Students, parents and community members are invited to
visit Ramona Elementary School, 415 8th Street, on Wednesday, September 11, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for Back to School Night and a student Art Exhibit sponsored by ArtReach and the Ramona Community Foundation.
Meet the new Ramona Elementary principal Dr. Daniel Paquette, tour classrooms and stop by the Library to observe the artwork created by 4th and 5th graders during ArtReach visual art education workshops last year.
“Ramona Elementary and ArtReach welcome everyone to view the art that highlights our student talent. We recognize that art is an essential aspect of a well-rounded education. Please come share in our admiration of our students,” says Dr. Paquette.
ArtReach is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on taking professional artists into K-6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide sequential, standards-based art workshops with a special emphasis on providing free workshops to Title I schools that meet other need criteria, including no exiting visual art program.
“We continually write grants and fund raise to support this free workshop program.“ says ArtReach Executive Director Judy Berman Silbert.
“Before 2012, we were only able to work at Ramona Elementary one to three times per year. Thanks to a grant from the Ramona Community Foundation coupled with funding from a Qualcomm grant, we were able to work with the 4th and 5th graders at Ramona eight times last year. That is a lot of original art and we are excited for the community to see what the students have created.”
Student “docents” will explain artwork to visitors and all are invited to create a piece of art to take home.
For more information on Back to School Night at Ramona Elementary, call 760-787-4400.