Monday, November 24, 2008

Family Tiles @ West End Memorial

(This post was provided by Mr. Myers, West End Memorial School Principal)

Over the years we have had great success with our W.E.B.S.T.E.R. home projects that encouraged families to come together as a school community. Some of our past family projects have included multicultural children, wooden flowers that adorned our school gardens, a large community quilt -- which is still a matter of great pride for us here at West End Memorial School, and the “West End Students are Heads and Shoulders Above the Rest” banners.

During the 2007-2008 school year, we were excited to work on a new project: tiling the wall outside of our computer lab. West End families were able to use their imaginations to create a tile that uniquely represented their family. Once each tile was returned, first grade teacher Mrs. Spittal and representative from our PTA shellacked each one in order for the family tiles to “shine.” Each was then mounted on boards in preparation for display. These boards were then hung in the hallway. The final piece to this project occurred at the beginning of this school year when Mrs. Spittal orchestrated the effort to paint the wall around the tiles to give all of the boards some “pop.” Along with the blue and gold paint, various character traits from W.E.B.S.T.E.R. were incorporated along the wall boarders.

We were excited to be able to display all of the creativity and diversity from our West End Families!

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