At Poe ES This Week, They’re Working with Wood, Whipping Up Crepes

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Playing, singing or writing music, creating artwork, and cooking aren’t just fun and life-enriching – the fine arts can turn into careers, too.

That’s been the message all week at Poe ES, a fine arts magnet school, where the PTO is sponsoring a Fine Arts Career Week through Friday, bringing in working artists from the community to give youngsters a chance to try everything firsthand, from woodworking to crepe-making.

“They lead the children through some type of activity that gets their brains and their hands involved in the process,” said Yasmin Kazzaz of the Poe PTO.

“Let them dabble, let them try things,” said Principal Jeff Amerson. “Along the way, hopefully they’ll find what they love to do.”

To find out more about Poe’s magnet program, visit the school’s website. The deadline for magnet applications, which can be submitted online, is December 20.