WES Cultural Arts
Program Guide 2012-2013
Each year the WES PTO Cultural Arts Committee sponsors programs to enhance our students’ experience of arts and literature
through live performance. The programs are selected with input from faculty and staff to enrich the curriculum and provide
exposure to a range of artistic expression throughout a child’s years at WES. Mark your calendars!
January 4th (snow date January 11th) All Grades
Award-winning author and poet, Janet Wong is coming to WES. The author of 24 books including several poetry collections, Janet began her professional life as an attorney. Children will learn about writing technique along with Janet’s personal story of transitioning from a career in corporate and labor law to writing for young people. She has been invited twice to the White House and twice appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." For more, go to www.janetwong.com.
January 21-25th All Grades
International Week (Japan)
WES travels to Japan this year! Children will be exposed to various aspects of Japanese culture including an assembly with Japanese performers and lunchtime entertainment. International Week will conclude with our annual Potluck Dinner and additional entertainment.
February 5th All Grades
A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Times
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with master percussionist Sanga of the Valley accompanied by storyteller Linda Humes. This program is filled with stories about Rosa Parks and Marion Anderson singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as well as Civil Rights songs of the day. Linda pays tribute to this giant in American history and his powerful message of peace and justice for all.
February 25 -March 1st (snow dates March 11-15th) Grades 1-5 (during Gym and Music)
New England Dancing Masters
During this week long residency, facilitated by Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, children will learn about dancing musically, enthusiastically, and with respect for their partner and the group. The Amidons are versatile, widely respected performers and master teachers who have dedicated themselves to traditional dance, song, and storytelling. For more, go to www.amidonmusic.com.
This program made possible by a grant from Radnor Educational Foundation.
Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts
A non-profit organization of local PTO representatives promoting
the Arts throughout our school communities.
Radnor Township School District participates in the non-profit
DELTA organization, Districts Educating and Learning
Through the Arts.
Bring your family & join us for the 2012-2013 performances, click here for performance information.
AUDIO BODY, Physical Comedy and Music Technology, Nov 9th, 2013
Ball in the House, All a capella, but a sound that will amaze you, Mar 15th, 2013
To learn more about WES Cultural Arts and how you might get involved, please contact: Shelby Frankel or Jen Marzolf.
Last Modified on December 13, 2012