There is so much excitement filling our campuses now that our students are back and settling into a new routine with their teachers and classmates. What a year it has been to get us all back safely, now we are excitedly looking forward to the future!
We ask that you- and your family, friends, and neighbors- make a donation to the LNFI PTO by Thursday, November 18th- Give to the Max Day here in Minnesota. Donations can be made on our page:
L Etoile Du Nord French Immersion Parent Teacher Organization | GiveMN
In the past we’ve suggested a donation of $120, but these are different times. If you can make a donation of any amount, please do; if you can’t, that’s fine too. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring monthly donations on our website all year round.
If you can’t make a donation, maybe a family member or friend can. Call them, email, share our posts on Facebook. There are folks that we know who are willing to give to good causes during this pandemic. Our kids and our school are a good cause!
The LNFI PTO does many things, including fully funding and supporting the intern program, which brings French-speaking interns to LNFI for one-year internships. The intern program is the PTO’s largest budget item and has a big impact on students – classroom interns reduce the staff-to-student ratio and introduce students to worldviews and another native French speaker. The PTO also provides money for a principal fund, teacher/staff-led grants, and social events.
Please join us in supporting our students and teachers with a donation by this Thursday, November 18th.
The book fair has arrived! Did you know the book fair is also a great way to support our teachers and classroom libraries?
Teachers have created wish lists that are available at each campus. Please help build our classroom libraries! Ask the fair volunteer to see your teacher’s wish list to make purchases for them.
Families can also directly donate funds to the teacher e-wallets. Direct links to teacher e-wallets can be found below:
Lindell: Scholastic Book Fairs eWallet
Bolar Boly: Scholastic Book Fairs eWallet
Handley/ Tchoffo: Scholastic Book Fairs eWallet
Dubaille: Scholastic Book Fairs eWallet
Geimer: Scholastic Book Fairs eWallet
The Book Fair will take place November 16-19, at both the Upper Campus (room #2214) and Lower Campus (in the library). Book Fair dates and shopping hours that are open to families and the public:
Tuesday, November 16: 3-6 PM (Lower Campus), 4-7 PM (Upper Campus)
Thursday, November 18: 3-6 PM (Lower Campus), 4-7 PM (Upper Campus)
Friday, November 19: 10 AM – 2 PM (both campuses)
Special daytime Book Fair dates that are student shopping only during school are:
Tuesday, November 16: 2nd-5th grades (Upper Campus)
Wednesday, November 17: 1st grade only (Lower Campus)
There is a $5 credit for each hour volunteered!
Teachers will have wish lists available at each campus’ Book Fair as well. Please ask the volunteer on site for access. We appreciate you supporting our teachers and helping build their classroom libraries!