Be sure to check your Elective Times. This year I will see 7th Graders first. 7th & 8th Graders will be attending Drawing & Painting classes 1st Semester. When we switch over to 2nd Semester, that will change as 8th Graders will be taking the Sculpture Class. Be sure to also familiarize yourself with the Wake Co. Traditional Calendar. THis is a big shift, but not a hard one. Prior to teaching at East Cary I worked at traditional calendar year schools both in south Georgia as well as in Durham Co. I myself am transitioning back from being a 12 month teacher to a 10 month. I greatly understand anyone's apprehensions or anxieties about the change, however change is a part of life and I'm ready to guide any of you through it as best as I can!
I normally begin sending out information via email to parents by this time, however, I do not have any emails yet. Based on what I can see, I was not able to obtain any from Power School. Please take a moment as soon as possible and update your information in PowerSchool this week so that it includes the best parent email. OR, you can send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and I will update my list. I will be using the online platform: Artsonia this year with my students as well as guiding them through the development of Digital Portfolios. The ECMS Fine Arts Department is also working collaboratively to organize several events, performances, visiting artists, and field trips throughout the school year. It is vital that we have your email so we may get that information out to you as soon as possible.
I am so excited to meet everyone tomorrow afternoon at our Schedule Pick Up Event. Remember: 6th Grade Starts at 3pm, 7th & 8th Grade Starts at 4:30pm. I will be in my classroom ready to meet and greet anyone who is scheduled to take an art class this year. If you did not get into an art class and still wish to do so for this school year, please stop by and see me. Bring a sample of your work such as a sketchbook or drawings so that I may review it and then be able to recommend to guidance to look for your name once you've submitted a course change request form.
Have a wonderful last week of summer! See you tomorrow and on Monday for our first day of school!