ICYMI: Project Joy’s “Plate to Palette” Event Fun for All!
On April 23, Project Joy hosted its Plate to Palette event; free take-out dinners for 300 families from 8 of the area’s most enJOYable restaurants, plus a Virtual Paint Night for 200 students, grades Pre-K through 12.
Over 100 students attended the Grades 5 – 12 Paint Activity with HPS art teacher Jennifer Lazaroff where they painted a word, and 27 students from grades 6 – 12 attended HPHS art teacher, Caitlin Daly’s class where they painted the Hartford city skyline.
Ms. Daly reflects on the activity, “These paintings came out AMAZING! We all shared at the end–it was awesome seeing such a range of painters from creative moms to juniors and seniors and a few 6th graders–special shoutout to Noah in 6th grade who championed our #HPSProjectJoy! and created some super cute hashtags for #TEAMBRIDGE (aka anyone who wanted to add the bridge). Such a fun group.”
A truly fun creative time was had by all. Please enjoy the joyful images our families shared below.
Re-energizing our Hartford Public Schools families with play, fun, and reflection!
UPCOMING JOYFUL EVENTS
We are sharing the social media posts of our families enjoying Project Joy events here.
- Twitter: @Hartford_Public
- Instagram: @Hartford_Public
- Facebook: @HartfordPublicSchoolsCT
Hartford Performs Virtual Performances
HPS is providing 5 free virtual experiences for all ages on Wednesdays at 6PM (on 4/21 at 2PM & 6PM!) with our community partner, Hartford Performs! All are welcome.
|April 7||Dance||Rebecca Thomas||A Palo Seco Flamenco Company||WATCH HERE:
Flamenco! The Dance, Music, & Culture of Southern Spain with A Palo Seco Flamenco Company
|April 21||Storytelling||Andre Keitt||Greatheart Griot Andre Keitt||2PM
|May 5||Tai Chi/Meditation||Anne Marie “Jedda” Williams||K LA RUE Educational Arts in Motion||K LA RUE’S Mindful Tai Chi and Guided Meditation with Jedda Williams|
|May 19||Music||Lance Kamau James||Lance James Productions||African Drumming with Lance Kamau James|
|June 2||Kim Bridges|
Visit link below to enjoy the shows!
From Plate to Palette: Friday, April 23: An Art and Food Event for Families:
HPS provided take-out dinners for 300 families at 8 local, participating restaurants followed by a Virtual Paint Night art experience for all grades on Friday, 4/23/21!
Dance Experience for Students and Families with Rey Bermudez: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM
Hartford Public Schools provided a free VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE with our community partner, Hartford Performs! Watch the video at https://fb.watch/43Bj7a4j4f/
Family Fun Packs Dinners: Friday, March 5, 2021, Dismissal Time
HPS provided Family Fun Dinner Packs for 250 families!