News de Nous – 11/26/18 Special Big Event Edition

November 26, 2018
Back To School & Ready For A Big Week!
 Bonjour! With bellies still full from Thanksgiving, we are back in biz and ready for a busy week – the details below in this Special Big Event Edition of News de Nous!
Open House Wednesday Evening 6-8pm
Big Event number one is our Open House Evening Session this Wednesday, November 28 – doors open at 6pm! It’s a great chance to explore French Immersion for your child as you will have the opportunity to meet teachers and parents, tour the school and ask plenty of questions. We will also have a special guest with us – Jerome Train, from Mission Laïque Française is in town to conduct professional development
sessions with our teachers this week and he will be at the Open House to answer questions and provide a global perspective on the impact and effectiveness of French Immersion education. Mission Laïque Française serves a network of schools throughout North America and FASTB is a proud member!
We are still enrolling students for the current year and also looking ahead to 2019-20 so all are welcome, even if you’re still in the early stages of your decision process!
Refreshments will be served – we ask that you RSVP to admission@fastb.orgso we can make sure we have enough. Please help us spread the word – Merci!!
Légion d’Honneur Ceremony at FASTB Thursday
Big Event number two is Thursday afternoon as French Consul General Clément Leclerc, on behalf of French President Emmanuel Macron, will be at FASTB to award two local American World War II veterans, Joseph Corbin and Francis Smith, the French Republic’s highest order of merit for military and civil conduct, the Légion d’Honneur, for their service in France during the war.
This event also has an educational element as area college and high school students will be attending and participating. We hope you will join us in honoring these two heroes. The ceremony begins at 2:30pm – please click here for the press release with more details.
Openings for 2018-19 & Beyond: Steps To Apply
As we continue to enroll students for 2018-19, and also look ahead to 2019-20, if you are thinking about applying (or know someone who may be interested), please consider attending Wednesday’s Open House (see above) or contact us directly for a private tour. 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 – we look forward to hearing from you!
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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