Sidway Art teacher Mrs. Theresa Barnack sends congratulations to the following Sidway students...
their artwork will be featured in the Grand Island "Op Art and Pop Art Show" at the Grand Island High School
on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Kindergartners and First Graders Featured In the Showcase:
Kristen Atkinson, Samuel Eichel, Rohin Gill, Madison Green, Maxwell Keller,
Sean Lenhard, Holly Lutnick, Rebecca Martinic, Chelsea Robillard, Jake Schmidt,
Cassidy Siebert, Nicholas Szabo, and Marie Tomasula.
"100 Sidway Soup Cans" created by 100 Sidway Kindergartners,
inspired by the Pop artist Andy Warhol.
Op Art Cityscapes by First Grade:
Jacob Bass, Dominique Capizzi, Andrew Carlson, Vincent Chiarenza, Cameron
Colan, Aprill Edwards, Alexandria Gorchek, Jessica Gugg, Maya Harper, Emma
Railey, Arianna Schrey, Brendan Sheehan, Laura Szczepankiewicz, and Tanner Morrow.
Jasper Johns Numbers & Letters:
and Keith Haring Pop Art Patterns by Kindergarten:
Nicole Czamara, Timothy Howard, William Hughes, Lily Anna Leffler, Andrew
Little, Kelly Schlifke, Alexis Studley, Jenna VeRost, Madelyn Webb, Brianna
Weissman, Sarah Wellence, and Gillian Worrall
Optical Illusion by Kindergarten:
Genna Baldassarre, Nicholas Capizzi, Maxwell Keller, Sydney Khreis, Genaveive
Koyn, Hayley Latvala, Faith Martell, Owen Morrish, Emily Nobumoto (first
grade), and Lindsay Proctor.
Keith Haring Action Figures by First Grade
and Op Art Rubbings by Kindergarten:
Louis Fabiano, Robert Jankowiak, Zackery Messier, Katelyn Newbould, Chelsea
Robillard, Heather Robinson, Emelie-Jo Scheffler, and Emma Worthy.
Op Art Weavings by First Grade, Op HeArt Drawings Kindergarten and First,
Op Art Rubbings by Kindergarten:
Mikayla Claus, Matthew Crist, Samuel Eichel, Simon Estenoz, Rebecca Hennessy,
Joel Peppers, Sean Pufpaff, Emma Railey, Rachelle Regnet, Cassie Shickluna,
Caleb Stallard, and Taylor Internicola.
Sidway Kinderkids Perform in "It's Showtime" - 2005
Jodi Robinson Photo - Click for larger view
Music teacher Mrs. Christine Clendening arranged and directed the kindergarten students' annual spring musical on Friday, April 22, 2005. This is her 10th year of putting together the musical and for the first time she was assisted by physical education teacher Mrs. Jennifer Marsala. The kids performed with enthusiasm and were a joy to watch. They sang many songs and some classes used scarves as an accessory to their singing. As always it was a packed house with many family and friends in attendance.
Elderwood Residents Visit Sidway For Lunch and More - 2005
Elderwood residents having lunch and visiting with kindergarten hosts.
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Jodi Robinson Photos
Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Pat Hitcho and Mrs. Barbara Goldman have a tradition of introducing their students to the residents of Elderwood Adult Residence located on Grand Island. Each year the students visit Elderwood Health Care Center and see how the residents live and then the residents come to the school to enjoy lunch and a visit with the students. This year's visit coincided with the dress rehersal of the kindergarten musical, much to the residents' delight. After the musical, a nice lunch was served in the school dining room. The kindergarten students then led the way to the fitness center where they sang songs accompanied by Mrs. Barbara Goldman on her banjo, played duck-duck goose and shared something about themselves.
Guest Readers At Sidway Promote PARP - 2005
Miss Joyce Cowan's kindergarten class is shown with guest reader Jeri Schopp, Grand Island School Board Member and grandparent of a Sidway student.
