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<p>- Queens PS 11 Q: Katherine Phelon School Grades: K-6 District: 30 Student Population: 504 Partners: CityLore PS 11, partnered with CityLore and with the assistance of local artists, is continuing with the school-wide theme of "Exploring our Communities and Cultures." CityLore will conduct a six-session parent workshop where parents will participate in a walking and food tasting tour of their community, and then explore their own cultural backgrounds through visualization exercises and the creation of a personal "subway token" of cultural images. Students and parents will engage in City Play, an opportunity to share and learn each other's childhood games. Parents will be given scavenger hunt questions to ask local artists and shop owners, which will facilitate an ethnographer's "reading" of the neighborhood. The program will culminate in working with George Zavala, a visual artist who will help the participants visually represent their sense of place and play with the creation of a cultural map of the community. Community Center School of Corona @ PS 16 Q Grades: PreK-2 District: 24 Student Population: 132 Partners: Smart Works; El Museo del Barrio The Community Center School of Corona plans to create a folkloric mural, entitled "Our Friends/Our Environment, Nuestros Amigos/Nuestro Ambiente.” Parents and students will partner with teaching artists from SMARTWORKS in workshops, which will examine and draw inspiration from other Latin American artwork, including. Mexican embroidery, Ecuadorian tapestries, Panamanian molas, and paintings from contemporary Latin Americans. Parents and students will participate in a walk through their neighborhood, which they will document in both written and drawn observations, and they will also receive a guided tour, in both English and Spanish, to El Museo del Barrio. They will organize the text and illustrations, including the school's bilingual mission statement, into larger images on felt, from which the mural will be created. This program will culminate in an art opening to unveil the mural. PS 21 Q: The Edward Hart School Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 1350 Partners: Making Books Sing PS 21 will partner with Making Books Sing, Inc., to create a drama/literacy program that exposes parents to their children's school life. The program includes a teacher/parent planning session that will increase awareness of the Making Books Sing program. A copy of the biography Sacagawea will be distributed to parents to read with their children. Teachers will follow-up with classroom discussion of historical events, connecting significant themes of the book to the core curriculum. Parents will attend a professional performance of the story of Sacagawea with their children, at Queens Theatre in the Park, followed by a five-week drama residency program where students will dramatize a chapter form the book and share their work with other classrooms. During each session, parents will be given a fun at-home activity to do with their child, such as writing a character monologue or doing dramaturgy for their play. PS 29 Q Grades: K-6 District: 25 Student Population: 600 Partners: Young Audiences/New York PS 29 plans to partner with Young Audiences/New York to provide parent/child performance workshops after school which will culminate in a theatrical performance for the school community. Workshops, focusing on theater arts, will include puppets and folktales, theater games and storytelling. Parents will be provided with ideas for home follow-up activities, skills and resources to strengthen their own knowledge of the arts and enhance their children's education. PS 30 Q Grades: PreK-5 District: 28 Student Population: 666 Partners: Young Audiences/New York PS 30 coupled with Young Audiences/New York plans to provide a percussion/dance residency for their parent population. This is similar to a student workshop which covered the origin and history of the drum, and other percussion instruments. They will also learn how to play introductory rhythms on the drum as well as cultural songs, chants, and dance routines. As a result, parents will understand the connection of the arts to multicultural units that their children are exposed to in the school curriculum. PS 31 Q: The Bayside School Grades: K-5 District: 26 Student Population: 603 Partners: Puppetry in Practice PS 31, together with Puppetry in Practice, plans to implement a parent program in support of an already existing in-school program which teaches the fundamentals of photography. In this project, The Cutting Edge, parents will enter the exciting world of the arts through a hands-on multimedia project involving telling stories with images. Parents will learn to gather and organize photographs, use scrap booking tools and techniques, design layouts, and use journaling methodology to link photos to various activities that happen at school and home. Through the magic of scrap booking, they hope to foster cultural awareness by sharing anecdotes, images and family stories. PS 32 Q Grades: K-6 District: 25 Student