2020-2021 Reflections

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Now is the time to signup for the Reflections contest. This program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. To join, simply email This is a great opportunity for LFE students to show their art.


Congratulations to all our LFE PTA Reflections winners!  All 1st – 3rd entries will be moving on to Missouri state level competition.  Be sure and check out all the artwork by the front office during parent teacher conferences!

Primary – Visual Arts – Kindergarten – 2nd

Ryan White                 FIRST PLACE

Layla Dickstein            SECOND PLACE

Julia Morris                 THIRD PLACE

Evelyn Freeman          HONORABLE MENTION

Theodore Freeman     HONORABLE MENTION

Primary – Photography – Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Ryan White                 FIRST PLACE

Jayden Carter-Pye       SECOND PLACE

Intermediate – Visual Arts – 3rd – 5th grade

Evan Quirk                  FIRST PLACE

Eleanor Calkins           SECOND PLACE

Maielle White             THIRD PLACE

Camden Bond             HONORABLE MENTION

Darby Cobb                 HONORABLE MENTION

Drew Dickstein            HONORABLE MENTION

Intermediate – Music Composition – 3rd – 5th grade

Eleanor Steffen           FIRST PLACE

Maielle White             SECOND PLACE

Maielle White             THIRD PLACE

Intermediate –– Literature – 3rd – 5th grade

Maielle White             FIRST PLACE

Intermediate –- Film Production – 3rd – 5th grade

Camden Bond             FIRST PLACE

Lance Dahn                 SECOND PLACE

Intermediate – Photography – 3rd – 5th grade

Levi Borgstadt             FIRST PLACE

Darby Cobb                 SECOND PLACE

Connor Sinks               THIRD PLACE

Hayden Dickstein        HONORABLE MENTION

Intermediate – Dance Choreography – 3rd – 5th grade

Eve Rastorfer              FIRST PLACE

Middle School –- Visual Arts – 6th – 8 th grade

Dorothy Calkins           FIRST PLACE

Lauren Sinks                SECOND PLACE

Middle School – Photography – 6th – 8th grade

Kenley Halferty           FIRST PLACE

Lauren Sinks                SECOND PLACE

2019-2020 Theme is Look Within

Dates to Note for LFE:
Registration 9/3-20 – email us the category your student will enter so we can plan judges
Artwork collected 10/1-2 – outside of LFE school office
Reception & Awards – 10/15 at 5:30 pm – LFE Library
Artwork on display during parent teacher conferences
Questions?  Contact Holly Bond & Sara Sinks at
Entry categories include the following – Students may enter multiple categorizes and have multiple entries per category.
Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper, PDF file.
Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions.
Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3×5 inches and no larger than 8×10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11×14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640×960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.
Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24×30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.
Special Artist: Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. See Official Rules for details.
 By submitting an artwork to the “National PTA Reflections Program,” entrants accept and agree to be bound by the official rules for participation as well as the entry requirements for their specific arts category and division. Additional state program requirements may apply. Any violation of these rules may, at PTA’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the reviewers regarding this program are final and binding in all respects. (The “PTA” referred to in these rules include all PTAs reviewing the submission). 

1. ELIGIBILITY. Students must participate through a local PTA/PTSA. Each student’s eligibility is determined by the state and local PTA/PTSA. A student may develop an entry inside or outside of school. 

2. ARTS CATEGORIES. There are six arts categories—dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the National PTA Reflections Program in one or more arts categories. See each arts category rules for additional entry requirements. 

3. GRADE DIVISIONS. Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary: Preschool-Grade 2; Intermediate: Grades 3-5; Middle School: Grades 6-8; High School: Grades 9-12; Special Artist: All grades welcome). The Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.) Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division. 

4. HOW TO ENTER. Entrants must submit their artwork and student entry form to their local PTA/PTSA program according to local and state PTA procedures. Entrants must follow requirements and instructions specific to each arts category and division. Contact local PTA programs for deadlines and additional information. 

5. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. (All participants must also follow arts category and if applicable, Special Artist Division rules) 

• Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted. 

• Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. See the specific arts category rules and special artist division rules for details. 

• Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words. 

• Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for background music in dance choreography and film production entries. If used in dance choreography and film production entries, background music must be cited on the entry form. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified. Use of PowerPoint templates are prohibited. 

6. FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Entries are reviewed at local, regional, state and national levels. Each PTA determines its own reviewers for the program. Entries will be reviewed primarily on how well the student uses their artistic vision to portray the theme, their originality and creativity. The National PTA Reflections® program makes no restrictions on content or subject matter in artwork submitted by the local, regional or state levels. National PTA reserves the right to use its sole discretion in selecting the submissions to be recognized at the national level. Under no condition may parents or students contact a reviewer to dispute the status/score of any entry. Each PTA in its sole discretion will select finalists for exhibition and provide awards/prizes. Awards are announced per local and state procedures. National awards and events are announced May 1, 2020 at 

7. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that PTA may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute and create derivative works for PTA purposes. PTA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of entry into the PTA Reflections program constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions. 

