AATF-VA Postes à remplir

In anticipation of upcoming elections which will take place at the AATF-VA luncheon during FLAVA on October 5, the Nominating Committee is accepting e- nominations for:

  • Secretary (3 years) 2018-2021
  • Treasurer (3 years) 2018-2021
  • Vice President (3 years) 2018-2021
  • President (3 years) 2018-2021
  • 2 additional Board Members 3 years 2018-2021

It is kindly requested that nominations be sent to Karine Boulle (kboulle@stab.org), Chair of the Nominating Committee, no later than September 15, 2018 when the candidate profiles will be posted. Voting will occur from September 15-October 5, 2018 and will be finalized during our luncheon during FLAVA.

We are ready to pass the baton. You are language teachers, so by default, you have a good personality and everything else that is necessary for the position (read description below). So don’t be shy! Nominate your friends or/and nominate yourself!

President – The President shall call and preside over all meetings of the Chapter. The President shall:

– Choose with the advice of the Executive Board the date, time, location, and program for the meetings.

– Approve all orders drawn from funds of the Chapter.

– Appoint Chairs of any committees as necessary.
– Be a signatory for financial transactions in the event that the Treasurer is unavailable.

– Appoint a replacement to fill out the term of office in case of resignation or failure of an officer to perform his or her functions.

– Convoke or poll the Executive board as needed.

– See that the officers of the chapter carry out their duties in a timely fashion.

– Assist the Vice President together with the other members of the Executive Board in planning the program of the annual meeting of the Chapter.

Vice President – The Vice President of the Chapter shall:

– Act as an advisor to the President.

– Assume with the consent of the Executive Board the office of the President and discharge its duties for the unexpired term of office of the President, in the event that the latter should be unable to complete that term.

– Plan the annual meeting of the Chapter.

– Notify the membership of all general meetings.

Secretary – The Secretary shall:

– Record and keep the minutes of all Chapter meetings and Executive Board meetings and share them with the Executive Board for review.

– Post approved minutes and Treasurer’s Report for members.

– Maintain liaison with National AATF Headquarters and the Executive Board by reporting the results of Chapter elections.

Treasurer – The Treasurer shall:

– Maintain an accurate record of the financial situation of the Chapter.

– Deposit dues checks (sent 4-5 times yearly from National AATF).

– Write checks for expenses.

– Keep and reconcile chapter’s bank account statements.

– Be the signatory for all financial transactions.

– Prepare and present a Treasurer’s Report at the annual meeting of the Chapter.

– Advise the President on matters such as promotion of the Grand Concours and membership.

Executive Board – The Executive Board shall:

– Determine the general policy of the Chapter and decide upon all matters not within the purview of this Constitution.

– Establish ways of implementing the goals of the Chapter as established in Article II of the Constitution.

– Organize and be responsible for the Membership Table at the annual meeting of the Chapter.

– Include positions such as the Chairs of Communication, Advocacy, French Film Festival liaison, and Grand Concours promotion.

French Teacher Job Opening in Campbell County, VA

We have an opening for 2018-2019 for a French 1-3 Teacher in Rustburg Middle and William Campbell Combined Schools in Campbell County, Virginia.  Applicants may apply online and contact rcartwright@campbell.k12.va.us if interested.

Thank you!

The mission of Campbell County Schools is to provide a world-class education that enables every student to choose and pursue any post K-12 endeavor.

Campbell County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender or age in its educational programs or employment.
This e-mail and any attachment is only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, re-transmission, copying or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the recipient is prohibited. 

Bourses pour le Festival du Film 2018

La date du VCU French Film Festival 2018 approche. Il se déroulera cette année du 22 au 25 mars 2018.  Les forfaits VIP pour les professeurs qui désirent assister au Festival se montent à $105.00. Le Bureau offre aux trois premiers membres de l’AATF-VA qui en font la demande le remboursement de la totalité de cette dépense ! Si cela vous intéresse et que vous n’avez pas encore bénéficié de cette bourse au cours des trois dernières années, contactez directement la Vice-Présidente de l’AATF-VA, Isabelle Reeves (ireeves@stab.org ) – et envoyez-lui par mél. ou courrier (5318 Little Fox Lane – Charlottesville VA 22903) la preuve de votre achat. Afin de bénéficier de cette bourse, vous devez être inscrit à l’AATF-VA et avoir déjà payé vos cotisations.

En contrepartie, nous vous demandons de compléter le formulaire AATF-VA 2018 VCU French Film Festival Feedback  pour partager vos commentaires sur les films que vous avez vus.

Pour les professeurs que ne sont jamais allés au Festival, nous vous encourageons vivement à y participer ! C’est une expérience formidable. Rendez-vous sur le site du Festival VCU French Film Festival pour plus de détails. Vous pouvez également payer en ligne avec une carte de crédit et faire suivre la copie de votre reçu à Isabelle Reeves.


French Embassy Grants for summer training workshops in France and U.S. – for teachers of FLE and French immersion

Bonjour à tous,

It is my pleasure to share with you the below and attached information concerning summer professional development workshops for French teachers in both France and the United States.  The Embassy of France is pleased to offer you the opportunity to apply for grants which, if you are selected, will fully cover your costs of attending one of these workshops.

Grant applications for all three trainings are open today, and the deadline for submissions is COB on Friday, February 23 (details on your contact person for submission can be found in the attached application documents).

Please find below descriptions of the three types of trainings offered:

In France:

In the United States: (training exclusively reserved for teachers in bilingual schools accredited ‘Label FrancEducation’)

We strongly encourage you to apply for one or more of these excellent professional development opportunities.

Please refer to the above websites and the attached application documents for detailed information, but do not hesitate to contact me with additional questions.  


