Friday, May 31, 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Thank you so much for all your support: coming to Fine Arts and French Night, Muffins for Mom and being present and helping during appreciation week for all teachers.

Above all, thank you for your trust with the children. We finished strong and I am very proud of all their accomplishments. 

Here some insights into the learning throughout the grades:


2nd Grade:

Students learned to name not only the family members but also the pets that live with them.



3rd Grade:

Students learned to tell where they feel pain, name the 5 senses and what they need to go on a picnic.



4th Grade:

We learned about zoo animals, practiced sign language to tell about them, learned idiomatic expressions using animals, farm animals, their babies and products and the anatomy of a turtle.



5th Grade:

We continued with more French idioms, Farm animals, their babies and their products, and the anatomy of a turtle.  We started "Free time" and can tell what all family members are doing.


As we leave for the summer, keep practicing the numbers learned throughout the year.


Have a good summer and I would like to say:

              
             “Bonnes Vacances et à bientôt”.




Friday, April 5, 2019


                                                 
Fine Arts and French Night

Dear Family of Archway Arete Students,

You are invited to enjoy a special evening showcasing the artwork and French performances of your children on Wednesday, April 10th. There will be artwork displayed throughout the hallways, a French Club performance and French class video performances in the MPR, optional art workshops, and refreshments!

Event parking will be available both on campus and at The Falls, next door.  Please view the schedule below for a brief rundown of each available event. Please look at the schedule carefully to decide which presentations you would like to attend. Note that all optional art workshops will take place in the art room, and seating is limited. This evening is rather informal, but please make sure you allow time to view the artwork and see the French class video (shown twice during the evening). We hope to see you there!



Event Schedule:

5:30-5:35   Welcome over intercom

French Schedule:

5:40-6:10   French Club performs in the MPR

6:20-6:50   First showing of K-5 French Class Video in MPR               

7:00-7:30   Second showing of K-5 French Class Video

Art Schedule:

5:35-7:30 Art in Hallways available for viewing

5:40-6:00 Art Workshop: Mr. Evans

6:10-6:30 Art Workshop: Ms. Arce-Lindsay

6:40-7:00 Art Workshop: Mr. Evans

7:10-7:30 Art Workshop: Ms. Arce-Lindsay

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

                                                        
Save the Date




Please join us this coming April for 
        Fine Arts and French Night

We will be featuring lovely presentations by the Art classes, live poetry courtesy of the French club, and videotaped music performances by all our French classes. 

     The date to save is April 10, 2019

We will send out more information after the break, as the time approaches.


           We hope to see you there!



Dear Parents and Guardians, 


 Here some insights of the learning happening in French class.

2nd Grade:

 We learned about all objects found in Leo’s room. We use a preposition to tell where you can locate a specific object. We are moving forward to talk about siblings in the family.



3rd Grade:

We finished learning about the body parts and physical appearances with an eye on hair color and accessories. We are currently working on expressing emotions.



4th Grade:

We are still in the city and we checked all places and stores. We are learning about buying, paying and giving back change using the European currency.



5th Grade:

We are officially in Unit 4 and we are learning about animals, starting with zoo animals. We are also using French sign language to represent those animals. 

Be ready! Next, we are going to use French animal idioms for specific situations.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Day for Friendship Un jour pour l'Amitié! Thursday, February 14th is Great Hearts Day! We have reserved this special day to focus on the virtue of friendship and celebrate the traits that make a great-hearted student. Teachers are planning interactive and fun activities centered around these topics, and time will be set aside for students to create hand-made Great Hearts Day cards for their classmates.  Archway Arete strives to cultivate a rich, academic environment rooted in the classical tradition. This many times requires popular culture to be left at the door. On that note, students will not be permitted to bring store-bought valentines, candy, or gifts to school. Thank you for partnering with us.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Dear Parents and Guardian,

“Happy Holidays”/”Bonnes Fêtes!”

“Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee 2019”! Best wishes for 2019!

 Thank you so much for your gifts: your kindness touched my heart and I am grateful for you. I wish you all an enjoyable and restful break with family and friends!

Semester 1 is over! I am very proud of all my students’accomplishments.

Here some insights into the learning throughout the grades:

2nd Grade:

We learned to name all school and recess activities. We can tell which ones we like or don’t like. Unit 3 is among us and we have an encounter with the French family Legrand: we are learning where they live, find the people inside their home and tell where they are. Also, we are still counting and we aim to reach 30 in numbers and in letters. We continue to practice writing the date.

3rd Grade:

We finished Unit 3: La famille Legrand.

We learned about all objects found in Leo’s room, tell about the siblings we have, name the family members that live with us and the pets we have. We are moving forward to Unit 4: En forme?/in shape? We are currently working on learning about the parts of the face and use “I have/ J’ai…”

4th Grade:

After we worked on the days, the months and the seasons, we practiced writing the date. We moved to Unit 3: en ville/in the city. We learned to name all the places and stores we can go to and follow directions to get to a place.

5th Grade:

After we worked on the days, the months and the seasons, we practiced writing the date. We moved to Unit 3: en ville/in the city. We learned to name all the places and stores we can go to and follow directions to get to a place. We can recognize some workers in regard of masculine and feminine nouns and we are starting to use European currency to buy things (say the price right, give change back…). We are still working on our numbers and we aim to reach 100.

I am excited about what is left to do and look forward to see all  my students back in 2019, full of enthusiasm and energy to continue the journey of learning the French language.
A tres bientot!




Monday, November 5, 2018


Dear Parents and Guardians,



I am delighted to announce that sign-up for our 1st-5th French Club has gone live! Monsieur Gaudin and I met with the club for the first time on Thursday, November 1st, and we will continue to meet on Thursdays through the 9th of May, 2019. 



Again, the club meets in Room 2C on Thursdays from 3:10-4:05



Our club aims enrich the French learning of students with:

  • Games, skits, and short lessons on grammar and technical skills,
  • Cultural experiences and input from Francophone nations around the world,
  • And fun French snacks, songs, and videos which help the language to come alive

In addition, we will be preparing for Fine Arts and French Night, where the club will perform live! To that end, we bring to your attention that club members must attend regularly.



We would love to see your child there, and we encourage you to visit Arete's online club sign-up portal if you would like to join!



Thank you for your support!

Vive le Club Français!