Letter from the Principal, July 15, 2019

Dear Parents,

Hello from FLAIM! I hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer. It is going by so quickly! By the time you get this letter there will only be a few weeks before the beginning of school. I thought that you might like to know some of what will happen this coming school year.

WELCOME

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new students, teachers, and parents this year.

Supply Lists

PTO school supplies will be ready when students report to school. For those of you who did not choose to participate in the PTO School Supply project through LA Office supply, supply lists are ready! You may pick them up at the school anytime Monday through Thursday from 8:00- 4:00. If you would like for us to fax or email you a copy, we can do that as well, just call Ms. Valaire at 343-6630. To download a school supply list, visit our School Supply page.

School Supply Fee

There is a school supply fee of $25.00. This money is used for consumables for the students throughout the year. If this is a hardship for any families, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can always work this out. This fee also covers the cost of the school planner for students in 2nd-5th grade. All students will receive a planner.

Teachers

We have many of our teachers returning. Several of them have returned to their home countries or have moved out of state. We have so many wonderful teachers and staff on our FLAIM team. You will enjoy meeting all of them. This year, we are adding a second French class at second grade, Madame Justine Ngah, will be teaching this class. We have also added another fifth grade Spanish class. Senore Veas will be teaching this class. We had three French teachers return to France this summer. In their places we have at first grade Monsieur Cary Hebert and Madame Fabienne Sizemore. At Kindergarten we have Madame Hartmann. Our immersion Mandarin classes have really grown. However our first class, which is now in fifth grade, is extremely small and so is our fourth grade class. Our district has determined that we must have a 4/5 Mandarin combination for this year. For this class we have Ms. Zhijuan Ding joining us.

Uniforms

For information about uniform requirements, visit our Uniform page.

Fridays are Spirit Day. Students may wear their BR FLAIM T-shirt to school on each Friday.

Extended Day

BR FLAIM will continue to conduct our own extended day program. 2019-2020 Extended Day Handbook and Registration material is available. We will begin extended day in the morning and afternoon on the first day of school, August 8th. More information at brflaim.org/extended-day.

Beginning of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten

More information here

Pre-K and Kindergarten Parent Orientation on Thursday, August 8th.  Pre-K parents will meet in the gym at 8:00 AM.  Kindergarten parents will meet in the gym at 9:00 AM.  Staggered start dates are Friday, Aug. 9, Monday, Aug. 12, and Tues. Aug. 13. All students come to school on WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14!

Mandatory Meeting

On August 2nd, we look forward to seeing many of you. Important information will be shared with you. You will also be able to find out who your child’s teacher will be for this year, and you can drop off school supplies to their classroom. If you have not done so yet, please check our brflaim.org website for current information or join the FLAIM Parent Page on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon. Remember, the offices are opened from 7:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday until July 27th. On July 30th , we begin a regular school week schedule. If you need us, please call or e-mail us. Have a wonderful “Rest of the Summer”!!

Sincerely,

Ms. Miller, cmiller@ebrschools.org

Ms. McBride, pmcbride@ebrschools.org

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