AMAZING ART UPDATES:
Early last fall, art room activities began with a special community art project that features our school’s 50th anniversary:
Let’s Celebrate 50 Years of CREATIVITY & PRAIRIE PRIDE! Students in 1st-5th grades illustrated what they love about Prairie School and learning in small puzzle shapes/paw prints while kindergarten students created colorful paw prints. All students’ small artworks were combined into a special display in the art room near the glass gallery space. Stop by and take a look when you can.
THANK YOU, PRAIRIE SCHOOL COMMUNITY!
We so appreciate donations of your child’s gently used school supplies that were collected last spring. The donations will benefit many students in the Chicagoland area. The school supplies were donated to several Chicago Public Schools including Garcia High School, Heffeman Elementary School in West Garfield Park, Drake Elementary School on the near South Side of Chicago as well as Dominican School in East Aurora and the People’s Resource Center (PRC) in Wheaton. *Thank you to the volunteer staff & students that helped to pack up the supplies last May.
THANK YOU, PRAIRIE HOME & SCHOOL!
Many of our student have been using the adaptive art supplies and the stylus pen tips that were requested last spring.
DID YOU KNOW?
We have an art room theme at Prairie School: “Put your Heart Into Art!” Students are encouraged to do just that as they explore the meaning of art and artmaking during art classes each week. Students in 1st -5th grades take turns as Art Teacher Assistants in the art room each week. ATAs help to pass out and collect supplies & projects. They enjoy these leadership opportunities.
IMPACT ART! CLUB:
3rd grade students met this fall for 10 sessions. Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Wheeler led this special club. Our goal is to collaborate and use various art forms as a means to make a positive impact on our school community and beyond. Here is a photo from our Pinwheels for Peace activity last fall:
*ATTENTION 2nd GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS:
We will be leading our Impact Art! Club with 20 2nd Graders for 10 sessions after school on Tuesdays from early March – mid May. Look for more details coming in late February.
AMAZING ART DISPLAYS:
Throughout the school year, student artwork is displayed at various locations in our school. During our annual Open House rescheduled for February 28th, 2019, artworks created by all students in Kindergarten through fifth grades will be featured on bulletin boards and in hallways throughout our building for our community to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your artwork, Prairie students!
DID YOU KNOW?
Each school year, we have many student artworks representing Prairie School on display in our community. Student displays were featured at our Public Schools Administration Center last fall and now featured at the Naperville Municipal Center (city hall) through February 22nd, 2019.
Artwork created by students in grades K-5 will be kept at our school until May when students will create portfolios & reflect on their creative processes and art products throughout the year.
ART ROOM DONATIONS:
Thank you for donating one art supply for our students to use and share throughout the school year. If you’d like to send in a container of hypoallergenic & fragrance free wet wipes or gallon zip-lock bags, we’ll use them for special lessons & circumstances.
Do you work in an art related field or have expertise with specific with specific art materials & processes? If so, please consider contacting Mrs. Anderson. We’d really enjoy learning from you! You can email Mrs. Anderson at: email@example.com.