87 students participated in 4 rounds of Read Aloud contest this past Saturday. Below is a list of the "winners" and all participants. Please congratulate them for showing up and working hard.
22 adult volunteers served as judges. They included parents, Joe Vazquez & Kenneth Dare, JCYC staff, Americorp, Salesforce, Starbucks, United Way Bay Area, school volunteer Janice, and our North Beach neighbors.
In addition, 24 former Rams came back to volunteer. 2 are preparing to graduate from SFSU this semester, 9 will graduate high school, and the rest are freshmans and sophomores. This really has become a family event.
A big shout out to Brian and Beacon, Linda with JCYC, Mr. Kuang, Ms.Lim, Ms. Nelson, Ms. Sparks, and Ms. Personius for all the prep work and for spending much of their Saturday with the students. Thanks also to the various staff members who helped gather supplies & food, recruited and practiced with stduents, and promoted the event.
All participants will receive a free book (funds generously donated by a neighbor). Unfortunately, the books didn't come in time for Saturday, but I'll be arranging for a book give-away with the ELA/ELD teachers in the next week or so.
These works of art, created by Francisco Middle School students, have been chosen to be displayed at the 2019 SFUSD Arts Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, May 5 at the Asian Art Museum. Museum admission will be free during this time, and it will include access to the museum's collection and special exhibition galleries.
The museum liked the work so much that they have asked to put the Chinese ink art and 2 art-based research projects on semi-permanent display starting March 1. The multi-media research projects will each even get their own display case!
Art to be Displayed
Sculpture & Acrylic Painting (Based on art-based research into cakes)
Joyce Liu, 8th Grade, "Pink, Pink, and Not Pink"
Sarah Knight-Weiss, "Untitled (Landscapes)"
Acrylic Paint & Mixed Media (Created during a unit on Surrealism)Benny Yu, 7th Grade, "Lucid Dream in a Dream"
Claudia Reyes, 8th grade, "The Upside-Down World"
Chinese Ink Art
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