CATSS (Canyon Association to Support the School) is a non-profit, volunteer organization focused on community building and fundraising to support our school. We work in conjunction with CEF (Canyon Education Foundation) to plan fundraising events and help facilitate parent involvement in the school community. We meet monthly, and our membership consists of faculty and parents or guardians of children attending Canyon School (that’s you!). We look forward to your participation!
Canyon School is proud and happy to announce that after several years of preparation, we are ready to provide an in-house Spanish program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Esperanza will be leading the program. She has worked closely with our beloved Elena from Berlitz who is retiring this year. In addition to
working with Elena, Esperanza has spent several years preparing to take this on by attending several international immersion programs as well as the Intensive Spanish Summer Institutes at LTCC. The staff has begun meeting to plan the curriculum and syllabus for each level.
In K-1-2, we will emphasize poems, songs, and games to teach vocabulary and idioms. The syllabus will be organized around the seasons. Independent activities will be included in the language center as well.
In 3-4-5, the emphasis will be on word recognition and simple conversation. Poems, songs, games, and cooking will enrich the curriculum.
The 6-7-8 program will focus on grammar and verb conjugation and will
include bi-monthly assessments and long term projects.
Adios Elena, we will miss you! You became a part of our school family and your warm and nurturing personality was a wonderful match for this school. You will be very missed. Thank you for helping develop our stand-alone program!