Founded in 1915, St. Casimir’s School provides a Christ-centered
Catholic, elementary education for students in preschool through
sixth grade.

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Band and Spanish Events

The fifth and sixth grade band members have been working on some new group songs and have especially enjoyed the Japanese folk song, “Sakura, Sakura.” Our congratulations go out to Evelyn Pichardo (flute) and Stacy Adams (clarinet) who were chosen to be in the Southern Minnesota Middle Level Honor Band, which will be held in Austin, MN on Saturday, March 4th. I know they will be excellent representatives of St. Casimir’s School!

The kindergarten through sixth grade students at St. Casimir’s School have been making great progress in their Spanish lessons. The kindergarten students have learned the Spanish words for family members and are now learning about shapes. The first and second graders are learning the words for parts of the body and clothing, while the third graders are learning all about the calendar. Grades five and six continue to learn the correct terms for foods. I love when they come through the lunch line and name all of the foods in Spanish for me. It is wonderful to see them using their Spanish outside of the classroom!

~~Submitted by Mrs. Aimee Chalmers

News from Mrs. Chalmers

News from Spanish...

After learning the Spanish term for the objects in a classroom, the kindergartners have moved on to learning the correct words for the members of their family. The first and second graders are learning the terms for the parts of the body and especially love to sing, “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” in Spanish (cabeza, hombros, rodillas, dedos). The 3rd graders have continued to add to their comprehensive word list for the items in a classroom and extended family relations. The language studies of the fifth and sixth grade students have centered on foods--especially fruits and vegetables. By year’s end, the students will be able to label approximately 75 foods with the appropriate Spanish term!

News from Band…

 Following their wonderful group and solo pieces at last month’s Christmas program, the fifth and sixth grade Band members continue to learn new rhythms and notes and working together on their group Band music.   It is such a treat to hear them use and develop the gifts God has given them. I am so proud of their hard work…we are a small, but mighty group!

Notes from Band...

DSC08835Have you already placed the December 13th St. Casimir’s School Christmas Concert on your family’s calendar? If not, do so now! You won’t want to miss this spirited holiday performance that will begin at 7:00 PM in the Raimann Family Gymnasium, our school gym. In preparation for this wonderful event, the fifth and sixth grade band students have been learning new songs as well as some solo pieces.   Joining the band will be Mrs. Cindy Bixby’s Early Childhood through Grade Six students performing a wide variety of vocal and activity numbers. We hope you can join us...it will be a wonderful way to praise God with our gifts and talents of music. Plan on staying for treats and fellowship following the concert!

Submitted by Mrs. Aimee Chalmers

News from Mrs. Warner

The anticipation of Jesus' birth was present all through the Advent season, but especially in the Religion classes for the students of SCS.  When learning what they can do to prepare their hearts for His arrival, the students learned that there are many “gifts” we can give and receive, not just ones wrapped in a box with a pretty bow under the tree. The second grade students are eagerly awaiting their celebration of the sacrament of First Reconciliation.  Please join us in praying for them as they learn about confession, penance, and absolution.  Our fifth and sixth grade scientists are learning the differences between chemical and physical changes and will be moving onto a unit on energy soon.  The third grade Science students are learning about weather and how to identify and classify types of clouds.   It is good to be back from Christmas break and back in action!  Happy New Year everyone, and may we continue to bring God glory with our gifts and talents!

Turning to the Saints

During the time when the rest of the world celebrates Halloween, our Catholic Church celebrates All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd.  As part of the Catholic education offered at St. Casimir’s School, the faculty help their students discover the importance of those who have gone before us and how the prayers of the saints--mixed with their own--can be a powerful source for change in their lives. In particular, the students have been learning about the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta who is the Church’s most recent saint. During the All Saints Day Mass celebrated by Fr. Andrew Vogel, the students dressed in white robes to remind them of their hopeful future. These future saints also shared with the congregation a virtue that they would like to increase in themselves and how it will help them become more saintlike.  What a wonderful message to proclaim!
 2016 11 01 All Saints Day