The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Art Room Update
For the past several years I have been creating online student art portfolios using Artsonia.com. Artsonia manages student art portfolios in a safe and educational manner, developing students’ pride and self-esteem, and involving parents and relatives in arts education. We need your permission to create a digital portfolio of your child’s artwork. Be sure to check you student Friday folders for the permission slips, contact Artsonia, and check out what you child has been creating in the art studio!
Whats happening in the art studio:
Kinder- Self Portraits: artists have been exploring how to create a drawing of themselves, using a variety of art making techniques.
1st grade- Falling Leaves: artists discussed how leaves produce energy for trees and how trees store energy in their trunks and roots for the winter. They later explored fall colors/warm colors and created drawings of leaves through observation.
2nd grade- Special Place Paper Quilt Block: artists are continuing work on their special place paper quilt art, with a focus on the art of Faith Ringgold.
3rd grade- Falling Leaves Time: artists are finishing up their observation drawings of leaves and are beginning their printmaking unit.
4th grade- Shadow Tracings: artists are finishing up their shadow tracings by applying the elements and principles of art to their drawings.
5th grade- Mobile Makers: artists are studying the art of Alexander Calder, and creating mobiles, with a focus on shape, balance and kinetic energy.
Thanks for your support,