• Welcome letter

    Kimberley Park Elementary School



    Dear Students and Families,                                                                     


    Welcome to Art Class!  My name is Ms. Tatum and I am the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Art Teacher. I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree from North Carolina A &T State University and my Masters in Painting from Howard University. The knowledge and skills that I possess have equipped me to provide your child with a wonderful art experience. I’m elated about the opportunity to get to work with your child and you throughout this school year.  I believe that art is a powerful tool that humans can use to express themselves. I wanted to share this medium of expression with your child. I patiently awaiting the wonderful artwork they will create this school year. Get ready for an exciting, creative, and productive school year. Below you will find an outline of how my classroom will be structured this year.


    A.  In Art Class we will focus on the following curriculum:

         A. Thinking and Working as Artists

         B. One Subject, Many Media

         C. Appearances: Looking at Our World

         D. Sharing Stories: Art and Communication


    B. I am asking all students to bring the following supplies to school by Monday, August 27, 2012:

    A.   1 Apron

    B.     1 box of #2 Pencils

    C.    A Creative Mind 


    C. My Grading Policy:

         A. Class Participate: 25%

         B. Complete Art Assignments: 50%

         C. Progress on Creative Skills: 25%


    D. My Classroom Expectations:

          A.   Always keep your hands and feet to yourself

          B.    Respect teacher, classmates, and classroom materials

          C.   Talk quietly and use walking feet at all times



    E. Special classroom events planned for the year include:

    A.   Art Critiques

    B.     Jazz and Art night

    C.    Holiday plays.


    F. Upcoming school events for 1st and 2nd quarter include:

         A. Open House: August 23, 2012 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

         B.  Hispanic Heritage & PTA: October 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

         C. Book Fair: November 13th- 16th (specific time during school hours)

         D. Math Night & PTA: November 15th

         E. 3rd-5th Grade Holiday Program & PTA: December 20th


    Please mark those dates on your calendar!!!! Events for 3rd and 4th Quarter are forthcoming.


    Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. We hope you will make it a priority this year to attend as many school-sponsored events as possible.


    If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me by phone at (336) 703- 6731 or by e-mail at dctatum@wsfcs.k12.nc.us. You can also find useful information on the schools website http://web2k.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/kparkes/



    Once again, welcome to Art Class!!! Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!!!




    Ms. Tatum


    Ms. Tatum

    K-5th Grade Art Teacher: Kimberley Park Elementary