January 2014

Art City Friendship Bench

Inspired by Ms. Patti Parker's Third-grade class, Art City Elementary now has a "Friendship Bench."  This is a bench that students that don't have anyone to play with or are feeling lonely to go to; other students will come and invite the student to join them or they will sit and visit with them. Way to go Ms. Parker's class!

Second-Grade Celebrates Civil Rights

Art City Elementary School, on Wednesday January 29, 2014, celebrated Martin Luther King and Civil Rights with a Second-grade program. The songs that were sung included: "Ain't no Mountain High Enough," "Make them Hear You," Lean on Me," "We Got the power," "There can be Miracles." "This Little Light of mine" and "True Colors." The program focuses on those people who have made a difference in our world. It started around Martin Luther King then expanded to Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and Jackie Robinson. After songs and quotes, Peace Prize winners were announced: Mayci, Samantha, Jane, Simeon, Victoria, Eliza, Jack, Amanda, James, Milo, Katie, Gage, Ashlyn, Aaron, Frida, Maddy, Nathan, William, Sean, and Jack. Art City Elementary School has been awarding students as Peace Keepers for the past ten years. The students in each class vote for a person in their classroom who exhibits qualities that make the school a better place. The students performed for their parents on Thursday night.

Bee a Reader

Mrs. Lindsey, the Librarian, and Mrs. Droubay, at Art City Elementary school have dedicated a corner outside the library to "Bee a Reader" they are encouraging students and teachers to "Bee Readers". Teachers and students are good "Bee's" and reading books.

Art City Second-Grade Students Travel the World

Art City Elementary second-grade students learn about different countries throughout the world as part of their core education.  The teachers at Art City have each student do a report on a country that they may have some previous knowledge of or a country they would like to learn about.  The students learn about the culture, the landscape, the industry, and especially the traditional clothing.  With this knowledge they present to their various class mates.  They have a paper doll that they color and dress.

Rich Wieber Wows and Amazes Students and Teachers

Attributions: 

Rich Wieber's Bicycle stunt show visited Art City Elementary on January 17, 2014 for a school assembly program.  This program touches on these themes:• Determination • Goal Setting/Achievement • Dangers of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco  • Peer Pressure • Bullying • Perseverance • Bicycle Safety. The students and teachers were so mesmerized by the stunts Rich and his team were doing that they would forget to cheer.