Population: 880 Partners: Marquis Studios Marquis Studios will partner with PS 32 to bring a parent workshop to their community which includes the following activities: Bookmaking, Circus Arts, Kite-Making as a Pathway to Asian Cultures, Music and Rhythm, and Self-Portraiture. This program will enable parents to participate in a series of activities with their children that will increase their knowledge of arts as a form of expression and demonstrate how art is integrated into the literacy and social studies program in the school. Material created during these workshops will be displayed at their Spring Arts and Music Festival, the Early Childhood Dance and Poetry Festival, and their school-wide Story Book Parade. PS 41 Q: Crocheron School Grades: K-5 District: 26 Student Population: 445 Partners: Young Audiences/New York PS 41 plans to partner with Young Audiences/New York in 5 workshops for parents that connects them to a project their children are working on involving storytelling through video. Program workshops will include Theater Arts in Early Childhood and in Upper Elementary, where parents will experience the theater games and exercises used during in- school residencies with their children. Young Audiences will provide a professional performance of Liberty Belles, a one- woman show that tells the family stories of various female immigrants. In the remaining two workshops, students and parents will have the opportunity to develop their own "family play" and to document their work on a video recording. Copies of these video family stories will be collected in the PTA office. PS 54 Q Grades: K-5 District: 28 Student Population: 645 Partners: Learning through the Expanded Arts Program, Inc. (LEAP!) PS 54 will partner with Learning through the Expanded Arts Program, Inc. (LEAP!) to provide parents with four workshops plus a family visit to the Queens Museum, which houses an exhibition of Tiffany lamps. This Parent program was designed as a direct extension of the PS 54 arts curriculum. All fourth graders will make Tiffany lamps, and all other grades will complete projects using stained glass techniques. The program hopes to prepare parents/families to be effective partners in their children's education and to build awareness of the importance of arts education. As a feature of the four workshops, multilingual fliers and announcements will be distributed on current museum and cultural activities for families. PS 56 Q: The Harry Eichler School Grades: 2-5 District: 27 Student Population: 650 Partners: Joyce Theater The Joyce Theater and PS 56 will collaborate to involve parents and families in modern dance education activities. The Joyce, through its dance artist, will hold after school dance workshops for parents who will also be invited to attend Teacher Workshops. Parents will examine the "how” and “why" of dance as part of a performance for study in these workshops, which will be followed by several modern dance performances at the Joyce Theater. While learning to appreciate modern dance as an art form, parents will be given an opportunity to examine contemporary artists within an historical framework. After the performances and based on the preparatory workshop activities, parents will be able to lead follow-up activities with students in the classroom. PS 63 Q Grades: K-5 District: 27 Student Population: 1254 Partners: Arts Horizons PS 63 will partner with Arts Horizons to offer a series of two Family Arts Nights where parents and children can choose from a menu of three different workshops each night. The first night, March 3, will offer workshops in Storytelling, Latin Drumming, and Mask Making, which will incorporate personal symbols and discussions of various cultural usages of masks. The second night, June 4, will offer workshops in Poetry, Puppetry, and Mosaics. Through active, hands-on participation, parents will be exposed to a variety of art forms that they can experience with their children while gaining an appreciation for the connection between art and curriculum. PS 70 Q: The Lt. Joe Petrosino School Grades: K-5 District: 30 Student Population: 1300 Partners: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms PS 70, partnered with Mark DeGarmo and Dancers (MDD), will facilitate three after-school experiential creative movement and dance workshops, followed by a professional performance for parents. Two of the workshops will precede the performance Bitter Grounds: A Portrait of El Salvador, which students studied last year. The third workshop will include an analysis of the performance. At least three workshops on creative dance and movement will also be incorporated from a pre-existing parent program, which includes Arabic and Hispanic parents who have different cultural perspectives on dance and movement. PS 81 Q: Jean Paul Richter School Grades: K-5 District: 24 Student Population: 1395 Partners: Arts Horizons At PS 81, in partnership with Arts Horizons, parents will perform in a vocal chorus and attend musical events in the school and at a cultural institution. They will participate in a series of music workshops, led