Wednesday, May 16, 2018

mid quarter

Just a friendly reminder that mid-quarter grades close this Friday (5/18). Grades will be posted by Friday May 25. If you are not happy with your grade, I strongly suggest that you complete assignments and work on the May Art Challenge for extra credit. There will not be an extra credit art challenge for the month of June. I am also after school on Tuesdays for students who need to complete any assignments.

If you have outstanding work and would like to complete it prior to the mid-quarter progress reports, you can stay after Tuesday 5/22.

Friday, May 11, 2018

art show

Save the date! Our end of the year art show is on Thursday, June 14. It starts at 6:30 but we will be there until the end of the concert. If you cannot make it at 6:30, that is fine! Stop by for a few minutes and check out the awesome artwork! All my current students who have been with me since at least May 1 will have a piece of art on display. Look forward to seeing you all there!! :-)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Trash Fashion

We are currently collecting CLEAN recyclables and garbage for the trash fashion project.

We are collecting any items that are clean (and dry). Some items that we have used in the past and will be looking for:

*plastic shopping bags
*used gift wrap
*plastic table cloths
*plastic containers from salad, spinach, etc
*coffee cups-styrofoam, plastic
*milk jugs
*cereal boxes
*chip bags
*capri sun pouches
*candy wrappers
*soda can tabs
*juice bottles and lids
*fishnet bags from oranges, lemons
*random items-puzzle pieces, cds,

I appreciate everyone who has been sending in materials- grade 6 will be working on this project until the end of the year, so we will be collecting and needing materials until then.

Thank you!

Monday, April 2, 2018


Advisory room 100 will be collecting children's books (for children in grades K-6) until the end of April to benefit the Vicki Soto Memorial Office!

Please make sure the books donated are appropriate for children in grades K-6. Although we appreciate your donations, we have been receiving several books that are adult themed and not appropriate for children. In addition, please make sure that you are not donating books that currently belong to other school libraries, or are in circulation at the public libraries (discarded books are fine!) We have recently received a few books belonging to local elementary schools and neighboring libraries that had to be returned!

Thank you again for your support!

end of q3

Just a friendly reminder that Q3 grades for report cards close THIS FRIDAY! 4/6.

Any late or incomplete work needs to be handed in your portfolios by the end of the day to be graded for report card deadlines.

In addition, any students who have completed the March Art Challenge/Extra Credit should hand in their work this week-DIRECTLY TO ME! Please make sure your first, last name, March and class name are on the back and that each challenge completed is numbered in order to receive credit.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

catch up day


I will be staying after school for any students who need to makeup any incomplete artwork on THURSDAY, MARCH 22


Monday, March 12, 2018


Grade 6 & 8 students are painting using PERMANENT paints. Although I do provide aprons, I do not recommend wearing your favorite clothing the next 2 weeks until the assignments are complete. :-)

In case acrylic paint does get onto your clothes or personal items, I found some links that may be helpful to remove it:


If you find anything that works, or have any tips to removing paints from fabric, please email me and let me know so that I can add it to the blog!!