8. PARTICIPATING ENTITIES. This program is administered by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and PTA affiliates. Parent groups not affiliated with National PTA are not eligible to sponsor this program.

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Reflections 2018-2019

The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me.”

Congratulations to our LFE winners!

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, Primary (Pre-K - 2nd Grade) 4th Place_ Charlie Miller, Longview Farm Elementary DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, Intermediate (3rd - 5th Grade) Honorable Mention_ Alyssa Terrono, Longview Farm Elementary FIL

Visual Arts- Primary K-2

Lily Howard Primary Visual Arts-HM
Emmy Howard Primary Visual Arts-HM
Julia Morris Primary Visual Arts-HM
Hailey Laudie Primary Visual Arts-3rd
Zachary Castle Primary Visual Arts-2nd
Lorelei Rastorfer Primary Visual Arts-1st

Visual Arts- Intermediate 3-5

Lauren Sinks                 Intermediate       Visual Arts-HM

Natalie Laudie              Intermediate       Visual Arts-HM

Cliff Laudie          Intermediate       Visual Arts-HM

Ella Miller                      Intermediate       Visual Arts-3rd

Kemper Halferty           Intermediate       Visual Arts-2nd

Clara Kueny                  Intermediate       Visual Arts-1st

Photography- Primary K-2

Liam Cover Primary Photography-2nd
Charlie Miller Primary Photography-1st

Photography- Intermediate 3-5

 Darby Cobb         Intermediate       Photography-HM

Connor Sinks       Intermediate       Photography-HM

Ella Miller            Intermediate       Photography-3rd

Lauren Sinks       Intermediate       Photography-2nd

Kenley Halferty   Intermediate       Photography-1st

Photography- Middle School 6

Hannah Borgstadt        Middle School    Photography-1st

Literature- Intermediate 3-5

 Natalie Laudie    Intermediate       Literature-2nd

Garrison Weller  Intermediate       Literature-1st

 Dance Choreography Primary K-2

Charlie Miller      Primary      Dance-1st

Dance Choreography Intermediate 3-5

Sadie Bowles       Intermediate       Dance-HM

Avery Cover        Intermediate       Dance-3rd

Ella Miller            Intermediate       Dance-2nd

Alyssa Terrono    Intermediate       Dance-1st

Camden Bond     Intermediate      Film Production-1st

 Keaton Bond      Middle School    Film Production-1st


 Levi Borgstadt              Primary               Music Composition -1st

 Clara Kueny                  Intermediate      Music Composition -1st

 Hannah Borgstadt       Middle School    Music Composition -1st

Questions?  Please contact

Heroes Around Me

Reflections 2017 —


Congratulations to our Missouri STATE PTA Winners! 

They will be celebrated at a state recognition event on Sunday, April 29th.

Ella Miller, Dance, Intermediate – Honorable Mention

Keaton Bond, Film Production, Intermediate – 4th Place

Camden Bond, Film Production, Intermediate – Honorable Mention

Clara Kueny, Music Composition, Intermediate – Honorable Mention

Hannah Borgstadt, Music Composition, Intermediate – 1st Place

Hailey Laudie, Music Composition, Primary – Honorable Mention

Lauren Sinks, Photography, Intermediate – Honorable Mention

Kemper Halferty, Visual Arts, Primary – 2nd Place

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Winners!

Dance Choreography:  Intermediate Level

1st Ella Miller

2nd Sadie Bowles & Avery Cover

Literature:  Intermediate Level

1st Morgan Rosson

Music:  Primary Level

1st Levi Borgstadt

2nd Hailey Laudie

Music:  Intermediate Level

1st Hannah Borgstadt

2nd Clara Kueny

3rd Natalie Laudie

Photography:  Intermediate Level

1st Lauren Sinks

2nd Lauren Sinks

3rd Bryce Johnson

Honorable Mention Darby Cobb, Ella Miller, Kenley Halferty

Video Production:  Intermediate Level

1st Keaton Bond

2nd Camden Bond

Visual Arts:  Primary Level

1st Mary Kate Johnson

2nd Hailey Laudie

3rd Kemper Halferty

Honorable Mention Lily Howard

Visual Arts:  Intermediate Level

1st Natalie Laudie

2nd Hannah Borgstadt

3rd Clara Kueny

Honorable Mention Morgan Rosson, Connor Sinks

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