Wrapping Up 2020
With the first few coatings of snow as our guide, we are headed to the close of 2020. The changing of seasons reminds us that nothing is permanent, and with that, new possibilities germinate underfoot.

While the last day of this semester is within reach for students, Partners continues to support our students and is looking ahead to next year's opportunities. Thank YOU for joining us on what's been quite the journey in 2020!
Support Arts Education!
Did you know that over 1,800 Santa Fe Public School students experienced the joy of ArtWorks last year?

And this year, ArtWorks is continuing to provide critical arts education - virtually - to over 80 classes in their online classrooms.

This is a time when students need connection with our community more than ever. And ArtWorks teaching artists are providing these special bright spots to our students this year!

Donate today and bring the richness of Santa Fe’s arts community into the Santa Fe Public Schools!
ArtWorks teaching artist Claire LaRose teaching a Word Play lesson at Gonzales Community School
in February 2020.
Navigating Online Classrooms
Join ArtWorks for a public workshop on Wednesday, December 9th, from 4-5:30pm.

In the Tech Platforms Workshop, you’ll learn tips about preparing and presenting in the online classroom, as well as best methods for uploading and sharing work.

Open to the public, but space is limited!

This workshop is generously funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department through CARES funding to support artist professional development responding to COVID-19/Workforce Development.
Pastel drawing by Ren Sloane (Kindergarten),
Tesuque Elementary School.
SOS Fund: $35,000 Strong!
As you know, the Support Our Students (SOS) Project is raising funds to help families who can't afford internet service and school supplies.

But the number of families requiring this service has increased from 200 to 600, and we need your support to ensure all families have the internet access they need.

Follow the link below, and be sure to designate "Support Our Students Project" from the drop-down menu.  

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and several private donors for their generous donations!
Back to Remote Learning
As of November 20th, Santa Fe Public Schools resumed an all-remote learning model. This decision was made in response to rising COVID cases in Santa Fe county.

The decision also adheres to the guidelines established by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Image from ArtWorks workshop prior to 2020.
What Else Do We Do?

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 a resource for teachers to "shop" for free and take great things back to their classrooms. Local businesses and individuals donate office supplies, art supplies, books, and more.  

Due to the pandemic, 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. 
The Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools seeks to marshal resources and create alliances to foster excellence in Santa Fe's public schools.

The mission of ArtWorks is 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.