Date: July 3-July 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Early drop-off and early/late pick-up options available)
C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro Attivitą Scolastiche Italiane), in cooperation with the Eliot Innovation School and the Office of the Education Director of the Italian Consulate is proud to sponsor its fourth Full Immersion Italian Summer Camp for students ages 4-10.
The camp is a great opportunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them excited about language learning. Learning a foreign language provides many benefits: from experiencing new cultures to gaining the skills needed to succeed in today’s world. The camp will be full of fun activities that will prove to be a blast for all children!
Location: Eliot K-8 Innovation School
16 Charter Street
Boston, MA 02113
IMPARIAMO L’ITALIANO! The Education Committee, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Boston, CENTRO ATTIVITA SCOLASTICHE ITALIANE (C.A.S.IT), is pleased to invite those who wish to learn the beautiful Italian language to enroll in a new adult education program. You may choose to take Level 1 for beginners or Level 2 for more experienced speakers of Italian. Both classes run for 10 sessions. Italian instructors will prepare you for travel to Italy and/or simply enjoying speaking and writing in the beautiful Italian language.
Schedule Evening classes. Day classes and private tutoring can be arranged.
Classes are taught by professional educators of Italian heritage and will be held at:
37 Water St., Unit 4
For additional information, call (781) 640-3637
Or e-mail Steven Maio at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ufficio Scolastico del Consolato Generale d’Italia a Boston Progetto Parla Con Me
anche quest’anno partira’ il Progetto PARLA CON ME , che, pur conservando la stessa struttura offerta negli anni precenti, presenta un’interessante novita’: quest’anno ci sara’ la collaborazione degli studenti del quarto (grade 12) e quinto anno del Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Labriola” di Roma.
Il progetto si fonda su innovative metodologie didattiche fondate sulla peer education e cooperative learning.
L’obiettivo del progetto e’ sempre di offrire gratuitamente agli studenti americani, che seguono un corso d’italiano AP, la possibilita’di conversare in diretta con studenti italiani.
In via sperimentale, quest’anno si potranno attivare quattro incontri via skype con gli studenti italiani i quali, per un’ora a settimana, potranno collegarsi direttamente con il gruppo classe Italiano AP.
Gli incontri avranno luogo all’interno del periodo tra febbraio ed aprile 2017.
L’attivita’ vuole essere solo di sostegno all’azione fondamentale del docente durante le sue lezioni per lo sviluppo delle abilita’ orali e per supportare la motivazione degli allievi americani.
Il Progetto PARLA CON ME e’ proposto dall’Ufficio Scolastico in collaborazione con il Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Labriola”di Roma.
Il docente interessato dovra’ compilare il seguente form e spedirlo all’Ufficio Scolastico Consolare di Boston:
The CASIT Italian Book club is dedicated to the fiction and non- fiction works of Italian-American writers who focus on Italian- America issues, themes, and History, as well as to authentic Italian works available in CASIT’s library.
Gioca Con Me
Italian laboratories for children of age 4 to 10 at CASIT. Children will “discover” the beauty of the Italian language with a non-traditional teaching approach. Theme-based laboratories, such as music, theater, art, dance, and poetry blended in “active learning”, will foster a yearning for deeper “discovery” of the Italian language.
This year Italian Heritage Contest will focus on Christopher Columbus; his origins, his desire for discovery, the financial support received from Spain, and the trip to the New World. Each submission will provide opportunities to use the Italian language. The projects will present a logical progression of information, use of language as appropriate by grade level, creativity progressing with level of study, visual appeal, and in some cases, the use of technology.
With attendance topping last year’s event, guests were a buzz throughout the evening. Colleagues and friends reunited while CASIT also welcomed many new friends. Light-hearted Black Jack to Roulette “gaming” served as the backdrop and all that is “Italian” was carefully woven into every detail of the evening. The food, the ambiance, the music, and the spoken language...all CASIT, all Italian…all to benefit children.
Special thanks to the generosity of JLC-Tech LLC, Capone Iron Corporation, Ray Tomasi, Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge, Hanover Wine & Spirits, Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, Roome & Guarracino LLC, Patriot Iron Corp, Eagle Bank, Wolf Meadow Farms, Lily Pasta, Giangregorio Bros. Green Cross Pharmacy, Rossi & Associates, Suzanne Ianella, Boston Metrology, Inc., Arco Welding Supply Co., Inc., Cappuccio Construction Co., Inc., Rucci Bardaro Falzone PC, Pasciuto Properties, Aizoon USA Inc.., Our Lady’s Academy, Mclane Middleton, St. John School, St. Mary’s School, Spinelli’s Function Facility, P&H Business Support Solutions, LLC., and so many others. To see our entire photo gallery please visit our Facebook page.
Highlights from the Summer Camp 2015
Highlights from both weeks of CASIT's 2015 summer camp held at the Eliot Innovation School in Boston's historical North End.
