Friday, November 29, 2013

EFDM Thansgiving 2013

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Dear "Chef Steph" and all of the Parent Helpers, 

That was really an amazing Thanksgiving Meal - what a success!!!! Steph, we are very grateful for your leadership in organizing and cooking the Thanksgiving community meal, and for all of the support from the Parents'Association volunteers who pitched in to cook, donate items, set up and clean up. Without you, it would not be possible!

It was amazing how many families attended today and how much food was donated this year- it is a wonderful tradition and it is growing! We were happy to see grandparents today too! Thanks to all for making the time to join us!

Dasha's trees were the perfect addition to the tables, really bringing the message to the kids that we all have so much to be thankful for. It will be a great feeling to give the food baskets to the community center next week, and now we can decorate them with leaves and messages from Dasha's art club creations. That is very special!

Knowing Elodie is in Haiti as we gathered today reminds us even more that giving thanks is so important, and that helping others whenever we can really does make a difference. We will all be looking forward to her news, so please watch for posts on Facebook and the blog as we get updates from Elodie over the coming days. Thanks to all of you for supporting Elodie in her humanitarian efforts!

We certainly have a great community at L'Ecole Française du Maine, and we are thankful for all of you, including the famiies who have been with us over the years and the wonderful new families whom we welcome into our community this year. 

One mom told me she plans to take the day off to help next year. Fantastique!! :-) 

It was heart-warming to see you all today, so invested in your children and the school. Merci beaucoup! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Gratefully yours,

Beth and Willy LeBihan

PS: I took home an extra plate of food that no one touched. As I walked in the door, I said to my 13 year old son (who has a bottomless stomach):

"Colin, I have something for you."
He replied excitedly: "Did you bring me food? I almost called and asked if you would bring me some!"

He was thrilled and devoured the entire plate immediately; not even taking time to warm it up. You made his day!!! 

Message to parents of young boys- beware of the grocery bills ahead :-)