February/March 2013

Italian Program:  March 1

Mr. Paulo Dicamillo will be joining us on March 1, 2013, at noon in the Calvin Center.  Mr. DiCamillo is from Italy and a classical musician.  He is married to Ms. Rachel DiCamillo who recently substitute taught the Level 1 Italian Class.  Mr. DiCamillo will be discussing Italian Opera. 

Spanish Program:  March 8

 Ms. Patricia Siqueiros is offering a program in Spanish on March 8, 2013, in the Calvin Center at noon. She is presenting the "Las Maravillas de Chihuahua" and will

talk about her home state of Chihuahua and will show some pictures about

Los Indios Tarahumaras

If you have an idea for a future program please let us know! We are always looking for new and interesting presentations for students to enjoy.

 Know Anyone Still Interested In Classes?

We encourage you to continue spreading the word about our language classes. We still have openings in all three languages.  Please direct any potential student to the La Causerie website for more information.  We realize a majority of our enrollment is due to continual support and word of mouth from our members.

 100-Year Anniversary of La Causerie

On January 11, 2013, at least 89 current students, teachers and staff of LaCauserie gathered to have a group picture taken to kick off the 100-year celebration.   In the near future the picture will be displayed in the break room along with a sign up sheet if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the photo.  

Have you seen some of your fellow students using the terrific 100 Year Anniversary canvas tote bag?  It is sturdy, colorful, and large enough to hold all the books we bring with us each Friday.  You may purchase yours from Amanda or from one of the board members who will be visiting your class. It is a great buy at only $12.00.  Get yours while the supply lasts!

Save the date:  Join in the fun by saving May 17, 2013, for a luncheon at Grand Street Cafe in honor of our 100 year Anniversary.  More details will follow in upcoming newsletters. 

Spring Break

Spring Break is March 15, 2013.  Classes will resume on March 22, 2013.


Any purchase made through Amazon benefits La Causerie.  Please use our web page at www.lacauserie.org, go to the bottom of the page and click on Amazon.  La Causerie receives a percentage of your purchase amount. 

Snow Days

La Causerie follows the snow day guidelines used by the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD). If the weather is inclement, please check the local news and radio for school closings. If SMSD has a snow day so does La Causerie.

Snack Sign-Up

Enjoy the weekly coffee and snacks? Please remember that members donate these items. If you are interested in volunteering snacks, there is a sign up sheet for Friday mornings in the Social Room. You will not be expected to feed the whole school, as three or four other members will contribute too. La Causerie provides the coffee and tea and we ask for donations to help cover the beverage costs, which are not allotted in the La Causerie budget.  All contributions are appreciated. 


We have been asked to remind students to please refrain from parking in the spots in front of the Crestwood Shops.  

Executive Board Members 2012-2013

President: Judy Pearlstein,
1st Vice President (Membership Chair): Joan Adam,

2nd Vice President (Social Chair): Kathy Marincel,

Secretary: Laura Clouse,

Assistant Secretary (Newsletter): Gail Clair,

Treasurer: Martha Hogerty,

Assistant Treasurer (Textbook Chair): Sharon Barb-O’Connor,

Board Assistant: Amanda Hassett,  or 816 301-4110

 PLEASE- pass the word along to your friends at La Causerie who may have missed seeing this transmission.