2020 Fund-A-Need: Visual and Performing Arts

Fund A Need 2020: Visual & Performing Arts

Help fund the Visual & Performing Arts programs at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview!  All four of our fabulous schools offer robust visual and performing arts learning opportunities for all students. In K-5, the students receive a minimum of 60 minutes a week of art and music instruction from dedicated, credentialed teaching staff. In middle school, the students have an opportunity to choose from many visual and performing art electives including art, drama, band, orchestra, jazz band, improv, and photography and claymation.  Additionally, there are school-wide visual and performing arts activities for students including fully staged Broadway musicals at every school, the yearly Spring art shows, Winter and Spring musical concerts, travel opportunities with Hillview music like Disney Music Days, performing at San Francisco City Hall, the Menlo Park Halloween Hoopla, and the Redwood City Holiday Parade.

Visual and Performing Arts opportunities directly support MPCSD’s mission to inspire high academic achievement, challenge students’ minds, and enrich their lives. Regular exposure to arts education improves school climate, increases students’ engagement with school and their peers, helps students feel more empathy and compassion towards others, and has been shown to significantly increase writing scores.

Your donation, at the level you feel comfortable, will support the district to provide additional support for the Visual & Performing Arts programs at our schools such as the examples listed.