« L’Amicale de l’Ermitage », what is it ?
In September 2012, a small group of mummies of the school had decided to meet to organize festive, cultural and charitable events for the children, for the parents and for all the school community. This group was inspired by all the work of parents’ associations which preceded the Amicale.
In June 2014, the group deposited the statutes to the sub-prefecture : « L’Amicale de l’Ermitage », association Loi 1901, was born, with a « Bureau » consists of one president (Marianne Bataille), one vice-president (Anne Morère), one treasurer (Sandrine Courtois) and one secretary (Alexia Dessain) and some « Membres fondateurs » : Sandrine Bishof, Anastasia Drapeau, Frédérique Lemesle, Sophie Lottefier et Emmanuelle Rouot. This association is not a PTA association : our purpose is not to involve us in the educational or school domains but to organize festive, cultural and charitable events.
Today, several members of the Amicale decided to step down. We thank them warmly for all the help which they brought to the association and we wish good luck to them in their new activities.
Treasurer’ job and secretary’s job are from now on vacant. We also look for new founder members. If you wish to be a member of the Amicale, do not hesitate to contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have ideas to suggest us, do not hesitate to contact us at this address either on our Facebook page.
Events that we organize
The « back to school picnic » : at the beginning of the school year, a great opportunity to meet all together and to welcome the new families
Halloween party and Autumn festival : every year for the kindergarten and primary school’s pupils. The children come disguised to school and they make a lot of activities organized by the volunteers
The dining aperitif : a moment of conviviality to exchange and better know each other (reserved for the parents, the teaching team and the staff of the school)
Christmas Fair : Santa Claus come every year at the Ermitage, the children sing Christmas Carols and we organize a nice Christmas Market.
The « movie nights » for the Primary and Middle school’s pupils : a big movie is thrown in the gymnasium, the children look at it, sat in pajamas (for the Primary’s pupils) on mats by eating pop corns… without the parents!
The Book Fair, a big event for children and teenagers : a « second-hand books » fair, but especially a great opportunity to meet publishers and authors and to buy a lot of books in French and in English !
The Summer Fair at the end of the school year, with bouncing castles, buffet and a lot of animations for everyone !
Bake sales at the Primary school, three times a year (October, December and April)
Every time we can, we work in association with the teaching team of the school (Autumn festival and Halloween, Book Fair and Summer Fair, in particular)
What do we do with the raised money ?
Thanks to the money raised during all these events, we were able to finance, in association with the school, the purchase and the installation of a playground in the yard of the Primary and Kindergarten school, the purchase of system stands with “trottinettes” for the Middle school and system stands with bikes for the High school.
The Amicale, it is not only our small team of ten people.
The Amicale could not be without the volunteers there ! Indeed, all year round we call on to you : for example we ask you to take care of the organization of an event, to hold a stand during one of the events proposed during the year either to make a cake. This help is essential : if we have only few volunteers, the event is difficult to set up while if each gets involved at least once in a year, we can realize very nice parties for our children ! Even the parents wo work can, somehow or other, help us !
We warmly thank you for your participation and for your support and we wait for you in September for new festivities !
Marianne Bataille, president
and Anne Morère, vice-president of the association