La Maternelle French Academy is Houston’s premier french language immersion preschool!

Summer Camp 2014 starts June 2nd

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On June 2nd 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.


Creche & TPS (Miss Yanick – Miss Myriama – Miss Mampia)    Mondays & Wednesdays


Petite Section (Miss Emilie – Miss Nassima) - Tuesdays & Thursdays


Moyenne Section – Grande Section (Miss Helene – Miss Amel – Miss Monika) - Mondays & Wednesdays


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 (if not potty trained).  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.


Inline image 2New 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:



·         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



·         small blanket

·         small pillow

Your child’s sleep time belongings will be sent home every other 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.

End of the year Celebration on May 30th rain or shine.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We are going to do something new this year.  The party will start promptly at 9:15am with a magician show in our new gym/ party room, followed by activities/playtime on the playground, and a picnic/lunch BBQ offered by La Maternelle TEXAN style.  We expect parents to come all day or for the picnic and have fun. The program will be as followed:

9:15 – Magician Show

10:00 – Jumping Castle – Balloon artist – Face painting

11:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Picnic

1:30 – 2:30 – Free play – Games

2:30 – 3:00 Clean-up

The Houston Museum of Natural science is coming to La Maternelle on April 22nd

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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 Creche 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.

Please make sure to come this day, this special event will start promptly at 10:00 am.

Take home your pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pictures from Teddy Bear portrait will be available for purchasing at La Maternelle on Wednesday, April 16th between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm. They will come back on Thursday between 7:30 am to 10:00 am and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. If you cannot come you will be able to purchase your child’s pictures online. If you missed picture day, please make sure to send me a picture of your child so it can be placed in the yearbook.

School Closing for Good Friday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

La Maternelle will be closed on Friday, April 18th for Good Friday.  We will see everyone back at the school on Monday morning.

Easter Egg Hunt – April 17th

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We will have our annual Eastern Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 17th. In order for your child(ren) to collect his/her eggs please make sure to bring a basket. We will have face painting, a balloon artist and a bouncing castle. FUN FUN FUN at La Maternelle.

Mardi Gras

Monday, March 3, 2014

We are so excited about our Mardi Gras Party happening on Friday, March 7th at 9:30am.  There are a few items that we could use your help with to prepare for Mardi Gras. 



•  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 for you to put around the students’ necks.


•  The parade will start with the children from Creche/TPS, they will go outside by coming out to the front door and then will go to the small playground.  Next, the children from PS/MS/GS will also go outside by coming out the front door and will go to the larger playground.  Of course, 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 playgrounds 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 playground when you drop off your child.


•   This is a short parade. Please be on time or you will miss it.


What if it rains??


If it rains, we will reschedule the event. Let’s all think about a wonderful sunny morning! 

French Cultures Festival

Monday, March 3, 2014

Get ready to celebrate French language and cultures in March ! 


The 2014 French Cultures Festival kick-off event will take place at Discovery Green Park on March 7th at 6pm, with a free concert featuring French and Americans bands. The official calendar can be seen on this link:


Throughout the month of March, in Houston, the French consulate and French organizations, restaurants, schools are going to create series of events. As last year we will celebrate it during the third week of March.  Each classroom will focus on a particular region / country and the students will do manual activities every day and their works will be exhibited in each classroom. On Friday, March 21st, students will then go to each classroom with a “passport” where they will learn and discover what their comrades learned and created. We will really appreciate if you could part of this celebration by lending objects, clothes, artifacts … from your native country. 


In addition, it would be great if you could bring a traditional dish from your country on Friday, March 21st and have lunch with your child in his/her classroom.

February will be busy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February is a time for LOVE and …. cowboys and we will be celebrating both this month.  First, we will discuss the importance of loving, giving, sharing and friendship during this special holiday.  Then, the rodeo is coming to Houston next month and we will celebrate this event by having our own rodeo at the school. 

Rodeo Time at La Maternelle French Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We are a unique French school located in Texas and we are proud to conduct our annual Texas tradition and build an awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to our students.  A mobile Petting Zoo will be at our school Friday, February 21st from 9:30 to 11:30. So let’s turn back the clock to the era of the Old West and let your children come  to the school dressed in Western attire. Yeeehaaa !