Aug
26
11:00 am11:00

Back-to-School Picnic at Crandon Park

FIPA Tous A La Plage!

Join us for our welcome-back beach picnic! Meet your classmates and other FIPA families. 

Enter using the south entrance, go toward the beach and look for the FIPA French flag!

Bring your beach umbrella, beach chairs, and something to share. See you there!


Annual Family Picnic
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Annual Family Picnic

You're invited to the FIPA Annual Family Picnic! Please join us for an afternoon of fun and games. Bring your own picnic; FIPA will provide soft drinks! Kids and parents will share in fun activities! Bring your own outdoor games and join in our soccer game, face painting, bag races, carousel,  mini-train, and more! For the sweet tooth :  don't miss our annual dessert contest! Bring your best creation (crepes, cake, pie...) to win a prize

SATURDAY, April 22 Starting at 12:00 p.m. Virginia Key Beach Main Pavilion: 4020 Virginia Beach Drive 33149

Directions here

Please note there is an $8 fee at the park entrance

General Meeting
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

General Meeting

  • Coconut Grove Elementary School

Join us for our annual general meeting at Coconut Grove Elementary School in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.!

To the parents of French IS students in the five Miami-Dade County Public Schools offering the French International Studies Program: Coconut Grove Elementary School, Sunset Elementary School, G. W. Carver Middle School, International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS) and Middle School, and International Studies Preparatory Academy,

FIPA needs your involvement today more than ever! If your children attend one of the above-mentioned schools, it is very important that you attend the upcoming FIPA general meeting and elections. Come to learn about the reasons why your action is deeply needed all year long to support the French IS Program in our schools so that we can help to maintain and improve the quality of our children's bilingual education. Everyone is able to contribute something, in some way. It is not only the duty of others to ensure the future of your students--we are most successful when everyone takes a share of the work.

We hope you'll be able to give one hour of your time on March 22. Meet us in the auditorium at Coconut Grove Elementary School at 6 p.m. Ask questions, understand what is going on, and learn about what FIPA is doing for almost 1,000 students in 1st to 12th grade. Find out how you can help and become part of the action.

Board Members for the 2017- 2018 school year will be elected at the end of the meeting. Consider becoming part of our great team! We hope to see you all there.

Sincerely,

Roger Pardo, President, FIPA

2017 Gala: Les Mille et une Nuits
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

2017 Gala: Les Mille et une Nuits

Join us at the residence of the French Consul in Miami on Saturday, February 25, to support the French International Studies Program in Sunset Elementary, Coconut Grove Elementary, Carver Middle, ISCHS and ISPA.

 

The gala is SOLD OUT! See you Saturday!

 

ISPA Annual Mediterranean Parents' Cocktail
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

ISPA Annual Mediterranean Parents' Cocktail

Mr. and Mrs. Candido Creis Estrada, Consul General of Spain in Miami, and Mr. Alejandro Perez, ISPA Principal, and Mrs. Nicole Unternaehrer, ISPA PTSA President, cordially invite you to International Studies Preparatory Academy's Annual Mediterranean Parents' Cocktail.

Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at the residence of the Spanish Consul General, 3600 Granada Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134. Tickets required. 

Feb
6
Feb 10

Valentine Gram & Cookie Sale at Sunset

You can treat your special someone to a Valentine Gram or Cookie delivered to their classroom on Monday February 13th, 2017. You may send your money and greeting to the French Department in an envelope by February 10th. There will be a special collection table at the school entrance every morning from 7:30 to 8:30 am the week of February 6th to the 10th. 

Galette des Rois Sale
Dec
1
Dec 23

Galette des Rois Sale

In France on January 6th it is customary to celebrate the arrival of the “Three Wise Men”, or Magi, in Bethlehem by sharing a “galette des rois” or King’s Cake. In the northern part of France, this cake is made of puff pastry and filled with frangipane. In the South, it is made of brioche in the shape of a crown and decorated with crystallized sugar. Hidden inside the galette des rois is a charm. The person who receive the slice of cake with the charm is designated as the king (”le roi”) and wears a paper crown. The cake is usually divided into the number of guests plus one, this single piece being reserved for the humble visitor to the home. Traditionally the youngest child present sits under the table and calls out the names of the guests to distribute the cake slices randomly, so that no-one knows in advance who will receive the charm.

FIPA continues the tradition of the galette des rois by offering each class in the French IS and IE program two galettes des rois. A total of over 100 galettes will be provided at no cost for the enjoyment of the children and teachers. This event is made possible with the support of our partners and our sponsor La Provence, which has two locations in Miami. www.laprovencemiami.com

In response to parent requests to purchase galettes to enjoy at home, FIPA has partnered with La Provence. The galettes will be distibuted Friday, January 13, 2017. 30% of the proceeds benefit the French IS program and its students. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 

You can order online right now in the store!

General Meeting & Elections
May
19
6:30 pm18:30

General Meeting & Elections

FIPA will hold its general meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at Sunset Elementary.

We'll be reviewing our activities and investments of this year, Q&A to review ideas for next year, and elect next year's board members. See you there!

May
6
10:30 am10:30

Francophonie at Sunset Elementary

On May 6th, The Sunset Elementary French Department will be celebrating the “Francophonie”. Students will have an opportunity to sample French dishes, enjoy a picnic, watch songs from French students, and a French movie.
 

Winter Break
Dec
18
Jan 3

Winter Break

FIPA wishes you a great winter break! May this moment be full of joy and warmness with your friends and family! Our children have been at the top since August and we hope the best rest for them!

Galette des Rois orders close
Dec
18
3:30 pm15:30

Galette des Rois orders close

Galettes des rois can be pre ordered from now until December, 18 on FIPA online store ONLY.

January is the month to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem and share the traditional king's cake. FIPA propose you to try this tasty French custom by purchasing your cake from our partner "La Provence" through FIPA. 30% of the proceeds will benefit the French IS Program and its students.

Who is going to be your king or queen? Don't wait any longer and order your galette now!

Galettes will be delivered at school on January 8th, 2015, directly to your child.

Wine & Cheese Back-to-School Celebration
Oct
2
7:00 pm19:00

Wine & Cheese Back-to-School Celebration

  • 10901 Tropical Way Miami, FL, 33156 United States

This year's Wine & Cheese was again be held at the beautiful home of Friend of FIPA Natalie Ponak. It was a lovely night and a great opportunity to network with other parents, partners and friends of FIPA. Event photos will be posted soon!

Sunset welcome breakfast
Sep
18
9:00 am09:00

Sunset welcome breakfast

You are cordially invited to attend breakfast with FIPA

Join us at your child's school for croissants and coffee with your FIPA representatives and the French teachers!

D'jal at the Fillmore Miami Theatre
Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

D'jal at the Fillmore Miami Theatre

Get tickets to see Stromae on September 12 and D'jal on September 17 for $65! $5 of each ticket purchased will be donated to FIPA. Email produsafrance@gmail.com for tickets!