Wasatch Arts Showcase - May 17th 5:30-8:00
Nineteen years ago, some very ambitious and devoted parents, and a very ambitious and devoted principal (who now runs the charter Arts Academy School), started an arts program at Wasatch. In celebration of the art work that every student has created during the year, Wasatch holds its annual Arts Showcase. It is a Gallery Stroll, of sorts, where every student’s artwork is on display in the hallways. Perhaps you were wondering why not all of your child’s artwork goes home? A file is kept of every student’s art, and from that file art is selected to be on display for Arts Showcase.
This year, a very special display will be in the kindergarten hallway. Every student has created a mask – or interpretation of a mask. Some classes plastered faces, while others decorated pre-made masks. Others still used cans and paper plates. While the materials vary greatly, the creativity is quite impressive. Every grade is different, and they are all absolutely amazing.
But it is so much more! Every classroom has also worked on a collaborative art project which is a part of our Silent Auction. Wasatch is unique. Many schools raise funds by pulling together baskets, gift certificates, and products to have at a silent auction. We feel that this steals away from our mission statement for this event, which is to celebrate the art that is student created. Instead, every classroom works together to create an item for bidding. This year the items are fantastic – lots of beautiful furniture pieces, yard art, ceramics, etc. It is a very exciting part of our evening!
Yes, we do have a few baskets. And yes, there are tickets – but the incentive of our raffle baskets is to get people in the door (we give every visitor to Arts Showcase a raffle ticket). Raffle tickets cannot be purchased. Volunteering will get you another ticket though!!
Other events happening at Showcase – there will be food for sale, including turkey wraps, cheese and crackers, fruit, cream puffs, etc. There is also a scavenger hunt, created by the 6th graders, that all students can do. If they complete the scavenger hunt, they not only receive a prize, but another raffle ticket!
In the library we have a Community Gallery. We have many parents and friends in our Wasatch Community that donate art – everything from paintings to jewelry to pottery to cards, which are available for purchasing.
Finally, although Arts Showcase is primarily a celebration of the arts, it is also a fundraiser. It costs about $100 per child to support our arts programs at Wasatch. We are very fortunate to have dance, theatre, art, and music as a part of our curriculum. Please consider making a donation at one of our designated tables in the main hallway. We keep these programs alive only with your support!
We look forward to seeing you, your family, your friends, your neighbors on Friday. If you have not been to Arts Showcase before, you are in for a real treat!
Returning Student Online Registration
Wasatch Elementary School is participating in ONLINE REGISTRATION this year. If your student is returning to Wasatch for the 2013-2014 school year, we need you to register online. Find instructions on how to register your returning student online here!
What is happening at Wasatch?
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Wednesday, May 1 through May 15 Returning Student Online Registration
Friday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. PTA Board Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 3:15 p.m. SCC Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 6:00 p.m. ELP Parent Share Night
Friday, May 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Arts Showcase
Monday, May 20 Music Show & Tell (Blank, Criquelion, Yaeger
Tuesday, May 21 Music Show & tell (Lloyd, Speirs, Travers)
Thursday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. Parent Performance (Fuller, Johnson, Wiscomb)
Friday, May 24 No School
Monday, May 27 No School
Wednesday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. Parent Performance (Derrick, Wolfe)
Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m. Parent Performance (Kindergarten)
Friday, May 31, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 1-3 Field Day
Monday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. 6th Grade Promotion
Tuesday, June 4 Last Day of School
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