Organized by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), National French Week is an annual celebration of French language and francophone cultures. The purpose of National French Week is to increase our community’s understanding and appreciation of the francophone world by finding interesting and entertaining ways of looking at how French touches our lives. It’s also a chance to learn about the dozens of countries and millions of people who speak this beautiful language.
The event included a skit, written by Mr. Homiak the Drama teacher and performed by 8th graders, about the importance of the French language which featured information about French facts, scientists, singers, artists, and French culture in general. The presentation included a Can-Can dance performed by 7th and 8th graders, Le Chat Angora skit performed by 7th graders, Alouette song performed by 4th and 5th graders, and La Danse Des Canards (Chicken Dance) led by 5th graders. The whole school community participated in the dance, and the event ended with all the students enjoying a traditional French treat, a croissant. Grades 4 – 8th Classes ( French and Spanish) participated in The Eiffel Tower decoration contest, and the class winner enjoyed a small treat for a prize.