Recycle Poster Contest Information
Every year thousands of local artists participate in this wonderful contest to promote and encourage recycling. This is a Regional contest that includes 11 participating municipalities. Click here for complete information about the contest held by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Agency.
The theme for this year is "Recycle Outside the Bin!"
The Rules are here
The Template is here
A list of the top 18 'Not in the Blue Bin' Recyclable items is here.
Posters must be submitted to Ms. McCue by
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Information necessary for the entry form is below.
Town of: Bethel
Local Coordinator: Ms. Deb Demuth
Coordinator's E-mail: DemuthD@Bethel.k12.ct.us
Participating Teacher: Homeroom Teacher/McCue
Any questions please e-mail me at McCueT@Bethel.k12.ct.us. =)
Doodle 4 Google
Google's search for the next great Doodler continues with this awesome annual logo contest !!
Read all about Doodle 4 Google HERE.
Download the GOOGLE template HERE.
How it works
This year's theme is " I am Grateful for ... "
The winning design gets a $30,000 college scholarship and their artwork displayed on Google's homepage for 24 hours !!
Important details: OFFICIAL Google Contest Postmark deadline is March 17, 2023.
Posters MUST be handed in to Ms. McCue by Monday, March 1, 2023 to be sent in the mail with all other Johnson School entries. Or have a family member submit it for you either by mail or email, independently.
Need inspiration? Check out these videos
Part One: Imagine
Part Two: Create
Collection of the Best Google Doodles
Doodle 4 Google's youngest Winner Sarah Gomez-Lane, 1st Grade age 7
Johnson School artists are working hard with Ms. McCue! We are doing Square 1 Art with all grades and students in partnership with our fabulous PTO!
Fifth graders have recently begun Dream Houses. Their house can be traditional or fantasy based, from their imagination or from observation.
Fourth graders are finishing their landscapes where they have learned about Space, 1 Point Perspective, and Proportion.
And my third graders have started creating Castles!
In Addition, this year's Art Show will be Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. Mark your calendars!
Every year students have the opportunity to create a poster design with the theme of Fire Prevention. This is an annual initiative that I participate in with our town fire marshal, Mr. Tom Galliford.
Fourth grade participates as an option, typically outside of the art room. Fifth graders do the contest as a class assignment in Art. So, if you notice your children talking more about Fire safety, dangers, preventative measures, creating a meeting place, practicing a fire drill... My unit on Fire prevention may be why :)
The packet that students may use for information and inspiration is located here.
The informative Fire Prevention videos that the students have seen in Art class are also located here; Video 1 and Video 2.
Please support our school initiative in teaching our children how to be safe in the event of a fire related emergency. Thank you!!
Fifth graders have begun the school year with Dream Catchers. They learned about the historical meaning of Dream Catchers in the Native American Culture. The main art concepts we focused on included radial designs, repetition, pattern, and unity. Students also explored zentangles and mandalas as they developed their own original designs. They were invited to explore different ways to color and finish their pieces. I showed them how crayons and watercolors interact and many enjoyed this resist technique in their works. They are truly off to a fantastic start!
Fourth graders started the year off with self-portraits! They learned about master artist Mary Cassatt and the Impressionist Art Style & Movement. We talked about the various ways that students could render and portray themselves. I have to say that I am so IMPRESSED with their first efforts. Their self-portraits reflect their personalities in wonderful ways!! I am so grateful to their amazing art teachers Mrs. Blum & Ms. Kearney for everything they have been taught. I can't wait to continue helping my new artists flourish! Enjoy these beautiful creations!!
Check out our Google entries from this year's Doodle 4 Google contest. The theme was "I Show Kindness by... "
Johnson School Celebrates Our Students at the Annual Elementary Arts Banquet
I have been teaching art at R.M.T. Johnson School since January 2001. I hope to encourage my students to use their creative experiences and become innovative explorers.