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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Parents respond

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Our community outreach is well underway and I wanted to share a few of the positive responses that we’ve received from families. — You came at just the right time. Since my son was 6 months I have been thinking about where he was going to kindergarten. Just last week after much research, I had…

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Salut o Hola: Week of Nov. 3rd

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Monday, November 3rd “Topic A with Amanda Doyle” 7:30-8:00pm KDHX FM 88.1 Thursday, November 6th 9am-12pm French Career Day, Saint Louis University, Contact Prof. Pascale Perraudin for information. perraup@slu.edu. Thursday, November 6th, 5:00-6:00pm  Urban League, Mt. Zion HeadStart Parents’ Meeting Thursday, November 6th, 6:00-7:30pm  Black Alliance for Educational Options, Life Victory Church

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Where are you located? Part II

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We just learned that we did not get the bid for the location at 100 N. Jefferson near Market. Congratulations to St. Vincent de Paul, altough I can’t imagine what they’re going to do with our school building. We’re regrouping for another round of walk-throughs for move-in ready commercial space that is centrally located. If…

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IB turns 40!

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Forty years ago the International Baccalaureat debuted the Diploma Programme, its first program in international education. Read the full history of the organization here.

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CARLA loves us!

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I just received an e-mail from Kimerly Miller, Editor of the American Council on Immersion Education (ACIE) newsletter, asking to write an article about our blog and it’s use in school development and community engagement. Woohoo!! The ACIE newsletter has been providing articles on best practices, obstacles, practitioner and parent perspectives in immersion education for…

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Where are you located?

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Good question. All charter schools must be located within the City of St. Louis. The French and Spanish schools will share a building in their incubation years (this helps us reduce overhead costs). When surveying families over the past year, most families agreed that a centrally –located school would be best, not North or South,…

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Other language immersion schools in the US

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The Center for Applied Linguistics’ Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Schools includes 263 language immersion schools, 181 of which are elementary schools. The CAL directory focuses on public schools (traditional or charter), which means that when you consider the private and parochial schools with language immersion programs, there are over 300 such schools in the…

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MO charter school conference

Amber Simpson, Board Director extraordinaire, attended this year’s MCPSA conference in Columbia. Here’s what inspired her weekend: From October 16 – 17, 2008, the Missouri Charter Public School Association presented their Second Annual Conference, “Delivering on The Promise”. Aaron North, current Executive Director (MCPSA) perfectly summarized the import of this theme in his letter to…

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Stop by and say Salut o Hola!

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The next six months will be a bevy of grassroots community outreach, marketing and recruitment activities. Each week we’ll post an update of where we’ll be, so feel free to stop by and chat. Sunday, October 26, 10am-2pm Hispanic Diversity and Career Fair Monday, October 27, 7pm “Educational Options in the City,” panel organized by…

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Board intro: The Repatriate

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It’s been a while since we introduced a SLLIS Board Director. Here is Aliah Baker in her own words… As the SLLIS Board member who is chronologically closest to memories of school and as a partial product of the Saint Louis Public School system, I feel that I was led to this project to finally…

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