Our After School Program students got the opportunity to learn about Stranger Danger with Officer Nicole Grant @mrsnlg1203 and Superintendent Nora Baston @SuperBaston yesterday! We learned how to be safe and smart, and discussed how to be prepared for real-life scenarios. Thank you, Officer Nicole and Superintendent Nora!
Our ASP students had a great time at Rozzie Fall Fest on Sunday! We got to do arts and crafts, enjoy some ice cream and music, and hang out with fellow Rozzie residents. Many thanks to the Roslindale Business Group for organizing this great event.
A special thank you to Officer Nicole Grant @mrsnlg1203 for nominating our ASP girls for Ron Burton Camp which is happening this weekend! Our girls are so very grateful and excited for an awesome weekend! We are so grateful!!
We were joined this morning by 11 wonderful volunteers from Regis College. Regis is celebrating its annual Founders Day with a day of service, and Casserly House was one of the lucky beneficiaries! The volunteers taught ESOL classes and helped beautify our space. This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with another ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Many thanks to all the volunteers and coordinators from Regis!
We were joined in our After School Program yesterday by Holly the reading dog, and her handler Mary! Holly and Mary sat down with our students to hear stories like Junie B. Jones and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Our kids got fabulous reading practice while spending some quality time with their furry friend and with each other. Thank you, Mary and Holly!
Everyone at Casserly House is delighted to congratulate Nora Baston on her promotion to superintendent this week! Nora will be leading the new Bureau of Community Engagement, and we are so excited to see and be a part of her amazing work in that role. Nora is a fixture in the Casserly House community and means so much to all of us - we appreciate her and all her support so much. We wish her the best as she takes on this new position - looks like she may need a new Twitter handle!
It’s not just homework help at our After School Program! On Thursday, Sept. 20th we celebrated our children who had birthdays this summer! It’s never too late to celebrate!! Join us in wishing them a Happy Belated Birthday!
We are so excited to welcome back our wonderful ASP students for the 2018-2019 school year! Everyone here at Casserly is excited to be collaborating with these young minds as they work on their reading, writing, and arithmetic, and they are also happy to be able to engage with our students in fun and creative activities like playing games and making art. Many thanks to our volunteers who make it all possible. It’s going to be a great year!
Many thanks to the @HighlandStreet Highland Hitters for giving some of our ESOL students the chance to watch a Red Sox game at Fenway! It was a great game, and we got to see a home team victory. What a treat!
Casserly House celebrated our newest U.S. citizen this week - Sadaka! Sadaka and her two sons passed their citizenship tests and will be sworn in in early September. Please join us in congratulating Sadaka!
Many thanks to the Spirit of Life congregation and to Backpacks for New Beginnings for supplying Casserly House with 50 backpacks for students to use in the upcoming school year! Armed with these new bags, notebooks, and pencils, our students are ready to take on the school year. There are still some backpacks left, so please stop by if you need a bookbag.
Just a friendly reminder to all our neighbors and friends that Casserly House is back from Summer vacation! ESOL classes have resumed!!
Well friends, it is that time of year when Casserly House goes on Summer Break for 2 weeks! We will be opening our doors again on Tuesday, August 14th! In the meantime, everyone enjoy these warm summer days!
On Friday, July 27th Casserly House was excited to once again return to the baseball diamond to play in the annual Cops vs Kids softball game with our friends at BPD District E-5. We enjoyed a friendly game and a delicious BBQ after! Pictures are worth a thousands words...check out our album!
On Thursday our Adult ESOL students gathered to say thank you to our JV, Kelsey Killoran. Kelsey finishes her time at Casserly House, thanking everyone for allowing her to walk with them this year. Our students are grateful for all the help she has given us this year! We wish you well Kelsey!
Sunday was Casserly House's Annual Driveway picnic where students, staff, and neighbors came to celebrate another year of learning and community. Along with our students, who came to celebrate their hard work in both ESOL classes and After School support, we want to say a special thank you to the E5 BPD who supplied an ice cream truck, Jason Stone Law who donated bike helmets, Davey the Clown who provided tons of laughs, and State Representative Liz Malia who came out to join in the celebration. We are so grateful for our wonderful community who allow us to learn and love all year!
Casserly House had a special visitor today! Former After School Coordinator Brian Ahern (2009-2010) came back to visit us today and say hello to our morning students! Also stopping in for the mini-reunion was Jim McCarthy (former IVC and staff member at Casserly House) and founder of Casserly House, our very own Sr. Nancy! All enjoyed a wonderful visit! We hope you come back and visit us again soon Brian!
The annual Love Your Block was Saturday, May 19th and it was a success! Members of the Roslindale community met at Chua Vietnam Temple and worked together to clean up the surrounding street, sidewalks, and trails. Thanks to everyone who came out to help!
ASP Volunteer Martha donated plants and knowledge to help the Casserly kids start a garden! The students were not afraid to get their hands dirty (and even elected to dig for worms) while we planted sugar snap peas and strawberries. The kids are excited to help the plants grow!
Last year's After School Coordinator, Breda stopped by Casserly House to say hello to our morning and afternoon students. Breda is currently teaching English in Chongqing and showed our students the long journey she took to Boston, shared some Chinesee Yuan currency, and showed us how to count in Mandirin. Come back soon, Breda!