Un Tasse et Muffin kickoff at L’Ecole des Glaciers 2013-09-03Revelstoke’s French-language school, Ecole des Glaciers, kicked off its school year with a Tasse et Muffin (Mug and Muffin) bright and early on Tuesday morning. This is the school’s second year of operation within the Arrow Heights Elementary School building. The school has gained a number of new students this year due to the fact that the Conseil scolaire francophone de la C.-B. (Francophone School Authority of British Columbia) changed its admission policies last spring. The policy, adopted on April 20, maintains the unalienable right, under the provisions of Article 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, of francophone parents to be eligible to have their children educated in the Conseil scolaire francophone schools of the province. It also opened the door to the admission of children whose parents are not eligible under the provisions of the Charter, but who meet other criteria, including the ability of the child and the parents to speak French. It would also extend eligibility to some children whose grandparents are francophone. Many newly eligible parents in Revelstoke leapt at the opportunity to enroll their children in the Ecole des Glaciers. David F. Rooney photoPlease click here to learn more about BC’s French-language school board.