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Mrs. Mary Tobolka » About Mrs. Tobolka

About Mrs. Tobolka

I am beginning my 20th year teaching at St. Patrick Catholic School, and am looking forward to an exciting year teaching art to your child.
My wish and goal for all of my students is to develop an appreciation of art, and to know that all children are artists!  Our art lessons and projects are centered around the elements of art and principles of design, as well as art history.
In addition to our classroom activities, our students participate annually in the Academic Fair On-Site Drawing contest, Gr. 1-8, the PSIA On-Site Drawing contest, Gr. 6-8, and the Catholic Schools Week Poster Contest, Gr. 1-8, consistently winning places each year. Art contests that I am notified of for the general public to participate in will be published in the monthly parent newsletter as well as in our classes.
The students always amaze me with their creative and beautiful expressions in art!  Please encourage your child to not only experience art in the classroom,but also in the world around them. Taking advantage of the wonderful and exciting exhibits at the various art museums around Dallas-Ft. Worth to further enrich your child's appreciation of art is a great way to further develop their artistic knowledge and creativity.
I attended 12 years of Catholic School education in Dallas. My college career began at Texas Tech University, culminating with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from The University of North Texas. I taught in the public education system in the Dallas area, then began my teaching career here at St. Patrick Catholic School.  It is wonderful to be able to express and practice our Catholic faith in our day to day teaching at St. Patrick with our students!
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, and especially with my three granddaughters! I also enjoy reading, being an "armchair" golfer, walking, and all sports!
Once again, teaching your children is a privilege and a joy, and I look forward to teaching them in our new school year!