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October 22, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves – Finding The Right Path

I had the good fortune to sample some delicious hot chocolate and scrumptious freshly baked madeleines during Noémie Tessier’s visit yesterday. Noémie, Executive Pastry Chef at Angelina Paris, New York came to meet our 7th and 8th graders as part of the World of Work (WoW) program, masterfully coordinated for eight years now by Franck Le Martelot with the assistance of Gayle Hampton.

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October 8, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Taking Stock

As the first part of the school year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of how things are going so far. With that in mind, I set time aside this week and last to meet individually with colleagues that are new to the school this year. First impressions are always invaluable and provide us with a fresh perspective on our identity and our way of doing things. In the same ‘taking stock’ mindset, we also sent a questionnaire to parents of newly enrolled students at The École– I will undoubtedly discuss those responses with you in a future letter.

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October 1, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Putting Our Best Face Forward

Transparency has been a hot topic this week. Primarily due to news of a positive COVID-19 test–a result that turned out, as we now know, to be a false positive, with the subsequent tests being negative (the flipping of values that makes a negative result a good thing and a positive test a nightmare continues to perturb me).

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May 14, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Modern Madeleine

Yesterday we marked the end of Ramadan with the feast day of Eid. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to all of the families in our community who celebrated Eid yesterday and to thank Fawzia who delighted us on Wednesday with delicacies prepared especially for the occasion. We are proud to be able to use our academic calendar to highlight the importance and respect we have for the diversity that is intrinsic to our school community (for our Catholic families, yesterday was also ascension day).

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May 7, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Going, Going, Gone

Usually, I start a new diet every Monday morning. I do it in the hopes of getting rid of the surplus of calories I consumed over the weekend. Since I am a real gourmand, and I don’t have any willpower, I fell off—what am I saying, I leaped off—the diet wagon this past Monday. I devoured the breakfast that was served in the staff lounge, offered by the PA as part of Teacher’s Appreciation Week. It was as plentiful as it was delicious.

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