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lower school student pours Moroccan tea
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French Club Hosts Activities During National French Week

During National French Week, the Bolles French Club hosted activities on the Upper School San Jose Campus that explored five French-speaking countries: Senegal, Canada, Haiti, France and Morocco.  

The general student body was invited to participate in campus-wide activities starting November 6.

  • Monday – Senegal
    Students challenged their friends to games of wure/awale in Bolles Hall lobby during Activities and lunch, with winners earning a coupon for a crêpe.
  • Tuesday - Canada
    The French Club made and served maple syrup candy called tire d’érable, or maple syrup poured over snow.
  • Wednesday – Haiti
    Bulldogs competed in a chasse au trésor, or a scavenger hunt, to win coupons for crêpes. Those who participated sent pictures of themselves at the last location to claim their prizes.
  • Thursday – France
    The French Club sold crêpes during Activities and lunch by the Bent Center patio.
  • Friday – Morocco
    Bulldog parent Stacey Bouziane provided Moroccan mint tea for students to enjoy during Activities. Upper school French teacher Sara Phillips-Bourass’ daughter joined the club members to pour tea on the San Jose Campus.

Bolles students also participated in the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) National Francophone Culture Trivia Contest. French 2 student Rashi Kumawat ’26 won the beginner level of the competition, while French 3 Honors student Michael Bianco ’26 came out on top in the intermediate/advanced level.

A big “merci beaucoup” to the Bolles French Club for hosting these activities – especially French Club president Isabel Bassin ’24, who organized all the student helpers! The week also wouldn’t have been possible without support from the FLIK staff, which helped with the club’s “snow” for the maple syrup candy, and Assistant Head of Upper School Piper Moyer-Shad ’91 and IT technician Jacob Winkle, who arranged music to play on campus between classes.

To view pictures of National French Week activities, visit our online photo gallery.