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Re: Sending work home

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 18:24:07 -0400


This year I sent home a letter regarding my expectations of my students
and what the parents can expect of me and their child to be doing in art
class. I have no idea what the results were. So far most parents have been
understanding to the rules and expectations of the classroom.

Jennifer in Michigan
-----Original Message-----
From: Betty Bowen <bbowen.ok.us>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 12:16 PM
Subject: Sending work home

>This is really a two-part question, in reference to the parents who called
>the principal to complain that the kids weren't bringing home enough art -
>
>One - Do any of you send letters to parents at the beginning of the year
>telling them about the art class - needs, expectations, plans for field
>trips, etc.?
>Two - If so, do you tell them whether or not / when generally to expect
the
>kids to bring home work?
>
>If you do, do you feel it helps "head off" complaints from parents who want
>art class to be a production facility? At least you could say - "in the
>letter you received (and signed) at the beginning of the year I explained
>that many projects need to stay at school for several weeks", etc.,
>whatever.
>
>It sounds like the principal doesn't have a clear vision of what he/she
>expects from an art program. This is something I have really learned from
>this list - the lack of administrators who understand the role of visual
art
>in education. It seems to be a pervasive problem.
>
>(The trouble is, it is those same principals who do the interviewing for
>jobs!)
>
>BB
>