Each day this week Art, Music and Media presented an assembly to enhance our appreciation of the arts. On Monday we enjoyed the Riverside Guitar Quartet. On Tuesday we were entertained by the Kelly-Scott Jazz 6-tet! Did you ever think of the theme to the Flintstones as jazz? Tuesday night brought families to the school to participate in art and craft classes. On Wednesday it was an assembly by Kuniko Yamamoto, Japanese Storyteller. Thursday brought us muralist Cliff Beaman, and on Friday graphic designer Tom Sapp who actually designed a mascot for Chets Creek! some of the events are displayed in the slideshow below.
On Friday night the school was filled with families and local artisans that came to display their craft and to allow students to see art and music at its best. Each class has gathered a theme basket (kindergarten baskets are displayed in the slide show below) that were auctioned off in a silent auction. The class usually selects the theme and then PTA moms send a letter asking each family to send in an item for the basket to represent the theme. All the class gifts are gathered together in a single themed class basket, auctioned off by the PTA and then the money is given back to support the arts program all year long. We usually raise around $2000 in the silent auction. We are so proud of our PTA and Resource support team that make all of this happen for our children. It is also a way to remind us all that it's not just about the "testing" - it's about the whole child. Our work in the arts supports the academic achievement of all of our multi-talented children! Long live the arts!