Welcome to the 2015 2016 school year!

Art News

Welcome to the new year!

I am pleased to make two special announcements.  This year we will have a new part-time art teacher, here at CRES on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Her name is Akaylee Larson. We are also excited to tell you that this year we are participating in a fundraiser with Square One Art.   It will begin early in the year, and products will be shipped to us before winter break. More information to come!

Art Club Information

Art Club will meet once a week, on Thursday mornings before school.  During the first semester, fifth grade Art Club members will be selected and will meet weekly until winter break.  After winter break, fourth grade Art Club members will be selected and will meet weekly until the end of the year.  If you have a 5th grader interested in joining, see and print the  Art Club Application found on this website.  It is due by Friday, September 11th.  (4th graders will get information home just prior to winter break.)

Miscellaneous

Please note what day of the week your child has art class, and have them dress appropriately.  You are welcome to send your child to school with a smock on art days, if you are worried about their clothes. We hope to see you at Open House, where we will have information available about our curriculum, behavior expectations, and grading policies. All of this information is also posted on our art department website.   It can be accessed through the CRES home page.  Additionally, you will find information about units of study, local art exhibit information, displays and contest information, and links to fun and educational art websites!

District Finals

This year our elementary students will be required to take a District Final in art class, at every grade level, at the end of the year.  The results of these exams will give us valuable information about our instructional delivery while they assess students’ mastery of our Florida Standards. I will continue to post information on my website as we learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in helping out as a volunteer in the art rooms, please contact me.  It could be once a month or once a week, whenever it fits in to your schedule.  We often have copying, laminating, and putting up/taking down displays that we could use help with.    We would welcome you as our ART ROOM MOM, ART ROOM DAD, or ART ROOM GRANDPARENT!  You do need to be a registered volunteer.

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