by a professional arts educator, and they will learn songs to share with each other, their children, and the community. PS 82 Q: The Hammond School Grades: K-5 District: 28 Student Population: 608 Partners: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning The Hammond School, partnered with Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, will offer workshops to parents, including lessons in note card making, Tai Chi, photography, and memory art activities. Parents will work beside their children in an environment conducive to learning from one another and simultaneously developing an appreciation for the arts. Parents will experience and develop a broader understanding of the effect of art as a medium for learning. PS 95 Q: The Eastwood School Grades: K-5 District: 29 Student Population: 1522 Partners: Queens Museum of Art; New York Hall of Science PS 95 will provide training and mentoring for twenty parents who will visit the New York Hall of Science for a half-day workshop designed to expose them to the excitement of science and art. Focusing on the inter-related phenomena of light and color, exhibits will be used to initiate dialogue. Scientific experiments will be used to foster curiosity and answer questions, and take-home art projects will be created utilizing the understanding gained from previous excercises. Following the training, parents and their children will visit the Queens Museum of Art to focus particularly on the Tiffany collection and the history of the Tiffany and Company factory in Queens. PS 99 Q Grades: K-6 District: 28 Student Population: 979 Partners: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning; Kew Gardens for Recreation and the Arts; Maple Grove Cemetery Working with the Maple Grove Cemetery, The Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts, and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, PS 99 parents and students will participate in "The Gargoyle Project,” which is a multi-year project to design and guild a large-scale, permanent guardian sculpture to reside in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Parents and children will be directly involved in the planning and final drawings for the sculpture. They will work collaboratively with their neighbors and share information, ideas, and traditions from their specific cultures. The project will consist of six sessions, including a full calendar planning meeting, followed by two visits to local cultural resources, two planning/drawing and designing sessions, and a final 'next steps' session. PS 107 Q Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 1200 Partners: Young Audiences/New York PS 107, with Young Audiences/New York, will form “The Millennium Chorus,” which is an inter-generational chorus of parents and members of the school and local community. An overview of music forms and various musical genres will be explored, including classical, folk, pop, and show music. The chorus will meet after school twice a week, for ten weeks, to prepare a culminating mini-concert. They will be led by a professional conductor from Young Audiences. The concert will be open to the community, and will begin with a multicultural dinner and potluck. PS 111 Q Grades: PreK-5 District: 30 Student Population: 440 Partners: Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum; Museum of African Art; Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms PS 111, partnered with Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, The Museum of Africa Art, and Mark DeGarmo/Dance Dynamic Forms, Inc., will familiarize parents with cultural organizations in the community. Each visual arts organization will provide fifteen students and an accompanying family member with two workshops. The first workshop will consist of an interactive discussion of museums and exhibits, followed by a tour. The follow-up workshop will be at a local library or community center, and will include a hands-on art activity using easily found materials. Additionally, Mark DeGarmo and his dancers will conduct one workshop with parents and children. PS 112 Q: The Dutch Kills School Grades: K-5 District: 30 Student Population: 0 Partners: Metropolitan Opera Guild PS 112, in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, will offer parents of first and second graders the opportunity to participate in four workshops. Three will be preparatory workshops, followed by an operatic performance. In the fourth workshop, parents will share their feelings and discuss the value of the arts in their children's lives. Workshops will cover such topics as vocal technique and production, set design, costume making, lighting, and makeup artistry. PS 121 Q: Magnet School of the Visual and Performing Arts Grades: K-6 District: 28 Student Population: 1165 Partners: Brooklyn Arts Council-Calabash Dance Theater; Brooklyn Museum of Art PS 121, with their partner, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Calabash Dance Theatre, will conduct a series of five workshops for parents on African art forms, followed by a visit to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Parents