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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News from the Band Room...

The fourth grade students began their first Band lessons in April and are off to a great start.  They know several rhythms and notes already and can play a few songs…it is very exciting!  The fifth and sixth grade Band members are working hard preparing for their band and music program on Tuesday, May 17th.  They will be playing three songs as a group, including one that has solos from each section of the band in it.  It has been a great year, and they have learned so much.  Please come and join us in the SCS gymnasium on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 PM to hear the wonderful music from the students at SCS.  Ice cream sundaes will be served after!

Greetings from Grades 3 & 4!

Although the school year is almost over, we still have plenty going on in the third and fourth grade SCS classroom, and the need for more time is always a challenge in education.  The students have continued studying the regions of the United States and are working on state reports.  For this report, the students requested information form their chosen state tourism office and are using a combination of this information and website resources to create their paper.   We are also studying economics and will learn more when we take a field trip to Paragon Bank later this week.  These topics will be combined as the students continue to learn about the interdependence of states and other countries as well as supply and demand and how jobs and budgets work. 

Weather is our topic in science where the students are learning to forecast based on daily reporting and observation with our weather lab. The lab has an anemometer for wind speed, a wind vane and compass for wind direction and a thermometer. We look up the daily barometric pressure on a local conditions weather site. All of these factors, along with identification of cloud types, are helping the students hone their prediction-making abilities. We will be learning about storms and what to do in case of tornadoes, lightning, etc. Since our severe weather season has started a little earlier than usual, the timing for these lessons is right on track!

All of the kindergarten through sixth grade students are participating in the NWEA tests at this time of the year.  The third and fourth grade students will be tested in Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science. We continue to read and discuss stories, learn new vocabulary words, work on writing skills and correcting grammar mistakes.   The students have learned a lot all year, and they have skills they will use and take with them the rest of their lives.   They may not always realize this, but it all works toward the “big picture.”

The fourth grade students have begun band lessons. One of the students is learning to play the trumpet, and the other student is learning to play the flute. This is a new and exciting opportunity for them. All K-6 students are practicing for the Spring Music Program which will occur on May 17th beginning at 7:00 PM in our school gymnasium. The Music students will sing and play bells, recorders and boom whackers and the band students will perform several numbers. They all continue to impress me with their talents. Please feel free to join us for a wonderful evening!

~~Submitted by Mrs. Cindy Bixby

Join Us for Celebrate with the Saints!

Celebrate with the Saints draws every closer and brings something for everyone!  This family-focused annual fundraiser is right around the corner--beginning at 5:00 PM on April 9th in the school's gymnasium.  And have we got a quality line up for you!  For the sports enthusiast, how about a MN Gopher yard game or a portable basketball stand?  Need a baby gift or decorating a nursery?  A Minions-themed trunk or a butterfles and flowers basket may be just what you need!  Working in the garage?  How about your choice of quality socket sets or portable scaffolding?  Looking for a night out?  A shrimp boil or tickets to the Chanhassen sound perfect!  All this and much, much more is waiting for you at Celebrate with the Saints!  See you soon!

Scrip and Mother's Day

With Mother's Day right around the corner, have you already purchased that perfect gift for Mom?  If not, we have a great idea for you--Scrip!  Scrip cards come in several denomations to many of your mother's favorite stores as shown in the Scrip link shown below.  It's the perfect gift--no guessing sizes or color!  Scrip is sold following the Sunday Mass at St. Casimir Church or online.  If you would like to learn more, click the link below or call the Scrip chairperson, Kristi Koziolek, at 507-383-3431. 

Scrip Purchasing--Now Easier Than Ever!

For those who are not familiar with our Scrip program, it serves as a wonderful avenue for school supporters to raise funds for the school through the purchase of "Scrip" gift cards from participating vendors.  In purchasing a Scrip card, you would not spend any additional funds than what you would normally spend on your everyday purchases--the school receives funds from the participating stores!  With a "Quick Link" to the Scrip order form located on our home page, it is now very easy to access a current order form for this fundraising program. 

Scrip chairperson Kristi Koziolek would also like to share the Scrip website to better introduce it to those who have not yet participated in this program.  The website can be accessed at:  scrip-explained.  To enroll, you will also need this enrollment code:  EL9F81B84L764.  If you would like to order your Scrip online, you will also need to set up a Presto Pay account.  This information may be accessed on the Scrip site under “Family Ordering” and then “Pay Online with Presto Pay”.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristi at 507-383-3431.  Thank you for your Scrip purchases in support of St. Casimir's School!