Dear Parents and Guardians,
We hope you are enjoying the change in weather. In the months of May and June we have many events and activities planned to celebrate the accomplishments of our staff and students. Our students this year have had many rigorous Arts enrichment experiences and our school community overall, agrees that our students’ and teachers’ work is being recognized and gaining more and more attention across the Rochester City School District. For example, we had several students featured in the district quarterly art publication, Magic Dragon. In addition, one of our student pieces is being considered for the Rochester Area Literacy Council’s publishing project, which will feature art from grades K-12 all across Monroe County. Way to go School #46 Students and Staff!
Our PTA sponsored, Artist in Resident (AIR) Program will take place on May 6th, 7th, and 8th. The theme of the event is the Colors, Shapes, and Sounds of Africa. In addition, through the New York State Performance Improvement Grant we have been able to increase Integrated Arts experiences. Our 5th and 6th grade students attended a Broadway Theatre Production and will be presenting a small school production of their own, highlighting content they have learned in social studies. These enriching arts related opportunities have supported academics and engaged our students in discovering how LEARNING can indeed be FUN!
As a school community we also want to take this time to thank Nazareth College for the work they did at School #46 this year. The Partners for Learning who participated in Literature Circle Enrichment and the Fellows Program were once again huge successes. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the college next year.
We have several end-of-the-year celebrations being planned so stay tuned. Our Spring Book Fair will take place May 11-15. We will have our “Grand” Lunch and Family Night opportunities once again and hope that you join our continued efforts to celebrate reading. Please be sure to put our June 2nd Spring Concert at East High School on your calendars. We filled East High School’s Auditorium for our last concert and hope to do so again. Updated event information can be found on our school website at http://www.rcsdk12.org/46.