February/March 2014


Nacer Khelouz will be giving a French program on Friday February 28 at noon.   More information to follow. 

 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 the positive word of mouth from our members.

On Line Directory/Le Livret

Please find contact information for a fellow La Causerie member on line by following these simple directions:

Go to the La Causerie website at www.lacauserie.org

tap on the flags at the top of the site, a request to log in page will come up

fill in the request for user name with lacauserie then

fill in the password section with the word century

tap on authenticate

then the listing of all members will appear.  

In addition to the on line directory, we are in the process of preparing printed copies of Le Livret.  They will be available soon.  

Teacher Evaluations and Class Feedback

Thanks so much for taking the time to complete the teacher and class evaluations.  The board will review them and then give them to the teachers.  Your opinions about the classes and the teachers are very important to us and we take your comments seriously. 

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 in the Social Room. You are not 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. 

Spring Break

Spring break is March 21.  Classes will resume on March 28. 

Sad News

Dr. William O’Connor, beloved husband of Board member and fellow Spanish student, Sharon Barb-O’Connor, passed away suddenly on February 7, 2014.   Please keep Sharon and her family in your thoughts at this difficult time. 


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, lacauseriefrancaise@gmail.com or 816 301-4110