Posted March 29, 2012
Is it March already? Last month was full of emotion and the month to come promises more of the same. Valentines’ Day and its lollipop delivery were a big success. The dance went extremely well and students were thankful for the privacy their parents gave them! The performance of the band “Untitled” at the beginning of the dance was a spectacular phenomenon. A big thank you to Mélusine Maury (singer), Francisco Pugliese (bass guitar), Emily Arlen (drums), Isabella De Falco (synthesizer), Felyjos Duchemin and Fig Abner (Chorus) for their performance, as well as Mr. Jacob for putting the band together.
Enough about February, let’s see what we can expect for March! Through their Classroom without Borders class, the 7th graders are collecting new school supplies such as pencils, erasers, pens, rulers, notebooks, pencil cases, etc. All donations will benefit “Prête Moi ta Gomme,” a nonprofit organization that helps under privileged children in Africa. A box to collect donations has been placed between the Middle School Office and in the Reading Room. Collections will take place from Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 9.
Along with the school supply initiative, they will also assist to the presentation of Serge Roetheli on “how to inspire change with a marathon”. At the end of the month the whole 7th grade class will go learn about the environment and sustainability during a week full of adventure in Catalina Island. All 7th grade parents are invited to an information meeting on March 2nd at 9:00AM in the video room (please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Saint Patrick’s Day (to be celebrated on Friday, March 16th), students will have a “green” free dress, and “Le jour de la Francophonie” (Tuesday, March 20th), will be a “bleu, blanc et rouge” free dress day. Students that do not respect the color code of the free dress will be asked to call their parents to get their uniform, but we hope that everyone will enjoy the free dress spirit and follow the color code. Of course students can also wear their regular uniform.
At the beginning of the year, the Middle School bought four ping-pong tables. They were so popular that a schedule had to be established so that everyone could play. Mr. Angelini even launched a ping-pong tournament. Starting in March, more than 40 students will take turns and play against each other. The winner will get a prize. Good luck to all the players.