Creative Arts and Sciences

woman_reading_kids_bookThe 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.