Spring has Arrived!
With families preparing to leave at the end of the school year and new families looking to join us at the rentrée, we invite you to become involved in the 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' sections of our website. From school books, electrical goods to your house... let us have the details of what you need to sell or what you require to set up your new home. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter is quickly approaching, so here is a run-down of what the APE has been doing since we said 'Happy New Year'.
On 20th January we hosted our first Traditional Galette, Cheese & Wine evening, which was a delicious success! The APE invited parents and staff to celebrate the New Year. Around 50 parents participated by bringing cheese or wine, whilst the APE offered galette and cider for dessert.(photos)
During the first week of February, APE members questioned Collège and Lycée students at lunchtime on where and why they were going out for lunch. Our results have been presented to Mr Giovendo and the APE are working in liaison with him with the objective of finding other lunch options at a more affordable price.
Our APE animation commission supported the Carnaval & Chinese New Year Gouter for the Primaire students on 20th February. Login and click on our Chinese Carnaval gallery to see the fabulous costumes!
Other APE commissions are continuing organise interesting events.
The English Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book, read by all members, normally over a 'Pot Luck' lunch.
The Culture & Discovery commission have organised their next outing to Le Musée des Beaux Arts to see the exhibition "Versailles à Arras" - the Château of Versailles in 100 great works of art - on Thursday 26th March (postponed from February 19th).
The Conversation Group meets each Wednesday morning for shared English and French conversation. We have requests for a Spanish and French group but we need a coordinator. If this interests you please get in touch with our Conversation Group coordinator, Sandrine, at email@example.com.
Equally, share with us your 'bonnes adresses'; for example, restaurants, doctors, kids' birthday party venues etc, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We continue our 'Gilets Jaunes' each Wednesday lunchtime for the 'sortie des classes' of the primaire school. Thank you to the parents who assist the APE in this operation.
Every parent of the school is invited to get involved with the APE. We look forward to welcoming you.
Culture & Discovery - Visit to Le Musée des Beaux Arts
Our visit to Versailles in Arras takes place on 26th March at 9:45am. Please confirm whether you will be able to join us. We'd be delighted if you could!
Even though Vigi-Pirate remains at its highest level in Paris, this is not the case here in Lille and its surroundings. However, the French Ministry of Education requests that we continue acting as follows :
We are keeping a very strict watch at the entrances to the school.
We are asking all members of the school community - student , parents and staff - not to congregate in groups outside the the school gates.
We request that people who are not members of the school do not park in front of the school buildings.
The school trips and outings that are scheduled during the next few weeks are not cancelled. The local authorities will just have to be made aware of them.
Please be assured that we remain vigilant.