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What’s New with PTA?

Hello MFIS parents and teachers! At our last PTA meeting, our MFIS parent in charge of the Boosterthon took us through everything it takes to put on this important fundraiser. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so important for the school, and the kids really get into it! After the meeting, the kids who attended all huddled around the leaderboard in the main hallway to see which classes had the most students registered 🙂 Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Next week Monday, January 23, we are in need of volunteers to help organize and deliver the boosterthon prizes for students. If you’re interested please sign up for a time slot here From 9:00-11:00, the PTA will also be serving coffee and hosting a parent chat in room 121 – a great opportunity to find out what’s happening at the school and connect with fellow parents. MFIS apparel will also be available to check out and purchase.

The MPS Enrollment fair is Saturday, February 4th from 9:00 – 12:00 at North Division High School. We’re looking for MFIS parents to help tell incoming students and parents all about MFIS. If you’re interested, please email Our funding is linked to enrollment so we really want to encourage students and parents to choose our wonderful school!

Our school Mardi Gras celebration (the evening of Thursday, February 16th) will be here before we know it. We’re so excited to be putting on an in-person event this year! It takes lots of volunteers and great ideas to make this a really excellent party, so if you’d like to help out, please send an e-mail to

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, February 9th @ 6:00 pm. 

Being a PTA member is a great way to stay informed about MFIS happenings, and a great place to share your ideas, questions, and energy!

You can become a member by visiting our memberhub page and then scrolling down to the PTA icon on our products page

PTA memberships are $10 for individuals and $15 for families for the year.

Let’s Welcome Our New Principal, Mme Harer!

Mrs. Jenna Harer, Principal

Bonjour et Bienvenue! My name is Mrs. Jenna Harer, Principal.

I am excited and thrilled to be your new Principal at Milwaukee French Immersion, and look forward to meeting all of my families and scholars.

This is my 15th year in education whereas I taught in Latin America for 6 years before moving to Milwaukee, WI. I’ve held various positions with Milwaukee Public Schools as an educator district wide. The last 3 years I was a middle school Assistant Principal in the Waukesha School District before returning back to serve in my community.

We all know that last year was an excruciating one for all, especially our children with continued uncertainty due to the pandemic. Rest assure that MFIS will be the rock for our families and scholars. Our commitment is to have the safest school year possible while continuing to provide a world class education.

PTA President’s Letter

Bonjour and Bienvenue!  

Whether you’re a current PTA member, a school family considering joining, or just want to know more about our organization and the school we support, we’re thrilled to have you visiting our website.  That’s because we at MFIS PTA are proud of our long tradition of working alongside the Milwaukee French Immersion School staff to provide the best learning environment for our kids.  We can’t brag enough about the benefits of immersion language learning or the diverse francophone culture that’s been cultivated here over the more than 40 years that MFIS has been serving Milwaukee kids.  

PTA is proud to serve as a resource to our families.  We strive to ensure that families have all of the information that they need to be successful at our school.  We advocate for student and community needs.  And we partner with the teachers and staff to ensure that they have the resources to teach our kids, and are shown appreciation for all they do! From raising our collective voice to ensure that our neighborhood is safe for our children to recommending improvements in our building facilities or school practices, our focus is always the children at our school.  These are our kids, and our future.

From the first day of school, we’re there for our families, on the playground to offer coffee and hugs to parents who are sending their kids into the world for the first (or second, third, or fourth) time. Throughout the year, you’ll find PTA hosting events such as Math and Literacy Night, which encourage families to engage in fun and academically-supportive activities that support the school’s learning goals for the students.  Our biggest event of the year, Mardi Gras, is a carnival-style celebration that brings our community together to socialize, eat, dance, and play games as we celebrate a tradition shared with French-speakers around the world!  Even in the era of COVID, we’ve found ways to create and support a sense of community that leads to new relationships that last a lifetime.  Even as your K4 student finds their new best friend, you may find yours among the members of the MFIS PTA!

If you’re a member of the MFIS community, we hope you’ll consider joining us in implementing the PTA mission: “Every child. One voice.”
À bientôt!

Jessica Quintanilla
MFIS PTA  President, 2021-22