Principal's Notes

News and reflections from the Maternelle, our early learning center.

November 3, 2021

Thank you to all the parent volunteers and chaperones who came or prepared special treats to make our Halloween Day really special. It was nice to be able to go explore the neighborhood again and in our costumes nonetheless.

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September 15, 2021

Our K teachers and K families had a fantastic time during Back-to-School Night on Monday. It felt really good to hear the laughter on campus and online as teachers and parents got to connect and share anecdotes about the children. 

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August 25, 2021

It was good to connect again with many of you this morning and this afternoon and it definitely felt good to have our youngest students back on campus with us.

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June 16, 2021

We have learned so much this year about ourselves and from one another and I am deeply grateful that through it all, we were able to welcome children on campus

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Sirika Yong,
Maternelle Principal 

  • Believes in a multilingual, inquiry-based, differentiated, and nurturing education. 
  • Strives to tailor each child's school experience to their needs and to bring their potential to light.
  • Graduated from the Sorbonne Nouvelle with a Bachelors' Degree in English, from INALCO with a Bachelor's Degree in Khmer language and civilizations, and from the University of Grenoble with a Bachelor's Degree in French as a Foreign Language.
  • Worked in international schools and French institutes in South Korea, China, and the United States. 
  • Always inspired by William Butler Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire".