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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS)

Title I budget cuts impact our school community

February 25, 2009 Dear Families, We have some sad news to report.  Due to a federal funding miscalculation on the part of the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, our school lost a huge sum of our anticipated Title I funding.  Title I funds are generally used by schools to help students in reading…

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Houses for Haiti raised over $1500 for Partners in Health

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Thank you again to all of our SLLIS family and friends who came to support the Houses for Haiti benefit exhibit last week.  The organizers set a goal of raising $1000 and to date have raised over $1500.  All funds go directly to support the work of Partners in Health, a non-profit agency funding local…

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Immersion Panel: Tuesday, March 2nd 6pm

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Join us Tuesday, March 2nd for our second annual Immersion Panel. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about immersion education from the experts– students who have graduated from immersion schools! The panel will be moderated by a former immersion student and we will also have a parent with a child in an immersion preschool…

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SLLIS applying for KaBoom! playground grant: photos needed

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Our Green Space task force is hard at work on a new funding opportunity: a KaBoom playground installation. SLLIS has begun a project for consideration and will find out this spring if we have been selected for this exciting opportunity.  If selected we will begin a massive volunteer campaign to support our Build Day. How…

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First Graders to present immersion lesson to the State Board of Education

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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has invited first grade students from The French School and their teacher Madame Crance to address the state Board of Education during their monthly board meeting Thursday, February 18th.  As many of you know Madame Crance came to us through the new Jules Verne program that places experienced,…

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SLLIS receives $300,000 donation

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We are pleased to share the announcement that SLLIS has received a charitable contribution of $300,000 from HBE Corporation.  This gift is the largest single donation that SLLIS has received to date and it is ear-marked to pay 50% of the cost of the renovations to our current location.  Read the exclusive article in the…

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Houses for Haiti Benefit, February 19, 2010 from 5pm-10pm on Cherokee Street

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Kindergarten and First Grade students of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, in an effort to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, have created over 300 house magnets and pins to be sold to benefit Haiti. HOUSES FOR HAITI will take place Friday, February 19, from 5pm-10pm at the Community Arts and Media Project…

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Snow Day: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools are closed today, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 due to inclement weather. Watch for updates on KSDK, Channel 5 and KTVI, Fox 2. All school programs scheduled for 4011 Papin are cancelled including the 10am Future Family Tour and the 6pm Immersion Panel. Be safe!

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Arlene Galve Salgado named Head of School, The Spanish School

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After an international recruitment effort we are pleased to re-introduce Arlene Galve Salgado to our school community.  Arlene began the school year as Assistant Head of School and served as the Interim Head of School during our search period.  Although Arlene has been invaluable in her role as Assistant and Interim Head of School, she…

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Green Space Task Force Meeting: Thursday Feb. 25

The Green Space Task Force will be having its first meeting of the year to move forward with our outdoor science classroom, aka playground.  SLLIS was awarded a grant for $14,282 from the Monsanto Foundation to establish our Outdoor Science Classroom and it’s time to work on the space once again. The plan for the…

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