Sunday, May 5, 2013

Students Travel to France Over April Vacation

Over April vacation, 21 students and two teachers traveled to Melun, France as part of the semi-annual France Exchange program. French students had visited Arlington in November. As part of the visit to France, students stayed in families and spent a day at the Lycée Saint-Aspais in Melun, about 45 minutes south of Paris. Students then spent three days visiting Paris, going to the Musée d'Orsay, Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Marais district, Montmartre, and other historic areas. A one-day excursion to the Loire Valley was also organized and students were able to visit the beautiful Chenonceau castle as well as the castle and town of Amboise.

The next France Exchange is planned for the 2014-2015 school year, and is open to all students enrolled in French.


Friday, May 3, 2013

After-School Elementary Spanish Immersion Program Announced!

Arlington Public Schools is pleased to introduce a new after-school Spanish Immersion Program for the 2013-14 school year.

This fee-based, PILOT program:
  • is available to all Arlington Public School students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 in the fall;
  • will meet at the Brackett Elementary School;
  • will begin at the end of the school day and run until 6pm throughout the school year;
  • and, families have the option of choosing two- or three-day weekly schedules.
Some program highlights:
  • All instructors are native speakers and experienced educators.
  • Lessons will take place entirely in Spanish.
  • Language study will be supplemented with arts, crafts, music, cooking and outside play.
Complete information and registration forms are available on the attached flyer.
Registration is limited to 40 students; please postmark registrations no earlier than May 10, 2013.
Direct all questions to Miriam@golingo.org617320-3467
This program is sponsored by Arlington Community Education, a program of the Arlington Public Schools that is completely supported by tuition received from our courses.