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Kim Schopp Photos
The annual "Parents As Reading Partners" (PARP) program that promotes the love of reading took place in the schools from April 4 through April 10, 2005. Sidway School classes as well as other Island schools were treated to a guest reader who read to them during their normally scheduled library time. The students signed contracts at the beginning of PARP agreeing to read 15 minutes a night with a parent or guardian. For each night that they read, they colored a picture of a sea creature and brought it back to school to hang in the dining hall. The dining hall's display of pictures is practically covered with sea creatures, which is a very good indication that most of the Sidway students were reading nightly.
All students were presented a prize package filled with great prizes on the last day of PARP, just for reading! The students received a pass to the Niagara Aquarium, certificates for free Wendy's fries and a free game of bowling from Island Lanes, and bookmarks from the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Sidway Students Display Artwork At Grand Island Memorial Library - 2005
Jodi Robinson Photos - some click to larger size
Congratulations to the following Charlotte Sidway School students who have their artwork on display for the month of April at the Grand Island Memorial Library on Bedell Road:
Masks in the foyer showcase: Emily Bognar, Emily Nobumoto, Alexa Graff, Cassie Shickluna, Heather Robinson, Spencer-Jon Zukic, Joseph Kulikowski, Edward Logel, Benjamin Freedman, Julia Lawley, and Lydia Tiedemann
In the conference room:
Kady Liesenfeld, Jarod Brandon, Aaron Bobeck, Lindsey Supparits, Ryan Wilton, Joshua Husvar, Jill Anderson
Kelsey Mahoney, Emma Schultz, Genavieve Koyn, Madelyn Webb, Charles Pratt, Marilyn Hess, Julia Koprevich, Megan DiBeradino, Jordan Anthony
Seascape Dioramas in the foyer showcase:
Madelyn Webb, Joseph Boyko, Genavieve Koyn, Nicholas Szabo, Madison VeRost, Andrea Colan, Emily Prawel.
Author Steve Swinburne To Visit Schools - 2005
Students and faculty of Sidway School are preparing for a visit from author/photographer, Steve Swinburne, on Monday, April 11, 2005. As a life-long naturalist, Mr. Swinburne enjoys sharing his passion for nature and exploring world places; and as an author, he enjoys writing about wildlife and our planet.
The Author Day visit to the school will begin with a brief breakfast at 8 a.m. for faculty, staff, and PTA officers. It is a meet and greet time prior to the students’ entry into the building. The school’s PTA is the financial sponsor of this annual event. The Author Committee includes: Librarian Karen Beacher, Art Teacher Terri Barnack, Kindergarten Teacher Patricia Hitcho, Special Education Teacher Dianne Tiede, 1st Grade Teachers Debbie Szaflarski and Pam Suszczynski.
Mr. Swinburne will present three programs during the day and will autograph books that parents have ordered for use in the classroom until the author’s arrival. Sidway’s book sale is going on now, and Librarian Karen Beacher is reading and discussing the books with the children in their library classes for the next few weeks.
Mr. Swinburne will visit Huth and Kaegebein Elementary Schools during the same week.
Kindergarten Students Design Soup Cans - 2005
Jodi Robinson Photos
The Kindergarten classes at Sidway Elementary learned about Pop artist Andy Warhol in art class with teacher Mrs. Theresa Barnack. They learned that Mr. Warhol took everyday objects and turned them into art. He is known for his soup cans and portraits. The students created their own labels with "Sidway's" instead of "Campbell's" using bright colors.
Sidway Basket Raffle/Family Fun Night Huge Success - February 2005
The Sidway Basket Raffle and Family Fun Night held February 4, 2005 was a great success and fun was had by all! The basket raffle had well over 100 baskets, with the most sought after baskets being a Build-a-Bear basket for the kids and a pair of diamond earrings for the adults. The Sidway PTA would like to thank its many contributors:
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Sidway Basket Raffle/Family Fun Night - February 2005
A Basket Raffle/Family Fun Night sponsored by the Sidway School PTA will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the school. The evening's schedule follows:
Early bird ticket sales - 4-6 p.m.
Event begins at 6 p.m. with pizza and baked goods in the cafeteria and the basket raffle in the Fitness Center.
Obstacle course, games, bouncy houses begin at 6:30 p.m.
Basket ticket sales end at 8:15 p.m.
Entire event ends at 8:30 p.m.
For further information or to donate a basket, call Maura at 773-1335.
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