BRCVPA SPIRIT SHIRTS ARE IN!
Our BRCVPA Spirit Shirts came in today, and they look great! We have all sizes and colors ready for purchase. Students will be allowed to wear them every day of the week with their uniform shorts. Click the button below for your order form, and stop by the office! Shirts will be available for purchase at Open House as well.
1 shirt = $12
2 or more = $10/pc
EBR's Back to School Expo will be held at Cortana Mall on Saturday, August 1st from 10:00-1:00. Performers from several schools will be featured on the JCPenny stage, including members from the 2014-2015 BRCVPA DANCE TROUPE. We would love for our students and parents to come and support our students. Look for our dancers to take the stage between 10:45 and 11:30!
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We live in a technological world, and all students need access to the internet. Those who qualify for free lunch are also eligible for Cox internet services at a discounted price.
Mrs. Kerr, visual art teacher, livened up the library with a beautiful mural for our students. Check out her work in progress and the fantastic finished product. Special thanks to Dani (Mrs. Kerr's daughter) and Ana D. (BRCVPA alumni) for their assistance.
Ms. Boudreaux, Ms. Carley, Mrs. Richard, and Mrs. Hebert represented BRCVPA this summer at the EBR/LSU Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Project. During the workshop, they strengthened their knowledge of common core models, strategies and best instructional practices. They engaged in lively math discussions both as teachers, and as students, and learned how to better facilitate math discussions in the classroom. On the last day, they presented on common student gaps in understanding, and offered strategies and activities to help close those gaps. The math team is excited to work together from Kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade to boost student achievement in mathematics at Baton Rouge Center!
coming soon. . .
This summer I had the opportunity to attend an Orff Level 1 Certification course at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. This was such enlightening and exciting experience. I have taught using the Orff Schulwerk process in the past using what I learned from workshops and conferences, but what I had were only bits and pieces. During the 2 week course I was given the chance to improvise, create and compose both music and dance. I was taught the elements of dance as well the basics of recorder. We composed and performed pieces that combined the orff instruments (xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, small percussion etc), recorder, dance and voice. Children like to play as well as sing and the use of the orff instruments leads to active listening and participation. In working with the instruments, we work as an ensemble and the students must learn to work together, an essential life skill. Every day of the course my mind was opened a bit further and new connections made. I can’t wait to bring improvisation (both movement and musical), singing, playing, and creating to our students at BRCVPA in a bigger, more comprehensive way!
For more information go to aosa.org
NEW KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES
Welcome to Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts! We are so excited that you will be joining our family this school year. You should receive your letter in the mail this week with testing dates, times, and staggered schedule information. Please call the school if you do not receive your letter so we can verify your home address. Click the link below to view a sample of the letter that was mailed to you.
THANK YOU, BRCVPA VOLUNTEERS!
Click the link below to view some images from our recent "Beautification Project"!
Thank you to the following parents, faculty members, friends, & local community volunteers:
Mr. & Mrs. Mercil
Mr. Bob Hartley
Ms. Ernestine Hartley
Thank you to the following students:
Contact Mrs. Hartley if you are interested in volunteering. We still have plenty of work to do!
Several BRCVPA students will participate in a commercial for the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum. The commercial will feature interesting facts, with short segments showing children in groups responding in unison "I didn’t know that". The spots are being produced by WBRZ-TV and sponsored by ExxonMobil in conjunction with the Arts & Science Museum.
Congratulations to the following students:
Donovan, Marisa, Madison, Meghan, Madison, I'Renee, A'Myri, Skylin, Jase, Owen, Abigail, and Adelaide.
We can't wait to see you on T.V.!
GO FUND MS. SAVANT, PLEASE?
Dear BRCVPA Friends and Families,
We are a technology world! I want to be ahead of the game and teach my Kindergartners all that I can. I graduated from LSU with my masters degree in elementary education and have taught Kindergarten for the past twelve years. I have spent a significant amount of my own money over the years, but I simply can't afford this project.
The Sharp Class Interactive Display and accessories will cost $3500 for my classroom. I hope you can help fund this project for our future leaders. To see a video of the touch board, go to http://youtu.be/dPMhgHx8ZoA
The touch board allows up to four students to write on the screen at the same time using touch pens or fingers. My job is to always keep my students engaged in the lessons. With the touch board, this will not ever be an issue. I will appeal to all learners and my students will really benefit from this type of technology. I teach at a very diverse school and not all of the children have access to technology at home. Their success and love of school is my focus and I know this touch board can help me reach my goal.
Ms. Kelly Savant, Kindergarten Teacher
Click the link below to find how you can help!!
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children from the community without charge. Children do not have to be students at BRCVPA to participate in the free breakfast and lunch program. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 through Monday, July 27, 2015
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