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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 Page 5 C.A.S.IT.'s A Frank De Pasc uale Venture 2015 Innovative Italian Summer Camp C.A.S.IT.'s 2015 Innovative Italian Sum- mer Camp brought 42 children on a fun- filled, full immersion Italian cultural jour- ney in the Boston's historical North End this past summer. The home of this wonderful voyage into Italian culture was the recently renovated and state-of-the-art campus of the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. The program was offered for two consecutive weeks from August 10 to August 21, 2015. Par- ticipating families and students arrived each morning bursting with enthusiasm and big smiles from all over the Commonwealth. It was truly "un gran successo". The amazing curriculum and the flawless or- ganization and execution would not have been possible without the tireless effort and dedica- tion of C.A.S.IT.'s President and Founder Maria Gioconda Motta, M.Ed. and Camp Coordinator Rosalba Schino, as well as the contagious excitement of teachers Monica Canetta and Stefano Marchesi; with the help of Filippo and Lorenzo and multitudes of irreplaceable and dedicated volunteers. Ms. Motta - with her 30+ years of teaching experience - led the team of teachers and educators to create a program which con- sisted of mornings of formal Italian language and cultural teaching followed by aftemoons of fun, innovative activities. The morning curriculum included Italian language and grammar, Italian art and music, lessons on Commedia Dell'Arte and the geography of Italy. Afternoon activities included soccer at the nearby Langone Park, bocce on the bocce courts, playground games and hands-on sci- ence labs. The students also toured the North End and visited some of the many sponsors that made the camp possible. What resulted was an unprecedented ef- fort in the Boston area to craft a unique lan- guage-based Italian Summer Camp whose curriculum allowed students to learn Ital- ian at their own pace and level of knowl- edge with a structured curriculum, yet still have fun. Everybody brought home "dei bellissimi ricordi dell'estate 2015" where true friendships were born. Students learned to read simple books in Italian, kept singing the newly learned Italian songs to parents and harnessed the ability to point on the Italian map to regions with a good degree of accuracy! The entire C.A.S.IT. family, in addition to summer camp students and their families, wish to express sincerest appreciation and thanks our sponsors: the Consulate Gen- eral of Italy in Boston, Ducali Pizzeria (Filippo Frattaroli), Green Cross Pharmacy (Giangregorio Family), EagleBank (Gisella DiPaola), Eliot K-8 Innovation School (Prin- cipal Traci Griffith), COMITES (Maurizio Pasquale), Post-Gazzette (Pam Donnaruma), Federazione Abruzzese, Pazzi Lazzi for the Comedia Dell'Arte, Nella Lush for the art lesson, Dottoressa Beauvais for the human body anatomy, Nonna Delfina for the pasta making and Stefano Salimbeni for his songs & music. The sponsors' generosity and support of our Innovative Italian Summer Camp and their do- nation of time, materials, venue and financial resources were fundamental to the success of the program and we at CJLS.IT. are grateful for your personal commitment, enthusiasm and devotion to our mission. Sincere thanks to sup- porters, benefactors and special guests that brought incomparable richness to our program. A very special thank you to Principal Griffith who opened the doors of the beauti- ful Eliot School and donated t-shirts for all students, staff and sponsors! Mar Seafood, Crudo & Oyster Bar 000 Mare Place 223 Hanover St. 617,723,MARE Bricco Boutique Italian Cuisine OOO 241 Hanove~ St, * 617,248.6800 Quaffro Grille, Rosticceda & Pizzeria OOO 266 Hanover SL 617.720.0444 Trattoria II Panino Boston's 1 st Original Trattoria OOO I 1 Parmenter St.. 6! 7.720~1336 Sfizi Mediterranean Topos Bar Coming Soon OOO 135 Richmond S1, Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads OOO Bdcco Ptace 241 Har~over SL * 6t 7,248,9859 Bricco Salumeria & Pasta shoppe Voted Best Sandwiches OOO 8ricco Place 24! 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