Does your student love to draw or write stories? Does he or she enjoy making short films, writing music, choreographing dance routines, or taking photographs? The Reflections program is a chance for your student to share his or her talents and be honored at Dirksen. Reflections was started by the National PTA in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Dirksen students are invited to submit an original work of art by Oct. 30 in the following six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

    Reflections entries should reflect the theme for this year’s contest: “Within Reach.” Submit an entry form and your child’s original entry to the Dirksen Main Office by Oct. 30. Entry forms and rules are included here and are also available from Mr. Johnson in the library.

    We are excited to see what your child creates!

    17-18 Rules – Photography Illinois

    17-18 IL Rules – Visual Arts

    17-18 IL Rules – Special Artist

    17-18 IL Rules – Music Composition

    17-18 IL Rules – Literature

    17-18 IL Rules – Film Production

    17-18 Entry Form – ENG

    17-18 IL Rules – Dance Choreography

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    16 17 Rules Summary Illinois

     

    Five Dirksen Students Honored for Achievement in the Arts

    This school year, five Dirksen Dolphins were honored at the regional level of the National PTA Reflections arts in education program. These Reflections awards recognize imagination, creativity and interpretation of the 2016-17 theme “What’s Your Story?”

    From grade 2, Dhruthi S. was honored for her literary work titled “Role Model for Me”; Charlie B. was honored for his photograh titled “Blast of Light”; and Natalia T. was honored for her artwork titled “Space and Peace.”

    From grade 3, Anuva J. was honored for her film titled “Go Cubs—My Life Story.”

    And from grade 4, Isabelle V. was honored for her music composition titled “Friendship.”

    The PTA, as well as the Dirksen staff, are proud of the accomplishments of these students, and all of the other Dolphins too, for their wonderful creativity and passion for the arts.

    Founded in 1969, the National PTA Reflections program engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year—encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. For more information about the program, visit PTA.org/Reflections.

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    Dirksen Fun Fair April 21

    We are excited for Dirksen’s Fun Fair this April 21 and look forward to seeing our families and volunteers there!

    Here is the link to sign up to volunteer:

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    Calling all young artists!

    Does your student love to draw or write stories? Does he or she enjoy making short films, writing music, choreographing dance routines, or taking photographs? The Reflections program is a chance for your student to share his or her talents and be honored at Dirksen. This year’s theme is “What’s Your Story?” Submit forms and your child’s original entry to the Dirksen Main Office by the new extended deadline, Nov. 1. Entry forms and rules are included here. We are excited to see what your child creates!

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    What’s Your Story? The Reflections program for 2016

    PTA is excited to work with Dirksen students on the Reflections program this year. Click below to watch a video explaining more…

    Reflections Program

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    Upcoming Events

    Below is a calendar of upcoming events. If you would like to volunteer to help out an any of these events, we will add you to our volunteer email list.

    Some of these opportunities will have a signup online from SignUp.com. You can click on the link to view all available spots. Select one or more spots and you will be notified of your sign up date and time and also will be sent reminders. Please add mail@signup.com to your address book now to prevent these emails from going to spam.

    WEEKLY/ONGOING – SignUp.com
    Pizza/Hot lunch – Tuesdays at lunch time

    http://signup.com/go/V3j4KS

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    Treat Day – Fridays at lunch time
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    OCTOBER

    6/7th – Book Fair

    24th – Picture Retakes – 9-10:30

    NOVEMBER – SignUp.com

    16-18th (W,Th,F) – PBIS – 11:15-12:45

    DECEMBER – SignUp.com

    10th – Pancake Breakfast/Holiday Shop

    We also have volunteer opportunities with flexible time that can be done from home such as fundraising, dine-in dollars, yearbook, etc. Requests for volunteers in these areas will be sent out via email as help is needed.

    If you have questions about volunteering please email Quinn at quinnkuiperspta@gmail.com

    Pizza Day Sign Up

    Pizza Sign Up

    Our first volunteer sign-up on signup.com is up and running! Click on the link to learn more.

    http://signup.com/go/V3j4KS