10th Annual Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

gps-arts-festival-073_17275879908_oThe Gloucester Public Schools Art Festival is back! Join us for a free day-long celebration of art, music, dance and theater. Amazing artwork by Gloucester’s pre-K-12 students will be on display and performances will take place all day. We’ll even have a group painting project with Cape Ann Art Haven taking place in the Cape Ann Museum Courtyard. Don’t miss this fun, family event for all ages. Sponsored by Gloucester Education Foundation
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Gloucester – Sawyer Free Library, City Hall & Cape Ann Museum,

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2131934250371512/

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Cape Ann Museum:
11 – 1 Community Art Project – Paint with Art Haven (Courtyard)
12 – 12:20 Veterans’ 4th & 5th Grade Chorus “The Gleeful Eagles” (Auditorium)
12:20 – 12:40 O’Maley Chorus Performance (Auditorium)
12:40 – 1 GHS Chorus Performance (Auditorium)
2 – 2:30 GHS Theatre Program Performance: Once Upon a Mattress (Auditorium)

City Hall Auditorium:
11 – 11:30 Mad Hot Ball Demonstration (District 5th Graders)
11:30 – 12 Recorder Performance (District 3rd Graders)
12 – 12:30 Ukulele Performance (East Gloucester & Plum Cove 4th Graders)
1 – 1:30 Dancing Through the Decades with Sarah Slifer Swift
1:30 -2 GHS Engineering Department Interactive Demonstration
3 – 3:30 O’Maley Jazz Band Performance
3:30 -4 GHS Docksiders Performance

Sawyer-free Library:
11 – 1 GHS Culinary Arts Reception (Friend Room)
12 -2 Musical Petting Zoo with Sound Harbor (Friend Room)
12 – 2 Garden Games with Backyard Growers (Amphitheater)

ALL DAY VISUAL ART DISPLAYS

Cape Ann Museum:
• Lobby Gallery (Pieces from Elementary Schools, O’Maley & GHS)
• Beeman – Blue
• Plum Cove- Purple
• West Parish – Green

City Hall:
• O’Maley Innovation Middle School (Auditorium)
• GHS Engineering (Auditorium)
• GHS Cabinet Design (Auditorium)

Sawyer-free Library:
• GHS Visual Arts, Clayworks, Photography (Friend Room/Matz Gallery/First level)
• East Gloucester – Black (Mezzanine)
• Veterans’ – Red (Mezzanine)

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The Power of Play Festival is Coming Up!

Gloucester Education Foundation is proud to host our third annual Power of Play Festival!

What: The Power of Play Festival: a day of play for ALL AGES. GEFcolorPlayLogo

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018 11am-2pm

Where: Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester

Who: Gloucester families and kids. Admission $5 per family at the door.

Gloucester Education Foundation’s Power of Play Festival will feature fun family activities like: an obstacle course, art projects, lego building challenges, hula-hooping,  games, music, dance, fort-building, goop-making, sand and water play, and LOTS more.

This year, each K-8 student who attends the Power of Play will receive a “homework IMG_2017pass” good for replacing one school homework assignment with some at-home playtime. All Gloucester Public Schools, K-8 will honor the pass.

Play promotes creativity and innovation, and helps kids develop skills that are a foundation for life-long success, including critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration.IMG_1992

Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services Department

Gloucester Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization made up of parents, teachers and community volunteers. We drive innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools, supporting programs ranging from music and theater; to literacy and art; to  technology, IMG_1988math and science.

Click Here for the Event Webpage 

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The Power of Play Festival is Back!

Gloucester Education Foundation is proud to host our second annual Power of Play Festival!

What: The Power of Play Festival: a day of play for ALL AGES. GEFcolorPlayLogo

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 11am-2pm

Where: Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester

Who: Gloucester families and kids. Admission $5 per family at the door.

Gloucester Education Foundation’s Power of Play Festival will feature fun family activities like: an obstacle course, art projects, lego building challenges, hula-hooping, giant board games, music, dance, fort-building, goop-making, sand and water play, simon says and LOTS more.

Play promotes creativity and innovation, and helps kids develop skills that are a foundation for life-long success, including critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration.

Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services Department

Gloucester Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization made up of parents, teachers and community volunteers. We drive innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools, supporting programs ranging from music and theater; to literacy and art; to  technology, math and science.

www.thinkthebest.org

School Arts Festival this Saturday

The Gloucester Public Schools Art Festival is here! Join us for a free day-long celebration of art, music, dance and theater. Amazing artwork by Gloucester’s pre-K-12 students will be on display and performances will take place all day. We’ll even have a group art project taking place in the Cape Ann Museum Courtyard. Don’t miss this fun, family event for all ages. Sponsored by Gloucester Education Foundation
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Downtown Gloucester – Sawyer Free Library, City Hall, Cape Ann Museum, The Hive, Pleasant Street Tea Co. & Toodeloos!
Schedule of Events

10:30 AM: Opening Remarks – City Hall / High School Drama Workshop – Sawyer Free Library
10:45 AM: Dancing Through the Decades workshop with Sarah Swift – City Hall
11 AM-1 PM: Collage Art Project – Cape Ann Museum Courtyard (inside the Museum if raining)
11:15 AM: Mad Hot Ball Demonstration – City Hall / High School Culinary Reception – Sawyer Free Library
11:45 AM: Elementary Schools Recorder Concert – City Hall / 3D Printing Demonstration – The Hive
12:15 PM: Ukelele Demonstration by East Gloucester Elementary School – City Hall
12:45 – 1:45 PM: Pottery Wheel Demonstration – Cape Ann Art Haven / Gloucester High School Chorus – Sawyer Free Library Amphitheater
1:30 PM: Poetry Reading by Middle and High School Students – City Hall
2:00 PM: Into the Woods Prologue by High School Drama Students – City Hall
2:15 PM: O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
2:45 PM: GHS Docksiders Jazz Band – City Hall
3:15 PM: GHS Docksiders with O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
3:30 PM: Closing Remarks – City Hall
All Day Visual Art Displays
Elementary Schools – Cape Ann Museum
West Parish Elementary – Toodeloos!
Middle School – City Hall & Pleasant Street Tea Co.
High School – Sawyer Free Library
High School Woodworking – City Hall