The amazing curriculum and flawless organization/execution would not have been possible without the tireless efforts and dedication CASIT's founder and president M Gioconda Motta and summer camp coordinator Rosalba Schino and the contagious excitement of teachers Stefano Marchese and Monica Canetta who were helped by Fillipo Napoli, Anna Maria Ferrante, Monica Toraldo, Germana Santelli, Mira and Elllie Giangregorio.
Sincere thanks to supporters, benefactors and special guests that brought incomparable richness to this unique language-based Italian summer camp!!
- Ducali Pizzeria / Filippo Frattaroli
- Green Cross Pharmacy / Giangregorio Family
- EagleBank / Gisella DiPaola
- Eliot School / principal T. Griffith
- COMITES / Maurizio Pasquale
- Pazzi Lazzi: Comedia Dell'Arte
- Nella Lush: art lesson
- Post-Gazzette / Pam Donnaruma
- Dottoressa Beauvais: human anatomy
- Nonna Delfina: pasta making
- Stefano Salimbeni: songs & music
C.A.S.IT. Event Photos Please enjoy our various event phtos below. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge each photo and view their captions. Clicking on the right or left of the enlarged image will let you cycle forward and backward through this gallery.
2016 C.A.S.IT. Workshop:
The Development of Language Skills
& Teaching Materials
2015 Gioca Con Me
2015 MaFLA Conference
2015 Italian AP Workshop
2015 School Events Photos
Here are some photographs from some of our school Events.
Casino Night 2014
On October 29th, 2014 C.A.S.IT., Inc. (Centro Attivita’ Scolastiche Italiane ) hosted its first “Casino Night” Fundraiser at Spinelli’s Function Facility in Lynnfield, MA so that students in public and private schools throughout New England can be afforded Italian language and culture in their classrooms>
Guests mingled with colleagues and friends with the goal of helping students and celebrating education. Light-hearted “gaming” ranging from Black Jack to Roulette served as the backdrop for the evening. And in the spirit of all that is Italian, guests dined on cultural delicacies.
Among those in attendance for the Casino Night was the newly appointed Consul General of Italy, Dr. Nicola DeSantis accompanied by Dr. Elisa Meldolesi, State Senator Sal DiDomenico of Everett, State Representative Paul Donato of Medford, and many other state wide educational leaders.
One of the evening’s highlights was youth driven…Arlington High School and Musica Vesuviana Festival alumni, directed by Sabatino D’Agostino, performed for all those in attendance and wowed them. Special musical guests Spajazzy, delighted all with their jazz.
The evening was indeed an educational celebration with every detail tended to by CASIT’s Adelaide Guarracino, Rosabla Schino, Angela Cristiani and CASIT’s President, Maria Gioconda Motta. Special thanks to the generosity of Capone Iron Corporation, Roome & Guarracino LLC, Wilmington Sons of Italy, Arco Welding Supply, Cappuccio Construction Co., Inc., Carriglio Construction Corporation, Casa Design, the Giangregorio Family, P&H Business Support Solutions LLC, Patriot Iron Corporation, the Privitera Family Charitable Foundation, Suzanne Iannella, Consul DeSantis, Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, DePasquale Ventures, Eagle Bank, Pasciuto Properties, Ristorante Limoncello, Rucci Bardaro Falzone PC, St. Mary's School, Our Lady's Academy, Beauport Financial Services LLC, and so many others.
The mission of CASIT is to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language…with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, provides partial funding in order for CASIT to achieve its mission in schools. Monies raised during fundraising events such as this Casino Night will be allocated to promote Italian language and culture in elementary, middle, and high schools as so many schools have been forced to eliminate foreign language courses due to budget restraints.
CASIT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and also offers Italian language and culture courses for adults at its Wakefield office, an Innovative Italian Summer Camp Program for children ages 4 -10, a resource library for Italian language teachers, annual Italian Heritage Month Contest for students, and so much more! Become a member or donate today! Grazie mille!
2013 Summer Italian Language Program Grazie for your support! All of us at C.A.S.IT., Inc. wish to express our sincerest appreciation and thanks for your generosity and support of our Italian Summer Program. Your donations of time, materials, venue and financial resources were fundamental to the success of the program and we are grateful for your personal commitment, enthusiasm and devotion to C.A.S.IT.’s mission.
Thanks to your contribution, we were able to launch a total immersion Italian summer program for children in the heart of Boston’s North End. The inaugural year of this groundbreaking program coincided beautifully with the Year of Italian Culture and Language in the USA! The program was offered for 2 consecutive weeks from July 8 through July 19 at the Eliot School. Participating families and students arrived from all over the Commonwealth from as diverse as Marblehead, Waltham and Lexington as well as Boston proper. It was truly “un gran successo”.