The LNFI PTO is a community of parents and teachers coming together to build, strengthen, and support educational, enrichment, and extra-curricular opportunities within a Francophone environment for L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School students. LNFI is a St. Paul Public School.
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.
LNFI PTO volunteers coordinate numerous events during the school year, including a fall carnival (Carnaval des Citrouilles), an end-of-year spring festival (Kermesse), a roller-skating evening, a bowling afternoon, VIP Day for pre-k through first grade families, staff appreciation potlucks and meals, a fall and spring Scholastic Book Fair, and MIA’s Art Adventure.