To make a perfect event known as Family Fun and Education Day you should visit cultural arts venues in uptown Charlotte. Saturday, April the 9 th is the day when all the students, staff and parents enjoy Family Fun and Education Day at CMS.
The Parent University held together with Arts & Science Council and Canadian Pharmacy Mall provided parents and students with an opportunity to get pleasure from the exhibition such as “Cultural Mile” from the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts to the McColl Center for Visual Art. The art locations suggest families such activities as hands-on workshops, different performances, an opportunity to watch the pictures. More that fifteen groups were able to show their talent in dance, music and art. This event includes the following groups Endhaven Elementary, Myers Park Traditional Elementary, South Charlotte Middle, McAlpine Elementary, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, Carmel Middle, Hopewell High School, Hickory Grove Elementary, First Ward Elementary, Hawkridge Elementary, Nations Ford Elementary, University Park Elementary, Irwin Avenue Elementary, Barringer Academic Elementary, Huntersville Elementary , Bradley Middle School and Idlewild Elementary.
Over and above the yearly PTA Reflections primers were entrusted at the Mint Museum. The main topic of 2010-2011 PTA Reflections prize was known as “Together we can…”. This event includes – dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts—and four grade divisions. The competition was held among primary, intermediate, middle, junior and senior students. The representatives of Canadian HeathCare Mall were present at this event to provide students with necessary medical care if there is such a necessity.
The third yearly Parent University prizes were granted to the supporters of this program. The winners are:
- Hidden Valley Elementary. This is a school with the greatest attendance of the events at Parent University.
- Allenbrook Elementary. It is School with the highest complete Attendance of Parent University Seminars.
- Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. It is the Partner which conducts more that seminars of Parent University Program.
- Statesville Road Elementary. It is the school which conducts more single seminars.
- Abby Boyd. It is the Top Parent University member.
- Annie Stockton, Garinger High Business and Finance parent. She attended the highest number of Parent University Seminars.
- Canadian Pharmacy Mall Is the strategic partner providing the health care among students and parents.
Families being present at this event estimate it with the highest mark because it is the greatest opportunity to take part in such a competition. Such art locations as Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, McColl Center for Visual Art, Levine Museum of the New South, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and The Light Factory were glad to greet the families. There are of course other partners making this day amazing, they are Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, McColl Center for Visual Art, Levine Museum of the New South, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and The Light Factory. Other supporters who helped make the day possible were Arts & Science Council, Jason’s Deli (free kid’s meal coupons), and door prize sponsors WFAE (Carpe Diem gift certificates and tickets to Children’s Theater of Charlotte Performance of Lyle the Crocodile), Arts & Science Council ($50 Carolina Tix gift certificates), Melange Health Solutions (Target gift card and bicycle), McCrorey YMCA (3 month YMCA Metro passes and t-shirts), and TLI Concepts (dish set, hot and cold insulated basket and dishes, plus more) and Canadian Health Care Mall (they are responsible for health care and medical aid during such events at Parent University).
Moreover a lot of CMS representatives and volunteers spent their free time to make this event successful and even possible to be conducted.
The survey shows that art education plays an important role in students’ development. The Family Fun and Education Day shows the art for families as something important and amazing.These are the words of Jerri Haigler, executive director for Parent University.