This week we had Family Art Night and several grade Music Demo’s. We’re so lucky to have such amazing Arts at Wade Thomas.
Family Art Night had a tremendous turn out (about 60 families totaling 180 members of the WT family) and we hope everyone who attended had a great time.
Mrs. Bahrt (thank you!!) presided over a buzz of creative activity with her 5th grade helpers making sure everyone was having fun, learning, and creating! From still life of the WildCare badger, to a sewing collaboration, to hats, and wire and bead sculptures… what an organizing feat and interactive treat! And the room looked marvelous! And we had a “photo booth” to capture memories!
Mr. Santucci and Ms. Smith gave fun and insightful music demo’s. I know I was blown away that my first grader is already learning how to read music! The connection to math as well as developing strong collaboration skills and the leadership to stand in front of an audience are so clear to me.
We’re tremendously proud of such programs and thank everyone who has contributed to YES for supporting the foundation, which not only pays for our art and music teachers’ salaries, but also supplies and equipment as well as many of our new library books, poetry in the classroom and subsidizes YES Theater to keep tuition low and scholarships available. None of this would happen without your support.
If you haven’t contributed to the foundation yet, you can go online here to join the families that value these programs for their children. The contribution you make today pays for the programs our kids are getting right now — this school year!
A few helpful links:
- Learn more about our music program
- Jenni Bahrt’s Wade Thomas Art Blog
- Ten Lessons the Arts Teach by Eliot Eisner
Feedback and suggestions are welcome (email your campus Yes crew)!