News de Nous – 9/20/20

September 20, 2020
Music in the Air !
 Mr. Alex and Music & Me re-entered the FASTB universe this week and he had our students leaping out of their seats! Full recap below, plus FASTB makes a big media splash – coverage of that coverage below as well.
 News de Nous also tours the classrooms, previews our upcoming Adult Ed open house, delivers admissions news and more!
Nous dans les news – France-Amérique Details FASTB Reopening
FASTB’s reopening caught the attention of France-Amérique this week, earning a feature story in the monthly, bilingual publication, en anglais et en français. Writer Clément Thiery shined a spotlight on the challenges of reopening in the COVID era and what our school community has done to meet those challenges. If you click on the image above, you can read the entire article – merci, Clément et France-Amérique !
Admissions News – Room to Grow
We are off to a great start in 2020-21, a small school that is adaptable in this ever-changing COVID-19 world. If you think FASTB might be a good fit for your child and you would like to learn more about our unique school, please contact our Director of Admissions, Audrey Talarico – we have slots available for this 2020-21 school year. As always, feel free to visit our Admissions page and website to explore what we have to offer – a French immersion and multicultural educational environment that is the only one of its kind in this region.
 FASTB also accepts Florida scholarships through Step Up for Students, which is still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year for grades K & up, and French Bourses for students with a French passport. We look forward to hearing from you!
Back in Rhythm
Music & Me returned to FASTB this week as Mr. Alex worked with all four classroom groups, getting it started, as always, by singing “hello”…
FASTB 2020-21 Music & Me Returns
Regardless of age, Music & Me has something for everyone, developing both an appreciation for music, and a hands-on, experiential approach where everyone participates. Merci, Mr. Alex – welcome back!
En Classe – Conjugation Animation
Olivier Guilhem utilized classroom technology for a highly interactive conjugation lesson this week as students took turns moving things around the projection screen with their fingertips and other tools to solve his queries.
FASTB En Classe 2020-21
Publishing Poetry – Emmy Decker’s middle schoolers not only continued their poetry pursuits with the style of the week, Haiku, but also created their own poetry books to house their works. A free, lifetime subscription to News de Nous if you can name last week’s poetry style…
Magali Guilhem helped her CP/Grade 1 students work their cursive writing skills this week in a couple ways – manipulating clay to form the letters (above) and putting pen to paper (below).
FASTB En Classe 2020-21
And it was indoor sport and obstacle time for Cécile Rocher’s preschoolers. With all of those fun items lined up, it was challenging for the children to hang in there for the instructions, so they were ready when the whistle blew and the “petit train” weaved its way down the track.
FASTB En Classe 2020-12
Wellness Team Effort
Thank you to our parents and staff for being vigilant about spotting symptoms, per the agreement above. It is great to have everyone looking out for one another during this COVID time. For those not familiar, the above agreement is signed by families and staff, pledging to monitor for the prominent COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if these symptoms appear. Additionally, we do temperature checks twice per day and practice distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings to keep each other safe. You can click on the image to review the agreement – merci !
Adult French Lovers – Open House This Wednesday !
Adult French classed are set to return to FASTB, via Zoom, starting next week and with that in mind, we will be kicking off the year with a virtual Open House this Wednesday, September 23, at 7pm.
 Those who have previously expressed interest received an email today detailing the Zoom login information – if you are interested and you did not receive that info, please email info@fastb.org and we will get it to you. Be sure to include your contact information and French level as well.
 We have updated our web page to include this year’s semester dates, class description, costs and an online enrollment form. Once we know what our enrollment will be, we will determine the specific classes and evenings for this semester.
 Please RSVP for the Open House by replying to this email, so we know how many to expect – we look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday – merci !
2100 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 800-2159
Dan Hannigan: School Director dan.hannigan@fastb.org
Audrey Talarico: Director of Admissions audrey.talarico@fastb.org
Elizabeth LeBihan: Founder and CFO
Willy LeBihan: Founder and Head of School
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