Fletcher Elementary School Holds Family Dance & Art Show

Fletcher Elementary School recently held a Dance and Art Show for students and their families. The art show was exhibited by Fletcher art teacher Molly Woodfield and juried by Julie Turcotte from the Jamestown Community Learning Council, Fletcher School Counselor Gillian LaMancuso, School Media Specialist Brenda Chandler and Principal Maria DeJoy. Fletcher School PTA funded the entire event and Kristen Milne was the event coordinator.

The Valentine’s Day Dance & Art Show had 365 guests. In addition to the Art Show, which showcased art from every student in Fletcher, each family had a chance to guess the number of candies displayed in a bowl as they registered and viewed eight separate art collages that measured 4×8 feet made by various classes. Star Search Productions set up a photo booth and former Fletcher students Reiley Kolstee, Aubry Reynolds and Beatrice Cunningham manned a fake “tattoo” station.  Teachers, Teresina Isabella and Corey Brown, helped with a face painting station and The Spire Duo gave personal tarot card readings. Families were provided with pizza, water and cookies.

“My daughter talked about the event for a week afterwards!” said Fletcher Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kelly Ribbing.

During the dance, with music by DJ Felix Ortiz, parents had the opportunity to purchase carnations for their favorite dancers. The Fletcher PTA distributed backpacks filled with various items like Play-Doh and water bottles to the best dancers. All dancers and non-dancers were given bracelets or a funny heart pin with a mustache. Every child left the event with a personal goodie bag. 

All students in the school will be awarded a ribbon for having a piece in the show. The Fletcher Art Show award winners were:

Best in Art Show
Ericka Chaplain – Mrs. Damon’s Class

1st  Sophia Robbins – Mrs. Sischo’s Class
2nd Nora Brown – Mrs. Brown’s Class
3rd Ava Caceres – Mrs. Marsh’s Class
Honorable mention-
Ryan Derrenbacher – Mrs. McLaughlin’s Class

First Grade
1st Katherine Lundmark – Mr. Knight’s Class
2nd Zipporah Greenland-Pickering – Miss Kindberg’s Class
3rd Gunnar Anderson – Mr. Knight’s Class
Honorable Mention
Kaelynn Martin – Miss Conti’s Class

2nd Grade
1st place Camryn Storms – Mrs. Isabella’s Class
2nd Natalie David – Mrs. Osborne’s Class
3rd Madalyn Powell – Mr. Emley’s Class
Honorable Mention
Ava Lanphere – Mr. Hitchcock’s Class

3rd Grade
1st  Jenilisse Colon – Mrs. Reynold’s Class
2nd  Camren Randolph – Miss Heil’s Class
3rd  Veronica Short – Mrs. Volpe’s Class
Honorable Mention
Peyton Joly – Mrs. Reynold’s Class

4th Grade
1st Tristan Clark – Mr. Leone’s Class
2nd Max Fisher – Mrs. Baldwin’s Class
3rd Taige Eckwahl – Mrs. Marsh’s Class
Honorable Mention
Mya Peterson – Mr. Leone’s Class

A special thanks to PTA volunteers including: registration table – Connie Marucci, Sarah Goulding Scarlett Hepler, Mariana Hartmann. Snack table – Sasha Burgas and Michelle DeBlase. Carrie Munsay and Stacy Micciche worked the prize table.  First grade teacher Ashley Calla and School Counselor Gillian LaMancuso sold carnations. Stacey Daniels, Lucia Guarnieri, Jen Hultin-Kolstee, Ericka Taylor helped with set-up and clean-up and all the volunteers that helped with the art show. The Fletcher PTA also provided funding for the award ribbons. Thank you to Artone LLC. and Moran’s Floor Store for also providing materials for the art show.

posted on 03/14/2017 - filed under: Art, Elementary School, Parents, Spotlight, Students