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Todd Elementary School Unveils Mural At Art, Music Festival

Todd Elementary School unveiled its new mural project at its art and music festival.
Todd Elementary School unveiled its new mural project at its art and music festival. Photo Credit: Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – Todd Elementary School unveiled its new mural at its annual art and music festival held May 27.

Each student in the elementary school contributed to the yearlong project unveiled at the festival, which showcased some of the work students completed during the 2014-2015 school year. The mural was unveiled in the hallway, with each tile representing the school’s “Habits of Mind” themes, including stewardship, peace, sustainability and the Golden Rule of Todd School.

“The kids worked very hard on [the tiles], and I think they came out phenomenal,” said Briarcliff Manor Board of Education President Jennifer Rosen. Todd art teacher Paul Villaneuva said the mural was truly a collaboration.

“This project is symbolic of the community and our school,” said Villaneuva. “This was an all-encompassing project by our students, who never cease to amaze me with what they are able to complete.”

The mural will be on display indefinitely, giving the student-artists the ability to show off their hard work even after they have left Todd Elementary. The festival also gave students the chance to show their families other works of art they completed this year, including fourth-graders’ photorealistic drawings and paintings, fifth-graders’ printmaking and third-graders’ block printing.

The fourth- and fifth-grade artwork included QR codes, which family members could read with their mobile devices to view corresponding online glogs (virtual posters) that the students had created.

The event concluded with a piano recital by Todd NYSSMA students and the fifth-grade spring concert.

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