Principal’s Welcome

January 25, 2011

Dear PS 102 Parents and Families,

I am very excited to announce that this spring PS 102 will celebrate the cultural diversity of our school community with the installation of a public art mural in our schoolyard.  Over the next couple of months, you and your children will have opportunities to contribute to the mural’s design.  On several Saturdays, beginning April 30, your family will be invited to help prepare and paint the walls under the direction of local artist, Sam Wisneski, with additional assistance from  the Storefront Art Center and our PTA Arts Committee.

To maximize the contribution of our 1,200 students, we are asking you to send in something that represents what “Welcome” means to you and your children no later than Friday, February 11.  The item may reflect your culture, place of birth, neighborhood customs, favorite games and activities, family traditions, artistic preferences, or anything else of significance to your family.  Examples include:

  • Family photos
  • Favorite game or food (description or pictures if possible)
  • Celebration/party  traditions
  • An original drawing, sculpture, collage
  • Favorite quote, greeting or family saying
  • T-shirt slogans
  • A poem or song lyrics
  • A short story or essay
  • Anything else that reflects how you would welcome a guest into your home.

Please have your child include 3-5 sentences explaining the item’s significance and why it should be represented on the mural.  Be sure the item is labeled with your child’s name and class so that it can be properly returned.    Thank you for your participation!  Don’t forget to check for regular mural announcements and updates.


Theresa Dovi


About ps102mural

PS 102 is a public elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, with 1,200 students in grades K-5. In 2011, our school administration, parents, students, faculty, and local artists and volunteers collaborated on a public art mural to celebrate our school's extraordinary diversity. Visit us online at View all posts by ps102mural

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