As the weather turns cooler (and much windier today!), I am reminded of the many things for which I must give thanks. I am deeply thankful for a warm place to come home to and even the unpredictable heat at our schools (it always seems to work, it’s just hard to control which rooms are cozy and which rooms are like ovens!). After coming home from school on Friday with another jam-packed week of creativity and art-making still with a smile on my face, I have been very grateful for the kind, supportive staff at BOTH of my schools. And where would I be without the fantastic young artists who inspire me each and every day? I am immensely grateful for each of these tender hearts who bring joy and creativity to all that they do.
In light of such gratitudes, there are a few more reasons to be giving thanks in this coming month. If you are a parent of a student at Washington Elementary, please feel free to join us for this coming Tuesday’s PTO meeting right after school (November 5 at 4pm). We’ll be talking about many things, among which will be an opportunity for our whole school to participate in an Art to Remember memorabilia fundraiser- a first at this school! At Harmar Elementary’s November 21st PTO meeting at 6:30pm we’ll be taking a brief Art Walk around the school to catch just a brief glimpse of how students view and discuss artwork and to soak in the amazing images that these students are creating. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to share our artistic endeavors at both of these meetings this month. I do hope you’ll take this chance to join us at your school’s meeting this month.
Another reason I’m thankful this season is that later this month, a group of hard-working graphic design students at Marietta College will be coming to work with 4th and 5th grade students at Washington Elementary. It will be a special treat for these students to learn about visual communications from aspiring experts in the field. What an amazing opportunity!
What kinds of things are you thankful for this month? I’d love to hear some of your inspirations and gratitudes!
Thank you for taking the time to be involved in your student’s creative life!