Primary Arts Week Celebration!

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Sept. 1, 2017, 6:28 a.m.

Still needed of $857.67 goal
  • My Class Needs experiential learning to work with/learn from community artisans.

    Launched May 25th, 2016 Project Deadline September 9th, 2016
    Classroom Size 150 Students School Size 318 Students

    My Students

    The grade level of students who will benefit are our primary students, K- Grade 3, in a middle income school with a diverse cultural population. Students have a strong interest in the Arts & we wanted to extend Arts opportunities into the Primary grades. O.P. students would benefit from an experiential learning process from local artisans. Early exposure to the Arts is beneficial for young students, helping to develop their self-confidence, self-expression and creativity.

    How will this project impact them?

    Students will have guest presenters in all 4 Arts strands during an “Arts Week” celebration early in the school year. This will provide an outlet for emotional expression, be a source of inspiration and provide tools for critical thinking. The short term benefits are that students can gain self-confidence/worth, explore creativity, and learn how to work with others. The long term benefits are that students could expand their view of themselves, the opportunities around them and learn to appreciate the arts. The school-wide effects could be an increased participation in the Arts at school & in the community, improved school attendance and engagement of our vulnerable at-risk students. We intend to host a week-long Arts extravaganza, including First Nations artists, local musicians, dancers and dramatic arts presenters. It will be dynamic, hands-on, inspirational and exciting.

    Project Report

    from Ms. Lane

    Orchard Park had an absolutely fabulous Arts Week Celebration! Each day of the week, a different presenter provided an experiential learning environment in Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance. Each workshop was hands on, dynamic and engaging. Students learned new songs and experimented with percussion instruments, learned an entire dance routine, created clay sculptures and acted out the story "Peg & the Yeti".
    Students came from the workshop excited about the Arts and excited about the new school year. Students and parents have not stopped talking about the experience and have requested that we run it again next year, and expand it to include K-8. The week culminated in an Open House Arts Cafe in which parents and community members, including Chair Legacy Ardeth Staz, came in to see what the students learned, created and shared. There was also coverage in "Niagara This Week" & "Snap!" magazine.
    Student feedback:
    Colby (Gr. 3) - "Arts Week was so fun! I wish we could do it forever!"
    Oliviah (Gr. 3) - "I loved Arts Week...everyone was so happy and my favourite part was dancing!"
    Milica (Gr. 3) - "I especially liked the Music day. The instructors were really funny!"
    Walker (Gr. 1) - "I liked getting to dance in front of the adults!"
    Ava (Gr.2) - "Arts Week was so fun! I think we should do it over and over and over again! I had such a good time!"
    Gabby (Gr. 2) - "I wish we could do Arts Week EVERY week!"

    On behalf of the staff, students and Orchard Park community, I would like to thank you for funding and supporting this dynamic week of activities!

  • Where the $857.67 goes


    Guest Presenter - Brianne Steinburg

    Infinite Motion Dance Studio

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    $400.00 x 1 = $400.00

    Guest Presenter - Carly Manley

    Carly Manley

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    $400.00 x 1 = $400.00
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $12.67
    Project cost excluding donation to support $857.67
    Optional donation to support *** $0.00
    Project cost including donation to support $857.67
    4 donors -$857.67
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Ms. Lane

Ms. Lane has been an Elementary teacher for 16 years and has a passion for the Arts. Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Lane worked in both the publishing industry and sports television (TSN) as an outlet for her creativity. Ms. Lane also pursues the Arts as a hobby outside of school. She...

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