The Creative Arts and Sciences Committee (CASC) provides curriculum-related enrichment programs in Newton elementary and middle schools.
The PTOs in each school fund these programs. It is the single biggest line-item of the PTO annual budget! Programs align with Common Core State Standards, Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Newton curriculum, system-wide goals and core values. Programs enrich student experiences in Art, English Language Arts, History and Social Sciences, Music, Physical Education, and the Sciences.
The committee is comprised of a citywide director who is on the staff of the Newton Public Schools and a dedicated corps of parent volunteers from each elementary and middle school. With input from teachers, CASC volunteers (from the Horace Mann PTO) choose appropriate programs and make all the arrangements necessary to bring them into the schools.
Following are the confirmed presenters and dates for the school year for Horace Mann; we hope you and your student(s) enjoy these programs and take the time to talk about them as they take place. If you have any questions about the program, please contact either your teacher, or the PTO Board.
Check back soon for the 2017-2018 CASP PRESENTATIONS!
|Anna Alter||10/15/15||2nd Grade|
|Native American Perspectives||10/19/15||3rd Grade|
|Ralph Masiello||10/22/15||1st Grade|
|Brooks Matthewson : Ecology of Trees||10/28/15||3rd Grade|
|New England Aquarium (TidePools!)||11/6/15||Kindergarten|
|Tanglewood Marionettes||1/6/2016||K and 1st Grade|
|Brian Lies||1/28/2016||4th Grade|
|Len Cabral||3/3/2016||2nd Gade|
|Science Discovery Museum: Physical Changes of Matter||3/14/2016||3rd Grade|
|Wingmasters||3/17/2016||1st and 5th Grades|
|Visit from Ghana||4/8/2016||2nd Grade|
|The Recorder goes to School||4/15/2016||3rd Grade|
|Science Discovery Museum: Rocks & Minerals||5/19/2016||4th Grade|
|Birgit DeWeerd the Beekeeper||5/20/2016||2nd Grade|
|Dan Perlman||6/1/2016||4th Grade|
|Suzy Kline (Author)||6/2/2016||2nd and 3rd Grades|
|Kemp Harris||6/9/2016||K and 1st Grade|
|Science Discovery Museum: Bubbles||6/16/2016||Kindergarden|