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Bridge School, 55 Middleby Road, Lexington, MA 02421


ACT - Arts Created Together

Arts Created Together (ACT) is a town-wide independently-funded arts enrichment program dedicated to bringing the fine and performing arts to the students of Bridge. Programming is developed with the guidance and support of Bridge faculty to complement the curriculum at each grade-level.

Mission:

  • Introduce Bridge School children to a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from the classical-- spoken word, illustration, music and poetry to the international--Hawaiian dance and culture, Latin music and African dance.
  • Sponsor special programs like Artist workshop or in-residency-artist.
  • Sponsor the Mariachi band for the annual 4th grade Mexican Party.
  • Sponsor the 5th grade annual travel to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

The ACT programs reach and benefit every single Bridge student and are not possible without fundraisers like Square 1 Art, and the financial support from generous Bridge families who provide direct donations. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to ACT! DONATE NOW

Please contact Liliam Gomez-Martinez or Crystal Dolcimascolo with questions or to obtain more information about ACT programs.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~Pablo Picasso

Events 2015-2016:

December:

  • On December 7th, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin will perform his "Golden Rule" show for K-2 & 3-5 grades. Each show includes three age-appropriate tales with music and compelling character voices that teach how kindness works best. He will conclude each performance with a follow-up discussion. Odds Bodkin is an American storyteller, musician, and author. His original musical accompaniments on 12-string and electric guitar, Celtic harp, African thumb piano and other instruments flavor his performance tales with movie-like scores creating a cinematic experience for the imagining listener.

February:

  • On Wednesday, February 3rd, Norah Dooley, a critically acclaimed storyteller and children's author, will deliver a unique program centered on the cultures of both India and Ghana, linking her wealth of stories, folktales, and songs to Bridge's 2nd grade curriculum.

March:

  • On Wednesday, March 9th, Kindergarten and First Grade will enjoy a Pumpernickel Puppets show. John McDonough and his cast of handmade characters will present the story of The Billy Goats Gruff. After the show, John provides students with a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry of puppetry.
  • On March 21st, ACT will be sponsoring the annual 5th Grade trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

April:

  • On Friday, April 29th, Third and Fourth Grades will enjoy a program called Prismatic Magic. It is an exciting laser light performance that combines science, math, and drama with an anti-bullying message.

June:

  • On Tuesday, June 7th, 3rd grade will have a special Origami program given by Linda Perry, a former Math teacher.
  • On Wednesday, June 8th, ACT will be sponsoring the Mexican Mariachi Band for the 4th graders during their annual Mexican Fiesta.
  • On Friday, June 10th, 5th grade students will have the exciting opportunity to experience Theatre Espresso's Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre. 5th graders will supplement their study of colonial America and the Boston Massacre in a role-playing capacity. In their role as jurors, students will explore the events of the Boston Massacre through the eyes of ordinary men and women who were both shaped by and instrumental in shaping history.

Past Events from 2014-2015:

February:

  • 2nd Grade enjoyed a visit from Norah Dooley. Norah brought a Storytelling program focusing on Ghana and India.

March:

  • 5th Grade enjoyed a Theatre Espresso's performance.
  • The annual 5th Grade ACT's Sponsored Trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
  • K-1st Grade enjoyed The Billy Goats Gruff performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.

April:

  • 3rd and 4th Grades enjoyed a brand new program called Prismatic Magic. It is an exciting laser light performance that will combine science, math and drama with an anti-bullying message.
  • Marit Menzin, author and illustrator of Song for Papa Crow (a winner of the Mom's Choice Awards Gold Honor) came to Bridge to do age appropriate shows for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade.

June:

  • 3rd grade had a special Origami program given by Linda Perry, a former Math teacher.
  • Estrellas de Boston performed for the 4th graders during their annual Mexican Fiesta.

Past Events From 2013-2014:

January:

  • K-1st Grade enjoyed "The Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Lion & the Mouse" performed by the Pumpernickel Puppets.

March:

  • 2nd Grade enjoyed a visit from Robin Pease, Native American Storyteller. Robin's program engaged students through songs, language, dance, and games. Robin also included her personal path to becoming a storyteller.
  • 4th Grades enjoyed Jeff Davis' stunning musical talent. The children learned how each state in America has distinctive music that is the result of geography, immigration, and history.
  • The annual 5th Grade ACT's Sponsored Trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

April:

  • 1st Grade enjoyed a visit from Tom Foote, percussionist, composer, and teacher. Tom and his brother led Bridge's 1st graders through an interactive music session. They also shared the story of their paths to becoming musicians.
  • 3rd Grade enjoyed a visit from Giles Laroche, Artist, author, book illustrator. The students had a workshop detailing Giles' unique technique of "paper relief."

May:

  • Bridge Families enjoyed an ACT Zumba© Family Night to benefit ACT (Arts Created Together) programming efforts.

Past Events From 2012:

March:

  • Bridge Families enjoyed an ACT Zumba© Family Night to benefit ACT (Arts Created Together) programming efforts.
  • Fourth Grade, ImprovBoston Anti-Bullying Workshop.
  • The annual 5th Grade ACT's Sponsored Trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

April:

  • Third Grade visits with Author/Illustrator Giles Laroche.
  • Second Grade visits with Mohawk Storyteller Robin Pease.