Father Daughter Dance FRIDAY
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Calling all Dads, Brothers, Papas, Uncles, Cousins, Mentors and Family Friends! The young ladies of BR FLAIM are counting on you! Get dressed up and spend an evening with your girl(s) dancing and enjoying themselves at the FLAIM GYM. Cost of the event is $10 Per Couple, or $15 for two or more Girls with one escort. Food and beverage will be provided. There will also be an opportunity for Father-Daughter photos.

To RSVP and purchase tickets, complete the form and return form, check or cash in an envelope to your teacher. Please make checks payable to "BR FLAIM."

BR FLAIM Receives 2019 Magnet School of Excellence
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Baton Rouge FLAIM has received the Magnet Schools of America 2019 Magnet School of Excellence.

MSA’s National Merit Awards program honors the top magnet schools in the United States. These awards recognize magnet schools that demonstrate commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and consistent delivery of high quality educational services to all stakeholders. The Magnet School of Excellence Award is given to only a select group of magnet schools that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application.

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Letter from Principal, January/February, 2019

Dear Parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Time certainly is going by quickly!  The second semester is long and intense.  We have so much to do over here.  Our teachers are working hard to have your child ready for the next level and become bilingual.  I am very proud of our students and how hard they are working. 

The flu has definitely hit both campuses...adults and children.  Please, please if you child is ill, keep them home.  At our morning assembly we have spoken to the students about the importance of washing their hands with water and soap, how to sneeze properly, and not sharing personal items.  If you will help us by speaking to your children about how to stay healthy, I would appreciate it greatly.

Just a gentle reminder, we need all students on time for school and not checking out early.   At the beginning of the day, our immersion teachers do oral language skills and review.  It is so important for the students to be here for that part of the day.  We do teach until the end of the day...usually during this time, until 3:00, teachers are having formal language instruction, grammar and speaking in the target language.  So, please help us have everyone here all day.

Communication is probably the most important part of the education process for parent and teacher.  If the parent and teacher work together, the child senses that the expectations for him/her are the same from parent and teacher.  We all have times when events happen beyond our control.  If you feel that your child needs extra support for any reason, please talk your child’s teacher.  If you feel that the school could do something better or should begin doing something that is not already done, please speak to the administration.  We cannot help, or support, or understand if we do not know what your ideas and suggestions are concerning any part of the school.  The most important thing any of us can do is communicate and work to the good of the student.  You also have a very vocal PTO organization.  Become involved with it, if you are able.  Working as a team makes us better and stronger.

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will begin LEAP Camp on February 11th.  Parents will receive detailed information about the camp later this month.  We will have camp from 3:30-4:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until March 27th.

 I am looking forward to seeing many of you during the upcoming events.  We are here to educate your child.   We are honored that you chose this program for your child’s education.  Immersion is a totally different program.  We work very hard to provide a unique and highly successful school.

Sincerely,

Ms. Miller

Ms. McBride

Upcoming events

January  17                PTO Meeting (Coffee and Conversations (we will be reflecting on the past semester and solutions for any concerns)

January  21              NO SCHOOL  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday

January  24              Class Pictures          Uniforms must be worn for these pictures

January 25               Muffins with Mom   7:30

                                    Mother/Son Formal  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

February 5               Chinese New Year Celebration

February 11               LEAP Camp begins

February 14               Valentines Day

February 15               Father/Daughter Dance

February 20               EARLY DISMISSAL 12:45

February 22               PTO Silent Auction

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FLAIM Summer Camp Survey
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Summer Camp

Are your kids interested in spending a few weeks in the summer doing all the FUN FLAIM activities like singing, dancing, crafting, cooking and learning more about different countries and cultures?! FLAIM Teachers & Staff need to know! Please complete the survey below!

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Coffee & Conversations: Evening Edition
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FLAIM Administration & PTO are hosting a 2019 Coffee & Conversations: Evening Edition for ALL GRADES, Thursday, January 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM. This event will be a charette, which is defined "a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions."

Part I: Opening Remarks (10 min)

From Mrs. Miller and the PTO

Part II: Moderated Meeting of Groups by Grade (30 min)

This is an opportunity to reflect on the fall 2018 semester and voice appreciation and challenges and proposed solutions. Topics to think about: lunch, recess, carpool, general academic questions/concerns, PTO opportunities, etc.

What did you like about last semester? How do you feel about the new campus? What were some challenges you or your child faced last semester? Are there any improvements that could be made to the facility? What are some solutions you think may help? 

Part III: Comments & Closing Remarks (20 min)

Moderators per grade will share some of their group's appreciation, challenges & solutions.

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Muffins with Mom, Jan. 25th

Mark your calendars, Muffins with Mom is this month! Dads will be serving up delicious muffins, fruits and beverages to all our moms and mother figures.

Muffins with Mom is not possible without the our volunteers, and we are looking for Dads, Father Figures and Family Members. Tasks include: finding donations and/or purchasing items, such as coffee, milk, bottled water, ice, getting them to school for the setup crew. Setup and breakdown crew will be coordinated by FLAIM's Men’s Club.