Camp Street Campus
Dear ISL Families,
November brings beautiful autumn weather and the season of Thanksgiving. At ISL we celebrate culture and traditions from around the world. Thanksgiving is an American tradition that we like to share with the many people we work with from around the world who so generously share their language, culture and traditions with us. We at International School of Louisiana are very thankful for the tremendous support we have received from the entire community. We are fortunate to have dedicated parents, students and teachers who work tirelessly to uphold the mission of providing a challenging education in an immersion environment that supports diversity and community responsibility.
People often associate Thanksgiving with the pilgrims. However it was not a national holiday until the mid-1800’s when it was declared so by then president Abraham Lincoln. Below is an expert from his proclamation.
“It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens.”
- Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation October 3, 1863
In addition to the Thanksgiving holiday the following events will take place at school.
- Winter Bazaar
- Algiers Holiday Celebration with ISL students singing on the Ferry
- Open Houses
- Campus tours
- Coffee and Cookies delivered
- One App Opened November 4, 2013
- PTO meetings
- Thanksgiving Break
Please look at the school calendar for dates and times specific to each campus – Olivier and Camp St.
We wish you all the best during the holiday season.
Melanie Tennyson & Rosa Alvarado