BANQUET - 30th Anniversary of French Club - Saturday night, June 1 ,2013 at TAIX Restaurant in L.A.
The 30th Anniversary French Club Banquet is going to be amazing! We have almost 100 French Club members and guests who will be attending!! Approx. 30 current members, approx. 20 Staff members, and approx. 50 former members and EF Tours Travelers.
Current French Club members- we are NOT taking a bus to the banquet. Everybody has to arrange his/her own transportation. If you don't have a ride yet, see Mrs. K. TODAY!! Don't wait till the meeting next Wed., May 29 because we will be super busy with elections at that meeting.
Below is the flyer for grads and Staff members:
FRIENDS OF BGHS FRENCH CLUB
Former members, alumni, Staff - past and present, EF Tours Travelers
Anybody who can pronounce “escargot”!
Vous êtes cordialement invités à participer au dîner de gala de fin d’année
qui aura lieu samedi, le premier juin 2013 de 18h00 à 22h00.
Bell Gardens High School French Club is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. You are cordially invited to attend our End of the Year Banquet honoring this year’s members and members from the past 30 years.
Les Frères TAIX French Restaurant
1911 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 www.taixfrench.com
Saturday, June 1 6:00pm – 10:00 pm
Menu : Escargot in the shell et Paté
Soupe (potato leek) et Salade vinaigrette,
Bœuf bourguignonne or Chicken Tarragon or Veg. pasta
Dessert - Une grande surprise! Dress Code - Ooh! La!La!
Payment due by May 1 for current BGHS students
due by May 8 for Staff and alumni
Cost: $40.00 - Current Students - pay Madame K. in Room 203
STAFF AND ALUMNI -Please make check to Bell Gardens High School.
Send to: Debbi Kightlinger Bell Gardens High School
6119 Agra Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Staff and Alumni
- - - - - - - - - - Cut off and send with check by May 8. - - - - - - - -
BGHS alumni? What year? ___________ Amount enclosed______________
Choice - please check one: Beef_____ Chicken_____ Vegetarian______
Contact info – whatever you want (email/address/phone)
RENAISSANCE FAIRE - Saturday, April 13, 2013
Trip to Renaissance Faire was Saturday, April 13. We had a great time even though we were a small group. Check out the photos.
Check out the website: http://www.renfair.com/socal/
Renaissance Faire - April 2013
Medieval Times - Sun., March 3
Over 35 French Club members went to Medieval Times on Sunday, March 3. We had a great time cheering for the Red Knight and eating delicious food with our hands!
FRENCH CLUB 2012-2013
Bienvenue au Club de Francais!
French Club meets every Wednesday at Nutrition in Room 203.
French Club Officers:
President: Destiny Ramirez
Vice President: Elena Chavez
Treasurer: Ana Orozco
Secretary: Nancy Muniz
Publicity: Martha Jaimez
Historian: Kevin Nunez
Cabinet Members: Cynthia Martinez, Nicholas Vera, Gabriela Camarillo
What is French Club and how do I join?
French Club is one of the largest and most popular clubs on campus. This year we are celebrating 30 years of French Club!!!! It is open to anyone interested in French culture. You don't have to be enrolled in French class to be a member. Our first big event this year was the play "The Fools" by Moliere (the "French Shakespeare") in Santa Monica. We plan to go to Medieval Times in March, the annual Boum de Noel (Christmas Party), a trip to see the new movie version of Les Miserables in January, another movie trip in January to see the 3-D movie version of Cirque du Soleil, and the biggest and best end of the year French Club Banquet ever! Other possible events include Renaissance Faire, Friday French Film Fests, and holiday parties. Come to the meetings and help decide which events we want to plan and vote on a design for the club shirt. You will need to fill out an application form, get it signed by your parent/guardian, and turn in $3.00 dues. Don't miss out on the fun!!
French Club Shirts and Sweatshirts
French Club Shirts and Sweatshirts have all been picked up. Let's pick a date for another Yearbook Photo for students in their shirts.
