FRENCH FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS

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Canadian Parents for French Alberta is proud to be the founder and the coordinator of “French Family Fun Weekends”.  These weekends are an opportunity for families of students in French-second-language, French Immersion and Francophone programs to come together to not only celebrate their childrens’ French language skills, but to also provide them an opportunity for their children to “live” French by participating in a full-day socio-cultural activity.

The two weekends are:

  • Falling Into French Weekend  -Banff. October 26-28 2018.
  • French Family Weekend – Jasper. March 1-3, 2019.

FALLING INTO FRENCH

This year’s Fall weekend will take place October 2019 in Canmore.  This year’s fee is $500.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.  Special rates for families of different sizes are available near the bottom of this web page.

The price for the weekend includes the following:

  • Two (2) nights accommodation (one hotel room)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner and entertainment Saturday evening
  • Student programming all day on Saturday
  • Lunch for students on Saturday
  • Parent education session
  • Parent activity Saturday afternoon (students will be at programming)
  • Sunday morning family activity
  • All taxes and fees

 

FRENCH FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

Registration is now closed, please join us next year in Jasper 2020! 

The 2019 event will take place in Jasper, AB from March 1-3, 2019. This year’s fee is $500.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Please see below for rates for families of different sizes.

The price for the weekend includes the following:

  • Two (2) nights accommodation (one hotel room)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner and entertainment Saturday evening
  • Student programming all day on Saturday
  • Lunch for students on Saturday
  • Parent education session
  • Fun parent activity Saturday afternoon
  • Sunday morning family activity (sleigh rides, outdoor skating)
  • All taxes and fees

PARENT SESSION

This year’s parent session will be led by Ashley McPherson, a teacher and literacy specialist: Ashley McPherson is a teacher and resource developer at the Centre for Literacy. Since coming to the Centre for Literacy in 2017, she has been offering intensive reading remediation for students of all ages in French and English. Before teaching at the Centre for Literacy, she taught grades one and two at a Francophone school. Ashley was nominated for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding first year teachers, in part due to her excellent literacy instruction. She completed a B.Ed at the Campus Saint Jean in 2015 and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Professional Education in Literacy Studies at Western University.

A common misconception of French Immersion programs is that they are only for academically gifted children. However, an increasing body of research shows that all students, including those with learning disabilities, can be successful in French Immersion and FSL classes. In this year’s Jasper parent session, Ashley McPherson will debunk some of the common misconceptions surrounding exceptional learners and French as a second language programs. She will also present some of the exciting new research exploring possible early evaluation and intervention strategies to help parents and educators better identify and support struggling students. We will also discuss some of the great work that CPF is doing at many different levels to encourage a more inclusive French as Second Language learning environment.

All Hands on Deck! (Banff 2018)

Inclusion in the French as a Second Language Classroom (Jasper 2019)

SUNDAY MORNING FAMILY ACTIVITY: Families will spend the morning at Pyramid Lake where there will be horse drawn sleigh rides, outdoor skating, winter activities, and a BBQ for CPF families.

The format is similar for both weekends:

  • Arrive Friday night
  • Saturday from 08:30 to 16:00 – Student programming
  • Saturday from 09:00 to 11:00 – Parent education session
  • Saturday evening – Dinner and French entertainment
  • Sunday morning – Family activity.

SPECIAL PROMOTION

We also have a special promotion this year for returning participants—  they will have the opportunity to win a FREE future Family Weekend* for referring a new family. If you are a returning family be sure to tell your friends how great of a time you have on the CPF Family Weekends. When they register, all the new family has to do is write the referring individual’s name in the corresponding question on the registration form! Returning families will get 1 entry into the draw for the free weekend for each family that they refer so tell all your friends for a greater chance to win! The draw will take place on Saturday, March 2 during the family dinner in Jasper.

*Free weekend can be used for either our Banff/Canmore 2019 weekend or the Jasper 2020 weekend.

French Family Fun Weekend 2018-2019 Rates

*Please note, children under the age of 5 are free and are not included in the rate. i.e. If there are 2 adults coming on the weekend and you have a 3 year old and a 8 year old you would be charged the rate for 2 adults and 1 child.

Number of Participants: Rate:
2 Adults/2 Kids $500.00
1 Adult/2 Kids $380.00
2 Adults/1 Kid $430.00
1 Adult/1Kid $310.00
2 Adults/3 Kids $590.00
2 Adults/4 Kids $680.00
3 Adults/2 Kids $650.00
3 Adults/3 Kids $730.00
Saturday, Youth Programming Only $60.00 (includes lunch) / person

 

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