Save the dates.
November 12, French program with Ann Miller
This is a presentation geared toward beginning and intermediate level French students by veteran Pembroke Hill School teacher Ann Miller. Join her to examine two iconic French paintings and learn about what they have to tell us about French culture. This very interactive presentation will compare:
Together the group will explore the social context in which these two works were painted and see how this helps us understand them.
Then we will discuss la composition, la symétrie, les lignes diagonales, le réalisme, etc. What was happening in France at the time they were painted which helps to explain them?
Participants will get to review dates and numbers. We will have lots of visual cues to aid in understanding and to help in expanding your vocabulary.
Ann Miller is a retired French teacher, tour organizer and French translator. While she has geared this presentation to beginning and intermediate students, others are welcome to attend.
Moore will speak about "Un viaje memorable” -- A Memorable Trip, his
experiences and studies in Ecuador, and will show photos of a
trip he took with one of my host families from Quito to Piñas (a
near the Peruvian border).
He teaches Spanish and ESL at a private company, and in the Adult Education Division of NKC Schools. He was the founder of ¡Claro K.C.! - The Kansas City Spanish Conversation Group and he has received certification from the Ministerio de Educacion del Ecuador as a Profesor of Spanish for Foreigners at all levels.
Coffee and Snack Service
We always appreciate donations of snacks for our Friday morning classes, either homemade or store bought. Please sign up in the Social Room for a day that you can bring a treat. Bring your snacks when you arrive and if you don’t get to class until 10 or 11 bring something that can be saved by the staff and put out the next week like biscotti. We ask for donations for coffee or tea, which are provided by La Causerie. Leave a bill or two in the basket and you’ll help pay for this service.
Winter’s not far away, so we’d like to remind you that La Causerie follows the Shawnee Mission School District practice on snowy or icy days. If the Shawnee Mission District closes its schools due to bad weather, La Causerie will also be closed. In case of inclement weather, please listen to the list of school closings on television and radio or check the District’s website.
And, yes, there is a reason we don’t follow the KCMO School District policy (even though our school is in their boundaries). Over the past several years the board has watched how the various districts handle snow days. KCMO, because, many of its students ride buses, sometimes cancels school because of cold weather only. This is appropriate to protect students standing at bus stops, but not relevant to our situation.
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Do you have a suggestion or comment about classes, teachers, logistics, LCF in general? Drop us a note and put it in the Suggestion Box at the top of the stairs on the third floor. We welcome your input!
2010 ‒ 2011 Calendar
November 5 Fall business meeting at noon
November 12 French program at noon, Ann Miller, Speaker
November 19 Spanish Program at noon, Al Moore, Speaker
November 26 No class (Thanksgiving holiday)
December 3 French program at noon, Cyprienne Simchowitz, Speaker
December 10 Spanish program at noon, Paula Mitre, Speaker
December 17 Holiday Fête from noon to 1 p.m.
December 24, 31 No class (Christmas holiday)
January 7 Classes resume
March 18 No class (Spring Break)
April 29 Last day of classes
Executive Board Members 2010-2011
Do you have a question? The first contact in case of a question is our trusty Board Assistant Amanda Hassett at 913-538-6238. If she doesn’t have the answer, she can direct you to the right person.
President Martha Hogerty
1st Vice President (Membership Chair) Inez Pennington
2nd Vice President (Social Chair) Joan Adam
Secretary Gail Clair
Assistant Secretary (Newsletter) Judy Pearlstein
Treasurer Christie Lohmeyer
Assistant Treasurer (Textbook Chair) Dalene Bradford
Board Assistant Amanda Hassett