We are happy to announce that Sutherland will be offering a French fall session for 6th-8th graders through the Alliance Française of Charlottesville. This program will be offered on Monday mornings from 8:00-8:55 a.m. each week from September 16 – November 25 (8 classes). The curriculum will be geared to help 6th grade students prepare for the upcoming years of French in 7th and 8th grade; however, it is also for any 7th or 8th grader who would like more French practice (or the chance to learn a new language). The focus will be mostly on speaking and will involve many fun, hands–on activities. Michelle Katstra, a former Charlottesville High School French teacher and graduate of UVA’s Curry School of Education, will be teaching this class.
French Before-School Class
Sutherland Middle School PTO 1st semester, 2013 COURSE REGISTRATION FORM
STUDENTʼS NAME: _________________________
AGE 2013–2014 GRADE LEVEL / FRENCH EXPERIENCE ________________/____________________
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FRENCH BEFORE-SCHOOL CLASSES
Sutherland Middle School PTO
1st Semester, 2013
This is a perfect opportunity to immerse your child in French language and culture, right here in Charlottesville! The Alliance Française will begin offering a before-school class at SMS! All students are welcome, but this class is especially great for 6th graders who would like a basis of the French language before they begin 7th grade French at SMS. This is also a wonderful opportunity for a student who loves languages and would like to learn a new one, or who just wants some enhancement of the French they are already learning!
This class will be taught by Michelle Katstra. Michelle has a BA in French from UVA and a Master’s of Teaching from UVA’s Curry School of Education. Post-college, Michelle worked at EuroDisney in Paris, France. Upon her return to the USA, she was a French teacher and department chair at Charlottesville High School. Most recently, Michelle helped to write an online French program for the Navy. Michelle currently teaches after-school French at Hollymead Elementary School and tutors students learning the French language.
THEMES: Introductions, Numbers, Art, Colors, Seasons & Weather, Food, Family, Navigating a French City
FRENCH CLASS DATES
: Monday mornings at 8 a.m. in the SMS Library
Monday Class Dates: (Eight class meetings) 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25. Make-up date will be 12/2 if needed.
1) Parent contact details: We require this attached information sheet only once, before the first class. If there are any changes during the session, please contact Michelle Katstra at email@example.com.
COST AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
The fee is $12 per class. Checks should be made payable to the Sutherland PTO for $96 (eight classes). Please indicate the student’s name on the check on the memo line.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION
Please return the attached form with full payment to the front office (Attn: Michelle Katstra) by Friday, September 13th, 2013 to guarantee your child’s place in class. Late enrollments will be accepted pending availability. The first class will be Monday, September 16th in the SMS Library.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Michelle Katstra at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathalie Pincham at email@example.com