• Dear Parents/Guardians:

                    First of all, I want you to know how much I enjoy the opportunity to teach your child art this year.  In my classroom, I strive to reinforce your child’s artistic abilities and create a respect for the artistic process.  I believe your child will not only benefit from the experiences that I try to provide in my class, but will also have a lot of fun.  However, in order to provide these experiences, we must charge a fee for all art classes.  The fee money is used to purchase necessary equipment and supplies needed for the various art activities that I have planned.  Materials and equipment are often in need of repair and/or replacement because of frequent use.  Of course, we all know how expensive it can be to provide quality art materials for so many creative students.  The fee for this class, as set by the St. Clair County Board of Education, is $20.00 per year. Please pay online or send the fee money as soon as possible so that I may purchase the necessary equipment for this school year.  I would prefer to have all fees paid by __September 1st__.  If you have any problems or concerns please contact me through the MHS office, send a letter with your child, or email me and I will help in any way that I can.  I prefer email if at all possible.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Sincerely Yours,

    April Carlisle Bishop

    Art Teacher

    REQUIRED SUPPLY LIST

                    Although a fee is paid for this course I have found it necessary to require my students to provide a few additional supplies.  I am very good at stretching the fee money as far as it will go, but sometimes it is just not enough to provide for some of the more interesting art projects.  Many of these supplies can be found at Wal-Mart or Michael’s.  All class supplies need to be purchased as soon as possible.  Only buy the supplies listed for the class your child is taking.

    Art I:   Notebook, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Markers, Ruler, Pencil Sharpener, 2-Black Sharpie Markers, Lysol All Purpose Cleaner (off brand is fine), Paper Towels, Kleenex, and (Last Name A-L) – Liquid Soap, (Last Name M-Z) – Hand Sanitizer. 

    Art II, Art III and Art IV:  Notebook, Drawing Pencils, Colored Pencils, Markers, Ruler, Pencil Sharpener, 2-Black Sharpie Markers, Lysol All Purpose Cleaner (off brand is fine), Paper Towels, Kleenex, and (Last Name A-L) – Liquid Soap, (Last Name M-Z) – Hand Sanitizer.  

    Donated Items

    If you or your business would like to donate any items, the following are items that are always needed and appreciated:  Paper Towels (very important), Liquid Soap, Tissues, Cleaning Products, Paper, and Old Magazines (school appropriate please).  Thank you for anything you can contribute.  If we all work together, this year will be a great success.