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Dear Hogan Cedars Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our focus at Hogan Cedars is to "Create a dynamic learning community where every student is valued and supported on his/her educational journey." Our staff joins you as partners in supporting children on this journey. We will continue to provide quality instruction and meaningful learning opportunities for all students to succeed! Student learning is at the forefront of all we do. Let's work together to provide the best learning experiences for our students!
We also have a motto "Engaging Hearts and Minds." We want all students to engage their HEARTS as they show kindness, caring, compassion, and friendship towards others. We also want children to engage their MINDS as they develop skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. You may also notice that ART is in the middle of the word HEARTS. We believe art is a creative expression and outlet for all of us! Social/emotional growth, academics success, and art experiences are all important! We will also focus on the life skills of courage and perseverance this year as all K-5 classes read the children's book After the Fall by Dan Santat. Look for our artwork in the halls!
As we move into the school year, we will display children's art work on the main entry bulletin boards. As a Right Brain Initiative school, we believe in the arts. We want our students to have rich art experiences in visual art, dance, movement, theater, and music. In the past five years our students have had incredible Artist in Residence experiences: our students worked with visual artist Sarah Ferguson to create beautiful habitat murals displayed in our Media Center, classes worked with Northwest Children's Theater artists in Image Theater, children worked with Alex Addy from the Obo Addy Legacy Project on African hand drumming, students worked with artist Karie Oakes in creating clay sculptures and tiles, and just this past year children worked with Julie Keefe in the area of photography! This year we plan to work with artist Kanani Miyamoto in printmaking. We will keep you posted!
This year we will also continue to provide a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment for all students in all areas. As always, we appreciate parents' commitment in getting their children here at school "on time and ready to learn" each day. We are a true team in supporting our students! We welcome you into our school and classrooms! If you have a question, concern, or just want to become more involved in our school, please call me at 503-261-4500.
Hogan Cedars Elementary School