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Art Announcements:

Welcome Back Young Fowler Artists!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Art Department at Fowler School is excited to begin a new year full of creative ideas and expressions! A department goal this year is to involve parents/guardians in the art making process.

This is where your help is needed to acquire supplies needed to make many fabulous pieces of art soon to adorn your walls and refrigerators. Most supplies used are recyclable materials commonly found around the home that may otherwise be tossed out in the trash. Many art projects last year benefited from the reuse and re-purposing of found objects. With your help this year I hope to be able to create many more projects showing students how art can be made from almost anything. Using the sidebar to your left of the screen you will find a supply list with a few items or ideas of things the Art Department can use. This is an optional list and any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Due to popular demand our virtual art gallery on ArtSonia will be a program you and your child may participate it. Please read our enclosed introductory packet and visit the website www.artsonia.com to see The Fowler School’s previous year’s exhibits. As an art teacher I have the privilege of seeing many outstanding works of art on a daily basis. Belonging to ArtSonia will enable me to share with you incredible art work you can view at anytime. If you and your child are interested please return the permission form back to either Mr.Perham or your child’s classroom teacher.

Thank you for your participation in supporting the arts. I look forward to an incredible year of exploring the arts with you and your child. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

Sincerely,

Mr. Perham
sperham@maynard.k12.ma.us

The Cultural Proficiency Mural is Finished!
Congratulations to the 7th grade for working diligently to finish our cultural proficiency mural. I am very proud of the students who dedicated their time after school to help see this project through. We have an amazing group of talented young artists.


Art Dept. Wish List

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Art Department at Fowler School is excited to begin a new year full of creativity and expression! One of our goals this year is to keep parents/guardians updated about art class.

To begin, we have enclosed a “wish list” or supply list for the Art Department. Most supplies on the list are recyclable materials commonly found around the home, while others are supplies you may be willing to donate. Many art projects last year were created from the reuse and re-purposing of found objects...things some would call trash! With your help this year we hope to be able to create many more projects showing students how art can be made from almost anything. This is an optional list and any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Art Department Supply List

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Thin Cardboard and corrugated cardboard (cereal boxes are great!)
  • Sharpies
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Plastic Containers with lids (cleaned, please)
  • Smocks/old shirts/Aprons- We really need these!
  • Fabric
  • Yarn
  • Beads, Button, etc.
  • Empty coffee cans/bins
  • Any Packing materials (foam, bubble wrap, tissue)
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Any extra craft materials
  • Hand Soap
  • Facial Tissues
  • Clorox Wipes (help us disinfect)
  • Dish Sponges
  • Paper Towels
  • Clear empty 2 liter soda bottles
  • Feathers
  • Old records-cd's
  • Wood scraps (small pieces)

If you have other unique items, not on the list, which you think could be used in art, do not hesitate to contact us. We would appreciate any donations to use in class at any time throughout the year.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

The Art Department


Why don't I see a grade in IPASS?

One question we commonly receive from parents is "Why don't I see a grade in IPASS for my child's work?"

The short answer is because the end of the term has not arrived and your child may not have completed the assignment yet!

Art is a unique subject which follows a different curriculum and schedule from your child's mainstream academic subjects. In other subjects areas there are daily or weekly homework assignments and grades are posted weekly. The process of making art takes much more time. Due to schedule constraints Mr. Perham felt that it was only fair to allow students the full term to complete all their assignments. This also benefits your child's grade if they are absent or pulled from art to make up for other subject areas.

During a given term, depending on the complexity of the projects, your child will complete anywhere from 2 to 4 art projects. We give our students the entire term to finish their assignments so that we do not stifle their creative process.

Project titles will be entered in IPASS to show parents what their child is working for the term during Progress Reports but sometimes there will not be a grade posted as most students are still working to complete their assignments. This is done to avoid confusion or misinterpretations that your child has received all zeros for their art term. If a grade is not their it simply means that they have not completed the assignment yet.

If there are concerns with work not being completed by student neglect, parent's will be notified immediately and support will be provided by your child's art teacher to prevent incomplete or poor grades.

If you have any concerns on how your child is progressing in Art class please feel free to contact Mr. Perham.