Half-term already!

Whilst it doesn't seem five minutes since the APE was hosting the 'Back to School Party', here we are at the half term holidays!

On September 30th, the APE held it's Annual General Meeting. We thank those parents who attended or forwarded their proxy vote. During the AGM, Donna Cousin was elected as this year's President, for her final year at Ecole Jeannine Manuel. Donna is supported by two Vice Presidents: Annmarie Hyland, our Webmaster and Anne Charlotte Sion, our Primaire Co-ordinator. The Board is completed by Laurence Stélandre as Secretary and Collège Co-ordinator, and Candice Raguet as Treasurer.


In addition we have 12 other volunteers who are making up the team, many taking responsibility for a commission. For a listing of this year's APE team and short individual biographies, please go to About Us.

The English/French Conversation Group resumed its weekly meetings and welcomed many new members; we may need to start a second group! There has been some interest in commencing a Spanish/French group. Please send an email to Sandrine, our co-ordinator, if you would like to join this group.

The English Book Club has had its second monthly meeting, also welcoming new members.

The APE has introduced two new commissions:

  • Cmabulle, which is a car-pooling initiative. You will have received your invitation to register for this scheme and to be put in contact with other EJM parents who live near to you.
  • Culture and Discovery, which held an introductory coffee morning chez Break Fast on 16th October. The next event will be a tour of Lille using the Metro, on 13th November. Places will be limited, so 'first come, first served'.

Our Animation Commission has already organised Halloween for the primary school and are gearing up for the Marché de Noel on Friday December 19th. Anyone interested in helping out with the making of the Christmas crackers will be very welcome. Don't forget to start saving your empty toilet rolls!

Each Wednesday, the APE team holds an 'Operation Gilets Jaunes' for the sortie de classes of the primary school, with the objective of improving the security for the children as they go home from school. We thank all the volunteer parents who assist us with this operation.

Our website has the ongoing objective of keeping you better informed of school and APE activities. We count on you to provide us with information which you believe will be of interest and use for other parents. We always need help with translation. Use our contact page or email us at contact@ape-eabjm-lille.org.

Every parent of the school is invited to get involved with the APE. We look forward to welcoming you.

Enjoy your visit to our website, don't forget to add us to your favourites and ... please sign our guest book and let us know what you think.

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We are as surprised as you...
Consequently, our APE website will need to be updated, which will take time. One aspect of this change is that the new EJM logo, which is red and black, now looks dreadful with our APE colour scheme! Why the change?