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September 2, 2016
I am Miss McCarthy, the art teacher at East Lake Academy. I am excited to be back at ELA and look forward to spending time with your children in class. To avoid messes on student clothing, I ask that you please have your child bring one large long-sleeved shirt by Monday, September 12th. This will be used as your child’s paint shirt for art class. Students in art class will be graded on skill level and the East Lake standards of behavior. There is a more detailed explanation of these standards on the next page of this email.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You may contact me at
(847)247-0035, X219. I look forward to a very exciting year with your children!
Miss Katie McCarthy
East Lake Academy
Standards of Behavior for Art Class
We participate in art lessons, always giving our best effort.
We listen and follow directions the first time they are given.
We speak with respect and kindness to all adults and classmates.
We keep our hands, feet, and all materials used in art class to ourselves.
We raise our hand and wait to be called on before speaking.
We come prepared for art class; having our school agenda (grades 4-8), any assignment given, and our art smocks with us.
We respect the art room and all art materials. We are careful with our art materials and we use them only in the manner for which they are intended. We are good conservationists and always mindful of waste.
Grades are based upon the above standards of behavior and the following guidelines:
M: Meets. The student typically meets standards of behavior. The student consistently demonstrates good effort. Student is on par for the age level.
N: Needs Improvement. The student is making progress towards meeting standards. The student demonstrates limited effort.