En vous souhaitant une belle année 2018,

Bien cordialement,


Candidature SPCD 2018

Candidature CARLA 2018

Candidature BELC 2018

Heather SEELEY

Chargée de programmes de coopération éducative

Educational Affairs Program Officer

Services culturels / Cultural Services

Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis / Embassy of France in the U.S.

4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

T: +1 202-944-6015Candidature SPCD 2018Candidature CARLA 2018Candidature BELC 2018

French Partner School Scholarship and GFLA Selection Committee

Dear Colleagues:
Please share the two announcements below with local schools and language teachers as you deem appropriate. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
Lisa A. Harris, Ed.D.
Specialist for Foreign Languages and International Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Sister School Project Leaders – Site Visit to Reims, France
The VDOE is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships to fund travel by Virginia Sister School Project Leaders to visit their partner school in Reims, France. The application for this scholarship is open to new and established partner schools’ project leaders.
The scholarship will fund a group site visit to take place in spring 2018 for four to six project leaders. Additional information and applications for the scholarship is available in Superintendents’ Memo #337-17 that was posted on December 15th. The application deadline is January 16th.
Governor’s Foreign Language Academies: Seeking Nominations for Student Selection Committee
The VDOE is seeking nominations for individuals who are qualified and available to serve on the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies Student Selection Committee. The committee will be comprised of five teams that will each be charged with the review of applications for the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Japanese. Nominees should be teachers, content specialists, or other educators who are knowledgeable about the Academies and fluent in the selected target language.
Selected team members will be asked to review and rate applications and student assessments in the target language. Training on the rating rubric will be provided. Committee meetings will be held in the Williamsburg, Virginia, area from March 6-9, 2018. The VDOE will cover expenses for mileage, meals, and lodging related to the review process following approved state guidelines. All committee members may receive recertification points, pending the approval by their school divisions.
See Superintendents’ Memo #332-17 for information on how to apply. Completed applications are due by January 20, 2018. Committee members will be notified by January 30, 2018.
Governor’s Foreign Language Academies: Staff Applications
Applications are now available on the Web site for Academy Teacher and Resident Assistant positions. Language administrators, educators, teachers, and college students interested in a position at the 2018 Academies are encouraged to apply. Teachers who serve on the Selection Committee are not eligible to apply for staff positions. Staff applications are due by January 26th.

Grand Concours registration is now up & ready to order

Registration for the Grand Concours is now on the AATF online store to order materials for the 2018 Concours is now ready to accept orders. https://frenchcontest.org/magento/master/htdocs/

Please note that the deadline for ordering paper and pencil tests is December 31, 2017. The deadline for online contest registration is January 30, 2018. Payment for either type of test must be received by the AATF before materials will be shipped or login information distributed.

Please encourage your students to participate in this unique opportunity to show off their French skills and to earn recognition for the extraordinary things that they have learned in your classes!

Email Laurel Maughan (laurel_maughan@ccpsnet.net) if you encounter any issues in the registration process. Bon CONCOURage!

Here are three new local initiatives for the Grand Concours in Virginia:

• Les bourses au Grand Concours:
AATF-VA would like to offer to cover the contest registration fees for students who already qualify for free & reduced lunch. We can cover the fees for 100 students; we will offer this opportunity on a first come, first served basis; if you have students who we can help, please do the following ASAP:
Please make a copy of this spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/…/17lz3nR2SfrVaNOaaFIVN8b40DZ…/edit…)
and then fill it out with the names of your students whose tests we will pay for.
Email your list to laurel_maughan@ccpsnet.net.
Send payment to the AATF for the rest of your students as you normally would; we will send a check for the need-based students. The cut-off for sending this information will be January 15 so that we have time to make sure that the funds get where they need to go and so that you can get your materials promptly.

• Participation Raffle
We will offer a raffle for participating teachers to win $150 towards materials for one teacher’s classroom materials or resources. If you win, you can decide how to spend the money to best suit your students’ needs: a Quizlet premium subscription? A set of readers? Magazines? Movies? You pick. You will get one raffle ticket entry for every 10 students who sign up. The winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the testing window.

• Outstanding teacher recognition
We also want to recognize outstanding teachers for their roles in helping students to excel in the contest. Teachers of top 10-ranked students for our chapter will receive a certificate. We will also reach out to your principals or directors to make sure that they understand what it takes for you to help your students excel. They need to know and appreciate how crucial you are and what you have done for your students! This is something that we hope to expand for future contests.

Grand Concours Survey

Bonjour à tous et à toutes!  AATF-VA is exploring options for offering scholarships to cover the Grand Concours registration fees for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  We need some information from you to help us get an idea of how many students would be eligible and interested; we would also like to use this as an opportunity to get some feedback from you about how you participate in the contest and how we might be able to increase participation.  Please fill out this survey and let us know what you are thinking.  You can fill it out even if you have not previously participated in the Grand Concours. 
the survey link  

We will send an update with details on general registration for the test as well as how to request scholarships for your students after Thanksgiving.
Merci beaucoup!

Laurel Maughan
James River High School
Français 2C, 2Honors, 3Honors, 4C, 4Honors, and 5AP
French Club and World Culture Club sponsor
Forensics Team assistant coach
Virginia AATF Executive Board member

Scholarship for attending ACTFL, NECTFL, or SCOLT

The AATF-VA will offer a $150 reimbursement to two AATF-VA Member in good standing who attend either ACTFL, NECTFL, or SCOLT. This scholarship will be awarded first come first served. Recipients will be expected to share with the AATF-VA membership a report of conference take away such as notes with links to presentations and other resources shared during sessions. Please email Catherine_Mazzola@ccpsnet.net to request the scholarship.