On Feb. 26, students in grades K-6
at Manor Oaks School picked up paintbrushes and donned smocks to
collaborate on a unity mural. The mural is the culminating project with
East Hampton author/illustrator Joyce Raimondo, who visited the school
in January to prep for the mural. The mural painting was also made
possible with the support of the Manor Oaks PTA.
Small groups from
each class visited the art room to work on the mural, which has the
words “Manor Oaks Cardinals Fly Together” across the top.
Raimondo plans to add the finishing touches soon, with the mural set to be installed in early March.
creation of the unity mural supports the school’s work within the
district's Portrait of a Learner, through which all students have an
educational experience preparing them to be effective lifelong learners
and contributors by engaging in lessons that foster collaboration,
empathy, communication, innovation and a learner's mindset, as well as
technology and media literacy. This mural painting experience is just
one of many examples that supports the Portrait of a Learner.