Saturday, February 6, 2010

Un vendredi à Sugarloaf...

Our first Friday at Sugarloaf was fun and successful. A group of 15 students from L’Ecole Française Du Maine took their classroom to the mountain for our “première classe de neige”. The day began with schoolwork, taught in two condos generously made available by school families. Beth, Willy and Didier provided the instruction to the students (who were motivated to complete their tasks in order to “hit the slopes”!)

Didier is a certified ski instructor who has great experience teaching skiing in the French Alps. His expertise in this area proved invaluable on this outing. Didier was able to assess the ski levels of the students and group them accordingly, ensuring safety and enjoyment for all. Many parents who are experienced skiers volunteered to chaperone and assist the students during the day.

After a late morning ski session, the lunch break was held at the same two condos, where all enjoyed lasagna, salad, sandwiches, fruit and whoopie pies in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It was fun to share this time together outside of the school, such a positive and memorable experience.

We offer sincere thanks to the parents who made this outing possible by volunteering to help students with skiing, opening their homes to lodge students and faculty, providing organizational support, and pitching in to help with lunch preparation and more! Without their help and support, this trip could never have come to fruition. For a first time out, no one could have asked for more! Merci beaucoup for all of the collaboration and good will! This day will remain a happy memory for our students- one we hope to repeat in the near future!