ES Traditions

Monte Cassino has a rich history and with no signs of slowing down, we would like to share with you some of our most beloved and fun traditions.

First Grade

Halloween on Parade - this is one show that will scare you out of your seat! Well, not really. These little performers get to don their favorite Halloween costume and perform for their school mates and their parents. Come early, as there is never an empty seat!

Native American Unit - Students spend the month of November learning about the Native American Culture. As a culminating activity, Native American Fancy Dancers perform and speak to the students about the Native American heritage.

Celebrate Seuss - Oh the Places You'll Go! Monte Cassino ES students celebrate the life and books of Dr. Seuss with special events and a deeper understanding of the esteemed children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Second Grade

Pilgrim Unit - This special second grade tradition begins every year with students building mini log cabins and learning about settlements in Colonial America! 

Biography Unit - "If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?" Students get to research famous people in history then prepare a report to his or her class. 

Goin' Buggy - Put on your bug spray and head to the MPAC as second grade students perform a spring-themed play about working together to support a common cause! 

Economics Fair - Do you have an entrepreneur in your family? Then second grade economics fair is just the place to be. Imagination abounds as students create a "product" or a "service" to market and sell all while learning about costs, losses and profits! You may have the next Mr. Profit in your family.

Third Grade

Veteran's Day Program - Is there a more special day than Veteran's Day for America? At this performance, third grade students teach, dance and rap (yes, rap) all about the Constitution, Veterans and all the Presidents!

Take Me Back to Tulsa - Students learn all about Tulsa's history and heritage by participating in field trips to various landmarks including Tulsa's downtown architecture and history.

Medieval Banquet - As a culminating activity for the Medieval Unit, students journey back to the middle ages dressed in period costumes while enjoying a medieval feast!

Harn Homestead - In their study of the Oklahoma pioneer days, students are given an opportunity to work in both the barn and the garden areas of the historic Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City. They will experience life on the farm, as did children 120 years ago. Students grind corn, muck the stalls, make rope and work in the garden.

Mother's Day Program - Bring tissues! This heartwrenching and humorous program honors the third grade mothers, grandmothers and special family members in a sweet, nostalgic program. 

Fourth Grade

Mass Preparation - Students learn about Mass, its components and how to prepare for and serve Mass as greeters, readers, altar servers and members of the choir.

Christmas Program - Students take us back in time to the days when Jesus was born reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas and God's love for us.

Harn Homstead - In their study of the Great Plains, students are given the opportunity to experience a day in a territorial schoolhouse. A teacher prepares and presents lessons from the Stoney Point school curriculum guide, while students participate by using slates and reading from the McGuffey Reader. Playground games from the late 1800's are part of the fun.

Blues to Khaki Ceremony - Students celebrate the completion of Elementary School with a ceremony and reception. The tradition of running across the field to the Middle School marks the beginning of a new era and symbolizes their transition to the Middle School building!  Middle School - here we come!

All Elementary School Traditions

Art Show - Mrs. Abbott, the ES art teacher hosts an elaborate and beautiful annual art show at the end of each school year. This specatular event takes place over a week and showcases each Elementary School student's best work. All students have at least one piece in the show. 

Science Fair - All students have the opportunity to submit an experiment, demonstration or model to the annual science fair competition! The Elementary School gym is fill from one end to the other with all sorts of scientific creations!

Spelling Bee - It all starts in your child's classroom with a class spelling bee. All classroom winners come together for a little friendly competition to determine the Elementary School's best speller!