Parent Teacher Association
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CSES PTA Cultural Arts Program – Cultural Arts Assemblies and Artist-in-Residence

The CSES PTA Cultural Arts Program provides enrichment to the MCPS curriculum by exposing our students to a variety of cultural arts topics via cultural arts assemblies and an artist-in-residence.

Cultural Arts Assemblies
(Contact Jenny Spreitzer - jspreitzer@gmail.com or Kim Kuehl - kimberlykuehl@me.com with questions or ideas!)
Students attend assembly performances throughout the school year, typically four or five, lasting approximately 45-60 minutes in length. The cultural arts’ performers provide education and inspiration to our students in numerous subject areas, as the PTA strives to expose students to a wide variety of performing groups. Parents are always welcome to attend the assemblies which are communicated to the CSES community in advance via the weekly online e-newsletter. For scheduling info, check out our PTA e-calendar link on our homepage. For a glimpse at the past, here are recaps of the past two years:

Multi-instrumentalist Curtis Blues: "The African Roots of American Music."
A-cappella singing group Green Envy
Mary Ann Jung of History Alive! presented "Clara Barton, Red Cross Angel"
Mindfulness Assemblies presented by expert Laurie Cameron
Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon and Wytold performed an innovative take on the hip hop art
“Heroes in Stories” by Mark Nobleman, Mutts Gone Nuts
“Everyone Belongs” by Paul Hadfield
Adventure Theatre ATC Anti-Bullying Plays
Cello Fury, History Alive!
Reptile World
Anansegromma of Ghana - This project benefits the American Childhood Cancer Organization.
and many many more!

Artist-in-Residence Program
(Contact Christine Fleming - theflemings1@mac.com or Erin Claxton - erin.worley@gmail.com for more information. )
Every year, the PTA also supplements the MCPS curriculum with an Artist-in-Residence program which provides longer-term enrichment to our students. This longer-term program focuses on one segment of the student population or the entire student body. In past years, the PTA has welcomed artists, poets, storytellers, authors, and musicians.
(Contact Kim Kuehl with questions or ideas!)

Artist in Residence: Kevin Reese of School Sculptures

Artist in Residence: Mary Ann Jung of History Alive


Carderock Springs Elementary School
7401 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817  |  240-740-0540