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Plastic Cap Art!
Todd Hall students collaborated in the Art room the week of April 15 - 19 with Leslie Iwai, our Artist in Residence, and Ms. Lukasiewicz to create sea-inspired artwork using the plastic caps our school community collected! Students have said the sculptures remind them of giant squid, and colorful strands of seaweed, both of which have been installed in Todd Hall's courtyard. If you are in the area, please stop by and wonder around the installation. Furthermore, students also created a mural based off a student drawing which they voted on, which will also soon be on display.
Both the mural and sculptures will be on view in Village Hall (6900 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of District 74's Student Art Exhibit from May 1 - 24, 2013.
ALL FAMILIES ARE INVITED to attend the Opening Reception, Tuesday, May 7th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Many thanks to families and staff of Todd Hall for your support with cap collection, Mrs. Shankar for your time and encouragement, Mr. Tom for your assistance in gathering supplies, the many friends who assisted with drilling holes in caps and who opened your homes and arms during this project, Ms. Leslie for sharing your hardwork and creativity, and the Lincolnwood Foundation for making this project possible. Much is possible when we work together!
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013
Family Day at Museum of Contemporary Art
All Todd Hall families are invited to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art for their Family Day (see informaton below). You DO NOT need to RSVP for this event. Because this is an optional field trip, STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN TO ATTEND. You may come and go as you please, as entrance to the MCA is free for families that day! There will be tours and activities for families throughout the museum also.
See this link for further information: MCA Family Day.
WHO: All Todd Hall families
WHAT: FREE *Optional* Family Field Trip
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Sat., April 13th, 2013, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHY: This is an opportunity for students to experience art in the context of a museum setting, which is a powerful addition to their art education!
Please contact Ms. Lukasiewicz for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013
March is Youth Art Month!
This March, in celebration of Youth Art Month - a national observance of the arts (music, dance, etc.) in our school curriculums - 2nd grade artists have artwork on display at the Lincolnwood Public Library! Please stop by and see their 3-dimensional, multimedia sculptures, as well as Youth Art Month posters they created! Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders - our children! Thank you LD7, for providing the arts in our students' lives.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Plastic Cap Collection Underway!
In preparation for a school wide community art project in conjunction with Earth Day in April, we are asking families to collect plastic bottle caps and bring them to school. The caps can be any size or color. Please wash them prior to bringing them to school.
There will be bins inside the art room where they can be placed. Students will be separating them by color and using them for our art project in April, when students will be working with a Visiting Artist!
So far, students have been enthusiastially and diligently collecting plastic caps throughout their school day. Keep your eyes open for plastic caps!
Please contact the art room with any questions regarding this project. Your support is appreciated in this collection.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Job Shadow Day
Todd Hall was thrilled to participate in the 13th Annual Discover the Possibilities: Job Shadow Career Exploration Day put on by School District 219. This one day experience gives a glimpse of the ever increasing demands of college and and the workplace. The job shadow day is part of a national campaign designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to a variety of careers. Students from the high school spent the morning at Todd Hall in a classroom observing, reading and working with students. Todd Hall students enjoyed the extra attention, the high school students enjoyed spending time exploring the possibility of education as a career and the host teachers were excited to share their experiences of being a teacher.
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012