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ARTS WEEK: March 9-March 13

Our second trimester of enrichment activities is coming to an end (last day March 13), and it’s time to celebrate the hard work of our talented kids in after-school! This week we are holding an ARTS WEEK, where we invite you to watch, participate, and comment on the students’ accomplishments in the arts. A bus will be provided for students from MLK on Monday and Thursday so they can perform. Snacks will be provided.

Monday, March 9, 2009 (4:30-5:00)

4th & 5th grade: Capoeria (PE room), Mentor Artist Matt Goff
2nd & 3rd grade: Puppet Theater, Alma Raddha
K & 1st Visual Art exhibition (lunchroom), Kate Rees
6th-8th grade African Drumming & Dance (PE room), Ken Doumbia

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (4:30-5:00)
2nd & 3rd gr. / 4th & 5th grade: African Drumming & Dance (PE room), Ken Doumbia
K & 1st gr: Puppet Theater (PE room), Alma Raddha
4th & 5th grade: Capoeria (PE room), Matt Goff

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (3:30-4:00)
2nd &3rd gr: Visual Art exhibition (lunchroom), Kate Rees
K & 1st gr: African Drumming & Dance (PE room), Ken Doumbia
K & 1st gr: Visual Art exhibition (lunchroom), Tracy Eastman
2nd & 3rd/ 4th & 5th grade: Interactive Theater Activities (PE room)- with Martin Theater Company

Thursday, March 12, 2009 (4:30-5:00)
Multi-media Performance from 6th-8th graders at the MYC (performance in lunchroom) with Mentor Artists Torman Jahi and John MacLeod
4-6th grade: Visual Art exhibition (lunchroom), Breandain Langlois
K & 1st grade: Visual Art (lunchroom), Tracy Eastman
2nd & 3rd grade: Visual Art exhibition, (lunchroom), Kate Rees

Friday, March 13, 2009 (4:30-5:00)

4-6th gr: Music Performances (PE room), Nina Pasquale
K & 1st gr: Visual Art exhibition (lunchroom), Kate Rees
2nd & 3rd grade: Dance (PE room), Roland Johnson

Now on View

Now on view in the Sausalito Marin City School Library: A mural created on MLK day in Marin City by parents, kids, artists, and more, with the collaboration of Youth in Arts Mentor Artist, Evan Bissell. Please stop by to take a look!


Last week we had out first Fun Friday. With karaoke, face painting, break-dancing, food, games, prizes, and more, the kids had a blast! Now the only hard part will be to make it just as good, every week! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Brooke at 415.532.5399.

MLK day photos

Photo by Andre. Students in grades 4-8, from all three schools in the district, performed together with Mentor Artist Ken Doumbia.
Cheryl, from MLK Academy, performed her “Yes We Can,” poem in front of a packed audience. Three students performed their poems with the help of Mentor Artist, Mimi Baxter.

Middle school student, Deachen, was just one of young camera crew workers at the event. They helped to document the day and use the footage to create a movie of the event with help from Artist John MacLeod, from the MYC Youth Center.

Community members, kids, and artists worked together to create a beautiful tribute mural to MLK Jr. Mentor Artist Evan Bissell, who developed the idea, was on hand to lead the participants through the creation.