Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The art room is in need to tissues and bandaids!

If you would like to donate to the art room, please leave your donation with the front desk or have your child bring it to Ms. Seikaly in the art room!

Thank you so much!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I can not believe it is already the end of the first quarter! the time is flying by and we are in full art mode, I am excited to see the Kindergarten classes again after a 5 week brake. Some of the thing we are working on right now are-

1st grade - patterns and design
2nd grade - fall leaf designs, pumpkin patterns and art centers
3rd grade - fall leaf designs, animals in my window and patterns
4th grade - Greek temples, water color and tape designs
5th grade - Greek temples and learning about the artists Frank Stella.

I hope to be posting photos soon of the amazing work the students are doing!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

collecting boxes!

The art room is looking for boxes!
food boxes, cereal boxes, shoe boxes.
aprox. 5in x 8in x 3in.

please save your boxes and send them to the art room!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please join us for a night of fun and PANCAKES!

Please join us for ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Pancakes!




LOCATION: Ellen Thompson (front parking lot if weather permits)

Date: Thursday September 29, 2011

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

COST: $6.00 per person at the front desk

$7.00 per person at the door

(Children under 2 free)

This event is helping to rase money for the K-1 classes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

AMPT Times

New AMPT times for the year!

3rd grade 9:00-9:55
4th grade 10:00-10:55
2nd grade 11:00-11:55
Lunch 12:00-12:25
Kindergarten 12:30-1:25
1st grade 1:30 - 2:25
5th grade - 2:30-3:25

Please note the changes from last year.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome Back!!!

Hello UPA families and friends!
My name is Danielle Seikaly and I am so excited to be starting my 4th year as your students visual art teacher. I am a highly qualified teacher receiving my BFA from the collage For Creative Studies in Detroit, my MTTC from CCS and I am now working on my masters in Art Education from Wayne State University.
This year in the art room we will be covering it all! from cutting and glueing to more advanced works of mixing colors and 3D wood sculptures all while achieving the Michigan Visual Art Standards for each grade and having fun!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


On Friday the 5th grade went to the Works:Detroit Gallery to see all of the amazing elephants that school from around the city made and to see our creation with the herd.

The students did a wonderful job in such a small space. Also a big THANK YOU to the 5th grade teachers and Deon Browns mother for attending.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Art Show!

The first annual night of the arts was on Wednesday and was an amazing success!
so many people showed up for the 6th annual all school art show, poetry cafe and the 3rd graders had a recorder show case!

Thank you to every one that cam out and enjoyed the night!

Monday, May 9, 2011

At the beginning of the school year, Mrs, Tigg's class learned about the artists FRank Stella, this is the movie that we made that shows what the students learned and some facts about the artists.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not even 24 hours after i posted bout DonorsChoose.org we got our rug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all of the people that helped us get this amazing rug!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Donorschoose.org is a wonderful website and organization that helps school and teachers raise money for classroom supply's and special items that need funding.

I set up an account to get a new rug for the art room to define a space for reading and learning as a group and for sharing ideas with each other.
Please pass along the info to anyone who would be willing to help the cause and would like to help out our school.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

A new year and new lessons for all!

Kindergarten - flower and animal drawing

1st grade - we are making books for the Kindergarten class about what it is like in the first garde.

2nd - 3 more weeks and you will have art again!

3rd - stamps! we are making our own stamps.

4th - birch tree collage.

5th - wire sculptures.