Congratulations to this year's town Fire Prevention Contest Winners
Good luck to Carlos and Gabriel at the County wide level of the competition!
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!!
Art Club is always a fun time! There are Tuesday sessions or Thursday sessions to choose. Click HERE to download the form.
Tom Galliford, Bethel's town marshal has met the new 4th grade Johnson School students on Friday and will be seeing the 5th graders this Friday, to introduce the Fire Prevention Poster contest and also speak to them about the dangers of fire, fire prevention, and fire safety. Every year in October, the 4th & 5th graders at Johnson school are encouraged to participate in the CT Fire Prevention Poster contest. This is an excellent opportunity for children to blend imagery and typography, all while spreading a life saving message. County winners are awarded a $150 money prize, and the grand prize winner receives an additional $750!
Bethel students have once again shown their compassion for the environment by participating in this year's recycle poster contest, hosted by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority. This year’s theme was “Bags to Riches”. At the annual Regional Recycle Poster Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, there were four students recognized for their remarkable talent and honored for their entrees. This year’s awards recipients are;
Emma Norman – Kindergarten – Honorable Mention – Rockwell School
Carlos M. - 3rd Grade – 3rd Place – Rockwell School
McKenah S. – 1st Grade – 2nd Place – Rockwell School
Rosie V. – 5th Grade – 1st Place – Johnson School
Our Bethel students were selected out of over 1,500 entries, ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade, sent in by the eleven participating towns and cities that are a part of this regional contest. The 1st place Regional Winners will have their posters displayed in this Sunday’s News Times.
To learn more about this contest and how to help our community become more environmentally conscientious please visit www.hrra.org
Congratulations to all our students who participated and to our Town and Regional Winners!
Congratulations to the following 4th & 5th Grade Johnson School students who were named district winners in this year’s Recycle Poster contest. The winners were honored on May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Board of Education meeting. All the children received a ribbon from Dr. Carver and Mr. Craybas, and were celebrated by school administrators, their teachers, and families.
In 4th Grade, Amelia Griswold (1st place), Emily Baldwin (2nd), and Kendall Searle (3rd).
In 5th Grade Evan Jaquez (1st place), Amel Hilmi (2nd), and Marcella Antunes (3rd).
Great job everyone, and thank you for the excellent participation!!
Art Slam is an exhibit held at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. It is designed to raise awareness of the art education to our state Governor and Legislature. The Connecticut Arts Education Association promotes this initiative for students Pre K - 12th grade across the state. Congratulations to 4th Grader Ellie Clayton and 5th Grader Sarae Zinnah, whose creations were selected to represent Johnson School as exemplary art works!
On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Johnson School held their 15th annual Art Walk. It was a spectacular success. The students and their families all came out to enjoy seeing the artworks that they and their classmates had created throughout the school year. The children of Bethel should be so proud of their efforts and accomplishments, I certainly am!
Check out the Art Walk 2015 TV show here.
Johnson School students are once again showing their compassion for their environment by participating in this year's recycle poster contest, hosted by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority. To enter the contest, simply download the rules and regulations, here, or see Mrs. McCue for the official poster paper.
Johnson School always shows remarkable talent and high participation with this contest opportunity, and we are looking forward to another great year of beautiful recycle poster submissions, that support this year's theme, "I want to be recycled? What could I be?"
Every year, Johnson School students are encouraged to participate in the annual statewide Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to learn about and share this knowledge with their community, family, and friends about the importance of fire safety and prevention. This year's town representatives are fourth grade student Amelia Griswold and fifth grader Ruby Ackerman. Congratulations to you both and best of luck in the county wide level of the competition!
I have been teaching art at Ralph M.T. Johnson School since 2001. I hope to encourage my students to use their creative experiences and become innovative explorers.