In order to meet the various needs and availabilities of our entire school community joining us from school and from home,
we have decided to combine the graduation with our end of year Suzuki concert this Friday at 9 am.
Families joining us from home can find us on Zoom (Zoom ID: 614-425-3766)
at 9 am to hear a short address from our Head of School, Willy Le Bihan, along with speeches written by our graduating 5th graders Anca and Wyatt.
The teachers and students have prepared a little surprise for everyone and we will end our celebration of this school year
with a virtual concert by our Suzuki students in violin, cello, piano, and guitar!
If you are unable to join us on Zoom for graduation, do not fret! We will be sending a video of the entire program
for students and families to enjoy at your own convenience and look back on for years to come.
We look forward to seeing you all at our 18th graduation ceremony!
Willy Le Bihan
|Yearbook Now Available for Order!|
As this school year comes to a close, our yearbook is now available to order so that you may look back
on all the happy memories from this year. Be sure to order your copy in advance by June 19th if you don’t want to miss out on this wonderful souvenir.
You can order by clicking here!
|Continued discussions about doing the right thing|
As we announced last week, EFDM has expanded our library with books for various age groups to help our students navigate and understand recent events. In English class, students have been having age appropriate discussions of current events and are learning about how Americans throughout our history have stood up for what is right.
We have started to read the books we ordered and have had many discussions on equality and change on large and small scales including how to react when you see someone being bullied or being mistreated. We believe that these conversations are very important and are proud of our students for taking them so seriously. We will continue to diversify our library and talk about black leaders who have fought their entire lives for equality and change.
|EFDM Summer Camp and Childcare: Enroll Now! (link below)|
Bilingual Childcare/Summer Camps at L’Ecole Française du Maine
We are open and are offering summer childcare/camps starting June 22, 2020-August 14, 2020.
If you are looking for a safe place for your kids to enjoy the summer, please join us!
Mornings will include a fun French activity and afternoons will be filled with arts & crafts, games and plenty of time for free play.
8:30-3:30, with extended day from 3:30-5:30.
Pricing per week:
Ages 3-4 $325- full day or $ 245 half-day (8:30-12:00)
Rising K-5: $300 week (8:30-3:30)
Aftercare from 3:30-5:30: $85 week
Introducing Our Summer Staff:
Camp Director and French Instructor: Elise LeBihan
Elise is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and she currently teaches creative writing at L’Ecole Française du Maine.
She is bilingual and is looking forward to planning fun interactive activities in French this summer! Students adore Elise for her playfulness and creativity and her warm and kind heart.
Ava Farrar (June session only)
Ava attends Skidmore College where she is studying psychology and philosophy. She loves working with children and has extensive experience as a Camp Counselor at Waynflete School where she led many artistic and engaging activities with kids of all ages for several years. Ava is currently working as a preschool/kindergarten assistant at L’Ecole Française du Maine and is excited to help start the camp before transitioning to her preplanned summer employment at the Desert of Maine in July.
Sydney graduates from Waynflete School this June, 2020- (Congratulations Sydney!) and plans to attend Occidental College in LA in the fall. She attended a Waldorf School in Montréal for a year when she was in grade 1, where she was fully immersed in French. In grade 8, she completed a cultural exchange with a host family in Normandy, France and studied French throughout high school. Sydney has been babysitting since grade 7 and absolutely loves being around kids! She finds there is so much to learn from their unwavering curiosity and ability to stay present. She worked for the after care program at Waynflete School this past year, as well as being a teacher’s assistant for a K-1 classroom.
Zoé is a bilingual graduate of L’Ecole Française du Maine and a rising junior at Waynflete School. Zoé loves kids and she worked last summer as a Camp Counselor at The French American School of Tampa Bay. She is looking forward to helping out at EFDM this summer. Zoé’s sweet and friendly manner and ability to interact in both French and English will be a huge hit with the kids!
We are accepting enrollment now and slots are limited.
Please indicate which weeks you are interested in and your child’s age.
Link to enroll and secure your child’s slot: Click Here!
Payment may be made by checking/savings account or credit card.
Fees are non-refundable (unless we face an unlikely need to close due to COVID-19, in which case a total refund will be issued)
Please send snacks only if attending half day, and snacks and lunch if attending full day. An ice pack should be included in the lunchbox.
Once enrolled, you will receive the necessary health forms to be completed and submitted prior to the start of camp.
Please also apply sunscreen and insect repellent before arriving each day and send along with a note if you wish us to reapply.
In strict adherence to CDC guidelines related to COVID-19:
Please also send mask for your child to wear during indoor activities.
If you need us to provide a mask, please let us know and we will be happy to do so.Your child’s temperature will be taken and you will need to confirm their good health daily.
|Please Help Families Affected by COVID-19|
Many families have faced financial hardship at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic in our own community. If you are in a position to help, your support could not come at a better time. We have set up a special financial aid appeal for our families during these trying times.
Click here to donate now: COVID-19 Scholarship Fund
|Implementing Maine CDC Protocols Safely|