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October 15, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Mac and Cheese

    October 15, 2018

    Macaroni and cheese with red pepper strips and ranch dressing. Served with seasonal fruit.

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October 16, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Squash and Apple Soup

    October 16, 2018

    Squash and apple soup with fresh baguette and olive oil. Served with seasonal fruit.

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October 17, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Brown Rice with Vegetables

    October 17, 2018

    Brown rice with vegetables. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 17, 2018

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  • Fall Fitness- LE, UE, MS

    October 17, 2018
    Outside

    LE Group #1: 9:00-9:45amUE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm MS: 2:30-3:45pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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October 18, 2018
  • New Parent Piano Meeting

    October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    R Pine, R Vista

    Piano Meeting for families whose children started piano lessons this year for the first time with Mrs. Miller.

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  • Violin parents meeting

    October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    R Summit [Built In speakers, Monitor]

    This meeting is for parents of new violin students.

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October 19, 2018
  • UE delivers Smart Lunches

    October 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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October 20, 2018
  • 50th Event: Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • 50th Event: Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018

    from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Rain date: October 21st

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October 21, 2018

Annual Art Expo

Artistic Inspiration - Finding Inspiration in different Artists and Styles

Touring with the Artists

Parents and friends were invited to the Annual Art Expo. Third-year Primary, Elementary and Middle School art students gave a presentation on some of their projects for the year and then gave their parents a tour of their artwork hanging throughout the school. Art Teacher, Carole Golcher, was honored and celebrated for her work in encouraging the artist in each of our students and acknowledged for her decades of contribution to our community as she begins her retirement.

Mrs. Golcher spoke about this year’s theme “Artistic Inspiration.”  All year the students have been inspired by famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Klee and contemporary artists such as Shirley Vauvelle and Elizabeth St. Hillare.  Inspiration also came from the different style and periods of art such as Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Surrealism, and Abstract Art. The students used a wide variety of mediums, explored different techniques, and learned the elements of design and principles of art.

The student artists used these inspirations to create their own twists on famous works of art.  For example, after looking at Van Gogh’s ‘Fourteen Sunflowers in a Vase,” Primary and Lower Elementary students created a twist on that famous painting.  Primary students used their observational skills to see the nuances and differences between the sunflowers in the painting.  Next they created four unique sunflowers with oil pastels and watercolors, exploring the process of resist at the same time. Lower Elementary students transformed the famous painting into  a multi-media collage. Backgrounds were created using a printing process with bubble wrap and a printing roller.

Upper Elementary students did an excellent job interpreting the very famous painting by Van Gogh “The Starry Night.”  Zentangles were used to create the swirling stars and sky and acrylic paint was used for the village. Zentangles are abstract drawings using repetitive patterns done in black and white.

Middle School students looked at  examples of Narrative Art-art that tells a story. We discussed the narrative qualities of work done by Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and others.  After creating their own narratives, students created their narrative work on canvas board and acrylic paint.

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