The goal of Art Discovery is to introduce Emerson school students to some of the world's most noteworthy artists and their works in micro-bursts of art history and art creation.
Our strategy is to ask the children general questions about the art and let them do the discovering given the knowledge they already have. Instead of giving out information, the questions will let the children discover or investigate the art by building on what they know, what they can do, and what they like to do.
This can be a very exciting way to look at art. The children invest themselves into it, they find out their own answers, they learn that not everybody sees things the same way, and they develop opinions of their own. This process helps them to develop both analytical skills and critical thinking.
We hope this program will be enriching for all involved.
Chess Club at Emerson School is a after school program sponsored by the PTA. Any student in grades 2-5 who has a signed permission slip is welcome to participate. Download the permission slip here.
Last year over 70 Emerson students participated in Chess Club each Friday from January through March. During Chess Club, members challenge each other to matches, learn moves and strategies from parent helpers and grow their minds through play.
Yearbook Committee works closely with the Yearbook Club. The club consists of 5th grade students who participate in the design and production of The Emerson School yearbook. To make the experience and the yearbook as successful as possible we need parents to take and upload pictures throughout the year and to assist with yearbook production. A digital camera will be available for check out in the Emerson office for your convenience.
If you are interested in volunteering to take pictures at a particular event, please sign up on the Emerson Yearbook Calendar. Parent volunteers are needed both day and evening to help photograph Emerson events.
The below resources provide instructions and additional information for our parent volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Diavacci at firstname.lastname@example.org.