will become familiar with the history of African dance while learning an introductory "rap" and traditional dance steps. During the remaining workshops, parents will continue to create their own parent/student performance, which will include aspects of African dance, drumming, and costume design. The program consists of a workshop specifically on costume making and culminates in a small performance and visit to the African exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. PS 144 Q Grades: PreK-6 District: 28 Student Population: 700 Partners: Queens Museum of Art; Young Audiences/New York PS 144’s program, in partnership with The Queens Museum and Young Audiences/New York, will incorporate performing arts residencies and museum visits. Young Audiences will provide a five-part residency that will allow families to be actors, musicians, visual artists and dancers. The Queens Museum’s educational director will give parents an introduction to the existing museum/school partnership, which followed by a trip to the museum and a group tour of the Museum of Modern Art in Queens. The program will also include a Spring 2003 installation of photography, led by Young Audiences photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, who will help the families to document their museum experiences. PS 163 Q: The School of Human Ecology & Health Sciences Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 599 Partners: Studio in A School PS 163 will partner with Studio in a School, which will provide a professional artist who will teach parents and children how to create art related to the curriculum. Projects for each grade level have been selected by Studio in a School to foster self-expression and to unleash the community’s creative diversity. PS 165 Q: The Edith K. Bergtraum School Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 815 Partners: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Foundation; Brooklyn Philharmonic PS 165, in partnership with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation and Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, has planned evening events to encourage parents to visit the school and to become involved in arts activities, while spending an enjoyable evening with their children. During the first evening, participants will first learn basic steps, followed by combinations of the Mambo, Cha Cha, Samba, Merengue, Salsa, and Cha Cha slide, to the rhythm of a live Latin band. A professional quartet will also lead parents in the performance of a vocal selection. Finally, a workshop on the meaning of culture and its transmition will be offered for parents. Following the workshop, cooperative groups will create and perform a dance piece based on their cultural heritage. PS 169 Q: The Bay Terrace School Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 696 Partners: Marquis Studios PS 169, in partnership with Marquis Studios, will offer a series of parent-child workshops, such as Self-Portraiture, Painting, Simple Puppetry, Henna Hand Painting, and Circus Arts. Parents and their children will participate in a series of activities that will increase their knowledge of the arts as a form of expression, demonstrate how art is integrated into the curriculum, and build parent understanding of the value of arts in their child's education. PS 174 Q: William Sydney Mount Magnet School of Multiple Intelligences Grades: PreK-6 District: 28 Student Population: 654 Partners: Young Audiences/New York; Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum; Queens County Historical Society; Socrates Sculpture Garden PS 174 will partner with Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, The Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens County Historical Society/Kingsland Homestead, and Young Audiences/New York. Each partner has outlined arts or cultural activities that include interactive parent/child workshops and guided tours of current museum exhibits by museum educators, followed by hands-on workshops for parents and children on themes related to the exhibits. PS 193 Q: The Alfred J. Kennedy School Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 675 Partners: City Center PS 193 will partner with City Center to present their program, entitled "Celebrate Me-Celebrate You-Celebrate Us." Students and parents will unite in a series of four workshops incorporating art, music, and dance. Children and parents will create a display of photographic self-portraits, set in self-designed and created frames that celebrate the artist’s individuality. Participants will choreograph a dance piece to the song, "Celebrate Me, Celebrate You" with the guidance of a City Center Teaching Artist. The program will culminate with a performance of the dance piece at the annual Curriculum Fair and at the PS 193’s 50th anniversary celebration. PS 196 Q: Grand Central Parkway School Grades: PreK-5 District: 28 Student Population: 652 Partners: Marquis Studios PS 196 will partner with Marquis Studios on the “Cultural Caravan Arts Connection” to provide parents and students with after school and weekend