The William Brooks PTA supports our students with a variety of class-enrichment programs throughout the school year. We have helped fund programs including the Meet the Masters art program, Garden of Learning, Square 1 Art, Stepping Stones, Assemblies, and the Science Fair.
Follow the links below to learn more about our current programs.
Garden of Learning
The garden is an outdoor classroom where students have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of what it takes to grow and maintain a vegetable garden. This past Fall, students planted vegetables, watched them grow, and enjoyed the harvest during our lunch time pop-ups which consisted of smoothies, bok choy and cilantro rice from all of our fresh vegetables. The teachers and staff also enjoyed quiches made with vegetables from our garden. In addition, we have been lucky enough to have produce to host a farmers market with all proceeds going back into the garden. We are excited to announce that in February, we will bring back our Garden Club from years ago for interested 3rd-5th graders. All classes will continue to participate in monthly lessons while getting their hands dirty through interactive, hands-on gardening activities.
Square 1 Art
For the past several years, Brooks has participated in the Square 1 Art program. Each student creates a piece of art, and we send them in to the Square 1 company, which then sends back a catalog to each student full of items featuring the artwork, that can be purchased through an online order form. The ordered items all ship directly home in time to become holiday gifts. This is traditionally a very successful fundraiser, supporting the purchase of Brooks' art program supplies for the duration of the school year.
Meet the Masters
We are excited to be able to offer the Meet the Masters Program to our students again this year! Meet the Masters teaches art appreciation through engaging, educator-led presentations. The students learn about the history, cultures and lives of the Master Artists in a fun and engaging way and create their own masterpieces in the style of these artists.