colorful flowers with text
  • Congratulations to the Blind Brook students who have been recognized by the New York State PTA Reflections 2024 program with Awards of Excellence and Merit! The theme for this year was I Am Hopeful Because…”

    • Riley Brauntuch - Award of Excellence for Photography, Primary Division*
    • Amanda Macedo Olino - Award of Merit for Film Production, Middle Division
    • Darren Guo - Award of Merit for Music Composition, Middle Division
    • Shireen Kaul - Award of Merit for Visual Arts, Primary Division

    *Advanced to the National level of judging. 

     

    Thank you to all of our participants in this year’s PTA Reflections Program! All submissions are available to view in the gallery below

     

    The full list of New York State PTA Reflections winners is available here: NYS PTA Reflections Winners 2024.

    Stay tuned for details coming in the fall for next year's PTA Reflections contest with the theme, Accepting Imperfection.

    Learn more about the National PTA Reflections Program here: National PTA Reflections.

    For more information, please email BBPTAReflections@gmail.com.

     

  • Congratulations to the 2024 Blind Brook PTA Reflections Participants! 

    Riley Brauntuch - Award of Excellence for Photography, Primary Division*

    different colored umbrellas in the air

    Amanda Macedo Olino - Award of Merit for Film Production, Middle Division

    Darren Guo - Award of Merit for Music Composition, Middle Division

    Shireen Kaul - Award of Merit for Visual Arts, Primary Division

    drawing with crayons

    *Advanced to the National level of judging.

  • Thank you to the following Blind Brook students who submitted work for consideration.

     

    Visual Arts

    Primary Division (K-2)

    Sheena Aoyama Kitano - "Kindness Surrounds the World"

     

    crayon drawing of Earth with people around it

     

    Emma Harris - "The Rose of Hope"

     

    bloomed rose made of clay clay rose on its side

     

    Teodoro Favarin - "Friendship in My Soccer Team"

     

    drawing or kids player soccer

     

    Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)

    Gabi Ferdschneider - "Art Gives Me Hope"

     

    crayon drawing of hearts, a person, and a rainbow

    Laura Malzyner - "Every Day is a New Start"

    drawing of sun with text reading every day is a new start

     

     

    Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

    Samantha Geller - Cardboard Armor

    a dress made of cardboard hanging on a mannequin

     

    Casey Craighead - "Hope" (Visual Arts and Literature)

    a poem with drawings of a hummingbird, flower, butterfly, and peacock feather

     

    Arianna Kovoor - "Kindness Still Exists"

    a heart and various small acts of kindness

    Photography

    High School Division (Grades 9-12)

    Jason Schwartzman - "Blue Skies Ahead"

    a blue airplane flying over water

     

    Charlie Sindell - "A Fresh Start"

     

    sunset on the horizon of a beach

     

    Music Composition - High School Division (Grades 9-12)

    Brandon Schwartzman - "Fresh Flow"

     

     

    Jason Schwartzman - "Listen"

     

     

    Jason Schwartzman - "Into the Night"

     

     

    Jason Schwartzman - "Future of the Stars"

     

     

    Literature

    Primary Division (Grades K-2)

    Sharon Heaps - A Warm Drink on a Cold Day

     

    Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)

    Maggie Moore - Hopeful for the Houseless

    Jake Schorr - My Soccer Dream

    Annabelle Zigler - A World of Hope

     

    High School Division (Grades 9-12)

    Michael Hamlet - America

    Michelle Hamlet - Hope Is Me


  • Congratulations to the 2023 Blind Brook PTA Reflections Participants! 

    MAGGIE MOORE, NYS PTA Reflections 2023 Award of Merit for Literature - Primary Division for an original short story,

    Stand Up! 

    DARREN GUO, NYS PTA Reflections 2023 Award of Merit for Music Composition - Middle Division for an original piano piece titled, Misty Valley Music Composition. Listen here:

     

    SHEENA KITANO, NYS PTA Reflections 2023 Award of Merit for Visual Arts - Primary Division, for a drawing titled, Drawing is Amazing!

    a child's drawing in pencil and crayon of people, birds, ice cream, rainbows, rockets, trees, unicorn, hearts, flowers

    Additionally, the following Blind Brook students submitted work for consideration.

    Brooke Sosin (Literature, High School Division), Escaping the Negative

    Sharon Heaps (Music Composition, Primary Division), Show Your Voice Show Your Voice

     

    Charlie Sindell (Photography, Middle School Division), Enlightened 

    clouds spread across the sky over a full moon against a dark blue night sky

    Jordan Stemschein (Photography, High School Division), Love Conquers All

    a couple walking along a long wooden bridge

    Emily Rosen (Visual Arts, Intermediate Division), Ways of Expressions

    child drawing in markers of people painting, doing sign language, singing and dancing

    Justin Crasper (Visual Arts, Intermediate Division), Show Your Voice Through Equal Vote

    child's drawing in markers of two boys voting for student council

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Chloe Crasper (Visual Arts, Primary Division), Show Your Voice by Being Thankful and Love

    child's drawing in marker of a persion, a rainbow and animal

    Brett Crasper (Visual Arts, Primary Division), Show Your Voice Through Music and Song

    child's drawing with markers

    Hayley Parnes (Visual Arts, Primary Division), Creatures of the Wild

    child's drawing in marker of various wild creatures