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Join us this Thursday at 7pm

March is “Arts in Our Schools” Month, so it’s a perfect time to advocate to #PROTECTARTSEDNOW with School Boards making budget decisions for Fall 2021.

Join other Arts Ed champions for this Campaign Meeting to check in on how things are going, share stories and swap peer advice.

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SEL Day 2021 - March 26th

The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite you to join us in celebrating the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021. Our theme this year is Building Bonds, Reimagining Community. Have you signed up yet?


NEW this year—earn badges for every activity you complete. Even a single action can make a big difference. We are so excited to see all your great energy coming together collectively to showcase, promote, advocate for and support SEL! Here's a look at our current leaderboard.
Call for Artwork!
A Virtual Art Exhibit for SELday!

All NJ Students Can Participate

Theme: Building Bonds - Reimagining Community Through Equity
Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus

Join us to celebrate the winners of the South Jersey Scholastic Art Awards!
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, and Appel Farm hosts artists from Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties in New Jersey may participate in the South Jersey Art Region.
Youth Art Month
Please help support AENJ's Youth Art Month program by completing an online endorsement. It takes less than a minute! Y our participation is greatly appreciated! 

Join us in celebrating 2021 Youth Art Month! This year's YAM Theme is "Art Connects Us." We would love to learn about your students, their artwork, and how art has allowed them to connect with others, an artist, an art history movement, or even with themselves. Fill out the google form to participate. **Please note, by sharing pictures of your student and their work, you affirm that the parent/guardian has given consent for the student's image and artwork to be shown on the internet and social media sites. This will be featured on our instagram, blog, and twitter accounts. Last names will not be used**

Let's hear it, NJ!!! How do you plan to celebrate Youth Art Month? What special events are you planning on hosting? Are you planning any art activities within your community? Are you hosting any art-related PD (virtual instruction) sessions for your colleagues? Are you planning an art show for parents? We want to recognize you and your accomplishments! Fill out the google form to participate.

We are utilizing mostly digital and virtual media formats, and are featuring these items on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aenjyam/

Music in Our Schools Month
2020–2021 Music In Our Schools Month®
Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) takes a new tack this year, focusing on lessons for fourth-graders that help them learn elements of music through some classic children’s songs. The lessons and songs, however, can be shared at many levels. All are available without charge to teachers for their use during MIOSM and beyond.
All lessons are Copyright ©2020 by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Mark your calendar for March 29 at 7:00 PM EDT, the Young Composers Concert featuring the Akropolis Reed Quintet performing the work of winning student composers from the NAfME 2020 competition. Register today!

MIOSM® Resources
Theatre in Our School Month
Thespian Spirit Week! March 1-7
Kick off TIOS by sharing your theatre education story. Use #TIOS21
Thespians: Show your Thespian pride and join the fun on Instagram with the Thespian Spirit Week photo challenge hosted by your ITO. Follow @thespiansociety for details.

Saturate Your School Week! March 8-14
Use announcements, displays, school media, and special presentations to the student body and faculty at your school or within your local school district.

Cover Your Community Week! March 15-21
Be present with displays and presentations in libraries and public spaces, stores, and contact radio, TV, newspapers, and online community sites/blogs/pages about your TIOS activities.

Equip Elected Officials Week! March 22-28
Make Your Voice Heard!
Speak up for the value of theatre education by meeting virtually with your legislators. 
Join this special event for TIOS' Equip Elected Officials week and Arts ARE Education Capitol Hill Month. www.schooltheatre.org/advocacy/capitol-hill-week

Atlantic County
Bergen County
May 10-14, 2021 | Virtual | Bergen County Teen Arts Website
Burlington County
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Camden County
| To Be Determined | Camden County Teen Arts Website
Cape May County
April 21, 2021 | Virtual | Cape May County Teen Arts Website
Cumberland
April 21, 2021 | Virtual | Cumberland County Teen Arts Website
Essex County
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Gloucester
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
| To Be Determined | Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Mercer County
| To Be Determined | Mercer County Teen Arts Website
Middlesex County
March 17, 2021 | Virtual | Middlesex County Teen Arts Website
Monmouth County
April 28-30, 2021 | Virtual | Monmouth County Teen Arts Website
Morris County
May 14, 2021 | Virtual | Morris County Teen Arts Website
Ocean County
March 22-23, 2021 | Virtual | Ocean County Teen Arts Website
Passaic County
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Salem County
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time
Somerset County
| To Be Determined | Somerset County Teen Arts Website
Sussex County
| To Be Determined | Sussex County Teen Arts Website
Union County
| To Be Determined | Union County Teen Arts Website
Warren County
Due to COVID-19, no information is available at this time

State Teen Arts Festival
Important Dates!
March 1, 2021 - Registration Opens for the 2021 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival
June 1-3, 2021 - New Jersey State Virtual Teen Arts Festival
@NJTeenArts #NJTeenArts

June 1, 2 & 3 | Virtual | New Jersey State Teen Arts Website
Dance in Our Schools
Students and teachers will have an opportunity to network, participate in live adjudications, summer program auditions, and technique classes taught by leading NJ Dance Professionals.  

March 1 @ 10:30 am (1st Monday of the month) Advocacy
March 9 @ 10:30 (2nd Tuesday of the month) Business of Dance
March 17 @ 4 pm (3rd Wednesday of the month) Dance Education
March 25 @ 4 pm (4th Thursday of the month) IN ACTION Field
Don't forget to share on social media how you are celebrating in your school and tag us @ArtsEdNJ be sure to use #ArtsEdNow #NJArtsSchoolsMonth.
Using those hashtags will automatically have you featured in our feed at www.artsednow.org.

Arts Ed in Bloom Campaign - March to June 2021
Highlighting the Value and Need for arts in our schools. Showcasing the creativity and resilience of our arts students and teachers.
Arts Ed NJ | www.artsednj.org