workshops, performances, and demonstrations that incorporate a wide range of art forms and core subjects, such as Bookmaking, Circus Arts, Kite Making, Music and Rhythm, and Puppetry. PS 203 Q Grades: PreK-5 District: 26 Student Population: 747 Partners: Arts Horizons PS 203 and Arts Horizons will present two days of interactive family arts workshops that will be cross-graded and co-led by a teaching artist and a PS 203 teacher and followed by a family outing to Queens Theatre in the Park. The first day will include age-appropriate activities in drawing and illustration, genealogy, and music composition. The second day will include workshops in music, visual arts, or dance. PS 206 Q Grades: PreK-5 District: 28 Student Population: 730 Partners: Arts Horizons PS 206 and their partner, Arts Horizons, will offer parents and their children six workshops in multi-cultural dance, including Russian, Indian (Hindi), Spanish, and African. During each two hour evening session, twenty parents and their children will use literary folk tales and descriptive histories from each representative land to explore story, dance, and movement. PS 214 Q Grades: PreK-6 District: 25 Student Population: 498 Partners: Marquis Studios; Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts PS 214, partnered with Marquis Studios, will offer five arts literacy-focused workshops in Puppetry, Shadow Puppetry, Self Portrait Workshop, Bookmaking, and Circus Arts. MS 217 Q: Robert A. van Wyck Middle School Grades: 6-8 District: 28 Student Population: 1500 Partners: Family Learning Project MS 217’s partner, The Family Learning Project, was selected to design a parent program that would help increase student achievement. Parents will participate in a Briarwood History Tour, learning about the past and present styles of architecture in Briarwood. This will be done through sketching and photographing historic and modern Briarwood architecture. The culminating activity will be creating a model of Briarwood prior to World War II. PS 221 Q: The North Hills School Grades: PreK-5 District: 26 Student Population: 680 Partners: Young Audiences/New York PS 221, partnered with the Big Apple Project, will extend a pre-existing program and will ask students to research various New York City landmarks and to create journal style writings and illustrations based on their findings. Parents will be asked to participate in various capacities as workshop participants, co-coordinators, photographers, guest lecturers, members of The North Hills School's Parents Cultural Committee, and writers for The North Hills Cultural Newsletter. The artwork created through this initiative will be placed on permanent exhibition in the school lobby. The culminating events will include a family trip to New York City landmarks, a tour and hands-on workshop at the Guggenheim Museum, a Cultural Information Fair, and The Big Apple Project Exhibition. PS 224 Q Grades: K-5 District: 75 Student Population: 315 Partners: Young Audiences/New York; Queens Museum of Art PS 224 will partner with Young Audiences and Queens Museum of Art to provide parents with arts workshops similar to those students experience in the classroom. The artists' team teaching approach will focus on music, movement, and literacy. Parents will create body movement and music using rhythm instruments to enhance storytelling. Additionally, a hands-on workshop with Kit Shapiro from the Queens Museum of Art will have parents design musical instruments. The program will include a Family Arts Evening where parents and children can work side by side, in addition to a culminating performance between teaching artists and participating parents. PS 242 Q Grades: K-3 District: 25 Student Population: 317 Partners: Studio in A School; Public Art for Public Schools PS 242 will partner with Studio in a School for their program entitled, "Exploring Materials - Creating Our World,” which will bring parents into the school for four hands-on arts events connected to the ongoing art curriculum the children are following in their classrooms. The first event will be a student-parent mural project led by host artist Bing Lee. Mr. Lee will supervise discussions on the design and manufacture of ceramic tiles for the mural, in addition to cutting and applying color decals to tiles to be fired and permanently installed in five high traffic areas of the school. The second, third, and fourth events will bring families together for workshops in: Storytelling, Mask Making, Painting of large-scale cityscapes, and three-dimensional Sculpture making. The program will culminate in a celebration and inauguration of the ceramic tile murals. PS 251 Q: The Early Childhood Magnet School Grades: K-2 District: 29 Student Population: 437 Partners: Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum; Museum of African Art; LEAP! PS 251, partnered with The Noguchi Museum, The Museum for African Art, and Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP!), will incorporate their Parent program into a project where families will work to incorporate environmental arts into the creation of a garden. The Garden