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Welcome to REFENS

River East French Exposure Nursery School

We offer an intro to the French language to 3 and 4 year olds

We have a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Education

We offer a dynamic program in a school setting

3 year and 4 year old french programs

REFENS Programs

Class sizes

Maximum enrollment will be 12 children per class for the 3 year old program and 15 children per class for the 4 year old program. (Classes may be cancelled, combined or re-organized if registration does not meet minimum or exceeds maximum requirements. This decision will be made by the Teacher and the Board.)

Days and Times of Operation

REFENS will operate from September to June inclusively. We follow the school calendar established by the RETSD School Board and therefore will be closed for Christmas Break, Spring Break and all statutory holidays. On some divisional and provincial in-service days, we do not have access to the classroom by decree of the River East Transcona School Board.

Arrival and Departure

All children are to be brought into and picked up from our classroom by their parent or designated escort at the appropriate times. Children must not be left unattended in the foyer, hallway or classroom at any time.

Please inform the teacher in advance if there is to be someone new dropping off or picking up your child. REFENS assumes responsibility for the child when the child is in the classroom and signed into the attendance log.

Our Teacher
Michelline Lamontagne

Bonjour! I have been lucky enough to be with River East French Exposure Nursery School since September of 1994. I love coming to our class and watching children enjoy learning, making new friends and having amazing experiences!

Our class is a place where kids learn what it is like to be part of a class. We learn how to be respectful and kind, how to responsible and creative, how to be helpful and caring all while learning and having fun!

I have learned over the years that the children will rise to your expectations if you give them the tools and the time they need to succeed. Each student who comes through our program will enter Kindergarten with the knowledge and the self -confidence they need to succeed in their next adventure.

You can teach children a lesson for a day; but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live.