Dear Saklan Community,
At Flag this morning our Director of Development, Carol Goldman, announced this year’s Annual Auction, Festival Des Arts, which will be held on April 21 at the Lafayette Park Hotel.
Each year, tied to the auction, we designate a Fund A Need project for the year. The Fund A Need helps us enhance a program or our grounds and facilities to benefit all of our students.
Last year our Fund A Need was for the STEM program and thanks to your generosity we were able to raise over $55,000 to renovate our science room and add new technology and materials to enhance the program. Our students have been enjoying this new classroom and all of the additional projects and science kits they have been able to dive into this year.
This year’s Fund A Need project is Amplify the Arts and your gifts will go directly towards enhancing our music, performing and visual arts programs. At Saklan, educating our students goes far beyond acquiring important academic skills. The experiences in our Arts Programs are an essential piece of how we accomplish our mission of fostering students…
To become more Compassionate– through exploring other cultures, communities, and characters through music, art, dance, and drama, and supporting one another through these processes.
To become more Creative– through exploring various media and learning how to express themselves with their voices and hearts: singing, acting, playing instruments, or with their hands by creating unique pieces of visual art.
To become more Courageous– through being on stage, displaying their art, or composing music as means of expressing their unique ideas and voices to the world.
Our goal is to give Mrs. Chaffey, Mr. Isaac, and Ms. Natalie the items and technology they feel will be the most impactful ways of enhancing our programs and take our music, performing and visual arts programs to the next level.
Highlights of this year’s Amplify the Arts project include:
- Kiln, Mini Print Presses, and New Art Tables
- New Technology and Equipment for Recording and Composing
- African Drums in the Ewe Tradition of Ghana
- New Mac Computers for Teachers and New Digital Art for Students
- Protective Glass Display Cases for Student Art
The faculty and I thank you in advance for supporting our kids. We look forward to seeing you at the auction.
Have a great weekend!