Week of March 21-25, 2016

Thank you to all who participated these past days in our Community Service Week. Please see pictures below.

A reminder for upcoming events this week:
Wednesday - Middle School Reflection Day

Thursday - Morning classes as usual. Field Trip in afternoon/evening. Cost is $25. Please let us know if your student will be attending. Students who do not go on the field trip will be expected to be in school on both Thursday and Friday.

Looking forward to seeing everyone well rested on Monday.

Monday - Be Kind To Animals Rescue

Day 1 - Conservatory Prep Students helped out at Be Kind To Animals Rescue in Davie. This organization focuses on hard to place animals. Most of them are old and /or sick and many of them have been turned in to shelters by their owners to be euthanized. People at the shelters will call Be Kind To Animals and ask them to rescue the animal. Students spent some time giving desperately needed attention to some dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Puppies as young as 3 months up to dogs as old as 15, and cats of all ages, call this shelter home. All of the dogs get time to run and play outside every day in a fenced in area. Cats and kittens also have the ability to roam both an outdoor and indoor enclosure. Liz and her helpers work tirelessly to keep the animals as comfortable as possible while they await a forever home. Students helped clean cages, do laundry, clean up the surrounding yards by raking leaves and clearing the driveway of debris. This shelter is in need of cat food, wet dog and cat food, old blankets, sheets, towels, animal beds, dog treats, cleaning supplies, paper towels. Consider a supply drive!!!!

Tuesday - Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater Costume Storage Clean Up

Day 2 - Thank you to Kai who showed up to help clean out and organize the costume storage facility. Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Inc. (FLCT), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is an educational center for theatre arts serving children and families across South Florida. The oldest documented children’s theatre in the state of Florida, FLCT was founded in 1952 by two mothers in a garage and was later incorporated in 1959. The theatre quickly grew to be the first cultural organization in Broward County to purchase its own building and the first to perform at Parker Playhouse, the Broward County Main Library Theatre and Dillard Center for the Arts. Each year, FLCT produces a season of five mainstage productions and offers year-round classes in acting, creative drama, and other theatre-related skills. A full range of arts and educational outreach programs, a vibrant summer camp, and a variety of other performances round out the programming. FLCT is headquartered at the Galleria Mall and offers programming at locations across Broward County and beyond, impacting over 35,000 individual each year.

Wednesday - Painting a Mural

CPS students painted a mural today with Mr. Smith. Concentration, coordination and teamwork were needed to pull this project off. Students worked together as a group to bring the individual pieces of the logo together as one piece of art. And in the end...Masterpiece!!!
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Thursday - Tree Huggers Orgnic Farm

The most important intention of Treehugger Organic Farms is growing the freshest, tastiest and healthiest food. We do so by focusing on feeding the soil rather than the plant. Healthy soil improves disease and pest resistance of the plant and increase its nutritional value. Effectively, we imitate nature and not try to reinvent it. With a greater understanding of our environment and its inhabitants we keep on progressing in harmony and ever renewed passion for our wonderful and bountiful Mother earth.

Friday- Trash to Treasures "All Hands on Deck"

Conservatory Prep students started the kick-off for creating a mosaic on a historic Cuban refugee boat with beach litter (washed). The purpose was to create a powerful educational and artistic tool for raising awareness about protecting our waters. Our students spent the morning sorting the beach litter and learning how the artist planned out the mosaic so in the end, the raft will look like a boat our of a Van Gogh painting.

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