“We are all born artists. … Almost everything kids do is art.”
With pride Rowntree Montessori Schools instituted the Festival of the Arts in 2007. Ever since its inception, the festival has been and continues to be a cherished and highly anticipated event by the RMS teachers, parents and most importantly the students. Our students showcase their talents in a number of art forms, whether it be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, drawing or painting. No matter the medium, they have made themselves, their parents, and their school proud of their achievements. The festival has not only motivated our students to put their best visual art work forward but it also given them the opportunity to perform their talent with their fellow students for a large audience, all while developing their confidence and self-esteem. It has encouraged them to dig deeply into a number of hidden talents. Who knows? Maybe some day they will be the Pavarotti, Picasso, or even the Gene Kelly of the 21st century!
The RMS Academy’s Ninth Annual Festival of the Arts begins on Tuesday February 17 and wraps up on Thursday February 19. During the three days of the Festival of the Arts, the Grade 1-8 students’ pieces of art are on display.
These works of visual art are then judged by anonymous judges from outside the RMS community which keeps the friendly spirit of the Festival fair for all of our artistic participants. Naturally, parents and guests are invited and encouraged to visit the Festival and enjoy the great work being done by their children as well as take in the performances of the Festival of the Arts Evening Talent Show.
The Festival of the Arts Evening Talent Show will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 starting at 6:00pm and will be repeated on Thursday, February 19, 2015 starting at 6:00pm. The evening show will feature our talented students from Grades 2 – 8 and will include a variety of acts such as vocal performances, choral performances, instrumental group and soloists performances, dance performances as well as skits and stunts. Our performers have all auditioned for the evening show and have been preparing tirelessly. The show will begin on both nights at 6:00 pm and is scheduled to conclude around 8:00 pm.
Our teachers, in particular our Art and Music teachers, are proud to invite all of our wonderful and supporting parents. Parents, other family members, students accompanied by their parents, and members of the public are all very welcome!
Prospective parents and students are particularly encouraged to attend the Festival of the Arts Evening Talent Show. Admission is free and we are looking forward to seeing you, supporting our budding artists and applauding our students and teachers! Please RSVP by Monday, February 16 by calling 905-790-3838 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Rowntree Montessori Schools’ (RMS) Academy campus is located at 3 Sunforest Drive, Brampton, Ontario in the northeast corner of Sunforest Drive and Bovaird Drive. The nearest major intersection is Bovaird Drive and Hwy 10 (Main St. / Hurontario St.).
We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you the private school community of which we are so proud.