P.S. Arts & Music
P.S. ARTS’ mission is to improve the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. It is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and/or visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. P.S. ARTS programs are rooted in the viewpoint that learning is a hands-on, constructive process driven by students’ prior knowledge and natural curiosity. P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists – professional artists with teaching experience – tailor arts activities to encourage learning through inquiry, experimentation, and collaboration, and focus on global mindedness and innovation. P.S. ARTS programs also emphasize the role of empathy, caring, and authenticity in effective teaching practice. Finally, P.S. ARTS programs recognize the key role of community and intergenerational engagement in building and maintaining healthy, high-performing schools. Each week, P.S. ARTS programs reach nearly 25,000 students in 13 school districts and 50+ public schools. For more information, please visit www.psarts.org.
Starting in September, all students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade receive weekly instruction in visual arts with Mr. Delgado and music with Ms. Babchenko. Both teachers bring a passion and dedication for their craft that is inspiring and motivational. Ms. Babchenko, in addition to her teaching, coordinates our yearly winter program, demonstration classes for families, fifth grade culmination, and other performances.