Welcome Casa Families! (Sept. 4-7)

This Week:

Welcome to your very first Casa Weekly Website Post for the 2018/2019 school year!  This is a place where the Casa teachers will share information regarding your child’s week, provide reminders for the following week, and share any tips we think you may find helpful. You will receive an e-mail notification when these posts are updated each Friday. We will also add photos to the classroom web pages each week but a notification will not be sent.  We are still working on a way to archive last year’s photos and will hopefully have a solution for this next week.

We were happy to welcome 21 new students into the Casa community this week!  Our new friends spent the week becoming familiar with their new classrooms, meeting new classmates, and learning their first lessons!

Next Week:

We can’t wait for our returning Casa students to come back to school on Monday!  Files containing communication books, a list of important dates, as well as our classroom schedule will all be sent home on Monday.  Please remember to initial the communication book each day to let us know you have seen our notes.

A reminder that Wednesday morning will be our first Phys. Ed class outside.  Students will leave their backpacks and files in the foyer and shake their teacher’s hand before heading straight outside.

On Friday morning we are having a special guest come in to make apple sauce with the children!

Tip of the Week:

Labeling your child’s clothing and belongings is extremely helpful for teachers to identify what items belong to each student.  This includes backpacks, jackets, shoes…you name it!  Tip: Sharpie Markers work well on labels, as well as making Duct tape labels. “Mabels Labels” is also a wonderful company to order fun personalized labels for your children’s belongings.

Casa News: Week of June 11 – 15

This Week:  It has been a quiet week in the building with the older students gone at camp but our Casa students have been taking advantage of the extra space AND responsibilities. They have been watering ALL the trees, feeding the elementary class pets and practicing yoga in the elementary classrooms!


Tip of the Week and next week: PLEASE READ EMAIL ABOUT NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE and plan accordingly.

We would love to see all families at the KMS year end picnic 🙂

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Happy Father’s Day!

Casa News: Week of June 4-8

This Week:  Casa students started the week off creating a  fresh & super healthy green smoothie in Casa Cooks!  The students utilized their kitchen skills learned throughout the year and got right to work cutting, chopping, washing, and grating fruits and vegetables.  Enjoy this delicious recipe below 🙂

Groovy Green Smoothie

*green grapes                                                                                                                                          * cucumber                                                                                                                                                * kiwi                                                                                                                                                              * celery                                                                                                                                                        * granny smith apples                                                                                                                          * 1 cup of ice

Blend ingredients in a blender and enjoy!


Tip of the Week: Sunhats! With the increasing sunshine and even on cloudy days comes harmful UV rays. Please make sure to send a sunhat to school with your child every day and/or keeping an extra hat in their backpack is also a good idea.

Happy Weekend!


Middle School T-Shirts

Dear KMS Parents,
The Middle School class is in the midst of preparing and organizing our Micro-Economies. One of the initiatives we have taken on is designing and selling T-shirts to the KMS community. Our prices will estimate to $20 dollars. Attached to the bottom of this email is a form to fill out for details on your shirt order if you wish to purchase one. Thank you so much for supporting our program.

Casa News: May 7 – 11

This Week:  

Both Casa classrooms have been enjoying doing their work outside in the nice weather! Casa North has set up their “outdoor classroom” in the backyard, which the children have access to through their back door. Casa South children have been choosing to do work on the picnic table out front and on the small tables accessed through their side door. We are so lucky to have these opportunities!

Next Week: 

The Expressive Art Show is here! Please plan to walk the halls and admire art work from all of our students, Casa to Middle School.


Next Friday is a P.A Day and a long weekend! Yay!

Casa News: April 30 – May 4

This Week:  

Casa students have been loving this wonderful Spring weather! We did some sunshine dancing and Outdoor Yoga for gym this week and are grateful for the sun and warmth that is finally here!

Next Week: 

If nice weather continues, stay tuned for communication about Friday afternoon outings to Burnham Woods  in May!


In Casa we are continuously fostering a quiet volume in the classroom. When adults model this calm voice the children then reflect this in their own voices and volume. Please help us to support this notion at home in order to practice mindful communication. Many thanks for your support!


Casa News: April 23-27

This Week:  

Casa students had a fun week continuing to prepare for Expert Day and keeping busy with their classroom work. With the Expressive Arts show fast approaching, students have been creating all sorts of beautiful art!

Next Week: 

Monday is Expert Day!


Even though much of Peterborough is finally drying up, the backyard at KMS is still quite wet and muddy.  Please continue to send your children to school with rubber boots and splash pants if they are kids who love the mud!


Casa Weekly Update: April 3-6

This week:

Another short week but full of lessons, work and mud!

Next week:

We are learning how to measure in Casa cooks this month! Any time your child can help at home to practice is helpful 🙂

Tip of the week:

Spread the word to friends and family that we have an Open House for the public on Saturday from 10-12 . They can come check out our school and speak to staff about programming and enrollment 🙂

Casa Weekly Update: March 26-30

This Week: 

Casa students have been having an Easter Egg-stravaganza this week! We have been crafting Easter nests, creating eggs with water colour paints, hunting for Easter eggs in our backyard and dying Easter eggs au natural! Using ginger, turmeric, blueberries and beets we created beautiful shades of Spring! Casa South welcomed 3 new friends to the classroom. Ask your child if they know their names 🙂

This has been an egg-citing time and we wish you all a lovely & safe holiday weekend!

Next Week:

Reminder- Monday, April 2  is Easter Monday and the school will be closed.

Tip of the Week:

With warmer temperatures coming and going, our backyard is thawing and becoming quite mucky. With this thaw comes lots of puddles and mud! Please send your child to school with rubber boots and splash pants/snow pants depending on the weather.  Also, please know that even though teachers give children many reminders to not play in the mud or water, sometimes children explore! A reminder that very muddy clothing may be found at the back north doors. Hoppy Spring!