Our first trip to Sugarloaf on Friday, January 22nd was a blast with blue sky and not a bit of wind ! In the morning many students took ski or snowboard lessons with Sugarloaf ski instructors; we all gathered for lunch in the lodge and quickly returned to the slopes for another three hours of skiing with students divided in different ability level groups. I offer my sincere thanks to the parents who made this outing possible by volunteering to help students with skiing, carpooling, providing organizational support, and pitching in to help with lunch and more! Without their help and support, this trip could never have come to fruition. This day will remain a happy memory for our students. It was fun to share this time together outside of the school, such a positive and memorable experience. Our next trip is Friday, February 5th, I hope to see you on the happy trails of Sugarloaf !
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Special thank you to Drew Morris and John Morris, Public Safety Commissioner for the State of Maine and Grandfather of two students at L'Ecole Française du Maine, for planning this demonstration by the K9 Unit of the State Police. The 45 minute presentation captivated our students and it was a pretty tough act to follow for the teachers for the remainder of the day :-)
State Police K9 Unit teams are available 24 hours/day and respond to many types of calls in all weather conditions. Calls for service include tracking lost persons or persons suspected of committing a crime. Searching for discarded evidence, both known and unknown. Searching for suspects concealed in buildings. Locating prohibited narcotics hidden in vehicles, structures and on persons. Searching for explosives. Explosive searches are split between actual calls for suspected devices and precautionary searches for dignitaries and VIP’s. Patrol dogs also provide protection for their handlers and deterring ongoing criminal behavior.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Bon Appétit :)
Link to event: http://www.fcsmaine.org/just-desserts/
Winter break may be over but at L'École Française du Maine life is not all work and no play. Students are sliding into the New Year on the school's sledding hill during recess and having so much fun. L'École Française du Maine believes that it is imperative that children enjoy lengthy recesses every day where they have fun with their friends playing in the snow. Happy New Year from everyone at L'École Française du Maine.