Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chaffee Trail Elementary Quilt Wins Award Again!

Congratulations to the students at Chaffee Trail as their entry into the Superintendent's Book of the Month Quilt Contest won a 3rd place award in the community vote. That means visitors to the fair who came out to see the 30+ quilt display, placed their vote for our quilt as their favorite. We also won a merit award ribbon from the panel of judges. Thanks to all who supported our school!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote for our Quilt!

It's that time of year again - time for the Superintendent's Book of the Month Quilt Contest displayed at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair. This year's book is "Sophie's Masterpiece," a story about a spider who was an artist! Please support Chaffee Trail's art program by visiting the fair and voting for our quilt. It can mean $$$ money for art supplies and visiting artists for our school. Check out this video for details!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome To A Brand New Year Of Art Learning!

We have started another exciting year of art learning at Chaffee Trail Elementary School. Fifth grade students started learning about our "Artist In The Spotlight," Michelangelo! We discussed all the wonderful masterpieces created by Michelangelo including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In this photograph, you can see students drawing on papers taped to the underside of our art tables so they could fell what Michelangelo must have felt creating art at such an odd angle. They were also very interested to learn that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles share the names of 4 famous Renaissance artists: Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. They were especially surprised that the artists lived BEFORE the Ninja Turtles were created! I guess I'm teaching them SOMETHING! (sigh)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

School Theme Painting

The new theme painting has been unveiled! The 2009-10 theme, "Surf to Success" is featured in this years circular painting celebrating academic successes at Chaffee Trial. Each year a new edition is added to complete our collection. What will next year's theme be? Stay tuned as the announcement is coming very soon!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Teacher of the Year Announcement 2009-10

Better late than never! Here is how they made the announcement that Mrs. Woodlief was Chaffee Trail's Teacher of the Year. It is a tradition to "crown" the winner in a surprise visit.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Born to Wild About Art

Click the play button once in the middle of the screen to begin the video.

Red Yellow Blues

Kindergarten learns about color theory in art class! Kindergartener's learn a song with visual cues to learn about the primary colors- red, yellow and blue. Incorporating music and dance is just another way to make learning fun.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Congratulations to Chaffee Trail 3rd grader Haleigh G. who created this beautiful tropical fish using tempera paint and oil pastels. Haleigh won an "Award of Excellence" in the Florida Art Education Association's digital Art Exhibition 2009 - 10. A copy of her painting now hangs in our states capital in Tallahassee. We are very proud of Haleigh!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

FREE Tuesdays at the Cummer Art Museum

Did you know that Cummer is FREE for everyone on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m? What a great family outing!

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is located at 829 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida, just minutes from I-95. The Museum and its award-winning education center, Art Connectionsoccupy adjacent buildings overlooking the three acres of The Cummer Gardens. The entire museum campus is situated on the banks of the St. Johns River.

Creativity Timeline

Picture Perfect

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mrs. Woodlief's New Art Assistant

Mrs. Woodlief has a new art assistant! His name is Arturo Pierre and he has lot's to say about the "Artist in the Spotlight" in the Chaffee Trail art classes. Arturo is both italian (on his mother's side) and part french (on his father's side) "That," chuckles Mrs. Woodlief, "explains your really bad accent!" Arturo is anxious to meet all the Chaffe Trail students soon in art class so he can tell you stories about many famous artists.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Art Opportunity for Chaffee Trail Students!


Create your masterpiece with us!

Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 14, 2010 – First Coast families are invited to show their creativity at JaxParks’ next installment of the Arts on the Go series at Murray Hill Art Center. This free art event offers hands-on activities including drawing, painting and crafting. Art instructors will be on hand to assist. Participants are encouraged to take their creations home to display and enjoy.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 29

6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Murray Hill Art Center

4327 Kerle St. -- 32205

Arts on the Go is a two-hour program that travels monthly to parks and community centers throughout Duval County. The programs goal is to introduce families to various forms of art. It also provides an opportunity for families and neighbors to join for an evening of free entertainment and fun. Art instructors work with the participants to expand their experience and offer instruction.

For more information on events and activities hosted by JaxParks, call (904) 630-CITY or visit us

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another Prize Winning Quilt From Chaffee Trail

Congratulations to the Quilt Team at Chaffee Trail.
Again, our school was recognized at the January '09 DCPS board meeting for our outstanding quilt based on the Superintendent's Book of the Month. this year, our quilt earned an honorable mention ribbon from the judges at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair. Our quilt is displayed in the front office so stop by to see this beautiful, entirely hand-stitched masterpiece created by Chaffee Trail students. Thanks so all our Chaffee family and friends for supporting us in this annual project.