February is always festive at L’Ecole! We kicked of the month with the celebration of “La Chandeleur”, or Candlemas, a traditional holiday in France. The students very much enjoyed eating delicious crêpes! The festivities continued on Valentine’s Day with crafts galore and a special pizza lunch shared by all. And just this week, the children and teachers celebrated Mardi Gras with a costume parade and French songs. It is always a huge pleasure to witness our young learners partake in the joy of these celebrations and, in turn, share them with their parents and families.

For the last couple of weeks, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of interest in our little community. We are incredibly humbled and overjoyed to announce that we are opening 7 more spots in our 2yo program in the fall. We are also opening all grades in our elementary school. What an achievement just a short year after the founding of this program.

This past month was also marked by the launch of new summer programming. I want to start by thanking all of you for your patience while we worked hard to make this year’s camps take a concrete shape. Three of our teachers were involved in the creative part of this planning. From the weekly themes you have come to know and love, to a summer long list of activities, games and supplies, they really thought out every little details.

 In order to best serve our families, we are announcing big changes this summer.

For the first time, we are going to offer full day camp options to our preschoolers and to our elementary age students. As an answer to a popular request, we are also going to offer an after camp option in case you need your children’s days to be a little longer. We see it as even more opportunities to relax, learn the language and have fun! Keep an eye on our website as information and enrollment will be live soon! We sincerely hope each and every one of you will find just what you were dreaming of for your child’s break. We cannot wait for long lazy days of summer filled with art, laughter and water fights.