520 Farr Street Commerce Township, MI 48382

Attendance: 248-956-3990

Commerce Elementary PTA


Cinema clapboard in handsWho: Open to all students.

What: The National PTA Reflections program is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The Reflections program provides an opportunity for students to create original artwork, reflecting on a specific theme, and receive recognition in six different areas.

Each year, students are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for this year is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”

All submissions require an artist interpretation statement explaining the piece and its connection to the theme. Entries without artist statements will be disqualified. All entries must have a title, artist statement and be accompanied with the student entry form.

When: Watch for updates. A new contest is held each school year and we give students lots of opportunities to get involved and showcase their talents.


All students are eligible to submit entries in the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography Original choreographed dance composition not to exceed 5 minutes
  • Film Production Fiction/non-fiction, with or without sound, not to exceed 5 minutes. Student must include storyboard and be director, screenwriter, editor and camera person.
  • Literature Fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry and drama not to exceed 2,000 words.
  • Photography Black-and-white or color image, or a group of images, produced by a photographic process.
  • Musical Composition Voice, instruments or combination of both not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • Visual Arts Print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer generated (no 3-D artwork, lamination or glitter)

To see a gallery of past winners: http://www.ptareflections.org

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One of our great PTA fundraisers throughout the year is Bagel Days! Below is a schedule of the days bagels will be distributed along with some frequently asked questions.

September 27
October 18
November 29
December 6
January 24
February 28
March 28
April 18
May 30
June 6

1. What if my child isn't there for bagel day? Their bagel will be saved and given to them the next time they are there. Unfortunately we don't have a way to keep it fresh for too long and we apologize in advance about that.

2. Do these come with cream cheese? No.

3. Are these nut free? As we get these bagels from a third party (Detroit Bagel), we cannot guarantee they don't come in contact with nuts.

4. What time will my child receive their bagel? Bagels are delivered and distributed to classrooms in the morning but we are unable to guarantee a specific time each classroom will receive their bagels or what time teachers will pass them out. We suggest having bagels be an extra snack rather than counting on them being the only snack of the day.

You have until 9/14 to sign up for this year's Bagel Days. All bagel days must be prepaid for the year. Visit our website at www.commerceelementarypta.com/pta-membership to sign up. If you have additional questions, let us know!

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