Elementary raised $1,450 for the Women and Children's Hospital of
Buffalo mosiac art program and presented their check live on KISS98.5
radio station at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5.
principal Claudia Panaro, teaching assistant Mandy Sampson, speech
therapist Kathy Andrews, Peyton Langworthy, a student in Mrs. Danvir's
class, Ryan Tasevski, a student in Mrs. Warthling's class and Assistant
Superintendent Mary Beth Scullion presented the check. The
students were chosen at random from among the Student Lighthouse Members
who turned their permission slips in.
colorful, smiling self-portraits of Riverview students will be part of a
huge community mosaic art piece that will become a ‘Wall of Smiles’
centerpiece in the lobby of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
scheduled to open in 2017 in the medical corridor in downtown Buffalo.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo will move there when the
building is complete.
Oishei Children's Mosaic project has teamed up with Faces of Buffalo to
use the self-portraits of Riverview students and thousands of others to
create another larger image. Up close you will be able to see each
self-portrait, but when you stand away from the image, you will see
another image. You can see other Faces of Buffalo images at www.facesofbuffalo.com/
students drew their portraits on a piece of paper that was provided by
the Oishei Foundation, a specific size with specific directions.
Students had complete design freedom to choose colors, background, if
they were smiling, surrounded by stars or even wearing a hat. The
drawing party at the school on April 8 was coordinated by speech
therapist Kathy Andrews, who had heard about the project on radio
station Kiss 98.5. Art teacher Deb Allen gave the students tips on how
to draw a portrait.
had to raise $1,000 for Children’s Hospital in order for our pictures
to be included in the permanent mosaic art piece that will be in the
main entrance of the new Children's Hospital. We exceeded that goal by
$450. We could not be more proud of our
Riverview students, families and staff for their commitment, generosity
and support for this amazing project,” said Mrs. Andrews.
are very excited about this worthwhile endeavor and to have our
portraits included in the art piece that will be in the new Children's
Hospital for many years to come,” said Mrs. Andrews. “The students
enjoyed doing this.”
staff and students of Riverview School feel especially honored to be
included as they are one of 100 schools participating in the mosaic
(at top) with their completed drawings are Mrs. Danvir's second-graders
Terence Harroun, Preston Pickard, Tyler Harkin and Peyton Langworthy.
shown working on their portraits are Simone Rouse, Corrina Bentley,
Colin Briggs and Lucas Hartman, second-graders from Mrs. Walter’s class.