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Hearts, Candy and Chocolate

Valentine BagWhen I think of Valentine’s day I think of cards, flowers,  chocolate and candy hearts…and of course elementary school parties!   Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day? Or that more than 40,000 American are employed at chocolate companies?  (Source: HISTORY.COM)

Did you know that there are many different theories about the beginnings of the Valentine’s day celebrations in the United States and other parts of the world?  The History Channel website is my go to source for all things historical and they have an excellent post about this holiday origins.

If you attend your child’s Valentine Party today, be sure to check out the creativeValentine Mailboxmailboxes designed by each child to hold those special cards.  Also, while walking through the hallways, I would like to invite you to take time to enjoy the art work that is posted all about the school.  Parent volunteers assist Mrs. Brouwer with this important work of showcasing student artwork throughout the year.  The work your young artists create in art class is absolutely top notch.

Thank you for ALL you do to support the work we do at school in learning (fine arts and academics) and social/emotional growth (playing, socializing and collaborating together).  We would be the school we are without outstanding parents like you.

Below is my Valentine’s card to all of you created with red bell peppers. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Hearts and Peppers for YOU!

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Art Show = Spring!

potsIf your tired of the snow and winter weather, visit Mrs. Brouwer’s blog to get a sneak peak into spring.  A highlight of spring for our district is the annual ART SHOW which is held at Park Elementary.

Each building contributes a collection of student art work to showcase.    The works are displayed throughout the Community Room (located at Park).  The show is open to visitors from April 25-28 from 5:30-7:30.  Georgetown will have a special reception night for artists and their families on April 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Each week, stop by Mrs. Brouwer’s blog to see the beautiful work…and get a taste of spring.

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Art Show Popcorn Popper Needed

Art Show Help Needed!  Mrs. Brouwer is looking for one or two people to help pop popcorn for our upcoming Hudsonville Student Art Show. popcorn

When:  Monday April 26, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where:  Park Elementary School
Bonus Pay:  Unlimited Popcorn Munching

Interested in helping out? Please contact Mrs. Brouwer:  jbrouwerathpseaglesdotnet or call 797-9797 ext 22412.  Thank you!