is located directly across the street from the school and is 6,000 square feet. Workshops will include: Garden Sculpture, Mosaic Stepping Stones, Mural Making, and Rock Garden Art. In addition, guided tours of both museums and Mask-Making workshops will be offered. P 721 Q: Queens Occupational Training Center Grades: 9-12 District: 75 Student Population: 402 Partners: Flushing Town Hall; Manhattan Town Hall PS 721 will partner with Flushing Town Hall and Manhattan Town Hall to present PSTT, "Parents and Students Together in Theater Arts.” The program will include a twelve-week parent-training course in Set Design/Scenery Craft. Parents will attend weekly three-hour workshops at the school where they will receive training and exposure to the techniques and tools needed to design sets. The workshops will culminate in the building of the scenery for the year-end performance, which will be open to families, friends, and the community. Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Q Grades: 9-11 District: 77 Student Population: 350 Partners: Museum of Modern Art Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will introduce parents to the MoMA's collection and learn concepts pertinent to modern and contemporary art. Activities will include a presentation and workshop by MoMA educators, entitled "You call that Art?,” which explores the idea of what makes art. Parents will work in small workshops with museum educators to explore specific exhibits, in addition to receiving free family passes to revisit the Matisse and Picasso exhibit with their children. Finally, there will be a series of Saturday art classes where parents and students will be given an opportunity to create art in a comfortable setting, giving parents an opportunity to experience in- school acitivities similar to their children’s. Grover Cleveland High School Q Grades: 9-12 District: 77 Student Population: 2860 Partners: LI Branch, Queens Borough Library; El Museo del Barrio Grover Cleveland High school, with LaGuardia Community College's Liberty Partnership Program, will create a multicultural mural that will represent the variety of cultures that make up their school. Community artists will lead workshops that focus on artwork from the six cultural regions of the student body, including Africa, Asia, Eastern European, European, Latin American, and the Middle East. Assisted by the staff of Grover Cleveland's library, groups of students and parents will be assigned a region to research. Then while focusing on composition, visual balance, repetition, and pattern, parents and students will collaboratively create a collage of collected images. Finally, the collage will be projected, enlarged, and painted onto a wall in Grover Cleveland's auditorium. Long Island City High School Q 450 Grades: 9-12 District: 77 Student Population: 4200 Partners: New York Philharmonic; Village Light Opera Guild; The Space Long Island City High School will partner with The Village Light Opera Guild, The Space, and The New York Philharmonic, each of which will provide parents with activities prior to a performance or gathering and a culminating or "de-briefing" activity after the performance. The Village Light Opera will offer a backstage tour to meet the cast. The New York Philharmonic will give participants a CD of music to prepare for the performances they will attend. The third partner, The Space, will host a "kick-off" gathering to introduce parents to artists then go to the school for a two-part workshop where parents will take photographs and create sculpture. Merrick Academy of Queens Public Charter School Q Grades: K-4 District: 29 Student Population: 348 Partners: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning; International Center of Photography The Merrick Academy will partner with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and the International Center for Photography to orient the parent community to photography as an art form. Parents will attend workshops at the school and visit the International Center for Photography for an interactive guided tour. One of the partnering organizations will provide a dance workshop. Guest artists/consultants will exhibit their art portfolios and discuss the variety of ways that photography concepts are used. The New Preparatory Middle School Q Grades: 6-8 District: 28 Student Population: 594 Partners: Black Spectrum Theatre The New Preparatory Middle School will partner with The Black Spectrum Theatre to provide parents with professional, instructional, and technical support in developing, structuring, creating, staging, and mounting a storytelling drama. Parents will work to develop their voice, diction, dramatic storytelling, presentation, writing, and staging skills in preparation for a production. Intergenerational storytelling was selected because it is a natural link in the preservation of family values, culture, traditions, and history. Parents and grandparents will write their family histories and relate them to an audience they would otherwise not come in contact with in order to establish stronger bonds between generations. </p>