Support and Education for Local Music and Arts (S.E.L.M.A.) presents the Learning Tree Center (L.T.C.) Elementary School (k-5) of Palm Desert. The administrators, Mr. Robert Craven, Drucilla Craven and Angela Morway, have been serving the Coachella Valley community with a respect based educational experience alongside an array of childcare options for over 33 years.
L.T.C. currently offers an enriching compilation of community based events for their students and their families. It is pleasing to report the implementation of the S.E.L.M.A. program into the Learning Tree Center school cycle, 2013-14.
The School now offers two after school art programs and two new community based events. S.E.L.M.A. founder and 2013 President, Amanda Dorta, directs a basic Music and Arts exposure program created for the first grade. S.E.L.M.A. Arts Program Director Mr. Leo Fuchs of Desert Art Classes ( leads up the second through fifth grade program: Creative Development for Children. Both programs will be held every other Friday afternoon beginning Friday the 13 of September, 2013. The school already has a full after school program schedule every Monday through Thursday. Along with this implementation of S.E.L.M.A., the L.T.C. now offers an after school activity nearly every day of the week. What an accomplishment! The two new community based S.E.L.M.A. events will be held November 22, 2013 and February 7, 2014 on L.T.C. campus grounds, 42-675 Washington Street Palm Desert, California 92211 (760) 345-8100.
Event #1 (Nov 22) is an outreach showcase of the S.E.L.M.A. community to the students and their families. Musicians, artists, and local organizations that advocate for the S.E.L.M.A. cause set up individual and group talents to offer an encouraging community experience to the families of L.T.C. The goal is to inspire and share S.E.L.M.A. support with students while utilizing a platform for community awareness and development. Students and families will have the opportunity to transact with the musicians, artists, and local organizations that provide presentations for them.
Event #2 (Feb 7), was created to provide the opportunity for students and families to showcase themselves to the S.E.L.M.A. community. This event acts as a fundraiser for the S.E.L.M.A. Program @the Learning Tree Center, Palm Desert. Similar to Event #1 in that there is much community support showcased. It’s different in that L.T.C._S.E.L.M.A. Program Art pieces and related items will be up for silent auction and raffle. We expect the presentation of various S.E.L.M.A. student and family projects that extend beyond music and art into theater production, photographs, edible goods, etc. All this is on display for us to enjoy as we support S.E.L.M.A. growth in our schools.
Inspiration stirs at the center of it all as we look forward to the new school year and prepare to provide a self-sustainable community based Music and Arts access platform. Your talent and your passion are valuable to our community.
S.E.L.M.A. is available to your music, your artistic passions, your organization or your business. We believe that we all have something to offer to the growth of Support and Education for Local Music and Arts in the Coachella Valley community. If you are interested in providing a service to the Nov 22, 2013 or Feb 7, 2014 event at the Learning Tree Center please CONTACT to become a S.E.L.M.A. member and start having fun serving your community TODAY!
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S.E.L.M.A. Mission: The main purpose of our organization is to create careers that support and nurture cultural integrity by providing a localized system of music and arts education and showcase opportunities.