News de Nous – 10/17/18

October 17, 2018
Buzzing About Pre-K!
 Bonjour! Another great week at FASTB as we opened our Pre-K doors – that story, plus a distinct Halloween feel in the elementary class, music lesson news and more in this week’s News de Nous!
Pre-K Underway, en Français
Monday marked the opening of our Pre-K classroom – so nice to have even more little voices in the building! Indoors and out, Priscilla and Pauline’s 3 & 4 year old class has a full day of art, play, stories, music, learning centers and plenty of playground time – and a well-earned rest time as well!
We are continuing to enroll students for our Pre-K class this year – if you are interested, please see the steps below and contact us soon. Merci!
Bumble bees always make sure the wings are on straight before they fly.
Reminder – Suzuki Music Q&A Tomorrow
Our Suzuki Music Instructor, Jennifer Diedrich, will be at the school at morning drop-off tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss our private violin and piano lessons and answer your questions. For those interested, the lessons are 30 minutes long, once per week, during the school day and the cost is $32 per lesson.
For more on the Suzuki “Mother Tongue” approach, click the image at left, which will be discussed at the information as well. We hope you will consider this opportunity – the gift of music lasts a lifetime!
Is Halloween Coming Soon?
The resounding answer in Claire’s elementary class is, “YES!” Students have been letting the artistic juices (and paint) flow as they get ready for the big day:
Openings for 2018-19 & Steps To Apply
As mentioned above, we are continuing to enroll students for 2018-19, both in the elementary class and now the Pre-K class, so if you are thinking about applying, or know someone who may be interested in applying, you are not too late and below is the sequence of events for our application process:
  1. Inquiry: Submit the Application Inquiry Form on our web site and we will contact you to set up a school visit to give you more information about FASTB and answer questions
  2. Apply: Print, fill out and mail our Enrollment Application and fee
  3. Interview: After receiving the completed application we set up a parent or guardian and child interview to assess readiness and ability to benefit from our program
  4. Acceptance & Enrollment: Upon acceptance, an Enrollment Contract must be signed and deposit paid to secure a spot for the upcoming year
Please visit and click on the Admission tab for more on the process, tuition, financial aid and more – of course, you can always email or call us to set up a meeting as well. We look forward to hearing from you!
FASTB Calendar 2018-19
Click on the calendar to the right to get our updated schedule for the school year. You can also check the Events tab on periodically for more specific information on certain events. Merci!
Keeping An Eye On The North Country
To keep tabs on activities up north, don’t forget to visit the Blog and Instagram of our school in Maine, L’Ecole Française du Maine – Year 18 is rolling along!!
Have a wonderful week – Merci!
Meet The Founders
The French American School of Tampa Bay, (FASTB), founded in February 2017 by Elizabeth and Willy LeBihan, offers a unique immersion school experience to students from Early Childhood through grade 12.
Inspired by their successful creation of L’Ecole Française du Maine: The French School of Maine 17 years ago, the Founders decided to put their experience and devotion for education to work in the Tampa Bay area they have grown to know and love.
2100 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 800-2159
Dan Hannigan: School Director
Elizabeth LeBihan: Founder and Admission Director
Willy LeBihan: Founder and Head of School
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