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Réception des classes américaines à l'Elysée par le Président Miterrand, 1988

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  • Classe franco-américaine back to back:documents

    05 février 2010 ( #Archives: Documents français )

    Echange Ecole des Epinettes, Issy les Moulineaux / New Pladelphia, Ohio 1983 Photo de groupe. La petite ville de New Philadelphia a été choisie parce que l'accueil des enfants français était fait à l'échelle de la ville: les commerçants y participaient...

  • Une page pour CAROLE : Blanzy 71 / Park Forest, Illinois 1991

    05 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Journal de bord: tous les enfants devaient tenir un journal de bord pendant leur séjour aux Etats-Unis. Certains comme celui de Blanzy, ont été transformés en un petit journal distribué aux enfants et aux parents. On peut y suivre l'agenda complet des...

  • Back to back class : documents US

    09 février 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Article from the Hillsboro Press Gazette of May 18, 1978 In most communities where French stayed, they were received by the Mayor of the city. During the ceremony, there was an exchange of gifts between the two cities: key, books, medals, T shirts The...

  • Une page pour JENNIFER: Epinal/Barrington, Illinois 1980

    13 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Instructions envoyées par Jennifer: ecole la Loge Blanche, Epinal 88 / Arnett Lines school, Barrington, Illinois 1980 Chaque parent recevait ces pages d'instructions de l'ACFA de façon à bien les préparer pour l'accueil de l'enfant américain et à préparer...

  • Une page pour JENNIFER suite

    13 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Lettre de Philippe SEGUIN, Maire d'Epinal envoyée à tous les participants: Philippe SEGUIN a été un fervent défenseur des classes franco-américaines qu'il a introduites dans les écoles primaires d'Epinal en 1980. Depuis cette époque il avait rendu l'enseignement...

  • Une page pour JENNIFER suite

    13 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Grille des classes transplantées de la ville d'Epinal Dans le cadre des classes de découverte dont faisaient partie les classes franco-américaines, il y avait une forte participation financière de la Mairie, calculée selon le quotient familial, les familles...

  • Une page pour SEBASTIEN ( Melun/Freeport New York 1990)

    27 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Photos présentés par Sébastien ( Ecole Pasteur, Melun / Atkinson school, Freeport, New York 1990 Les enfants se retrouvaient souvent au cours d'un pique-nique surtout lorsqu'ils arrivaient aux Etats-Unis en fin de semaine. Ils ne pouvaient pas être laissés...

  • Une page pour SEBASTIEN Suite

    27 février 2010 ( #Une page pour vous )

    Programme présenté par Sébastien ( Ecole Pasteur, Melun / Atkinson school; Freeport,New York 1990) Le spectacle a toujours été une part importante du programme des classes franco-américaines: il servait d'abord à établir une forte homogénéité dans la...

  • Classe franco américaine: bulletin d'informations décembre 2012

    05 décembre 2012 ( #Lettre d'information )

    America France France Amérique French-American class: It's a long way to France Published in America by www.Redleadbooks.com Les quatre nouveaux livres d'André Girod : Ecrivain prolifique ? cliquez ici année importante en France et aux Etats-unis dans...

  • French-American snow class: documents

    20 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    The first French-American class took place between Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Versailles France. The experience was so successful that the program was introduced in many primary schools in America. In three years the number of classes went from two in 1975...

  • Two boys on a quad !

    20 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    An American boy and his French counterpart . For the three weeks the French child became part of the family and was treated as one of them. When it was the American'turn to go to France, he stayed with the family of his counterpart. En reality the two...

  • Welcome to America

    20 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Arrival in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan: from the Detroit airport, the French children were taken in a school bus to the school gymnasium where parents and school officials waited for the French class. After a short ceremony ( the French children were...

  • Reception: exchange of gifts

    21 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    A reception was organised for each French class by the school district, the City and sometimes by the State. The French presented gifts from their community: flags, books, medals and a letter from the Mayor. In exchange they received a quilt made by the...

  • The "spectacle": what a show it was!

    21 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Program for the " spectacle franco-américain" in Melun by the American class from Freeport, New York on the 7 of May 199O in the Melun City Hall Very often the " spectacle" was presented the next day on the first page of the local newspaper. For these...

  • Diplomas and rewards

    21 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    The above diploma was given to each child, French and American, at the end of his/her stay with the counterpart's family. The school district always rewarded a certificate of Appreciation to the French children during the final reception. The American...

  • On the plane: 80 kids!!!

    21 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    On a flight from San Francisco to Paris we had three classes : total 88 kids!! The other passengers, at the airport counter started to panic when they saw the line of kids with their plane tickets in one hand, a suitcase in the other. Some asked to switch...

  • André Girod: Tireless promoter

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    For many years, André Girod traveled extensively throughout the United-States, visiting EVERY state ( including Alaska and Hawaï) and going to far corners to meet with school authorities. We sent French children to nearly every state ( total 48). For...

  • More meetings with school authorities

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    My responsability to promote the Back to Back through the primary schools in America was to meet the superintendant of each school district. Once convinced that the program was good for his fifth grade students, I met with the school principals to see...

  • Meeting with Mayors

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Meeting with Ralph Perk, Mayor of Cleveland to give a letter from the Mayor of Sèvres along with a " famous " vase from the manufacture of Sèvres. The vase which was to be given to the Paul Briggs, Superintendant of the Cleveland Public schools disappeared...

  • Meeting with French Mayors

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Reception by Achille Peretti, Mayor of Neuilly sur Seine: exchange of flags: André Girod and Achille Peretti holding the flag of Illinois given by a class from Springfield. Reception with Nicolas Sarkozy, nowadays, President of France. At the time Sarkozy...

  • French stars in America:More photos of " Spectacle"

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    French " Spectacles" were always a big hit in school districts: the press, television were always present to relate the performance by the French children. It was a serious part of their preparation as " little ambassadors" and every evening the show...

  • More French stars!

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Very often, the day after the performance, the French Spectacle had the first page in the local newspaper.This was an excellent promotion for the French language with the primary school children who then became interested in participating the following...

  • Terrorism: students threatened

    22 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    In 1995, I had to face a serious situation: the American counselor from Ann Arbor, Michigan, had received a telephone call from an " unknown person" representing a terrorist group and threatening to hurt the American children. The State Department in...

  • How the French children adjusted to the American way of life!

    23 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    What impressed the French children most was size of things: limousines, cars, homes, school, people! The American families did their utmost for the French children: parties, picnic, visits The French children were hosted like VIP No problem for the French...

  • American cities welcome French children

    23 mai 2010 ( #Archives: US documents )

    Big Cities ( Chicago, New York, Indianapolis, Seattle, Phoenix, Boston) and small communities ( New Philadelphia, Wilmington Ohio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) hosted our French children. Everywhere they were welcome and they had a great time. The American children...

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