Over $15,000 Awarded t o ArtWorks
Partners in Education and ArtWorks are happy to announce they are recipients of 2020-2021 New Mexico Arts funding! The ArtWorks program was awarded funding from New Mexico Arts to support its unique arts education model in the Santa Fe Public Schools. 

ArtWorks was also awarded funds through the NM CARES emergency funding opportunity.  New Mexico Arts awarded 42 nonprofit arts organizations across the New Mexico to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the pandemic. 

In total, the ArtWorks program received over $15,000 in New Mexico Arts funding. Thank you, New Mexico Arts, for your invaluable support during this challenging time!
Books, Books, And More Books!

An exciting collection of titles from Sunstone Press!
Partners is the recipient of two recent donations that will bring new books into the hands of students.
The Bee Hive Book Project provides for the purchase of new books for children that will be distributed in coordination with the Santa Fe Public Schools summer meal program. The project is a partnership with Bee Hive Books in Santa Fe, originally created through a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Donations are being accepted to extend this program to more children. 

You can donate  here - be sure to select "Bee Hive Book Project" from the "Select a Designation" dropdown menu; or send a check to Partners in Education, PO Box 23374, Santa Fe, NM 87502 - write "Bee Hive Book Project" in the memo line.
Santa Fe publisher Sunstone Press has also donated hundreds of brand new children's books that will be distributed to all public elementary schools for classrooms and libraries. The fourteen titles, several of which are bilingual, range from "Learning to Color" to "Gypsy the Circus Dog."

SFPS Upcoming School Year
During its school board meeting on June 30th, the Santa Fe Public School District released a summary of its plan to reopen schools in the fall. A finalized plan will be publicized after teacher, parent, and student surveys are completed in the coming week.

The New Mexico Public Education Department is requiring all districts to submit their plans for reopening schools by July 15. Its guidelines call for a hybrid model, combining in-person class time with online classes. These guidelines also require schools to open at 50 percent capacity or less to ensure 6 feet of social distancing. 

With the recommendations, half the students would attend classes on campus Mondays and Tuesdays and the other half of the student body would attend Thursdays and Fridays, with Wednesdays being reserved as a designated cleaning day.

You can learn more about the plan here.

O'Keeffe Art & Leadership Summer Program

Previous Art and Leadership Program participants.
In place of the in-person Art and Leadership Program, the Education Team at The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is offering a hands-on, offline program this summer. With the program, students are able to engage with hands-on art activities and moments of self-reflection. 

ArtWorks Teaching Artists are excited to be collaborating with the O'Keeffe Education Team to remotely lead arts education lessons for the program this year! 

Participants this summer have access to art challenges, art kits, optional online professional artist studio tours, as well as an opportunity to display their art completed during the program publicly. There are 3 two-week programs which include activities that promote self-awareness and identity development for aspiring young artists and leaders. 

Similar to past years, the program is only for students who are returnees to the program, or have been nominated by their teachers this past school year. Learn more here!

Partners in Education  has been supporting teachers in our public schools for 32 years. That's all we do. We invite you to read on to see how our programs help teachers to make a difference in the community. Your donation can be directed to a specific program or to Partners in Education in general.

Have you ever seen a big yellow school bus outside the Lensic or a museum? Each year, donors like you provide the funding for buses for nearly 600 public school classes to go on  transformative educational adventures.

The Teacher Warehouse is currently closed until further notice. We will update you when we're able to reopen.

ArtWorks is an aesthetic education program that builds critical thinking skills and frees young imaginations. ArtWorks makes the arts personally meaningful to over 1,800 public school students and teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.

Through the generosity of donors like you, classroom teachers receive grants for innovative, curriculum-based projects. Partners in Education awards over $50,000 to about 60 teachers each year.  

Partners in Education also honors seven Santa Fe Public School teachers each year with the Teachers Who Inspire  awards.  

 seeks to marshal resources and create alliances 
to foster excellence in  Santa Fe's public schools. 

ArtWorks ' mission  i s to make the arts personally meaningful to children  and elementary school teachers through an integrated program of  art-making, viewing virtual or live performances and exhibits, and  achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.


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