Santa Monica Playhouse- THE FOOLS - a comedy by Moliere - Sat., Oct.13, 2012
Our trip to see THE FOOLS was a big success- "un succes fou"! We had over 30 French Club members plus 8 Drama students from Mr. G. Rodriguez's Drama classes Faculty Chaperones (Mr. Bentley) and some BGHS retirees. The play was a very funny comedy with original songs written by the producers of the show. We were so impressed with this Repertory Theater- they act, they sing, they dance, they fence, they swing, they sew their own costumes, they do it all! Very talented performers and wonderful warm-hearted people. They spent approx. 15 minutes after the show doing a "Talk Back" with the audience - answering all of our questions about the play and acting as a career/passion. We were surprised to learn that the handsome Marquis is a Huntington Park English teacher by day and actor by night. His beautiful leading lady Orphice has been in over 100 plays at the Santa Monica Playhouse and starred in her first play there at age 8! The cast also called Madame Kightlinger up to the stage after the show and presented her with a certificate honoring her for 30 years of sharing her love of French and Moliere with her students. Everybody loved this very funny comedy by Moliere and a special eveing in Santa Monica. We hope to go there again.
This was our first BIG event of the year - a trip to Santa Monica to see a play and eat dinner before the show. Click on this link to check out the Play called THE FOOLS at Santa Monica Playhouse. http://santamonicaplayhouse.com/
It's a very funny comedy written originally in French by France's most famous playwright- Moliere - sometimes called "The French Shakespeare". Read all about him on this link: http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc35.html
The Santa Monica Playhouse only has 64 seats - we had 50 of them! The price was $30 per person and included the play, the bus, and a delicious dinner at the theater before the show (Menu du Jour - salad, chicken, potatoes, veg, roll, and beverage).
Students had an hour before the show to have fun at the Santa Monica Pier http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/attractions/santa-monica-pier/ http://pacpark.com/mobile/tickets.php or shopping on the Pedestrians Only 3rd Street Promenade: http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/shopping/downtown/
Moliere's The Fools in Santa Monica
French Club Banquet -TAIX Restaurant June 2012
PAST EVENTS 2012-2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 - We drove to the UA Twin Theaters in the Cerritos Mall and saw the musical Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seifried. It was fantastique! We loved it, especially French 5/6 & AP students who had read the abridged version in French in class. We also stopped at a patisserie and creperie for dinner - Bon appétit!
Wed., Dec.18 - Our Boum de Noel Holiday Party was fantastique! Over 40 members attended after school in Room 203. We enjoyed ham and cheese croissant sandwiches, French cheeses, French pastries, European cookies, and chocolate truffles.
Friday, Nov.30 - Our second Friday French Film Fest - Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyeux_No%C3%ABl This movie is based on a true story on the battlefield between France and Germany during WWI when the soldiers declared a Christmas Eve truce. We had a good turnout and several members of History Club joined us.
Friday, Nov. 2 - our first Friday French Film Fest - Phantom of the Opera - the musical. We had a small turnout but we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful musical version of Gaston Leroux's novel wrtten in French in 1909.
PAST EVENTS - 2011-2012
BANQUET Our Banquet Friday, June 1 at TAIX French restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles was fantastique! http://taixfrench.com/ They served escargots in the shell, delicious country paté, soup, clam chowder, Main dish- chicken or pot roast, and Creme Brulee or Mousse for dessert. There were Prizes for top fundraisers and Recognition/Farewell awards for Seniors.
Cinco de Mayo fair was great! We sold 35 La Pizza Loca pizzas!
PIRATES Dinner Adventure Show in Buena Park was Friday, May 4 - it was a lot of fun-Aaaaaargh!! http://www.piratesdinneradventureca.com/ Interesting facts about French Pirates: http://piratemaster.wetpaint.com/thread/684250/French+Pirates Read about 34 French pirates. Be sure to click on Jean Laffitte- the most famous, fiendish pirate of them all! Fun kids Pirate website- music, graphics, games, etc. http://www.papillion.com/kidpirates/
We had a great time at our Friday French Film Fest- March 23 after school. Everybody enjoyed the movie: The Adventures of TinTin. Did you know that TinTin was created by a Belgian comic book artist? Read about the movie and the actors: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin_(film)
Friday French Film Fest - March 2- Moulin Rouge. We really enjoyed watching the movie on the big screen in Monsieur Kightlinger's room in spite of some technical difficulties. This film has great music and dancing!
Mardi Gras Party was a lot of fun on Wed., Feb.22. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
CAN CAN - We had a great time at the musical theater production of Can Can at the Huntington Beach Playhouse on Friday, Jan.20th! We especially enjoyed dinner before at a fun creperie in Huntington Beach- Rockin Crepes.
Cirque du Soleil- IRIS - Friday, Dec.16. We had a fantastic time at this amazing show!
BOUM DE NOEL on Wed., Dec.7 was a great success.
Getty Museum and Farmer's Market in October was a great trip.