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Re: Be The Change...


Date: Sat Mar 06 2004 - 08:48:59 PST

One way to convince more parents of the need for art education might be
to get them more involved in the arts in your school. WE have 80 parent
docents a year who go into the 3rd through 6th grade history classrooms
to teach art appreciation presentations that tie into the history
curriculum. It's a very popular program and the kids love it too. Art
is highly visible and supported in my school by parents and
administrators alike. WE have a huge percentage of national merit
scholars in my school, yet they found a way to build us a wonderful new
Fine Arts Building. I feel lucky, to be sure, but I do think parental
involvement has helped to keep the parents interested and supportive of
our programs. I use parents to help with art projects now and then,
too. They see firsthand the critical thinking that goes on during a
challenging art project. These parents become great PR systems for your

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.