La Maternelle French Academy is Houston’s premier french language immersion preschool!
Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May.
This year, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10th, 2015.
In France, the Mothers are honoured the last Sunday of May (sometimes first Sunday of June if it’s Pentecost)
La Maternelle French Academy wish all of wonderful Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers and Teachers a happy day!
Dear La Maternelle Families,
We would like to thank all of you for participating to the Francophonie event. We had our annual survey and the school is proud to count 37 different nationalities and 16 different languages spoken among our Families. WOW! It is so impressive!
Spring is finally here and children are witnessing the wonder of the butterfly life cycle and ladybugs in their own classrooms.
The Houston Museum of Natural science is coming to La Maternelle on April 17th!
“Bugs On Wheels: All About Butterflies” introduces the remarkable cycle of metamorphosis and shows how butterflies differ from moths and from other winged insects. The children from Crèche to Grande section will learn about the different needs of caterpillars and adult butterflies, what happens in the pupal stage. This is a FUN, interactive presentation features a special demonstration teaching the differences between butterflies and moths, and includes live specimens in various stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.
This special event will start promptly at 9:00am, please make sure to bring your child(ren) on time. Thanks!
- The teachers and children have been working hard to prepare and would like to make a big entrance outside for the parade. We are asking all parents to meet outside at 9:30am and not in the classrooms. We will provide you with beads to put around the students’ necks.
- During the parade if your child sees you and wants to be with you, please join the march and follow them to the playground with the parade. This will help us keep track of all the children to ensure proper supervision throughout the parade.
- Once the parade is over, you can meet your children on the playground and please feel free to take group pictures, eat snacks and have fun!
- This is “potluck” event; please feel free to bring crepes, fruits, cakes, juices etc…. We will provide plastic cups, plates, and silverware. You can place your delicious snacks on the tables located on the large playground when you drop off your child.
Dear La Maternelle Families,
The 2014-2015 school year has been very positive so far and our school keep growing with 17 new students in January itself. I am very grateful to the dedicated efforts of our staff, teachers and teachers assistant who continue to go above and beyond to service your families. Our staff and students work hard everyday to reach individual and school wide goals which can vary greatly between learning a new language, spelling, writing or successfully mastering toilet training. I want to assure you that our diligent work continues into the new year. We wish you everyone a Happy New Year 2015.
Please make sure to stop by your child’s classroom door to sign up for a time and date to meet with your child’s teacher. Teachers are so excited to share all of the new developments that have been happening with your child! This is an important time to review developmental milestones, set developmental goals and get to know your family better. Here is how you can prepare to actively participate in parent-teacher conferences:
Be willing and ready to share information about your child and family.
You know your child better than anyone else and have valuable insights to share with the teacher.
Never miss a parent-teacher conference.
Use the conference as an opportunity to exchange information with the teacher and discuss ways to work together to enhance your child’s education. If you can’t visit in person, schedule a telephone call to discuss your child’s progress.
Arrive on time.
Teachers usually have a tight schedule for conferences— typically 20 minutes per family. Be considerate of other parents whose conferences will take place after yours.
Listen with an open mind.
Ask questions when you don’t understand. Voice your concerns, but be open to suggestions.
Think about or write down one or two questions to ask the teacher.
Ask the teacher to suggest activities you can do at home to reinforce your child’s learning.
The school will be closed Thursday 27 & Friday 28 of November 2014 for Thanksgiving! Enjoy these few days off with Family and Friends and we will all see you next Monday.
Our Halloween Party will be Friday, October 31st from 9:00 to 11:00. Please have your child wear his/her favorite costume (no scary costumes such as skeleton costumes, they do scare younger children), bring a bag or basket for our “Trick or Treat” Party and please bring a change of clothes for your child(ren) if they nap or need to be more comfortable during the day. Thank you.
Keeping our children safe with the excitement of Halloween can be quite a challenge. Little Ones may have a harder time listening and following directions from parents & caregivers, and remembering basic safety rules. That is why it is so important to keep a close watch over your child(ren) when they are out trick-or-treating. Talk with your child(ren) a few times before the big night to go over rules and safety precautions that need to be followed while you are out trick-or-treating. Be sure to remind them again before you head out the door with them.