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The staff and families of Beverly Park strive to create a safe, motivating, and respectful learning environment, where students realize their potential while developing academic skills through teamwork and an appreciation for the talents of all.  Beverly Park Elementary is a vibrant community of learners. The 550 students, staff, and families focus on relationship building, personal growth, and learning.

Principal

Courtney Dear Families 

I wanted to remind you again about our upcoming visit to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) for the Kehinde Wiley exhibit New Frontiers. I had the pleasure of meeting the artist at the opening event in February and hearing him interviewed about his work. If you are not familiar, Wiley creates portraits of everyday people, mostly people of color and from urban areas, with backgrounds similar to those traditionally used with royalty or for the very wealthy. He challenges our assumptions of beauty and through powerful images reminds us that every human being is worthy of being celebrated for their unique identity and experience. When I spoke to the artist about our school coming to visit, I asked him what would he talk about with our students to prepare them for seeing the work? He recommended that we ask students:

  • About the concept of Celebrity: What is a celebrity? Who decides who celebrities are? What makes celebrities different from us and how are we the same?
  • And then, about the concept of Identity: How do we present ourselves to the world every day? What makes each of us unique? How might we represent who we are in pictures, paintings and portraits?

Our teachers are learning more from SAM staff about portraiture and will be engaging students in making some portraits before the trip. We are so excited to learn together through this unique opportunity and hope to see as many of you as possible on the school visit, Mar 22, as a chaperone, or on the family visit Mar 26. If you haven’t already returned the yellow invites recently sent home please make sure your students’ teacher knows which days you can participate.

Thank you for your support!

Courtney

 

About Us

1201 South 104th Street
Seattle, WA 98168
 
Phone
206-631-3400
 
Principal
 
Office Manager
 
School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
 
Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
 
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 
Fax
206-631-3452

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