This morning Owen asked me “are we going to be late?”  I said, sorry, yes a bit late.  He said “Dad,  I love French school and I don’t want to be late.” Crane Harvey, father of Owen, who is 3 years old (June 2016).

Hi Shannon,

I want to thank you again for such a great two day workshop. Your passion, enthusiasm, and expertise were appreciated.  What a great way to learn, having you as a model for us. C. Young, teacher in Merritt (Oct 2015).

He loves you guys so much. It's so great as a working mother to know that he is somewhere where he is happy, and other people care as much about him as I do!  Zahra Rasul, mother of Kira, Qais & Xavier.

Mme Bourbonnais, Its been a very long time, so hopefully you remember me from YHS. I just wanted to say hello. I'm so happy to see that you are still teaching (at your own school!), as you remain one of my most memorable and patient teachers to date. Melissa da Silva, whom I taught in Grade 11 at York House in 2002-2003 (and whose artwork I still cherish...which my girls begged to put in their playroom).

I am so glad that we put Gabby into your French preschool..for her confidence and for her transition into French Immersion. Haley Barton, mother of Gabby who now attends Trafalgar French Immersion School.

Thanks for your incredible passion, patience and support that was given to Nathan. We can feel how much he misses you even after regular school days. That means a lot to him and us. Melanie & Lawrence, parents of Nathan who currently attends my preschool.

Shannon, You are absolutely wonderful! I forwarded your email to Andrew and he asked if you run a Kindergarten that we could send Lily to next year! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support. Golnaz, mother of Lily, who attends my preschool.

Just a quick note to tell you that the locals have been commenting on what wonderful French the boys have-both Frazer and should be proud! Paula Mohammed, mother of Spencer and Frazer, who both attended my Preschool, and who now attend Queen Elizabeth French Immersion School.

I thought you'd be interested to know that yesterday, totally unprompted, Tess said that French club makes all the difference in her French ability. She wants to do club next year too, and hopes you'll let her volunteer when she's at high school. Sandy Lloyd, mother of Tess who attends York House School.

Thank you so much for your brilliant efforts yesterday! We are so fortunate to have you and your school in our lives! Cheryl, mom of Gregor who attended my Preschool and who now attends Jules Quesnel French Immersion School.

Shannon, This has been hands down the best program that Alexander has ever attended. Your commitment to baking and cooking healthy treats was so appreciated. He can't wait for the next cooking camp and a huge merci!
Tara Parker Tait, mom of Alexander who is a regular at my Holiday Camps.

We feel that Leighton's experience at La petite école with you has provided such a positive early educational experience for her..Thank you again! Paige, mother of Leighton who is now in JK at Crofton House School.

Noaah LOVES your class and can't wait for Wednesday!
Rongrong, mother of Noaah who attended my Preschool and who is now at Saint Georges in Grade 1.

Dominique really enjoys your class and looks forward to it every week. She even chooses to read French books now for her daily reading homework. Hildegarde, mom of Dominque who attends York House School.

Madeleine was thrilled with her first French lesson with you, so thank you for all that you did to accommodate her needs. I thought you might like to see this response from Madeleine: "Please tell her that I LOVE French class, and that it is a great fit for me!"
Miranda, mother of Madeleine in high school.

Shannon, thanks so much for your energy and expertise that you have shown with our district. I look forward to working with you in the future. S. Petrucci, Assistant Superintendent SD60.

Dear Madame Bourbonnais, We would like to thank you for being the best "first teacher" that Kalla could have asked for. We will cherish the songs, the artwork, and the all the photos you send us. Nicole and Eric, parents of Kalla.

Sofia was thrilled, all smiles as she came out and kept telling me how she loved her new French class and would go every day...I am so impressed with your approach and the space too-so bright and happy, even on such a rainy day. Smiljka, mother of Sofia, who attended my After School French Program.