December 2013


Holiday Fete and Break

This year's holiday party will be at noon on Friday, December 20th, right before we break for the winter holidays. Food will be potluck style so any holiday favorites you want to share would be greatly appreciated!

Classes will resume on January 10, 2013.  

Spanish Program

There will be a program this Friday, December 13th at noon in the Calvin Center in the basement. Several spanish students have studied in Latin America and we will be having an informal discussion about the schools and towns we have experienced. The discussion is in English and everyone is welcome.

In addition, 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.  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.

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 provide snacks for 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 2013-2014

President: Judy Pearlstein,

1st Vice President (Membership Chair): Sharon Barb-O’Connor,

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

Secretary: Laura Clouse,

Assistant Secretary (Newsletter): Gail Clair,

Treasurer: Martha Hogerty,

Assistant Treasurer, Margot Patterson,

Board Assistant: Amanda Hassett, or 816 301-4110