News de Nous – 9/26/18

September 26, 2018
In The Swing Of Things!
Bonjour! Another busy week, inside and outside the classroom. As always, News de Nous was on the scene and covering the big stories!
Open House – Music in the Air
Thank you to all who attended our Open House last evening! We’re glad you were able tour the school and meet our teachers, Claire, Priscilla and Pauline.
Plus as a special treat, our Suzuki Music Instructor, Jennifer Diedrich brought in some students from her private studio to perform in the lobby – great inspiration for future FASTB musicians!! At left is a brief clip of their performance. We will be beginning Suzuki lessons in October and will be sending out information to parents soon.
For those who could not attend, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a private tour – you can reply to this email or contact our Director, Dan Hannigan at Additionally, below you will find more information about our application process. Merci!
Signs Of The Times
Sign Time Lapse
Friday, September 21, 2018 will always go down in FASTB history as Sign Day!
From morning delivery to the moonlit night, it was a great and well-documented day!
Return of Business Observer
You may recall a very nice article written by Brian Hartz of Business Observer shortly after we announced our opening this past spring (if not, here it is). Well, Business Observer selected FASTB as a hosting site for a photo and video shoot this week for their upcoming 40 Under 40 special edition honoring 40 of the top business people in the region under the age of 40. We enjoyed meeting everyone – and they were fascinated by the school. Watch for the special issue next month!
Openings for 2018-19 & Steps To Apply
School may be in session but we are continuing to enroll students for 2018-19, 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 – if you missed it last week, please note that we have moved our school picnic to Friday, October 5th. You can also check the Events tab on periodically for more specific information on certain events. Merci!
Maine is Open
To keep tabs on the opening week 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 underway!!
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
Elizabeth LeBihan: Founder and Admission Director
Willy LeBihan: Founder and Head of School
Follow us on Instagram
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on LinkedIn

2100 62nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Tel: (727) 800-2159

Follow us on Instagram

Friend us on Facebook

Follow us on LinkedIn


© 2017 The French American School of Tampa Bay – All Rights Reserved.