I want to share an exciting opportunity for our students to compete on a national level - the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections contest. The theme this year is, 'Within Reach'. I love this theme because I can think the possibilities are endless for our students and there is so much that connects with them as it relates to this theme. There are many great prizes at the local, regional, state, and national level. I would love to see our students celebrated. Believe it or not, we have had unusually low participation in this over the years and my goal is at least 100 entries. This would be done outside of school, but can be in a variety of media such as film dance, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts or special artists' divisions. I would love your child to take the extra time to really think about what 'Within Reach' means to them and then transpose that into something amazing that we can celebrate. Along with prizes, if 100 students participate, Mr. Brown (who loves the Denver Broncos and is a loyal fan) will deck out in Dallas Cowboys attire for one full day (I will need some help with the attire as I don't own any). You may not be able to get a win, but you can take it out on a loyal Broncos fan. :) Please consider learning more about the competition and having your child participate in this great opportunity. All entries are due October 11th in the DSIS front office. Good Luck!