On December 13th we will have the great honor and privilege to have a special visit from Santa Claus. He will be here at 9:00 am to visit each class and pick up the children wish list. We will have games, songs, cookie baking, and Santa will bring a present for each classroom. We will also order pizzas for lunch. You are more than welcome to bring in a special treat or join us. Please notify us in advance if your child is going to absent that day. Thank you !
Houston’s Premiere French Language Immersion Preschool
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. Please make sure to read the pamphlet regarding teacher parent conferences. Here are some excerpts of ways 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
Halloween is coming very soon. We will have a party for the children on Thursday, 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), and please bring a change of clothes for your child(ren) if they nap or need to be more comfortable.
Mark your calendar! Teddy Bear Portraits will be at our school Thursday, October 10th and the photographer will be ready by 7:30am. Be sure to coordinate any changes of clothes with your teachers ahead of time. Siblings are welcome to have their pictures taken as well and if your child does not come to school on Thursday please make arrangement so your child can have his/her picture taken with his/her friends and teachers.
Please complete the Portrait Permission Form at the school and not at home. Please also note that each child will receive a cooler bag with his/her picture printed on the bag. The pictures will be ready to be purchased two weeks later, just on time for Christmas cards!
If you would like to help out during picture day please let us know. We always welcome parent’s help !
I want to welcome all of our new and returning students and families. We are very excited to start this new school year and we look forward to a great year with your children. In a few days, your child will begin to have his or her first experiences with school. Your child will discover a new world, make new friends and adapt to new schedules and routines. This is an essential moment for him/her, but also for you especially if this is your first child.
Some children may need more time than others to adjust to new environments, but please know that we will do all we can do to help with the transition. We know that it is not going to be easy to say good bye on the first day of school so please if you have any concerns regarding this transition period, please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher or Miss Charlotte.
Thank you and let’s have a great new 2013/2014 school year.
Splash Days at La Maternelle
On June 1st summer officially begins at La Maternelle French Academy with our annual splash days out on the playgrounds. We will be using sprinklers and kiddie pools to cool off. Make sure to bring your child already dressed in their swim suit & water shoes with sunscreen applied on their designated day. Don’t forget to pack a towel and extra change of clothes. Please identify your child’s belongings by writing their initials or full name somewhere on the article. Check out the schedule below for your child’s classroom.
MS & GS Mondays &Wednesdays
Creche & TPS & PS Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please remember children are required to wear water shoes (Crocs are NOT water shoes) and swimsuits during water play. Toddlers are required to wear a swim diaper. Sunscreen should be applied each day by the parents over any part of the body that is left exposed when the child is dressed for water play.
New students during summer camp Policy + Reminder
If you are coming to La Maternelle for the first time you will need to follow our policy and bring items necessary for your child.
- Please sign your child IN (morning) and OUT (evening) each school day. Sign in/out allows the school to keep track of attendance. If you have not yet been assigned a code (the last 4 digits of your phone number), please let us know as soon as possible.
- Please also bring your child’s immunization record on the first day of school. The State of Texas is very strict and states that “All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance”
- Also, please don’t forget to bring all needed items requested on the supply list including:
NEEDED DAILY FOR LUNCH
· lunch box + tableware (if you bring your own lunch)
· sippy cup (with your child’s name on the bottle)
· table mat
Remember that classrooms are not equipped with refrigerators. Make sure your child’s lunchbox is well insulated and packed with the appropriate cooling / ice packs
NEEDED WEEKLY FOR NAP TIME:
· small blanket
· small pillow
Your child’s sleep time belongings will be sent home every Friday to be washed. Don’t forget to bring them back on Monday !
In addition, please help us identify your child’s blanket, lunch bag, coat, or other personal items. Please identify your child’s belongings by writing their initials or full name somewhere on the article. As always, we appreciate your assistance.
We are ready to order the Yearbooks ! Please let us know if you want a copy. The yearbook would retrace events and activities that took place throughout the year. Of course, a picture of your child(ren) taken professionally during picture day would be also included. The yearbook is approximately 120 pages and cost $99. Please check YES or NO on the sign in sheet located on the front desk. Thank you.
Monday, May 13th - ”Thanks for Helping us grow”
We encourage you to let your child’s teacher know how much they mean to you. Everyone likes to feel like they make an impact on others, and this is especially true for our teachers and staff whose loan goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and educational environment for your child. So, pick up a card and pass along a “Thank You!” to brighten your teacher’s day!
Thursday, May 16th - Treat Your Teacher
Bring something to spoil your teacher. Please make sure to check out the attached wish list of your teachers favorite things for some helpful hints and ideas!
You can either give a used or a new book in French (preferably) or English to your classroom.
Mother’s Day will be next Sunday May 12th. We wish all of our wonderful mom’s, aunts, grandma’s and teachers a happy day!
We will celebrate our own mother’s day at our school May 10th, 2013.
- 2:15 to 3:00 for La Creche/ Tres Petite Section and Petite Section
- 1:30 to 3:00 for the Moyenne Section / Grande Section
Come for an afternoon of arts crafts activities and spend time with your child(ren)
We would like to congratulate our students that have been accepted at Awty. This year we had 100% accepted from Moyenne Section and Grande Section and 90% accepted from Petite Section.