FAE 2017-2018 Session 1
Dear Saint Paul Families,
I am putting the final touches on our 3rd year of the Fine Arts Enhancement program (FAE) at Saint Paul Catholic School. The Arts enhance our lives and connect the student to history, culture, creative thinking and the goodness and beauty of God. They nurture the imagination, intellect, and cognitive development. The arts, therefore, are integral to the kind of education, human experience, and spiritual growth that we want our students to have at Saint Paul Catholic School. Your hard work and successful fund raising through HaSA makes this possible.
Exposure to the arts has proven to be invaluable to children. Studies have shown that music, art, dance and drama can teach children many skills that they cannot learn through pencil and paper activities. A fine arts education is essential to a child's mental and emotional development. While many schools have made cuts to their fine arts programs, we announce this expansion. Continual exposure and instruction in the arts have been found to raise academic scores, teach cooperation and teamwork, grant emotional stability, and create self-esteem.
Please see how the students were involved in the Year of Mercy and our most recent video performed by 4, very talented FAE participants! The videos are at the bottom of this page.
I am pleased to say that PreK-3 through 8th graders still receives weekly music class from me. In addition, all 3rd -5th graders and any Middle School child that wishes will continue to participate in the Wednesday School Mass Choir under my direction. Taffy Pritulsky will also continue to provide Art class for Pre-K4s -8th grades weekly.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue growing the FAE program for our school and thrilled to share with you a few of the other upcoming opportunities that will be available for your children through the Fine Arts Enhancement program (FAE). Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss and questions you may have about the program. I’m so looking forward to seeing you all and working with your children this year. Please let me know if you would like to assist with or volunteer your time and or talents.