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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS)

Approved Minutes, SLLIS Board Meeting, February 25, 2009

Approved Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors St. Louis Language Immersion Schools February 25, 2009 A meeting of the Board of Directors of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools was held in St. Louis, Missouri, at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Present at the meeting were Marti Cortez, Steven L. Harris,…

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L’Etoile du Nord

L’Etoile du Nord Upon entering L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School, I noticed immediately the colorful, child friendly decor.  This school looks like an elementary school inside and out. There is artwork on the walls and messages of encouragement in bright French. Dr. Fatima Lawson has been the principal of this school for eight years….

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Nuestra escuela es una semilla

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Conrad is in Minnesota this week visiting a few language immersion elementary schools.  Keep reading for more of his dispatched observations. Today the faculty from The Spanish School and I drove to Beardstown, IL, to visit the two way immersion dual-language Spanish-English program at Gard Elementary.  Dual language immersion programs strive to enroll 50% native…

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Hello from Minnesota

Hello from Minnesota!  This week I’m up North visiting several public immersion elementary schools.  Today I observed four classes during my visit to Normandale Elementary French Immersion School, an 18 year-old K-5 school in the Edina public school system located about six miles from Minneapolis Minnesota.  Approximately 600 students are enrolled. Currently over 30% of their…

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SLLIS Board Meeting Agenda, April 29, 2009

AGENDA St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting April 29, 2009 4:00PM-6:00PM Loyola Academy, Board Room 3851 Washingtion Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108 3:30pm-4:00pm     Tour of Loyola Academy 4:00-6:00pm           Board Meeting 1.         Approval of minutes from February 25, 2009 2.         Event Announcements a. Family Orientation: Friday, May 1, 2009, International Institute…

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Welcome Rebecca Powell

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It has been a long search to find the right Founding Operations Manager for SLLIS, so we are quite pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Powell.  Rebecca is a former Financial Analyst who was the Founding CFO/COO of The Kindezi School in Atlanta.  Rebecca’s private industry employers included a large real estate firm, Wachovia and…

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¡Bienvenida Debra Cole! Head of The Spanish School

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Welcome Debra Cole, Head of The Spanish School Debra is a 25 year veteran language educator who founded the Spanish-English dual-immersion elemenary program in Beardstown, IL, successfully recruiting 50% Spanish-dominant families and 50% English-dominant families to participate.  Debra is a true instructional leader with a strong commitment to parent engagement and shared leadereship and will…

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April School Project Group Meeting Minutes

MINUTES School Project Group Meeting April 22, 2009 TIME: 5:30 PM LOCATION: Large Conference Room St. Louis Public Library, Julia Davis Branch 4415 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO PRESENTER: Rhonda J. Broussard STAFF PRESENT: Kirsten Pourroy-Hébert, Ariela Schmidt   5:30-6:00pm        Orientation for New Families Welcome! 6:00pm-8:00pm    Updates Facilities Construction on our building at 4011 Papin Street,…

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The American profiles one of our Board directors

Check out this week’s American for Up close and personal with Amber Simpson.  Yea Amber!

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Netflix for French books? Pt 2

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So I am enrolling our family in Les petits livres tonight!  I’ll send e-mails to every francophone family that I know.  Merci Amanda!  The selection is pretty varied, divided by age groups and includes fiction and non-fiction (I <3 découvertes!).  I often lament the fact that there isn’t more of a French children’s selection at…

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