Medill News from Northwestern University featured Chappell Elementary School for their story on the new required recess at Chicago Public Schools. Our Kindergarten son loves the recess and comes home talking about new games he has learned. Our PRE-K daughter can't wait to move-up!
WATCH the Medill News VIDEO HERE
What's really cool about the recess program with Playworks is many higher grade students help as "leaders". Older kids around the school (and neighborhood) are always saying hello, waving to our kindergarten son because they interact with him as leaders. It's neat to see the kids supportive and welcoming across the grade levels! The recess, lunch-time and other activity student-helpers at Chappell foster this excellent atmosphere.
Please join us to celebrate Roots of our Community: Honoring older artists in and around the 47th Ward
Thursday, November 8th, 7-9 pm. at Dolce Casa Cafe - 4947 N Damen, Chicago
We are delighted to invite our local neighbors to join us as we celebrate art for all ages. We'll also unveil a mosaic created by the Chicago Mosaic School together with older adults of the 47th Ward.
A little history:
The 47th Ward Senior Council was approached by the Chicago Mosaic School with an interest in creating a mosaic to honor the contributions of older adults in and around the 47th Ward. The Senior Council invited older volunteers to help make the mosaic, which will be hung at a number of locations around the Ward with the idea of honoring our older residents and promoting the idea that art is a lifelong endeavor.
Together with the Senior Artists Network, we worked to create a show where local older artists could hang their art (it is for sale as well!) and the Mosaic will be unveiled. It is an excellent collaboration of The Chicago Mosaic School, The Senior Artists Network, The 47th Ward Senior Council, and Forward Chicago. We are so pleased to partner with Dolce Casa Cafe to host this excellent event.
We will have an opening on Thursday, November 8th. Please come and join your neighbors at this local event celebrating art, community, and aging. If you cannot make it, please do stop by and see the art that will hang for the month of November.