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Brassicas Month

posted Dec 5, 2019, 1:04 PM by Tracy Hayslip

November was "brassicas" month in Maine, that means it was time to celebrate kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower! During November, students had opportunities to taste those veggies during lessons in our school garden and classroom, through the cafeteria's lunch menu, during class visits with Maine SNAP-ED, and during school-wide taste tests in the cafeteria with our FoodCorps Service Member. We collected students votes during the cafeteria taste tests to help inform you as parents, our future cooking lessons, taste tests, and our school's lunch menu. 

Broccoli Salad: Broccoli, mayonnaise, lemon juice, maple syrup, raisins
Loved it: 100
Liked it: 34
Tried it: 41 

Kids said, "I thought I didn't like broccoli ... but I LOVE this!" "I think I know what I'm asking for with dinner tonight" 

Kale Apple Salad: Kale, diced apple, lemon juice, maple syrup, oil, salt. 
Loved it: 110 
Liked it: 32
Tried it: 42 

Kids liked "the crunchy apples" and "the sweet and lemon-y taste of the dressing" 

Our School at Special Olympics

posted Nov 20, 2019, 6:54 AM by Tracy Hayslip   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 6:55 AM ]

Please check out this article and this picture from it featuring a smiling face from CASS!

Guests for Lunch

posted Nov 18, 2019, 8:57 AM by Tracy Hayslip


On Wednesday Miss Storer and Mrs. Brita's classes hosted a meal for Tall Pines and The Birches. The students have been learning in the garden since the fall, saving herbs and seeds and learning how to cook. For the meal, the students sent invitations, chopped vegetables for a vegetable herb soup, shaped bread rolls, and made tables arrangements to make the space nice. They even made thank you cards for the folks who came. 

Special thanks to all the passionate students, the dedicated teachers, staff, administrators, and our FoodCorps service member who made this meal possible! 

Holiday Feast

posted Nov 13, 2019, 7:25 AM by Tracy Hayslip

On Thursday Nov. 21st Barbara, Paula, and Vicky from the cafeteria are whipping up a home-cooked holiday meal! Family and guardians of CASS students are invited to attend. Look in your child's home folder or backpack for this Holiday Meal Invitation for Thursday Nov. 21st during lunchtime in the cafeteria. Please return the RSVP slip with your child by Nov. 14th so cafeteria staff can plan accordingly. Thank you!


Forest 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

Ocean 11:00 - 11:30  a.m. 

Grades 2/3 11:30 - 12 p.m. 

Grade 4 12:00 -12:30 p.m. 

Grade 5 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Literary Buffet

posted Nov 5, 2019, 11:34 AM by Tracy Hayslip

The CASS literary buffet was a perfect fusion of fun with food and literature, and this fall in the library we had spooky snacks for the kids, halloween and fall themed books to explore, and our librarian Kristen Byrer did a hilarious reading of "Creepy Carrots" by Aaron Reynolds. Thanks to 
Hannaford SupermarketsKristen Byrer, Kristy Raymond, Shannon Coombs, and our FoodCorps service Malia. Have a spooky day! 

Tall Pines Visits our Garden

posted Oct 2, 2019, 8:19 AM by Tracy Hayslip

Residents from Tall Pines came to the CASS school for a mystery ride garden tour. 2nd grade students at CASS showed them around the garden, and shared the abundance of the garden by bringing them different items to take home and explore such as herb leaves, carrots, peppers, squash, and flowers! 

Health and Wellness

posted Sep 5, 2019, 9:31 AM by Tracy Hayslip

 
These foundational needs are important to us, and we want to make you aware of our Wellness Policy. You will find a link to the policy here: STUDENT WELLNESS, NUTRITION, AND FOOD SALES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

Sprout Scouts Summer Garden Camp!

posted Jun 5, 2019, 7:18 AM by Tracy Hayslip

Last week your child received an application for our experiential summer garden and nature camp to take home. If you missed it, e-mail or stop by the CASS office to ask for an application! Space is limited, please send application by June 10th. 

DATE: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, July 9th– July 31st
TIME: 12 - 2 p.m. 
LOCATION: CASS Garden
COST: Free!

Register or FMI: Contact Malia Demers, FoodCorps Service Member, mdemers@rsu71.org

Garden Work Day

posted May 16, 2019, 9:53 AM by Tracy Hayslip


Spring Seed Sale

posted Mar 29, 2019, 9:41 AM by Tracy Hayslip   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 9:41 AM ]



Below is the link to the FedCo seed sale. Please turn in orders with money by April Break: Thursday April 11th. Funds raised are used to field trips and enrichment programs at CASS.

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