Research has consistently proven that music and art education build vital critical thinking skills in children. At Silver Oak, PTO funds these programs so all our students have access to art.
Kindergarten - 3rd Grades
Arts Attack, a video-based art curriculum system, is used in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. This program is designed to teach each child how to express themselves through art and see and experience the world in different ways. The language of art, like the language of words, requires the learning of skills and concepts that will allow the free flow of expression. The goals of ARTS ATTACK are to teach the elements and principles of art and drawing in a developmental and sequential way, as well as to study the art of other artists, cultures and historical periods.
4th - 6th Grades
Upper grade students participate in two additional art programs. The PTO 4th - 6th graders' art program is managed through the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) Residency program. Students participate in a six week program with resident artist, Mr. Stuart, to learn and create their art pieces through the Studio Arts program. Teachers claim our kids will not miss school on a day that Mr. Stuart is teaching.
PTO also funds the necessary art supplies to provide each student an outstanding art experience.
Spring Art Show
Each year, the PTO looks forward to sharing a sample of each student's artwork from the art programs that are provided for each grade by your pledge drive contributions. Silver Oak's MPR is transformed into an art gallery, and masterpieces of various methods and media are proudly displayed for all families to view during Open House.