Teacher Contact: Kristen Adamczyk Parent Contact: TBD
What We Do: Cuts in the city’s educational budget have ravaged music, art, and drama at many schools over the years, but PS 29 has kept its arts programs strong! The arts committee plays a crucial supporting role, working with the school administration to incorporate arts instruction into the curriculum and school life.
The arts committee helps identify and support collaborations–programs with outside organizations that bring visual and performing arts into the school. Past collaborations included African dance and drumming for 3rd graders through the Brooklyn Academy of Music, ballroom dance for 4th graders through Dancing Classrooms, and band programs for 4th-graders and 5th-graders through the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music.
The committee also supports the arts teachers’ work. In previous years, it has helped with celebrations of the children’s work in music, drama, and visual arts, the creation of in-school murals with artists Max Miller and Pat Corrigan, a community mural, the 5th-grade musicals, and the children’s art auction. The arts committee also sponsors fundraisers for the arts and works with the grants committee to identify funding sources.
How to Help: This year's main focus for the Arts Committee will be a renewal of the school yard murals. If you are able to contribute thoughts or time, please come to an art-committee meeting, listed on the PTA calendar, or email email@example.com.