Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CACS's Heart for the Arts Annual Benefit Auction and Film Festival

Creative Arts Charter School is pleased to announce its Heart for the Arts Annual Benefit Auction and Film Festival on Saturday, March 20 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Star Wars Lucasfilm Premier Theater in the Presidio. Experience a rich evening of film shorts by Creative Arts students including a Student Art Exhibition, & Silent Auction. Please join us to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Creative Arts Community while helping to raise needed funds for our stellar arts programs. Special thanks to Lucasfilm Ltd.! Purchase $20.00 tickets at www.creativeartscharter.org under Fund Raising.

8 comments:

  1. Is there any definitive word from SFUSD on where CACS will be next year and the year after? Just wondering since I saw the post . . .

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  2. CACS is staying put on Turk St for the 2010-2011 school year. Please consider checking out our cool Film festival and auction!

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  3. It is true that the director of Creative Arts was not offered that position at her contract renewal point.

    As far as giving an honest view? I guess that will change depending on whom you ask.

    As for me (CACS parent), I can say that we are going through a tough transition. I am optimistic that the school will continue to thrive. Our teachers are so talented, our parents are involved, our class size is small.

    If you have applied to Creative Arts, please don't make your decision based solely on bits of information you've seen on the internet. After the offer letters go out, please come by for an opportunity to see the teachers and students in action.

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  4. 12:45
    The Director did not resign.
    We have an awful board of directors who ignored what the majority of teachers or families of CACS wanted, and they didn't renew her contract. Luckily, we will vote all of the Board Members off the Board in May, and take steps to make sure that future boards will need a 2/3rds vote to remove sitting directors.
    It's a great school, with fantastic teachers.

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  5. frankly, sometimes the grown up community at CACS is a bit challenging, but as a CACS parent I can say that none of it has had an impact on my child's experience. she is loving it and thriving. The arts integration, project based learning, small class size, and excellent teachers are in place and they are why we are there and why we are happy and plan to stay regardless of who the director is and regardless of who is on the board.


    What you saw and loved when you toured the school is still there.

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  6. "The arts integration, project based learning, small class size, and excellent teachers are in place and they are why we are there and why we are happy and plan to stay regardless of who the director is and regardless of who is on the board."

    Truer words were never spoken (ok, well at least as far as CACS is concerned)!

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  7. I liked the director on our tour and am disappointed to hear she won't be there. I'm also disappointed that CACS will be in the same building for at least one more year. hoping that the 2011/2012 school year will look better there.

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  8. Like every school, CACS has its issues and internal dramas, however when it comes to education, I don't think CACS can be beat. And we tried. Our daughter transferred into CACS after attending another great SF pubic school.

    We transferred to CACS because:
    - we wanted a warm and gentle kindergarten environment (and beyond) where kids through play, not by sitting at a desk;
    - we wanted a school where the pressure to test (kindergarteners) constantly was off;
    - we wanted a school where the teacher had the time to get to know the kids and their families;
    - AND we wanted arts: music, visual art, and dance. Many schools simply cannot and do not offer any real art programming.

    We were caught off guard by just how welcoming the faculty and parents were - and by how devoted everyone is to making the school work. Very cooperative, very lovely, and my friends with older kids say that their kids are getting advanced scores on the standardized tests that come later.

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